General Chemistry for Life Scientists I
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.
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.
It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for General Chemistry for Life Scientists I.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.
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.