Apr 01, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CH 146 - College Chemistry with Clinical Applications

Credit Hours: 3

A rigorous, science majors' general chemistry course slanted toward medical laboratory applications. Topics covered: atomic structure, chemical bonding, reaction types and equations, stoichiometry, equilibrium, acid-base theory, pH, Henderson-Hasselbalch equation and introduction to organic chemistry.

Course Outcomes
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • describe the evolution of scientific knowledge with respect to the scientific method;
  • categorize matter according to state and class and distinguish between physical and chemical properties and changes;
  • write balanced chemical equations and use them for stoichiometric calculations;
  • write electronic configurations for atoms and understand the relationship between configuration, the periodic table and the chemical properties of elements;
  • relate the properties of compounds to the ionic or covalent nature of their bonds;
  • predict the geometry and polarity of molecules;
  • calculate and manipulate concentration units for the solution of dilution, titration and other solution stoichiometry problems;
  • compare and explain the properties of solutions, colloidal dispersions and suspensions;
  • predict and write equations for ionic reactions in aqueous solutions;
  • predict shifts in chemical equilibria in accordance with LeChatelier's Principle;
  • calculate equilibrium constants for reactions and use these constants to calculate concentrations of species in solution;
  • calculate the pH of strong acid/base, weak acid/bases and buffer solutions;
  • interpret acid/base chemistry according to Bronsted Theory and
  • identify oxidizing agents and reducing agents and balance redox reactions.

Prerequisites: Math Placement MT 125 and high school chemistry or CH 010 and CH 011
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