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St. Bonaventure University


Spring 2021

Course Materials


Required Course Materials

For this course, you need a copy of the textbook (any format, 13th or 14th edition) and MasteringChemistry access. The options in the bookstore are:

  • "Chemsitry (MasteringChemistry Standalone Access Card)", $156.75, MasteringChemistry and eBook access. You do not receive a physical copy of the textbook with this option.

  • "Chemistry (Loose Pgs)(w/Mastering Chem Access)", $260.00, MasteringChemistry access and a physical, loose leaf copy of the textbook.

You can also purchase or rent the textbook separately and purchase MasteringChemistry access separately.

Suggested Course Materials

OpenStax College Algebra textbook (math reference)


Calculators must be scientific and cannot be graphing or programmable. Phones cannot be used as calculators. You can get a suitable calculator for under $15.

Scientific calculators are ones that have functions beyond addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. At a minimum, your calculator must have the following buttons (NOTE: these buttons may look slightly different on different calculators):

  • y^x (exponential function)

  • x√ (root function)

  • log (base 10 logarithmic function)

  • ln (base e logarithmic function/natural log function)

  • e^x (function)

If you intend to continue in chemistry beyond CHEM-101 and CHEM-102, the sin (sine), cos (cosine), and tan (tangent) functions as well as statistical functionality are recommended.

It is strongly recommended that you use the same calculator for all parts of chemistry, including labs, exams, quizzes, and homework. Many students score poorly on exams because they do not know how to work their calculator.

Suggested calculators:

Sharp EL-531WH

Casio FX-260

Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS

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