May 23, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
    
College Catalog 2018-2019

CHEM 115 - Accelerated General Chemistry


This course combines topics from both CHEM 111  and CHEM 112  and is meant to be an accelerated one-semester version of General Chemistry. The course begins with a rigorous treatment of atomic and molecular structure, including various models of chemical bonding. These ideas are applied to a thorough discussion of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Conceptual and mathematical methods for quantifying chemical equilibrium are also explored, as well as theoretical and practical aspects of nuclear chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and for either CHEM 111  or CHEM 112  . Lab fee of $12 required. Prerequisite(s): AP CHEM score of 4 or 5; IB CHEM score of 5, 6, or 7; or satisfactory performance on an online placement examination. Some knowledge of calculus is expected. Open only to incoming first-year students. Fall semester. (4 Credits)