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
3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester
This course satisfies SUNY General Education Requirements for “Natural Sciences” as long as students also enroll in the lab.
These credits count toward the Math and/or Science (List B) requirements for graduation.