Courses

Chemistry

CHEM C, Problem Solving in Chemistry
Lec-26.25 P/NP Only

COREQ: CHEM 101A.

Support for students who are concurrently enrolled in Chem 101A, the first semester of General College Chemistry. Topics include problem-solving concepts and skills necessary for success in calculations involving chemical equations, chemical formulas, stoichiometry, gas laws, kinetic molecular theory, thermochemistry, atomic structure, molecular structure, and chemical equilibrium. Concepts are taught in the context of the linked Chem 101A course.

Units: 1.5
Credit type: Credit/Nondegree-Applicable

Recommended as a supplement to be taken concurrently with CHEM 101A for students who need additional help.

CHEM 32, Introduction to Medical Chemistry
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: MATH 30

Basic concepts of general, organic, and biological chemistry as they apply to the human body. No previous chemistry required. Satisfies the requirements of nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry.

UC/CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Open to all students. No previous chemistry or physics required. Satisfies the requirements of nursing and related majors that require one semester of chemistry. Also satisfies the recommended prerequisite for PHYS 12 and MB 12. Students taking a major that requires two semesters of chemistry should enroll in CHEM 101A or 103A should enroll in CHEM 40.

CHEM 40, Introduction to Chemical Principles
Lec-70 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: MATH 40 or ET 108A or BTEC 108A or placement in MATH 60

Introductory chemistry. Nomenclature, stoichiometry, gases, acids/bases, solutions, chemical reactivity,
atomic/molecular structure.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students may enroll in this course to remove a high school deficiency in chemistry. Designed to prepare the beginning student as well as to strengthen the re-entry student for CHEM 101A or 103A. Students who plan to enroll in CHEM 101A or 103A are advised to take MATH 60 concurrently.

CHEM 85, Seminar in Chemistry
Lec-18 P/NP Available

In partnership with San Francisco State University, career professionals in chemistry and related fields will discuss their current research programs and provide information on career opportunities. Presentations on career opportunities for students studying chemistry.

CSU
Units: 1
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

UC upon review

CHEM 101A, General College Chemistry
Lec-70 Lab-105 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: CHEM 40 or an Advanced Placement test score of 3 or higher or (placement in CHEM 101A/103A by examination and advising); MATH 60 or MATH 92 or (placement into MATH 80+80S or higher or other demonstration of MATH 60 or 92 skills)

Stoichiometry, solutions and aqueous reactions, gas behavior, thermochemistry, atomic structure and periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular structure, condensed phases and intermolecular forces, and an introduction to equilibrium.

UC/CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Students who are majoring in engineering, except chemical engineering, should enroll in CHEM 103A. CHEM 101A-B are the standard college courses required in many curricula. CHEM 101A may be substituted for CHEM 103A.

CHEM 101B, General College Chemistry
Lec-52.5 Lab-105

PREREQ.: CHEM 101A or CHEM 103A

Chemical kinetics, applications of aqueous equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, oxidation and reduction, electrochemistry, symmetry, crystal structures and solid state chemistry, transition metal ions, descriptive chemistry of selected elements.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CHEM 103A, General Chemistry for Engineering
Lec-70 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: CHEM 40 or an Advanced Placement test score of 3 or higher or placement in CHEM 101A/103A; MATH 60 or placement in MATH 90

Thermochemistry, atomic structure, periodic properties, bonding, solid-state structures, fundamentals of organic chemistry, solution chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. UC/CSU Designed for students majoring in all engineering programs except chemical engineering. Students who have passed CHEM 101A may not receive credit for CHEM 103A.

UC/CSU
Units: 5
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

Designed for students majoring in all engineering programs except chemical engineering.

CHEM 110, Chemistry and the Environment
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

A presentation of chemical fundamentals related to environmental issues and society.
Intended for non-science majors.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CHEM 208A, Chemical Structure and Reactivity I
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5

PREREQ.: CHEM 101A or CHEM 103A

The first semester of a one-year course in organic chemistry for students not majoring in
chemistry or biochemistry. CHEM 208A/208B is designed for students majoring in the
life sciences, including pre-medical students.

UC/CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CHEM 208B, Chemical Structure/Reactivity II
Lec-52.5 Lab-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: CHEM 208A or 212A

The second semester of a one-year course in organic chemistry for students not majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. CHEM 208A/208B is designed for students majoring in the life sciences, including pre-medical students.

UC/CSU
Units: 4
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable
CHEM 212A, Organic Chemistry
Lec-70 Lab-105 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: CHEM 101B

The first semester of a one-year course in organic chemistry for students who major in
chemistry, biochemistry, and other chemistry intensive sciences. CHEM 2l2A/2l2B also
satisfies the organic chemistry requirements of medical schools.

UC/CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

CHEM 212A may be substituted for CHEM 208A.

CHEM 212B, Organic Chemistry
Lec-70 Lab-105

PREREQ.: CHEM 212A or 208A

The second semester of a one-year course in organic chemistry for students who major in chemistry, biochemistry, and other chemistry intensive sciences.

UC/CSU
Units: 6
Credit type: Credit/Degree Applicable

CHEM 212B may be substituted for CHEM 208B.