EARTH 131 - Earth and Environmental Chemistry
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
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Requirements & Distribution:
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in CHEM 130 (Gen Chem).
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course is an introduction to the fundamental principles in chemistry for beginning students in Earth and Environmental Sciences and related programs, including Program in the Environment. The fundamental principles of chemistry covered in this course include: the states and properties of matter, chemical stoichiometry, properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions, chemical equilibria, atomic and molecular structure, an introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics, and a discussion of the chemical properties of elements with special importance in earth and environmental sciences. Every lecture includes examples from Earth and environmental sciences.

Course Requirements:

All quizzes will be on-line through CANVAS on a biweekly basis. These will be multiple choice and short essay questions to help students assess their learning of the material during the semester. Students will have from 10 - 30 minutes for completion of short quizzes.


Intended Audience:

First and second year undergraduates, both non-science majors and students who plan to major in a science. For Earth and Environmental Science majors, this course satisfies one of the two required prerequisites in chemistry + physics + biology + mathematics.

Class Format:

3 hours lecture plus 1 hour discussion each week


EARTH 131 - Earth and Environmental Chemistry
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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