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CHEM 110: General Chemistry I

Course Information

Description: Principles of, and calculations in areas such as atomic structure, solutions, chemical bonding, chemicals formulas and equations, gases, energy transformations accompanying chemical changes, and descriptive chemistry.

SLOs:

  • Application of the Scientific Method — Successful students will be able to apply the scientific method by stating a question, performing
    experiments and/or analyzing a data presentation.
  • Nomenclature — Successful students will be able to name general inorganic compounds.
  • CHEM 110L; Application of the Scientific Method — Successful students will be able to apply the scientific method by stating a question, performing
    experiments and/or analyzing a data presentation.
  • CHEM 110L; Chemical Lab Technique — Successful students will be able to set up and execute general and intermediate chemical reactions in the
    lab using a chemical technique.

Prerequisites: A minimum grade of “C” in CHEM 100 or high school chemistry with laboratory, and two years of high school algebra or MATH 60

Semesters & Campuses Offered: Fall, Spring @ San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook; Summer @ San Marcos, Fallbrook

Textbooks (required): Chemistry 110 Lab Manual, Palomar College Edition: “Experiments in General Chemistry”

Textbook (online): Chemistry (Orange Cover) by OpenStax

Textbooks (recommended, but not required): any general chemistry textbook, such as Chemistry by McMurry & Fay, Chemistry by Zumdahl, or Chemical Principles by Atkins & Jones

Homework: ALEKS

Materials: non-programmable scientific calculator, safety glasses/goggles (Z-87 Rating), completed Safety Quiz

 

**If you are enrolling in CHEM 110, consider taking the “CHEM 100 or CHEM 110?: Self-Evaluation Quiz” to test your knowledge in basic concepts of chemistry. The results of this quiz will assist you in choosing to enroll between Chemistry 100 or Chemistry 110.**

 

Course Resources

Downloadable Periodic Tables

Common Lab Equipment via ACS

 

Study Links & Materials

Concept Practice: Videos & Workbook

Varied Practice Problems via Washington University

Redox Reactions Practice via KhanAcademy

Redox Review via ChemLibre

Nomenclature Practice via KhanAcademy

Nomenclature Practice via David Shaw @ MATC

Balancing Chemical Reactions Practice via KhanAcademy

Balancing Chemical Reactions Practice via ScienceGeek

Dimensional Analysis Practice via UCDSB

Dimensional Analysis Practice via SLU

Combustion Reaction Practice via ScienceGeek

Acid Base Practice via HISD

Precipitation Reactions Practice via Tonawanda CSD

Lab Equipment Practice via Quia