Feb 26, 2024  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024 
  
RCC Catalog 2023-2024
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CHEM 104L - Introductory Chemistry Lab


1 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): RD 90  or WR 91  or designated placement; and MTH 65  or MTH 63  or designated placement.

Corequisite(s): CHEM 104 , CHEM 104R  

Course Description: Designed for non-science majors. Introduces the essence of atoms and molecules, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, gases, acids, and bases. Prepares students for work in a laboratory that uses chemicals. Students must enroll in lecture, laboratory and recitation sections. All three sections must be taken concurrently.

Course Level: Lower Division Collegiate

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Use the metric system, scientific notation, significant figures, and conversion factors to perform introductory chemistry calculations.
  • CLO#2: Use the periodic table as a tool for solving problems in introductory chemistry.
  • CLO#3: Use the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) system to name and write formulas for introductory chemical compounds.
  • CLO#4: Use Lewis structures, electronegativity values, and molecular shapes to draw conclusions about intermolecular forces and states of matter.
  • CLO#5: Write and balance chemical reactions; use balanced equations to perform stoichiometry calculations.
  • CLO#6: Use energy concepts to explain reaction rates and chemical equilibrium.
  • CLO#7: Describe and calculate properties of aqueous solutions, including acids, bases, and salts.
  • CLO#8: Interpret laboratory data to draw conclusions about introductory chemistry experiments. (ILO: Quantitative Literacy and Reasoning)
  • CLO#9: Learn how to perform hazard assessment, SDS, and learn safety techniques.



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