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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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CHM 165 - General Chemistry I

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

4 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Total Lab Hours: 45
Course Description:
This course is a study of the following topics: stoichiometry, atomic structure, solutions, acids-bases, and oxidation-reduction. This course is intended for science, engineering, pre-vet, pre-dental, and pre-optometry majors. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the concepts, which is a skill that should be beneficial in any/all types of careers. This course will also help students gain scientific literacy which will be of vital significance when making important life decisions. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area. Three hours lecture, three hours lab.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: MAT-035 Mastery of Math VI or equivalent and high school chemistry

Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: ebook/Access Code: $119.99 (charged once per term for all courses that use Cengage Unlimited)

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

1: To correctly use chemical concepts and methods to collect data, to organize the data, and draw proper conclusions from the data.

2: To effectively communicate chemical data, questions, and conclusions by both written and verbal methods.

3: To use chemical data and conclusions in an ethically acceptable and responsible manner.

Unit Objectives:

Outcome 1: Understand the basic concepts of measurement as it applies to chemistry.

Outcome 2: Develop laboratory techniques and interpret chemical concepts from experimentation.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate an understanding of the basic structure of matter.

Outcome 4: Know the structure of the atom as it applies to chemistry and demonstrate this understanding.

Outcome 5: Develop an appreciation for the significance of the PeriodicTable to chemistry and show this appreciation.

Outcome 6: Develop a basic understanding of molecules and demonstrate this understanding.

Outcome 7: Become familiar with basic concept of a solution (aqueous) and demonstrate this familiarity.

Outcome 8: Develop a qualitative understanding of chemical reactions and demonstrate this understanding.

Outcome 9: Become familiar with the mole system and demonstrate this familiarity.

Outcome 10: Demonstrate an understanding of basic stoichiometry and show this understanding.

Outcome 11: Develop an understanding of the advanced stoichiometry topics of thermochemistry and gas stoichiometry and show this understanding.

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