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10/5/2022 6:28:02 PMCHEM 42 Course Outline as of Fall 2022

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 42Title:  INTRO GEN CHEM  
Full Title:  Introductory General Chemistry
Last Reviewed:2/7/2022

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHEM 55

Catalog Description:
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Students will be introduced to fundamental laws and principles of the composition of matter, physical and chemical changes, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibria, intermolecular forces, solutions, qualitative theory and techniques, and quantitative theory and techniques. This course is a prerequisite for Chemistry 3A.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of MATH 154 or MATH 155 or MATH 156 or higher (MATH) or two years of high school algebra or equivalent; OR AB705 placement into Math Tier 3 or higher


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Students will be introduced to fundamental laws and principles of the composition of matter, physical and chemical changes, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibria, intermolecular forces, solutions, qualitative theory and techniques, and quantitative theory and techniques. This course is a prerequisite for Chemistry 3A.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of MATH 154 or MATH 155 or MATH 156 or higher (MATH) or two years of high school algebra or equivalent; OR AB705 placement into Math Tier 3 or higher
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2005
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 2005
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesSpring 2007
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2005Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2006Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Analyze basic quantitative problems in chemistry, and apply them to real life situations.
2.   Correlate macroscopic properties of matter with its structure and behavior at the atomic scale.
3.   Communicate effectively using common chemical conventions and notation.
4.   Evaluate available information to plan, perform and interpret basic laboratory experiments.
 

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In order to achieve these learning outcomes, during the course students will:
1. Solve problems involving fundamental processes in chemistry, including basic atomic theory, structure and bonding, chemical reactions, equilibrium, and the various forms of matter.
2. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the above fundamental processes in chemistry and how the scientific method was used to develop the theories behind these processes.
3. Interpret and utilize the vocabulary and nomenclature that is specific to a basic level of general chemistry.
4. Follow fundamental safety procedures in a laboratory environment.
5. Perform simple chemical experiments and associated calculations efficiently and accurately.
6. Use fundamental processes in chemistry to investigate phenomena in the applied sciences.
7. Arrange, sort, and graphically represent chemical data.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Atomic Theory
   A.  Physical and chemical properties of matter
   B.  The scientific method and development of atomic theory
   C.  Structure of the atom
   D.  Nucleons
   E.  Nuclear chemistry
   F.  The periodic table
II.  Laboratory Measurements
   A.  SI/metric system units
   B.  Significant figures
   C.  Unit conversions
III.  Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
   A.  Ions and ionic compounds
   B.  Covalent bonding
   C.  Lewis dot structures
   D.  Molecular geometry (up to steric number 4)
   E.  Molecular polarity
IV.  Stoichiometry
   A.  Moles and molar mass
   B.  Balancing chemical equations
   C.  Yield calculations
V.  Types of Chemical Reactions
VI.  Liquids and Solids
   A.  Intermolecular forces
   B.  Properties
VII.  Gases
   A.  Gas laws
   B.  Kinetic-molecular theory
VIII.  Solutions
   A.  Properties
   B.  Expressing solution concentrations
   C.  Solution calculations
IX.  Kinetics and Equilibrium
   A.  Factors affecting rates of reactions
   B.  Energy diagrams
   C.  Equilibrium
X.  Acids and Bases
   A.  Definitions
   B.  pH
   C.  Hydroxide and hydronium ion concentrations
   D.  Concepts of buffers
 
Whenever possible, laboratory experiments that reflect real-life applications of chemistry will be chosen.
 
Laboratory Material
I.     Laboratory Safety
II.    Laboratory Techniques
III.   Maintaining a Laboratory Notebook and Writing Laboratory Reports
IV.  Measurement and Significant Figures
V.   Analysis and Interpretation of Data
VI.  Quantitative Experiments
VII. Qualitative Analysis
VIII. Application of Chemistry to Various Career Fields (e.g. Environmental Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Enology)

Assignments:
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Lecture
1.  Reading (averaging 1 chapter/30-50 pages per week)
2.  Homework assignments/study problem sets (0-15)
3.  Quizzes (0-4)
4.  Exams (3-5)
5.  Final exam
 
Laboratory
1.  Reading and pre-lab questions and quizzes (0-15)
2.  Laboratory reports (10-15)

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
20 - 35%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 20%
Homework assignments, lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Lab reports
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 75%
Quizzes, Exams and Final Exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Class and laboratory participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introductory Chemistry: Atoms First. 5th Ed. Russo, Steve and Silver, Michael E. Pearson. 2015 (classic)
Introductory Chemistry. 5th Ed. Tro, Nivaldo. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2015 (classic)
Chemistry in Context. 10th Ed. American Chemical Society. McGraw Hill. 2020
Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation. 9th Ed. Zumdahl, Steven and DeCoste, Donald. Cengage Learning. 2018
 
Laboratory Manuals:  
Chemistry 42 Laboratory Manual. Fall 2021 Edition. Santa Rosa Junior College Chemistry Department. Arbor Crest. 2021  
Chemical Investigations for Changing Times. Hassell, Alton and Marshall, Paula. Pearson Prentice Hall. 2010 (classic)

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