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2019-2020 Catalog [Archived] 
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CHEM 4H - Honors Beginning Chemistry

5 units
5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: MATH 80  with a minimum grade of C or equivalent, or qualification by testing (El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test and assessment.
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A  or ENGL 1AH 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This honors course, intended for students in the Honors Transfer Program, introduces the principles of chemistry, modern concepts of atomic structure and periodicity as a basis for understanding bonding, chemical formulas, chemical equations and chemical reactions, states of matter, important elements and their compounds, solutions, acid-base theories and reactions, net ionic equations, oxidation-reduction, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium, chemical nomenclature, and calculations. Historical and current chemical concepts will be investigated in a required research paper. In the laboratory, emphasis is on observations, measurements, and elementary quantitative experiments with an introduction to qualitative analysis. This course is enriched through extensive rigorous reading, writing, and research assignments.

Note: Students may take either CHEM 4  or Chemistry 4H. Duplicate credit will not be awarded for CHEM 4  and Chemistry 4H

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