CHE 101 is a one semester course covering the fundamentals of general chemistry. It is designed to fulfill the requirements of certain allied health and nursing programs. It also is appropriate as a basic chemistry course or as a science elective for students who are not science, engineering, or mathematics majors. Although not a prerequisite, this course may also serve as preparatory course for CHE 110 – General Chemistry I. Topics include: atomic theory, chemical bonding, structure, reactivity, stoichiometry, basic chemical equilibrium, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Define chemistry as the study of matter. Describe its transformations and the energy associated with these transformations.
Apply the concepts of atomic theory and atomic structure to describe elements and how they combine to form compounds.
Predict and identify the products and reactants of a chemical reaction, and quantify the amounts of materials consumed and produced using basic stoichiometry.
Apply the concepts of the kinetic molecular theory and the ideal gas law to predict the behavior of gases.
Describe the basics of solution stoichiometry. Perform calculations including concentrations, dilution and simple acid base chemistry.
Use nuclear chemistry to describe radioactive decay.
Collect, analyze and interpret experimental data from the performance of inorganic laboratory experiments.
Apply safe laboratory skills to solve problems in a cooperative environment.
College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Scientific Inquiry (SI)