Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
CHEM 100 Introduction to Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.
This course is designed for students who have had little or no chemistry experience prior to attending Walsh. This course is mandatory for nursing-intended students who do not pass the CHEM 100 placement test with 70% or higher. This course provides the concepts and basic skills sets to help prepare students for CHEM 109. Topics include the metric system; units; significant figures; factor-label calculations; density; atoms, molecules and ions; basic nomenclature of inorganic salts; balancing chemical reactions; mass-mole relationships; basic algebra; logarithms; basics of acid base chemistry; basic chemical bonding; and an introduction to Lewis structures and VSEPR geometries. The course is taught at a pace to enable substantial repetition and skill development. The course is problem-solving intensive and all students must have a basic scientific calculator. A grade of C- or better in this course is required to enroll in CHEM 109. This course is offered every fall and spring semester.
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