Students engage in a quantitative approach to chemistry. The course integrates chemical theory, quantitative approaches, and experimental observations. Students acquire problem-solving skills and use particle level models to describe the theoretical material. Topics may include:
• Basic stoichiometric relationships
• Gases and their ideal behavior
• The modern atomic model
• The periodic table
• Bonding and molecular structure
• Acid-base reactions
Students use laboratory experiments to understand and reinforce principles of chemistry.