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 (Spring 2024 only)

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 - Spring 2024

Course Instructor
CHEM 1211K 1AGAnne Gaquere-Parker
CHEM 1211K 1BGTzvetelin Iordanov
CHEM 1211K 1CGAngela Peters
CHEM 1211K 1DGBryson Dye
CHEM 1211K 1EGAmy Cook
CHEM 1211K 1FGLori Wilson
CHEM 1211K 1GGMisael Romero-Reyes
CHEM 1211K 1HGMyles Sedgwick
CHEM 1211K 1IGShelby Dickerson
CHEM 1211K 1JGLinda Grisham
CHEM 1211K 1KGPatrice Bell
CHEM 1211K 1LGMatthew Seivert
CHEM 1211K 1MGMichael May
CHEM 1211K 1NGNeville Forlemu
CHEM 1211K 1OGKenneth Starks
CHEM 1211K 1PGAli Akdeniz

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

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