Skip Navigation
search: People | Departments | Penn State | Web
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
Graduate Degree Programs

These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles I (3) Basic concepts and quantitative relations. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 110 or CHEM 101.

CHEM 110 Chemical Principles I (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

CHEM 110 is the first semester of a two-semester, comprehensive general chemistry course that introduces the students to the basic principles of chemistry with an emphasis on the relationships between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of matter. Principles are illustrated with a wide variety of examples from the sciences, engineering and technology, and from everyday life. The course covers the following topics: matter and measurement, molecules and molecular compounds, ions and ionic compounds, chemical reaction types, atomic and molecular weights, the mole, quantitative calculations with chemical reactions, the periodic table, nomenclature, aqueous reactions and solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure of atoms, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, the gaseous, liquid, and solid states of matter, properties of solutions, some basic aspects of chemical equilibrium, and applications to the real world including environmental chemistry.  GN credit for CHEM 110 requires that CHEM 111 also be completed.

General Education: GN
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Natural Sciences
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement tests -- i.e. placement beyond the level ofMATH 022 ; orCHEM 101 andMATH 022 orMATH 041

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


Look up course abbreviations

Course descriptions are stored in LionPATH, the University-wide student information system. Please visit the LionPATH Course Catalog to access current course descriptions. At that point, you will be leaving the University Bulletin website.

Skip Popular Searches
  1. Graduate Course Descriptions
  2. Graduate Programs
  3. Doctoral Degree Requirements
  4. Master's Degree Requirements
  5. Application and Admission Procedures
  6. Credit Certificate Programs
  7. General Information
  8. Tuition and Cost
  9. Intercollege
  10. Academic Information and Procedures