Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM-100  Introduction to Chemistry  

4 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 48-54)

This course covers an introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry. The topics covered are: metric system and numbers, chemical view of matter, periodic table of elements, atomic theory, chemical bonds, chemical equations, stoichiometry, solutions and organic chemistry.

Prerequisite: MATH-090 or MATH-090B (with a grade of C or better) or equivalent or two years of high school algebra. A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A, 5C

CSU Area(s): B1, B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-101  General Chemistry I  

5 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 96-108)

This course covers principles of chemistry with special emphasis on atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemistry of aqueous solutions, balancing reactions, thermochemistry, periodic relationships among the elements, chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, hybridization and molecular orbital theory.

Prerequisite: MATH-105 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: CHEM-100 of one year of high school chemistry or earn a mastery score of at least 95% on the ALEKS Preparatory Chemistry Course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: CHEM 110

IGETC Area(s): 5A, 5C

CSU Area(s): B1, B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-101H  Honors General Chemistry I  

5 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 96-108)

This course covers principles of chemistry with special emphasis on atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemistry of aqueous solutions, balancing reactions, thermochemistry, periodic relationships among the elements, chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, hybridization and molecular orbital theory.

Prerequisite: MATH-105 (with a grade of C or better)., Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Recommended Preparation: CHEM-100 of one year of high school chemistry or earn a mastery score of at least 95% on the ALEKS Preparatory Chemistry Course.

Transfers to CSU only

C-ID: CHEM 110

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-102  General Chemistry II  

5 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 96-108)

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 101. Special emphasis is given to chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, common reactions of metals and non-metals with an introduction to qualitative analysis.

Prerequisite: CHEM-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Recommended Preparation: Students who have taken first-semester general chemistry before Fall 2020 at MSJC should review the following topics: intermolecular forces, phase diagrams, and solution chemistry or equivalent.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A, 5C

CSU Area(s): B1, B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-107  Chemistry of Life  

5 Units (LEC 64-72, LBE 48-54)

This course covers the basic principles of atoms, molecules, physical states, energy, solutions, acid/bases, chemical equations, structure and properties of major classes of organic molecules, biochemical molecules, and their functions in biological and abiotic systems.

Prerequisite: MATH-096 or MATH-096B or MATH-094 (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course. Completion of high school Algebra 2 or equivalent course or (MATH-096 or higher Algebra course) is highly recommended prior to taking this course for STEM transfer majors.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 5A, 5C

CSU Area(s): B1, B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-112  Organic Chemistry I  

5 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 96-108)

This course is the first of a two-semester sequence in organic chemistry. The topics covered include molecular properties, structure and bonding, stereochemistry, reactions and synthesis of alkane, alkenes, alkynes and alkyl halides, NMR and IR spectroscopy, and the chemistry of benzene and aromatic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHEM-102 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: CHEM 150
C-ID: CHEM 160S

IGETC Area(s): 5A, 5C

CSU Area(s): B1, B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-113  Organic Chemistry II  

5 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 96-108)

This course in organic chemistry includes a systematic study of the nomenclature, properties, preparation, reactions and uses in synthesis of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives and amines, and a study of biological molecules.

Prerequisite: CHEM-112 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: CHEM 160S

IGETC Area(s): 5A, 5C

CSU Area(s): B1, B3

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-113H  Honors Organic Chemistry II  

5 Units (LEC 48-54, LBE 96-108)

This course in organic chemistry includes a systematic study of the nomenclature, properties, preparation, reactions and uses in synthesis of alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, acid derivatives and amines, and a study of biological molecules.

Prerequisite: CHEM-112 (with a grade of C or better)., Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program.

Transfers to CSU only

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS A

CHEM-299  Special Projects: Chemistry  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Chemistry classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only