CHEM 1B General Chemistry (2014-2015)

CHEM 1B General Chemistry

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

CHEM 1B General Chemistry (Credit Units: 4) Properties of gases, liquids, solids; changes of state; properties of solutions; stoichiometry; thermochemistry; and thermodynamics. Corequisite: CHEM M2LB for CHEM majors only; no corequisite for other majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1A with a grade of C- or better. 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 form CHEM 1B and CHEM H2B. (Design units: 0)

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

Recommended Textbook:

Hummel, Thomas J., Zumdahl, Steven S. and Zumdahl, Susan A. Student Solutions Guide for Chemistry, Houghton Mifflin, 2003.

Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • Properties of Liquids and Solids
  • Thermodynamics: The First Law
  • Thermodynamics: The Second and Third Laws
  • Physical Equilibria
  • Chemical Equilibria
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:

Option 1 * Homework: 15%
* Midterm I: 15%
* Midterm II: 25%
* Final: 45% * Total: 100%

Option 2
* Homework: 12%
* Midterm I: 18%
* Midterm II: 28%
* Final: 45%
* 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