Spring 2020 - CHEM 111 D100

Introductory Chemistry and Laboratory (4)

Class Number: 1934

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

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

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

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Mar 16, 2020
    6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
    SSCK 9500, Burnaby

    Apr 24, 2020
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    TAKE HOME-EXAM, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent), MATH 100 (may be taken concurrently), or permission of the Department. No previous training in chemistry is required for this course.



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. Students with a grade of C or better in Chemistry 12 (or equivalent), or who have credit for 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
3   The Mole, Chemical Formula Reactions and Equations
3   Stoichiometry
1   States of Matter and Energy
3   Gas Laws
2   Solutions, Concentration and Molarity
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 7%
  • Participation 3%
  • Quiz & Midterm Exam 30%
  • Final Exam 40%
  • Laboratory 20%


Lab coats and safety glasses/goggles are mandatory for all Chemistry labs.



  • Scientific calculator: SHARP EL-510RN or SHARP EL531X (only calculators allowed for exams)
  • 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:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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