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Allied Health Chemistry I

Course Number: CH 104
Transcript Title: Allied Health Chemistry I
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: September 25, 2013
Total Credits: 5
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 30
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: Yes
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Fee: $12

Prerequisites

WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores

Prerequisite / Concurrent

MTH 95

Course Description

Includes general principles of chemistry; atomic structure, mole concept, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and gas laws. This is the first course of a three course sequence. Designed for students in a health science program, e.g. Nursing, or for a laboratory science elective. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/Concurrent: MTH 95. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  1. Assess the impact of general chemical theory on phenomena encountered in everyday life including the environment and human health.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills and an understanding of scientific inquiry to make evidence-based decisions on issues that affect the environment and the community and encourage lifelong learning.
  3. Formulate mathematical and chemical models based on quantitative and qualitative reasoning in order to solve problems.
  4. Communicate complex scientific concepts and reasoning effectively, both orally and through formal and informal writings and reports.
  5. Collaborate effectively with a diverse team to solve complex problems and accomplish tasks effectively.
  6. Critically evaluate sources of scientific information to determine the validity of the data.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  1. Hand in assignments for grading
  2. Participation
  3. Lab reports
  4. Testing

Course Activities and Design

  1. Active Learning: Problem-solving assignments
  2. Full-class Learning: Recitation exercises
  3. Collaborative Learning: Laboratory activities
  4. Independent Learning: Reading and lecture

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. MATTER
    1. Define and apply the following terms:
      1. Mass, weight
      2. Density
      3. Specific heat
      4. Temperature
    2. Differentiate the following based on cogent characteristics:
      1. Elements
      2. Compounds
      3. Mixtures
      4. Chemical changes
      5. Physical changes
      6. Conservation of energy
  2. MEASUREMENT
    1. Perform calculations based on the following:
      1. Dimensional analysis
      2. Metric conversions
      3. Significant figures
      4. Uncertainty in measurement
  3. ATOMIC THEORY
    1. Construct a theoretical model of the atom based on the following:
      1. Electrons
      2. Protons
      3. Neutrons
      4. Isotopes
      5. Atomic weight
      6. Mass number
  4. PERIODIC TABLE
    1. Recognize and recite the following from a periodic table:
      1. Electron structure
      2. Metals
      3. Nonmetals
      4. Families
      5. Groups
      6. Periods of elements
  5. NOMENCLATURE
    1. Determine the proper name or formula of compounds based on the following:
      1. Representative metals
      2. Transition metals
      3. Polyatomic ions
      4. Binary covalent compounds
      5. Acids and bases
  6. CHEMICAL BONDING
    1. Define the following and use the terms to classify the chemical bonding in a given compound:
      1. Ionic bonds
      2. Electron dot structure
      3. Formulas
      4. Covalent bonds
      5. Molecular geometry
  7. CHEMICAL REACTIONS
    1. Write the chemical equation for a given reaction.
    2. Balance the equation.
    3. Classify the type of chemical reaction.
    4. Distinguish between exothermic and endothermic reactions.
  8. CHEMICAL STOICHIOMETRY
    1. Solve mathematical problems using the following concepts:
      1. Mole ratios
      2. Mass-to-mass calculation
      3. Mass-to-mole calculation
      4. Mass-to-molecule calculation
      5. Limiting reagent
      6. Percent yield

THE FOLLOWING IS A BRIDGE TOPIC BETWEEN CH 104 AND CH 105. IT MAY BE INTRODUCED IF THE INSTRUCTOR HAS THE TIME.

  1. GASES
    1. Explain the application of:
      1. Charles' law
      2. Dalton's law of partial pressures
      3. Standard conditions
      4. Kinetic molecular theory
      5. Solve problems using
      6. Ideal gas equation
      7. Combined gas equation