Dec 10, 2023
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.
- 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
- A scientific calculator (no cell phone calculator)
- Safety goggles for the laboratory
- Solutions manual (optional).
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:
- Successfully complete any unit conversion required in general chemistry using equalities and the mathematical truth that any number can be multiplied by one (1).
- Utilize the periodic table to predict the relative sizes of atoms and strength of ionization energy, electron affinity and electronegativity.
- Explain the factors affecting the rate of a chemical reaction.
- Write the IUPAC names and draw the condensed structures of the organic families found in biological molecules.
- Describe the structural formula and functions of biological macromolecules like carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.
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