SRJC Course Outlines

12/10/2023 9:14:38 AMCHEM 4B Course Outline as of Spring 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 4BTitle:  GEN CHEM WITH QUANT  
Full Title:  General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis
Last Reviewed:2/24/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled6.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled105.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total9.00 Contact Total157.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 262.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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A continuation of Chemistry 4A. The second semester in an intensive one - year program that includes physical inorganic and analytical chemistry, as well as quantitative and instrumental analysis. Recommended for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical or Life Science majors, and pre-Professional Health students.

Course Completion of CHEM 4A

Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Second semester of a one year program of general chemistry with quantitative and instrumental analysis.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHEM 4A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Fall 2018
Natural Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981Fall 2018
 B3Laboratory Activity  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 1981Fall 2018
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2018
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2018
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 120S General Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM1A AND CHEM1B OR CHEM4A AND CHEM4B OR CHEM3A AND CHEM3AL AND CHEM3B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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After successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1.  Identify factors that affect the rate of a chemical reaction, and measure those rates experimentally in order to determine a rate law for that reaction.
2.  Describe phenomena related to nuclear chemistry and radioactivity and perform associated calculations.
3.  Use bonding theories such as molecular orbital theory and hybridization to explain the bonding in transition metal complexes.
4.  Apply the laws of thermodynamics to chemical reactions and chemical equilibrium.
5.  Apply the principles of electrochemistry in the construction of galvanic and electrolytic cells.
6.  Describe specific chemical behavior of various categories of elements on the periodic table.
7.  Recognize, name, and draw the structures of some organic chemical compounds.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture Material
1.  Chemical Kinetics
2.  Nuclear Chemistry and Radioactivity
3.  Advanced topics in chemical bonding including transition metal complexes
4.  Thermodynamics and Chemical Equilibrium
5.  Electrochemistry
6.  Descriptive Chemistry
7.  Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Laboratory Material
1.  Advanced Titration Methods (i.e. potentiometric)
2.  Chemical Kinetics
3.  Chemical Synthesis of Organic & Inorganic Compounds
4.  Nuclear Decay Rates
5.  Electrochemistry
6.  Gas Chromatography
7.  Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy
8.  UV-Visible Spectrometry
9.  IR Spectroscopy
10. The use of spreadsheets for computation in the laboratory

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1.  Specific reading and study assignments from the lecture textbook (10-30 pp per week)
2.  Completion of recommended end-of-chapter problems (15-20 per week)
3.  Laboratory experiments and accompanying reports, including those based
entirely on quantitative results
4.  Midterm Exams, Quizzes, Final Exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 25%
Written homework, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 45%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Class performances, Lab skill technique/accuracy of lab results
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Multiple choice, Completion, Problem solving & short essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Attendance, assignments submitted on time, improvement demonstrated on final exam

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, LeMay, Bursten; Prentice Hall
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change by Silberberg, McGraw
Hill, 2006
Principles of Modern Chemistry by Oxtoby, Gillis, Nachtrieb, Brooks/Cole,
Chemistry by Zumdahl, Houghton Mifflin, 2004
Chemistry Principles by Zumdahl, Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity by Kotz, Treichel, Weaver, Brooks/Cole
Lab Manuals
Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry: The Central Science, by Nelson and
Kemp, Prentice Hall, Current edition
Experiments in General Chemistry by Greco, Rickard, Weiss, Prentice Hall, Current edition
Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Daniel Harris, WH Freeman Publishing, Current edition
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry by Skoog, West, and Holler, Saunders, Current edition

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