Fall 2016 - CHEM 111 D100

Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory (4)

Class Number: 3953

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 111.



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 includes a laboratory component. Equivalent Courses: CHEM101 CHEM110 Students with credit for high school chemistry 12 (or equivalent), CHEM 101, or CHEM 110, or any university chemistry course may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.


3 lecture hours/week; 1 tutorial hour/week; 4 lab hours on alternate weeks

Topics Covered
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

Laboratory Experiments:
Lab 1      Physical Properties and Physical Change
Lab 2    Chemical Properties and Chemical Change
Lab 3   Stoichiometry and Limiting Reagent
Lab 4   Gas Laws
Lab 5   Acids and Bases
Lab 6   Oxidation-Reduction


  • Assignments 10%
  • Two Midterm Exams 30%
  • Final Exam 40%
  • Laboratory 20%


Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.
The tuition for this course includes a fee of $25.50 for the laboratory manual.


Students must pass both the laboratory and lecture components individually to obtain a passing grade in Chem 111.



  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN
  • Lab coat and safety glasses/goggles


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

Lab manuals will be distributed during the first laboratory session.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

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

Registrar Notes:

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