CHEM 113: PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
Catalog Description: This is the first-semester Chemistry course for all students of science and chemical engineering. Topics include matter, measurements, atoms, molecules, ions, use of formulas and equations, thermochemistry, gases, electronic structure, the periodic table, covalent bonding, molecular structure, liquids and solids, and solutions.
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 at Christian Brothers University, or high-school chemistry and satisfactory performance on the departmental placement examination.
Corequisites: CHEM 113L. MATH 117 or MATH 131.
Offered in the Fall and Spring semesters. One semester; three credits.
Prerequisites by Topic: Elements and their symbols, names and formulas of compounds, valences, balancing equations, elementary stoichiometry, and algebra (including simultaneous equations).
Goals: This course (along with CHEM 114) is designed to teach students the fundamental principles of chemistry, not only as an end in itself, but as a foundation for subsequent courses. A secondary goal is to demonstrate the scientific method and its effectiveness. It is also hoped that students will develop their ability to reason analytically and to assimilate and understand a body of scientific knowledge.
Textbook: CHEMISTRY: Principles & Practice (2nd Edition) by Reger, Goode, and Mercer; Saunders College Publishing, Fort Worth, 1997.
Introduction to Chemistry
Atoms, Molecules, and Ions
Equations, the Mole, and Chemical Formulas
Chemical Reactions in Solution
The Gaseous State
Electrons in Atoms
Periodic Trends of the Elements
Molecular Structure and Bonding Theories
Liquids and Solids
Attendance and punctuality are required.
An inorganic formula and nomenclature test must be passed.
Five tests and a cumulative final examination will be administered.