CHEM 1LC General Chemistry Laboratory (2013-2014)

CHEM 1LC General Chemistry Laboratory

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

CHEM 1LC General Chemistry Laboratory (Credit Units: 2) Training and experience in basic laboratory techniques. Chemical practice and principles illustrated through experiments related to lecture topics of Chemistry 1A-1B-1C Corequisite: CHEM 1C. Prerequisite: CHEM 1B with a grade of C- or better. No credit for CHEM 1LC if taken after CHEM H2LB or CHEM M2LB. Majors in the Schools of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, and Engineering, and majors in Nursing Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Sciences, and Undecided/Undeclared students have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from CHEM 1LE, CHEM H2LB, CHEM M2LB, and CHEM 1LC. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:


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


Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction and Fundamentals and Introduction to Spartan
  • Enthalpy of Formation
  • Investigating Iron Thiocyanate
  • Computational study of Thiocyanate Iron
  • Enthalpy and Entropy of Borax Dissolution
  • Electrical Conduction in Solutions
  • Titration Curves and Computational Study of Haloacetic Acids
  • Electrochemical Cells
  • Crystal Violet Hydroxylation: Rate Law and Computational Study
Class Schedule:

Meets for 4 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Spartan & Odyssey Computer Programs ($40, purchased from; Notebook, goggles, and apron can be purchased at the UCI Bookstore; Sapling Subscription ($19.99, purchased from

Laboratory Projects:

Eight experiments will be performed, each worth 50 points. Points are distributed between procedures, data, observations, calculations, and results.

Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Experiments: 350 pts
  • Sapling: 167 pts
  • Lab Practical: 250 pts
  • Total: 767 pts
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 2.0 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

July 31, 2013
Senate Approved:
December 18, 2012
Approved Effective:
2013 Spring Qtr