Course Description

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Ever wonder how chemistry pertains to your everyday life? Chemistry encompasses everything you touch, see, and feel on a daily basis. Chemical substances and processes are essential for our existence, to nourish us, to keep us clean and healthy, to provide transportation and so much more. Our General Chemistry course examines concepts of everyday issues and real-world applications of science. This course explores stoichiometry, thermochemistry, chemical bonding, as well as atoms, molecules, and ions. You will also be introduced to the composition of substances and solutions, covalent bonding, gases, and colloids.

Prerequisite(s): Prior knowledge of College Algebra is highly recommended.

CHM 130: General Chemistry I

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the basic foundation of chemistry, classification of matter, as well as physical and chemical properties
  • Define stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and chemical bonding
  • Recall the basics of the periodic property of elements, composition of substances and solutions, and theories of covalent bonding
  • Identify the fundamentals of gasses: pressure, volume, amount, and temperature
  • Recognize the properties and interactions of liquids and solids
Course Language English
Course Length  135 hours/4 Months (120 Days)
Course Code CHM 130
Number of Credits 3

There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.

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Course Outline

Module 1 - Essential Ideas
Module 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Module 3 - Composition of Substances and Solutions
Module 4 - Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
Module 5 - Thermochemistry
Module 6 - Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements
Module 7 - Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
Module 8 - Advanced Theories of Covalent Bonding
Module 9 - Gases
Module 10 - Liquids and Solids
Module 11 - Solutions and Colloids
Module 12 - Steps to Course Completion


Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.


Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended


PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player


MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player