This is an introductory chemistry course designed for health science majors.

Topics covered in this course include but are not limited to matter, energy, units of measurement, the periodic table, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, radioactivity, oxidation-reduction reactions, solutions involving acids, bases and buffers; and an introduction to organic chemistry with units on functional groups and the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes.

This course assumes prior knowledge of college preparatory high school chemistry and algebra.  The prerequisite for this course is MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C.  If the math prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate scores on the SAT or ACT tests or appropriate scores on a UAA-approved placement test such as the Accuplacer Placement test are acceptable.  The registration restriction for this course is CHEM A055 with a minimum grade of C or college preparatory high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C. These prerequisites are strictly enforced.  Bring proof (high school report or college transcript) of previous chemistry to your first lecture.

CHEM A103L is the laboratory component of this course and requires a separate registration. It is advisable to take the lecture and laboratory components during the same semester.