Daniel A Jaffe
B CUSP 142
For science and engineering majors. Atomic nature of matter, stoichiometry, periodic table, quantum concepts, and gas laws. Includes laboratory. Recommended: high school chemistry and placement into B CUSP 123 or higher.
Basic scientific principles, atomic structure, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gases, equilibrium and acid-base chemistry.
Student learning goals
Understand tools and methods that scientists use.
Understand basic atomic structure.
Understand the history and meaning of the periodic table.
Be able to solve complex chemical problems such as those involving stoichiometry, equilibrium, pH, for example.
Understand the meaning and significance of chemical reactions. Be able to balance and interpret chemical equations.
General method of instruction
Lectures, discussions, problem sets and laboratory.
High school chemistry is required. Math 120 or equivalent. UWB math placement exam.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly problem sets. Exams. Labs