CHEM 151
Concepts of Chemistry Fall 2009
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
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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 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.
The Class: Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: none
Expected: 100
Class#: 1506
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: 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 taken by all first-year students at the beginning of the academic year; students with a strong background in chemistry from high school are encouraged to consider CHEM 153 or 155
Unit Notes: Chemistry 151 may be taken concurrently with Mathematics 100/101/102--see under Mathematics; Chemistry 151 or its equivalent is prerequisite to Chemisty 156 one of Chemistry 151 or 153 or 155 required for the BIMO concentration
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses

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