The major concepts of inorganic chemistry are covered in this course. These include atomic structure, molecular bonding, typical chemical reactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, solutions, nuclear reactions, thermodynamics, and kinetics. The study of these topics requires a facility with single-variable algebra and mathematical calculations to demonstrate quantitative principles. Learning is supported with weekly lab activities and demonstrations. Students are expected to read and practice problems from their textbooks daily. Frequent written lab assignments are required. Students develop skills in data collection and analysis, and are taught to use software tools to support this work.
This course fulfills the physical science requirement.
Open to: Freshmen, and new sophomores