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Intensive Chemistry

The major concepts of inorganic chemistry are covered in this course, at a pace that requires prior mastery of single-variable algebra. These include atomic structure and theory, bonding, periodic trends, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium systems oxidation-reduction, and nuclear chemistry. Students are expected to read and practice problems from their textbooks daily. Rigorous and fast-paced lectures are supported by weekly lab investigations and demonstrations. Frequent written lab assignments are required to be completed in a scientific lab notebook and students use computer software applications for data collection, graphing, and analysis. Students develop skills in data collections 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