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10/1/2022 3:34:57 AMCHEM 42 Course Outline as of Fall 2007

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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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A basic introduction to fundamental laws and principles of the composition of matter, physical and chemical changes, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibria and kinetics, intermolecular forces, solutions, and qualitative and quantitative theory and techniques. For applied science or non-science majors.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
MATH 155 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A basic introduction to fundamental laws and principles of the composition of matter, physical and chemical changes, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equilibria and kinetics, intermolecular forces, solutions, and qualitative and quantitative theory and techniques.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:MATH 155 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent.
Recommended:
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

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
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. State concise explanations which 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 and organic 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.
8. Recognize the use of experimental chemistry in a variety of
professional fields.
9. Recognize the role of chemistry in history and today's society.

Topics and Scope
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Lecture Material
1.  The Scientific Method and the Development of Chemical Theories
   Through History
2.  Atomic Theory and Structure
3.  Chemical Bonding
4.  Chemical Reactions
5.  Thermochemistry
6.  Equilibrium
7.  Rates of Chemical Reactions
8.  Acid-Base Chemistry
9.  States of Matter and Intermolecular forces
10. Introduction to Organic Chemistry
11. Applications of Chemistry to Other Fields of Study
Laboratory Material
1.  Laboratory Safety
2.  Laboratory Techniques
3.  Maintaining a Laboratory Notebook
4.  Measurement and Significant Figures
5.  Graphing Data Obtained in the Laboratory
6.  Limiting Reactants and Percent Yield
7.  Qualitative Analysis/Identification of an Unknown
8.  Application of Chemistry to Various Career Fields
(e.g. Environmental Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Enology,
Criminalistics)
9.  Writing Laboratory Reports

Assignments:
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1. Specific reading and study assignments from the textbook (20-30 pages
per week).
2. Recommended Study Problems for Text (10-15 per week).
3. Writing approximately one lab report per week and completing the
required pre-laboratory assignments.
4. Accurately analyze laboratory unknown samples.
5. Written Homework.
6. 3-5 quizzes; midterm; 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
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 65%
Homework problems, Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 20%
Accurate results of lab analyses.
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, Completion, Short essay; problem solving
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, Raymond Chang, McGraw Hill,
2003
 Chemistry: Principles and Reactions  Masterton & Hurley,
Thomson/Brooks cole, 2004
 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Manual (2nd Ed.), Gloffke &
Kimbrough, B. Cummings, 2002
 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Manual (3rd Ed.), Corwin, Prentice
Hall, 2002

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