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.
CHEM 101 introduces fundamental concepts of atomic theory, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecules and compounds,
reaction stoichiometry, molecular structure, thermodynamics, solution chemistry, states of matter, intermolecular forces,
and chemical equilibrium, including equilibria of acid-base reactions.
Grading: Your grade will be based on scores (totals in parentheses) for three in-class exams (300), a final exam (200), online homework (350), worksheets/written homework or other discetionary assessments (100), and participation and engagement (50). 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 while adjustments may be to this scale in no case
will the percentage required to earn any given grade increase.
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. I reserve the right to deduct points from any homework or graded assignmnets
turned in late
For further course information, see the full syllabus posted in the Class Notebook (OneNote).