Medical General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHEM 1010L: Online General Chemistry I Lab

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Medical General Chemistry, CHEM 1010L, is a one-semester upper-level undergraduate online course. The laboratories that accompany Online Medical General Chemistry I are similar to those performed by students in a laboratory setting on any college or university campus, with one major exception. The experiments performed by online students will take place in their homes using LabPaq’s purchased through Hands-on-Labs, Inc.

The Medical General Chemistry I Lab and all UNE distance laboratories have been made possible by a nationwide effort over the last 40 years to move away from toxic substances and into microchemistry. Microchemistry efforts have also resulted in safer laboratories that produce less pollution.

The laboratories are appropriate for introductory-level, college General Chemistry I courses for pre-health science majors at challenging institutions. An emphasis is placed on understanding the concept of the laboratories and the scientific method, since today’s healthcare professionals are expected to have a general understanding of how science and the scientific method contribute to their profession.

The lab kit includes an introduction to each laboratory, relating the lab content to the corresponding course lecture. These labs are a good fit for pre-medical, dental, PA, DPT, pharmacy and nutrition students. 

If you need the corresponding Lecture

General Chemistry I is designed for the student to take the lecture and lab concurrently in order to earn four credits. For the full four credits, you must register for both CHEM1010 and CHEM1010L. For students who only need a specific portion of General Chemistry I, however, you have the option to take lecture only (CHEM1010 three credits) or lab only (CHEM1010L one credit).

Important: When selecting lecture and lab within FlexReg, please be sure that the section numbers match. In the event that there is no matching lab number, please select a different lecture, or contact an enrollment specialist.

Section numbers must match for lecture and lab

Required Materials

Lab Material

It is mandatory for students enrolled in lab to order a lab kit.

Hands on Learning Lab Kit:

The kits MUST BE ORDERED IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING YOUR COURSE in order to ensure materials are on hand for the start of the course. Note: Kits can take 5–7 business days to arrive. Ordering instructions are in Blackboard course.

Ordering your UNE-authorized whiteboard (optional) – Can be used during your proctored exams!

Dry-Erase Whiteboard with Marker and Eraser (Optional for Proctored Exams)

This course permits the use of a dry-erase whiteboard for scratch work during one or more of your proctored exams. No scratch paper is permitted. The whiteboard must be purchased from the seller below.

You must show your proctor that your whiteboard is clear at the beginning of your testing session, and you must erase your whiteboard in front of the proctor before disconnecting from your session. If you do not do this, your exam will not be credited.

Mandatory External Webcam for Proctored Exams

This webcam is required for proctored exams for any courses starting on or after September 4, 2019.

Webcam & Whiteboard Ordering Information

A list of laboratory experiments

  • Laboratory Techniques & Measurements and Math Practice Lab
  • Separation of a Mixture of Solids
  • Naming Chemical Compounds
  • The Mole Concept and the Chemical Formula of a Hydrate
  • Stoichiometry of a Precipitation Reaction
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Boyle’s Law
  • Hess’s Law
  • Design a Quantitative Spectroscope
  • Lewis Structure Model

What happens if a student messes up an experiment?

Messing up an experiment is part of the learning process and as such should be noted. LabPaqs generally contain enough chemicals and supplies to perform each experiment twice. If a student completely blows an experiment and uses up all related supplies, replacement supplies can be ordered from Hands-On Labs, the maker of LabPaqs.

How are laboratories graded?

Each lab has a corresponding 10-question quiz, and there is a laboratory final exam at the culmination of the course.  All quizzes and the final exam are completed online. Courses starting on or after September 4, 2019 must have exams proctored via the UNE-approved external webcam.

Tuition and Fees

Lab only

Credits: 1
Tuition: $360
Total: $360
The cost of the materials is not included in this total.

Enrollment online anytime

You may enroll at any time via our self-service registration portal. To register, you will need to enable Flash in your browser first (here are step-by-step instructions). Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Your official start date is the date that the course opens and you will have 16 weeks from that date to complete your course.

Courses start on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month

You must be registered for your class by 12:00 noon EST on the Monday before the class starts. Online registration will remain open during holidays when the university is closed. See the UNE Academic Calendar for more details.

Assistance with registration

If you have any questions or need help with registering for your class, please contact a student service advisor at:

(855) 325-0894

or view the online FlexReg course registration tutorial.

If you intend to use VA Benefits or Military Tuition Assistance, please do not use the self-registration portal. Please call (855) 325-0894 to be directed to the appropriate office for assistance.



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