Introductory Chemistry –

chm110

(3 credits)

This course will examine the basic principles of chemistry conceptually and specifically. The course will apply chemical concepts to address relevant issues ranging from atomic structure and chemical reactions to organic and biological chemistry. The course topics include matter and energy, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, chemical equilibrium, and nuclear, organic, and biological chemistry. Students will apply these concepts using practical examples, facilitated discussions, and experiments conducted through a virtual laboratory.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Fundamentals of Chemistry

  • Explain the importance of chemistry in our lives and in society.
  • Demonstrate problem solving for unit conversion and equation manipulation.
  • Describe the periodic nature and properties of atoms and elements.

Atoms, Molecules, and Chemical Reactions

  • Describe the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.
  • Classify chemical reactions.
  • Apply stoichiometry to chemical reactions.

Intermolecular Forces and Phases of Matter

  • Describe the process of chemical bonding.
  • Explain the behavior and properties of gases.
  • Identify intermolecular forces and properties of liquids and solids.

Solutions, Chemical Equilibrium, and Electron Transfer

  • Analyze the characteristics of solutions.
  • Identify the relationships between reaction rates and chemical equilibrium.
  • Identify the properties of acids and bases.
  • Describe the transfer of electrons in oxidation-reduction reactions.

Applications of Chemistry

  • Describe the internal structure of the atomic nucleus and radioactive decay.
  • Identify uses of radioactivity and radioisotopes.
  • Describe the fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry.

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