Introduction to Chemistry

Submission Information

  • Final
  • Chemistry
  • August 07, 2013

Descriptor Details

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • 101
  • 4

This course is a survey of basic chemistry topics.  This course is intended as preparation for major’s chemistry, allied health, and general education.

Elementary algebra or higher or eligibility for transfer-level mathematics


  1. Matter – Atoms and Elements
  2. Nomenclature
  3. Measurement
  4. Chemical Bonds
  5. Molecular Structure
  6. Chemical Reactions
  7. Stoichiometry
  8. Energy and States of Matter
  9. Gas Laws
  10. Aqueous Systems
  11. Solutions
  12. Acids, bases and salts

Laboratory activities will support the range of topics covered in lecture including chemical laboratory safety, with a focus on hands-on qualitative and quantitative experiments. It is expected that this will be explicitly covered in the course outline of record.

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  1. nalyze the fundamental features of chemistry including measurement, mathematical conversion of measured physical properties such as mass, volume, density, pressure, temperature, solutions, concentrations and dilutions;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the qualitative features of chemistry including physical and chemical properties, naming and writing chemical formulas of compounds and evaluating chemical reactions;
  3. Differentiate typical acid and base formulas and compare/contrast the behavior associated with acids and bases;
  4. Analyze chemical reactions to quantitatively determine theoretical yield

Lab work
Written papers and/or reports

Tro, Introductory Chemistry

Zumdahl, Introduction to Chemistry – A Foundation

Bell, Chemical Exporations:  Lab Text for Intro Chemistry

  • May 03, 2022
  • 1 unit of lab