Chem 1B is a second semester course in college general chemistry addressing chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, coordination chemistry, and a brief introduction to organic chemistry. Chem 1A is a prerequisite for Chem 1B. Chem 1B is in turn a prerequisite for sophomore organic courses Chem 12A and Chem 12B (currently offered at Laney and Merritt Colleges). These four courses, Chem 1A, 1B, 12A, and 12B, taken sequentially, are necessary background for any academic or career path in the sciences.
Chem 1B classroom and lab locations are now on Zoom.
Use the links below to access course materials for Peter Olds’ section of Chem 1B: