A two-semester, introductory course designed to give solid introduction to chemical principles while demonstrating the many roles chemistry plays in modern society. The laboratories emphasize reasoning and the methods of science. The first semester emphasizes matter and energy and covers the topics of subatomic structure, atomic structure, molecular structures, and states of matter. The second semester emphasizes molecular dynamics and covers reaction rates, equilibria, stoichiometry, acids-bases, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, and aspects of organic chemistry and biochemistry.
Prerequisites: Credit for CHEM 110 will not be granted to students who have received credit for CHEM 115.