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Chemistry: General Chemistry 1

CHEM 031 Z1 (CRN: 60044)

4 Credit Hours

About CHEM 031 Z1

First semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory, atomic structure, electronic configurations, bonding, and intermolecular forces. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for, CHEM 023, CHEM 025 or CHEM 035.


Dates: May 20 - June 14, 2019; Course is very intensive; consider taking CHEM 095 concurrently to improve math skills for this class; Lab Fee $50 for supplies; Registration for lecture includes lab

Section Description

Students will learn key topics in Chem031 that include, but are not limited to Matter, Stoichiometry, Reactions, Gas Laws, Thermochemistry, Quantum Theory, Atomic and Molecular Structure, Electronic Configurations, Bonding and Intermolecular forces.

Section Expectation

The class is split into two parts, a lecture portion and a lab portion. The lecture section holds approximately 200 students and utilizes notability presentations, multimedia models and demonstrations for understanding of key conceptual and mathematical processes involving matter and its transformations. The lab sections holds approximately 22 students and allows the student to physically conduct experiments within the key topics presented in lecture. Small review sessions are also conducted during lab time to review important lecture concepts.


The lecture section of the course is evaluated with three mid-semester exams and one cumulative final exam. Each mid-semester exam counts for 175 points and the cumulative final exam counts for 225 points, for a total of 750 points from the lecture portion of the course. The student is allowed to replace their lowest mid-semester exam with their cumulative final exam grade only if their final exam grade is higher than their lowest mid-semester exam grade. The lab section of the course is evaluated with weekly attendance, pre-lab report, pre-lab quiz, and full lab report for a total of 250 points. The grade in the class is the sum of both the lecture and lab points divided by 1000 points.




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