Online General Chemistry for Engineers

CHM 114 - General Chemistry for Engineers

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Overview

Have you ever wondered what’s inside your mobile phone case? Why batteries aren’t lighter and have to be recharged? How different colors can be shown on your computer screen? Or why glass shatters when you hit it with a hammer? These, along with other questions of how atoms and molecules combine to make macroscopic materials with desired properties, are at the heart of countless challenges addressed by chemists and engineers every day.This course is not a standard introductory chemistry course. In this course, you will learn by doing, and you will be helped along the way with instant visual and audio feedback. You will simultaneously learn the language of chemistry and how to think like a chemist by exploring the chemistry embedded in four key engineering challenges:

  • Why don't we build everything out of glass?
  • What are the fuels of the future?
  • Can battery technology solve the energy crisis?
  • How will modern materials shape tomorrow?

The course introduces general chemistry topics and explains directly how these concepts are related to en

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Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

MAT 170 is strongly suggested as a prerequisite for success in this course.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 11, 2022

  • Credits: 4
  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Solve engineering challenges using tools from chemistry.
  • Apply molecular ideas to understanding the properties of materials and functionality of modern devices.
  • Predict chemical and physical properties from molecular or material structures.
  • Evaluate suitability of chemicals and materials for applications like batteries or fuel cells based on chemical and physical properties.

What to expect in class

Video and Audio Lectures, Readings, Quizzes, Labs, ALICE Problems, and exams

Exams and grading

18%

Quizzes (7)

28%

Labs and Lab Questions

5%

ALICE Questions

10%

Midterm Exam

39%

Final Exam

Transcript

This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course satisfies 4 credit hours toward the Natural Science - Quantitative (SQ) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff

Ian

Ian

Gould

President’s Professor and Associate Director of Outreach, Online and

Communications, School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

Anne Katherine

Anne Katherine

Jones

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Academic Affairs,

School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

Pamela

Pamela

Marks

Principal Lecturer,

School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

Peter

Peter

Williams

Professor of Chemistry,

School of Molecular Sciences

Arizona State University

Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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