General Chemistry

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the structure and reactivity of matter at the molecular level, as well as an application of critical reasoning to modern chemical theory and structured numerical problem-solving. Students will learn the development of molecular structure from rudimentary quantum mechanics, including an introduction to ionic and covalent bonding; chemical problem solving involving both formula and reaction stoichiometry employing the unit analysis method, and be introduced to thermochemistry and a discussion of the first law of thermodynamics.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21578 CHEM 1A 05Y M·W···· 04:30 PM-05:45 PM Christopher Deming ONLINE
M·W···· 11:30 AM-02:20 PM SC2202

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2022-09-26 to 2022-12-16.
CHEM-001A-05Y:HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on campus and online as noted in the class listing. This class requires face masks for attendance on campus throughout the quarter. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 3
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 6
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
CHEM D025. or CHEM D030A or satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Test; and intermediate algebra or equivalent (or higher), or appropriate placement beyond intermediate algebra
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