The first course in a two-term sequence, SCI 145 and SCI 146. This sequence includes two labs SCI 145L to be taken concurrently with SCI 145, and SCI 146L to be taken with SCI 146. Topics covered include chemical measurements, stoichiometry, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, inorganic compounds, nomenclature and formula writing, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, acid-base chemistry and ionic reactions and descriptive chemistry of non-metals. To enroll, students must pass a department placement exam or obtain departmental approval.
Laboratory experiments to accompany SCI 145.