This course is designed to help students successfully transition from high school AP chemistry to the college level. It provides a general introduction to topics that entering freshmen typically find among the most difficult to master in a first-semester general chemistry course, including the nature and structure of the atom, quantum chemistry, and the nature of bonding. Students gain familiarity with the way in which a rigorous college chemistry course is taught and receive a realistic exposure to the nature of quizzes and exams. Problem sets, selected readings, and group problem-solving strengthen skills and facilitate learning. Prerequisites: two years of high school mathematics (including some familiarity with calculus nomenclature), one year each of high school chemistry and physics.
Course Attributes: BU SCI; AS NSM