CHM 095: Basic Lab Chemistry


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An introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry, with particular emphasis on symbolic and numerical aspects, culminating in the study of the principles of organic chemistry. CHM 095 is designed to be used to satisfy entrance prerequisites at nursing and health profession schools and to serve as the prerequisite course for a beginning-level college chemistry course.

Module 1
Exponential Numbers, Metric System, Matter, Physical and Chemical Changes

Module 2
Atomic Theory, Chemical Formulas, Chemical Names

Module 3
Molecular Weights, Moles, Percent Composition, Empirical Formulas

Module 4
Balancing Equations, Equation Calculations, Gas Laws

Module 5
Electron Configurations, Orbital Diagrams, Atomic Properties, Lewis Structures, Polarity

Module 6
Acids/Bases/Salts, pH, Buffers, Titrations, Solutions

Module 7
Equilibrium, Kinetics

Module 8
Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry

Video Lab
Lab Apparatus and Equipment, Mass and Volume, Density, Distillation and Filtration, Chemical Reactions, Acids and Bases, Paper Chromatography, Synthesis of Aspirin, Urinalysis, Carbonate Analysis, Hydrate Analysis

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