Laney College

Chem 30A

Chem 30A

Chemistry 30A is an introductory chemistry course meant for those with no previous background in chemistry. It is often required for nursing and other allied health majors. It can also be used as a lab science general education requirement.

Required Textbooks:

  • Text: Tro, Introductory Chemistry Essentials, 6thEdition. ISBN 978-0134291802 [OR   ISBN  978-0134302386 – This version of the book has two additional chapters that we will not use.]
  • Lab manual: Chem 50/Chem 30A Lab Manual, Laney IMC. (Alternatively, you can print the experiments from the class website.)


Also Required:a scientific calculator that can handle logarithms and scientific notation. No programmable calculators or graphing calculators are allowed on tests or quizzes.



  • Solutions Manual and Study Guide for the textbook


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