Academic Catalogs

Chemistry

Credit Courses

CHEM C1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Principles of Chemistry  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

This course introduces students to basic concepts of chemistry and requires analyses of the socio-cultural contexts within which chemistry plays a central role. The course is designed to provide a general educational exposure to the physical sciences, specifically chemistry, and is not recommended for science majors. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

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    CHEM C1105 Units (72 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
    Introduction to Chemistry  
    Advisory: MATH C010 with a grade of C or better.

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    A lab science course in principles of inorganic, biochemistry, and organic chemistry for transfer and for associate degree programs in nursing, dietetics, paramedical, and other allied health fields. Not for students planning to take CHEM C130. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for CHEM C110 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220; CHEM C110, CHEM C130, CHEM C140 and PHYS C140 combined: maximum credit, 1 course.

    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C110

      CHEM C1304 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
      Preparation for General Chemistry  
      Advisory: MATH C030 with a grade of C or better.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      Introduction to both principles and calculations of chemistry and lab techniques, especially for those who continue with future chemistry courses. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC Credit Limitations: CHEM C110, CHEM C130, CHEM C140 and PHYS C140 combined: maximum credit, 1 course; no credit for CHEM C130 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C130

        CHEM C1404 Units (54 lecture hours; 54 lab hours)  
        Survey of Chemistry and Physics  
        Advisory: MATH C010 with a grade of C or better.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU: UC.

        An investigation of basic principles of physics and chemistry including matter, physical and chemical properties, energy, motion, light, atomic structure, bonding, solutions and chemical reactions. The inter-dependence of chemistry and physics will be emphasized. This course is intended for non-science majors. This course is identical to PHYS C140. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: CHEM C110, CHEM C130, CHEM C140 and PHYS C140 combined: maximum credit, 1 course; no credit for CHEM C140, PHYS C140 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220; no credit for PHYS C110, PHYS C110L or PHYS C140, CHEM C140 if taken after PHYS C120 or PHYS C185. C-ID: PHYS 140.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C140

          CHEM C1804 Units (72 lecture hours)  
          General Chemistry A  
          Prerequisite(s): CHEM C130 or a recent high school chemistry course with a grade of C or better, and MATH C030 or a recent high school course in intermediate algebra with a grade of C or better.
          Co-requisite(s): CHEM C180L.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          Introduction to both the principles and mathematical analysis of general chemistry and basic lab techniques, especially for students intending to proceed with further chemistry courses. Topics include atomic structure and bonding, the stoichiometry of chemical equations, thermochemistry, and the behavior of gases and solutions. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for CHEM C110 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220; no credit for CHEM C130 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220; no credit for CHEM C140, PHYS C140 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220. C-ID: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 S.

          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C180

            CHEM C180L1 Unit (72 lab hours)  
            General Chemistry A Lab  
            Prerequisite(s): CHEM C130, or a recent high school chemistry course with a grade of C or better, and MATH C030, or a recent high school course in intermediate algebra with a grade of C or better.
            Co-requisite(s): CHEM C180.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            Introduction to both the principles and mathematical analysis of general chemistry lab techniques, especially for students intending to proceed with further chemistry courses. Topics include atomic structure and bonding, the stoichiometry of chemical equations, thermochemistry, and the behavior of gases and solutions. Letter Grade only. C-ID: CHEM 110, CHEM 120 S.

            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C180L

              CHEM C1854 Units (72 lecture hours)  
              General Chemistry B  
              Prerequisite(s): CHEM C180 and C180L with a grade of C or better.
              Co-requisite(s): CHEM C185L.

              Grading Mode: Standard Letter

              Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

              This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence which continues the examination of the basic principles of inorganic chemistry with a special emphasis on reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base and solubility equilibria, enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Letter Grade only. C-ID: CHEM 120 S.

              Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C185

                CHEM C185L1 Unit (72 lab hours)  
                General Chemistry B Lab  
                Prerequisite(s): CHEM C180 and C180L with a grade of C or better.
                Co-requisite(s): CHEM C185.

                Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM C180L and CHEM C185L) which continues the examination of the basic principles of inorganic chemistry with a special emphasis on reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base and solubility equilibria, enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Letter Grade only. C-ID: CHEM 120 S.

                Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C185L

                  CHEM C1980.5 Units (4 lecture hours; 16 lab hours)  
                  Lab Skills in Chemistry  

                  Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

                  Transfer Credit: CSU.

                  This laboratory class teaches technical skills needed in understanding basic techniques and safety in chemistry. Skills learned include use of an analytical balance and pH meters, separation methods such as filtration and distillation, pipetting and titration techniques and spectroscopic analysis. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

                  Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C198

                    CHEM C2203 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                    Organic Chemistry A  
                    Prerequisite(s): CHEM C185 with grade C or better.

                    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                    This course is the first semester of Organic Chemistry, a two-semester course, which includes topics on the properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic organic compounds. Emphasis is placed on the reaction mechanisms, fundamental principles, and modern instrumental methods. Letter Grade only. UC Credit Limitations: no credit for CHEM C110 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220; no credit for CHEM C130 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220; no credit for CHEM C140, PHYS C140 if taken after CHEM C180 or CHEM C220. C-ID: CHEM 150, CHEM 160 S.

                    Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C220

                      CHEM C220L2 Units (18 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
                      Organic Chemistry A Lab  
                      Prerequisite(s): CHEM C185 with grade C or better.
                      Co-requisite(s): CHEM C220.

                      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                      Formerly CHEM C221. The laboratory component of Organic Chemistry A emphasizes basic organic chemistry theory and the techniques of separation, purification, synthesis, and analysis of organic compounds, including chromatography and instrumental methods, such as infrared and nuclear magnetic spectroscopy. Letter Grade only. C-ID: CHEM 160 S, CHEM 150.

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                        CHEM C2253 Units (54 lecture hours)  
                        Organic Chemistry B  
                        Prerequisite(s): CHEM C220 with grade C or better.
                        Co-requisite(s): CHEM C225L.

                        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                        Further study of the structures, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds, with particular emphasis on conjugated molecules, aromatic systems, and carbonyl containing compounds and an introduction to biologically important molecules such as amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Letter Grade only. C-ID: CHEM 160 S.

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                          CHEM C225L2 Units (18 lecture hours; 90 lab hours)  
                          Organic Chemistry B Lab  
                          Prerequisite(s): CHEM C220L with a grade of C or better.
                          Co-requisite(s): CHEM C225.

                          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

                          Formerly CHEM C226. Further study of the structures, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds, with particular emphasis on conjugated molecules, aromatic systems, and carbonyl containing-compounds and an introduction to biologically important molecules such as amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Letter Grade only. C-ID: CHEM 160 S.

                          Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C225L

                            CHEM C2814 Units (72 lecture hours)  
                            Biochemistry  
                            Prerequisite(s): CHEM C220.
                            Advisory: BIOL C180.

                            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

                            Transfer Credit: CSU, UC.

                            An introduction to the chemistry of biology with a focus on the structure and function of biomolecules, metabolic processes, and hormonal regulation. This course serves to satisfy transfer requirements for some biology majors. This course is identical to BIOL C281. Letter Grade only.

                            Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM C281