Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

CHE 110 - General Chemistry I

Course Description

This course is the first part of a rigorous, mathematics based college chemistry sequence. This course is designed for students majoring in science or engineering fields. Basic laws and theories of chemistry including: chemical bonding, chemical reactions, the mole and stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, thermochemistry, chemical periodicity and atomic structure will be covered.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Define chemistry as the study of matter, its properties and changes and the energy associated with these changes.
Use the metric system as a tool for performing and applying scientific measurements.
Identify and classify substances with regard to composition, state, purity, and modes of separation.
Apply the knowledge of the periodicity of the elements toward the description of chemical bonding.
Solve mathematical problems related to chemical reactions and the mole concept including solution stoichiometry.
Apply the kinetic molecular theory to account for the properties of gases and use the gas laws in calculations.
Describe and calculate heat in chemical reactions and physical processes.
Explain the relationship between the Periodic Table and Atomic Structure.
Describe chemical bonding using Lewis structures, VSEPR theory and the valence bond theory.
Collect experimental data utilizing modern chemistry laboratory techniques, problem solve and analyze the data to formulate appropriate conclusions and compile lab reports.

College Academic Learning Goal Designation: Scientific Inquiry (SI)

Prerequisite: REA 050, ENG 050 or REA 075 or ENG 099, MAT 100 or MAT 110 or MAT 128 or MAT 135 or higher

Credit Hours: 4
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3

Course Prerequisites: see course description