Courses

General Chemistry Advising – Course Descriptions

Here are the descriptions of our three alternative general chemistry courses.  Note: all three sequences are acceptable options for students who are pre-health (medical, dental, etc…).

CH101/102 General Chemistry

This is a two-semester sequence for science majors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, atomic structure and bonding, kinetics, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory exercises include qualitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, and three hours lab. 4 cr each, both courses 1st & 2nd sem. (NS) (lab) (Pre-req: two years of high school algebra). The course web site has full details.

CH109/110 General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry

This is a two-semester sequence for students majoring in the sciences, especially for those considering a BMB major, but who do not enroll in CH 111/112. Stoichiometry, acids, bases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, atomic structure, bonding, and selected chemical systems. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture; four hours lab in each semester. 4 cr each, 1st & 2nd sem. (NS) (lab) (Pre-req: two years of high school algebra, at least one year high school chemistry)

CH111/112 Intensive General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry

This is an intensive two-semester course sequence designed for students with significant exposure to chemistry in high school (normally, two years) who will be majoring in chemistry or chemistry:biochemistry, or for well-prepared students majoring in other sciences. This intensive sequence begins a thorough treatment of the atom, quantum concepts, and bonding.  The remainder of the sequence will focus extensively on equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis.  Focus on research-based writing in the lab gives students that complete this sequence equivalency for WR150. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, four hours lab in each semester. 4 cr each, 1st & 2nd sem. (Pre-req: strong background in high school chemistry – at least one year, most students also have AP credit in Chemistry (4 or 5); Co-req: MA123 or equivalent or AP credit in calculus)