This course is intended for students with a background of high school chemistry less than Chemistry 12 (students with Chemistry 12 normally go into CHEM 111). As an introduction to chemical concepts, topics include stoichiometry, the nature of solutions, the gas laws, thermochemistry, the periodic table, bonding, and molecular structure.
Prerequisite(s): None. (4-1-3; 0-0-0)
NB: Like CHEM 111, this course provides the prerequisite for other chemistry and biology courses needed in a science major at TWU. CHEM 103 includes one extra lecture per week compared to the alternative 111 course to allow students with less preparation in their background to develop adequate chemical skills over the firsts year.