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Chemistry Courses

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

CHEM 102 General Chemistry II

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

A fundamental course for non-science majors requiring a laboratory science, including simple chemical computations, structure of matter, chemical equations, equilibrium, the nature of organic compounds, basic biochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory covers basic techniques and illustrates principles presented in class. Does not satisfy the requirements for Science, Engineering or Chemical Technology program students who should take CHEM 121-122. Students must be ENGL 101 ready.
Prerequisite for CHEM 102: CHEM 101 or CHEM 110 with a grade of “C” or better.
Additional course fee (CHEM 101 and CHEM 102): $225.

CHEM 103 General Chemistry I

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

CHEM 104 General Chemistry II

3-0-3
Credit Hours: 3

Lecture content is the same as CHEM 101-102. (See the course description under CHEM 101-102.) This is offered only as a distance education course without a laboratory. Students who require a laboratory should take CHEM 101-102. Prerequisite for CHEM 103: Students must be ENGL 101 ready.
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: $225.

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: MATH 118 placement and ENGL 101 ready.
Additional course fee: $225.

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: $225.

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

CHEM 122 College Chemistry II

3-3-4
Credit Hours: 4

Atomic structure, classification of matter, chemical and physical properties of the different states of matter, driving forces for chemical reactions, types and geometry of chemical bonds, periodic law, equilibrium chemistry, inorganic chemistry of several groups of elements and an introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory covers introductory quantitative techniques, equilibrium chemistry and the qualitative analysis of the more important anions and cations.
Prerequisites: CHEM 110 with a "C" or better and MATH 118. CHEM 121 with grade of “C” or better is prerequisite to CHEM 122. For Science, Engineering, pre-professional and Chemical Technology program students.
Additional course fee (CHEM 121 and CHEM 122): $225.

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 Instrumental Analysis

3-4-5
Credit Hours: 5

This course covers the theory and application of instrumentation in analytic chemistry with emphasis on spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques. Laboratory includes proton and C-13 nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, x-ray fluorescence, mass spectrometry, atomic absorption, gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography and computer applications.
Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a grade of “C” or better. Only offered in the spring semester.
Additional course fee: $225.

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I

3-4-5
Credit Hours: 5

CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II

3-4-5
Credit Hours: 5

Chemistry of the more important classes of organic compounds; nomenclature, structure, reactions, methods of synthesis and identification. Current theoretical concepts of structure and mechanism are applied throughout the course to the interpretation of the properties and reactions of the carbon skeleton and important functional groups. Substances representative of the various classes of organic compounds are prepared in the laboratory. Identification, using infrared and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Prerequisite for CHEM 221: CHEM 122 with a grade of “C” or better, or permission of the department head.
Prerequisite for CHEM 222: CHEM 221 with grade of “C” or better or permission of the department head.
Additional course fee (CHEM 221 and CHEM 222): $225.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.