This course helps develop a strong foundation of mathematics required to be successful in CHEM101. Topics include foundational arithmetic operations, basic algebra, dimensional analysis, graphing, and solving word problems. This course is recommended for students with a C grade in MATH095 currently enrolled in CHEM101.
Prerequisite: MATH095 (C or better) or Math Placement Test score of 5
This lecture and laboratory course introduces some basics of chemistry for students with inadequate preparation for Chemistry I. The development of skills for solving quantitative (numerical) problems is emphasized. Topics include measurement, basic chemical concepts and theories, and nomenclature of simple ionic and covalent compounds.
Prerequisite: MATH103 (C or better)
This lecture and laboratory course examines basic principles of general and organic chemistry. Topics include nature of matter, measurement, dimensional analysis, atomic structure, bonding, properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions, chemical reactions, acids and bases, hydrocarbons, functional groups, radiochemistry, and nomenclature. Knowledge of arithmetic and basic algebra is essential.
Prerequisite: Prerequisites: MATH095 (C or better) or Math Placement Test score of 5
In this lecture and laboratory course the chemical principles covered in a qualitative manner in Chemistry A (CHEM101) are reviewed quantitatively. The study of important topics in Organic and Biological Chemistry is enhanced. Polymer Chemistry and Industrial Syntheses are introduced.
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (C or better) or CHEM121 (C or better)
This orientation course aids students in gaining perspective for the chemical field and provides basic laboratory skills. Topics include logarithms, plotting and interpretation of graphs, report writing, and library searches. A brief overall view of the chemical industry is presented. Field trips may be taken.
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (C or better)
Science and engineering majors take this lecture and laboratory course to study fundamental theories and principles of chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry, atomic/molecular structure, bonding, states of matter, changes of state, and solutions. A quantitative study of each area is stressed; a strong background in chemistry and mathematics is required.
Prerequisite: MATH120 (C or better) and Chemistry Placement Exam Score of 1
This lecture and laboratory course is a continuation of CHEM121. Topics include molecular shape, chemical reactions, properties of liquids and solids and changes of state, solutions, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Equilibrium topics include gaseous reactions, the ionization of weak acids and bases, hydrolysis of salts, and buffers.
Prerequisite: CHEM121 (C or better)
This lecture and laboratory course is an introduction to the methods and underlying principles involved in the separation and the identification of the components of a mixture. Methods used include selective precipitation, redox, and complex ion formation in solution. Principles affecting the rate and limit of reactions are stressed.
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (B or better), or CHEM121 (C or better), or a grade of C or better in both CHEM101 and CHEM102
The preparation, properties, and reactions of the more important classes of carbon compounds are studied in this lecture and laboratory course. Emphasis is on reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and functional group characteristics. The laboratory stresses synthetic methods and techniques. Compounds are analyzed using classical and instrumental methods.
Prerequisite: CHEM122 (C or better), or CHEM220 (C or better), or a grade of B+ or better in both CHEM101 and CHEM102
This course is a continuation of Chemistry 221 with an emphasis on aromatic and carbonyl chemistry. Spectroscopy and chromatography are integrated into the lecture and laboratory. Compounds are analyzed using classical and instrumental methods.
Prerequisite: CHEM221 (C or better)
The principles and applications of gravimetric and volumetric analysis are reviewed in this lecture and laboratory course. Topics include the theory for selecting various analytical methods, separation techniques - precipitation, extraction and complexation, sources of error, data handling, and error analysis. Solving numerical problems is emphasized.
Prerequisite: CHEM144 (C or better), or CHEM122 (C or better), or a grade of C or better in both MATH103 and CHEM102
This is a lecture course for students majoring in chemistry, biology or pre-allied health. Emphasis will be placed on the chemistry of biomolecules and their utilization in intermediary metabolism. The principles of bioenergetics and the integration of metabolic control are developed.
Prerequisite: CHEM122 (C or better); or CHEM220 (C or better); or a grade of C or better in both CHEM121 and BIOL121, plus CHEM122 as a co-requisite
Corequisite: See prerequisites
This course provides on-the-job experience and observation in a field directly related to the student's academic preparation and career objectives. Periodic meetings between College Coordinator and student are held to review actual experience and observation in light of theory and skills learned academically.
Prerequisite: 24 college credit hours must be completed, with a minimum of 12 chemistry credits. Student must have a GPA of at least 2.5 earned in the chemistry courses.