This course is for students who have little or no previous knowledge of chemistry. The foundations of chemistry are presented to students who need preparation for further study in chemistry as well as to students who only want to take an introductory course. Topics covered include: chemical measurements, atomic structure, formulas, chemical reactions and equations, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, molecules and chemical bonding, gas laws, liquids, solids, solutions, acids and bases.
This course is to be taken concurrently with the associated lab, Chemistry 1015.
Upon completion of the course students should:
- Understand and interpret basic chemical symbols, nomenclature, and equations;
- Understand and describe basic atomic molecular structure and reactions;
- Perform basic chemical calculations including dimensional analysis and stoichiometric problems; and
- Apply their understanding of chemistry to real-world situations.