Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Preparatory Chemistry

 Title Abbreviation:   PREPARATORY CHEMISTRY

 Department:    CHEM&

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Chemistry introduction for those who need background before CHEM& 121. Introduces chemical symbols and nomenclature, equations, states of mater, bonding, energy, and dimensional analysis.


Prerequisite: Either placement into OR co-enrollment in OR completion of a college-level Math course with a grade of "C" or higher.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Natural Sciences  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and use chemical symbols for elements and compounds
  2. Balance simple chemical equations
  3. Solve unit-conversion and stoichiometry problems using dimensional analysis
  4. Express and manipulate numbers using scientific notation and significant figures
  5. Relate energy changes to chemical equations
  6. Describe the basic structure of atoms and ions and relate them to their location on the Periodic table, their charge, and the number of fundamental particles
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concept of chemical bonding
  8. Recognize and use inorganic nomenclature for ionic compounds
  9. Describe the states and properties of matter
  10. Demonstrate an understanding of the mole and Avogadro's number
  11. NATURAL SCIENCES: Demonstrate scientific literacy.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Atomic symbols and nomenclature
  2. Balancing equations
  3. Unit conversions and stoichiometry
  4. Significant figures and scientific notation
  5. Atomic structure and periodicity
  6. Physical and chemical properties and states of matter
  7. Bonding