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Applied General Chemistry I

Course Description: 

This course offers applications of general chemistry emphasizing industry-related laboratory skills and competencies including laboratory safety and report writing. It addresses supporting chemical theories including atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactivity, gas laws, acids and bases, and solutions, and an overview of organic chemistry. Prerequisites: MATH 1333 or MATH 1314 or higher, Reading level 7, Writing level 7, Math level 6 (4:3-3)

This information is provided by the individual instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
A. Perform industry-related laboratory skills including measuring physical and chemical properties of matter, performing chemical calculations, naming and writing chemical formulas, writing equations for chemical reactions, and calculating stoichiometric relationships.
B. Describe basic atomic and molecular structure.
C. Write laboratory reports.
D. Apply safe laboratory practices,
1. Demonstrate the use of the Periodic Table, identify the more common elements, and determine oxidation numbers of elements.
2. State the difference between molecules, compounds, and elements, and describe Bohr’s model of the atom.
3. Using chemical nomenclature, write word equations and balance equations with the equation given.
4. Using the mole concept, determine the number of moles in reactants and products.
5. Explain the gas laws and use their formulae to calculate changes in pressure, temperature and volume; plus partial pressure.
6. Explain specific heat, melting point, and heat of fusion.
7. Define or explain boiling point, vapor pressure, viscosity, surface tension, volatility, hydrogen bonding, and heat of vaporization.
8. Demonstrate knowledge using concentrations, percentages, pH, PPM, and PPB.
9. Define solute, solvent, molarity, molality, acid anhydride and basic anhydride.
10. Explain the pH scale, neutralization, pH, buffer solution, titration, indicator, and the concept of acids and bases.
11. Name, illustrate, or explain the hydrocarbon compounds up to octane, the hydrocarbon families of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, isomerization and catenation.
12. Perform laboratory tests using the following instruments and equipment when available: Gas Chromatograph, pH meter, conductivity meter, analytical balance, burettes, pipettes, viscometers, and hydrometers.
Grade Range: 
90 - 100 A
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F
Grade Formula: 
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Homework/Test Make-Up Policy: 
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Attendance Policy: 
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Classroom Participation Policy (optional): 
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Classroom Etiquette: 
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Withdrawal Policy: 
Faculty will not drop students. Students starting college for the first time in fall 2007 or after may only receive six grades of W ( grade received from a course dropped after the census date) from all Texas public colleges and universities attended. Grades of W in developmental courses or courses taken while in high school will not count in the six grades of W. After six grades of W are received, students must receive grades of A, B, C, D, or F in all courses. There are other exemptions from the six-drop limit and students should consult with a Counselor/Educational Planner before they drop courses to determine these exemptions. Students receiving financial aid must get in touch with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing from a course.
Repeat Rule: 
If a course is subject to the repeat rule, a student may take the course two times and pay the regular tuition. The third time, the student will be charged an additional $60.00 of tuition per credit hour for the third or subsequent time taken.
Honesty Statement: 
San Jacinto College students should exhibit honesty, integrity, and high standards in their academic work. Members of the college community benefit from an open and honest educational environment. Upholding academic integrity is the responsibility of everyone.

Emergency Response: 
For immediate response to an emergency on campus San Jacinto College Police Department should be notified immediately by dialing extension 5555 or 281-476-9128.
Emergency Notification/College Closure: 
In the event the College needs to be closed for any situation, such as inclement weather, students and employees should check the College website at www.sanjac.edu or call (888) 845-5288 for the most immediate and current information. The College will also engage SJC AlertMe, which sends a voicemail, email, and/or text message to each student/employee who opts in. Students are responsible for any charges from their phone service provider associated with receiving voice or text messages. Official communications with students is through their San Jacinto College email account, and any emergency notifications will always be sent to students' San Jacinto College email addresses. The College will also contact local media but the most reliable, accurate and current information will also be found on the College website, via SJC AlertMe, or at the toll-free number listed above.
Use Of Student Email: 
The College provides a free, official email account to all students to ensure efficient and secure communications between you and the College. Students will be required to use their college-issued email address to communicate with their instructors and all other college personnel, so it is easy to distinguish a student's email from spam. The College expects that students will utilize their college email addresses to send and receive communications with college personnel and will read email on a frequent and consistent basis. To activate your student email go to http://www.sanjac.edu/email and follow the instructions provided on the site.
Disability Statement: 
If a student has a disability that may affect his or her ability to learn the material in this course, the student should get in touch with the Disabilities Services Counselor on the campus located in the Educational Planning and Counseling Centers:
Central Campus - 281-476-1888;
North Campus - 281-998-6150 Ext. 2317;
South Campus - 281-922-3444

Graduation Information: 
Upon completion of degree and/or certificate requirements, the student must apply for graduation for the credential to be awarded. There is no fee to apply for graduation. The student completes a Degree Evaluation online using SOS. Confirm that all requirements for the degree or certificate are completed or in progress. Print a copy and bring it to the Educational Planning and Counseling office or Enrollment Services office. Submit a Request for Final Graduation Verification with the Degree Evaluation to the campus Enrollment Services office by (date). This date is provided by the individual instructor.