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CHM 090 - Preparatory Chemistry

Introductory course in chemistry emphasizing problem solving techniques related to chemical concepts.  Atomic structure, stoichiometry, metric units, chemical bonding.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  MAT 096 Elementary Algebra and Trigonometry

Credits: 0
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

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

  1. Understand the general and physical properties of matter.
  2. Understand the basic model of the atom.
  3. Determine names and formulas of simple binary compounds and simple acids.
  4. Perform basic algebraic manipulations to relative to simple chemical calculations.
  5. Perform mathematical manipulations such as unit analysis with proper attention to units and significant figures.
  6. Use the concept of the mole in quantitative chemical calculations.
  7. Balance chemical equations.
  8. Calculate amounts of chemicals involved in reactions.
  9. Calculate and utilize solution concentration units such as molarity.
  10. Classify chemical reactions.
  11. Use concepts of pH in acidic and basic solutions.
  12. Predict shape and geometry of simple molecules.
  13. Understand the ideal gas law and its application in quantitative problems.

Methods of Assessing Outcomes:

The expected learning outcomes will be assessed through the use of homework assignments and/or quizzes, chapter exams, and the final exam.