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CHEM 1041 - Principles of Chemistry I

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 5Lab 3
Course Description: This is the first course in a two-course introduction to chemistry. Students will investigate the basic concepts of chemistry, including atomic theory and structure, chemical nomenclature, chemical equations and stoichiometry, electron configuration and periodicity, chemical bonding, molecular structure, enthalpy changes associated with chemical reactions, the behavior of gases, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Quantitative laboratory experiments emphasize observation, organization of data, and analysis of data. This course is intended for students who need a course in general chemistry to fulfill a requirement for a variety of majors such as: chemistry, medicine, biology, nursing, dentistry, physical therapy and liberal arts.
MnTC Goals
3 Natural Science

Prerequisite(s): Assessment score placement in MATH 1061  or above, or completion of MATH 0070  with a grade of C or higher. Assessment score placement into RDNG 1000  or completion of RDNG 0900  or RDNG 0950  with a grade of C or higher.
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Matter and Measurement
  2. Atomic Structure
  3. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  4. Chemical Equations and Stoichiometry
  5. Electron Configuration and Periodicity
  6. Enthalpy Changes Associated with Chemical Reactions
  7. Gases
  8. Inorganic Nomenclature
  9. Introduction to Organic Chemistry
  10. Reactions in Aqueous Solution

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of chemical concepts, laws, and theories.
  2. Communicate chemical ideas clearly and completely.
  3. Use basic laboratory equipment properly.
  4. Investigate matter and its interactions using the scientific method.
  5. Solve problems using inductive and deductive reasoning.

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