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Chemistry Courses

CHEM 1100

Intro to Chemistry

Credits: 4

Description: Meets MnTC Goal Area(s):3 Prerequisite(s): MATH0080 This course is designed to provide the learner with an understanding of principles and theories of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, elements, compounds, mixtures, the periodic table, the nature of gasses, liquids and solid states, chemical reactions and stoichiometry. This course includes a laboratory component.

Credit Breakdown: 3/1/0 (Lecture/Lab/On the job training)


This course should help you gain the following abilities and competencies.


Core Abilities

  1. Demonstrate thinking/active learning skills.
  2. Demonstrate global/environmental perspective.
  3. Demonstrate effective communication/interaction skills.


  1. Describe the basic concepts of chemistry
  2. Describe the tools of qualitiative chemistry
  3. Maintain a laboratory notebook
  4. Apply the Scientific Method
  5. Describe the basic componenets of the atom and how the lead to atomic structure and orbital shape
  6. Compare atoms, molecules, and ions
  7. Describe chemical reactions and equalibria
  8. Apply stoichiometry to quantify chemical reactions
  9. Describe the forms of chemical energy and how they relate to rates of chemical reactions
  10. Identify methods of energy production from fuels and the associated chemical processes
  11. Compare electron configuration, structure, properties, and periodic trends
  12. Describe chemical bond formation and molecular structure using valence bond theory, hybridization, and molecular orbital theory
  13. Describe gases and their properties
  14. Write a formal laboratory report

Guidelines for Success


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, learners are encouraged to register with Learning Services Director in Learning Enrichment Center for assistance with accommodations. It is the learner's responsibility to voluntarily and confidentially disclose information regarding the nature and extent of a disability. The college cannot assume responsibility for providing accommodations or services to learners who have not identified themselves as having a qualifying disability.

Last Updated: 2011-05-23
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