CHEM 1A—General Chemistry (5 units)
CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry; nomenclature of inorganic
compounds, chemical formulas, equations, and reactions; stoichiometry;
structure of atoms, ions, and molecules and periodic table; oxidation-reduction
and acid-base reactions; equilibrium; and gas laws. Not open for credit with
credit in CHEM 3A and 3B. Prerequisite: MATH 52 or equivalent with a “C” or
better, and one year of high school chemistry with a grade of “B” or better, or
CHEM 2A or 50 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better. (LM)

CHEM 1B—General Chemistry (5 units) 2nd Semester
CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Principles of inorganic chemistry, including kinetics, thermodynamics,
equilibrium, electrochemistry, and acid-base chemistry; descriptive chemistry
and qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 1A or 3B with a grade of “C” or
better. (LM)

CHEM 2A—Introductory Chemistry (5 units)
CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Introduction to fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry; structure and
bonding, nomenclature, chemical equations and reactions, stoichiometry, acids,
bases, and chemical equilibrium, redox, gases, solutions, and nuclear chemistry.
Not open for credit to student with credit in CHEM 1A or equivalent. MATH 50
with a “C” or better strongly recommended. (LM)

CHEM 2B—Introductory Chemistry (4 units)
CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Introduction to fundamental organic chemistry and biochemistry; structure
and nomenclature; reactions, stereochemistry; bioenergetics and metabolism.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1A or 2A. (LM)

CHEM 10—Concepts of Chemistry (3 units)
CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
Survey of basic concepts and practices of chemistry; designed for non-science
majors desiring an introduction to fundamental chemistry concepts and skills.
Not intended for students who will enroll in subsequent chemistry coursework.
(L)

CHEM 18A—Organic Chemistry for Health and Life
Sciences (4 units) CSU/UC UC-Unit Limit
This is a course designed for students planning professional school studies in
health and life sciences. A rigorous, in-depth presentation of basic principles
with emphasis on stereochemistry and spectroscopy and preparations and
reactions of aromatic and nonaromatic hydrocarbons, haloalkanes, alcohols
and ethers. Reactions include SN1, SN2, E1 and E2.

CHEM-18B Organic Chem for Health/Life Sciences 2nd Semester
(4 units) CSU/UC
This is a continuation course of Chem 18A designed for students planning
professional school studies in health and life sciences. Emphasis on the
preparation , reactions and identification of organometallic compounds,
aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and their derivitives, alkyl and acyl amines,
a-dicarbonyl compounds, and various classes of naturally occurring, biologically
important compounds.