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Chemistry

Science, Math and Engineering Division

CHEM-02A INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (CAN CHEM 6)
(CSU breadth area B1/B3) 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; MATH-A or MATH-B.
This is an introduction to the general principles of inorganic chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, solutions, and radioactivity. The class is designed for students majoring in liberal studies, nursing, or agriculture. (11/03)

CHEM-02B INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY: INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY (CAN CHEM 8)
(CSU breadth area B1/B3) 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: CHEM-02A.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41; LRNR-30; MATH-A or MATH-B.
This is a continuation of CHEM-02A with emphasis on organic and biochemistry. The structure, nomenclature, and properties of the common building blocks of organic chemistry are covered. These same principles are applied to more complex organic compounds, such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, to illustrate the chemical basIs of biological actions. This course is intended for students in liberal studies, agriculture, and health-related fields. It is not for chemistry or science majors. (11/03)

CHEM-04A GENERAL CHEMISTRY (CAN CHEM 2)
(CSU breadth area B1/B3) (formerly CHEM-01A)
5 units: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisites: CHEM-02A; MATH-C or MATH-D.
Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is designed to teach general principles of chemistry emphasizing atomic structure, bonding, periodic properties, kinetic theory, and solution chemistry. It is designed for the student majoring in chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, pre-med, or related fields. The student who has not successfully completed the prerequisite of CHEM-02A but has completed a high school chemistry course with a grade of "C" or higher should consider submitting a prerequisite challenge. (11/03)

CHEM-04B GENERAL CHEMISTRY (CAN CHEM 4)
(CSU breadth areas B1/B3) (formerly CHEM-01B)
5 units: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: CHEM-04A. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This is a continuation of the general principles of chemistry, with emphasis on chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, and electro-chemistry. An introduction to the principles of organic chemistry is included. The lab provides the student with both quantitative and qualitative experiments with an emphasis on quantitative analysis. (11/03)

CHEM-12A ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
5 units: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: CHEM-04B. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is a study of the theory and practice of organic chemistry examining the bonding, structure, properties, and reactions of the hydrocarbons and organic halides. Nucleophilic substitution, electrophilic substitution and elimination reaction mechanisms are examined. Aromaticity, stereochemistry, and applications of spectroscopy are introduced. The laboratory includes the study of basic organic laboratory techniques: synthesis, separation, identification, and purification of organic substances, separation of natural products, and includes the use of related instrumentation. This course is directed toward students in science and pre-professional preparation. (5/03)

CHEM-12B ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
5 units: 3 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.
Prerequisite: CHEM-12A. Advisories: ENGL-A, ENGL-41.
This course is a continuation of CHEM-12A, expanding the study of organic chemistry to include aldehydes and ketones, acids and esters, amines and amides, with an introduction to biochemistry issues, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Included is a further examination of the use of spectroscopy, IR Mass Spec., and NMR in the identification of organic substances. In the laboratory portion of the course, emphasis is placed on the synthesis of organic substances and qualitative analysis. This course is directed toward students in science and pre-professional preparation. (5/03)

CHEM-35A MATH PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
This course is designed to develop the computational skills necessary for success in CHEM-02A or CHEM-04A. Emphasis is placed on math, nomenclature, and basic concepts. This course is designed specifically for students who are taking CHEM-02A or CHEM-04A.

CHEM-35B MATH PREPARATION FOR GENERAL CHEMISTRY
1 unit: 1 hour lecture.
This course is designed to develop the computational skills necessary for success in the CHEM-04A/CHEM-04B sequence. Emphasis is placed on math, nomenclature, and basic concepts. This course is designed specifically for students who have completed CHEM-35A and are currently enrolled in CHEM-04A or CHEM-04B.


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