CHM173 - Chemistry

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Subject Title

Subject Description
This is the first semester of a two-semester general chemistry course. The emphasis is on the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics have been selected so that the student will develop basic problem solving and laboratory skills if he/she is to use chemistry successfully as a tool in his/her future training. Laboratory exercises involve development of selected techniques of substance identification and substance quantification.

Credit Status
Programs: BTR, CHY, CLP, CLT, Semester 1

MTH148 or MTH173

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Express balanced chemical equations in proper inorganic nomenclature.
  2. Solve chemical problems using the mole concept given a limiting reagent involving substances in the gas, liquid or solid state.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to properly use top ? loading and analytical balances, melting point and boiling point apparatus, refractometer and vacuum filtration.
  4. Work safely, efficiently, and accurately in a laboratory setting.
  5. Develop laboratory skills required for future laboratory courses and for future employment.
  6. Work independently within a laboratory environment and work co-operatively within a team environment.
  7. Use observational and critical thinking skills to develop pathways to solve individual laboratory questions.
  8. Identify possible experimental errors in laboratory endeavors.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.