Fall 2014

Introductory Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-151

Formerly listed as: CHEM-11

Moodle sites: Course  |  Section 01  |  Section 02

Faculty

Richmond J. Ampiah-Bonney (Sections 01 and 02)
Sandra L. Burkett (Sections 01 and 02)
Sheila S. Jaswal (Sections 01 and 02)
Joseph N. Kushick (Sections 01 and 02)

Description

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 CHEM 151 instructors before registration. Each laboratory section is limited to 24 students.  In the fall, sufficient sections will be added to meet total enrollment.  The spring semester is limited to two laboratory sections.  Four class hours and three hours of laboratory per week.

FALL SEMESTER: Please note that enrollment in section 02 will automatically enroll students in the required lecture, discussion, and laboratory.

Fall semester: The Department. Spring semester: Professor Jaswal.

If Overenrolled: In the spring, preference is given to Amherst College first-year students.

Keywords

Lab science course

Offerings

2014-15: Offered in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016