CHEM180 Introduction to Chemistry (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to the principles of basic chemistry; the terminology, methodology, and world view of chemistry; and chemistry’s practical application to everyday living. Topics discussed in the course include acids, bases, atomic structure, chemical equations, chemical reactions, and chemical language and nomenclature. Other topics that will be covered in the course include gases, molecular structure, solution chemistry, chemical mathematics, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Also, students will discuss the process of the scientific method and be required to demonstrate science information literacy skills through the creation of a narrated presentation.Topics covered in this course require some comfort with math. This course is time-intensive, so students should ensure they have the time to fully commit to this course if it is used to fulfill the General Education science course requirement.