Fall 2016 - CHEM 110 D100

Introductory Chemistry (3)

Class Number: 3941

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    SSCB 9200, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 10, 2016
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    SSCB 9201, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    BC high school mathematics 12 (or equivalent) or permission of the department. No previous training in chemistry is required for this course. Corequisite: If BC high school mathematics 12 credit not obtained, then MATH 100 must be taken as a corequisite to CHEM 110.



General fundamental concepts and nomenclature; stoichiometry and chemical calculations; nuclear and atomic structures, chemical bonding; properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. This course has the same lecture component as CHEM 111 but no laboratory work. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry must take CHEM 111. Students with credit for high school chemistry 12 (or equivalent), or any university chemistry course may not take CHEM 110 or 111 for further credit. Students may not count both CHEM 110 and 111 for credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.


3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week

Lectures   Topics
1       Units, Measurements, Significant Figures
3   Basic Concepts; Matter, Atoms, Nucleus
2   Electronic structure, the Periodic Table
1   Chemical Nomenclature
    Midterm Exam I
3   The Mole, Chemical Formula Reactions and Equations
3   Stoichiometry
1   States of Matter and Energy
3   Gas Laws
2   Solutions, Concentration and Molarity
    Midterm Exam II
2   Ionic and Covalent Bonding
3   Reaction Rates and Chemical Equilibrium, Solubility Equilibrium
4   Acids and Bases
4   Oxidation and Reduction


  • Assignments 10%
  • Two Midterm Exams 40%
  • Final Exam 50%


Students who intend to take CHEM 121 General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4) must take CHEM 111.



  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN


H. Stephen Stoker. Introduction to Chemical Principles. 11th Edition. 2013. Publisher: Prentice Hall.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

A grade of C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses.

Registrar Notes:

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