CHEM 1LE Accelerated General Chemistry Lab (2017-2018)

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 and chemical thermodynamics; atomic and molecular structure; chemical kinetics; electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 1A or ENGR 1A or AP CHEM score of 3. 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

February 22, 2017
Senate Approved:
December 9, 2014
Approved Effective:
2015 Winter Qtr