This is a one semester introductory chemistry course with laboratory. The topics will include the history of chemistry, the periodic table, bonding, the mole, energy, gases, acid-base-salt and water. The course will emphasize a discovery approach in which the student will learn to interpret laboratory observations in the manner of a real world scientist. The experiments will be less prescribed and more open to interpretation with the goal of appreciating chemistry more as a rational field of inquiry than as a fixed set of rules. The course is particularly appropriate for Liberal Arts and Education majors. Offered only in the fall and spring semesters.
Additional course fee: $260.