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CHEM 1020 - Chemistry Concepts

Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture 3Lab 2
Course Description: This course deals with the basic concepts of chemistry. Topics include general properties of matter, the development of the model of the atom, nuclear chemistry, basics of chemical bonding, chemical equations and their uses, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, and an introduction to organic chemistry. The laboratory portion of the course introduces students to basic equipment and procedures used in the science laboratory and provides an opportunity to observe some of the concepts discussed in the classroom. This course is intended for students who have not had a high-school chemistry course within the last three years.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 0070  or above, or completion of MATH 0030  or MATH 0060  with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Matter & Energy
  2. Chemical Bonding
  3. Chemical Equations
  4. Measurements
  5. Names and Formulas
  6. Organic Chemistry
  7. Reactions of Protons and Electrons
  8. States of Matter
  9. The Atom

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of basic chemical vocabulary, concepts, laws, and theories
  2. Solve basic chemistry problems using resource materials.
  3. Communicate basic chemical ideas clearly.
  4. Use basic laboratory equipment properly.
  5. Investigate matter and its interactions using the scientific method.

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