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Chemistry Courses

Chemistry Courses

General Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 1A

Units: 5

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-demonstration, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite MATH 203 or 211D

Recommended preparation CHEM 30A or 50

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: General principles of chemistry measurements, atomic theory, chemical nomenclature, chemical composition, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solution, thermochemistry, electron confIgurations, periodic properties, chemical bonding, gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. 1905.00

AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1, B3 IGETC area 5A, 5C (C-ID CHEM 110) (C-ID 120S when taken with CHEM 1B)

 

General Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 1B
Units: 5

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-demonstration, 3 hours laboratory (GR)
Prerequisite CHEM 1A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: General principles of chemistry: Kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, buffers, solubility equilibria, entropy and free energy, electro-chemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination chemistry, and an introduction to organic chemistry. 1905.00

AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1, B3 IGETC area 5A, 5C (C-ID 120S when taken with CHEM 1A)

 

Organic Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 12A
Units: 5

Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR) Prerequisite CHEM 1B
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Introduction to structures, nomenclature, properties, and reactions of carbon compounds: Hydrocarbons, monofunctional and polyfunctional compounds; emphasis on structures and mechanisms, spectroscopy, and other analytical techniques. Laboratory work includes reactions, purification techniques, measurements, qualitative analysis, and use of instrumentation. 1905.00
AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1, B3 IGETC area 5A, 5C (C-ID CHEM 150) (C-ID 160S when taken with CHEM 12B)

 

Organic Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 12B
Units: 5

Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR) Prerequisite CHEM 12A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Continuation of CHEM 12A Reactions of functional groups and interactions of polyfunctional compounds, infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. Introduction to biochemistry. Lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids. Laboratory work includes reactions, purifcation methods, measurements, multistep syntheses, qualitative analysis, and use of instrumentation. 1905.00

AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1, B3 IGETC area 5A, 5C (C-ID 160S when taken with CHEM 12A)

 

The Chemistry of Energy and Environmental Issues

Course Number: CHEM 25
Units: 3

Class: 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)
Recommended Preparation MATH 200AB or 201 or 208 or 210ABCD
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Introduction to chemistry and applications to environmental issues Basic chemistry concepts, quantitative problem solving, analysis of environmental arguments, study of energy sources, and analysis of environmental issues that relate to chemistry. 1905.00

AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1 IGETC area 5A

 


Introductory General Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 30A
Units: 4

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite(s) AT 201 or 208 or 210A-D

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Fundamental principles of general chemistry. Metric measurements, matter and energy, atomic structure, chemical nomenclature, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, nuclear chemistry; properties of liquids, solids, solutions, acids and bases.

1905.00
AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1, B3 IGETC area 5A, 5C (C-ID CHEM 101)

 

Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

Course Number: CHEM 30B
Units: 4

Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR)

Prerequisite CHEM 30A
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Description: Introduction to basic organic chemistry and biochemistry: Hydrocarbons; organic functional groups, nomenclature, and reactions; polymers, carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, lipids, nucleic acids, protein synthesis, and metabolic pathways. 1905.00

AA/AS area 1 CSU area B1, B3 IGETC area 5A, 5C (C-ID CHEM 102)

 

Selected Topics in Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1905.00

 

Independent Study in Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 49
Units: .5-5  (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC◆
Description: See section on Independent Study. 1905.00

 

Selected Topics in Chemistry

Course Number: CHEM 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5

Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)

Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1905.00