El Camino College

Chemistry 4: 

Beginning Chemistry

Chem 4

Class Information


Course Materials

Class Information

Chem 4      Section 1222   



1:00 pm  –  3:00 pm       Mon, Wed, Fri       Chem 103




2:00 pm  –  5:10 pm             Tue                  Chem 164


Office Hours:


Mon, Tue, Wed, and Fri after class

(part-time faculty at ECC are not paid for office hours and are not expected to have regular office hours)

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Click here for a complete copy of the syllabus.

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Click here for a copy of lecture and lab schedule.


Student Profile 

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Course Materials


Names and Symbols of Elements to Memorize (handout)

Classification of Matter (laminated class handout)

Periodic Table, Metal Activity Series, Solubility Rules for Ionic Compounds ("green class handout")   

Table of Isotopes ("blue class handout" in color and black-and-white)

Synthetic and Radioactive Elements (handout)

Units of Volume (laminated class handout)

Densities of Some Common Materials ("yellow class handout")

Electricity Basics (worksheets) 

Exponents (review from "Arithmetic and Algebra Again" by B. Immergut and J.B. Smith)

Proportions (review from "Arithmetic and Algebra Again" by B. Immergut and J.B. Smith)

Rules for Writing Ionic Equations "Split or Not to Split?" (handout)

Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds (handout)
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Measurements (worksheets  and answer keys)

Density Problems (worksheets and answer key) 

Temperature (worksheet and answer key)

Atoms, Isotopes, Elements (worksheets and answer key)  

Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds (worksheets and answer key)


Hydrates Problems (worksheet and answer key)

Empirical and Molecular Formulas (worksheet and answer key)

Classification of Matter (worksheet and answer key)


Physical vs. Chemical Change or Property (worksheet and answer key)

Word Equations (worksheets and answer key)

Mole and Chemical Equations (worksheets and answer key)

Ionic Equations (worksheet and answer key)


 Molarity Problem Set (worksheet and answer key) 

 PbI2 Molarity Problem (worksheet and answer key)


Understanding Lewis Structures (worksheet and answer key)

Writing Lewis Structures (worksheet and answer key)

Lewis Structures, Shapes, and Polarities (worksheets and answer key)


Intermolecular Forces (worksheets and answer key)

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Experiment 2 - Measurement and the Metric System

Safety Rules

Experiment 1 - Laboratory Burner

Experiment 5 - Formula of a Hydrated Salt

Experiments 3, 6, 11 and Exercise C - complete handout (manual pages + replacement pages) and replacement pages ( replacement pages only)

Reaction Stoichiometry Experiment (handout)

Experiment 12 - Qualitative Analysis (for flow-chart only click here)

Experiment 9 - Determination of the Gas Constant

Experiment 10 - Acid-Base Titrations

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Chapter 3 - Measurement and Chemical Calculations

Chapter  5 - Atomic Theory (problems)

Chapter  7 - Chemical Formula Relationships (problems)

Chapter  9 - Chemical Change (problems)

Chapter 10 - Quantity Relationships in Chemical Reactions (problems)

Chapter 16 - Solutions (problems)

Chapter Summaries

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Exams and Quizzes

Quiz 1 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 2 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 3 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 4 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 5 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 6 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 7 - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Quiz 8 - Blank Copy and Answer Key


Exam 1 - Information and Study Tips

Exam 1 Problems - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Exam 1 Multiple Choice - Ask the Instructor for the Answer Key


Exam 2 - Information and Study Tips

Exam 2 Problems - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Exam 2 Multiple Choice - Ask the Instructor for the Answer Key


Exam 3 - Information and Study Tips

Exam 3 Problems - Blank Copy and Answer Key

Exam 3 Multiple Choice - Ask the Instructor for the Answer Key


Click here for multiple-choice practice questions and problems.


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Online Resources

         Merriam-Webster Dictionary

  IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology        



         Weblements Periodic Table 

         NIST Periodic Table

Periodic Table of Videos - YouTube

         Scientific Calculator for Chemists

         Crystal Structures

         Molecular Structures and Properties    

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