Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
CHEM 109 General, Organic, and Biochemistry I (GOBC I) 3 sem. hrs.
TI: This course is specifically designed for students intending to pursue careers in nursing and related fields. This first course focuses on inorganic chemistry or general chemistry. Topics include: measurements; significant figures; metric system; units; density; atoms, molecules and ions; basic nomenclature of inorganic salts and simple diatomic covalent molecules; balancing chemical reactions; stoichiometry (mass-mole relationships); basic gas laws; basics of thermodynamics; basics of acid-base chemistry; basics of chemical kinetics; basics of chemical equilibrium; periodic table; basics of chemical bonding; Lewis structures and VSEPR geometries; and basic of nuclear chemistry. A working knowledge of basic math including simple algebra is needed. This course is calculation intensive. All students need a scientific calculator. Successful completion of the CHEM 100 placement exam is needed to enter this course. Taking the lab course (CHEM 109L) in conjunction with this lecture course is highly recommended. A grade of C or better is required to enroll in CHEM 110. This course does not count toward the chemistry or biology major. This course is normally offered during the fall & spring semesters and in the summer I session every year.
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