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CHEM 210 General Chemistry I

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This is the first semester of a two-semester sequence class in general chemistry intended for students pursuing physical sciences, biological sciences, engineering and pre- professional majors. Includes a detailed study of basic principles of atomic and molecular structure and bonding, chemical reactions and equations including stoichiometry and thermochemistry, solutions, gas laws and a brief introduction to organic chemistry with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem solving skills. This course also includes laboratory study of these concepts, experimental chemistry techniques and the analysis and interpretation of experimental findings. Extra supplies may be required. A materials fee as shown in the Schedule of Classes is payable upon registration.

Units: 5
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Lab hours/semester: 96-108
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 120 or MATH 123 or appropriate placement test score
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area E5a
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1 and B3), UC (IGETC Area 5A and 5C)
C-ID: CHEM 110