Chemistry (CHE)

CHE 101 | Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1

Lecture Credit: 4 Lab Credit: 1

Includes the study of measurements, atomic theory, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, acid and base, gas laws, and condensed states. Laboratory experiments demonstrate the above concepts qualitatively and quantitatively. Designed for non-science majors, students in occupational and health programs, or students with no chemistry background. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SC1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English and Reading (www.ccd.edu/collegeready) and grade of C or better in MAT 055, MAT 099, MAT 120, or MAT 135; or equivalent Math assessment placement scores

CHE 109 | General, Organic, and Biochemistry

Lecture Credit: 4

Focuses on fundamentals of inorganic, organic and biochemistry primarily for students in health science, non-science majors and/or students in the occupational and health related career areas. Includes the study of measurement, atomic theory, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, acid and base chemistry, gas laws, condensed states of matter and nuclear chemistry, nomenclature of organic compounds, properties of different functional groups, nomenclature of various biological compounds, their properties and biological pathways.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English and Reading (www.ccd.edu/collegeready) and grade of C or better in MAT 055, MAT 099, MAT 120, or MAT 135; or equivalent Math assessment placement scores

Note: Recommended for health science career areas, specifically Pre-Dental Hygiene.

CHE 111 | General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1

Lecture Credit: 4 Lab Credit: 1

Focuses on basic chemistry and measurement, matter, chemical formulas, reactions and equations, stoichiometry and thermochemistry. This course covers the development of atomic theory culminating in the use of quantum numbers to determine electron configurations of atoms, and the relationship of electron configuration to chemical bond theory and molecular orbital theory. The course includes gases, liquids, and solids and problem-solving skills are emphasized through laboratory experiments. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SC1

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English and Reading (www.ccd.edu/collegeready); and corequisite or prerequisite in MAT 121 or a college level math score of 63 or better, or equivalent ACT/SAT scores

CHE 112 | General College Chemistry II with Lab: GT-SC1

Lecture Credit: 4 Lab Credit: 1

Presents concepts in the areas of solution properties, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base and ionic equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry. This course emphasizes problem solving skills and descriptive contents for these topics. Laboratory experiments demonstrate qualitative and quantitative analytical techniques. This course is one of the Statewide Guaranteed Transfer courses. GT-SC1

Prerequisite: CHE 111 AND MAT 121 with a grade of C or better, or CHE 111 with a grade of C or better; with an English assessment score of 95 or better or English and Writing assessment score equivalent placement scores, and a Math assessment score of 63 (CLM) or better

CHE 175 | Special Topics

Lecture Credit: 1-12

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

CHE 211 | Organic Chemistry I with Lab

Lecture Credit: 4 Lab Credit: 1

Focuses on compounds associated with the element carbon including structure and reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons and selected functional group families. The course covers nomenclature of organic compounds, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms such as SN1, SN2, E1 and E2. Laboratory experiments demonstrate the above concepts plus the laboratory techniques associated with organic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHE 112 with a grade of C or better

CHE 212 | Organic Chemistry II with Lab

Lecture Credit: 4 Lab Credit: 1

Explores the chemistry of carbon-based compounds, their reactions and synthesis including the structure, physical properties, reactivities, and synthesis of organic functional groups not covered in Organic Chemistry I. The course explores functional groups including alcohols, ethers, aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, amines, amides, esters, and carboxylic acids and the reactions and reaction mechanisms of aromatic compounds. An introduction to biochemical topics may be included if time permits. Laboratory experiences demonstrate the above concepts and the laboratory techniques associated with organic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHE 211 with a grade of C or better