Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
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CHEM 131 - Principles of Chemistry I


First of two related courses (with CHEM 132 ). Includes concepts of atomic structure, periodic system, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, weight relationships, kinetic molecular theory, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, chemical reactions, and thermochemistry. PREREQUISITE(S): Either guided placement eligibility or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 031 , a grade of C or better in CHEM 099 , completion of department-approved preparation module, or consent of the department. Assessment Level(s): ELAI 990 /ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 MATH 117  or higher. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours laboratory each week.

4 semester hours

May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017  or MATH 020  or MATH 030  or MATH 045  without appropriate Math assessment score.

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Perform mathematical operations relevant to chemical problems.
  • Describe the electronic structure of atoms, ions, and molecules.
  • Analyze chemical problems involving various phases such as gases and solutions.
  • Collect, analyze, and report experimental laboratory results.

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