CHEM 1A. General Chemistry I. Fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry, including stoichiometry; thermochemistry; atomic and molecular structure; solution chemistry, including acid-base chemistry; quantum theory; bonding and intermolecular forces; and chemical kinetics. Fairly mathematical, requiring the ability to perform arithmetic and algebraic computations. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours, discussion one hour. Note: Enrollment is predicated on students passing a standardized diagnostic exam given prior to each semester or passing CHEM 4 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: High school chemistry and college algebra; sufficient performance on the college algebra diagnostic test, or equivalent. Graded: Graded Student. Units: 5.0