A course using chemical principles to explain chemical phenomena. Units, significant figures, dimensional analysis, and math and calculators as tools; chemical symbols, atomic structure, bonding, and the periodic table; anions, cations, molecules, acids, bases, formula writing, and nomenclature; classification of chemical reactions, equation writing, solutions, and stoichiometry. Additional topics to be taken from the gaseous state, the liquid state, the solid state, and thermochemistry.
Prerequisite: placement in CHEM 121 or higher and high school algebra, or placement in MATH 102 or higher, or CHEM 101 with a C- or better
Co-requisite: CHEM 121L
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester
This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science