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Choosing the Right General Chemistry Course: CAS CH 101, CH 131 or CH 171

CAS CH 101 is the first semester of a two-semester sequence of introductory chemistry. The course is designed for science concentrators who require a two-semester general chemistry sequence (biology, chemistry, biochemistry, premedical/dental concentrations).

CAS CH 131 is a one-semester course designed for students who do not require two semesters of general chemistry (engineering sciences majors). CAS CH 131 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any second semester general chemistry course offered at Boston University.

CAS CH 171 is a one-semester course designed for students who do not require two semesters of general chemistry (some biological and health science majors). CAS CH 171 does not fulfill the prerequisite requirement for any second semester general chemistry course offered at Boston University.

Please note that CH 171 and CH 172 are not two semesters of general chemistry.

General Chemistry 1

CAS CH 101

Prereq: two years of high school algebra. For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include atoms and molecules; molecular connectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry; stoichiometry and introduction to reactions in aqueous solutions; thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics; quantum aspects of light and matter; and bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules. Laboratory exercises include the size of an atom, qualitative analysis, thermochemistry, and quantum aspects of light and matter. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr. Tuition: $2480; lab fee: $200; total charge: $2680

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