CHM 1030: General Chemistry I


Introduces core chemical concepts to help the student acquire a long-term, meaningful understanding of the basic principles and relevant connections to those principles operating in everyday life.


  1. Outline the scientific method as it applies to chemistry.
  2. Describe how chemistry is a science of exact measurement.
  3. Explain the relationship between chemical matter and energy.
  4. Relate chemical behavior to atomic structure.
  5. Identify the various applications of nuclear reactions.
  6. Distinguish between reactions involving different types of compounds.
  7. Demonstrate the effect of physical conditions on gases.
  8. Describe molecular interactions in the condensed phase.


  1. MAT 1302


Chemistry: The central science (Rev: 14th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2018)
Author: Brown, T. L., LeMay, H. E., Jr., Bursten, B. E., Murphy, C. J., Woodward, P. M., & Stoltzfus, M. W. (with Lufaso, M. W.).
ISBN: 9780134414232
Price: $211.30

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