CHEM 105 – General Chemistry

CHEM 105 - General Chemistry I

Session 1: May 23 – July 1

Course Description

This course is the first semester of General Chemistry and will serve as an introduction to fundamental chemical principles.

Topics to be covered include

  • Composition of Matter,
  • Calculations and Dimensional Analysis,
  • Chemical Nomenclature,
  • Solution Chemistry,
  • Thermochemistry,
  • Gases,
  • Atomic Structure,
  • Basic Bonding, and
  • Molecular Geometry.

Course Materials

Textbook: Chemistry: The Central Science
Brown, LeMay, and Bursten, 10th edition, Prentice Hall Pub., 2006.

Calculator: A scientific calculator is required. An inexpensive scientific calculator with scientific notation, square root, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions can be purchased for less than $20, and will be sufficient for the needs of this course.

Syllabus (PDF)

Dates: May 23 – July 1

Department: Chemistry

Course:  CHEM 105

Credit Hours:  3


Precalculus (MAT 119) or a higher level math course, or have been placed in Calculus I (MAT 149) or a higher level math course.

Corequisite: CHEM 105L


NS Natural Sciences requirement, QR Quantitative Reasoning requirements, IB Mathematics Requirement, IID Laboratory Science requirement
(when taken with corresponding lab course CHEM 105L)

The above requirements are from the Randolph College general education program.  Check with your home institution to see if this course fulfills your requirements.

Tuition & Fees:

$1,125 tuition

Textbooks and other course materials can be purchased separately from the source of your choosing.

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