Welcome to Chem 161

Welcome to Rutgers University General Chemistry!
Chem 161 is the first part in a two-part series of general chemistry, to be followed by Chem 162. In general chemistry I, students are introduced to various concepts and their applications. Topics include, but are not limited to, the periodic table and its elements, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, kinetics, molecular geometry, chemical bonding, various types of reactions and equations, and gas laws. General chemistry I will provide you with a solid foundation for general chemistry II, as well as give you the skills needed for other classwork. Chemistry is not just about atoms and equations, but about logic and problem-solving too. This is why chemistry is often called the central science, as it extends itself into all other topics, from astrophysics to microbiology! The important part is to not be intimidated, but rather excited for the path you are about to take!