ENGR 1A General Chemistry for Engineers (2014-2015)

ENGR 1A General Chemistry for Engineers

(Not required for any major.)
Catalog Data:

ENGR 1A General Chemistry for Engineers (Credit Units: 4) Emphasis on solid-state chemistry. Quantum theory, atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, molecular orbitals, electronic band structure, gases, liquids, intermolecular forces, unit cells, crystal lattices, phase transformations, and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: A score of 2 or 3 on the AP Chemistry exam, or a score of 550 or higher on the SAT Chemistry Subject exam, or Engineering Chemistry Placement Exam (fee required). School of Engineering majors have first consideration for enrollment. Only one course from ENGR 1A, CHEM 1A may be taken for credit. (Design units: 0)

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

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0470419977.

. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0840048288 .

Recommended Textbook:
Albert Yee
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • High School chemistry background
  • The periodic table, electromagnetic radiation, and quantum theory
  • Atomic structure and periodic trends
  • Chemical bonding: basic concepts and lewis structures
  • Chemical bonding: bond properties and molecular shapes
  • Hybridization, molecular orbitals, and band structure
  • Phases of matter: ideal and non-ideal gases
  • Phases of matter: intermolecular forces and liquids
  • Phase transformation, electrochemistry
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component
Design Content Description
  • Lectures: 100%
  • Laboratory Portion: 0%
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Quizzes: 5%
  • Exam I: 20%
  • Exam II: 25%
  • Final: 50%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 4.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

May 14, 2014
Senate Approved:
April 9, 2014
Approved Effective:
2014 Fall Qtr