CHEM 151: Elementary Survey of Chemistry

Credits 3 Lecture Hours 3
Provides the student with an adequate background in the fundamentals of chemistry. Covers the basic language and quantitative relationships of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, structure-property relationships, chemical reactions. Prerequisite to CHEM 152 for majors in medical technology and nursing and other allied health and science-related fields, or can be taken as a preparatory course for CHEM 161.

Credit in MATH 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher, and placement in ENG 23 or higher.

Course Outcomes
  • Predict properties of chemical elements based on their atomic structure and their location in the Periodic Table.
  • Name chemical compounds, balance chemical and nuclear reactions.
  • Predict properties of chemical compounds based on chemical bonding, molecular shapes, and polarity.
  • Calculate mass relationships in chemical reactions and the quantity of matter in gaseous chemicals and chemical solutions.
  • Predict the products of common chemical reactions.
  • Apply knowledge of chemical concepts to a current environmental, health, industrial, or technological issue or condition by writing a short research paper.