2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Feb 03, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

CHEM 1100 - Chemistry and Society (with Lab)

Goals: To introduce and develop some basic principles of chemistry and demonstrate how they affect humankind and the environment.

Content: Basic principles of chemistry are introduced using a case study method. Topics may include the ozone layer, global warming, acid rain, nuclear fission and fusion, nutrition, water as a natural resource, fossil and solar energy, and others. Special attention is paid to the social, economic and political contexts in which society deals with these issues. Models of chemical structure and bonding are developed as well as the basic concepts of thermodynamics, kinetics, and acid-base relationships.

Taught: Annually

Prerequisite: None, high school chemistry is not required. 

You may not take CHEM 1100 if you have already completed CHEM 1130 - General Chemistry I.

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

Credits: 4