• Program: Chemistry
  • Course: Introduction to Chemistry
  • Course #: CHEM2000
  • Total Credits: 4

Course Description

This course is intended as a broad introduction to Chemistry. This is a combination lecture and laboratory class designed to prepare students for further study in biology, chemistry, physics courses and for engineering technology. Topics covered include the scientific method, atomic structure, the periodic table, bonding, acids and bases, nomenclature, equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, oxidation and reduction. This course will cover the characteristics of hazardous wastes and its safe handling, storage, and disposal.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain the classification of matter
Examine the structure of elements and chemical compounds
Classify chemical reactions
Apply the periodic table of elements to predict trends
Solve chemical equations using stoichiometry and chemical laws
Classify the bonding in compounds and molecules
Define the steps involved in the scientific method
Synthesize chemical concepts and experimental methods
Formulate hypotheses
Document experimental data from virtual lab experiments in accordance with proper scientific technique
Identify precision and accuracy, significant figures and scientific notation
Identify the uses of chemistry in our environment and everyday life
Collect data using a variety of laboratory equipment
Write lab reports
Analyze data
Exhibit safe laboratory practices

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 3
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1500
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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