CHEM S-1AB General Chemistry

7-week session | CRN 30877

This course is a comprehensive survey of chemistry for the general student that emphasizes the principles underlying the formation and interaction of chemical substances: stoichiometry, states of matter, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, intermolecular forces, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and environmental chemistry. This course fulfills the requirement of two semesters of inorganic chemistry for entrance to medical school.

Course information
Class meetings

Mondays-Fridays, 9:30-11:50 am
Science Center Hall B

Three required two-hour laboratories, three one-hour discussion sections, and one two-and-a-half-hour review sessions per week to be arranged.

Start date

Monday, June 25


8 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

  • Limited to 130 students
  • Current enrollment: 83
  • Availability: Filling
  • Prerequisites

    High school algebra and chemistry.


    Open to admitted Secondary School Program students by petition. Harvard College students see additional information.



    Gregg Tucci, PhD.

    Senior Lecturer on Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

    Justin McCarty, MM.

    Head Teaching Fellow in General Chemistry, Harvard Division of Continuing Education

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