SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 9:48:06 AMCHEM 1A Course Outline as of Fall 2008

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHEM 1ATitle:  GENERAL CHEMISTRY  
Full Title:  General Chemistry
Last Reviewed:5/13/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum5.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum5.00Lab Scheduled3.006 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total7.00 Contact Total122.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total 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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General principles of chemistry including atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic-molecular theory, properties of mixtures, the periodic table, and thermodynamics. First semester of a one year program of general chemistry.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of CHEM 51 or higher (V6) or placement on the Chemistry Diagnostic Test;; AND MATH 155 or higher (V2) or two years of high school algebra or equivalent


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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General principles of chemistry including atomic theory, bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic-molecular theory, properties of mixtures, the periodic table, and thermodynamics. First semester of a one year program of general chemistry.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of CHEM 51 or higher (V6) or placement on the Chemistry Diagnostic Test;; AND MATH 155 or higher (V2) or two years of high school algebra or equivalent
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 1981
Inactive:Fall 2020
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 B1Physical ScienceFall 1981Fall 2020
 B3Laboratory Activity  
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 5APhysical SciencesFall 1981Fall 2020
 5CFulfills Lab Requirement  
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2020
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Fall 2020
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 110 General Chemistry for Science Majors I, with Lab SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM1A OR CHEM4A
 CID Descriptor: CHEM 120S General Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A SRJC Equivalent Course(s): CHEM1A AND CHEM1B OR CHEM4A AND CHEM4B

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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After successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Use dimensional analysis and solve equations to perform calculations
   and solve word problems related to chemistry-specific topics.
2. Safely obtain accurate measurements in a laboratory setting and
   identify the uncertainty associated with those measurements.
3. Sort, graphically represent, interpret, and communicate in writing the
   results of laboratory experiments and analyze experimental error
   associated with those results.
4. Relate observed macroscopic behavior to microscopic phenomena in terms
   of the kinetic molecular theory.
5. Describe matter and its transformations according to the atomic
   theory, the theories of chemical bonding, and the writing and
   classification of balanced chemical equations.
6. Relate chemical reactions to associated changes in energy.
7. Correctly identify, name, and write the formula for inorganic
   compounds.
8. 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.
9. Apply chemical principles to real world situations.  

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  

Assignments:
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1.  Specific reading and study assignments from the lecture textbook (approximately 1 chapter per week)
2.  Completion of recommended end-of-chapter problems (20+ problems per week)
3.  Laboratory experiments and accompanying reports (1 per week)
4.  Midterm exams (3-5 per semester), quizzes (1 per week), 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 - 20%
Written homework, Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 35%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 20%
Class performances, Lab skill techniquies, accurate lab results
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Multiple choice, completion, problem solving and short essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 5%
Attendance and participation, assignments submitted on time, improvement demonstrated on final exam.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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LECTURE TEXBOOKS
Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, by Tro; Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2008
Chemistry: The Central Science by Brown, LeMay, Bursten;Prentice Hall 2006
Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change by Silberberg,
McGraw Hill, 2006
Principles of Modern Chemistry by Oxtoby, Gillis, Nachtrieb, Brooks/Cole,
2002
Chemistry by Zumdahl, Houghton Mifflin, 2005
Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity by Kotz, Treichel, Weaver, Brooks/Cole
2006
LAB MANUALS
Chemistry 1A General Chemistry, by Fassler; Cengage, C, 1st edition
Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry: The Central Science by Nelson and
Kemp, Prentice Hall
Experiments in General Chemistry by Greco, Rickard, Weiss, Prentice Hall
LAB NOTEBOOK
Chemistry Lab Notebook, by Cer; Cengage L  

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