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CHE 1111 Introduction to Chemistry I

An introductory survey course for students pursuing health science degrees or who have not previously taken high school chemistry. Topics include matter and measurement, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, energy changes, atomic structure and bonding, acid/base chemistry, chemical kinetics, and organic chemistry. Three classroom hours, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Chemistry
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: MAT 0100 or MAT 0600 OR MAT 1110 OR MAT 1130 OR MAT 1445 


  • Compare and contrast the fundamental states and properties of matter, describe basic atomic and electronic structure, and solve chemical problems (Or Equalities) involving length, mass, volume, and temperature using scientific notation, unit conversions and appropriate significant figures.
  • Apply bonding rules to determine the formulas and names for ionic and covalent compounds and analyze structural information and electronegativity to determine molecular shape and polarity.
  • Evaluate the molar concentrations, stoichiometry, energy diagram, and equilibrium data of a chemical reaction to explain the quantitative and qualitative relationships between reactants and products and analyze the properties of gases to predict their behavior when conditions change.
  • Apply solubility principles to predict physical properties and calculate solution concentrations as well as apply the Bronsted-Lowry model to describe the behavior and properties of acids and bases.
  • Compare and contrast organic molecules in terms of their chemical and physical properties based upon their structural features and functional groups and apply the IUPAC system rules to name molecules.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2