Course DescriptionDesigned to introduce the science major student to mathematical and chemical principles needed for a successful experience in their science studies. Includes problem solving, graphs, calculator use, atomic structure, periodic properties, inorganic nomenclature, the mole, balancing equations and stoichiometry.

A.scientific notation B.significant figures C.metric system D.dimensional analysis E.graphing F.calculator use G.basic atomic structure H.periodic properties I.inorganic nomenclature J.the mole K.balancing equations L.stoichiometry

1. Exhibit proficiency using a scientific calculator. 2. Express and manipulate numbers using scientific notation and significant figures. 3. Recognize the importance of significant figures in measurements. 4. Apply significant figures to measurements. 5. Solve problems using units and dimensional analysis including cubed units such as m3 to cm3 and density. 6. Generate and use conversion factors from available information. 7. Construct and interpret graphs. 8. Describe the fundamental organization of the periodic table. 9. Describe the fundamental differences between the states of matter. 10. Describe the basic structure of an atom. 11. Use inorganic nomenclature system including a discussion of the properties of common acids and bases and their pH. 12. Predict when an ionic or covalent bond will form. 13. Relate the mass of a substance to the concept of the mole and Avogadro’s number. 14. Write and balance chemical equations. 15. Perform mole-mole, gram-gram, percent and theoretical yield calculations from a balanced equation.

Natural Sciences: Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world. Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking: Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.