CHEM 1C General Chemistry (2017-2018)

CHEM 1C General Chemistry

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

CHEM 1C General Chemistry (Credit Units: 4) Equilibria, aqueous acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria; oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry; kinetics; special topics. Corequisite: CHEM M2LC or CHEM 1LC. CHEM M2LC for Chemistry Majors only. CHEM 1LC for other majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 1B 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 from CHEM 1C, CHEM H2C may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0077274313.

Recommended Textbook:


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


Lecture Topics:
  • Kinetics review
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Acids and Bases
  • Acids and Bases, Applications of K
  • Aqueous Equilibria
  • Thermodynamics
  • Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Aspects of Coordination Compounds
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
* Electronic Homework: 10%
* Midterm I: 25%
* Midterm II: 25%
* Final: 40%
* Total: 100%

Option 2
* Midterm I: 20%
* Midterm II: 30%
* Final: 40%
* Homework: 10%

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

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
December 18, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Spring Qtr