2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 10, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog
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CHEM 1104 - Chemistry For Non-Majors*

4 Credits
Introduces the student to fundamental concepts in: descriptive inorganic chemistry, physical states of matter, chemical reactivity, atomic/molecular structure, chemical bonding, kinetic theory/gas laws, acid/base chemistry. This course also entails an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry, which includes hydrocarbons, organic functional groups, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, and nucleic acids. This course emphasizes knowledge pertinent to the health and nursing sciences. 

Lab Fee.

Corequisite: LAD 9024 - Foundations of College Math  or placement test.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Use the metric system and apply conversion factors and significant figure rules in unit conversions and dosage calculations. (GEO 2, 3)
2. Describe the physical and chemical characteristics of elements on the Periodic Table. (GEO 1, 3)
3. Apply the rules of chemical nomenclature and determine how atoms will bond with each other. (GEO 2, 3)
4. Compare acids and bases, and use the pH scale. (GEO 2,3)
5. Distinguish between organic and inorganic compounds and identify and name hydrocarbons with various substituent groups. (GEO 1, 3)
6. Identify the different types of functional groups present in organic molecules. (GEO 2,3)
7. Discuss the biological importance of various organic molecules. (GEO 1, 3)
8. Describe the roles and functions of biomolecules like carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and lipids in our body. (GEO 1,3)
9. Conduct accurate collaborative laboratory experiments using safe and proper techniques. (GEO 3, 4)

ACTS Equivalent Course Number: CHEM 1004

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