Chemistry

 

Following are course descriptions. Check the Annual Schedule to plan your schedule.

 

CHEMISTRY 090
Chemistry Special Lab (3)

Tutorial lab for students enrolled in chemistry classes; designed tohelp with any type of problem concerning the field of chemistry. Prerequisite: Enrollment in any chemistry class. Mandatory P/NC grading.

CHEMISTRY & 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 100 or ESL 100 with 2.0 or better, or test placement into ENGL& 101 or instructor permission. Student option grading.

CHEMISTRY & 121
Intro to Chemistry (5)

Basic chemistry to supplement/replace high school chemistry for non-science majors. 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. Prerequisite: MATH 099 with 2.0 or better AND placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY & 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. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 with a minimum grade of 2.0 and placement into ENGL& 101. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: Recent high school chemistry or CHEM& 121 with a 2.0 or better and ENGL 100, ESL 100, or placement into ENGL& 101 and placement into MAH& 141; or Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 171/181 with grades of 2.0 or better and placement into ENGL& 101 and placement into MATH& 141 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 172/182, ENGL& 101 and MATH&141 with grades of 2.0 or better or Instctor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 171 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 172 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 173 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY & 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 173/183 and ENGL& 101 with minimum grades of 2.0; or Instructor Permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY & 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. Prerequisite: CHEM& 241/CHEM 271 with minimum grades of 2.0 or Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY & 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. Prerequisite: CHEM& 242/CHEM 272 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 255
Introduction to Biochemistry (3)

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. Prerequisite: CHEM& 243(may be taken concurrently)and BIOL&211 with a 2.0 or higher or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 256
Introduction to Biochemistry (3)

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. Prerequisite: CHEM 255 with a 2.0 or higher or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 173/183 and ENGL& 101 with minimum grades of 2.0 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Prerequisite: CHEM& 241/CHEM 271 with minimum grades of 2.0 or Instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 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. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 243. Prerequisite: CHEM&242/272 with minimum grades of 2.0 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

CHEMISTRY 297
Individual Project in Chemistry (1)

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

CHEMISTRY 298
Individual Project in Chemistry (2)

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

CHEMISTRY 299
Individual Project in Chemistry (3)

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