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Chemistry Courses

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Chemistry 1A: General College Chemistry (5 units)

Introduction to atomic structure, bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gases, matter and energy, oxidation-reduction, chemical equations, liquids and solids, chemical energetics and equilibrium. Laboratory includes both quantitative and qualitative experiments. Prerequisite: Mathematics 55 or 55B; Chemistry 31 (all courses completed with a grade of C or higher) or appropriate skill level demonstrated through the Chemistry Placement Process; knowledge of safe laboratory procedure as demonstrated through completion of Chemistyry 31 or the laboratory safety evaluation. 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (CAN CHEM 2; CHEM 1A + CHEM 1B = CAN CHEM SEQ A) Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area B, IGETC Area 5.

Chemistry 1B: General College Chemistry (5 units)

Continuation of Chemistry 1A. Includes chemical energetics and equilibria, solutions and ionic equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and the chemistry of family groups of the periodic table. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative techniques, including instrumentation, and qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A (completed with grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (CAN CHEM 4; CHEM 1A + CHEM 1B = CAN CHEM SEQ A) Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area B, IGETC Area 5.

Chemistry 12A: Organic Chemistry (5 units)

Hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, and an introduction to aromatic hydrocarbons. Structure, bonding, stereochemistry, conformational analysis, nomenclature, and physical properties in relation to these particular groups of compounds. Emphasis on reactivity and reaction mechanisms,. Laboratory work includes microscale, macroscale, and spectroscopic techniques. Chemistry 12A is the first semester in a year long course in organic chemistry designed for students majoring in chemistry and related disciplines. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1B (completed with grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: IGETC Area 5.

Chemistry 12B: Organic Chemistry (5 units)

Continuation of Chemistry 12A with an introduction to the chemistry of aromatics, amines, carbanions, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones and biochemical topics focusing on structure, synthesis, and mechanisms of reaction. Laboratory work in basic techniques, synthetic methods, and qualitative analysis. Designed for students whose interests require a full year in-depth study of organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12A (completed with a grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: IGETC Area 5

Chemistry 30A: Introductory and Applied Chemistry (4 units)

Chemistry of inorganic compounds, atomic theory, bonding, equations, gas laws, solutions, acid-base theory and oxidation-reduction. Designed to meet the requirements of certain programs in allied health and technological fields and for general education. Prerequisite: Mathematics 65 or 65B (completed with grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (CHEM 30A + 30B = CAN CHEM SEQ B) Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area B, IGETC Area 5.

Chemistry 30B: Introductory and Applied Chemistry (4 units)

Continuation of Chemistry 30A with emphasis on organic and biochemical concepts. Prerequisite: Chemistry 30A (completed with grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (CHEM 30A + 30B = CAN CHEM SEQ B) Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area B, IGETC Area 5.

Chemistry 31: Introductory and Applied Chemistry (4 units)

Elementary concepts of chemistry with emphasis on mathematical calculations; includes nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, gas laws, and acids and bases. Designed for majors in science and engineering. Prerequisites: Mathematics 55 or 55B or 55Y (completed with grade of C or higher). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. Transfer: CSU, UC; GE: LPC AA/AS, CSU Area B.

Chemistry Department

Michael Ansell
925.424.1399

Adeliza Flores
925.424.1334

Richard Grow
925.424.1341

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Lisa Everett
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
925.424.1182

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