Chemistry Courses

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CHM 101 General Chemistry I

This course examines the fundamental laws of chemistry and atomic structure, with an emphasis on chemical calculations and quantitative relationships. Hours: 39 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 099, an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

CHM 102 General Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHM 101, including chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and organic chemistry. Hours: 39 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 101 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring and summer. (4.0 Credits)

CHM 105 General Chemistry I

This course examines the fundamental laws of chemistry and atomic structure, with an emphasis on chemical calculations and quantitative relationships. Hours: 39 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: MTH 099 with a grade of "C" or better, an acceptable mathematics placement test score or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall and spring. (4.0 Credits)

CHM 106 General Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHM 105, including chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and organic chemistry. Hours: 39 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 105 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring and summer. (4.0 Credits)

CHM 107 Laboratory Safety

This course serves to develop the skills needed for students to work with chemicals in a confident and responsible way. Emphasis is placed on safety precautions and emergency procedures used in case of a chemical accident. Hours: 15 lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 106 with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CPR Certification. Usually offered in the fall. (1.0 Credit)

CHM 201 Organic Chemistry I

This course involves the systematic study of the compounds of carbon, including their organization, preparation and typical reactions. Classes of compounds studied include aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers and epoxides. Hours: 39 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 106 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the fall. (4.0 Credits)

CHM 202 Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHM 201 and includes the study of carbon-containing compounds, such as aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and other carbonyl compounds. The focus is on the mechanism and stereochemistry of these compounds. Mass spectrometry, and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, are also explored in the identification of these compounds. Hours: 39 lecture and 39 laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 201 with a grade of "C" or better or permission of the department head. Laboratory fee: $30. Usually offered in the spring. (4.0 Credits)

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