CHY 113 is a presentation of fundamental principles of chemical science. These principles will be presented in quantitative terms and illustrated by examples of their applications in laboratories and in ordinary non-laboratory experience. This course and CHY 114 (normally taken concurrently) provide the basis for further study of chemistry. Prerequisite: satisfaction of USM math minimum proficiency requirements.
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe basic chemistry concepts, and utilize these concepts to draw conclusions and solve basic chemical problems.
- Use quantitative and qualitative scientific reasoning to understand and discuss current scientific issues and advances.
- Understand chemical properties, and apply this knowledge to determine the properties of specific molecules.
- Appreciate the applicability of chemistry to your major and your everyday life.
- Text: Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity, 8th edition, by Kotz, Treichel and Townsend, published by Brooks/Cole, Belmont, CA, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-1-133-35871-8
- Workbook: Guided Explorations in General Chemistry, 2nd edition, by David M. Hanson, published by Brooks/Cole, Belmont, CA, 2012, ISBN-13:978-1439049655
- A subscription to Owl online homework (http://www.cengage.com/owl/).
- Your own scientific calculator (NOT a calculator phone app, since you will not have your phone during exams).
Associate Professor of Chemistry