CH 221 General Chemistry

A general chemistry sequence for students majoring in most sciences, pharmacy, and chemical engineering. This is the first of a three-term sequence for students in science, engineering and the professional health programs.




Prerequisite: Completion of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better and a passing score on the chemistry entrance exam; or CH 150 Preparatory Chemistry with a grade of C or better, or CH 121 College Chemistry with a grade of C or better or CH 112 Chemistry for Health Occupations with a grade of C or better; and MTH 095 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better (or higher concurrent MTH course. This course includes a laboratory component.


Offered Fall Winter only


Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course

General Education Requirements

AS Physical Science, AGS Math/Science, AAOT Science/Math Lab Course,


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Differentiate the historical developments leading to the development of the atomic theory and the Periodic Table. Solve scientific problems with quantitative methods using dimensional analysis and/or algebra regarding unit conversions, stoichiometry, gas laws, and thermochemistry. Apply chemical principles associated with chemical and physical changes and properties of matter, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, the kinetic theory of a gas, and quantum theory. Work safely in a laboratory environment while observing and accurately recording measurements related to chemical phenomena.