Jan 30, 2023
CHEM 1510 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I
General course in fundamental chemical principles. Atomic structure, periodic classification, bonding, mole concept, stoichiometry with problem solving, thermochemistry, equilibrium, and gases. Recommended for majors in chemistry, engineering, biological sciences, plant biology, clinical laboratory science, geological sciences, secondary education (B.S.Ed. in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, and integrated science), and preprofessional (biological science) areas.
Requisites: (MATH 1200 or math placement level 2 or higher) and (C- or better in CHEM 1500 or score 1510 or better on chemistry placement exam) and WARNING: not CHEM 1520 or 1210
Credit Hours: 4
General Education Code: 2NS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 3.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM Course: TMNS Natural Sciences, TAG Course: OSC023 General Chemistry Sequence (combo of OSC008/009), TAG Course: OSC008 General Chemistry I
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Apply gas laws and kinetic molecular theory to processes involving gases.
- Balance chemical equations and use stoichiometric relationships and the mole concept.
- Identify different types of reactions and predict outcome of these reactions.
- Name and classify inorganic compounds.
- Understand basic thermodynamics and the role of energy and enthalpy in chemical reactions and perform thermochemical calculations.
- Understand the basic concepts of quantum theory and use periodic trends to make predictions about atomic properties.
- Understand theories of chemical bonding including VSEPR, Valence Bond theory and Molecular Orbital theory.
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