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General Chemistry
GENERAL CHEM
CLASS CODE: CHEM 105H CREDITS:  4 FEE:  $5.00
DIVISION: GENERAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT: HONORS PROGRAM
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Physical Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION:
TAUGHT:
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND 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 explanation 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 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 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.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1998