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

CHM 151 General Chemistry I

Lecture: 3 Lab: 3 Clinic: 0 Credits: 4
This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152.  A recent high school or college Chemistry class or CHM 092  is advised.

This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Natural Science.  This is a Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course.

Pre-requisite(s): MAT 003  (P3 grade)
Course is typically offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.
Course has transfer restrictions - 20 years

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

  1. Apply dimensional analysis in converting units of measurement.
  2. Apply nomenclature system in naming ionic and molecular compounds.
  3. Use chemical element symbols to correctly combine elements to create the formulae and name ionic and molecular compounds.
  4. Characterize physical, chemical and nuclear changes of matter.
  5. Balance* chemical equations.
  6. Use the mole concept for stoichiometric calculations.
  7. Explain parameters for solution formation.
  8. Calculate the energy transfer using caloric heat.
  9. Apply Hess’s law to chemical system.
  10. Use the periodic table to predict periodic trends of elements.
  11. Create Lewis structures for atoms, molecules, and ions; 12. Apply VSEPR theory to predict the molecular geometry (shape) of molecules. *Balance: analyze, calculate and reconstruct.