Chemistry 131 » Fall » Full Semester
Chemical Concepts, Systems and Practices IInstructor(s): Benjamin Hafensteiner, Thomas R. Krugh, Oleg V. Prezhdo, Wolf-Udo SchröderPrerequisites: High School Chemistry.Crosslisting: None.
Chemistry 131 is an introduction to the concepts of chemistry for science and engineering students, health professions students, and as a science course for students of the humanities and social sciences. Properties of chemical systems are discussed from a macroscopic and molecular perspective with examples developed from a wide range of disciplines. In addition to lectures, there is a 75 minute workshop/recitation meeting each week. A 50 minute lab lecture and three-hour laboratory meet in alternate weeks. You must register for the lab lecture and laboratory (linked) prior to the start of the semester. Workshops/recitations are offered at multiple times during the week. These will be assigned in the main lecture during the first week of classes. This course uses the Tuesday/Thursday 8:00 - 9:30 am Common Exam time.
The topics covered include stoichiometry, atoms and molecules, properties of gases, thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibria, and oxidation-reduction reactions. Chapters 1 through 8 or 9 of the required textbook are covered.