Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Preparation: high school chemistry or equivalent background and three and one half years of high school mathematics. Enforced corequisite: Life Sciences 30A or Mathematics 3A or 31A or score of 48 or better on Mathematics Diagnostic Test. Not open to students with credit for course 14A or 20A. Study of foundations of chemistry. Discussion of foundations of quantum mechanics and how these principles can be used to understand atomic and molecular structure and properties; how molecules interact; and properties of inorganic, organic, and biological acids, bases, and salts. Biological, environmental, and socially-relevant examples are used to illustrate central role that chemistry plays in our world. Emphasis on developing problem-solving skills and collaborative interaction and learning.
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