CHEM 50 General Chemistry I
5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 110)
(May be taken for option of letter grade or Pass/No Pass)
Lecture: 54 Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 40 or satisfactory score on Chemistry Placement Examination; and MATH 71 or MATH 71B or MATH 71X or equivalent.
General Chemistry topics including chemical formulas, equations, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends, atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure, properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions. Emphasis is on critical thinking as well as mathematical and dimensional analysis problem-solving. Laboratory experiments emphasize the scientific method as well as computer-based technologies in data acquisition and analysis. Introduces laboratory report writing skills.