May 27, 2023
CHEM 181 - General Chemistry I
This course introduces chemistry concepts such as atoms and molecules, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, electronic structure of the atom and periodicity, and chemical bonding. NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter and Spring).
Prerequisites: [Satisfactory score on math placement exam or completion of MATH 100C or higher*] or [completion of CHEM 110 with a passing grade (CR)] or [CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or higher]. High school chemistry is strongly encouraged.
General Education Category: NS-Fund Disc Phys and Biological Sciences. K7 - Physical & Natural World
General Education Pathways: P6 Ways of Knowing
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Apply a working knowledge of chemical concepts such as atoms and molecules, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, electronic structure of the atom and periodicity, and chemical bonding.
- Calculate extensive and intensive properties through basic algebra.
- Display a working knowledge of IUPAC nomenclature.
- Apply a working knowledge of chemical concepts for personal health and safety, the health and safety of others, and impacts on the local environment
- Apply chemistry concepts to real-world issues.
- Interpret quantitative and qualitative data to address questions about relevant chemistry topics.
- Apply mathematical methods to the solution of common chemistry problems, including the use of scientific notation, significant figures and the quantitative use of balance chemical equations.
- Read graphical data, including common x,y plots with axes properly labeled. Students will be able to extract qualitative information about the relationship between quantities and quantitative information from the slope of x,y plots.
- Describe the difference between accuracy and precision, and the difference between random and systematic error.
- Describe the terms in an algebraic expression and qualitatively describe the relationships between various terms. Students will be able to use an algebraic expression to solve quantitatively for various terms, given appropriate numerical information.
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Fall Locations: Ellensburg Winter Locations: Ellensburg Spring Locations: Ellensburg
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