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Introduction to Chemistry

This collection contains the California Open Educational Resources Council (COERC) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Introduction to Chemistry (common course-id CHEM 110, CHEM 120S) , two of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd).  CHEM 110 covers the same material as the first semester of CHEM 120S, a year-long course.

CID Number:  CHEM 110     http://www.c-id.net/descriptor_details.html?descriptor=297

CID Number:  CHEM 120S   http://www.c-id.net/descriptor_details.html?descriptor=298


Course:

General Course Description:
This is the first semester of a one-year course in chemistry intended for majors in the natural sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, pre-medicine), mathematics, and engineering.

Minimum Units: 5 units, including at least 1 unit of laboratory

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Prerequisite(s):
Intermediate Algebra.

Corequisite(s):
None

Advisories/Recommendations:
(none)

Pedagogical Approach

None

Learning Outcomes

Course Content:
The first semester of the complete one-year course must include:

Nomenclature
Atomic Structure
Quantum Theory
Periodic Properties
Chemical Reactions
Stoichiometry
Gas Laws
Molecular Structure and Bonding
States of Matter
Solutions
Floating Topics will be covered within the sequence.

Kinetics
Nuclear Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
It is strongly recommended that both semesters be completed at a single institution before transfer.


Laboratory Activities (if applicable):

The laboratory sequence will support the above topics including both qualitative and quantitative experiments, analysis of data and error propagation.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

The American Chemical Society (ACS) General Chemistry Guide and the General Chemistry examinations provide information on topics and indicate an appropriate level of this sequence of courses, including learning goals and objectives. At the conclusion of the course, each student should be able to employ standard laboratory techniques appropriate to the course content, such as titration.

Assessment

Methods of Evaluation:


Examinations
Homework
Lab work
Portfolios
Projects
Written papers and/or reports
Quizzes

Other Information

None

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