Course title
General Chemistry A

alicja klimkowicz
Course description
This course is designed to remind and teach students about the basics of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, state of matter and solutions, chemical reactions, and the basics of chemical equilibrium. This course will continue in the Spring semester course “General Chemistry B”. To follow “General Chemistry B” it is mandatory to have followed and passed “General Chemistry A” It is highly recommended to follow “General Chemistry B” after following “General Chemistry A” to have a complete vision of general chemistry and chemistry of the elements.
Purpose of class
The aim of this course is to help students acquire an understanding of the principles of chemistry on the academic level.
Goals and objectives

Goals and objectives Course Outcomes
1. The student understands the structure of the atom and understands the nature of chemical bonding.
2. The student understands the state of maters (gaseous, liquid, solid) and solutions.
3. The student possess basic knowledge of a chemical reactions and the state of equilibrium.
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. Chemistry and measurements lecture review at home 160分
2. Atoms, molecules, and ions lecture review at home 160分
3. Calculations with chemical formulas and equations, chemical reactions lecture review at home 160分
4. The gaseous state
Short test and review of the questions
lecture review at home 160分
preparation for the test 110分
5. Quantum theory of the atom lecture review at home 160分
6. Electron configuration and periodicity lecture review at home 160分
7. Mid-term exam and discussion on solutions to the exam problems lecture review at home 160分
8. Ionic and covalent bonding lecture review at home 160分
9. Molecular geometry and chemical bonding theory preparation for the mid-exam 260分
10. States of matter; liquid and solids lecture review at home 160分
11. Solutions
Short test and review of the questions
lecture review at home 160分
12. Rates of reaction lecture review at home 170分
13. Chemical equilibrium lecture review at home 160分
14. Final exam and discussion on solutions to the exam problems preparation for the final exam 350分
Total. - - 2650分
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

short test Mid-term exam Final Exam Total.
1. 10% 10% 10% 30%
2. 20% 20% 40%
3. 10% 20% 30%
Total. 20% 30% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
The short test will contribute 20% to your grade.
The Mid-term exam will contribute 30% to your grade.
The Final exam will contribute 50% to your grade.
To pass the student must earn a total score of 60% or more.
Textbooks and reference materials
General Chemistry by Darrell Ebbing and Steven D. Gammon, eleventh edition
This course can be followed only by students who have enough knowledge of the contents of the Basic Chemistry course (highschool level chemistry).
Those who followed and passed the Basic Chemistry chemistry course can directly follow the course.
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • Contact via e-mail, the e-mail addresses to Alicja Klimkowicz: alicja(at)
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Course by professor with work experience
Work experience Work experience and relevance to the course content if applicable
Education related SDGs:the Sustainable Development Goals
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