ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGEACADEMICS · ADMISSIONS · FINANCIAL AID · CAMPUS LIFE · ATHLETICS · APPLY NOW · DIRECTORY · CALENDAR · NEWS

CHM 101 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

CHM 101 – College Chemistry I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  CHM 101 College Chemistry I

Credit Hours:  4                .0            Contact Hours:  6.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in MTH 092, ENG 096 and RDG 096 or ESL 105/106. High school chemistry or CHM 100 and MTH 100 strongly recommended.

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course covers the major concepts of general chemistry which will include the states and properties of matter and energy, atomic structure, the mole concept and stoichiometry, solutions, acid/base chemistry, and equilibrium. Laboratory sessions will be included. This course is designed to provide appropriate chemistry background for nursing and health students.

General Education Goals: CHM 101 is affirmed in the following General Education Foundation Category:  Scientific Knowledge and Reasoning.  The corresponding General Education Goal is as follows:   Students will use the scientific method of inquiry through the acquisition of scientific knowledge.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts and theories of chemistry;
  2. utilize various qualitative and quantitative problem-solving and critical-thinking techniques to perform experimental procedures investigating chemical phenomena and to analyze collected experimental data; and
  3. utilize triple beam balances, top loader balances, pH meters, basic laboratory glassware and other laboratory equipment effectively as tools in carrying out experiments investigating chemical phenomena.