CHE 105 - Technical Chemistry

Course Description

This course is intended primarily for students who are in the various technology programs. It is designed to provide an understanding of basic chemical principles that will allow the students to take their places as scientifically literate members of society and to work in their various occupations (such as plant operators in the petrochemical, food, or pharmaceutical industries, as well as public safety officers who must respond to incidents involving toxic and hazardous materials). The course will not involve detailed chemical calculations or advanced theoretical topics. Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to: Explain how the elements are used to form compounds Discuss the fields of Organic & Inorganic Chemistry Describe the chemistry of fire and explain the process of extinguishment Describe the petroleum industry and explain the petroleum refining process Discuss the causes of air and water pollution and explain their consequences Select the means to assess the safety of chemicals and describe the value of MSDS, the Merck Index, and other references

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: MAT 060