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CHEM 177: General Chemistry I

(4-0) Cr. 4. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 177L
The first semester of a two semester sequence which explores chemistry at a greater depth and with more emphasis on concepts, problems, and calculations than 163. Recommended for physical and biological science majors, chemical engineering majors, and all others intending to take 300-level chemistry courses. Principles and quantitative relationships, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, rates and mechanism of reactions, changes of state, solution behavior, atomic structure, periodic relationships, chemical bonding. Chemistry and Biochemistry majors may consider taking CHEM 201. MATH 140 or 2 years of high school algebra and 1 year of high school geometry and CHEM 50 or 1 year of high school chemistry necessary. Only one of Chem 163, 167, 177, or 201 may count toward graduation.


The department of Chemistry offers Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Chemistry in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

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