Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 001 General Chemistry 1 5 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
A course for majors and pre-professionals involving the fundamental theories and laws of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometery, atomic structure, bonding theories, ionic reactions and properties of gases. Chemistry prerequisite may be waived with one year of high school chemistry with a "C" or better. (C-ID CHEM110; C-ID CHEM120S includes CHEM 001 and 002.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 020 and (MATH 230 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
CHEM 002 General Chemistry 2 5 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
A course for majors and pre-professionals involving the fundamental theories and laws of chemistry. Topics include liquids, solids, solutions, kinetics, acid/base theories, acid/base equilibrium, solubility and complex equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. (C-ID CHEM120S - includes CHEM 001 AND 002.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 001 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
CHEM 012 Organic Chemistry 1 5 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
This is the first semester of a comprehensive study of organic chemistry. This course, taught at the sophomore level, is primarily for chemistry or biochemistry and biology majors, premedical, pre-dental students, pre-pharmacy and medical technicians. Emphasis is on structural and functional group chemistry studied from a synthetic and mechanistic point of view. Topics include: nomenclature, stereochemistry, free radical processes, structure, bonding, hybridization of carbon compounds, basic elimination and substitution reactions, introductory infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.The course includes a laboratory use of micro/macro methods and techniques, synthesis and instrumentation. Formerly CHEM 12 and 12L. (C-ID CHEM150; C-ID CHEM160S includes CHEM 012 AND 013.)
Prerequisites: CHEM 002 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
CHEM 013 Organic Chemistry 2 5 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
6 Lab
This is a continuation of CHEM 12, a comprehensive study of organic chemistry. The course, taught at a sophomore level, is primarily for chemistry, biochemistry and biology majors, premedical, predental, prepharmacy students and medical technicians. Emphasis is on structural and functional group chemistry studied from a synthetic and mechanistic point of view. Topics include: reactions of aromatic compounds, condensations, natural products chemistry, introductory bio-chemistry, mass spectrometry and ultraviolet/visible spectroscopy. The course includes a laboratory use of micro/macro methods and techniques, synthesis and instrumentation. (C-ID CHEM160S - includes CHEM 012 AND 013)
Prerequisites: CHEM 012 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
CHEM 020 Intro to General Chemistry 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
CHEM 20 is a one semester transferable college chemistry course designed to meet the needs of allied-health and non-science majors. The course is a study of the fundamental theories and laws of chemistry. The laboratory portion of the course involves experimentation and drawing conclusions from data. (C-ID CHEM101)
Prerequisites: MATH 200 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: CHEM 253 or equivalent college course with "C" or better.
CHEM 021 Organic/Biological Chemistry 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
CHEM 021 is the second semester of a full year college chemistry course which meets the needs of the science-related major. Content focuses on structural configurations, properties and reactions of organic and biochemical compounds. Both qualitative and quantitative aspects of these are part of lecture and laboratory. (C-ID CHEM102)
Prerequisites: CHEM 020 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
CHEM 253 Introduction to Chemistry 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This is a one-semester elementary class for students who have never taken high school chemistry or whose previous work in chemistry did not prepare them for CHEM 20. The course will prepare students for success in CHEM 20 by giving them a basic background in matter, energy, chemical reactions, measurements, formula writing, nomenclature, chemical calculations and a review of elementary algebra.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: MATH 200 and ENGL 251 or equivalent college courses with "C" or better