C-ID Descriptor
General Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A

  • Final
  • Chemistry
  • General Chemistry for Science Majors Sequence A
  • 10 (at least 5, incl at least 1 lab for each sem.)
  • This is a one-year course sequence in chemistry intended for majors in the natural sciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biology, physics, pre-medicine), mathematics, and engineering.

  • 120
  • Sequence (S)
  • Intermediate Algebra; CHEM 110 is a prerequisite for the second semester of General Chemistry

  • None

  • None specified

  • The complete one-year course must include the following topics:

    First semester

    • Nomenclature
    • Atomic Structure
    • Quantum Theory
    • Periodic Properties
    • Chemical Reactions
    • Stoichiometry
    • Gas Laws
    • Molecular Structure and Bonding
    • States of Matter
    • Solutions

    Topics for second semester:

    • Equilibrium
    • Acids & Bases
    • Electrochemistry
    • Thermodynamics
    • Coordination Chemistry
    • Descriptive Chemistry

    Floating Topics to be covered within the sequence. 

    • Kinetics
    • Nuclear Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry

    It is strongly recommended that both semesters be completed at a single institution before transfer.

  • The laboratory sequence will support the above topics including both qualitative and quantitative experiments, analysis of data and error propagation.

  • At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

    The American Chemical Society (ACS) General Chemistry Guide and the General Chemistry examinations provide information on topics and indicate an appropriate level of this sequence of courses, including learning goals and objectives. At the conclusion of this course, each student should be able to employ standard laboratory techniques appropriate to the course content, such as titration.

  • Examinations
    Lab work
    Written papers and/or reports

  • Chemistry, McMurry & Fay, Prentice Hall

    General Chemistry: The Essential Concepts, Chang and Overby, McGraw-Hill

    Principles of Chemistry: A Molecular Approach, Tro, Prentice Hall

    Chemical Principles, Atkins & Jones, W.H. Freeman

    Chemistry in the Laboratory, Postma, Roberts & Holenberg, W.H. Freeman

    Chemistry: The Central Science, Brown , LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, & Woodward, Prentice Hall

    Laboratory Experiments for Chemistry: The Central Science, Brown , LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward, Nelson & Kemp,  Prentice Hall

  • 8/25/16 units modified

  • April 29, 2011
  • December 08, 2012