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Comprehensive General Chemistry 1

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.

Course Code

CHEM 11100

Section

91

Eligibility

UChicago Undergraduates
Visiting Undergraduates

Subject(s)

Chemistry

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Start Time

10:00

Class End Time

12:00

Primary Instructor

Judith Kamm

Discussion Day(s)

Tues Thurs

Discussion Start Time

13:00

Discussion End Time

15:00

Session(s)

Session I

Start Date

End Date

Lab Day(s)

Mon Wed Fri

Lab Start Time

13:30

Lab End Time

17:30

Requirements

  • Eligibility: current high school sophomores and juniors, 14 years and older (unless clearly stated otherwise); current College undergraduate students; and visiting undergraduate students.
  • The Priority application deadline is February 2. Students who apply by the Priority application deadline will have their $50 application fee waived. Any applications received after the Priority deadline will be admitted using rolling admission and will require a $50 application fee. 
  • International students who will require a visa to attend, applications will be considered no later than April 2 in order to allow enough time to complete the visa application process.
  • Rolling admissions: courses fill quickly, so submit your complete application as soon as possible.

Additional Details

  • Prerequisite: Good performance on math and chemistry placement exams

Cost & Aid

Tuition is $4,085 per course. (Full-time registration is two courses taken during the same session.)
Additional fees apply; housing and dining costs not included.

Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for high school students can be found here.
Complete Cost & Aid Information (including housing and other fees) for undergraduates can be found here.