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|Discipline and Nbr:
INTRO GEN CHEM||
Introductory General Chemistry
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||4.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||4.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||105.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00||
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.
MATH 155 or two years of high school algebra or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 2005||Inactive:||
| Area:||C||Natural Sciences
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||B1||Physical Science||Fall 2005||
| ||B3||Laboratory Activity|| ||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||5A||Physical Sciences||Spring 2007||
| ||5C||Fulfills Lab Requirement|| ||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2005||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2006||Inactive:||
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
7. Arrange, sort, and graphically represent chemical data.
8. Recognize the use of experimental chemistry in a variety of
9. Recognize the role of chemistry in history and today's society.
Topics and Scope
1. The Scientific Method and the Development of Chemical Theories
2. Atomic Theory and Structure
3. Chemical Bonding
4. Chemical Reactions
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
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,
9. Writing Laboratory Reports
1. Specific reading and study assignments from the textbook (20-30 pages
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 30%
|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%
General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, Raymond Chang, McGraw Hill,
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