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CHM 141 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry I

CHM 141 is the first course of a two semester sequence in general, organic, and biochemistry.  This course will offer an overview of general chemistry primarily intended for health science students but appropriate for others looking for an introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry topics.  Applications include energy sources, effects of radiation, the environment, and life processes.

Credits: 4
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. Demonstrate scientific reasoning applied to the natural world, including:
    -   an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of data analysis or mathematical modeling and
    -   the application of scientific data, concepts, and models in the context of chemistry, a natural science.
  2. Apply basic theories of the structure and behavior of atoms and molecules and recognize the chemical and physical properties of matter, including the factors involved in the physical states of matter.
  3. Perform basic metric and scientific measurements, use mathematical manipulations such as unit analysis and simple chemical calculations, including gas laws and their applications, with proper attention to units and significant figures.
  4. Determine names and formulas of simple binary and ternary compounds and identify, balance, write, and predict products in simple inorganic reactions, including oxidation/reduction reactions, acid/base reactions, and nuclear reactions.
  5. Use the concept of the mole in quantitative chemical calculations, including the amounts of chemicals involved in reactions, the reversibility of reactions/chemical equilibrium, and the calculation of pH and solution concentration.