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Course Number: CHEM 1A
General Chemistry
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-demonstration, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: 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

 

Course Number: CHEM 1B
General Chemistry
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lecture-demonstration, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: 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

 

Course Number: CHEM 12A
Organic Chemistry
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR)
Pre-requisite: Chem 1B
Students who have previously completed Chem 8A receive only 1 unit of credit for Chem 12A.
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

 

Course Number: CHEM 12B
Organic Chemistry
Units: 5
Class: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory (GR)
Pre-requisite: Chem 12A
Students who have previously completed Chem 8B receive only 1 unit of credit for Chem 12B.
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, purification methods, measurements, multistep syntheses, qualitative analysis, and use of instrumentation.  1905.00
AA/AS area 1; CSU area B1, B3; IGETC area 5A, 5C

 

Course Number: CHEM 30A
Introductory General Chemistry
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: Math 201 or 210D or 208
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

 

Course Number: CHEM 30B
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
Units: 4
Class: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Pre-requisite: 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

 

Course Number: CHEM 48NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Chemistry
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1905.00

 

Course Number: CHEM 49
Independent Study in Chemistry
Units: .5-5
Class: (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Independent Study. 1905.00

 

Course Number: CHEM 248NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Chemistry
Units: .5-5
Class: (GR or P/NP)
Course study under this section may be repeated three times for a maximum of 5 units.
Acceptable for credit: CSU
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1905.00

 

Course Number: CHEM 348NA-TZ
Selected Topics in Chemistry
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)
Non-degree applicable
Description: See section on Selected Topics. 1905.00