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CHEM& 140 General Chem Prep w/Lab • 6 Cr.




Preparatory chemistry for science and engineering majors intending to take the general chemistry series (161/162 /163). Topics include: atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, bonding, acids-bases, and oxidation-reduction. A quantitative approach and problem solving is emphasized. Prerequisite: Math 099 (with C or better) or placement into Math 141 or higher.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Define chemistry as a scientific study of matter and its transformations and the scientific method as a way to acquire knowledge.
  • Apply precision, accuracy, and safe lab practices in taking measurements in support of scientific observation.
  • Develop problem-solving skills related to unit conversions, stoichiometric quantification of chemical reactions, and solution chemistry.
  • Extract information about an element from the periodic table: for example; the symbol, atomic number, atomic weight, and the number of protons and electrons.
  • Identify the relationship between the position of an element on the periodic table and its atomic structure and physical/chemical properties.
  • Explain the concept of the mole and molar mass and how they relate balanced chemical reaction equations.
  • Write the formulas and names for ionic and covalent compounds using the Periodic Table.
  • Describe the structure and properties of matter based on ionic/covalent bonding and intermolecular forces.



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