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Chemistry Course Descriptions

CHM 101   Introduction to Chemistry ...   3

Prerequisites: One of the following must be completed: MAT 098, ASMNT A121

Introduction to basic principles of chemistry, including measurements and problem-solving, atomic theory, chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, molecular structure, properties of gases, liquids, and solids, acid-base chemistry, and oxidation-reduction chemistry.

Corequisites: CHM 103

CHM 103   Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory ...   1

Hands-on course with emphasis on proper laboratory techniques and experimental activities that illustrate concepts studied in CHM 101.

Corequisites: CHM 101

CHM 106   Chemistry for Allied Health ...   4

Prerequisites: MAT 098

This is a one-semester lab and lecture course providing students with basic concepts in general, organic, and biological chemistry. It will assist students in problem-solving skills and significantly emphasize the applications of chemistry to human health. This is not a general education course for the AA Degree.

CHM 115   General Chemistry I ...   5

Prerequisites: 1 year of High School Chemistry or CHM 101 or equivalent and MAT 121 with a grade of C or better.

Study of how compounds are formed and named, chemical equations, calculations and problem-solving involving elements, compounds and chemical equations including stoichiometry, thermochemistry; properties of gases, solids, solutions, and acids and bases. Experiments introduce basic lab skills and aspects of qualitative and quantitative analysis.

CHM 116   General Chemistry II ...   5

Prerequisites: CHM 115 with a grade of C or better; or CHM 110 & 113 with a grade of C or better; and MAT 160 or higher.

Continuation of Chemistry I.  Includes study of chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry, complex ions, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry.  Experiments continue to introduce and improve laboratory skills and problem solving.

CHM 222   Quantitative Analysis ...   3

Prerequisites: CHM 116, with a grade of C or better.

Principles and practice of quantitative chemistry including descriptive statistics; equilibria pertaining to acid-base, complexometric, redox and solubility; volumetric analysis; spectrophotometric analysis and an introduction to chromatography.

CHM 240   Organic Chemistry I ...   3

Prerequisites: CHM 116, with a grade of C or better.

Introduction to structure, nomenclature, properties, synthesis and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic carbon compounds.

CHM 241   Organic Chemistry II ...   3

Prerequisites: CHM 240, with a grade of C or better.

Continuation of study of structure, nomenclature, properties, synthesis and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic carbon compounds with emphasis on chemistry of carbonyl compounds.

Corequisites: CHM 243

CHM 243   Organic Chemistry I Laboratory ...   2

Prerequisites: CHM 240, with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Hands-on introduction to laboratory techniques and procedures of organic synthesis and identification.

Corequisites: CHM 241