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CHEM 9  Chemistry of Everyday Life

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 54   

Chemistry for non-majors. States of matter, scientific measurements and experimentation, periodic table, nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, solubility, reactions, and acids and bases. Emphasis on chemistry principles and the scientific method as applied in medicine, health, environment, and everyday lives.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202226075CHEM:9TR8:00am - 9:25amA. DuggalONLINE-SYNCH

CHEM 10  Chemistry for Allied Health Majors

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 71

Measurements, structure, nomenclature (includes organic), formulas, reactions, radioactivity, energy, acids, bases, solutions and pH, and properties of solid, liquid, and gas. This course is appropriate for allied health majors. Completion does not give eligibility for CHEM 50.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202226288CHEM:10TR8:30am - 10:35amA. Kung61-2320
T11:30am - 2:40pmA. Kung60-3601
W8:00am - 11:10amT. Nguyen; M. Roueintan60-3601
Fall 202226480CHEM:10TR12:00pm - 2:05pmS. Han; P. Wolf61-2310
T8:00am - 11:10amS. Han; P. Wolf60-3617
Fall 202226500CHEM:10TR12:00pm - 2:05pmI. Nejad61-3306
R3:00pm - 6:10pmI. Nejad60-3601
Fall 202226519CHEM:10MW7:30am - 9:35amJ. Truttmann7-1114
M11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Truttmann60-3601
Fall 202226521CHEM:10MW7:30am - 9:35amJ. Truttmann7-1114
W11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Truttmann60-3601
Fall 202226722CHEM:10MW12:00pm - 2:05pmP. Abukhalil7-1114
W3:00pm - 6:10pmP. Abukhalil60-3601
Fall 202226741CHEM:10TR12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Huang7-1114
T8:00am - 11:10amK. Huang60-3601
Fall 202226749CHEM:10TR12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Huang7-1114
R8:00am - 11:10amK. Huang60-3601
Fall 202226765CHEM:10T6:00pm - 10:15pmM. Oda7-1114
R7:00pm - 10:10pmM. Oda60-3601
Fall 202226777CHEM:10MW12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Huang7-2114
M8:00am - 11:10amK. Huang60-3601
Fall 202226781CHEM:10MW12:00pm - 2:05pmK. Huang7-2114
M3:00pm - 6:10pmK. Huang60-3601
Fall 202228785CHEM:10R1:30pm - 5:45pmA. Kung61-2414
T3:00pm - 6:10pmA. Kung60-3601
F8:00am - 11:10amM. Roueintan60-3601
F11:30am - 2:40pmM. Roueintan60-3601

CHEM 20  Introductory Organic and Biochemistry

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 10 or CHEM 40

Nomenclature, structure, function, and reactions of major classes of organic compounds and of biomolecules, including amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), and proteins. Structure and function of vitamins, coenzymes, and enzymes. Metabolic pathways and biochemical energy. Recommended for allied health majors.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202226958CHEM:20MW8:30am - 9:55amS. Bernard; D. Doshi61-2319
M10:20am - 12:25pmS. Bernard; D. Doshi7-2123
W10:20am - 2:40pmS. Bernard; D. Doshi7-2123
Fall 202226983CHEM:20TR1:15pm - 2:40pmS. Bernard7-2102
T3:00pm - 5:05pmS. Bernard7-2123
R3:00pm - 7:20pmS. Bernard7-2123
Fall 202227006CHEM:20MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Marsella61-2316
M3:00pm - 5:05pmM. Marsella7-2123
W3:00pm - 7:20pmM. Marsella7-2123

CHEM 40  Introduction to General Chemistry

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 101)
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 71
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 1A

