Chemistry Courses

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CHEM 90
Chemistry Special Lab (1-3)

Tutorial lab for students enrolled in chemistry classes; designed to help with any type of problem concerning the field of chemistry. Prerequisite: Enrollment in any chemistry class.

CHEM& 110
Chemical Concepts With Lab (5)

A non-science majors lab course. Presents basic chemical principles and examines contemporary social and environmental role of chemistry. Prerequisite: ENGL 099 or EAP 099 with 2.0 or better, or placement into ENGL& 101, or instructor permission. Student option grading.

CHEM& 121
Intro to Chemistry (5)

A general introduction to chemistry focusing on applications to health and life sciences for allied health fields. Introduces simplified atomic/molecular theory & the quantitative/qualitative relationships in the chemistry of solutions, gases, liquids, solids & their reactions. Mandatory 2-hour lab is taken concurrently.

CHEM& 131
Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry (5)

Emphasis on chemical systems/processes as they influence living systems. Study of organic compounds: properties/reactions of functional groups, lipids, proteins & carbohydrates. Intro to enzymes & neurotransmitters. Weekly lab explores reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohols, acids, & amines.

CHEM 171
General-Inorganic Chemistry I (4)

First course of three quarters of Gen. Chem. for science and engineering majors. Includes scientific measurement, atomic structure, nomenclature, stoichiometry, aqueous solutions and reactions, gas laws and theory, basic thermodynamics and nuclear chem. Course includes lecture and seminar. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 181 is required.

CHEM 172
General-Inorganic Chemistry II (4)

Second course of three quarters of Gen. Chem. for science and engineering majors. Topics include quantum numbers, orbitals, atomic periodicity, bonding theories, molecular shapes/polarity, liquids & solids, properties of solutions, and basic organic. Course includes lecture and seminar. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 182.Second course of three quarters of Gen. Chem. for science and engineering majors. Topics include quantum numbers, orbitals, atomic periodicity, bonding theories, molecular shapes/polarity, liquids & solids, properties of solutions, and basic organic. Course includes lecture and seminar. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 182.

CHEM 173
General-Inorganic Chemistry III (4)

Third course of three quarters of Gen. Chem. for science and engineering majors. Topics include Kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, buffers, solubility and complex ion equilibrium, entropy, Gibbs energy, electrochemistry & transition metals. Course includes lecture and seminar. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 183.Third course of three quarters of Gen. Chem. for science and engineering majors. Topics include kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, buffers, solubility and complex ion equilibrium, entropy, Gibbs energy, electrochemistry & transition metals. Course includes lecture and seminar. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 183.

CHEM 181
General-Inorganic Chemistry I (Lecture-Lab) (2.5)

Laboratory experimentation is used to reinforce the chemical concepts in CHEM 171. A separate lecture period is required to explain the lab theory, techniques and safety. Due to dangers involved in chemical experimentation, attendance in lecture is mandatory.

CHEM 182
General-Inorganic Chemistry II (Lecture-Lab) (2.5)

This course utilizes laboratory experimentation to reinforce and enhance the chemical concepts discussed in CHEM 172. A separate lecture period is required to explain the lab theory, techniques, and safety. Due to dangers involved in chemical experimentation, attendance in lecture is mandatory.

CHEM 183
General-Inorganic Chemistry III (Lecture-Lab) (2.5)

This course utilizes laboratory experimentation to reinforce and enhance the chemical concepts discussed in CHEM 173. A separate lecture period is required to explain the lab theory, techniques, and safety. Due to dangers involved, attendance in lecture is mandatory.

CHEM& 241
Organic Chemistry I (4)

First course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry with two labs. Structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of the main types of organic compounds. Course requires a lab component and CHEM 271 must be taken concurrently.

CHEM& 242
Organic Chemistry II (4)

Second course for students taking three quarters of organic chemistry with lab. Further discussion of physical & chemical properties of organic molecules, especially aromatic and carbonyl compounds. Course requires a lab component and CHEM 272 must be taken concurrently.

CHEM& 243
Organic Chemistry III (4)

Third course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry. Polyfunctional compounds and natural products, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Course requires a lab component and CHEM 273 must be taken concurrently.

CHEM 255
Introduction to Biochemistry (4)

First of a two-quarter series surveying basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules.

CHEM 256
Introduction to Biochemistry (4)

Second of a two-quarter series surveying basic principles of biochemistry and molecular biology, emphasizing broad understanding of chemical events in living systems in terms of metabolism and structure-function relationships of biologically important molecules.

CHEM 271
Organic Chemistry I Lab (3)

First course of the lab component for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry with lab. Structure, nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of the main types of organic compounds. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 241.

CHEM 272
Organic Chemistry II Lab (3)

Second laboratory course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry with lab. Further discussion of physical properties and transformations of organic molecules, especially aromatic and carbonyl compounds. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 242.

CHEM 273
Organic Chemistry III Lab (3)

Third laboratory course for students planning to take three quarters of organic chemistry with lab. Multistep syntheses, advanced distillation and purification techniques with instrumentation emphasis.

CHEM 297
Individual Project In Chemistry (1)

Individual project in a specific area of CHEM. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

CHEM 298
Individual Project In Chemistry (2)

Individual project in a specific area of CHEM. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

CHEM 299
Individual Project In Chemistry (3)

Individual project in a specific area of CHEM. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.