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PREBACCALAUREATE

90. Introduction to General Chemistry (4)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 122.
Preparatory course for CHEM 111A. Recommended for students who have not achieved a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement examination. Basic principles and concepts including atomic structure, nomenclature, and chemical calculations with emphasis on problem solving.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Cannot be taken for credit toward a university degree. Credit in CHEM 90 or CHEM 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Test. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 101. (Lecture 3 hrs., activity 2 hrs.)

LOWER DIVISION

100. Chemistry and Today's World (4)

Prerequisite: One GE Foundation course (GE categories A1, A2, A3, or B2).
Introduction to basic principles of chemistry and a consideration of the benefits and problems arising from applications of chemistry. Discussions of foods and food additives, drugs, plastics, and other materials of everyday life, fuel sources, the atmosphere, and fresh water. Suitable for general education credit.
Not open for credit to chemistry or biochemistry majors or students with credit in CHEM 111A or CHEM 140. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

105. Chemistry Explorations (1)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: A general education math class.
Central concepts of chemistry, including states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical compounds and reaction energy, and equilibrium, illustrated with a series of experiments. Intended for students in the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP).
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

111A. General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.
Corequisite: MATH 109 or higher.
Students not planning to continue onto CHEM 111B may be concurrently enrolled in MATH 109.
Other students need to be concurrently enrolled in MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 119A or MATH 122.
One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.
(This course is recommended for those intending to pursue careers in science or engineering.).
First semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 111A and CHEM 111B). Introduction to principles of chemistry including chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, bonding, and properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions.
Letter grade only (A-F). Credit in CHEM 90 or CHEM 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination.
(Lecture 3 hrs., lab and problem solving session 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

111B. General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
Second semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 111A and CHEM 111B). Continuation of chemical principles, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, elements of qualitative and quantitative inorganic analysis. Solving aqueous equilibrium problems are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., lab and problem solving sessions 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

112A. Advanced General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisite: Department consent.
First semester of a two-semester advanced general chemistry sequence (CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B). Introduction to principles of chemistry including chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, bonding, and properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions, kinetics, and equilibrium.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., lab and problem session 6 hrs.)

112B. Advanced General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisite: CHEM 112A with a grade of "C' or better.
Second semester of a two-semester advanced general chemistry sequence (CHEM 112A and CHEM 112B). Continuation of chemical principles, electrochemistry, applications of bonding theories of inorganic molecules, trends and reactivities of elements and their compounds, elements of qualitative and quantitative inorganic analysis, introduction to coordination chemistry, solid-state chemistry, and reactions of transition metals. Solving aqueous equilibrium problems is emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., lab and problem session 6 hrs.).

140. General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)

Prerequisites: Restricted to Pre-Nursing majors. A grade of "C" or better in MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 or STAT 108; high school chemistry or equivalent.
This one-semester course encompasses general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Meets chemistry requirement for pre-nursing curriculum.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs; problem solving session 1 hr., and laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

220A. Organic Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: CHEM 224 is required for students repeating course. CHEM 223A must be taken concurrently if required by a degree plan.
First semester of two-semester sequence (CHEM 220A, CHEM 220B; and CHEM 223A and CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L). Sequence meets requirements for medical and dental schools. Emphasis is upon application of modern principles of structure, reactivity, methods of synthesis, physical properties and spectroscopy. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 320A or CHEM 322A.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

220B. Organic Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisite: CHEM 220A with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L except for students who previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L.
Second semester of two-semester sequence (CHEM 220A, CHEM 220B; CHEM 223A and CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L). Continuation of study of organic chemistry including chemistry or compounds containing more than one functional group, bioorganic molecules, and special topics. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 320B or CHEM 322B. Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs.)

223A. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Corequisite: CHEM 220A, except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 220A.
Introduction to organic laboratory techniques. First semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 223A, CHEM 223B). Not applicable to a degree in chemistry or biochemistry. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 320L or CHEM 323A.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hrs.)

223B. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Prerequisites: CHEM 220A and CHEM 223A, both with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHEM 220B, except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 220B.
Synthesis and characterization of organic and bioorganic compounds. Second semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 223A, CHEM 223B). Not applicable to a degree in chemistry or biochemistry. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 320B, CHEM 320L, or CHEM 323B.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hrs)

224. Organic Chemistry Recitation (1)

Corequisite: CHEM 220A.
Problem solving session emphasizing principles learned in first semester organic chemistry.
Credit/No Credit grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units in different semesters. (Problem solving session 1 hr.) Does not count for General Education credit.

227. Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3) F,S

Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.
Lecture course in chemistry of the carbon compounds.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not applicable to a degree in chemistry. (Lecture 3 hrs.) Not open for credit to students with credit in CHEM 327.

251. Quantitative Analysis (4)

Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. It is strongly recommended that CHEM 251 be taken within one calendar year of CHEM 111B.
Introduction to techniques and theory of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, spectrophotometry, potentiometry, and chromatography.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

296. Research Methods (1)

Prerequisites: CHEM 111A or CHEM 112A (grade of "B" or better) or consent of Instructor
Introduction to research methods in chemistry.Mixed course designed primarily to introduce lower division students to research before they take CHEM 496.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture/seminar based course only)


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