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This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Science Majors Sequence A (common course-id CHEM 120 S), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in  the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

See LA Master Course Matrix  

http://www.regents.la.gov/page/master-course-articulation-matrix

General Course Description - CHEM 120 S:

This is a one-year course sequence in chemistry intended for majors in the natural sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, pre-medicine), mathematics, and engineering.

Minimum Units: 10.0, including at least 2 units of laboratory

Date Added to MERLOT: August 02, 2016
Created by: SUOL4ed subr
License: Creative Commons License
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Pedagogical Approach:

The complete one-year course must include the following topics:

First semester:

  • Nomenclature
  • Atomic Structure
  • Quantum Theory
  • Periodic Properties
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Stoichiometry
  • Gas Laws
  • Molecular Structure and Bonding
  • States of Matter
  • Solutions

Topics for second semester:

  • Equilibrium
  • Acids & Bases
  • Electrochemistry
  • Thermodynamics
  • Coordination Chemistry
  • Descriptive Chemistry

Floating Topics to 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:

The laboratory sequence will support the above topics including:

  • both qualitative and quantitative experiments,
  • analysis of data and
  • error propagation.
Outcomes:

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 this course, each student should be able to employ standard laboratory techniques appropriate to the course content, such as titration.

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