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CHEM&110|Chemical Concepts w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly CHM 100

Basic introduction to chemical principles as they apply to the structure and behavior of matter. Illustrations from everyday life, environmental topics, medicine, and biochemistry are used to illustrate chemical principles. Topics include: measurement in science, atoms, molecules, nuclear chemistry, and current chemical issues such as energy, polymers, or foods and drugs among others. Assumes no previous chemistry background. Course intended for non-science majors and may be used to fulfill the general science requirement for the AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 050, 060, 062, 096 or higher.

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CHEM&121|Intro to Chemistry w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly CHM 110

Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry with special emphasis on the application of principles to the health sciences. Topics covered include: measurements, energy, atomic structure, chemical bonding, nomenclature, mole concept, stoichiometry, gas laws, liquid and solid states, solutions, equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, oxidation-reduction, and nuclear chemistry. Course intended for students who plan to pursue an associate degree or enter a four-year baccalaureate program in the Health Sciences. May also be used to fulfill the general science requirement for the AA degree.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 050, 060, 062, 094, 097 or higher.

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CHEM&122|Intro to Organic Chemistry w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly CHM 120

Fundamentals of organic chemistry with special emphasis on the application of principles to the health sciences. Topics covered include: saturated, unsaturated, aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols, thiols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, and amides. Each family of compounds are studied with respect to its structure, behavior, and function. Biochemical applications are integrated into this approach.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 121, 140, or 161.

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CHEM&123|Intro to Biochemistry w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly CHM 130

Topics covered include: optical isomerism; structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; protein synthesis, enzymes, hormones; biochemical energetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 122 or 242.

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CHEM&131|Intro to Organic/Biochemistry w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly CHM 135

The course provides the fundamental chemistry of organic compounds in molecules and reactions of living systems. Topics covered include: hydrocarbons, alcohols and thiols, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Universal metabolic pathways that occur in both simple and complex organisms are covered, including: glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, citric acid cycle, electron transport chain, oxidative phosphorylation, fatty acid biosynthesis and degradation, amino acid transamination, and all aspects of the storage and expression of genetic information. This course is designed for students that need a laboratory science class that has a depth of both organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 140 or CHEM& 121.

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CHEM&140|General Chemistry Prep w/ Lab [M/S]

5 Credits

Formerly CHM 101

Introduction to chemical principles, chemical measurements, matter and energy, atomic theory, periodic properties, mole concept, molecules, compounds and chemical bonding, nomenclature and chemical equations, stoichiometry and chemical calculations, gas laws, solids, liquids, phase changes, oxidation-reduction reactions, solutions, reaction rates and chemical equilibrium, and acids/bases. The course is directed toward students needing a knowledge of the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry and planning to obtain a degree in the physical/life science/engineering disciplines. Excellent preparation for CHEM& 161.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in MATH 070, 072, 095 or 098.

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CHEM&161|General Chemistry I w/ Lab [M/S]

6 Credits

Formerly CHM 111

Fundamental concepts in chemistry including matter, measurement, and dimensional analysis, atomic theory, atomic structure, chemical bonding, chemical formulas and nomenclature, mole concept, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, periodic trends, molecular geometry, valence bond theory, molecular orbital theory, chemical instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis. Problem-solving techniques and critical thinking are fundamental in both the lecture and laboratory.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or a satisfactory score on the CHEM& 161 Fitness Exam.

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CHEM&162|General Chemistry II w/ Lab [M/S]

6 Credits

Formerly CHM 112

Principles of the gas, liquid, and solid states of matter, intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, chemical instrumentation, data acquisition, and data analysis. Problem-solving techniques and critical thinking are fundamental in both the lecture and laboratory.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 161.

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CHEM&163|General Chemistry III w/ Lab [M/S]

6 Credits

Formerly CHM 113

Spontaneity, entropy, free energy, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, introduction to organic chemistry, chemical instrumentation, data acquisition, data analysis, and other special topics in chemistry. Problem-solving techniques and critical thinking are fundamental in both the lecture and laboratory.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 162.

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CHEM 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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CHEM&241|Organic Chemistry I [M/S]

4 Credits

Formerly CHM 221

Stresses nomenclature, structure, stereochemistry, and introduces conceptual material needed to understand reaction mechanisms and synthesis.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or higher in CHEM& 163 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 251.

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CHEM&242|Organic Chemistry II [M/S]

4 Credits

Formerly CHM 222

Deals with the major classes of organic compounds with respect to preparations, mechanisms of reactions, syntheses and identification.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade 2.0 or better in CHEM& 241/251, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 252.

