CHEM 1A General Chemistry (2014-2015)

CHEM 1A General Chemistry

(Required for AE, BME, BMEP, CE, ChE, EE, EnE, ME and MSE.)
Catalog Data:

CHEM 1A General Chemistry (Credit Units: 4) Atomic structure; general properties of the elements; covalent, ionic, and metallic bonding; intermolecular forces; mass relationships. Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in the corresponding laboratory courses. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. Majors in Schools of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Engineering, and majors in Nursing Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Sciences, and Undecided/Undeclared students have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from CHEM 1A and CHEM H2A. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1429219556 .

Recommended Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-1429231350.

Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Fundamentals
  • Atoms: The Quantum World
  • Chemical Bonds
  • Shape and Structure
  • Gases
  • Liquids and Solids
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Homework: 14%
  • Midterm I: 23%
  • Midterm II: 23%
  • Final: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

April 15, 2014
Senate Approved:
December 18, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Spring Qtr