CHM 130: General Chemistry I

Ed4Credit presents CHM 130: General Chemistry I

CHM 130: General Chemistry I

Course Description

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.   Materials There is no extra cost for textbooks or materials. All materials are included with this course.   Transferability Ed4Credit’s courses have all either been recommended for credit th... Read More »

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.

 

Materials

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

 

Transferability

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Course Outcomes:
  • 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 Details:

Access Timeframe

You will have access to your course for 4 months (120 days) from the time of purchase.

Prerequisites

Prior knowledge of College Algebra is highly recommended.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification

Digital

Professional Association/Affiliation

Ed4Credit courses are recommended by ACE (American Council on Education) and approx. 2,000 colleges and universities accept ACE CREDIT's® recommended courses.

Method of Obtaining Certification

Credits are displayed on the Certificate of Completion which can be downloaded upon successful completion of a course. Official transcripts must be requested from ACE via a ACE Account.

Additional Details

Students are awarded course credits upon successful completion of a course.

Course Outline

Module Subtopics:
  • Chemistry in Context
  • Phases and Classification of Matter
  • Physical and Chemical Properties
  • Measurements
  • Measurement Uncertainty, Accuracy, and Precision
  • Mathematical Treatment of Measurement Results
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall chemistry in context
  • Recognize phases and classification of matter
  • Identify physical and chemical properties
  • Recall measurements
  • Recognize measurements related to uncertainty, accuracy, and precision
  • Identify mathematical treatment of measurement results
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 1
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1
Module Subtopics:
  • Early Idea in Atomic Theory
  • Evolution of Atomic Theory
  • Atomic Structure and Symbolism
  • Chemical Formulas
  • The Periodic Table
  • Molecular and Ionic Compounds
  • Chemical Nomenclature
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall early ideas in atomic theory
  • Define evolution of atomic theory
  • Recognize atomic structure and symbolism
  • Identify types of chemical formulas
  • Recall basics of the periodic table
  • Identify molecular and ionic compounds
  • Recognize chemical nomenclature
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 2
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2, 3
Module Subtopics:
  • Formula Mass
  • Mole Concept
  • Determining Empirical and Molecular Formulas
  • Molarity
  • Units for Solution Concentrations
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall formula mass
  • Define the mole concept
  • Identify how to determine empirical and molecular formulas
  • Recognize the basics of molarity
  • Identify units for solution concentrations
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 3
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 3
Module Subtopics:
  • Writing and Balancing Chemical Equations
  • Classifying Chemical Reactions
  • Reaction Stoichiometry
  • Reaction Yields
  • Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall how to write and balance chemical equations
  • Identify how to classify chemical reactions
  • Define reaction stoichiometry
  • Identify the basics of reaction yields
  • Define quantitative chemical analysis
Assignments:
  1. 1. Read Chapter 4
  2. 2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. 3. Watch the Videos
  4. 4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. 5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2
Module Subtopics:
  • Energy Basics
  • Calorimetry
  • Enthalpy
  • Standard Enthalpy of Formation
  • Hess’s Law
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall the basics of energy
  • Define calorimetry
  • Define enthalpy
  • Identify basics of standard enthalpy
  • Recognize the basics of Hess’s Law
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 5
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2
Module Subtopics:
  • Electromagnetic Energy
  • The Bohr Model
  • Development of Quantum Theory
  • Electronic Structure of Atoms (Electron Configurations)
  • Periodic Variations in Element Properties
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define electromagnetic energy
  • List the basics of the Bohr Model
  • Recall the development of quantum theory
  • Recognize electronic structures of atoms
  • Identify periodic variations in element properties
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 6
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1, 2
Module Subtopics:
  • Ionic Bonding
  • Covalent Bonding
  • Lewis Symbols and Structures
  • Formal Charges and Resonance
  • Strengths of Ionic and Covalent Bonds
  • Molecular Structure and Polarity
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Differentiate between ionic and covalent bonding
  • Identify the basics of Lewis symbols and structures
  • Recall formal charges and resonance
  • Identify strengths of ionic and covalent bonds
  • Recognize molecular structure and polarity
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 7
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2
Module Subtopics:
  • Valence Bond Theory
  • Hybrid Atomic Orbitals
  • Multiple Bonds
  • Molecular Orbital Theory
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall valence bond theory
  • Identify hybrid atomic orbitals
  • Recognize the basics of multiple bonds
  • Define molecular orbital theory
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 8
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 2
Module Subtopics:
  • Gas Pressure
  • Relating Pressure, Volume, Amount, and Temperature: The Ideal Gas Law
  • Stoichiometry of Gaseous Substances, Mixtures, and Reactions
  • Effusion and Diffusion of Gases
  • The KineticMolecular Theory
  • Non-Ideal Gas Behavior
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall the basics of gas pressure
  • Identify how to relate pressure, volume, amount and temperature: the ideal gas law
  • Define stoichiometry of gaseous substances
  • Identify effusion and diffusion of gases
  • Define the kineticmolecular theory
  • Recall non-ideal gas behaviors
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 9
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 4
Module Subtopics:
  • Intermolecular Forces
  • Properties of Liquids
  • Phase Transitions
  • Phase Diagrams
  • The Solid State of Matter
  • Lattice Structures in Crystalline Solids
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Define intermolecular forces
  • Identify properties of liquids
  • Recall phase transitions
  • Identify phase diagrams
  • Recognize the solid state of matter
  • Identify lattice structures
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 10
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5
Module Subtopics:
  • The Dissolution Process
  • Electrolytes
  • Solubility
  • Colligative Properties
  • Colloids
Module Learning Objectives:
  • Recall basis of the dissolution process
  • Define electrolytes
  • Define solubility
  • List colligative properties
  • Define colloids
Assignments:
  1. Read Chapter 11
  2. Practice the Learning Activities
  3. Watch the Videos
  4. Review the Webliography (Web Links)
  5. Take the Exam
Learning Outcomes:
  • 5
Module Subtopics:
  • Final Exam
  • Course Survey
  • Certificate of Completion
Module Learning Objectives:
  • N/A
Assignments:
  1. Take the Optional Cumulative Practice Final Exam
  2. Review the Proctored Exam Information
  3. Create an Account with Proctor U
  4. Schedule an Exam Time
  5. Take the Cumulative Proctored Final Exam
  6. Submit the Course Survey
  7. Print Your Certificate of Completion
Learning Outcomes:
  • 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Technical Requirements

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

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