Chemistry

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

CHEM100 : Introduction to College Chemistry

Study of the basic principles of chemistry for the student with little or no chemistry background. Topics include: mathematics review, significant figures, scientific notation, scientific method, the metric system, problem solving, dimensional analysis, classification of matter, chemical bonding, atomic theory, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, acid-base reactions, and equilibrium reactions. Topics are introduced in the lecture and reinforced in the laboratory. This course is appropriate for students in health sciences, pre-science, or non-science curricula. Will not serve as a prerequisite for upper-level chemistry offerings. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

ENGL080 and MATH073 or MATH074 or MATH099 with a grade of C or better or Placement test score or SAT score. This is a one-semester course for non-science majors.

CHEM110 : General Chemistry I

General theories and principles of chemistry are introduced and emphasized in the lecture and reinforced in the laboratory. Topics include mathematic review, significant figures, scientific notation, scientific method, the metric system, problem solving, dimensional analysis, nomenclature, chemical equations, stoichiometry, heats of reaction, calorimetry, Hess’s Laws, gas laws, atomic and molecular theory, structure and chemical bonding. Meets General Education requirement for Science.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

ENGL080 and MATH074 or MATH099 with a grade of C or better or Placement Test score or SAT score. This is a two-semester sequence (with CHEM111) recommended for science majors who intend to transfer to four-year institutions.

CHEM111 : General Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM110-General Chemistry I. Topics include solution chemistry, molecular weight determination, concentration, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium systems (Ka, Kb, Ksp), qualitative and instrumental analysis, acid-base chemistry, redox reactions, electrochemistry, nuclear, organic, polymer and biochemistry.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHEM110 with a C or better. This is a two-semester sequence (with CHEM110) recommended for science majors who intend to transfer to four-year institutions.

CHEM210 : Organic Chemistry I

Modern theories of molecular structure, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of organic compounds are introduced. Topics include classification and nomenclature of organic compounds, stereochemistry, hydrocarbons, halogenated hydrocarbons, and spectroscopy. Laboratory sessions will emphasize techniques for the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHEM111 with a grade of C or better

CHEM211 : Organic Chemistry II

Continuation of CHEM210-Organic Chemistry I. Topics include carbonyl chemistry, aromatic hydrocarbons, phenols, amines, proteins and carbohydrates. Laboratory will emphasize synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic identification of organic compounds.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHEM210 with a grade of C or better