CHM 103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
CHM 103 – General Chemistry I
Course Number & Name: CHM 103 General 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, and CHM 100 or high school chemistry
Co-requisites: None Concurrent Courses: None
Course Description: This is a transfer course in chemistry for chemistry, biology, pre-med, and engineering students. Principles and concepts of stoichiometry, thermochemistry, ionic and molecular equilibria, and kinetics are covered. Also included is a brief introduction to organic nomenclature. Emphasis is on problem solving. Laboratory work is coordinated with lectures and numerous problem-solving sessions.
General Education Goals: CHM 103 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:
- use mathematical skills proficiently to rearrange equations, determine significant figures, compute and round off numbers, and implement scientific notation
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of chemistry, which are part of the general education required for many professionals;
- utilize critical thinking techniques to reason, listen, follow directions, make observations, and draw conclusions;
- convert word problems to the appropriate mathematical language and solve them quantitatively;
- apply proficient laboratory skills; and
- demonstrate knowledge of more advanced concepts of chemistry including stoichiometry, chemical bonding, the kinetic molecular theory, and solutions.