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CHEM 1A - General Chemistry I


5 units
5 hours lecture, 4 hours lab
Prerequisite: (1) CHEM 4  with a minimum grade of C or CHEM 4H  or 1 year of high school chemistry and qualification by testing (El Camino College Chemistry Placement Test) and assessment (2) eligibility for MATH 170  or qualification by testing (El Camino College Mathematics Placement Test) and assessment
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for ENGL 1A 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course details fundamental theory and principles of atomic and molecular structure, physical states and chemical reactions. Included is the study of elements, compounds, periodic relationships, bonding, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, energy, solutions, electrolytes and chemical equations. Descriptive chemistry of water and selected nonmetals including hydrogen, oxygen and carbon is presented.



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