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CHE 100 - Preparatory Chemistry

4 Credits

This course meets the pre-admission chemistry requirement for selected health related programs. It is also recommended to students with limited mathematics and/or science background who plan to take higher level chemistry courses such as CHE 124 or 145. Topics include dimensional analysis, atomic structure, nomenclature, bonding, reactions, chemical calculations, periodicity, states of matter, solutions, acids, bases, and the pH concept. The laboratory features activities and experiments that reinforce the concepts presented in lecture.

Prerequisite(s): MCC level 6 Mathematics placement or MTH 098 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 099 with a minimum grade of C or MTH 096 with a minimum grade of B-

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

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

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Make observations and record measurements appropriately.
2. Compute conversions such as dimensional analysis and metric conversions.
3. Describe the basic concepts of matter.
4. Discuss the fundamental concepts and characteristics of atoms and molecules.
5. Explain chemical periodicity and predict trends using a periodic table.
6. Identify electron configurations.
7. Explain why and how ionic and covalent bonds form.
8. Apply the rules of chemical nomenclature to name and write formulas for chemical compounds.
9. Calculate molar mass and percent composition.
10. Determine molecular geometry and polarity from electron dot structures.
11. Use symbols to represent chemical formulas and balance chemical equations.
12. Discuss and apply the mole concept in chemical calculations and chemical formulas
13. Describe the gas laws and how gas variables relate to each other.
14. Describe how solutions form.
15. Compute molar concentration.
16. Predict products of reactions using solubility rules.
17. Explain basic concepts of acids and bases.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023