CHE 1101 - Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
The first half of the two-semester, introductory chemistry sequence is designed primarily for those students interested in majoring in the sciences. The course includes an introduction to the scientific method and it’s application to the study of chemistry and the properties of matter. The structure of matter at the atomic level is then presented in detail from the standpoint of modern atomic and molecular theory. This includes a description of the electronic structure of atoms and their relation to the periodic table, mass relationships, ionic and covalent bond formation and the theories used to explain molecular shape and molecular interactions. Finally, the major classes of chemical reactions and their associated energy changes will be explored. This will include techniques used to balance chemical equations and the use of stoichiometry to make quantitative predictions. The laboratory focuses on the observation of physical properties of matter and chemical reactions by conventional and instrumental methods, and the application of these observations in a problem-solving environment.
This course is designed for students who have not yet passed both the Arithmetic and Basic Algebra sections of the Mathematics Placement Test.
Course includes a 3-hr laboratory.
Co-requisite Chemistry 1001
Recommended Mathematics co-requisites 1001 and 1002
McDaniel Plan: Scientific Inquiry with Laboratory.
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