College chemistry is not an easy course. It needs to be rigorous in order to properly prepare students who will use chemistry in their major field of study and/or their professional careers. However, any student who has the ability and motivation to prepare for such careers should be able to master the fundamentals of chemistry.
We offer you an opportunity to experience a smooth start into college chemistry. Most of you have had no chemistry since your junior year in high school. Much of the specialized vocabulary, symbolism, basic theory, and fundamental calculations can easily slip from your mind. To alleviate this problem, we are once again offering a chemistry refresher course during the summer for any who wish to take it.
This four-day course is an intensive (6 hours per day) and interactive review of the material ordinarily found in a good high school chemistry course. The intent is to prepare students for a successful start in General Chemistry (CHEM 1711/1811) or Chemistry for Engineering (CHEM 1501) at ONU.
• The Chemistry Refresher sessions will be held July 25-29, 2021 and August 8-12, 2021.
• The sessions can fill up, so register early to ensure you get a spot. The registration deadline for the July session of the Refresher is July 8, and for the August session is July 15.
• An introductory meeting will occur on the first day and instructional time will happen in the morning and afternoons.
• A complete schedule of events will be sent with the acknowledgement of your enrollment in the Refresher.
• NOTE: Students attending the Chemistry Refresher may or may not be assigned to their residence hall room for the upcoming academic year. More information regarding room assignments will be sent with the registration information after you have registered. If you would like to confirm your room assignment, please contact Residence Life at 419-772-2430 in the week before the Refresher.
• Instructors for the Chemistry Refresher are Ohio Northern University chemistry professors. They will work directly with you during all the instructional sessions with no more than 20 students in an individual section.
• Students will have time outside of class to explore the University and Ada.
• Chemistry faculty will be available during the summer orientation weekends if you want to discuss the Chemistry Refresher with them before enrolling.
The coverage includes:
• Symbols, formulas, and names of elements and compounds
• The periodic table & how to use it
• The mole concept
• Dimensional analysis and problem solving
• Significant Figures
• Simple equations - molecular, ionic, net ionic
• Stoichiometry - formulas and equations
• Graphing data
• Problem Solving Strategies