Jan 21, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
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CHEM 118 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory [GEKN]


This course is designed to accompany CHEM 117  lecture. Will provide an introduction to scientific discovery through experimentation and observation. Experiments are drawn from topics presented in the chemistry lectures in CHEM 117. CHEM 117 must be taken concurrently to satisfy four credits of the Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Science portion of the General Education program.

Credit 1 hr May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter

Prerequisites -
Corequisites - CHEM 117  
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing


Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 118) and its required companion laboratory class 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.

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


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