CHEM 1LE Accelerated General Chemistry Lab (2013-2014)

CHEM 1LE Accelerated General Chemistry Lab

(Required for AE, ME and MSE.)
Catalog Data:

CHEM 1LE Accelerated General Chemistry Lab (Credit Units: 3) Lecture and experiments covering chemical concepts for accelerated students who do not plan to take organic chemistry. Properties of gases, liquids, solutions, and solids; chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics; atomic and molecular structure; chemical kinetics; electrochemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 1A and CHEM 1B. Prerequisite: CHEM 1P or High School Chemistry. CHEM 1P with a grade of C- or better. Majors in the School of Engineering and Biomedical Computing majors have first consideration for enrollment. . Only one course from CHEM 1LE, CHEM 1LC may be taken for credit. (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:
  • Temperature's Relationship to Gas & Vapor Pressure
  • Crystalline Solids
  • Introduction to Spartan, Electrons and Bonding & Results Tables
  • Mass % ASA in Aspirin
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Enthalpy and Entropy of Borax
  • Crystal Violet Hydroxylation and Computational Study
  • Electrochemical Cells and LEDs
Class Schedule:

Meets for 2 hours of discussion and 4 hours of laboratory each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:

Spartan & Odyssey Student Edition software ($40); Copy of the week’s experiment from the web; Lab Notebook (duplicate page style); USB Memory Device (at least 256 MB); Safety Goggles (Safety Glasses are NOT permitted in the laboratory); Lab Apron; Nitrile Gloves

Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component


Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Experiments: 350 pts
  • Electronic Homework: 240pts
  • Final Exam: 100 pts
  • Lab Practical: 250 pts
  • Total: 930 pts
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 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