Introduction to General Chemistry 1
CHEM 1011 601
Physical World Sector (All Classes)
This course is equivalent to Chemistry 1012 but is intended for students with less preparation in high school chemistry and mathematics, and moves more methodically through the introductory chapters. The course covers most of the same topics as Chem1012 and is designed to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in Chem1022. In Chem1011 there is a strong emphasis on problem-solving that is fundamental to all physical science. The course will take an 'atoms first' approach to introductory chemistry. Topics will include: an overview of quantum theory - focusing on its role in understanding atomic structure, the periodic table, and chemical bonding. Introduction to fundamental chemical ideas and their application to chemical reactions, stoichiometry, ideal gases, and intermolecular interactions, using the principles of chemical structure as a foundation, will be discussed. Topics from mathematics and physics that are necessary to chemical problem-solving will be included as needed. Prerequisite: Students with credit for CHEM 1012 may not enroll in CHEM 1011. Credit will not be awarded for both CHEM 1011 and 1012. MATH 1300 is recommended for Pre-Health (LPS) but not required.
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