CHM1045L

General Chemistry I Lab

Course Code: CHM1045L

Credit Hours: 1 semester hour credit

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

Course Description:
An introduction to experimental techniques in chemistry, designed to demonstrate basic chemical principles. Three hours laboratory per week.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 1045

Instructors:

Travis Bates

batest@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbooks required

 

Assignment/course outline:

Throughout the semester, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Chemistry and the Scientific Method
  • Measurements and Calculations
  • Matter
  • Chemical Foundations: Elements, Atoms, Ions
  • Nomenclature
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
  • Chemical Composition
  • Chemical Quantities
  • Energy
  • Modern Atomic Theory
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Acids and Bases
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts 

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge

 

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Make use of the language and terminology of chemistry

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts in chemistry

Differentiate between competing theories that explain chemical concepts such as the valence bond and molecular orbital theories of bonding

Solve problems relating to chemical concepts

Interpret data from chemical experiments graphically or numerically

Identify how technology is used in chemical processes

NS-1

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-3, NS-4

Tests, Cumulative Final, Homework, Experiments

 

 

Lecture/Teacher facilitated:

The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text during each class period using visual aids including PowerPoint presentations, which students have access to via Canvas.

Student-centered:

The students will be responsible for solving homework problems,  and forming group study sessions outside of class.

ACE Lab tutors:

Student tutors are available in the lab to provide individualized help. Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.

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