CHEM 151 Fall 2014 Introductory Concepts of Chemistry (Q)

This course provides a general introduction to chemistry for those students who have had at most one year of chemistry at the high school level. The course presents an overview of chemical concepts. Principal topics include introductions to the nature of atoms and molecules, stoichiometry, solubility rules and equilibria, gas laws, chemical equilibrium, acid-base reactions, periodic relationships, chemical bonding, molecular structure, intermolecular forces, oxidation-reduction reactions, and related applications. Laboratory work comprises a system of qualitative analysis and quantitative techniques. The course provides preparation for further study of organic chemistry, biochemistry, physical and inorganic chemistry and is intended for 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.
Class Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on frequent electronic and quantitative weekly problem set assignments, laboratory work and reports, quizzes, one hour test, and a final exam
Additional Info: information about the Chemistry Placement Test can be found at http://chemistry.williams.edu/placement/
Additional Info2:
Prerequisites: all students planning to enroll are required to take the online Chemistry Placement Test by June 23. Students with a strong background in chemistry from high school are directed to CHEM 153 or 155
Enrollment Preference:
Department Notes: CHEM 151 may be taken concurrently with MATH 102--see under Mathematics; CHEM 151 or its equivalent is prerequisite to CHEM 156; one of CHEM 151 or 153 or 155 required for the BIMO concentration
Material and Lab Fees:
Distribution Notes:
Divisional Attributes: Division III, Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: BIMO Required Courses, ENVS Group EC-A Electives
Enrollment Limit: none
Expected Enrollment: 100
Class Number: 1836
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER ENRL CONSENT
CHEM 151 - 01 (F) LEC Intro Concepts of Chemistry (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Christopher Goh
MWF 09:00 AM-09:50 AM Chemistry 123 1836 Open
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