2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog
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CHEM& 100 Preparatory Chemistry (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled Natural Sciences; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
Introductory course in chemistry for students intending to take CHEM& 121 and CHEM& 131. Discussion of basic chemical concepts, including atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding, and chemical nomenclature.

Student Outcomes
1. Recognize and use chemical symbols for elements and compounds.
2. Balance simple chemical equations.
3. Solve problems using units in dimensional analysis including kilo-, centi-, milli- metric prefixes, along with simple English/metric conversions.
4. Express and manipulate numbers using scientific notation and significant figures.
5. State why measured quantities need to be expressed using significant figures.
6. Relate energy changes to chemical equations.
7. Describe the basic structure of atoms and ions and relate them to their location on the Periodic Table, their charge, and the number of fundamental particles.
8. Relate physical and chemical properties to the Periodic Table, including metals, non-metals, metalloids, group names, ionic charge, and valence electrons.
9. Demonstrate an understanding of the basics of chemical bonding including polarity of diatomic molecules.
10. Demonstrate a working knowledge of inorganic nomenclature.
11. Describe the states and properties of matter.
12. Demonstrate an understanding of the mole and Avogadro’s number.
13. Perform gram/mole conversions and mole/mole stoichiometric calculations.
14. Make and interpret graphs.
15. Use chemical vocabulary appropriately.

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