Spring 2008

Introductory Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-11


Karena A. McKinney (Sections 03, 04, 36 and 46)


This course examines the structure of matter from both a microscopic and macroscopic viewpoint. We begin with a detailed discussion of the physical structure of atoms, followed by an analysis of how the interactions between atoms lead to the formation of molecules. The relationship between the structures of molecular compounds and their properties is then described. Experiments in the laboratory provide experience in conducting quantitative chemical measurements and illustrate principles discussed in the lectures. Although this course has no prerequisites, students with a limited background in secondary school science should confer with one of the Chemistry 11 instructors before registration. Four class hours and three hours of laboratory per week. First semester: Professor O'Hara. Second semester: Professor McKinney.