General Chemistry

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Course Description:
The courses CHM 1045-1046 are designed to fulfill requirements in general chemistry for the first year in science, premedical, and engineering curricula. Includes units and measurements, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, gases, liquids, solids, atomic structure, and bonding.


Course Details


CHM 1030 (with a grade of C or better) or one credit in high school chemistry and eligibility for MAC 1140 or a more advanced course

CHM 1045L should be taken concurrently



Travis Bates


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Online Educational Resource

No textbook or course materials are required to purchase for this course.



Assignment/course outline:

Throughout the semester, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to Chemistry and the Scientific Method
  • Measurements and Calculations
  • Atoms and Elements
  • Molecules, Compounds and Chemical Equations
  • Chemical Quantities and Aqueous Reactions
  • Gases
  • Thermochemistry
  • The Quantum-Mechanical Model of the Atom
  • Periodic Properties of the Elements
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Molecular Orbital Theory and Valence Bond Theory


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Area 2 - Natural Science: Explore the Nature of Science

The purpose of the study of the natural sciences component in the core curriculum is to enable the student to understand, construct, and evaluate relationships in the natural sciences, and to understand the bases for building and testing scientific theories.

NS-1 Recognize appropriate scientific terminology.

NS-2 Apply scientific principles or concepts. 

NS-3 Solve real-world problems using scientific knowledge.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Make use of the language and terminology of chemistry

Demonstrate a working knowledge of the fundamental concepts in chemistry

Differentiate between competing theories that explain chemical concepts such as the valence bond and molecular orbital theories of bonding

Solve problems relating to chemical concepts

Interpret data from chemical experiments graphically or numerically

Identify how technology is used in chemical processees


NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-2, NS-3

NS-1, NS-3

Tests, Cumulative Final, Homework, Quizzes


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Lecture/Teacher facilitated:

The teacher will be leading class discussions on the material contained in the text during each class period using visual aids including PowerPoint presentations, which students have access to via Canvas.


The students will be responsible for solving homework problems,  and forming group study sessions outside of class.

ACE Lab tutors:

Student tutors are available in the lab to provide individualized help. Hours can be found posted each semester on the lab door and/or via the web site.


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