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2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] 
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CHEM 4 - 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 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course 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. In the laboratory, emphasis is on observations, measurements, and elementary quantitative experiments with an introduction to qualitative analysis.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Chemistry 4 and CHEM 20  is one course. Students will not receive UC credit for Chemistry 4 if taken after CHEM 1A .

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