Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 100  Introductory Chemistry  (4.0 Units)  

An introductory course in general, organic, and biological chemistry. This course is specifically designed for students preparing for careers in allied health, such as nursing and various fields of therapy. The course satisfies general education requirements for non-majors and assumes no background in chemistry. Basic math skills are highly recommended. (UC credit limitation).

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHEM 138  Coop Ed Chemistry  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education: This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. Please refer to the Cooperative Education section in this catalog for more information

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

CHEM 201  General Chemistry  (5.0 Units)  

The theories of atomic structure, and the application of these theories to an understanding of bonding, solution processes, states of matter, gas laws, general properties of matter, and principles of stoichiometric calculations. Laboratory emphasis is on the development of experimental skills.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 105; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHEM 202  General Chemistry  (5.0 Units)  

Use of atomic theory developed in Chemistry 201 to examine the principles of periodic classification of the elements, thermodynamics, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, reaction kinetics, coordination compounds. A basic survey of nuclear, organic, and biochemistry is included. Laboratory emphasis is on the development of technical skills.

Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 201 Minimum Grade C) and ( MATH 90 or higher Minimum grade C;)

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHEM 206  Introductory Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry  (4.0 Units)  

An introduction to fundamental concepts of organic chemistry for students entering professional careers in allied health. Emphasis is on the structure, reactivity and mechanisms, chemical properties and nomenclature of major organic functional groups and their relationship to biological systems. (UC credit limitation)

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 100 Minimum Grade C

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHEM 207  Introductory Chemistry III:Biochemistry  (4.0 Units)  

A one semester survey course in the fundamental principles of biochemistry for students entering professional careers in allied health. Emphasis is on the structure, function and physiological role of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. UC/

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 100; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHEM 281  Organic Chemistry  (4.0 Units)  

An introduction to general principles of organic chemistry covering the structures, properties and reactivity of organic compounds. Emphasis is onvmolecular orbital theory, functional group reactivity, nomenclature, substitutionvand elimination mechanisms, sterochemistry, chemical equilibria and spectroscopy. Laboratory techniques include isolation, purification, synthetic procedures and spectroscopy. This is the first semester of a two semester sequence. (UC credit limitation)

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 202; Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

CHEM 282  Organic Chemistry II  (4.0 Units)  

Principles and experimental techniques developed in CHEM 281 are extended to include synthesis and identification, nomenclature, derivatives, spectroscopy, and reactions of functional groups, heterocyclics, and aromatic compounds. Biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and other biologically significant compounds is also examined.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 281(32695); Minimum grade C;

Lecture Hours: 54.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU