CHE 171 General Chemistry I (3 credits)

A study of atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, kinetic molecular theory and the states of matter, solutions, ionic reactions, oxidation and reduction, acid and base theories, thermochemistry, molecular geometry, gas laws, and intermolecular forces. Prerequisites: MAT 114 and placement in college level reading. Students are expected to have mastered high school (Regent's) chemistry or successfully completed CHE 121. An optional laboratory is offered for this course, CHE 171L, which may be taken concurrently with, or after completion of, CHE 171.