Jan 27, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year] 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Current Academic Year]
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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 May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall, Winter, and Summer II

Prerequisites - Level 3 Math Placement  or MATH 098 with a “C” or higher  or MATH 098B with a “C” or higher  or (MATH 104 , MATH 105 , MATH 107 , MATH 110 , MATH 180 , MATH 112 , MATH 118 , MATH 119 , MATH 120 , or STAT 170  may be taken concurrently) 
Corequisites - CHEM 118  
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing

Rationale for Knowledge of the Disciplines - 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.

Keywords: chemistry Knowledge of the Disciplines - Natural Sciences (GEKN)    
Updates: Change to prerequisite 12/2021, effective Fall 2022; Course Rotation updated 12/2021; Course Rotation added 1/2015

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