Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2020  
Montgomery College 2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHEM 109 - Chemistry and Society


Development of an understanding of the basic principles that are the foundations of chemistry; the significance of chemistry in our society; and the application of chemistry to environmental problems such as air and water pollution, food additives, solid waste recycling, and the energy resources of the earth. This course satisfies the General Education three-credit natural sciences distribution requirement. To satisfy the natural sciences lab distribution requirement, CHEM 109  and CHEM 109L  must be taken concurrently. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , MATH 050 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly CH 109A.

3 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently withMATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Identify matter as elements, compounds, or mixtures.
  • Distinguish between homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
  • Differentiate between gases, liquids, and solids.
  • Use scientific measurements in chemistry calculations.
  • Distinguish between physical and chemical changes and properties.
  • Determine percentage composition of mixtures.
  • Identify the basic components of the atom; distinguish between atoms, ions, and molecules.
  • Use the periodic table to determine the charges of monatomic ions.
  • Write formulas of and names of simple chemical compounds; balance simple chemical equations.
  • Define acids and bases; recognize common acids and bases and describe their uses.
  • Discuss major air pollutants; list some properties of water and describe wastewater treatment methods.
  • Balance nuclear equations and solve simple half-life problems.
  • Describe additional topics of current social and economic interest, such as minerals and metals, chemical toxicology, hydrocarbons, and energy.
  • Make risk-benefit decisions based on scientific information.

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