CHEM 1000 - Introductory Chemistry
This course introduces chemical concepts that include the particulate nature of matter, gas laws, atomic theory, periodic trends, chemical bonding and intermolecular forces, stoichiometry, chemical reactions (precipitation, acid-base and reduction-oxidation), chemical equilibrium, nuclear chemistry and organic chemistry.
CHEM 1000 is intended primarily for those who have not had high school chemistry or who feel they need a review.
Instructional Method Lecture and Lab
General Education Requirement: Physical Science
Comments: This course meets UW’s Physical and Natural World requirement.
Enrollment in MATH 0930 Intermediate Algebra, or placement into a higher level mathematics course.
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of CHEM 1000 Introductory Chemistry, the student will:
- Predict chemical phenomena using particulate models, especially atomic and kinetic molecular theories.
- Explain chemical phenomena using particulate and symbolic representations.
- Predict the macroscopic and particulate properties of a substance that arise from the bonding present in that substance.
- Develop quantitative relationships for a substance using appropriate means, especially the mole concept, molar mass, Molarity, the Ideal Gas Law and density.
- Predict the reactivity of a substance by way of precipitation, acid-base or reduction-oxidation reactions.
- Communicate chemical concepts in written and oral form.
- Demonstrate appropriate chemical laboratory safety and skills, including the use of appropriate technologies to obtain, record, and analyze chemical information with appropriate precision and accuracy.
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