This course is a descriptive course in inorganic and organic chemistry. Topics include the metric system of measurement; chemical symbols, formulas and nomenclature systems; chemical equations; physical properties including density, solubility and states of matter; chemical properties; acids, bases, buffers and pH; basic principles of equilibrium and an introduction to radioactivity. Organic topics focus on functional group identification including hydrocarbons, organic halides, alcohols, ketones, acids, esters, amines, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
This course is designed for Nursing and other Allied Health majors, students in environmentally hazardous materials, elementary education or liberal arts who do not intend to take Chemistry 101.
TEXTBOOK: K. C. Timberlake, An Introductory to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry, 11th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2012.
UC Transfer Credit Limit: A maximum of one course from Chemistry 51 or 60. No credit for Chemistry 51 or 60 if taken after Chemistry 101.
PREREQUISITE: Mathematics or one year of high school Algebra with a "C" or better
Student Learning Outcomes:
At the end of the semester the student will:
- Be familiar with fundamental concepts of chemistry and technical and abstract scientific ideas, which you can utilize to enlarge upon and enrich your own personal experiences
- Be able to apply appropriate mathematics in the solution of various chemical problems