Chemistry

Chemistry, a natural science, studies the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems. Courses include organic and inorganic chemistry as well as quantitative analysis. Chemistry courses satisfy general education requirements for the associate degree and lower division transfer and can be used to fulfill some of the major requirements for the physical science associate of science degree.

Faculty

NameOffice Room NumberPhoneEmail
Farahani, Badieh PS 206626-914-8729bfarahani@citruscollege.edu
Farnum, Martin PS 209626-857-4133mfarnum@citruscollege.edu
Miles, Terrence PS 209626-914-8743tmiles@citruscollege.edu
Ryba, David PS 204626-914-8761dryba@citruscollege.edu

Contact Information

Division
Natural, Physical and Health Sciences
Dean
Dr. Eric Rabitoy
Administrative Secretary
Chris Pagano
Division Office
PS 114
Division Phone Number
626-914-8789

Associate Degree

This discipline prepares students to do the following:

  • Formulate knowledge of chemical processes for use in professional fields related to the discipline.
  • Develop knowledge of elements and the synthetic process of compounds as used in the chemistry discipline.
  • Analyze and understand relevant chemical processes as well as related sciences (biology and physics) and logically apply them to the professional disciplines.
  • Utilize the most current technological tools (computers, IR Spectroscopy) to assist in the study and development of processes related to the chemistry discipline.

CHEM 103
College Chemistry
5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; IGETC 5C; CSUGE B1; CSUGE B3; Citrus GE)
72 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MATH 030 or higher.

The first semester of a year program includes chemistry of inorganic compounds; covers topics of nomenclature, stoichiometry, bonding, chemical equations, gas laws, solutions, acids and bases, nuclear processes and chemical equilibrium. Required for students transferring to four-year college nursing programs and students majoring in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and home economics.


CHEM 104
College Chemistry
5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; IGETC 5C; CSUGE B1; CSUGE B3)
72 lecture hours, 72 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 103 or CHEM 110.

The second semester of a year program includes chemistry of organic compounds; covers topics in biochemistry including carbohydrates, fats, proteins, metabolism, nucleic acids, and nutrition. Required for students transferring to four-year college nursing programs and students majoring in physical therapy, occupational therapy and home economics.


CHEM 110
Beginning General Chemistry
5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; IGETC 5C; CSUGE B1; CSUGE B3; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MATH 142 or MATH 150 or higher; MATH 150 may be taken concurrently.

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

An introductory course in the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics covered are those necessary for understanding chemical structure and reactivity, and for scientific calculations. There is an emphasis on laboratory work and communication skills. The course is designed for science and engineering majors, pre-medical students, and as a general education class.


CHEM 111
General Chemistry
5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; IGETC 5C; CSUGE B1; CSUGE B3; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): MATH 142 or MATH 150 or higher; CHEM 110 or passing score on Chemistry Placement Test.

A general course in the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics covered include periodicity, stoichiometry, nomenclature, atomic structure, bonding, chemical calculations, thermodynamics, intermolecular forces, gases and organic chemistry. The course is designed for all science and engineering majors and pre-medical students.


CHEM 112
General Chemistry
5 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; IGETC 5C; CSUGE B1; CSUGE B3; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours, 126 lab hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111.

A general course in the fundamental principles of chemistry. CHEM 112 is a continuation of CHEM 111 and includes topics of equilibrium, kinetics, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, nuclear processes, coordination chemistry and thermodynamics.


CHEM 202
Organic Chemistry II with Lab
4 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; IGETC 5C; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours, 54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 201.

The second semester of organic chemistry for pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. The course includes properties of aromatic compounds, aldehyde, ketones, acid derivatives and NMR. The lab includes synthesis and IR analysis of selected organic compounds.


CHEM 210
Organic Chemistry A
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; CSUGE B1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112.

A course in organic chemistry including the properties and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, thiols, emphasizing fundamental principles and reaction mechanism, stereochemistry and IR spectroscopy. First semester of a one-year course, required for students enrolled in pre-professional programs in medicine, denistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, biology, and chemistry. CHEM 211L required concurrently for most stated majors.


CHEM 211L
Organic Chemistry A Laboratory
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 210 (or concurrent enrollment) and CHEM 112.

Introduction to organic laboratory techniques such as melting point, crystallization, distillation, thin layer chromatography, extraction. Synthesis of an ether and an alkene.


CHEM 220
Organic Chemistry B
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC; IGETC 5A; CSUGE B1; Citrus GE)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 210.

A course in organic chemistry including the properties and reactions of aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid derivatives, enols, enolates, amines, NMR. Second semester course required for students in pre-professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, biology, and chemistry. CHEM 221L is required concurrently for most of the stated majors.


CHEM 221L
Organic Chemistry B Laboratory
1 Unit (AA/AS; CSU; UC; Citrus GE)
54 lab hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 210 and CHEM 211L; CHEM 220 (or concurrent enrollment).

Synthesis of selected organic compounds, including multi-step processes, techniques of column chromatography, IR spectroscopy.


CHEM 698A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
60 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.


CHEM 698B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
120 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.


CHEM 698C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
180 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course desinged to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.


CHEM 698D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
240 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course desinged to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of volunteer employment or training sites.


CHEM 699A
Cooperative Education
1 Unit (AA/AS)
75 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of paid employment or training sites.


CHEM 699B
Cooperative Education
2 Units (AA/AS)
150 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of paid employment or training sites.


CHEM 699C
Cooperative Education
3 Units (AA/AS)
225 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of paid employment or training sites.


CHEM 699D
Cooperative Education
4 Units (AA/AS)
300 lab hours arranged

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

The student must be simultaneously enrolled in a class that relates to the Cooperative Education class. A course designed to assist students in planning and accomplishing meaningful learning objectives related to Chemistry at their place of paid employment or training sites.