General Chemistry I (CHEM 113)

Text: General Chemistry: Principles and Modern Applications (11ᵗʰ edition), by Petrucci, R.H., Harwood, W.S., Herring, F.G., and Madura, J.D. Prentice Hall 2012. If you have the 10ᵗʰ or earlier editions, they can be used as well.

Calendar Description: An introduction to the principles of chemistry with emphasis on the theory of atomic and molecular structures and bonding. Work performed in the laboratory complements lecture material. Along with Chemistry 114, this course will satisfy requirements for students wishing to pursue an honours or majors program in science.

Proposed Lecture Schedule:
(Note: topics covered and time allocations may be modified as necessary)

Weeks 1-4 Chapter 8: Electrons in Atoms
Week 5 Chapter 9: The Periodic Table and Some Atomic Properties
Week 6 Chapter 10: Chemical Bonding I: Basic Concepts
Weeks 6-8 Chapter 11: Chemical Bonding II: Additional Aspects
Week 9 Chapter 12: Liquids, Solids, and Intermolecular Forces (if time permits)
Weeks 10-13 Chapter 26: Introduction to Organic Chemistry