CHEM 151(F) Concepts of Chemistry (Q)

This course provides a general introduction to chemistry for those students who are anticipating professional study in chemistry, in related sciences, or in one of the health professions, as well as for those students who are interested in exploring the fundamental ideas of chemistry as part of their general education. In addition to presenting an overview of chemical concepts, the course provides the foundation for the further study of organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and biochemistry, and it gives special attention to the principles of qualitative and quantitative analysis. The principal topics include chemical bonding, molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, solubility equilibria, and related applications. Laboratory work comprises a system of qualitative analysis and quantitative techniques. Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week. Evaluation will be based on quantitative weekly problem set assignments, laboratory work and reports, quizzes, one hour test, and a final exam. Prerequisites: basic proficiency in mathematics as demonstrated in the diagnostic test administered to all first-year students at the beginning of the academic year. In lieu of that, Chemistry 151 may be taken concurrently with Mathematics 100/101/ 102-see under Mathematics. Chemistry 151 or its equivalent is prerequisite to Chemistry 156. Those students with a strong background in chemistry from high school are encouraged to consider Chemistry 153 or 155. No enrollment limit (expected: 120).