Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 SCC Catalog 
2024-2025 SCC Catalog

CHM 100 - Introductory Chemistry

Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 3 Credits: 4

Description: This is an introductory course in general chemistry and principles of chemistry. Emphasis is placed on mathematical solutions and laboratory techniques. A minimum grade of “C” is required in order to receive credit in this course. (Non-Degree Credit)

Prerequisite(s): Take (MAT 101  or MAT 152 ) and RDG 100  with a minimum grade of C.
Course Topics:
  • The chemical world
  • Measurement and problem solving
  • Matter, energy, atoms, and elements
  • Molecules, compounds, and chemical reactions
  • Chemical composition and quantity
  • Electrons in atoms and the periodic table
  • Chemical bonding
  • Gases, liquids, solids, and intermolecular forces
  • Solutions, acids and bases
  • Organic Chemistry

Textbook information can be found on the Book Inn website
Required Materials:
  • Homework folder
  • Safety glasses (OSHA approved)
  • Scientific calculator
  • A lab jacket may be useful.

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. Demonstrate the use of science and technology.
  2. Illustrate the mathematical aspects of chemistry.
  3. Describe and explain the modern atomic theory and periodic table.
  4. Describe the electronic structure of and the bonding between atoms.
  5. Differentiate between the types of chemical reactions and intermolecular forces.
  6. Differentiate between acids and bases.
  7. Describe and identify organic compounds.

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