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SUNY Broome Community College
  Feb 20, 2018
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CHM 141 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry I

Introductory treatment of general chemistry for the non-science student emphasizing applications of chemistry in everyday life.  Measurements, atoms and bonding, the states of matter, nuclear processes, oxidation and reduction, solutions, acids and bases.  Applications include energy sources, effects of radiation, the environment, life processes, testing of advertising claims.  For Liberal Arts non-science students.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  MAT 092 Foundations for College Math II

Corequisite:  CHM 141L General, Organic, and Biochemistry I Laboratory

Credits: 3
3 Class Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Understand the chemical and physical properties of matter.
2.  Understand basic metric and scientific measurements.
3.  Perform mathematical manipulations such as unit analysis with proper attention to units and significant figures.
4.  Understand the basic model of the atom.
5.  Determine names and formulas of simple binary and ternary compounds.
6.  Perform basic mathematic manipulations relative to simple chemical calculations.
7.  Use the concept of the mole in quantitative chemical calculations.
8.  Balance chemical equations.
9.  Calculate amounts of chemicals involved in reactions.
10.  Understand the factors involved in the physical states of matter.
11.  Calculate and utilize solution concentration units such as molarity.
12.  Identify oxidation and reduction reactions.
13.  Use concepts of pH in acidic and basic solutions.
14.  Predict shape and geometry of simple molecules.

Methods of Assessing Outcomes:

The expected learning outcomes will be assessed through the use of four exams.

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