Course Description

This is the first of two courses designed to prepare you for university entrance. The course covers several major concepts related to the nature of matter and the nature of a chemical reaction and chemical change. Major units include diversity of matter and chemical bonding, matter as solutions, acids and bases, forms of matter, gases and quantitative relationships in chemical changes.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of the Chemistry 1 course, you will be able to recognize the connection between the chemical bonding of a structure and its physical and chemical properties.  You will also have an understanding of the behaviour of gases and what happens in solution on the molecular level. 

Supporting Learning Outcome Statements

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • describe the evidence and theory related to the structure, bonding, and properties of ionic and molecular compounds
  • explain the empirical behaviour of gases and their behaviour at the molecular level
  • investigate solutions and describe their physical and chemical properties, both qualitatively and quantitatively
  • explain how balanced chemical equations indicate the quantitative relationships between reactants and products involved in chemical changes
  • use stoichiometry in quantitative analysis


Successful completion of Science 10. Questions about placement? Call: 403.220.2866 or E-mail: conted@ucalgary.ca  

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6:30PM to 8:00PM
Jan 15, 2020 to Apr 15, 2020
10:30AM to 12:00PM
Jan 18, 2020 to Apr 18, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $475.00
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Section Notes

This course will run TWICE a week: Wednesdays (6:30 - 8:00 pm) and Saturdays (10:30 am - noon)

First class: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
No class: Saturday, February 15, and Saturday, April 11, 2020  
Final exam: Saturday, April 18, 2020 (in class)

Prerequisites: Science 10 (or equivalent). Questions? Call: 403.220.2866 or E-mail conted@ucalgary.ca 

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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