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Spring 2021

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CHE100 - Introduction to Chemistry

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An introduction to general, organic and biological chemistry, with an emphasis on applications that are relevant to students pursuing health science programs. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, chemical and physical bonding, gas properties, chemical reactions, acid/base chemistry, organic molecule structure and functional groups, and common groups of biological molecules (carbohydrates, lipids and proteins). Two class hours, two lab hours. Not open to students with credits in, BIO 115, BIO 116, CHE 101 or PHY 131. Prerequisite: Completion of the Genesee Community College math requirement or concurrent enrollment in MAT 092 or MAT108. Students planning to enroll in Physical Therapist Assistant or a Mathematics or Natural Science program should choose MAT092.

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Apply the dimensional analysis method to convert between units and to solve chemistry problems.
2. Use the nuclear symbol to determine the number of protons, neutrons and electrons, and distinguish among atoms, ions and isotopes.
3. Determine the number of valence electrons and stability of atoms and monatomic ions.
4. Describe a compound's chemical bonding (by writing the Lewis structure), geometry, and polarity.
5. Determine the amount of product formed from a given amount of reactants by utilizing the concepts of molecular weight, molarity and chemical equations.
6. Identify whether chemical bonds or intermolecular forces have changed for a range of chemical and physical processes.
7. Explain what is occurring at the molecular level that causes a change in the pressure or volume measurement of a gas.
8. Prepare a solution of a desired concentration and volume
9. Describe how pH relates to the concentration of an acid or base solution (qualitatively for weak acids and bases).
10. Draw the structural formula and identify functional groups for a line-angle (skeletal) formula
11. Determine if a molecule is a carbohydrate, lipid or protein by identifying the functional groups.


Effective Term: Fall 2019