General Chemistry for Life Scientists I

CHEM XL 14A

This course provides an introduction to physical and general chemistry and is geared towards pre-medical and pre-health students. This course is the first course in the general and organic chemistry series.

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Fall
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Starting at $935.00
As few as 10 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Write basic chemical equations
  • Master introductory quantum mechanics
  • Master the basics of molecular structures
  • Establish a strong foundation of acids and bases
  • Prepare for organic chemistry

About this course:

This course provides an introduction to physical and general chemistry principles; atomic structure based on quantum mechanics; atomic properties; trends in the periodic table; chemical bonding (Lewis structures, VSEPR theory, hybridization, and molecular orbital theory); gaseous and aqueous equilibria; properties of inorganic and organic acids, bases, and buffers; and titrations. Transferable for UC credit.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for General Chemistry for Life Scientists I.

High school chemistry or equivalent background and three-and-a-half years of high school mathematics. Students who lack the necessary background should enroll in CHEM 917.

Spring 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: David James Watts
373195
Fee:
$935.00
42 days left. Enroll by Apr 4, 2020
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Notes

Not open for credit to students with credit for CHEM 11A or 20A. This is the first chemistry course in the sequence for premedical and other pre-allied health studies.

Fulfills in part the UCLA General Education requirement for Physical Sciences.

Enrollment deadline: April 11, 2020. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 18, 2020
Course Requirements
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.
Book: Chemical Principles: The Quest for Insight by Peter Atkins, Loretta L. Jones, Leroy E. Laverman
(Optional) Molecular Model Kit
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Sat Apr 4, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat Apr 11, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Haines Hall 118
Lecture
Sat Apr 18, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat Apr 25, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat May 2, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat May 9, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat May 16, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat May 23, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat May 30, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76
Lecture
Sat Jun 6, 2020
9:00AM - 1:00PM
UCLA
Young Hall CS76

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