SRJC Course Outlines

9/29/2020 5:19:23 PMCHEM 3AL Course Outline as of Fall 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 3ALTitle:  GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1: LAB  
Full Title:  General Chemistry Part 1: Lab
Last Reviewed:5/13/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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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General principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic molecular theory of gases, properties of mixtures, the periodic table, and thermochemistry. Emphasis will be placed n laboratory experiments that illustrate the fundamental principles and laws of chemical behavior and the properties of matter. Lab portion of the first semester of a one-year program of general chemistry.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CHEM 3A


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of ENGL 1ACourse Completion of ENGL 1A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
General principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic molecular theory of gases, properties of mixtures, the periodic table, and thermochemistry. Emphasis will be placed n laboratory experiments that illustrate the fundamental principles and laws of chemical behavior and the properties of matter. Lab portion of the first semester of a one-year program of general chemistry.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in CHEM 3A
Recommended:Course Completion of ENGL 1ACourse Completion of ENGL 1A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B3Laboratory ActivityFall 2020
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5CFulfills Lab RequirementFall 2020
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate proficiency in fundamental chemistry laboratory techniques.
2.  Carry out experiments safely and carefully in the lab.
3.  Obtain accurate data and interpret and manipulate the data correctly.
4.  Relate experimental observation in the lab to theoretical chemical concepts from the lecture.
 

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During this course, students will:
1. Prepare for and conduct experiments, safely and correctly, and clean up and dispose of waste.
2. Perform synthesis, characterization, and determination of yield.
3. Experimentally verify known physical quantities.
4. Identify and perform quantitative analysis on mixtures.
5. Measure physical and chemical properties,
6. Generate calibration curves and use them with an appropriate level of precision.
7. Use scientific writing and format to clearly communicate results of experiments.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Atomic Spectroscopy
II.    Molecular Shapes
III.   Synthesis of a Compound
IV.   Behavior of Chemical Substances
V.    Solutions
VI.   Thermochemistry
VII.  Gas Laws
VIII. Skills
    A. Fundamental lab skills
    B. Error analysis, safety, use of significant Figures, Use of proper glassware, use of a lab notebook
    C. Computational skills (including graphing and preparation of calibration curve)
    D. Instrumentation
 
All topics are covered in the lecture and lab portions of the course.

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Lab reports (approximately 1 per week)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab experiments with data analysis (approximately 1 per week)
2. Lab practicals (0-2 per semester)
3. Midterm lab exams (0-2 per semester), lab quizzes (0-4 per semester), final lab exam (0-1 per semester)

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
25 - 75%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 75%
Lab experiments with data analysis
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 25%
Lab practicals
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 25%
Midterm lab exams, lab quizzes, final lab exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry: The Central Science. 13th ed. Brown, Theodore and Nelson, John and Kemp, Kenneth.Pearson. 2015 (classic)
Laboratory Manual for Chemistry: A Molecular Approach. 4th ed. Tro, Nivaldo and Vincent, John and Livingston, Erica. Pearson. 2017

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