This survey of general principles and descriptive chemistry is intended for students with no previous background in chemistry. Topics include atoms and molecules; moles and formulas; properties of solids, liquids, and gases; enthalpy and entropy; acids and bases; chemical composition; stoichiometry; and equilibria.
Qualified for ENG 100. "C" or higher in MATH 75X or MATH 82X.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of qualitative and quantitative chemical symbolism, nomenclature, chemical classification scheme, atomic and molecular modeling and bonding theories.
- Student will demonstrate a working knowledge of the properties of pure substances, their states, and homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures, thermal chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of various quantitative and mathematical methods used in chemistry such as dimensional analysis, graphic analysis, statistical analysis and molar stoichiometry.
- Students will be exposed to scientific and chemical literacy, questions of scientific ethics, and chemical applications to the environment, both its benefits and hazards.
- Demonstrate, in their appropriate context, critical thinking skills and processes such as observation, classification, prediction, inference, measurement, making operational definitions, hypothesizing, experimentation, modeling, theorizing and evaluation.