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CHEM 1A General Chemistry

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30A with a grade of 'C' or better, or high school chemistry with a grade of 'B' or better completed within the last five years, and Mathematics 233 with a grade of 'C' or better.

Advisory: Eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B1, B3; IGETC: 5A; GAV-GE: B1, B3; CAN: CHEM 2, CHEM SEQ. A

This is the first semester of a year-long general chemistry course designed for science, engineering and pre-professional majors. Topics include properties of matter, atomic structure, the Periodic Table, stoichiometry, elements and compounds, bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, states of matter, as well as the properties of gases and solutions.


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CHEM 1B General Chemistry

Units: 5     Hours: 4 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1A with a grade of C or better.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B1, B3; IGETC: 5A; GAV-GE: B1, B3; CAN: CHEM 4, CHEM SEQ. A

This is the second semester of a year-long general chemistry course designed as a continuation of Chemistry 1A. Topics include solutions, thermodynamics, chemical kenetics, the equilibria of acids and bases, solubility systems, complex ions, electrochemistry, the chemistry of metals and nonmetals, as well as nuclear chemistry.


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CHEM 12A Organic Chemistry

Units: 5     Hours: 3 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Chemistry 1B

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B1, B3; IGETC: 5A; GAV-GE: B1, B3

This is the first semester of a year-long chemistry course designed for chemistry majors and pre-professional medical and biology majors. Topics include nomenclature, stereochemistry, mechanisms, reactions and stereoscopic studies of organic compounds. Lecture and laboratory methods will focus on synthesis, isolation, purification, elucidation and identification of organic structures as well as instrumental methods and data interpretation.


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CHEM 12B Organic Chemistry

Units: 5     Hours: 3 Lecture, 6 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Chemistry 12A

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B1, B3; IGETC: 5A; GAV-GE: B1, B3

This is the second semester of a year-long organic chemistry course designed as a continuation of Chemistry 12A. Topics include nomenclature, stereochemistry, mechanism, reactions, and spectroscopic studies of the various organic functional groups. Lecture and laboratory methods will focus on synthesis, isolation, purification, elucidation and identification of organic structures as well as instrumental methods and data interpretation.


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CHEM 30A Elementary Chemistry

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Advisory: Mathematics 205; eligible for English 250 and English 260.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B1, B3; IGETC: 5A; GAV-GE: B1, B3; CAN: CHEM 6, CHEM SEQ. B

This is a first semester chemistry course designed for majors preparing to take Chemistry 1A, nursing and allied health students as well as general education. The course will cover the principles of chemistry including properties of matter, energy, atomic theory, the Periodic Table, stoichiometry, elements and compounds, the properties of bonding molecular structure, chemical reactions, states of matter, acidic solutions and gases, as well as an introductory to organic chemistry.


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CHEM 30B Elementary Organic and Biochemistry

Units: 4     Hours: 3 Lecture, 3 Laboratory

Prerequisite: Chemistry 30A with a grade of C or better.

Transferable: CSU; UC; CSU-GE: B1, B3; IGETC: 5A; GAV-GE: B1, B3; CAN: CHEM 8, CHEM SEQ. B

Hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, amines, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and their functions in physiological systems.