CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L
College Chemistry I
College Chemistry I
CHM2045L College Chemistry I Laboratory
This is the first course of a two-term survey of chemistry intended for science, engineering and
pre-professional majors. It includes the study of atomic structure, bonding, molecular geometry,
stoichiometry, nomenclature, states of matter, thermodynamics, periodic trends in physical and
chemical transformations, solution chemistry, and chemical kinetics. The successful student will
have prior chemistry experience from high school or college.
Prerequisites: A minimum score on the placement exam or successful completion of CHM 1025
and a grade of “C” or better in College Algebra (MAC1105), or its equivalent.
Corequisite: the same section of CHM 2045 and CHM2045L must be taken together.
This course helps support the college mission of providing the highest quality post-secondary
education, leading to the Associate of Arts degree, and further to a baccalaureate degree. This
course may be taken to fulfil the physical science portion of the General Education requirements for
the Associate of Arts degree.
Specifically, this course addresses the need of students pursuing science, engineering, and pre-
professional programs of study. To this end, the course will help students build for themselves a
vocabulary sufficient for successful technical communication, an interpretative atomic model
based on conceptual relationships and connections, to develop critical reasoning and analytical
problem solving skills, and to reinforce mathematical and computer skills.
The general chemistry sequence, of which this is the first course, is required of all traditional
science, engineering, and pre-professional majors. Success in the course is highly dependent on
math reasoning skills, thus it has a prerequisite of College Algebra. The laboratory experience is
integral to success in the course, the lecture and lab course must be taken together.