Fundamental course in the principles of chemistry. Topics include atoms and atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical equations, chemical reactions, properties of gases, properties of solutions, and thermochemistry. Prerequisites: MATH 106 or higher (or ACT math score of 21 or higher), CHEM/PHYS 108 (or high school chemistry course with a grade of C or higher).
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
MATH 106 or higher (or ACT math score of 21 or higher), CHEM/PHYS 108 (or high school chemistry course with a grade of C or higher).
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered Fall and Spring.
Most current editions of the following:
By J. McMurry and R. Fay (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Chemistry: The Central Science
By T. Brown, et. al. (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Chemistry: Atoms First
By Burdge & Overby (McGraw-Hill) Recommended
By R. Chang (McGraw-Hill) Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
Predict trends in the chemical and physical properties of the elements based on their positions on the periodic table.
Identify the properties of atoms, ions and molecules.
Solve chemistry problems using mathematical skills.
Differentiate between types of chemical reactions.
Apply chemical principles to solve chemical problems.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
Matter and measurement
Atoms, molecules and ions
Formulas, equations and moles
Reaction in aqueous solution
Periodicity and atomic structure
Ionic bonds and main-group chemistry
Covalent bonds and molecular structure
Liquids, solids and phase changes
Solutions and their properties
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 35
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section.
However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.