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CHEM 1117 Honors Modern Chemistry I (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course is intended for students from any major (including undecided) with a strong foundation and interest in chemistry. CHEM1117 begins with the theoretical description of atomic and molecular structure and with examples of modern experimental techniques for visualizing and manipulating individual atoms and molecules. The laws of thermodynamics and kinetics are studied to understand why chemical reactions occur at all, why it is that once reactions start they can't go all the way to completion, and how molecules act as catalysts to speed up reactions without being consumed themselves.


Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Shih-Yuan Liu

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. CHEM1117 is a prerequisite for CHEM1118.

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Comments: Department permission required.


Last Updated: 05-Jan-16