Dec 10, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

CHM 105 - General, Organic and Biochemistry

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This course is a study of the fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, common substances and reactions, introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Prerequisite(s): Take MAT 101 , RDG 100 , ENG 100  and (CHM 100  or high school chemistry or CHM 110 ) with a minimum grade C.
Course Topics:
  • The units and numbers of measurements
  • Unit conversion
  • The structure of the atom
  • The periodic table
  • Study of structure and properties of ionic compounds
  • Physical states of matter
  • Properties and concentration of solutions
  • Energy, rate and equilibrium studies of physical and chemical reactions
  • Acids, bases and buffers
  • Structure, properties and IUPAC names of organic compounds
  • Structure and functions of biological molecules

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • A scientific calculator (no cell phone calculator)
  • Safety goggles for the laboratory
  • Solutions manual (optional).

Grading System:
An overall grade of C or higher is required for transferability.

A = 90 - 100
B = 80 - 89
C = 70 - 79
D = 60 - 69
F =   0 - 59

Student Learning Outcomes:
  1. Successfully complete any unit conversion required in general chemistry using equalities and the mathematical truth that any number can be multiplied by one (1).
  2. Utilize the periodic table to predict the relative sizes of atoms and strength of ionization energy, electron affinity and electronegativity.
  3. Explain the factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction.
  4. Write the IUPAC names and draw the condensed structures of the organic families found in biological molecules.
  5. Describe the structural formula and functions of biological macromolecules like carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.

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