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 has a laboratory component that requires you to purchase a lab kit and gather a list of household materials. More information can be found below, but you are encouraged to purchase the kit and begin gathering the additional materials as soon as possible.

Items inside this kit are regulated by the US Department of Transportation and shipment by unqualified persons is prohibited by federal law. Therefore no returns are permitted and the kit is nonrefundable. All sales are final.

If you plan to order a kit after August 31, 2018 call AquaPhoenix Customer Service Number: 1-866-632-1291

There are two options for purchasing the lab kit:

  1. Chemistry I Lab Kit Cost - $179.99
  2. Chemistry I & II Lab Kit Cost - $268.16 (NOTE: Due to its contents, UPS will no longer process returns for this kit.)
  • The cost for option one includes lab material for CHEM 1211K (See lab material list).
  • The cost for option two includes lab material for both CHEM 1211K and CHEM 1212K (See lab material list), you will only need to purchase one kit from option two for both courses.
  • Price includes shipping and handling for ground shipping in the state of Georgia. Other shipping and handling options may add to the total cost.

Name Office Phone Email
Ali Akdeniz Dalton State College
Ghazia Asif Georgia State University
Timothy Martin Ayers University of West Georgia
Jennifer Barber Atlanta Metropolitan State College
David Boatright University of West Georgia
Sabitra Brush Bainbridge State College
Cedrick Daphney Atlanta Metropolitan State College
Anne Gaquere-Parker University of West Georgia
Linda Grisham University of North Georgia
Tzvetelin Iordanov Georgia Southwestern State University
Farooq A. Khan University of West Georgia
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

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.


Course Equivalency

This course requires you to purchase a lab kit. Each option has been customized for CHEM I or CHEM I & CHEM II

Students will not be allowed to stay in the course without purchasing lab kit material unless a different arrangement has been made with the instructor.

Please see below for ordering information.


Username (case sensitive): ecore

Password (case sensitive): !studentkits123

  • Once you have logged in, select "Place Order" (left menu)
  • There are two options for Chemistry Kits:
    • For CHEM 1211K kit only, search EC-5101-KIT
    • For CHEM 1211K & 1212K combined kit, search EC-5100-KIT
  • To see all kits, select "Student Kits" (left menu)
  • Enter "1" in the "Quantity" text box and click "Add"
  • The kit will appear in your "Shopping Cart" on the left
  • Select "Review Order" (below left menu) and input your billing and shipping information

In addition to purchasing the lab kit, you are required to collect the following household materials:

  • Laboratory Notebook
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Digital Thermometer (F and C)
    (Note: If purchasing a new thermometer, try to locate a probe style thermometer that will fit inside of a test tube.)
  • Salt (NaCl)
  • Ruler (needs to measure centimeters)
  • Calculator that has scientific notation and log abilities
  • Stopwatch
  • Sleeve of 8 oz. Styrofoam cups
  • Paper Towels
  • Scissors
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Graduated Measuring cup
  • Empty can (soup or vegetable can)
  • Cereal box
  • Clear plastic cups
  • 2 - 1 liter (or larger) soda bottles with screw caps
  • Steel nuts and bolts
  • 6 – 7” red helium-grade balloons filled with air
  • 3 – 12” blue helium-grade balloons filled with air
  • Tums
  • Tape Measure
  • Iron Nail
  • 5 Half Gallon Plastic Bottles (such as milk bottles) (Recycle Code 2)
  • Polyethylene terephthalate (PET or PETE, code 1) plastic sample (soda bottles, medicine jars (not prescription bottles), peanut butter jars)
  • High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE, code 2) plastic sample (milk jugs, motor oil, shampoo, conditioner, soap, and detergent bottles)
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE, code 4) plastic sample (plastic grocery bags, plastic cling wrap, sandwich bags, squeezable bottles)
  • Polypropylene (PP, code 5) plastic sample (plastic diapers, Tupperware, margarine containers, yogurt containers, syrup bottles, prescription bottles and some bottle caps.)
  • Empty Paper Towel Tube/Roll

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.

  • Online Participation – 10%
  • Unit Quizzes – 25%
  • Lab Activities – 20%
  • Homework Exercises – 15%
  • Proctored Midterm Exam – 15%
  • Proctored Final Exam – 15%

Calculator with scientific notation and log abilities

Items inside this kit are regulated by the US Department of Transportation and shipment by unqualified persons is prohibited by federal law. Therefore no returns are permitted and the kit is nonrefundable. All sales are final.

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