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 SCI 125 - Chemistry I

Content
Chemistry is a massive scientific field (expressed among other things in the world’s largest index known as the Chemical Abstracts Service) not easily condensed in one or even multiple courses at any university. However, in order to convey a general perspective on the molecular world, the chemistry course at University College Rooseveltwill attempt to do just that. Emphasis in this course is on the molecular aspects of chemistry, which will be worked out primarily in organic and bio-organic chemistry.

The factors that set (bio)organic chemistry apart from any other field in chemistry is the endless variety of structure (as a result of the characteristics of carbon), the centrality of resonance, and the emphasis on (reaction)mechanisms. These themes coalesce a bewildering array of facts and concepts into a unified science. A number of subjects will be dealt with:

  • Structure and state of matter
  • Chemical bonds
  • Chemical reactions
  • Reaction rates and equilibriums
  • Acids and bases
  • Organic chemistry: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, alcohols, et cetera
  • Types of reactions
  • Stereochemistry
  • Biochemistry (basic molecular approach)
​​Instructor

Dr. Jaap Hanekamp​

Track

Chemistry

Required for

This course is required in order to take the following course:

  • SCI 223 Chemistry II
  • SCI 323 Topics in Chemistry 

This course is an alternative requirement for the following courses:

  • ​SCI 226 Biochemistry