SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 7:09:44 PMCHEM 4A Course Outline as of Spring 2008

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 4ATitle:  GEN CHEM WITH QUANT  
Full Title:  General Chemistry with Quantitative Analysis
Last Reviewed:10/14/2013

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
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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First half of intensive one-year program covering physical inorganic and analytical chemistry; laboratory includes quantitative and instrumental analysis. Subject matter of Chemistry 5 (Quantitative Analysis) is included in this sequence. Recommended for Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, preprofessional, and physical or life science majors.

Chemistry 51 or Chemistry 42 (formerly Chemistry 55) or placement on the Chemistry Diagnostic Test AND completion of Math 155.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

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

Prerequisites:Chemistry 51 or Chemistry 42 (formerly Chemistry 55) or placement on the Chemistry Diagnostic Test AND completion of Math 155.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
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 110 General Chemistry for Science Majors I, with Lab SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM1A OR CHEM4A OR CHEM3A AND CHEM3AL
 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.  Perform calculations and solve word problems related to chemistry-
specific topics.
2.  Describe matter and its trasformations according to the atomic theory,
and the theories of chemical bonding; and write and classify balanced
chemical equations.
3.  Relate chemical reactions to associated changes in energy.
4.  Correctly identify, name, and write the formula for inorganic
5.  Recognize trends in chemical properties as related to the periodic
table of the elements, and use data on the periodic table of elements to
perform calculations.
6.  Collect and analyze scientific data in the laboratory using a computer
interface and several common laboratory instruments.
7. Apply the principles of quantitative analysis in a laboratory setting.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture Material
1.  Matter
2.  Scientific Measurement/Uncertainty
3.  Atomic Theory
4.  Bonding and Molecular Shape
5.  Inorganic Nomenclature
6.  The Mole
7.  Calculations and chemical reactions
8.  Types of Chemical Reactions
9.  Microscopic Picture of the States of Matter
10. Gas Laws
11. Thermodynamics
12. Periodic Trends
13. Intermolecular Forces
14. Properties of Mixtures
Laboratory Material
1.  Laboratory Safety
2.  Laboratory techniques
   a. the measure and transfer of liquids
   b. determining mass using a balance
   c. creating solutions of known concentration
3.  Maintaining a Laboratory Data Notebook
4.  Graphing data obtained in the laboratory
5.  Analysis of yields and experimental errors obtained in the laboratory
6.  Writing laboratory reports
7.  Using a computer interface to collect data
8.  Calibrating laboratory glassware
9.  Gravimetric and titrimetric analysis

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1.  Specific reading and study assignments from the lecture textbook
(averaging 25-30 pages per week).
2.  Completion of recommended end-of-chapter problems
(averaging 15-20 per week).
3.  Laboratory experiments and accompanying reports
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 - 30%
Written homework, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 70%
Homework problems, Lab reports, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Class performances, Lab skill tech/accur lab rslts
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, Completion, Prob 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
Chemical 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
Experiments in General Chemistry by Greco, Rickard, Weiss, Prentice Hall
Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Daniel Harris, WH Freeman Publishing
Fundamentals of Analytical Chemistry by Skoog, West and Holler,Saunders

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