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

Introduction to Chemistry, with laboratory. Topics include atomic structure, matter and energy, the Periodic Table, chemical properties and reactions, nomenclature, behavior of gases, liquids, and solids, intermolecular forces, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Recommended for non-science majors as a science with a laboratory course or as a preparatory course for CHEM 155.

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

Introduction to chemistry, with emphasis on chemical principles and their application to biological systems and processes. Approximately half of the semester covers general chemistry topics, with the remainder covering an introduction to organic chemistry topics and biochemistry topics. Recommended for non-science majors, especially those in the fields of allied health, nursing (ADN), and physical education.

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 110H or 110GB

First semester of a two-semester General Chemistry course sequence. Includes laboratory. Topics include the structure of atoms and molecules, stoichiometry, types of chemical bonding and chemical reactions, gas laws, molecular structure, acid-base chemistry, and thermodynamics. Laboratory focuses on collection and interpretation of data, and includes spectroscopy. Required for science, engineering and pre-dental and pre-medical majors.

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

Second semester of a two-semester General Chemistry course sequence. Includes laboratory. Topics include thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and chemical applications. Laboratory focuses on collection and interpretation of data, and includes quantitative analysis and spectroscopy. Required for science, engineering and pre-dental and pre-medical majors. (CAN CHEM 4 or CAN CHEM SEQ A [with CHEM 155])

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

First semester of a two-semester Organic Chemistry course sequence. Topics cover the study of fundamental principles of organic chemistry and includes structure, functional groups, nomenclature, stereochemistry, organic reactions, syntheses and mechanisms, as well as spectroscopic methods. Intended for students in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, pre-med, pre-dental, and related programs. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 221 recommended.

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

Second semester of a two-semester Organic Chemistry course sequence. Topics further study the fundamental principles of organic chemistry, with emphasis on organic syntheses and reaction mechanisms, as well as spectroscopic methods. Intended for students in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, pre-med, pre-dental, and related programs. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 222 recommended.

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

First-semester Organic Chemistry laboratory. Focuses on organic chemistry laboratory techniques, including techniques of separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Includes IR spectroscopy, distillation, crystallization, extraction, determination of physical properties, and microscale techniques.

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

Second-semester Organic Chemistry laboratory. Focuses on organic syntheses and corresponding organic chemistry laboratory techniques, including techniques of separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Includes IR spectroscopy, NMR, distillation, crystallization, extraction, determination of physical properties, and microscale techniques.

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