CHEM 1010: General Chemistry I Lecture Course Overview
CHEM 1010 is a three-credit, lecture only, online general chemistry course. The overall goal of this course is to give an introduction to general chemistry emphasizing the concepts that will be important for and provide the basis for the subjects you will encounter in their future studies. These concepts include components of matter, atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and bonding, thermochemistry, gases, quantum theory, electron configuration, models of bonding, theories of covalent bonding, shapes of molecules and intermolecular forces of liquids, and solids.
CHEM 1010L: General Chemistry I Lab Course Overview
CHEM 1010L is a one-credit, lab only, online general chemistry course. The overall goal of this course is to give an introduction to general chemistry focused on understanding the concepts within the labs and the scientific method. These concepts include: components of matter, atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical reactions and bonding, thermochemistry, gases, quantum theory, electron configuration, models of bonding, theories of covalent bonding, shapes of molecules and intermolecular forces of liquids, and solids.
Lecture Course Outcomes
- Define and apply parts of the scientific method.
- Describe the fundamental properties of atoms, molecules, and physical states of matter.
- Perform calculations that relate atoms, molecules, moles, and mass.
- Trace the flow of energy in chemical reactions and perform energy calculations.
- Identify the organizing principles of elements in the periodic table and use these to predict trends in atomic properties.
- Relate basic quantum mechanical principles to electronic structure and chemical bonding.
- Convert quantities in related units and systems of measurement.
- Calculate solution concentrations and perform dilution calculations.
- Balance chemical reactions and use the balanced reactions to calculate reaction yields.
- Identify and classify precipitation, acid-base, and redox reactions.
- Predict the shapes of molecules with a single central atom.
- Use the ideal gas law to calculate the properties of gases.
Lab Course Outcomes
- Utilize basic scientific equipment safely and accurately.
- Make, record, and report experimental observations.
- Create and analyze Excel-based graphs of experimental data.
- Observe and interpret chemical reactions.
- Effectively communicate experimental information in a scientific writing style.
- One semester of college-level biology (BIOL 1010)
* Please note these prerequisites are highly suggested and support course preparedness and success. We recommend having completed the listed prerequisites before enrolling and within the past seven years.
How do exams work?
All exams are taken online. Major exams are required to be proctored online through ProctorU. For instructions on how to take your exams online, visit UNE Online’s ProctorU site. Please note exams must also be proctored with the UNE-approved external webcam.
How do labs work?
For CHEM 1010L, most of the weeks include a laboratory assignment. You will perform all laboratory assignments in a non-laboratory setting, such as your kitchen. You will complete one written lab report, as well as two lab discussion question posts. There will also be a lab final that covers the objectives from each of the required labs.
CHEM 1010: Lecture Only
- Credits: 3
- Tuition: $1080
- Registration: $30
- Total: $1110*
CHEM 1010L: Lab Only
- Credits: 1
- Tuition: $360
- Registration: $0
- Total: $360*
CHEM 1010 & CHEM 1010L:
Lecture and Lab
- Credits: 4
- Tuition: $1440
- Registration: $30
- Total: $1470*
*Total payment is due in full at the time of registration. The cost of the materials is not included in this total.
Required course materials
- Mandatory External Webcam and Whiteboard for Proctored Exams
- SPHP courses require the use of the UNE-approved external webcam for all proctored exams. The UNE-approved whiteboard is optional dependent on the course. (Webcam & Whiteboard Ordering Information)
- OpenStax Chemistry 2e. Available for free within your course.
- Lab Materials:
- All lab materials are purchased through your course. Please be aware that costs vary for each course and can range from $100- $500+. *Lab materials only need to be purchased if registering for CHEM 1010L.
Complete at Your Own Pace within 16 weeks
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Courses Typically Begin Every Two to Three Weeks
Working at the pace typical for a four-semester hour course, the average student will complete this online course in approximately 16 weeks. Many students have elected an online course for the sake of flexibility. Since the course is self-paced, you may be able to complete the course in less than 16 weeks.
You may enroll for a course at anytime through our self-service registration portal. You will need to enable Flash in your browser first (here are step-by-step instructions). Payment is needed in full at the time of registration.
You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.
If you have any questions about registration, the coursework or course requirements, please reach out to one of our student service advisors at the email or phone number below.
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