CHEM2000 Introduction to Chemistry

This course is intended as a broad introduction to Chemistry. This is a combination lecture and laboratory class designed to prepare students for further study in biology, chemistry, physics courses and for engineering technology. Topics covered include the scientific method, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, acids and bases, nomenclature, equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, oxidation and reduction. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.




Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1500

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explain the classification of matter
Examine the structure of elements and chemical compounds
Classify chemical reactions
Apply the periodic table of elements to predict trends
Solve chemical equations using stoichiometry and chemical laws
Classify the bonding in compounds and molecules
Define the steps involved in the scientific method
Synthesize chemical concepts and experimental methods
Formulate hypotheses
Document experimental data from virtual lab experiments in accordance with proper scientific technique
Identify precision and accuracy, significant figures and scientific notation
Identify the uses of chemistry in our environment and everyday life
Collect data using a variety of laboratory equipment
Write lab reports
Analyze data
Exhibit safe laboratory practices

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details





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