2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CHEM 103 - Preparatory Chemistry


Credits: 3
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Online
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Description
Serves as a preparation for CHEM 121   - General Chemistry I. Introduces general principles and terminology to students with limited or no chemistry background. Exercises aimed at developing problem solving skills. Students should have taken or have concurrent enrollment in MATH 126  or MATH 126E   or higher to prepare for CHEM 121.  Students may test out of CHEM 103 and place directly into CHEM 121 by earning a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Test.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Use I.U.P.A.C nomenclature rules for the naming of inorganic compounds.
  2. Write and balance common reactions of inorganic chemistry.
  3. Analyze data and formulate equations for deducing the solutions to stoichiometric problems and solutions.
  4. Identify the properties and roles of the electrons, neutrons and protons in atomic structure.
  5. Apply rules of mathematics and unit conversions to solve chemistry problems.
  6. Describe the three physical states of matter.
  7. Apply gas laws to solve problems involving the physical state of gases.

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: MATH 126  or MATH 126E  
Graded: Letter Grade



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