Chemistry

CHEM 1127Q: General Chemistry I

Four credits ($200). Offered Fall only.

Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in chemistry. Atomic theory, laws and theories concerning the physical and chemical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Properties of some of the more familiar elements and their compounds. Quantitative measurements illustrating the laws of chemical combination in the first semester lab.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of basic algebra is recommended. A student must pass CHEM 1127Q with a grade of a “C” or higher to continue on to CHEM 1128Q.


CHEM 1128Q: General Chemistry II

Four credits ($200). Offered Spring only.

Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in chemistry. Atomic theory, laws and theories concerning the physical and chemical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Properties of some of the more familiar elements and their compounds. Equilibrium in solutions and qualitative reactions of the common cations and anions in the second semester lab.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of basic algebra is recommended. A student must pass CHEM 1127Q with a grade of a “C” or higher to continue on to CHEM 1128Q.


Instructor Certification Requirements:

The minimum degree requirement for instructors wishing to teach UConn Early College Experience chemistry courses is a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry. A Master’s degree in Chemistry is preferred.  A candidate with a Master’s in Education and a sufficiently strong and well balanced chemistry background may be also considered for certification.  All candidates must have successfully completed:

  • 2 semesters of general chemistry
  • 2 semesters of organic chemistry
  • 2 semesters of Analytical chemistry (1 semester lab, 1 semester lecture would be acceptable)
  • 2 semesters of Inorganic chemistry (1 semester lab, 1 semester lecture would be acceptable)
  • 2 semesters of Physical chemistry (1 semester lab, 1 semester lecture would be acceptable)

Note: Chemistry cannot be taught at a high school that runs on a block schedule. The University’s Chemistry Department will provide examinations, laboratory assignments, and other resources to participating Instructors.

Instructor Resources:

CHEM1127Q Sample Syllabus (PDF)
CHEM1127Q Problem Set (PDF)
CHEM1128Q Sample Syllabus (PDF)
CHEM1128Q Problem Set (PDF)