CHE 151 Basic Chemistry for the Health Sciences I (3 credits)

A study of chemistry at an introductory level, intended for students in the paramedical sciences (nursing, dental hygiene, respiratory therapy, etc.). Topics include the nature of atoms; ionic and covalent bonding; nomenclature; chemical change and equilibrium; gas laws; properties of water and aqueous solutions; acids, bases and pH; and an introduction to organic and biochemical compounds. This course pre-supposes some knowledge of elementary algebra. Not open to Math-Science students. Prerequisites: College level reading and placement into MAT 088 or higher.