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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 110 - Introduction to Scientific Problem Solving Used in Modern Chemistry

Intended for students who have limited or no experience with scientific problem solving as it relates to modern chemistry.  Students who have not taken high school chemistry or physics are strongly encouraged to take this course.  A scientific calculator is required for this course. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (1)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Correctly arrange scientific equations in their scientific calculators and be able to obtain the correct answer to a given problem.
  • Graphical analysis:
    • Define the independent and dependent variable given graphical data of scientific measurements.
    • Identify direct and inverse relationships represented in graphical data of scientific measurements.
    • Interpret relations between two physical quantities based on graphical data of scientific measurements.
  • Units of Measurement
    • Recognize different measurement units and how to convert from one unit to another. 
    • Identify physical quantities with combined units such as density or velocity.
    • Using quantities with combined units to convert from one unit to another.
  • Recognizing the limits of precision in scientific measurements and the use of significant figures to describe experimental precision.
  • Students will correctly translate decimal notation to scientific notation. 
  • Recognizing differences in the order of magnitude of numbers that are written in scientific notation.

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