CHEM 1000: General Chemistry I

CHEM 1000 LABS START TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10TH

HELP SESSIONS FOR FALL 2019 ARE OFFERED FROM 5:00-6:00PM ON TUESDAYS (SA7208) AND THURSDAYS (SA7212) STARTING SEPTEMBER 10TH

MIDTERMS WILL BE THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10TH AND THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH FROM 6:30-8:00PM; ROOM ASSIGNMENTS BELOW

  • PE275 FOR STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES FROM ABEYSEKARA - DOYLE
  • SA6008 FOR STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES FROM DREFS - JONES
  • SA6010 FOR STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES FROM KABIR - NWABUOGOR
  • SA8002 FOR STUDENTS WITH LAST NAMES FROM OBLAK - ZENGEYA
  • SA8002 FOR STUDENTS WITH NO LAST NAME

CHEM 1000 is the first half of a full year course in general chemistry taught at the University of Lethbridge.  The second half of the course, CHEM 2000, should ideally be taken within one year of completing CHEM 1000.  The goals of these courses are to introduce you to university-level chemistry and to give you an appreciation for the diversity of the field. 

Learning chemistry is a building process and, in CHEM 1000, we will begin by studying the structure and properties of atoms, the building blocks of matter.  We will then study the properties of the different elements – how they are obtained and how they interact.  In doing so, we will also learn about nuclear chemistry, first order kinetics, molecular structure and geometry, intermolecular forces, kinetic-moleular theory and gases, acid-base chemistry, and applications such as spectroscopy.

The pre-requisites to this course are Chemistry 30 (grade 12 chemistry) and Math 30-1 (grade 12 math that includes pre-calculus; formerly called Pure Math 30).  It is also recommended that students have taken Physics 30 as there is a lot of physics in the first few weeks of CHEM 1000. 

Information provided on this website includes:

CHEM 1000 Course Outline (Fall 2019)62 KB
CHEM 1000 Lab Schedule (Fall 2019)97 KB
CHEM 1000 Reading List (Fall 2017; Silberberg 2nd Canadian edition - new book)65 KB
CHEM 1000 Reading List (Fall 2017; Silberberg 1st Canadian edition - old book)65 KB
CHEM 1000 Master List for Nomenclature (Fall 2017)20 KB
How to Sign Up for Sapling1020 KB