General Chemistry I
Universitat Politècnica de València
Area of Study
Taught In English
Prerequisites or Co-requisites:
MAC 1105 with a grade of "C-" or better or placement beyond MAC 1105. Students taking CHM
1045 after taking CHM 1020 and/or CHM 1032 may register for reduced credit, as indicated in
the department?s policy on reduced credit.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
This course includes topics such as chemical symbols, formulas, and equations; states of matter; reactivity in aqueous solution; electronic structure, bonding, and molecular geometry. This course explores basic theoretical and practical principles of chemistry with a practical approach so the student may achieve the ability to solve the main types of problems that may be found during their careers. To this end, both theory and exercises will be combined in order to support the understanding of concepts. You will be expected to carry on class discussions and do several writing assignments. Thus, your ACTIVE PARTICIPATION is required.
This course is an introduction to the study of the structure and properties of chemical compounds. Topics will include measurement and dimensional analysis, classification of matter, periodic properties of the elements, composition and nomenclature of chemical compounds, quantitative analysis of chemical reactions, atomic structure, aqueous reactions, properties of gases, and chemical bonding. To that end, each chapter will be covered with plenty of exercises and examples that will be combined with the theory.
Class Performance 15%
Presentation and Speech 25%
*This course has a lab associated with it, CHM1045 - General Chemistry I Lab
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.