Presents an introduction to chemistry and chemical laboratory techniques covering the basic principles and applications of chemistry. Designed for general education and students in programs that require a chemistry background. Topics include metric and English conversions, atomic theory, solution preparation and their properties, chemical reactions, inorganic chemical nomenclature, bonding, periodic table, mass relationships and acid/base theory.
Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or better.
What is Chemistry?
The Numerical Side of Chemistry
The Evolution of Atomic Theory
The Modern Model of the Atom
Chemical Bonding and Nomenclature
The Shape of Molecules
Intermolecular Forces and the Phases of Matter
Stoichiometry and the Mole
Electron Transfer in Chemical Reactions
What If There Were No Intermolecular Forces? The Ideal Gas
When Reactants Turn into Products
Electrolytes, Acids, and Bases
The Chemistry of Carbon
Synthetic and Biological Polymers