Course Descriptions

Principles of Chemistry I and LAB - CHEM 1211K


The first course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature.

Students enrolling in eCore lab science courses are advised to consult with transferring institution to determine transferability of course credits.

Important Lab Information

This course requires lab materials and resources. Please access your course in GoView during the first week of class for information about lab materials and/or to complete the necessary order forms.

CHEM 1211K - Fall 2024

Course Instructor
CHEM 1211K 1AGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1BGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1CGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1DGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1EGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1FGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1GGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1HGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1IGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1JGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1KGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1LGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1MGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1NGstaff
CHEM 1211K 1PGstaff

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following topics
    • Matter and measurement
    • Reactions and reaction stoichiometry
    • Thermochemistry
    • Properties of gases
    • Periodic properties of elements
    • Atomic structure, chemical bonding, and molecular bonding theories
  • Use correct chemical nomenclature, structural symbols, and terminology to accurately communicate in Standard English chemical principles, theories, and processes.
  • Employ critical thinking and systematic methods to solve problems, including conceptual and quantitative problems.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the role of chemistry in everyday life
  • Apply the rules of laboratory safety
  • Collect and analyze scientific data, formulate appropriate conclusions from data analyses, and communicate findings.
  • Required to Complete - Lab 0: Safety & Supplies
  • Unit 1: Essential Ideas
  • Unit 2: Atoms, Molecules, & Ions
  • Unit 3: Composition of Substances & Solutions
  • Unit 4: Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
  • Midterm Study Guide & Exam
  • Unit 5: Thermochemistry
  • Unit 6: Electronic Structure & Periodic Properties of Elements
  • Unit 7: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
  • Unit 8: Gases
  • Final Study Guide & Exam

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Homework - 20%
  • Unit Quizzes - 24%
  • Lab Activities - 25%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

Calculator with scientific notation and log abilities

We use cookies on this site to offer a better browsing experience, perform analytics, personalized advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. For more information visit the USG Privacy Notice.