Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 9  Chemistry of Everyday Life

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Chemistry for non-majors. States of matter, measurements, periodic table, nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, solubility, reactions, and acids and bases. Emphasis on chemistry applications in medicine, health, environment, and everyday lives.

CHEM 10  Chemistry for Allied Health Majors

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 71

Principles of inorganic chemistry including measurements, structure, nomenclature, reactions, radioactivity, energy, properties of matter, acids/bases and solutions. For Allied Health majors such as nursing, dental hygiene, radiation technology. Completion does not give eligibility for CHEM 50.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730621CHEM:10MTR7:30am - 11:20amJ. Truttmann7-2102
MTR11:50am - 3:00pmJ. Truttmann60-3601
Winter 201730622CHEM:10MTR11:30am - 3:20pmT. Clements7-2102
MTR7:30am - 10:40amT. Clements60-3601
Winter 201730623CHEM:10MTR3:30pm - 7:00pmM. Roueintan7-2102
MTR7:10pm - 10:10pmM. Roueintan60-3601

CHEM 20  Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 10 or CHEM 40

Nomenclature, structure, function and reactions of major classes of organic compounds and of biomolecules, including amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins. Structure and function of vitamins, coenzymes and enzymes. Metabolic pathways and biochemical energy.

CHEM 40  Introduction to General Chemistry

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 101)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 71
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Measurements, structure and properties of matter, writing/balancing equations, stoichiometry, properties and behavior of gases, and properties of solutions. For science/ engineering majors preparing for admission into General Chemistry (CHEM 50.)

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730624CHEM:40MTR7:30am - 11:20amG. Garg; J. Leung7-1201
MTR11:50am - 3:00pmG. Garg; J. Leung60-3609
Winter 201730625CHEM:40MTR11:30am - 3:20pmT. Hogenauer7-1201
MTR3:30pm - 6:40pmT. Hogenauer60-3609
Winter 201730626CHEM:40MTR3:30pm - 7:00pmA. Rismanchian7-1201
MTR7:10pm - 10:10pmA. Rismanchian60-3609
Winter 201730627CHEM:40MTR7:30am - 11:20amD. Doshi7-2114
MTR11:50am - 3:00pmD. Doshi60-3617
Winter 201730628CHEM:40MTR11:30am - 3:20pmJ. Nguyen7-2114
MTR3:30pm - 6:40pmJ. Nguyen60-3617
Winter 201730629CHEM:40MTR3:30pm - 7:00pmG. Muleta7-2114
MTR7:10pm - 10:10pmG. Muleta60-3617

CHEM 50  General Chemistry I

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 110)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 40 or satisfactory score on Chemistry Placement Examination; and MATH 71, 71B, 71X or equivalent.

General Chemistry topics including chemical formulas, equations, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends, atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure, properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions. Emphasis is on critical thinking as well as mathematical and dimensional analysis problem-solving. Laboratory experiments emphasize the scientific method as well as computer-based technologies in data acquisition and analysis. Introduces laboratory report writing skills.

CHEM 50H  General Chemistry I - Honors

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 110)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program. CHEM 40 or satisfactory score on Chemistry Placement Examination, and MATH 71, 71B, or 71X or equivalent.

General Chemistry topics including chemical formulas, equations, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends, atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure, properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions. Emphasis is on critical thinking as well as mathematical and dimensional analysis problem-solving. Laboratory experiments emphasize the scientific method as well as computer-based technologies in data acquisition and analysis. Introduces laboratory report writing skills. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 50 and CHEM 50H.

CHEM 51  General Chemistry II

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 50 or CHEM 50H

Kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, transition metals, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Emphasis is on critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving. Laboratory experiments support lecture topics and use a variety of instrumentation and technology in data acquisition and analysis.

CHEM 51H  General Chemistry II - Honors

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program and CHEM 50 or CHEM 50H

Kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, transition metals, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Emphasis is on critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving. Laboratory experiments support lecture topics and use a variety of instrumentation and technology in data acquisition and analysis. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 51 and CHEM 51H.

CHEM 80  Organic Chemistry

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 160S)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 51

Designed for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and biology majors; also for those in pre-professional programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy. Structure/reactivity relationships, energetics, reactions, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, separation, characterization and spectroscopic methods for organic compounds. To assure that all content material is covered, it is recommended that students complete the entire one-year sequence at one campus prior to transfer.

CHEM 81  Organic Chemistry II

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 160S)
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 80

Designed for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and biology majors; also for those in pre-professional programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy. Structure/ reactivity relationships, energetics, reactions, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, separation, characterization and spectroscopic methods. Structure, synthesis and representative reactions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.

CHEM 99  Special Projects in Chemistry

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   
Prerequisite: CHEM 50

Offers selected students recognition for their academic interest and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students must have an instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class.

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