CHEM 101: General Descriptive Chemistry I

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Topics covered include measurements in the metric system and temperature conversions; the nature of atoms, molecules, and ions; chemical calculations using chemical formulas and equations; thermochemistry; electronic structure of atoms; properties of elements; chemical bonding and the shapes of molecules; and an introduction to organic molecules.

This course does not include a lab component.

Prerequisite: MATH 110

Required Materials:

  • Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, and Woodward, Chemistry: The Central Science, 13th edition (2015), ISBN 978-0321910417
  • Wilson, Solutions to Red Exercises to accompany Chemistry: The Central Science, 13th edition (2015), ISBN 978-0321949264
  • Hill, Student Guide to the text Chemistry: The Central Science, 13th edition (2015), ISBN 978-0321949288
  • Students will need access to a calculator capable of computing scientific functions such as logs, sines, and cosines.

View a sample course syllabus.

Contact the Friday Center at StuServ@unc.edu with any questions or for more information.

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