CHEM 115 (NW; QA) General Chemistry I (1)
A comprehensive, one-semester introduction to the field of chemistry, stressing concepts and a semiquantitative understanding rather than detailed theory. Discussions include: chemical reactions, equations, and stoichiometry; atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, and molecular polarity; reactions in solutions, especially acid/base, redox, and solubility; chemical energy including heat and enthalpy, entropy, free energy, and chemical equilibrium; electrochemical cells; chemical reaction rates; the gas laws, liquids, intermolecular forces, and phase changes. Laboratory required.
- General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Understanding the Natural World; Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning (no star)
- Offering: Fall
- Instructor: Staff