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 stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding theories, ionic reactions and properties of gases. Chemistry Prerequisite: MATH 230 and CHEM 020 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C. (C-ID CHEM110; C-ID CHEM120S includes CHEM 001 and 002)
Prerequisites: may be waived with one year of high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C. MATH 230 and CHEM 020 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
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 a minimum grade of C.
CHEM 010 Introduction to Chemistry 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Equivalent Course: CHEM 110
This is a one-semester elementary class for students who have never taken high school chemistry or for students who feel they need a refresher course. This course is also for students who need a physical lab science to satisfy their general education requirement or for students who want to become better prepared for more advanced chemistry. The course will give students a basic background in matter, energy, chemical reactions, measurements, formula writing, nomenclature and chemical calculations.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures.
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 a minimum grade of C.
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 a minimum grade of C.
CHEM 020 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
CHEM 020 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)
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: CHEM 253 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
Prerequisites: MATH 200 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C.
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 a minimum grade of C.