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Chemistry: Semester 1
Description: This is an introductory chemistry course that includes topics such as matter and energy, the atomic theory, electron clouds and probability, the periodic table, chemical bonding, chemical formulas, and balancing equations. Throughout their studies, students will organize the elements that make up our Earth and atmosphere; solve chemical problems dealing with results from an experiment or reaction; and discuss atoms–their makeup, what they do, and how they do it.
Course Learning Outcomes
The main purpose of this course is to help you become proficient in core principles of Chemistry. I hope that this course will help you get the most out of building your scientific thinking foundation. Here are some of the main things you will learn to do:
- Organize the elements that make up our earth and our atmosphere.
- Solve, in a common-sense fashion, chemical problems dealing with results from an experiment and/or reaction.
- Discuss atoms—their makeup, what they do, and how they do it.
- Reliable access to a computer and internet connection