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CHE 145 - Preparation for General College Chemistry

4 Credits

This course should be taken prior to CHE 151 by students who fall into one of the following categories provided they have adequate mathematics preparation (see prerequisite and recommendation below): (a) students with no previous background in chemistry, (b) students with an average or below average background in high school chemistry, or (c) students in need of a review of basic chemical problem solving skills. Topics include problem solving using the factor-label method, dimensional analysis, linear relationships, graphing, and significant figures; the atomic mass system and the mole concept; chemical formulae and inorganic nomenclature; basic chemical reactions, balancing equations, reaction stoichiometry, and limiting reagent problems; atomic structure and the principles of chemical bonding; solution concentrations and stoichiometry. The laboratory features activities and experiments that reinforce the concepts presented in lecture.

Prerequisite: MCC level 8 Mathematics placement or MTH 104 with a minimum grade of C. Completion of or concurrent registration in MTH 165 is strongly recommended.

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Natural Sciences (and Scientific Reasoning)

Retiring SUNY General Education: SUNY-NS - Natural Sciences (SNSC)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Use dimensional analysis to perform unit conversions and stoichiometry problems.
2. Discuss the evolution of atomic theory.
3. Describe the forms and states of matter.
4. Discuss the fundamental concepts and characteristics of atoms and molecules.
5. Discuss models of chemical bonding.
6. Apply the rules of chemical nomenclature to name and write formulas for chemical compounds.
7. Use chemical symbols to represent chemical formulas and balance chemical equations.
8. Discuss the mole concept and reaction stoichiometry.
9. Discuss solution chemistry.
10. Demonstrate proper laboratory technique such as using scientific glassware and instruments in a precise, accurate, and safe manner.
11. Apply aspects of the scientific method.

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