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CHEM 210 General Chemistry I

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Course Description

This course is the first half of a two-semester sequence in general chemistry intended for students pursuing majors in physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering. The topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, periodicity, molecular geometry, gas laws, solution stoichiometry, intermolecular forces and selected topics covering redox and acid-base reactions. The laboratory program includes gravimetric, colorimetric, and selected volumetric methods of analysis. Students are introduced to spreadsheet and graphical analysis of laboratory data and molecular modeling, and perform a variety of computer-interfaced experiments.

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 or MATH 123 (offered at CSM or Skyline) or satisfactory score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Intermediate Algebra.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area B1, B3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area B1, B3), UC (IGETC Area 5A, 5C)
C-ID: CHEM 110; CHEM 120S (both CHEM 210 & 220 must be taken)