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General Chemistry
GENERAL CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 105 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The first semester of a year-long course designed to meet the general chemistry requirements in engineering, science, and pre-professional majors. Topics include: physical and chemical changes, scientific method, uncertainty in measurements, energy transformations, stoichiometry, classes of chemical reactions, naming compounds, properties of acids and bases, electrolytes and solution properties, atomic structure, bonding, VSEPR and molecular geometry, states of matter, gas laws, intermolecular forces, and colligative properties. (Offered Fall, Winter, 1st Summer Term and 2nd Summer Term)
DESCRIPTION: The first semester of a year long course designed to meet the general chemistry requirements in engineering, science, and pre-professional majors.
TOPICS: Physical and chemical changes, scientific method, uncertainty in measurements, energy transformations, stoichiometry, classes of chemical reactions, naming compounds, properties of acids and bases, electrolytes and solution properties, atomic structure, bonding, VSEPR and molecular geometry, states of matter, gas laws, intermolecular forces, and colligative properties. The laboratory component of the course teaches standard laboratory techniques and emphasizes the role quantitative measurements play in extracting chemically useful information.
OBJECTIVES: Introduce students to the facts, concepts, and vocabulary of chemistry that will enable them to make informed decisions on issues that involve chemical concepts. Give opportunity to use the scientific method to formulate explanations for events in the natural world. Explore the role of measurements in the development of these explanations and the use of logic to test the validity of claims. Show relationships of chemistry to other desciplines, such as mathematics and the biological sciences. Demonstrate the application of chemistry concepts in the everyday world. Give opportunity to apply learned concepts in new situations of both practical and theoretical significance. Give opportunity to read selected scientific materials and apply appropriate language to describe and analyze scientific events. Develop students' scientific problem solving skills through sequential, mathematically oriented assignments.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies with instructor. Typically there are 5 exams, 10 quizzes, and 10 lab experiments. Some sections may require writing or Internet assignments.
PREREQUISITES: Students without high school chemistry or Chem 101 must have completed Math 110 or higher with at least a C prior to taking Chem 105. Students with high school chemistry or Chem 101 must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Math 110 or higher.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983