CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I (Gen Ed Area IV)
The first semester of a two-semester sequence covering the principles of chemistry for science majors and others with an interest and background in science. CHEM 122 must be take concurrently to satisfy four credits of the Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Science portion of the General Education program.
Credit Hours: 3 hrs
Lecture/Lab Hours: Lecture: three hours per week.
Prerequisite: , , , , , Level 4 placement or Level 3 math placement with concurrent registration in ; High school chemistry
Area IV: Knowledge of the Disciplines
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I & Lab
General Chemistry I and its required companion laboratory course are the first half of a two-semester introductory chemistry sequence aimed at students who will pursue science-related majors. The courses introduce some of the fundamental concepts in the chemical sciences, such as atomic structure and bonding, stoichiometry, the periodic table, chemical reactivity and thermochemistry. In the laboratory portion of the course, students are exposed to basic techniques such as proper use of glassware, observations, simple syntheses, colorimetry and titration. In addition, students are shown how mathematical models and error analysis can be used to analyze data and draw conclusions. The goal of the courses is to introduce the field of chemistry, its fundamental concepts and theories and its basic experimental techniques to students who have an interest in science.
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