CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I [GEKN]
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 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer II
Prerequisite(s) (a minimum grade of “C” in MATH 104 ), MATH 105 , MATH 107 , MATH 112 , MATH 119 , MATH 120 , (minimum ACT Math Sub-score of 23), (minimum Math Placement Test 3 score of 53), or (minimum SAT Math Sub-score of 580).
Corequisite(s) CHEM 122
Class-Level Restriction Undergraduate standing
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.
Updates Change to prerequisites 2/2018, effective Fall 2018; Change to prerequisites 8/2016, effective Winter 2017; Course Rotation added 1/2015
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