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.
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
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100. Any Preparation for Chemistry course or other measures that
demonstrate proficiency in general science and preparation for study of college chemistry.
This includes completion of high school chemistry with a grade of C or better.
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area B1, B3
(CSU GE Area B1, B3), UC (IGETC Area 5A, 5C)
C-ID: CHEM 110; CHEM 120S (both CHEM 210 & 220 must be taken)