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General Chemistry
GENERAL CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 106 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: The second semester of a year-long course designed to meet the general chemistry requirements in engineering, science, and pre-professional majors. Topics include: chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, general chemical equilibria, acid and base equilibria, pH, buffers, ionic compound solubility and equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic nomenclature. (Offered Fall, Winter, 1st Summer Term and 2nd Summer Term)
DESCRIPTION: The second semester of a year long course designed to meet the general chemistry requirements in engineering, science, and pre-professional majors.
TOPICS: Chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, general chemical equilibria, acid and base equilibria, pH, buffers, ionic compound solubility and equilibria, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic nomenclature. The laboratory component of the course teaches standard laboratory techniques and emphasizes the role quantitative measurements play in extracting chemically useful information. The laboratory component also reinforces the equilibria concepts through the application of these principles in the qualitative analysis of cations and anions.
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 measurement in the development of these explanations and the use of logic to test the validity of claims. Show relationships of chemistry to other disciplines, 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: Completion of Chem 105 with at least a C is required. Completion of Math 110 or higher level mathematics with at least a C is required.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1983