CHEM 161L: General Chemistry Lab I

Credits 1 Class Hours3 lab
Description

This course is an introduction to chemical principles and procedures in the laboratory.

Corequisite Courses
Semester Offered Fall, Spring
Designation
Diversification: Lab (Science) — DY
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Demonstrate a working knowledge of scientific writing and computational skills.
  2. Demonstrate a working knowledge of basic chemical laboratory practices followed in experiments involving precipitation, acid-based, and redox reactions.
  3. Demonstrate a working knowledge of laboratory safety and access to Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  4. Perform labs to apply a working knowledge of various quantitative and mathematical methods used in chemistry such as dimensional analysis, graphic analysis, statistical analysis and molar stoichiometry.
  5. Apply critical thinking skills and processes such as observation, classification, prediction, inference, measurement, making operational definitions, hypothesizing, experimentation, modeling, theorization and evaluation to perform labs using micro-computers.