Introduction to Chemistry - CHEM 120

Introduction to Chemistry
General Education
Course Number
CHEM 120


This course provides an introduction to the study of General Chemistry and offers a conceptual approach to chemistry by starting first with macroscopic phenomena and then presenting the underlying microscopic details. Topics include scientific method, atomic structure, Periodic Table of Elements, chemical bonding, states of matter, reaction rates and chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reductions reactions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

Learning Outcomes

Analyze Dalton's atomic theory with respect to the structure of the atom.
Describe the states of matter, their properties, and the effect of chemical measurements on chemical calculations.
Describe the process of phase change and the properties of liquids and solids.
Summarize the applications of various gas laws.
Summarize factors affecting solubility and the properties of liquids.
Discuss the various types of chemical reactions.
Analyze quantum theory with respect to the structure of the atom.
Describe the organization of the periodic table with respect to atomic properties.
Analyze the various theories of chemical bonding.
Discuss reaction mechanisms and the factors affecting the rate of a reaction.
Analyze and discuss acids and bases.
Explain oxidation-reductions reactions.
Explore the basics of nuclear chemistry.


Required Materials (Course Pack):

The Required Materials cost (Course Pack) —including standard shipping within the United States— is $214.95. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115

Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page

Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $214.95 Course Pack + $119.99 Textbooks = $1309.94

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* Your CHEM 120 textbook is a Cengage Unlimited text embedded within your Canvas course. Once you gain access to your Canvas course, you will have full access to your textbook.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Maximum Enrollment: 30 students


Last updated 7/12/18

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