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03101 Chemistry I

In this course students explore the interaction of matter and energy that applies analytical investigation, observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes to the manipulation of chemical quantities and problem solving applications in various earth science, life science, and other physical science fields of study. Emphasis is given to qualitative and quantitative study. Students will participate in virtual, interactive chemistry laboratory experiences.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Chemistry.


  • Successful completion of or current enrollment in Algebra I (required)

Course Texts and Materials


  • A scientific calculator that includes the following features: scientific notation, exponential functions, parentheses, and logarithmic functions

Terms Offered

Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.

  • 03101 Chemistry I Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
  • 03101 Chemistry I Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)

Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.

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