Description and Objectives
This course intends to introduce students to properties of material substances, under what conditions substantial change takes place, and the side effects of such changes. The course places a significant emphasis on real-world examples and uses a concepts-first approach.
Contemporary Chemistry: The Physical Setting by Cohen and Geffner
Students should bring their notebooks, books, and something with which to write.
Successful students will honestly and actively participate in class and with the assignments. This class emphasizes conceptual understanding over memorization of formulas, which requires a sense of wonder and openness to experimenting with ideas.