Chemistry I

The Chemistry I course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental principles and applications of general chemistry. This course examines topics that include composition of matter, the atom, chemical bonding, solutions, measurements, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and thermochemistry. This is a three credit‐hour course; satisfactory completion of the course requires passing a midterm and a final exam.


Course Information

Demonstrate basic knowledge of atomic and molecular structures and their properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Employ critical thinking skills to solve quantitative and qualitative aspects of chemical reactions.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply concepts of the quantum mechanical nature of light and matter to atomic theory and structure.

Bloom’s level 3

Apply chemical bonding to concepts of molecular geometry, polarity, and physical and chemical properties.

Bloom’s level 3

Describe the ideal and non-ideal nature of gases, and apply qualitative and quantitative aspects of the gas laws.

Bloom’s level 1

Recognize and apply the basic concepts of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics and their relationships to chemical processes.

Bloom’s level 3

Course Outline

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How Our Syllabus Stacks Up (Syllabus Equivalency)

Syllabi for equivalent courses from four other institutions were reviewed. The following table represents the coverage of rigor in terms of number of assessments and content in a TEL course as it relates to other similar courses.


4 Year Private University

2 Year Public College #1

4 Year Regional Public University

2 Year Public College #2

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2335 Unit Exams4

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N/A11 Mastering Chemistry Assignments

2 Projects



N/A15 Discussions1 Research Paper

10 Lab Reports

5 Pre-lab Quizzes

N/A9 Laboratory Experments

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Lesson Features

Each of our lessons is designed as self-contained learning environment that provides all the context, explanation, and resources you need to learn about a specific topic. We give you the information you need in a format that helps you apply it in your daily life.


Knowing why a topic matters and how it applies to your experience is an important part of learning anything. That’s why we make sure you have the proper context for the information we give you.

Video Overview

Every TEL Library lesson features a video overview of the information being presented. Our videos provide helpful text callouts and a downloadable transcript.


We provide two different readings that elaborate information related to the lesson topic. The first gives you essential, objective information while the second offers a deeper look at a specific sub-topic or a view of different perspectives.

Check Your Knowledge

Developing a clear understanding of a topic generally requires that you spend time reflecting on the meaning or impact of its concepts and information. We facilitate this reflection with polls designed to help you create connections to the topic.



It’s easy to get tripped up on unfamiliar terms when you’re trying to learn something new. We’ve developed in-line glossary definitions of key terms to help make lessons easier to read and understand.

Toolbox Resources

We know that our lessons are simply a starting point for many learners. That’s why we provide a toolbox with related web resources for each lesson so that you can continue your learning journey on a specific topic.



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