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.

Name Office Phone Email
Ali Akdeniz Dalton State College
Ghazia Asif University of West Georgia
Timothy Martin Ayers University of West Georgia
Jennifer Barber Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Patrice Bell Georgia Gwinnett College
David Boatright University of West Georgia
Rebekah Brosky Dalton State College
Sabitra Brush University of North Georgia
Cedrick Daphney Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Aubrey Dyer Clayton State University
Neville Forlemu Georgia Gwinnett College
Anne Gaquere-Parker University of West Georgia
Linda Grisham University of North Georgia
Tzvetelin Iordanov Georgia Southwestern State University
Farooq Khan University of West Georgia
Ajay Mallia Georgia Gwinnett College
Michael May Albany State University
Morgan McConico-Lewis Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Ken McGill Georgia College and State University
Joshua Morris Georgia Gwinnett College
Cass Parker University of West Georgia
Shuvasree Ray Albany State University
Doug Stuart University of West Georgia
Cheryl Sundberg Archive
Omar Villanueva Georgia Gwinnett College
Katy Zimmermann Georgia Gwinnett College

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

Lab Kit Ordering Instructions:

This course requires the purchase of a lab kit for you to perform real lab experiments remotely. These labs have been customized by your instructor and are required for course completion.

Order Directly from eScience Labs:
Follow the instructions below to order the Chemistry Lab Kit from eScience Labs:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘Create Account’ button in upper right hand corner
  3. Once your account is created, click on HAVE A CODE and enter the kit code below.
  4. Follow the checkout process

Online Order Code for CHEM 1211K: Kit4198

Online Order Code for CHEM 1211K & CHEM 1212K: Kit4197

Check with your bookstore:
Bookstores may offer lab kit vouchers that are redeemable with eScience Labs. Be sure to check with your bookstore for this option. To redeem your vouchers:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the ‘Create Account’ button in upper right hand corner
  3. Once your account is created, click on HAVE A CODE and enter the kit code below.
  4. Follow the checkout process

Online Order Code: Use code from purchased voucher

Processing Timeline:

Please allow up to 2-4 business days to process your order and an additional 3-5 business days for delivery. eScience Labs ships all lab kits through standard UPS Ground.  Kits may be expedited for an additional charge if needed. Please call 1-888-ESL-KITS for more information.

Getting Help from eScience Labs:

If you need any assistance ordering your kit, please contact eScience Labs Customer Support team via our website at

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.
  • Lab Safety
    • Safety Lab
  • Unit 1: Essential Ideas
    • Measurement, Numbers, & Dimensional Analysis Lab
  • Unit 2: Atoms, Molecules, & Ions
    • Density Lab
  • Unit 3: Composition of Substances & Solutions
    • Solutions Lab 
  • Unit 4: Stoichiometry of Chemical Reactions
    • Acid-Base Titration Lab
  • Unit 5: Thermochemistry
    • Heat Capacity Lab
  • Unit 6: Electronic Structure and Periodic Properties of Elements
    • Nature of Light Lab 
  • Unit 7: Chemical Bonding and Molecular Geometry
    • Lewis Structures Lab
  • Unit 8: Advanced Theories of Covalent Bonding
    • VSEPR Lab
  • Unit 9: Gases
    • Antacids Lab

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

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Participation & 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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