Courses

CHEM 090
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Developmental in nature, this course is designed to familiarize those students who have a weak background in high school chemistry. This course does not fulfill requirements toward any degree. Prerequisite: MATH-095 or MATH-106 with a “C” grade or better, or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam. An appropriate scientific calculator is required.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CHEM 103
Essential Chemistry
A survey of the basic concepts and principles of chemistry designed for non-science majors. An introduction to the basic language of chemistry, the basic systems of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry, and their application to everyday life and the general ecosystem. Topics may include the chemistry of drugs, household products, energy resources, air resources, and material resources. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in chemistry as well as for those fulfilling a lab science requirement in their degree. One year of high school science expected. Prerequisites: E, M, R. Normally offered each semester.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 5.00

CHEM 107
Human Chemistry
An introduction to the concepts of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry for students in nursing and other Life Science majors. Subjects will include metric units, state of matter, atomic structure, energy transfer, gases, atomic energy, solution concentration, oxidation reduction, acids, bases, and salts. It will briefly cover carbon compounds, biochemical compounds, and metabolic pathways. Application to life situations will be made whenever possible. Prerequisites: M. Normally offered every term.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

CHEM 108
Technical Chemistry
This course is a one-semester general chemistry course. This course emphasizes laboratory techniques and safety, units of measurement, atoms, elements, periodicity, stoichiometry, solutions, acid-base theory, gas laws, thermochemistry, and basic organic chemistry. Not intended for students requiring additional chemistry courses. Prerequisites: One year high school chemistry or CHEM-090 and MATH-105 or MATH-106 with a “C” grade or better or appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam. Permission of instructor required. Normally offered Winter semester.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 7.00

CHEM 110
General Chemistry I
The first semester of a two semester general chemistry course designed to meet the needs of science students. The course covers units of measurement, the structure of atoms, nomenclature, stoichiometric relationships and calculations, bonding, and states of matter. Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM-090 with a "C" or better and MATH- 105 with a "C" or better or appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam. Permission of instructor required.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 7.00

CHEM 112
General Chemistry II
The second semester of a two semester general chemistry course designed to meet the needs of science students. The course covers properties of solutions, chemical equilibria, basic kinetics and thermodynamics, acid/base theory, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM-110 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 5.00  Contact Hrs: 7.00

CHEM 201
Organic Chemistry I
The first semester of a two semester organic chemistry course designed to meet the needs of science students. The course covers a survey of various organic functional groups, stereochemistry, nomenclature and reactions of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and aromaticity. Prerequisites: CHEM-112 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

CHEM 202
Organic Chemistry II
The second semester of a two semester organic chemistry course designed to meet the needs of science students. The course covers a survey of spectroscopic techniques, including Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy, nomenclature and reactions of various organic functional groups, including alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Prerequisite: CHEM-201 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00