Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry I

Course Description

This is a two-part course to be taken in sequence by students entering the allied health fields. The focus of the first part of this course is an introduction to general chemistry with a discussion of various measurement tools, followed by a discussion of energy and matter, and the discovery of an atom. The next set of topics will cover an introduction to elements, compounds, and types of bonding in compounds, followed by various types of chemical reactions and stoichiometric calculations based on chemical equations. The course will discuss the properties of gases and solutions and concludes with a discussion of acid-base chemistry and nuclear chemistry.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
21591 CHEM 30A 02Z ·T·R··· 11:30 AM-01:20 PM Sol Parajon Puenzo ONLINE
···R··· 09:00 AM-10:50 AM
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

CHEM-030A-02Z:Fully ONLINE. This online lecture, laboratory class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: . The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at .

Course Details

5 Units
Four hours lecture, three hours laboratory (84 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


(See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.) Prerequisite: MATH 114 or MATH 130 or equivalent. Advisory: EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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