CHEM 101 General Chemistry is a systematic treatment of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry and their applications. Designed for science and engineering majors.
Course objectives: CHEM
101 introduces fundamental concepts of atomic theory, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecules and compounds, molecular structure, states of matter and intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry,
and chemical equilibrium, including equilibria of acid-base reactions.
Grading: There will be three midterm exams (100 pts ea.) and a final exam (200 pts.) that make up 50% of the course graded material. The remainder is composed of online homework (35%), worksheets, quizzes or other discretionary assessments (10%), and student participation and engagement (5%). Grades are assigned on the basis
of point percentage according to the scale:
90-100 A-/A; 80-89 B-/B/B+; 70-79 C-/C/C+; 60-69 D/D+;
<60 F. Note that adjustments to this scale may be made according
to the class distribution of total scores. NOTE: It is your responsibility to be familiar
with and abide by GU's Academic Honesty Policy.
Missed exams, quizzes, late homework: I will
permit make-up exams only for students
with a legitimate, urgent excuse who have contacted me prior to
the exam. There will be no make-up quizzes. I reserve the right to deduct points from any graded
assignments that are turned in late
For further course information, contact the instructor.