Chemistry

Preparatory Chemistry (formerly CHEM090)

CHEM100

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH103 (C or better)
Corequisite: MATH120

Chemistry A

CHEM101

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH095 (C or better) or Math Placement Test score of 5
Corequisite: None

Chemistry B

CHEM102

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (C or better) or CHEM121 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Chemical Technology

CHEM103

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.

2 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Introduction to Environmental Chemistry

CHEM104

This course is an introductory study of environmental science from a chemistry perspective. Topics include environmental pollution of soil, water and air, and methods for abating this pollution. Students will travel locally to obtain and test samples and visit waste management and pollution measurement facilities.

3 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Chemistry I

CHEM121

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: MATH120 (C or better) and Chemistry Placement Exam Score of 1
Corequisite: None

Chemistry II

CHEM122

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM121 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Chemical Reactions, Separations and Identifications

CHEM144

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (B or better), or CHEM121 (C or better), or a grade of C or better in both CHEM101 and CHEM102
Corequisite: None

Survey of Organic Chemistry

CHEM220

The structure, synthesis, and reactivity of mono- and poly-functional carbon containing compounds are covered in one semester in this lecture and laboratory course. The laboratory stresses one-step synthesis using a variety of organic laboratory techniques.

5 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM101 (B or better); or CHEM121 (C or better); or a grade of C or better in both CHEM101 and CHEM102
Corequisite: None

Organic Chemistry I

CHEM221

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.

5 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM122 (C or better) or CHEM220 (C or better) or a grade of B+ or better in both CHEM101 and CHEM102
Corequisite: None

Organic Chemistry II

CHEM222

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.

5 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM221 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Quantitative Analysis

CHEM230

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.

4 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM144 (C or better); or CHEM122 (C or better); or a grade of C or better in both MATH103 and CHEM102
Corequisite: None

Biochemistry

CHEM242

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.

3 credits
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

Chemistry III - Analytical Chemistry

CHEM244

The concepts of structure and bonding, chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, and chemical thermodynamics to quantitative analysis and to the study of the chemistry of the elements are applied to this lecture and laboratory course. Laboratory techniques include volumetric, gravimetric, and spectrophotometric analysis; electroanalysis, chromatographic analysis, and statistical error analysis.

5 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM122 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Instrumental Analysis

CHEM245

This lecture and laboratory course is an introduction to principles and methods of analysis of industrial materials using appropriate instrumentation. Topics include theory and criteria for choosing instrumentation, sample preparation, chemical separations, spectrophotometers, chromatographs, fluorometer, atomic absorption spectrometer, and electrochemical instruments. Computerized data acquisition will be used when available.

4 credits
Prerequisite: CHEM230 (C or better)
Corequisite: None

Cooperative Education: Chemistry

CHEM280

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.

3 credits
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.
Corequisite: None