This is an introductory general chemistry course for science majors.
Topics covered in this course include elements and compounds, the periodic table, atomic and subatomic theory and spectroscopy, bonding, various chemical reactions, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular interactions in gases, liquids, solids and solution chemistry.
Starting in the Spring of 2014, the chemistry department will be offering these lecture courses utilizing two different methods. One method involves face-to-face lectures, twice a week. The other method involves face-to-face lectures once a week, and an online component (hybrid delivery). The instructors for the hybrid courses will clearly establish their expectations during the first class meeting and on their syllabi.
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 A105L 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.