Cutting Edge Chemistry

Introduction to Chemistry

Chemistry 121 is a general chemistry course for non-majors in 2-year degree programs such as Allied Health Science (Nursing, Respiratory Care, etc). It is intended to be a skill-based, rigorous survey of chemical concepts. Please note that CHEM 121, 122 and 123 are not prerequisites for science major chemistry courses, such as Chemistry 161.


This course covers the following topics (not in this order):

Physical and chemical changes, scientific measurements and uncertainty, unit conversions, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, intermolecular forces, chemical nomenclature, gas laws, equilibrium, kinetics, crystal structure and solution chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, stoichiometry and limiting reactants, acid-base neutralization reactions and pH, and nuclear chemistry and radioactive decay.