Academic Catalogs

Chemistry

Credit Courses

CHEM G1105 Units (72 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
Introduction To Chemistry  
Prerequisite(s): MATH G030 or MATH G040 or concurrent enrollment or achieve qualifying score on Math Placement.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course provides an introduction to some of the basic principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratories are integrated into a learning system equivalent to three hours lecture, four hours lecture-laboratory a week. UC Credit limitations: CHEM G110 and CHEM G130 combined - maximum credit, 1 course. No credit for CHEM G110 or CHEM G130 if taken after CHEM G180. Graded. UC credit limitations: CHEM G110 and CHEM G130 combined: maximum credit, 1 course. No credit for CHEM G110 or CHEM G130 if taken after CHEM G180. C-ID: CHEM 102.

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    CHEM G1304 Units (54 lecture hours; 72 lab hours)  
    Preparation for General Chemistry  
    Prerequisite(s): MATH G030 or MATH G040 or concurrent enrollment or achieve qualifying score on Math Placement.

    Grading Mode: Standard Letter

    Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

    This course is an introduction to the principles and calculations of chemistry and practice in basic laboratory techniques. It is designed specifically for students planning to take CHEM G180 (General Chemistry A). Graded. UC credit limitations: CHEM G110 and CHEM G130 combined – maximum credit, 1 course. No credit for CHEM G130 if taken after CHEM G180. C-ID: CHEM 101.

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      CHEM G1805 Units (54 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
      General Chemistry A  
      Prerequisite(s): MATH G030 or MATH G040 or achieve qualifying score on Math Placement and CHEM G130 or achieve qualifying score on Chemistry Placement.

      Grading Mode: Standard Letter

      Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

      This course is the first in a two-semester general chemistry sequence intended for majors in science and engineering. It examines the composition, properties, and transformations of matter. The laboratory portion of this course provides a hands-on examination of these concepts. Graded. C-ID: CHEM 110, 120S.

      Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM G180

        CHEM G1855 Units (54 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
        General Chemistry B  
        Prerequisite(s): CHEM G180.

        Grading Mode: Standard Letter

        Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

        This course is the second in a two-semester general chemistry sequence intended for majors in science and engineering. It provides an introduction to kinetics, principles and types of chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and nomenclature of organic compounds. Graded. C-ID: CHEM 120S.

        Catalog Program Pages Referencing CHEM G185

          CHEM G2205 Units (54 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
          Organic Chemistry A  
          Prerequisite(s): CHEM G185.

          Grading Mode: Standard Letter

          Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

          This course is the first in a two-semester organic chemistry sequence. It involves a study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with an emphasis on structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms. The laboratory emphasizes standard organic chemistry techniques, investigations, and spectroscopic methods for identification. Graded. C-ID: CHEM 150, 160S.

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            CHEM G2255 Units (54 lecture hours; 126 lab hours)  
            Organic Chemistry B  
            Prerequisite(s): CHEM G220.

            Grading Mode: Standard Letter

            Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

            This course is the second in a two-semester organic chemistry sequence. It involves a continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with an emphasis on structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms, including chemistry of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds and molecules of biological importance. The laboratory includes reactions and workup design, separation and identification of an unknown mixture, multistep synthesis and additional spectroscopy. Graded. C-ID: CHEM 160S.

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              Noncredit Courses

              CHEM G099N54-108 Hours (54-108 lab hours)  
              Chemistry Instructional Assistant  

              Grading Mode: P/NP/SP Non-Credit

              Not Transferable.

              Students in this noncredit course assist in the teaching of chemistry lab or lecture sections. To be eligible for this course a student must have successfully completed the class in which they plan to assist. Students assist instructors by some combination of the following: monitoring lab safety, clarifying lab skills and techniques, explaining experiments, engaging in active-learning lecture classrooms by guiding course topic discussions, or answering questions about lecture content. Students will prepare and present one or more oral or written presentations of lab or lecture topics. Instructor's permission required. Noncredit. Pass/No Pass. NOT DEGREE APPLICABLE.

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