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CHE 1211 General Chemistry I

A university-parallel course in chemistry for the science major. The first half of a comprehensive first-year survey of chemistry. Topics include the basics of matter, atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, bonding, molecular geometry and gases. Students registering for this course should have previously taken high school chemistry or equivalent. Four classroom hours, three lab hours per week.

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

Prereqs: MAT 0300 OR MAT 1450 OR MAT 1470 OR MAT 1570 OR MAT 1580 OR MAT 2270 OR MAT 2280 OR MAT 2290 


  • Demonstrate an understanding of atoms abilities to build molecules by forming bonds. Apply this understanding to types of bonding and molecular polarity.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the qualitative and quantitative treatment of matter and its properties.
  • Understand the ideal and non-ideal nature of gases and apply the qualitative and quantitative aspects of the gas laws.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the makeup of atoms, their quantum levels and their interaction with or production of electromagnetic radiation.
  • Understand and apply the basic concepts of energy and enthalpy and their relationships to chemical processes.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of atoms, their fundamental particles and their tendency to form molecules, and the basic organization of the periodic table.
  • Understand and apply the qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemical reactions.

Credit Hours: 5

Classroom Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 3