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(CHEM 101) Introduction to General Chemistry

An introduction to the principles of general chemistry. This optional course is designed as preparation for CHEM 105/106 for science majors with little or no chemistry background. Topics include measurements and dimensional analysis, atomic theory, atomic structure, basics of molecular structure, stoichiometry, intermolecular forces, gas laws, and solution chemistry; these topics may vary by instructor.

Course Learning Outcomes

The main objective of this course is to help students who lack a strong chemistry background build-up their general knowledge in chemistry prior to taking the general chemistry courses, CHEM 105 and CHEM 106. This class will improve your understanding of the atomic structure of matter and of the forces responsible for holding atoms and molecules together, chemical reactions and the states of matter, and other foundational principles of chemistry.