Chemistry 1: Chemical Principles (with Lab) (CHE2211.01)

John Bullock

This course is the first of a four-course chemistry sequence covering general, organic and biochemistry. Students do not need to take the entire sequence. We will focus on introductory chemical principles, including atomic theory, classical and quantum bonding concepts, molecular structure, organic functional groups, and the relationship between structure and properties. The class will have lecture/discussion meetings at which we will critically examine the major concepts of reading assignments, discuss articles, and review some of the current developments of the field. The aim of the laboratory will be to develop your experimental skills, especially your ability to design meaningful experiments, analyze data, and interpret observations. Note: while there is no specific math pre-requisite, the ability to apply algebraic relationships is expected.

Learning Outcomes:
In this course students will:
- develop an understanding of mass and molar relationships
- learn the properties of several important classes of organic and inorganic compounds
- learn the fundamental concepts of chemical equilibrium, especially acid/base equilibria
- learn elementary concepts of chemical bonding
- develop laboratory skills, especially those using widely applicable techniques

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Corequisites: Chem 1 Lab (Wed 2-6)
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th, 3:40PM-5:30PM, W, 2:00PM-6:00PM (Lab) (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Chemistry , Fully In-Person