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Chemistry Curriculum

SPECIAL NOTE -- If you intend to Transfer
Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree at Irvine Valley College may not be the same as those required for completing the major at a transfer institution offering a baccalaureate degree. If you plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should consult the catalog of your prospective transfer institution (see the IVC Transfer Center for assistance) and schedule an appointment with an IVC counselor to develop a plan of study before you begin your program.

Course Offerings

  • General Chemistry (Chem 1A, 5 units)
  • General Chemistry (Chem 1B, 5 units)
  • Fundamental Chemistry (Chem 3, 4 units)
  • Introduction to General and Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (Chem 4, 5 units)
  • Organic Chemistry (Chem 12A, 5 units)
  • Organic Chemistry (Chem 12B, 5 units)
  • Basics of Chemistry (Chem 106, 2 units)


  • Infrared Spectrophotometer (Fourier transform)
  • Ultraviolet-Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Proton and Carbon-13 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatographs (capillary)
  • pH meters
  • Spec-20 spectrophotometers
  • Digital melting point equipment
  • Small, mini, and microscale laboratory capability


Lianna Zhao, MD
Dean, Physical Sciences & Technologies

T: 949-451-5561 
O: LSB 202

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