Academic Catalog

Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 010  Preparatory Chemistry  (3 credits)  

This preparatory courses is designed to permit access to other science courses. Basic principles of atomic structure and chemical change are presented as a foundation for the study of freshman chemistry or biology. May not be used to meet the graduation requirements.

Prerequisite(s): (MATH 023) or (MATH 024) or (MATH 010)

CHEM 100  Chemistry for Changing Times (GL)  (4 credits)  

A course for nonscience majors which allows students to enter the fascinating world of chemistry, the science of molecular change. Students gain an understanding of basic chemical principles and applications that promote an appreciation for the interface between chemistry, technology and society. Topics include air and water pollution, the natural world of organic-biochemistry, food, agriculture, nutrition, synthetic materials, drugs, medicine, nuclear power and radioactivity. The course includes a total of 45 lecture and 30 laboratory hours per semester. Course fee.

CHEM 111  General Chemistry I (GL)  (4 credits)  

An introduction for students requiring a full year of chemistry. The structure of matter and its behavior from a chemical perspective is presented. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, periodic relationships, principles of chemical reactions, and properties of state and solutions. The laboratory illustrates the principles discussed in lecture. Course includes 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of laboratory per semester. In addition, it is recommended that students have completed one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 010. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 023 or MATH 026 or (MATH 018) or (MATH 101) or (MATH 109) or (MATH 203) or (MATH 103) or (MATH 102) or (MATH 216) or (MATH 204)

CHEM 112  General Chemistry II A (GL)  (4 credits)  

The second semester course for students who require a full year of chemistry. Topics are chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, acid-base theory, nuclear reactions, and an introduction to basic principles and structures in organic and biochemistry. The laboratory consists of applications of topics discussed in lecture and introduction to the qualitative analysis of some common metals and nonmetals. Course includes 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of laboratory per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111

CHEM 114  General Chemistry IIB (GL)  (4 credits)  

The second semester course for students who require one year of chemistry for transfer to Nursing or Physical Therapy and Allied Health programs. A survey of additional chemical principles, acids, bases and buffers, nuclear chemistry with special emphasis given to organic chemistry, a study of the chemistry of carbon compound---hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and esters---and the chemistry of the major classes of biologically important compounds. The course meets for a total of 45 lecture and 45 laboratory hours per semester. Usually offered in spring semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 111

CHEM 135  Chemistry for Engineers  (4 credits)  

Chemistry for Engineers is a one-semester course, with laboratory, covering general chemistry topics designed specifically for engineering students. Topics include atomic/molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and gas laws. A mathematical approach will be used throughout the course emphasizing data acquisition and manipulation, uncertainty and significant figures. The course includes an introduction to basic laboratory techniques, obtaining measurements, and safety. This course is for non-chemical engineering students; science majors needs to complete the CHEM 111 - CHEM 112 sequence. This course meets 45 lecture/discussion hours and 45 laboratory hours. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 026

CHEM 204  Analytical Chemistry  (4 credits)  

An introduction to the basic theories and techniques of analytical chemistry for the science major. Gravimetric, volumetric, and common instrumental techniques are included. The course meets for a total of 30 hours of lecture and 60 hours of laboratory per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112

CHEM 207  Organic Chemistry I  (4 credits)  

This course, along with CHEM 208, presents a comprehensive survey of organic chemistry. The first semester stresses the physical and chemical properties of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons. Emphasis is given to organic nomenclature, synthesis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and spectroscopy of organic compounds. The laboratory illustrates the common techniques used in the preparation, purification and characterization of typical compounds. Course includes 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of laboratory per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112

CHEM 208  Organic Chemistry II  (4 credits)  

A continuation of CHEM 207, this course covers the alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and their derivatives and selected special topics. Syntheses and reaction mechanisms are stressed throughout the course. The laboratory includes organic syntheses and an introduction to organic qualitative analysis. Course includes 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of laboratory per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 207