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CHEM 101: Introductory Chemistry
(4) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: MATH100 and Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Introduction to chemistry, with special emphasis on modern concepts of atomic structure. Topics include properties and reactions, behavior of gases, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Recommended for non-science majors and as a preparatory course for CHEM 155.

CHEM 101L: Introductory Chemistry Lab

Laboratory portion of CHEM 101. *** You must enroll in one Lecture (4 units) and one Lab (0 units) section. ***

CHEM 104: Fundamentals Of General, Organic And Biological Chemistry
(4) F - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Introduction to chemistry, with special emphasis on chemical principles and their application to biological systems and processes. Topics include the composition and behavior of matter, atomic theory and chemical bonding, molecules and reactions of biological importance, and radiochemistry. Includes approximately one-half of a semester on inorganic chemistry, and the balance on organic and biochemistry. Recommended for non-science majors, especially those in the fields of physical education, home economics, nursing (ADN) and others that require a one-semester course in chemistry. (CAN CHEM 6)

CHEM 155: General Chemistry I
(5) F, S, Summer - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or CHEM 104 or one year of high school chemistry and MATH 107 or MATH 111
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Structure of atoms and molecules, valence-bond and molecular orbital theory, stoichiometry, ionic and covalent bonding, VSEPR theory, states of matter, solutions. Emphasis on calculations. Laboratory emphasis on collection and interpretation of data, and quantitative techniques: gravimetric, volumetric, colorimetric analysis. Required of science, engineering and pre-medical majors. (CAN CHEM 2 or CAN CHEM SEQ A [with CHEM 156])

CHEM 156: General Chemistry II
(5) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: CHEM 155, with a "C" or better
Skills Advisories: MATH107 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of the nature of chemical reactions, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis and spectroscopy. Laboratory emphasis expanded to include use of spectrophotometers and pH meters. Required of science, engineering, pre-dental and pre-medical majors. (CAN CHEM 4 or CAN CHEM SEQ A [with CHEM 155])

CHEM 201: Preparation For Organic Chemistry
(2) S - CSU
Prerequisites: CHEM 155

Designed for students planning to enroll in a one-year organic chemistry course. Limited in scope and intended to provide an introduction to some of the fundamental topics encountered in a college-level one-year organic chemistry course. Nomenclature, spectroscopy and reaction mechanisms. Not transferable to a four-year institution as an organic chemistry course nor does it fulfill any requirement at any school as an organic chemistry course.

CHEM 211: Organic Chemistry I
(3) F - CSU, UC*
Prerequisite: CHEM 156, with a "C" or better
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of fundamental principles of organic chemistry: structure, functional groups, stereochemistry, nomenclature, reactions, synthesis and mechanisms. Introduction to spectroscopic methods. Intended for students in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, pharmacy, chiropractic studies, agriculture, sanitation and pre-professional programs. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 221 is recommended.

CHEM 212: Organic Chemistry II
(3) S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: CHEM 211, with a "C" or better
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Further study of fundamental principles of organic chemistry. Emphasis on bonding, reactivity and mechanisms. Intended for students in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, pharmacy, chiropractic studies, agriculture, sanitation and pre-professional programs. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 222 is recommended.

CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
(2.3) F - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: CHEM 211

Techniques of separation, purification and identification of organic compounds. Emphasis on modern techniques and theoretical reasons behind these techniques. Introduction to IR and microscale techniques.

CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
(2.5) S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: CHEM 221
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Co-requisites: CHEM 212

Techniques in synthesis and analysis of organic compounds. Interpretation of infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance data. Use of the literature of organic chemistry.

CHEM 299: Independent Research in Chemistry
(1-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: To be eligible for independent study, a student must have completed 12 units at SBCC with a GPA of 2.5 and a minimum of 6 units with a GPA of 3.0 in the Chemistry Department. Independent, systematic research investigation of a problem in Chemistry. A final report on research conducted is required.

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