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QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT

CH-127 INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE CHEMISTRY

PREREQUISITES: None

LECTURE: 3 hrs/wkLAB: 3 hrs/wk CREDITS: 4.5

TEXTBOOK:Introduction to General, Organic, and Biochemistry
Bettelheim – Brown – Campbell – Farrell,
Tenth Edition, Brooks/Cole Cengage Learning, ISBN 9781133906629
Textbook package includes free 24 months access to the e-book (You-Book) and Online Homework system (OWL). The Student Solutions Manual and Study Guide are optional. Textbook can be purchased from the QCC Bookstore or at www.cengagebrain.com. Additional pricing options are available at this website.

LAB MANUAL:Introductory College Chemistry Laboratory Experiments,
Irina Rutenburg, Paris Svoronos, Pedro Irigoyen
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 2nd Edition;
ISBN: 0-7575-2968-2

COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence. The first semester is intended to provide students with basic knowledge of modern theory of general chemistry; while the second semester introduces organic chemistry. The course covers the most essential topics of general chemistry for health professions. Topics include elements and compounds; chemical bonding and chemical reactions; properties of solutions and chemical equilibrium; acid-base chemistry; physical states and gas laws; intra- and intermolecular forces.

CURRICULA FOR WHICH THE COURSE IS REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED:
• B.S. or B.A. in Allied Health Professions, Nursing, and Nutrition; • A.S in Health Sciences
• A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences (non-science concentration) and other non-science majors as a laboratory science elective.

GENERAL EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:
• To learn and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of health-related chemistry. • To apply the scientific method in exploring natural phenomena. • To use the tools of chemistry to perform collaborative investigations in laboratory. • To collect, analyze, interpret, and present data in an effectively written laboratory report. • To identify and apply research ethics and unbiased assessment in gathering and reporting scientific data. CH-127: INTRODUCTORY COLLEGE CHEMISTRY

SPECIFIC COURSE OBJECTIVES / EXPECTED STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

• To develop and understanding of the theoretical and descriptive concepts that form the basis of general chemistry, and to solve qualitative and quantitative problems in chemistry and health-related fields. • To apply fundamental concepts of chemistry to quantitative problem-solving and to qualitative analysis, and to use the scientific method—development of hypotheses, observation, experimentation, measurement, and presentation of results—in exploring chemical properties of matter and determining unknown physical quantities. • To collaborate in groups of two or more to learn and apply fundamental experimental techniques used in health-related chemistry. • To perform hands-on experiments that require collection, interpretation, and evaluation of data; to draw conclusions based on data; and to communicate experimental findings clearly and effectively through discussion and writing. • To learn to practice and expect unbiased collection and presentation of scientific data in reports and papers; to understand the importance of upholding ethics; and to be able to identify violations of research ethics.

METHODS BY WHICH STUDENTS LEARNING WILL BE EVALUATED:

The overall grade will be computed using the following general distribution: • Examinations, Assignments and Classroom Performance 50% • Laboratory Work25%
• Final Examination25%
This distribution may be changed at the discretion of the individual instructor. Aside from the above, students are mandated to take the American...
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