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Chemistry

Why is chemistry important to other sciences, technology, and society? What processes do chemists use when dealing with real problems? What conceptual models do chemists use to understand and explain their observations? The focus of this course is on the reasons for doing science, the intellectual and instrumental tools used, the models developed to solve new problems, and the assertion that chemistry has a tremendous effect on your personal life and on the decisions made by society. Along the way, we cover atoms, molecules, ions, and periodic properties; chemical equations, stoichiometry and moles; Lewis structures and VSEPR model of bonding; reactivity and functional groups; states of matter and intermolecular forces; relationships between structure and properties. Topical applications and issues vary with the instructor and may include climate change, food and fuel, and energy use for lighting. Three two-hour class periods per week of combined lecture, laboratory, and discussion.

Course Number

CHEM 117 B2

Instructor

Parmentier, Laura E.

Code(s)

4U,W

Credits

1.00

Course Format Description

Two synchronous online classes that include group work and two in-person laboratory periods per week. Live attendance at the synchronous meetings and during the in person laboratory activities is preferred, but accommodations will be made for students who are unable to do so. Please contact instructor. We may move to entirely online.

Time Slot

All Afternoon

Module

1

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