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CHEM 1A – General Chemistry

5 units – Lecture 4 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: MATH 106 or MATH 106R or qualifying score on math placement test with proof of Algebra II , and CHEM 002 or 1 year high school chemistry

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID CHEM 110, C-ID CHEM 120S

This course covers the nature of matter and the changes it undergoes. Concepts covered include dimensional analysis, the structure of atoms, chemical equations, and stoichiometric calculations, properties of solutions, gas laws, calorimetry, Lewis structures, molecular geometry, oxidation-reduction, equilibrium, electron configurations and intermolecular forces.

CHEM 1B – General Chemistry

5 units – Lecture 4 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: CHEM 1A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID CHEM 120S

This course is a continuation of Chem 1A. The units of study will include solution equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, coordination compounds, and kinetics. The laboratory will consist of qualitative analysis of cat ions and anions and the synthesis of some specific compounds.

CHEM 2 – Introductory Chemistry

4 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: MATH 106 or 106R or qualifying score on math placement test and proof of Algebra II

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is an introduction to fundamental principles of chemistry and includes atomic theory, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, liquids and solids, acids and bases, equilibrium, and solution chemistry. The course stresses problem solving and is designed specifically to prepare the student for Chemistry 1A.

CHEM 12A – Organic Chemistry

5 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 2 units

Prerequisite: CHEM 1B

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course focuses on the fundamentals of organic chemistry with emphasis on underlying concepts. Modern laboratory techniques, including instrumental methods of structure determination are covered. Recommended for chemistry majors, chemical engineering majors, most biology majors, and for pharmacy, pre-medical and pre-dental students.

CHEM 12B – Organic Chemistry

5 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 2 units

Prerequisite: CHEM 12A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is a continuation of Chemistry 12A. Chemistry 12B covers the fundamentals of organic chemistry with emphasis on families of organic compounds and the unique reactions they undergo; synthesis; reaction mechanisms; molecular structure and properties; modern laboratory techniques; and instrumental methods of structure determination. It is recommended for chemistry majors, chemical engineering majors, most biology majors, and for pre-medical and pre-dental students.

CHEM 30A – Fundamentals of Chemistry

4 units – Lecture 3 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: MATH 103 or 103R or qualifying score on math placement test and proof of Algebra II

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This is an elementary course for non-science majors covering the basic principles of inorganic chemistry. It is especially designed for majors in the following four-year programs: Nursing, Physical Education, Administration of Justice, Psychology, Sociology, and Dental Hygiene. Not recommended for science majors.

CHEM 30B - Fundamentals of Chemistry

3 units – Lecture 2 units; lab 1 unit

Prerequisite: CHEM 30A or CHEM 2

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 30A with emphasis in fields of organic and introductory biochemistry.

CHEM 50 – Chemical Skills

1 unit – Lecture 0 units; lab 1 unit

Strongly recommended for students below the minimum assessment levels for CHEM 1A

This course is designed to strengthen the basic skills required in Chem 1A. Topics covered include chemical problem solving with the following concepts: atomic structure and electron configurations, dimensional analysis, chemical formulas, chemical equations, stoichiometric calculations, solutions, gas laws, calorimetry, molecular geometry, oxidation-reduction, net ionic equations, intermolecular forces, equilibrium. Pass/No Pass Option

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