Dec 02, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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CHMY 141NL - College Chemistry I

Credit(s): 5

Prerequisite(s): appropriate score on the chemistry placement exam; or a grade of “C” or better in CHMY 121  within the past two years; or Chemistry Department consent.
Intended for science majors, this is the first of a two-semester course sequence of the general principles of modern chemistry, emphasizing the experimental nature of the science of chemistry and a more mathematical intensive approach, with emphasis on critical and analytical thought. Topics covered include stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, states of matter, and chemical reactivity. Laboratory included. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Explain and give examples of the experimental nature of the science of chemistry.
  • Utilize examples from the laboratory experience to discuss the experimental nature of the science of chemistry. Demonstrate with laboratory skills understanding and use of precision and accuracy.
  • Construct and maintain a scientifically accurate laboratory notebook that encompasses data from the entire semester.
  • Construct a scientific laboratory report including analytical analysis of the work.
  • Communicate the deployment of the scientific method utilizing critical thinking skills in several laboratory experiments through an inquiry based approach.
  • Derive equations appropriate to the topics.
  • Solve chemical problems using dimensional analysis, linear regression, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear equations, and rearrangement of algebraic equations.
  • Demonstrate comprehension and expression of chemical principles conceptually and mathematically. Demonstrate spatial understanding and comprehension of bonding and the states of matter.
  • Solve complex chemical problems through analysis by integrating multiple chemical principles.
  • Apply scientific concepts and methods of inquiry.

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