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CH 101 - NPS General Chemistry: Practical Principles

4.00 credits.
(Natural and Physical Science Core Course)
This course is a one-semester survey of chemistry intended primarily for non-science majors. The main objective is to raise the students’ awareness of the chemistry in the world around them and to allow them to appreciate its importance and purpose. Chemistry is in the air, lakes, rivers, our clothes, computers, food, our bodies – in essence, it is everywhere. Chemistry is also in the news when we hear about forensic analysis, DNA sequencing, drug design, new ceramic or plastic materials, new computer chips, etc. This course presents chemistry in the context of real-world examples, such as forensics, food chemistry, chemistry of the body, and the like; the specific choice is left to the instructor. The examples presented lead to the introduction of scientific and chemical principles, which are then applied to achieve an appropriate solution or understanding. *Prerequisite(s): High school algebra. *Corequisite(s): CH 101L. Hours: lecture, 3; laboratory, 3. Spring semester.