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General Chemistry 1

College Science Prerequisites, Course Description and Textbooks

General Chemistry (CHEM101) - Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent.

General Chemistry 1 (CHEM101) - Course Description

General Chemistry 1 requires four weekends to complete. The accelerated chemistry classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 6:30pm.
(4 Semester Units, includes lab*)

In this weekend General Chemistry 1 course, students become conversant with the scientific vernacular, chemical symbols, and notation. The nature of atoms and molecules in predating the properties and behavior of more complex systems will be considered. Students will manipulate rudimentary mathematical equations in order to appreciate the quantitative nature of atomic interactions. States of matter will be categorized. The Periodic Table of the Elements will be studied to illustrate chemical periodicity and bonding. The gas laws will be introduced in order to understand statistical handling of large populations of atoms and molecules. The laws of thermodynamics will be introduced, including the concepts of enthalpy and entropy.


ISP does not require students to complete any preliminary 'introduction to Chemistry' classes prior to enrollment in our weekend accredited college science program.

*If the college or university to which the student intends to transfer Integrated Science Program (ISP) courses requires 5 instead of 4 semester units per portion of a course (either 1 or 2), we offer 1 semester unit independent study courses for each formal course which provide empirically-based studies that enhance, deepen, and further integrate knowledge of the subject by developing different problem-solving skills and conceptual organization than those fostered in formal classroom and laboratory learning.

General Chemistry 1 - Textbooks

Lecture - Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd edition) by Nivaldo J. Tro.
(ISBN-10: 0321809246)

Lab- La Beran, J. (2007). Laboratory Manual for Principles of General
Chemistry (8th. ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
(ISBN-10: 0470129220)


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The Integrated Science Program (ISP) is offered in two locations:
Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Angeles classes are held at:
Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 E. Amber Valley Dr.
Whittier, CA 90604
Directions to ISP - Los Angeles - Whittier Campus

San Francisco Bay Area classes are held at:
The Hayward Adult School
22100 Princeton Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Directions to ISP - San Francisco Bay Area - Hayward Campus

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