CHEM 131

General Chemistry

Prerequisite: A math skills placement which may be satisfied with an ACT math score of 19 or an SAT math score of 500. If ACT or SAT scores are below the minimum, the math skills placement may be satisfied by taking a college level math course or CHEM 120. Co-requisite: CHEM 141. This course is an introduction to chemical principles and it is open to students having appropriate backgrounds in science and mathematics. Areas of emphasis include chemical equations and reactions, stoichiometry, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibria, electronic structure of atoms, periodic relationships, molecular structure and bonding, intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Applications of modern chemistry are discussed whenever appropriate and are explored in the associated laboratory course, CHEM 141. III.Q, V.8a