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Chemistry 109 - Chemistry in the Community (4 units)

Prerequisite: None
The non-science major will study practical applications of chemistry and the chemical principles behind them including: the scientific method, atomic structure, molecular models, and chemical reactions.  Environmental and community issues will be the focus of student centered laboratories, discussions and field trips. Group work and computer activities will be used in this cooperative learning environment (48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours).
 

Chemistry 115 - Concepts in Physical Sciences for Educators (4 Units)

Prerequisite: None
Basic principles of physical science (chemistry and physics); concepts introduced through guided-inquiry labs and developed in discussion/lecture; content covers Physical Science requirements for multiple-subject teacher preparation programs; Math N48 is strongly recommended.  Same as Physical Science 115.  (48 lecture hours and 48 lab hours)

Chemistry 119 - Fundamentals - General and Organic ( 5 Units)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 060 or 061.

No prior chemistry needed. For majors in nursing, dietetics, family and consumer studies, pharmacy technology, biology, and physical education. Includes atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, solutions, acids and bases, organic nomenclature, hydrocarbons and alcohols.  (64 lecture hours and 48 lab hours)
 

Chemistry 209 - Introductory Chemistry (4 Units)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 080 or 081 with a grade of C or better. 

Basic concepts of matter: atomic structure, formulas, equation writing, nomenclature, gases and kinetic theory.  Emphasizes properties of solutions, and the mole concept in quantitative chemistry.  Prepares students for biology and Chemistry 219.  (48 lecture hours and 49 lab hours)
 

Chemistry 210 - General, Organic and Biochemistry (5 Units)

Prerequisite: Chemistry 209 with a grade of C or better OR passing grade on current chemistry placement exam and Mathematics 080 or 081 with grade of C or better.

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of general, organic and biochemistry for majors in nursing and other allied health majors. Includes atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, solutions, acids and bases, organic nomenclature, hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and metabolism.  (64 lecture hours and 48 lab hours)

Chemistry 219 - General Chemistry (5 Units)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 080 or 081 and Chemistry 209 or Mathematics 080 or 081 and a passing score on current chemistry placement test. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry including, but not limited to, atomic structure, quantum theory, periodic properties, stoichiometry, oxidation-reduction, molecular structure and bonding, gas laws, states of matter, solutions, chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium. (48 lecture hours and 96 lab hours) 

 

Chemistry 219H - Honors General Chemistry (5 Units) 

Prerequisite: Mathematics 080 or 081 and Chemistry 209 or Mathematics 080 or 081 and a passing score on current chemistry placement test. All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. 3.0 cumulative GPA. Transcripts required to verify prerequisite.

Enriched and intensive study, including seminar approach, of fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry including, but not limited to, atomic structure, quantum theory, periodic properties, stoichiometry, oxidation-reduction, molecular structure and bonding, gas laws, states of matter, solutions, chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium.  (48 lecture hours and 96 lab hours)

Chemistry 229 - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (5 Units)

Prerequisite: Chemistry 219 with a grade of C or higher.

Continuation of Chemistry 219 including, but not limited to, ionic equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, thermodynamics and electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry and descriptive chemistry.  (48 lecture hours and 96 lab hours)
 

Chemistry 249 - Organic Chemistry I (5 Units)

Prerequisite: Chemistry 229 with a grade of C or better.

Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, organometallics, alcohols, ethers, aromatics, and carbonyl compounds: structure and bonding, nomenclature, descriptive chemistry, reaction mechanisms, synthetic methods. IR spectroscopy. Laboratory: separations/purifications and identification, simple syntheses.  (48 lecture hours and 96 lab hours)  

Chemistry 259 - Organic Chemistry II (5 Units)

Prerequisite: Chemistry 249 with a grade of C or better.

Continuation of Chemistry 249. Includes units on aromatics, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and classes of biologically important compounds. More complex synthetic routes are explored. Lab work includes multi-step syntheses. Reaction mechanisms and use of spectroscopic techniques continue to be emphasized.  (48 lecture hours and 96 lab hours)