2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Feb 20, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin

CHEM 1130 - General Chemistry I


Goals: To introduce and develop the fundamental principles of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. To provide instruction in fundamental laboratory techniques and to encourage the development of interpretive and problem-solving skills.

Content: Scientific measurement, stoichiometry, energy changes, physical behavior of gases, electronic structure of atoms, periodicity, bonding models including valence bond, molecular orbital and hybridization, molecular geometry, intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, liquids and solids, nomenclature, and chemistry of familiar elements. Gravimetric, volumetric and calorimetric measurements; graphical data analysis. 

Taught: Annually

Prerequisite: Higher algebra; high school chemistry is highly recommended

Credits: 4

Note: NOTE: Students must concurrently register for a lecture and a corresponding 0-credit lab section of this course.