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CHEM 151 - Perparatory Chemistry - Isaac Koh

Course:Perparatory Chemistry
Professor:Isaac Koh
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 5 Week


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Welcome to Chemistry 151!  This is a five-week winter course, equivalent to one semester preparatory course, for CHEM 201 and provides intensive foundation in problem solving, basic atomic theory, stoichiometry, nomenclature, states of matter, and solution chemistry.  Laboratory experiences will enforce principles learned and will familiarize students with proper handling and maintenance of gravimetric and volumetric equipment.

Course Description

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to


  • Analyze chemical problems and chemical reactions according to stoichiometric methodology.
  • Examine the forms and states of matter, the structure of the atom, arrangement of electrons, and how this relates to the organization of the periodic table.
  • Differentiate between the essential features of covalent and ionic bonding.


  • Investigate chemical reactions with chemicals, scientific glassware, and instruments in a precise, accurate, and safe manner.
  • Analyze chemical data, including graphical manipulation, and formulate meaningful conclusions based on the chemical data.
  • Students will have a virtual experience in Lab Experiments, using online resources. 

What to Expect in this Course

Required Materials

  1. Mastering Chemistry (MC) access code with eText of Nivaldo Tro’s Introductory Chemistry, 6th Edition.
  2. Chemistry 151 Laboratory Manual, available on Canvas
  1. Canvas access: no cost to registered students
  2. Scientific Calculator: Must be scientific calculator, such as Casio FX-115ESPLUS or Texas TI-30-XA. (Available on Amazon or in retail stores from $6.00 and up.) 

Types of Assessments

Exams (50%) Lab Experiments (25%) Quiz (5%) Worksheets (10%) Mastering Chemistry (10%)

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Nivaldo J. Tro, "Introductory Chemistry", 6th edition, Pearson

Other Relevant Course Information

ConferZoom video conferencing for Online Live class

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

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Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

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Last updated: 10/05/2021 Sub#: 706