Measurements, atomic structure, chemical equations, stoichiometry, gases, solutions, acids and bases, bonding, nomenclature, matter, and energy. Completion prepares students to take CHEM 50.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227091CHEM:40MW7:30am - 9:35amJ. Fernandez; J. Cipriano7-2114
M11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Fernandez; J. Cipriano60-3609
Fall 202227096CHEM:40MW7:30am - 9:35amJ. Fernandez; J. Cipriano7-2114
W11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Fernandez; J. Cipriano60-3609
Fall 202227139CHEM:40TR9:45am - 11:50amA. Kapur7-2114
F8:00am - 11:10amA. Kapur60-3617
Fall 202227144CHEM:40TR9:45am - 11:50amA. Kapur; J. Hasenbein7-2114
F11:30am - 2:40pmA. Kapur; J. Hasenbein60-3617
Fall 202227258CHEM:40TR12:00pm - 2:05pmC. He7-2114
T8:00am - 11:10amC. He60-3609
Fall 202227264CHEM:40TR12:00pm - 2:05pmC. He7-2114
R8:00am - 11:10amC. He60-3609
Fall 202227276CHEM:40MW4:35pm - 6:40pmW. Huang; M. Ayala7-1114
M7:00pm - 10:10pmW. Huang; M. Ayala60-3617
Fall 202227287CHEM:40MW4:35pm - 6:40pmW. Huang7-1114
W7:00pm - 10:10pmW. Huang60-3617
Fall 202227291CHEM:40TR6:50pm - 8:55pmX. Li7-2114
T3:00pm - 6:10pmX. Li60-3609
Fall 202227322CHEM:40TR6:50pm - 8:55pmX. Li; J. Cipriano7-2114
F8:00am - 11:10amX. Li; J. Cipriano60-3609
Fall 202227339CHEM:40TR7:30am - 9:35amJ. Leung7-1201
T11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Leung60-3609
W3:00pm - 6:10pmS. Shah; M. Ayala60-3609
Fall 202227386CHEM:40MW12:00pm - 2:05pmJ. Chen61-3315
W8:00am - 11:10amJ. Chen60-3609
Fall 202227389CHEM:40TR12:00pm - 2:05pmR. Babajide61-3302
R8:00am - 11:10amR. Babajide60-3617
Fall 202227393CHEM:40MW4:30pm - 6:35pmS. Sati7-2114
M7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Sati60-3609
Fall 202227396CHEM:40MW4:30pm - 6:35pmS. Sati; M. Ayala7-2114
W7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Sati; M. Ayala60-3609
Fall 202227402CHEM:40MW6:30pm - 8:35pmY. Daoudi7-2102
M3:00pm - 6:10pmY. Daoudi60-3609
Fall 202227406CHEM:40MW12:00pm - 2:05pmC. Miller61-3415
M8:00am - 11:10amC. Miller60-3609
Fall 202227408CHEM:40R6:00pm - 10:15pmM. Parra7-1114
T7:00pm - 10:10pmM. Parra60-3609
Fall 202227450CHEM:40T6:00pm - 10:15pmS. ShahONLINE-SYNCH
R7:00pm - 10:10pmS. Shah60-3609
Fall 202227460CHEM:40TR9:00am - 11:05amA. Frankini61-3418
R11:30am - 2:40pmA. Frankini60-3609
R3:00pm - 6:10pmP. Mahjoor60-3609
Fall 202227469CHEM:40M6:00pm - 10:10pmS. Rahimnejad61-2310
F3:00pm - 6:10pmS. Rahimnejad60-3617
S8:00am - 11:10amS. Galvan60-3609
Fall 202229874CHEM:40F3:00pm - 6:10pmB. Zaitoun60-3609
W6:00pm - 10:10pmB. Zaitoun61-2310

CHEM 50  General Chemistry I

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 110, CHEM120S(50+51))
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 40 or satisfactory score on Chemistry Placement Examination; and MATH 71 or MATH 71B or MATH 71X or equivalent.

General Chemistry topics including chemical formulas, equations, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends, atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure, and properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Emphasis is on critical thinking as well as mathematical and dimensional analysis problem-solving. Laboratory experiments emphasize the scientific method as well as computer-based technologies in data acquisition and analysis. Introduces laboratory report writing skills.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227482CHEM:50MW8:00am - 9:25amC. He7-2102
MW11:30am - 2:40pmC. He60-3617
Fall 202227496CHEM:50TR8:00am - 9:25amS. Sirossian7-2102
TR11:30am - 2:40pmS. Sirossian60-3617
Fall 202227508CHEM:50TR9:45am - 11:10amJ. Fernandez7-2102
TR11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Fernandez60-3620
Fall 202227541CHEM:50MW11:30am - 12:55pmI. Nejad7-2102
MW8:00am - 11:10amI. Nejad60-3620
Fall 202227559CHEM:50TR11:30am - 12:55pmK. Golestaneh7-2102
TR8:00am - 11:10amK. Golestaneh60-3620
Fall 202227562CHEM:50MW1:15pm - 2:40pmE. Craft7-2102
MW3:00pm - 6:10pmE. Craft60-3620
Fall 202227583CHEM:50TR1:15pm - 2:40pmD. Doshi; J. Loredo; J. Hasenbein61-2406
TR3:00pm - 6:10pmD. Doshi; J. Loredo; J. Hasenbein60-3620
Fall 202227595CHEM:50MW4:45pm - 6:10pmH. Axelrod7-2102
MW7:00pm - 10:10pmH. Axelrod60-3620
Fall 202227600CHEM:50TR4:45pm - 6:10pmA. Williams7-2102
TR7:00pm - 10:10pmA. Williams60-3620
Fall 202227606CHEM:50TR1:15pm - 2:40pmG. Muleta61-3411
TR3:00pm - 6:10pmG. Muleta60-3617
Fall 202227610CHEM:50TR5:15pm - 6:40pmM. Tippetts; S. Han61-2302
TR7:00pm - 10:10pmM. Tippetts; S. Han60-3617
Fall 202227612CHEM:50MW1:15pm - 2:40pmM. Pasillas61-3306
MW3:00pm - 6:10pmM. Pasillas60-3617
Fall 202227641CHEM:50MW11:30am - 12:55pmJ. Solbach61-2320
MW8:00am - 11:10amJ. Solbach60-3617
S11:30am - 2:40pmR. Byrne60-3620
S8:00am - 11:10amR. Byrne60-3620
Fall 202228793CHEM:50F11:30am - 2:40pmP. Mahjoor60-3620
F3:00pm - 6:10pmP. Mahjoor60-3620

CHEM 50H  General Chemistry I - Honors

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 110, CHEM120S(50+51))
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program. CHEM 40 or satisfactory score on Chemistry Placement Examination, and MATH 71 or MATH 71B or MATH 71X or equivalent.

