CHM 115 : Health Science Chemistry I
This course is designed for students in the health sciences. Topics include: a survey of measurements and the metric system; energy and matter; atomic structure and its relationship to chemical bonding; nomenclature; the periodic table; chemical reactivity; the mole and stochiometric relationships; a consideration of the gas laws; solutions (molarity and % concentration); chemical equilibrium; acids and bases with an emphasis on Bronsted theory, pH, and buffers. Prerequisite: One year of high school biology and one year of high school chemistry. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Instructional Support Fee applies. Gen. Ed. Competencies Met: Scientific Reasoning and Discovery.
- Classify matter based on physical state and composition and perform heat calculations using specific heat, mass, and change in temperature.
- Use the correct gas law to perform calculations involving volume, pressure, temperature, and amount of gas.
- Describe the structure of an atom and write electron configurations of atoms and ions.
- Write the correct names and chemical formulas of molecular and ionic compounds; employ balanced chemical equations to solve stoichiometric problems.
- Write equilibrium constant expressions and carry out calculations of equilibrium concentrations of reactants and products.
- Perform pH, pOH, [H+], [OH-] calculations and solve acid-base titration problems.