PCHE 101: Preparatory Chemistry I

Class Program
Credits 3

This course designed to give students a solid foundation in basic chemistry as a preparation for undergraduate studies. Students will learn of the central role of chemistry in science, the history and development of simple models used to describe the material world, with an emphasis on structure of matter at the atomic and molecular level. Students will learn how major classes of compounds, with characteristic properties, can be identified by gaining an appreciation of how different atoms interact with each other. They will understand that structure determines physical and chemical properties. They will understand different types of chemical bonds; covalent, metallic and ionic bonds. They will learn also, the structure of organic compounds and their relative properties depending on the functional groups.