CHEM 1010 - Introduction to Chemistry
4 sem hrs cr
(3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory)
This course provides an overview of basic chemical principles and applications. Specific topics include: measurements, interpretation of graphs, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding and molecular structure, and solutions. Prerequisite: Exemption from or completion of learning support competency courses.
In rare and unusual circumstances, a course prerequisite can be overridden with the permission of the Department Lead for the discipline.
*Cannot be paired with CHEM 1110 or CHEM 1120 to meet the General Education science requirement.
Transfer (UT) or Non-Transfer Course (UN): UT
Master Course Syllabus
After completing the requirements of CHEM 1010, students will be able to…
- understand and be able to explain the general principles, laws, and theories of chemistry that are discussed throughout the semester.
- use critical thinking and logic in the solution of problems.
- apply learned chemistry skills to new situations.
- apply chemical principles in the laboratory setting.
- recognize the value of chemistry in our daily lives.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe the activities that are part of the scientific method
- Perform math calculations that involve positive and negative numbers, percentages, and solving equations
- Use the numeric values of prefixes to write a metric equality
- Use conversion factors to change from one unit to another
- Classify examples of matter as pure substances or mixtures
- Identify the states and the physical and chemical properties of matter
- Calculate the energy released or absorbed as matter changes states between solids, liquids, and gases
- Determine the number of protons, neutrons, and electrons in an atom given the mass number
- Describe the energy levels, sublevels, and orbitals for the electrons in an atom
- Use the electron configurations of elements to explain the trend in periodic properties
- Describe alpha, beta, positron, and gamma radiation
- Write the symbols for the simple ions of the representative elements
- Use electronegativity to determine the polarity of a bond
- Predict the three-dimensional structure of a molecule, and classify it as polar or nonpolar
- Write a balanced chemical equation from the formulas of the reactants and products for a reaction
- Given the chemical formula of a substance, calculate its molar mass
- Use the ideal gas law equation to solve for pressure, volume, temperature or the number of moles of a gas when given three of the four values in the ideal gas law equation
- Identify the solute and solvent in a solution
- Calculate the concentration of a solute in a solution
- Describe how temperature, concentration, and catalysts affect the rate of a reaction