ABOUT THIS COURSE
CHEM& 140 is intended for students who will take CHEM& 161 but have not taken an introductory level chemistry course. It includes a lab component. This course is designed to prepare students for CHEM& 161. Although CHEM& 121 is also an intro-level chem course, it will not allow you to enroll in CHEM& 161 and you will need to take a placement exam.
PREREQUISITES ARE CHECKED. Please make sure you are cleared for prereqs – either you will have taken the prereq courses at BC, or you will need to submit your college transcripts if prereqs were completed at another institution, or take the math placement exam to meet the prereq. [*If you took CHEM& 139 at another WA State Community or Technical College, please contact the program chair (Jennie Mayer) to enroll directly into CHEM& 161.]
Starting Fall 2017, textbook options will be at a lower cost to students. These are the materials we recommend:
(a) A reference text. This can be either OpenStax Chemistry text (free), the Boundless Chemistry blog, or Mark Bishop’s Introductory Chemistry, Atoms First ($20 suggested donation).
***A hardcopy of the Bishop text is available at the BC Bookstore or can be purchased from the author’s website for $70.***
(b) The CHEM& 140 Workbook which includes the lab experiments.
Last Updated August 21, 2017