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Chemistry Courses

CHEMISTRY G110 - 5 Units
Introduction to Chemistry

Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or appropriate score on the Math Placement Assessment.
An introduction to some of the basic principles of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. Lectures, demonstrations and laboratories are integrated into a learning system equivalent to three hours lecture, four hours lecture-laboratory a week. UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Chemistry G110 and G130; no credit if taken after Chemistry G180. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G130 - 4 Units
Preparation for General Chemistry

(Formerly known as: Introduction to Chemical Principles)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G010 or appropriate score on the Math Placement Assessment.
This course is an introduction to the principles and calculations of chemistry. Practice in basic laboratory techniques. It is designed specifically for students planning to take Chemistry G180 (General Chemistry). UC Credit limitations: Maximum credit of one course for Chemistry G110 and G130; no credit if taken after Chemistry G180. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G180 - 5 Units
General Chemistry A

(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)
Prerequisites: Mathematics G030 or appropriate score on the Math Placement Assessment.
Advisories: Chemistry G130
This course covers stoichoimetry, acids, bases, redox reactions, gas laws, solid and liquid states, changes of state, modern atomic concepts, periodicity and chemical bonding. It is intended for majors and minors in science and engineering. The laboratory portion of the course provides an application of lecture concepts in the laboratory and further practice in quantitative/qualitative laboratory methods. Letter grade is the only option in this course. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G185 - 5 Units
General Chemistry B

(Formerly known as: General Chemistry)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G180
This course provides an introduction to kinetics, principles and types of chemical equilibria, acids and bases, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, coordination compounds, nuclear chemistry and nomenclature of organic compounds. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G220 - 5 Units
Organic Chemistry A

(Formerly known as: Organic Chemistry I)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G185
This course offers a study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with emphasis upon structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms. The laboratory emphasizes standard organic techniques, investigations, and spectroscopic methods for identification. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

CHEMISTRY G225 - 5 Units
Organic Chemistry B

(Formerly known as: Organic Chemistry II)
Prerequisites: Chemistry G220
A continuation of the study of the compounds of carbon and their reactions with emphasis upon structure/reactivity relationships and mechanisms, including chemistry of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds and molecules of biological importance. The laboratory includes reactions and workup design, separation and identification of an unknown mixture, multistep synthesis and additional spectroscopy. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.