Courses Offered

CHEM 112 CHEMISTRY IN ACTION (4)

Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.

An introduction to chemistry and laboratory investigation for non-science majors. The course will focus on chemicals and reactions common in everyday life, medicine, industry, and in the body. Concepts relating to the nature and interactions of atoms, ions and molecules will be presented. Students will learn how to use scientific methods to investigate questions about how chemical systems work. Students will also learn how to use and evaluate information presented on product labels, in advertisement, and available through the Internet. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

CHEM 114 SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS (4)

Minimum of 48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: MATH 110, or MATH 111 and MATH 112, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.

A conceptual survey of physical science (physics and chemistry) intended for non-science majors at the General Education level. A general discussion of the scientific method and techniques will be followed by physics, chemistry, and integrated topics. The laboratory portion will cover a hands-on exploration of phenomena discussed in lecture. The physics component of the course will discuss motion, force, energy, electricity and magnetism, waves and light. The chemistry component of the course will focus on chemicals and reactions common in everyday life. Concepts relating to the nature and interactions of atoms, ions, and molecules will be presented. Students will also learn to use and evaluate information presented on product labels, in advertisement, and available through the internet. Also listed as PHYS 114. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3).

CHEM 192 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (4)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: MATH 110 or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836.

An introductory course in Chemistry designed to prepare students for General Chemistry I (CHEM 210). Provides an introduction to fundamental concepts in chemistry with an emphasis on the application of mathematical problem-solving methods to chemistry. Lecture topics will include the basic structure of atoms, the combination of elements in chemical compounds, the metric system and measurement, significant figures, using dimensional analysis and algebra to solve chemical problems, describing chemical reactions using balanced equations, and stoichiometry. In the laboratory, the student will be introduced to the use of common laboratory equipment and techniques. Transfer credit: UC; CSU. (CAN CHEM 6).

CHEM 210 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (5)

Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: Completion of MATH 120 or MATH 123 with a grade of C or better, or appropriate placement test score and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent. Recommended: Completion of CHEM 192 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent.

The first semester of a two-semester sequence with laboratory intended for science, engineering and pre-professional majors. Includes a detailed study of atomic and molecular structures, stoichiometric calculations, solutions, thermochemistry, gas laws, physical states, atomic electron orbital theory, and chemical bonding. The course also includes laboratory study of these concepts, experimental chemistry techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of experimental findings.Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3). (CAN CHEM 2; CHEM 210 + 220 = CAN CHEM SEQ A).

CHEM 220 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (5)

Three lecture hours and six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of CHEM 210, or equivalent.

The second semester of a two-semester sequence with laboratory intended for science, engineering and pre-professional majors. Includes a study of acid-base chemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. The course also includes laboratory study of these concepts, experimental chemistry techniques, and the analysis and interpretation of experimental findings. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1, B3). (CAN CHEM 4; CHEM 210 + 220 = CAN CHEM SEQ A).

CHEM 234 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 220 with grade of 'C'' or better. To be taken concurrently with CHEM 237, Organic Chemistry I Laboratory.

Nomenclature, structure, reactions and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds, with emphasis on alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides. Structural isomerism and stereo isomerism. Infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy is an integral part of the course with emphasis on structural analysis. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

CHEM 235 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3)

Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 234 and 237 with grades of 'C'' or better. To be taken concurrently with CHEM 238, Organic Chemistry II Laboratory.

Nomenclature, structure, reactions and reaction mechanisms of aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl and acyl groups, amines, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B1).

CHEM 237 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I (2)

Six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 234; the two classes may be taken concurrently.

Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 234. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).

CHEM 238 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB II (2)

Six laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 235; the two classes may be taken concurrently.

Laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 235. Transfer credit: UC; CSU (B3).

CHEM 410 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (4)

Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of MATH 110, or appropriate placement test scores and other measures as appropriate, or equivalent. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836, or equivalent.

Survey of the principles of general, organic and biochemistry. The physical and chemical properties of inorganic, organic and biomolecules will be studied. The course will include a study of equilibrium in chemical systems with special emphasis on chemical processes in the body. The laboratory component of the course introduces qualitative and quantitative techniques of chemical study and manipulations with inorganic, organic and biochemical reactions. Designed for Health Science majors (e.g., respiratory therapy, nursing). Not intended for students majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or pre-professional programs such as medicine, dentistry or pharmacy. Transfer credit: CSU (B1, B3).

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