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CHE-1020-VU01 - Introduction to Chemistry


Synonym: 184913
Location: Winooski
Room: CCV Winooski 408
Credits: 4
Day/Times: Thursday, 08:30A - 04:30P
Semester Dates: 05-28-2020 to 08-13-2020
Last day to drop without a grade: 06-11-2020 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 07-14-2020 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Vidula Srivastava | View Faculty Credentials
Materials/Lab Fees: $125.00
Open Seats/Section Limit: 15/18 (as of 11-05-19 8:15 AM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Scientific Method
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

An introduction to the concepts, principles and applications of chemistry. Includes atomic structure, periodicity, structure of matter, solutions, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Includes lab sessions which will illustrate the principles of quantitative interpretation of data. Prior learning in Intermediate Algebra or equivalent is strongly recommended.

Essential Objectives:

1. Define, and distinguish between, science and pseudoscience.
2. Define and employ the terms necessary to the study of chemistry.
3. Describe Dalton's atomic theory and modern atomic structure.
4. Explain the organization of the periodic table and how to use it.
5. Name, and be able to write chemical formulas for, binary ionic and covalent compounds, including those with common polyatomic ions.
6. Describe basic classes of chemical reactions and write complete, balanced chemical equations.
7. Apply the systems of measurement and unit conversions used in chemistry.
8. Apply the concepts of acid-base chemistry according to Arrhenius.
9. Describe the concept of equilibrium.
10. Describe the fundamental characteristics of solids, liquids, and gases.
11. Explain chemical bonding and molecular structure.
12. Demonstrate the quantitative reasoning skills required to understand, calculate, and interpret stoichiometric data for formulas, chemical reactions, and solutions.
Lab Objectives:
1. Apply knowledge of the scientific method to construct hypotheses, predictions, and lab reports and to design, analyze, and/or critique experiments found throughout peer-reviewed research and laboratory notebooks.
2. Utilize mathematical techniques necessary to properly collect and interpret data (i.e., unit conversions, standardization, and scaling necessary for data collection, graphing and charting).
3. Apply proper techniques in using common scientific tools to collect data and describe how they work (i.e., microscopes, spectrophotometers, UV sterilizers, etc.).
4. Identify and demonstrate lab safety techniques that are in line with CCV’s Chemical Hygiene Plan, Lab Safety Agreements, and chemical Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

Textbooks:

Summer 2020 textbook data will be available on April 6. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Vidula Srivastava
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Ryan Joy

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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