Instructor: Dr. Dennis L. Merat
Phone Numbers: 321-4201 (Office)
Course Description: This course is designed to prepare
students for Chemistry
113. It provides an introduction to elements and their symbols, names and
formulas of compounds, valences, balancing chemical equations, chemical
reactions, stoichiometry, and the algebra required for proficiency in chemistry.
Chemistry 101 does not supply any portion of the science credits required in any
CBU degree program; however, it does count as an elective in some programs.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: Math 101
Required Texts and Materials:
1. Introductory Chemistry: A Foundation,
by S.S. Zumdahl and D.J. DeCoste, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2008.
2. Scientific calculator.
General Course Goals: The course is designed to:
1) Introduce students to the basic principles
and terminology of
chemistry and prepare students for college-level chemistry;
2) Familiarize students with selected applications
3) Review important algebraic concepts and
introduce the use of
these concepts in chemistry.
Attendance: Regular class attendance is expected.
Assignments: You are expected to read textbook chapters
listed on the syllabus
prior to coming to class. You are responsible for learning all material that is
either presented or assigned during class lecture/demonstrations. In addition,
you will be responsible for all assigned questions and problems.
4 hour tests @ 100 points each
2 Nomenclature Quizes @ 40 points each 80 points
Homework 50 points
Comprehensive Final Examination 150 points
Average (%) Letter Grade
90 -- 100
80 -- 89 B
65 -- 79 C
54 -- 64 D
53 or below F