CHEM 155
Principles of Modern Chemistry Fall 2016
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
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This course is designed for students with strong preparation in secondary school chemistry, including a laboratory experience, such as provided by an Advanced Placement chemistry course (or equivalent) with a corresponding score of 5 of the AP Chemistry Exam (or a 7 on the IB Exam, or equivalent). Topics include chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, structure and bonding, coordination chemistry, electrochemistry and spectroscopy and their application to fields such as materials science, industrial, environmental, biological, and medicinal chemistry. Laboratory work includes synthesis, characterization, and reactivity of coordination complexes, electrochemical analysis, materials chemistry, qualitative analysis, and molecular modeling. This course is of interest for students who are anticipating professional study in chemistry, related sciences, or one of the health professions, as well as for students who want to explore the fundamental ideas of chemistry as part of their general education.
The Class: Format: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: none
Expected: 36
Class#: 1202
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation is based on weekly problem sets, laboratory work and reports, an hour test, and a final exam
Extra Info: information about the Chemistry Placement Test can be found at http://chemistry.williams.edu/placement/
Extra Info 2: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: students are required to take the online Chemistry Placement Test prior to registering for the course and to meet with a faculty member during First Days
Enrollment Preferences: none
Unit Notes: one of CHEM 151 or 153 or 155 required for the BIMO concentration
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses
ENVS Group EC-A Electives
ENVS Group EC-B Electives

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