Chemistry 201

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Welcome to Chemistry 201 PQR taught by Prof. J. Walker Spring 2022. Class begins January 31st and ends May 11th.

Chemistry 201 - General Chemistry I   Course Catalog Description

Topics include the periodic table of the elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermochemistry, the gaseous state, basic concepts of the liquid and solid states, solutions, acids and bases. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.

Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment in Mathematics 140 or higher and either Grade of C or better in Chemistry 121 or one year of high school chemistry.

4 lecture and 4 lab hours per week in a 16 week semester. 5 credit hours

Students may take this course to meet concentration or elective requirements for an Associate Degree, to fulfill requirements for a career occupational degree, or to prepare for other careers in the physical sciences or healthcare professions.

Note: Chemistry 201 has an IAI code of CHM 911. You can learn more about IAI by visiting iTransfer.

This course is taught synchronously using Zoom. Laboratories are in person at Truman College. Attendance is required during class sessions - Monday on Zoom and Wednesday in the Laboratory


We will use Chemistry: Atoms First 2e by Flowers, Neth Robinson, Theopold and Langley. This book is available free as part of the openstax access project. Visit to learn more about

If the file size of the book is too large try downloading it in these four parts:


You will need to have a simple scientific calculator such as TI-30X for classwork and exams.


Joy WalkerProf Joy Walker

Learning About Volcanos at Crater Lake

Currently I'm an adjunct professor emeritus for the City Colleges of Chicago. I was a tenured professor for 30+ years at Truman College. I love to learn and share my enthusiasm for learning. I have many interests. I enjoy learning about science, gardening, cooking and baking, linguistics and languages, drawing and painting, and literature. I believe we learn best when we are curious, excited, interested and engaged in our own learning processes.

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