Spring 2022

Introductory Chemistry

Listed in: Chemistry, as CHEM-151

Formerly listed as: CHEM-11


Sandra Burkett (Section 01)
Kenneth S. Rotondi (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 component provide experience in conducting quantitative chemical measurements and illustrate principles discussed in the lectures. Placement into CHEM 151 is determined by the chemistry department.

Each laboratory section is limited to 20 students. In the fall, sufficient laboratory 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: Professors Bishop. Spring Semester: Professors Burkett. 

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on quantitative work, group work, in-class quizzes and exams, and laboratory work. Students with documented disabilities who will require accommodations in this course should be in consultation with Accessibility Services and reach out to the faculty member as soon as possible to ensure that accommodations can be made in a timely manner.

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
General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications 11th Edition Pearson Petrucci Ralph H., Herring F. Geoffrey, Madura Jeffry D., Bissonnette Carey TBD
General Chemistry: Principles, Patterns, and Applications, 2011 B. Averill, P. Eldredge https://saylordotorg.github.io/text_general-chemistry-principles-patterns-and-applications-v1.0 TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Spring 2022