Spring 2015

Introductory Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-151

Formerly listed as: CHEM-11


Sheila S. Jaswal (Section 01)


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.

CHEM 151 - LEC

Section 01
M 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 3
W 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 3
F 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM MERR 3


Section 01
M 02:00 PM - 02:50 PM MERR 315

Section 02
M 03:00 PM - 03:50 PM MERR 315


Section 01
Tu 08:20 AM - 11:20 AM MERR 425

Section 02
Tu 02:30 PM - 05:30 PM MERR 425

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Chemical Principles, 7th ed. 2013, 2009 Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning Zumdahl, DeCoste Amherst Books TBD

These books are available locally at Amherst Books.


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 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Fall 2024