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CHEM 1A, 1B, 25, 30A, 30B: If you have not taken the prerequisite(s) at Foothill College, you will not be allowed to register without an equivalency form from the counseling office or waiver from the division office.
Classes meet six weeks - (June 28 - August 5) unless otherwise indicated. Holiday - Monday, July 5th

12 Course Descriptions found.

CHEM 1A GENERAL CHEMISTRY5 Units
Fundamental chemical principles with an emphasis on physical and chemical properties, stoichiometry, chemical reaction types, kinetic molecular theory, thermochemistry, modern atomic theory and atomic structure, chemical bonding and bonding theory, and molecular shapes. Laboratory component parallels lecture topics and also includes chemical nomenclature, basic chemical equations, stoichiometry, unknown analysis, and fundamentals of oxidation and reduction.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the chemistry placement test or CHEM 20 or 25; satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 25 or ENGL 209.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 1B GENERAL CHEMISTRY5 Units
Kinetic molecular theory and gas laws, intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, equilibria, behavior of acids and bases, acid/base equilibrium, and classical thermodynamics, Laboratory parallels lecture topics and includes computer graphing techniques, chemical kinetics, equilibrium measurements, heat transfer experiments, thermodynamics of an equilibrium system, vapor pressure of liquids.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 1C GENERAL CHEMISTRY & QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS5 Units
Aqueous ionic equilibria of buffers, solubility product constants and formation constants; properties of solutions including factors affecting solubility, energy changes in the solution process and colligative properties;electrochemistry including the thermodynamics of voltaic cells; introduction to coordination chemistry and bonding theory; nuclear chemistry with emphasis on applications; and, time permitting, an introduction to modern materials. Laboratory parallels lecture topics with an introduction to qualitative inorganic analysis.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 9 CHEMISTRY OF COOKING5 Units
This course will use kitchen science and cooking to introduce fundamental principles of chemistry. Concepts include atomic theory; stoichiometry; acid-base reactions; the molecular structure of food compounds; heat transfer and cooking methods; egg foams, protein structure and denaturation; gas laws; pressure cooking and the Maillard reaction for meats; the molecular basis of aroma and flavor; sauces and viscosity; chemical reactions involved in baking; carmelization of sugars and crystallization in chocolate. Laboratory experiments will utilize both common chemistry instrumentation and kitchen equipment.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 220.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: Pending
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
CHEM 12A ORGANIC CHEMISTRY6 Units
This course is the first of a three Sophomore level course describing the chemistry of organic (carbon containing) compounds. Emphasis on structure-reactivity relationships, mechanisms of functional group transformations, and the preparation, and purification of organic compounds. For biological science, chemistry,environmental science majors and students pursuing careers in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Generally not appropriate for nursing majors (see CHEM 30B)
Prerequisite: CHEM 1C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
CHEM 12B ORGANIC CHEMISTRY6 Units
This course is the continuation of CHEM 12A. Emphasis is on structure-reactivity relationships of organic compounds, mechanisms of functional group transformations, and synthesis of organic target compounds from simple precursors. Laboratory provides extensive practice in the synthesis, purification, isolation and characterization of organic target molecules. For chemistry, biological science, environmental science majors, and for pre-professional students in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or any other interested students who have mastered the prerequisites.
Prerequisite: CHEM 12A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
CHEM 12C ORGANIC CHEMISTRY6 Units
A continuation of CHEM 12B describing the reactivity of organic (carbon containing) compounds including biologically active molecules such as proteins and carbohydrates. Continued emphasis on structure-reactivity relationships, mechanisms of functional group transformations, multi-step syntheses and laboratory methods of synthesis, purification, isolation and characterization of target organic molecules. For biological science, chemistry, and environmental science majors as well as any pre-professional students studying for careers in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and any other interested students who have mastered the prerequisites.
Prerequisite: CHEM 12B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (120 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 20 I MATTER: INTRODUCTION TO GREEN CHEMISTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT5 Units
This course introduces one of the most significant emerging fields in modern chemistry, green chemistry, which connects the optimum use of chemistry to the well-being of humanity and the environment. Fundamental principles of chemistry necessary to understand the source and fate of man-made chemical substances in the environment and potential impacts on human health. Chemical concepts such as atomic structure, bonding, thermodynamics, and chemical reactivity are introduced as they pertain to particular environmental issues. Basic chemical laboratory techniques and methods are included as well as a survey of important green chemical principles with an emphasis on inquiry and problem solving. Intended for students who wish to meet general education requirements in physical science or those planning to complete the General Chemistry sequence (CHEM 1A - 1C). CHEM 20 qualifies as a prerequisite for CHEM 1A and is accepted for General Education Natural Science transfer credit by both the California State University and University of California systems.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 25 or ENGL 209.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.
 
CHEM 25 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY5 Units
The course includes basic chemical laboratory techniques and methods, a survey of important chemical principles with emphasis on problem solving, and a description of the elements and their compounds. Intended for students who wish to meet general education requirements in physical science or need background preparation for CHEM 1A.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 105 or 108.
Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in ESLL 25 or ENGL 209; UC will grant transfer credit for a maximum of one course from the following: CHEM 25, 30A or 30B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 30A SURVEY OF INORGANIC & ORGANIC CHEMISTRY5 Units
An introductory course covering basic principles of chemistry more descriptive than quantitative in emphasis. Topics include atomic structure, the periodic table, the three states of matter, energy, chemical bonding in ionic and molecular compounds, nomenclature, measurement and the metric system, chemical reactions and equations, solutions, acids, bases, salts and electrolyte systems. Primarily intended for students entering the allied health field including: nursing, veterinary technology, dental assistant, dental hygiene, biotechnology, primary care associate, radiation therapy technology, radiological technology, respiratory therapy, and pharmaceutical technology.
Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the mathematics placement test or MATH 217 or 220.
Advisory: UC will grant transfer credit for a maximum of one course from the following: CHEM 25, 30A or 30B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Natural Sciences
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 30B SURVEY OF ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY5 Units
Basic principles of organic chemistry and biological chemistry. Topics include organic chemistry nomenclature, functional groups, and an introduction to structure and properties of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins and enzymes. An overview of metabolism will also be given. Primarily intended for students entering the allied health field including: nursing, dental hygiene, and biotechnology.
Prerequisite: CHEM 30A.
Advisory: UC will grant transfer credit for a maximum of one course from the following: CHEM 25, 30A or 30B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU and UC
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CHEM 70 STUDY SKILLS & PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES FOR CHEM 1A2 Units
This course focuses on two objectives: (1) Development of study skills and strategies needed to succeed in a college level science course including listening and note taking skills, time management, use of textbooks, management of effective study sessions and study groups, managing lecture and laboratory work, analyzing figures and graphs, test preparation and test taking strategies. (2) Development of analytical reasoning strategies, critical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities with a focus on topics the student must master in CHEM 1A in order to succeed in subsequent courses, CHEM 1B and 1C.
Corequisite: CHEM 1A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Summer quarter.