Course Description

Chemistry 1A is the 1st Semester of a rigorous, year-long course in college chemistry.  This semester will consist of an introduction to atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, matter and energy, oxidation-reduction, chemical equations, liquids and solids, solutions, chemical energetics and equilibrium.   The lab will contain quantitative and qualitative experiments and will emphasize safety. 5.0 Units.


Mathematics 55 or 55B or 55Y and Chemistry 31 (all courses completed with a grade of "C" or higher). The Chemistry 31 prerequisite can be fulfilled by demonstrating the appropriate skill level in the Chemistry Placement Process.

Course Syllabus and Schedule

Supplementary Course Material:

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