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Introductory General Chemistry
INTRO GEN CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 101 CREDITS:  4
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: An introductory course covering basic concepts in general chemistry. The course is designed for students in home economics, nursing, agriculture, biology, and other areas that require a broad introduction to general and inorganic chemistry. It serves as a preparation for Chem 150. This course includes a lecture and laboratory experience.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, 1st and 2nd Summer Blocks
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Matter, energy, and measurement, conversions of units, atoms, the periodic table, ionic and molecular compounds, shapes of molecules, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solutions, reaction rates, equilibrium, acids and bases, nuclear chemistry, and basic chemistry laboratory techniques.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Explore the role of measurements in understanding and quantifying principles of chemistry.

Understand the structure of matter on atomic and molecular levels and its correlation to chemical and physical properties.

Comprehend quantitative relationships in chemical equations.

Identify types of chemical reactions.

Understand the energetics and kinetics of chemical reactions.

Characterize the differences in the states of matter and the unique properties associated with each.
REQUIREMENTS: Varies by instructor, generally there are quizzes, exams, and 10 laboratory experiments.
PREREQUISITES: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Math 108 or higher
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2001