Courses and Description 

  • Intended for first-semester students whose academic plans require advanced work in chemistry.
  • Curriculum includes components of matter, stoichiometry, classes of reactions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, electron configuration, chemical bonding, molecular shapes, covalent bonding, organic compounds, intermolecular forces, equilibrium.
  • Department enforced prerequisite: one year high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (min grade C-). Approved for arts and sciences core curriculum: natural science.
  • Students attend small, hands-on lecture (MWF), and work in groups on discovery learning exercises, assisted by undergraduate assistants (TTh).
  • Students must enroll in CHEM 1114, the laboratory course; they have a choice of three different lab sections