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Comprehensive General Chemistry 1

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

This is the first in a three-course sequence that is a comprehensive survey of modern descriptive, inorganic, and physical chemistry for students with a good secondary school exposure to general chemistry. We cover atomic and molecular theories, chemical periodicity, chemical reactivity and bonding, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, phase equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and nuclear chemistry. Examples are drawn from chemical, biological, and materials systems. The laboratory portion includes an introduction to quantitative measurements, investigation of the properties of the important elements and their compounds, and experiments associated with the common ions and their separation and identification. Attendance at discussion and laboratory sessions is required.

Remote or Residential

✓ Residential Course


Course Considerations

Visiting students should have taken the equivalent of one year of high school chemistry and have a strong mathematics background (preferably experience with single variable calculus).

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

June 13

End Date

July 01

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Meishan Zhao

Academic Interest

Physical Sciences (e.g., astronomy, physics)

Class Specifics

Course Code

CHEM 11100 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


12:00 P.M.


Session I

Course Length

3 weeks

Lab Day(s)

Mon Wed Fri

Discussion Day(s)

Tues Thurs