2024-2025 Catalog 
    May 18, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

CHM 092 Fundamentals of Chemistry

Lecture: 3 Lab: 2 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
This course covers fundamentals of chemistry with laboratory applications. Topics include measurements, matter, energy, atomic theory, bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, balancing equations, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, gases, and basic organic chemistry. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and apply basic chemical concepts and demonstrate basic laboratory skills necessary for success in college-level science courses.

Course is typically offered in Fall and Spring (when offered).
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
At the completion of the course, the students should be able to do the following:

  1. Apply dimensional analysis in converting units of measurement on an objective exam.
  2. Apply SI unit in measurement.
  3. Demonstrate competency in laboratory techniques, procedure and safety.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use the laboratory equipment and tools.
  5. Apply nomenclature system in naming ionic and molecular compounds.
  6. Use chemical element symbols to correctly combine elements to create the formulae and name ionic and molecular compounds.
  7. Characterize physical and chemical changes of matter.
  8. Balance chemical equations.
  9. Use the mole concept for stoichiometric calculations.
  10. Create Lewis structures for atoms, molecules, and ions.
  11. Apply the concepts learned in the classroom in a laboratory experiments. *Balance: analyze, calculate and reconstruct.