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CHE 1311 College Chemistry I

A university-parallel course in chemistry for the nonscience major. Atomic theory, periodic law, chemical bonds, chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, acids and bases and the impact of chemistry upon the world and the environment. Three classroom, two lab hours per week. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

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 


  • Using the periodic table, describe the properties of the elements and name ionic and covalent compounds.
  • Describe characteristics and properties of three states of matter.
  • Apply chemistry concepts to describe the causes and effects of global warming, air pollution, water pollution and ozone depletion.
  • Describe the properties and terms used to describe different types of solutions including the acidity and basicity.
  • Using the modern atomic theory, describe the structure of atoms and the formation of covalent and ionic bonds.
  • Describe chemical changes by using the mole concept, balanced equations, rates and equilibrium concepts, and energy changes.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2