CHEM 256
Foundations of Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Spring 2024
Division III
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Class of 2024, 2025, and 2026 ONLY (Class of 2027 see CHEM 200). This course treats an array of topics in modern chemistry, emphasizing broad concepts that connect and weave through the various subdisciplines of the field–biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. It provides the necessary background in chemical science for students who are planning advanced study or a career in chemistry, biological science, geoscience, environmental science, or a health profession. Topics include coordination complexes, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and kinetics. Laboratory sections will give students hands-on experience involving synthesis, characterization, and reactivity studies of coordination and organic complexes; spectroscopic analyses; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; and kinetics. Students will hone their skills in the presentation of results through written reports and worksheets.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; lecture, three times per week and laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: 60; 16/lab
Expected: 60
Class#: 3127
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: homework assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, midterm exam, and a final exam
Prerequisites: CHEM 251 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: seniors, juniors, then sophomores
Unit Notes: for the BIMO concentration, CHEM 256 not required if CHEM 155 was taken
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses

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