General Chemistry topics including chemical formulas, equations, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, periodic trends, atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure, and properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Emphasis is on critical thinking as well as mathematical and dimensional analysis problem-solving. Laboratory experiments emphasize the scientific method as well as computer-based technologies in data acquisition and analysis. Introduces laboratory report writing skills. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 50 and CHEM 50H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227506CHEM:50HMW9:45am - 11:10amA. Kung7-2102
MW11:30am - 2:40pmA. Kung60-3620

CHEM 51  General Chemistry II

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM120S(50+51))
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 50 or CHEM 50H

Kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, transition metals, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Emphasis is on critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving. Laboratory experiments support lecture topics and use a variety of instrumentation and technology in data acquisition and analysis.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227791CHEM:51TR8:00am - 9:25amC. Miller7-1114
TR11:30am - 2:40pmC. Miller60-3628
Fall 202227793CHEM:51MW11:30am - 12:55pmB. Ghosh7-1201
MW8:00am - 11:10amB. Ghosh60-3628
Fall 202227818CHEM:51TR11:30am - 12:55pmA. Efron7-1201
TR8:00am - 11:10amA. Efron60-3628
Fall 202227819CHEM:51MW1:15pm - 2:40pmH. Dang7-1201
MW3:00pm - 6:10pmH. Dang60-3628
Fall 202227820CHEM:51TR1:15pm - 2:40pmK. Colby7-1201
TR3:00pm - 6:10pmK. Colby60-3628
Fall 202227822CHEM:51MW4:45pm - 6:10pmO. Karmach7-1201
MW7:00pm - 10:10pmO. Karmach60-3628
Fall 202227825CHEM:51TR4:45pm - 6:10pmR. Entus7-1201
TR7:00pm - 10:10pmR. Entus60-3628
Fall 202227835CHEM:51M7:00pm - 10:10pmT. Edison7-2114
S8:00am - 11:10amT. Edison60-3628
S11:30am - 2:40pmT. Edison60-3628

CHEM 51H  General Chemistry II - Honors

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM120S(50+51), (50H+51H))
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Program and CHEM 50 or CHEM 50H

Kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions, transition metals, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Emphasis is on critical thinking and mathematical problem-solving. Laboratory experiments support lecture topics and use a variety of instrumentation and technology in data acquisition and analysis. An honors course designed to provide an enriched experience. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 51 and CHEM 51H.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227790CHEM:51HMW9:45am - 11:10amK. Golestaneh7-1201
MW11:30am - 2:40pmK. Golestaneh60-3628

CHEM 55  Chemistry for Engineers

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 72   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: CHEM 40 and MATH 71 or MATH 130 or satisfactory score on Chemistry Placement Examination

Topics including periodic table and atomic structure, bonding in solids, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, gases, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, organic, polymers, and nuclear chemistry for engineering majors. Completion does not give eligibility for CHEM 51.

CHEM 80  Organic Chemistry I

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 150, CHEM160S(80+81))
UC Credit Limitation

Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 51

Designed for chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and biology majors; also for those in pre-professional programs such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, optometry and pharmacy. Nomenclature, structure-reactivity relationships, energetics, reactions, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, separation, characterization and spectroscopic methods for organic compounds.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227119CHEM:80R3:00pm - 6:10pmJ. Leung; T. Nguyen7-2114
F8:00am - 11:10amJ. Leung; T. Nguyen7-2111
F11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Leung; T. Nguyen7-2111
Fall 202227146CHEM:80MW6:30pm - 7:55pmA. Watson7-1201
MW3:00pm - 6:10pmA. Watson7-2111
Fall 202227148CHEM:80TR9:45am - 11:10amJ. Chen7-1114
TR11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Chen7-2111

CHEM 81  Organic Chemistry II

5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC, C-ID #: CHEM 160 S, (80 + 81))
Lecture: 54   Lab: 108
Prerequisite: CHEM 80

The second semester of a one-year course. Fundamental principles and concepts of organic chemistry including, structure, bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, and functional groups with emphasis on reactions and reaction mechanisms of aromatic compounds, phenols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids, amines, and their derivatives. Multi-step syntheses, stereochemistry of reactions, and structure elucidation using modern instrumental methods are also included. An introduction to biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins) is presented.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227160CHEM:81MW9:45am - 11:10amJ. Leung7-1114
MW11:30am - 2:40pmJ. Leung7-2111
Fall 202227170CHEM:81TR1:15pm - 2:40pmV. Prutyanov11-2115
TR3:00pm - 6:10pmV. Prutyanov7-2111

CHEM 99  Special Projects in Chemistry

2 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   
Prerequisite: CHEM 50

Offers selected students recognition for their academic interest and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students must have an instructor's authorization before enrolling in this class.