Welcome to Chemistry 1A at Laney College!
Course Description: First semester of a year-long sequence in general chemistry. The topics covered are: matter and measurement, atoms, elements, molecules, compounds, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solution, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding and molecular structure, bonding theories, intermolecular forces, and solutions and their behavior.
- Text: Chemistry, the Central Science, 14th ed., by Brown, LeMay, Bursten, Murphy, Woodward & Stoltzfus. ISBN 978-0134414232
- You can use the 13th, 12th, 11th or 10th edition of the same book if you prefer.
- Lab manual: Chemistry 1A Lab Manual, Version B, (Laney IMC, 2002)
- Student Laboratory Research Notebook (Any lab notebook with duplicate pages)
Required Equipment and/or Supplies:
- A nonprogrammable scientific calculator that can handle logarithms and scientific notation. Graphing calculators may not be used for tests and quizzes.
- Student Solutions Manual for the text
- Safety glasses or goggles