2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial) 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog and Student Handbook (Unofficial)
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CHEM 108 - Introduction to Chemistry

Credits: 4
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Campus/Sites Offered: Charleston, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Online
Offering Note: No additional information available.

Survey of elementary principles of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, and their application to living systems. For non-science majors and students majoring in nursing and allied health.

Please note: CHEM 108 does not satisfy the prerequisites for CHEM 121 General Chemistry I.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of chemical formulas and chemical equations.
  2. Compute chemical calculations, conversions, and the mole.
  3. Diagram electronic structures of atoms and valence electrons.
  4. Diagram covalent and ionic compounds.
  5. Describe and compute the different types of solutions.
  6. Explain acids, bases, and the concept of pH.
  7. Diagram organic compounds with various functional groups.
  8. Analyze oxygen and sulfur containing organic molecules.
  9. Diagram and discuss carbohydrate, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids.
  10. Explain the metabolism of glucose and the production of CO2 and ATP.

Prerequisite: High school chemistry or Instructor approval
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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