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.
Must register for CHEM 031 lab Z01-Z07; Credit can not be granted for both CHEM 031 and 023 or 035; $60 fee: CHEM lab supplies PACE or Post Bac Pre Med students only even after level restrictions are removed; Degree students register for CHEM 031 A
In this course, you will begin to master the language of chemistry and study the composition, properties, and interactions of matter from a molecular viewpoint. The importance of chemistry to many fields of science will be emphasized through conceptual problems. We will strive for an understanding of the molecular nature of the world. You will build critical thinking skills through the process of becoming independent problem-solvers. There will be a comprehensive study of quantitative relationships in chemical reactions. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity, gases and kinetic-molecular theory, bonding and molecular structure, and basic quantum theory. The laboratory focuses on qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. The following text will be used on the course: Text: ‘Chemistry Structure and Properties’ (TRO); [ISBN: 978-0-13-484255-4].
In addition to the time spent in lecture, students are expected to commit to a minimum of 4 hours a week studying course materials and completing homework assignments.
The course will primarily involve covering material from the textbook (‘Chemistry Structure and Properties’ (TRO); [ISBN: 978-0-13-484255-4]) and going over problems in class. There will also be weekly quizzes, and homework assignments - using the ‘Mastering Chemistry’ online homework system. There will be three mid-term exams and a cumulative final exam. Laboratory work comprises 25% of the course grade. No more than two labs can be missed in order to pass the course. The final exam must be taken in order to pass the course.
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