CHEM 130 - General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles
Section: 100
Term: SP 2008
Subject: Chemistry (CHEM)
Department: LSA Chemistry
Course Note:
EXAMS: OCT 2, OCT 30, DEC 4 8-10 PM.

TEXT: Chemistry: General Chemistry, ISBN 978-0-618-97697-3, Ebbing, Houghton Mifflin (Required) Please note that text is under revision and will not be available at bookstores until June or July.

Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS, QR/2
Credit Exclusions:
Intended for students without AP credit in Chemistry.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Three years of high school math or MATH 105; one year of high school chemistry recommended. Placement by testing, or permission of Chemistry department.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This General Chemistry course is intended to satisfy the one-term chemistry requirement for students interested in science, or as a natural science elective for non-science concentrators. This course may also be used as the first term in a four or more term chemistry sequence (probably CHEM 130, 210/211, 215/216, 260/241/242, etc.) for science concentrators and pre-professional students.

CHEM 130 provides an introduction to the major concepts of chemistry, including the microscopic picture of atomic and molecular structure, periodic trends in the chemical reactivity, the energetics of chemical reactions, and the nature of chemical equilibria. Students will be introduced to the fundamental principles of modern chemistry, the descriptive chemistry of the elements, and to the underlying theories that account for observed macroscopic behavior. In CHEM 130, students will learn to think critically, examine experimental data, and form generalizations about data as chemists do. CHEM 130 will meet three times each week in lecture sections with senior faculty (the intensive section will have four lectures a week), and once a week in small group discussion classes led by graduate student instructors. Lecturers and graduate student instructors will have scheduled office hours for after-class help, and computerized study aids will be available to all students. Course grades will be determined from discussion class evaluation, three one-hour examinations (Tuesday nights), and a final examination.

The intensive lecture section (Section 400) is intended for those students who would benefit from a smaller lecture section (maximum 100 students) and more lectures so that the pace is slower and there is more feedback. Placement by LS&A testing or permission of the Chemistry Department (1500 Chemistry) is needed for enrollment in this section.

CHEM 130 - General Chemistry: Macroscopic Investigations and Reaction Principles
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
MWF 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MWF 10:30AM - 11:30AM
101 (DIS)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:00AM
103 (DIS)
TuTh 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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