An accelerated track designed for well-prepared students, particularly those planning to major in the molecular sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology). The first semester topics include nuclear chemistry, atomic structure, stoichiometry, bonding, intermolecular forces and phase changes, reactions, gases, inorganic chemistry, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics. The second semester topics emphasize quantitative chemical analysis, advanced equilibria, acids and bases, buffers, electrochemistry, and separation techniques.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a rigorous high school chemistry program in the junior or senior year. Credit for CHEM 115 will not be granted to students who have received credit for CHEM 110.