Basic Chemistry - CHM 205

This course provides a contemporary introduction to the basic principles in chemistry. It covers the principles of elements, atoms, and molecules, their physical changes, chemical reactivity, and electronic structure. It develops an understanding of bonding and structure, in addition to naming various compounds. Applications concerning quantitative composition of compounds, stoichiometric calculations, limiting reagent, and reaction yield are practiced in this course. The different states of matter are covered with the emphasis on the gas laws and the kinetic molecular theory of gases, and the colligative properties in the liquid state. Finally, acids and bases, titration, and buffers are discussed in the context of chemical equilibrium.