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CHEM 112 CHEMISTRY IN ACTION

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, ENGL 836 or ESL 400, and MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduces students to the theories, laws, concepts and language of chemistry as applied to explain chemical processes occurring in the environment and in the body. The laboratory component provides qualitative techniques for the manipulation of selected household chemicals as well as quantitative techniques for more rigorous chemical analyses. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 192 ELEMENTARY CHEMISTRY (C-ID CHEM 101)

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): MATH 110 or satisfactory score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Elementary Algebra.

Description: Comprehensive introductory chemistry course covering basic concepts, theories and laws with emphasis on reasoning and problem solving skills. Topics include but are not limited to chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, electron configuration, atomic orbitals, molecular geometry and bonding. The laboratory component of this course introduces students to both qualitative techniques and quantitative techniques appropriate for data collection, manipulation and analysis of a variety of chemical systems. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 210 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (C-ID CHEM 120S: both CHEM 210 and 220 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 120 or 123, or satisfactory score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Intermediate Algebra.

Description: This course is the first half of a two-semester sequence in general chemistry intended for students pursuing majors in physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering. The topics include atomic theory, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, thermochemistry, periodicity, molecular geometry, gas laws, solution stoichiometry, intermolecular forces and selected topics covering redox and acid-base reactions. The laboratory program includes gravimetric, colorimetric, and selected volumetric methods of analysis. Students are introduced to spreadsheet and graphical analysis of laboratory data and molecular modeling, and perform a variety of computer-interfaced experiments. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC*. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 220 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (C-ID CHEM 120S: both CHEM 210 and 220 must be taken)

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 210 or equivalent.

Description: This course is the continuation of CHEM 210 and is intended for students pursuing majors in physical sciences, biological sciences and engineering. The topics discussed include properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics, spontaneity, electrochemistry, nuclear reactions, and the chemistry of complex ions. The laboratory program extends the use of spreadsheet, graphical analysis and computer interfaced experimentation in acid-base titrations, rates of reactions, electrochemistry and volumetric analysis. A brief qualitative analysis scheme is also carried out in the laboratory program. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 231 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Units (Letter grade) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 220.

Description: Introduction to the chemistry of hydrocarbons with emphasis on structure and reactivity of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and conjugated systems. Mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy are an integral part of the course. Basic synthesis, separation, purification and spectroscopic techniques are introduced in the laboratory. Designed as the first semester of a one-year organic chemistry sequence. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC. (IGETC: 5A*, 5C)

CHEM 235 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): CHEM 231; or 234 and 237.

Description: This course is a continuation of CHEM 231. It introduces the chemistry of aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, aminoacids and proteins with emphasis on synthesis and reaction mechanisms. Recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM 238. Transfer: CSU: B1, UC. (IGETC: 5A)

CHEM 238 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

Units (Letter grade) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 96 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 235.

Description: Organic chemistry laboratory designed to accompany CHEM 235 by emphasizing techniques for the synthesis, isolation, purification and identification of organic compounds. Qualitative analysis of unknowns by preparation of derivatives and spectroscopic methods is an integral component of the course. Recommended to be taken concurrently with CHEM 235. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3, UC. (IGETC: 5C*)

CHEM 410 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES

Units (Letter grade) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/48 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): MATH 110 or equivalent.

Description: A survey of basic concepts in general, organic and biological chemistry relevant to the allied health science fields including nursing, radiological technology, respiratory therapy, etc. Transfer: CSU: B1, B3.

CHEM 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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