Oct 21, 2021  
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CHEM 117 - Fundamentals of Chemistry-Lecture [GEKN]


A rapidly moving introductory study of basic principles in general chemistry. Includes elements, compounds, periodic properties, atomic structure, gas laws, and stoichiometry. Can be used with CHEM 118  to satisfy the chemistry prerequisite for CHEM 121 . CHEM 118 must be taken concurrently to satisfy four credits of the Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Science portion of the General Education program.

Credit 3 hrs Normal (A-F)
May not be repeated for additional credit

Course Rotation: Fall and Winter

Prerequisites - Level 3 Math Placement MATH 098 with a “C” or higher MATH 098B with a “C” or higher MATH 104 , MATH 105 , MATH 107 , MATH 110 , MATH 110E , MATH 112 , MATH 118 , MATH 119 , MATH 120 , or STAT 170  
Corequisites - CHEM 118  
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Fundamentals of Chemistry and its required companion laboratory class (CHEM 118 ) provide an introduction to basic chemical principles for students with minimal or no chemistry background. The pair of courses presents an overview of fundamental concepts such as molecular structure, stoichiometry, and acid-base chemistry. They are a stand-alone, introductory pair of courses, as well as preparatory courses to others that are taught at a more advanced level, such as CHEM 120 (Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry)  and CHEM 121 (General Chemistry I) . The laboratory portion of the course provides an introduction to the process of scientific discovery and basic laboratory techniques. The experiments are drawn from topics presented in the lecture course. The goal of the courses is to familiarize students with the scientific method as it applies to chemistry, basic experimental techniques, and fundamental chemical concepts.

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Keywords: chemistry Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Sciences (GEKN)    
Updates: Course Rotation added 1/2015


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