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Chemistry Courses

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4


A fundamental course for non-science majors requiring a laboratory science. Does not satisfy the requirements for Biology, Chemistry or Engineering program students who should take CHEM 121-122. Topics covered include measurement; elements and compounds; properties of matter; early atomic theory and structure; nomenclature of inorganic compounds; quantitative composition of compounds; chemical equations and calculations; modern atomic theory and the periodic table; chemical bonds; the gaseous state of matter; liquids; chemical equilibrium; oxidation-reduction. Laboratory covers basic techniques and illustrates principles presented in class.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4


A continuation of CHEM 101. A fundamental course for non-science majors requiring a laboratory science. Does not satisfy the requirements for Biology, Chemistry or Engineering program students who should take CHEM 121-122. Topics covered include water and solutions; acids & bases; introduction to organic chemistry; alkanes; unsaturated hydrocarbons; lipids; carbohydrates; amino acids; nucleic acids. Laboratory covers basic techniques and illustrates principles presented in class.
Prerequisite: CHEM 101 or CHEM 110 with a grade of "C" or better.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 103 General Chemistry I

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3


A fundamental course for non-science majors without a laboratory component. Lecture content is the same as CHEM 101 (see the course description under CHEM 101). This is offered only as a distance education course. Students who require a laboratory should take CHEM 101.

CHEM 104 General Chemistry II

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

A continuation of CHEM 103. A fundamental course for non-science majors without a laboratory component. Lecture content is the same as CHEM 102 (see the course description under CHEM 102). This is offered only as a distance education course. Students who require a laboratory should take CHEM 102.
Prerequisite for CHEM 104: CHEM 103 or CHEM 101 or CHEM 110, with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 105 Inquiry into Chemistry

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

This is a one semester introductory chemistry course with laboratory. The topics will include the history of chemistry, the periodic table, bonding, the mole, energy, gases, acid-base-salt and water. The course will emphasize a discovery approach in which the student will learn to interpret laboratory observations in the manner of a real world scientist. The experiments will be less prescribed and more open to interpretation with the goal of appreciating chemistry more as a rational field of inquiry than as a fixed set of rules. The course is particularly appropriate for Liberal Arts and Education majors. Offered only in the fall and spring semesters.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 ready.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

Fundamental laws and theories of chemistry. Metric system, introduction to matter, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic table, chemical reactions and equations, gases, solutions, pH and introductory organic chemistry. Scientific notation, the use of conversion factors and problem-solving are stressed. A laboratory science course for Allied Health students and Fire Science students, as well as students who need additional preparation prior to taking CHEM 121-122.
Prerequisites: FNMT 118 or MATH 118 placement and ENGL 101 ready.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 118 Introduction to Biochemistry

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

Introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. Emphasis is placed on biologically important chemical compounds, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, hormones, vitamins and their reaction mechanisms in living organisms. Energy transformations in the cell, the structure and function of nucleic acids, drugs, radiation in human life and an introduction to nutrition and food additives are also included. Laboratory experiments cover important reactions of biochemical compounds. Designed for Allied Health students.
Prerequisites: CHEM 101, CHEM 110 or CHEM 121 with a grade of "C" or better.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 120 Chemistry Laboratory

0-3-1
Credit Hours: 1

This course is intended to provide a laboratory experience for those students who have successfully completed a Chemistry lecture course (as verified by transcript) without a simultaneous laboratory experience. The course consists of laboratory experiments designed to supplement and enhance the content of the associated three credit hour Chemistry lecture course.
Prerequisite:
CHEM 103 or CHEM 104 with a grade of "C" or better, or a CHEM lecture course from a transfer institution with a grade of "C" or better; permission of the department head.
Additional course fee: $115.

CHEM 121 College Chemistry I

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4


A transfer level chemistry course for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and pre-professional program students requiring a laboratory science. Topics covered include matter, measurement, and problem solving; atoms and elements; molecules, compounds, and chemical reactions; chemical quantities and aqueous reactions; gases; thermochemistry; the quantum-mechanical model of the atom; periodic properties of the elements; chemical bonding (the Lewis model & molecular shapes), valence bond theory, and molecular orbital theory; liquids, solids, and intermolecular forces. Laboratory experiments demonstrate many of the principles presented in lecture and allow students to practice basic laboratory techniques, careful observation and the rigorous treatment of experimental data.
Prerequisites: CHEM 110 with a "C" or better and FNMT 118 or MATH 118.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 122 College Chemistry II

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

A continuation of CHEM 121. A transfer level chemistry course for Science, Engineering, pre-professional and Chemical Technology program students requiring a laboratory science. Topics covered include solutions; thermodynamics; kinetics; equilibrium in gaseous systems; acid-base equilibrium; solubility equilibrium; redox reactions; electrochemistry. Laboratory experiments demonstrate many of the principles presented in lecture and allow students to continue to practice basic laboratory techniques, careful observation and the rigorous treatment of experimental data.
Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with grade of "C" or better.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 203 Basic Pharmacology

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Introduces students to the science of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on the mechanisms of action for selected drugs from each pharmacological class, their therapeutic value, adverse reactions, pharmacodynamics, routes of administration, metabolism and excretion as they are related to specific disease processes. Provisions of U.S. drug law and enforcement agencies are reviewed.
Prerequisite: BIOL 110.

CHEM 214 Chemical Analysis

3-4-5
Credit Hours: 5

This course presents the theory and application of qualitative and quantitative analysis, with an emphasis on quantitative methods. The course includes laboratory work in which students will gain hands-on experience with analytical methods and instrumentation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or better and MATH 162 with a grade of "C" or better.
Only offered in the spring semester.
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I

3-4-5
Credit Hours: 5


An upper level organic chemistry course for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and pre-professional program students requiring one or more semesters of organic chemistry. Topics covered include structure, synthesis, reactivity and stereochemistry of organic compounds (especially alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, cycloalkenes and alkynes); free radical substitution, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, ionic addition and free radical addition reactions; principles of organic spectroscopy; stereochemistry; introductory kinetics and reaction mechanisms. Substances representative of the various classes of organic compounds are prepared and analyzed in the laboratory.
Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with a grade of "C" or better. 
Additional course fee: $260.

CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II

3-4-5
Credit Hours: 5

A continuation of CHEM 221. An upper level organic chemistry course for Biology, Chemistry, Engineering and pre-professional program students requiring one or more semesters of organic chemistry. Topics covered include infrared spectroscopy; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; ethers and epoxides; conjugated systems; aromatic compounds and their reactions; carboxylic acids and their derivatives; ketone and aldehydes; amines; additions and condensation of enols and enolate ions. Substances representative of the various classes of organic compounds are prepared and analyzed in the laboratory.
Prerequisite for CHEM 222: CHEM 221 with grade of "C" or better.
Additional course fee: $260.