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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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CH 130 - Principles of Chemistry I

Credits: (4 credits)

This course provides the foundation for further study in Chemistry, Biology, and Environmental Science. Topics include the unique properties of water, aqueous solutions, atomic and molecular structure, and the relationship of molecular structure to reactivity.

Frequency of Offering:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Explain macroscopic properties of various types and phases of matter as they result from the fundamental nature of atoms, isotopes, ions, subatomic particles, molecules;
  2. Apply the tools that allow scientists to quantitatively communicate including dimensional analysis, proper usage of significant figures, chemical nomenclature, the various ways of writing chemical reactions, and technical writing;
  3. Drawing from the electronic structure of the elements, describe and model how bonding occurs;
  4. Perform stoichiometry calculations to predict quantities and yields in chemical reactions including gases and solutions;
  5. Quantify heat and energy transfer and understand the nature of chemical potential energy and enthalpy changes of reactions;
  6. Interpret molecular geometry and covalent bonds from molecular formulas.

Offered:  Fall semester

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