Image: Banner image of campus

Courses


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

  • Merritt College • 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619 • (510) 531-4911
  • Log in


  • The mission of Merritt College is to enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve by helping students to attain knowledge, master skills, and develop the appreciation, attitudes and values needed to succeed and participate responsibly in a democratic society and a global economy.