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CHEM&243|Organic Chemistry III [M/S]

4 Credits

Formerly CHM 223

Advanced reaction mechanisms and syntheses. Polymers, macromolecular and biochemical applications, spectroscopy, chromatography, and identification of organic compounds.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 242/252, and concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 253.

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CHEM&251|Organic Chemistry I Lab [M/S]

2 Credits

Formerly CHM 2211

Lab to be taken concurrently with CHEM& 241.

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CHEM&252|Organic Chemistry II Lab [M/S]

2 Credits

Formerly CHM 2221

Lab to be taken concurrently with CHEM& 242.

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CHEM&253|Organic Chemistry III Lab [M/S]

2 Credits

Formerly CHM 2231

Lab to be taken concurrently with CHEM& 243.

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CHEM 254|Quantitative Analysis [M/S]

2 Credits

Formerly CHM 251

Introduction to analytical chemistry. Sampling, statistics, and spreadsheets. Acid-base, precipitation, complexion, and redox equilibria. Activity coefficients and systematic treatment of equilibrium. Volumetric, gravimetric, potentiometric, environmental, and clinical methods of analysis taught in the lab.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: CHEM& 163.

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CHEM 255|Instrumental Analysis [M/S]

2 Credits

Formerly CHM 252

Electrochemistry, potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, spectrophotometry, atomic spectroscopy, chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, and mass spectrometry. Ion-selective electrode, coulometric, spectrophotometric, atomic spectrometric, solvent extraction, chromatographic, and mass spectrometric methods of analysis taught in the lab. CHEM 255/265 has a heavy emphasis on instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Computer-interfaced instrumentation included in the lab.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM 254/264.

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CHEM 260|Biochemistry [M/S]

5 Credits

Fundamentals of biochemistry course covering an introduction to structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Essential metabolic pathways, enzymology, transcription, translation, biological membranes, and medicinal chemistry are also covered. The course is designed to provide a foundation in biochemistry for students in science fields, pre-pharmacy and pre-med programs.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: grade of 2.0 or better in CHEM& 252 and a grade of 2.0 or better in either BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 211.

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CHEM 264|Quantitative Analysis Lab [M/S]

3 Credits

Formerly CHM 2511

Lab to be taken concurrently with CHEM 254.

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CHEM 265|Instrumental Analysis Lab [M/S]

3 Credits

Formerly CHM 2521

Lab to be taken concurrently with CHEM 255.

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CHEM 281|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2861

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can pursue a special topic of interest, design and carry out a project, or participate in undergraduate research (either alone or with other students) in the areas of natural product chemistry, or organic analytical chemistry. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 282|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2862

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can pursue a special topic of interest, design and carry out a project, or participate in undergraduate research (either alone or with other students) in the areas of natural product chemistry, or organic analytical chemistry. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 283|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2863

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can pursue a special topic of interest, design and carry out a project, or participate in undergraduate research (either alone or with other students) in the areas of natural product chemistry, or organic analytical chemistry. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 284|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2864

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can pursue a special topic of interest, design and carry out a project, or participate in undergraduate research (either alone or with other students) in the areas of natural product chemistry, or organic analytical chemistry. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 285|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2865

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can pursue a special topic of interest, design and carry out a project, or participate in undergraduate research (either alone or with other students) in the areas of natural product chemistry, or organic analytical chemistry. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 286|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2866

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can pursue a special topic of interest, design and carry out a project, or participate in undergraduate research (either alone or with other students) in the areas of natural product chemistry, or organic analytical chemistry. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 291|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2901

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can participate in undergraduate research (either alone or as part of a team with other students), design and carry out a project, or pursue a special topic of interest in the fields of analytical chemistry, atmospheric science, or chemical education. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or better or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 292|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2902

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can participate in undergraduate research (either alone or as part of a team with other students), design and carry out a project, or pursue a special topic of interest in the fields of analytical chemistry, atmospheric science, or chemical education. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 293|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2903

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can participate in undergraduate research (either alone or as part of a team with other students), design and carry out a project, or pursue a special topic of interest in the fields of analytical chemistry, atmospheric science, or chemical education. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 294|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2904

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can participate in undergraduate research (either alone or as part of a team with other students), design and carry out a project, or pursue a special topic of interest in the fields of analytical chemistry, atmospheric science, or chemical education. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 295|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2905

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can participate in undergraduate research (either alone or as part of a team with other students), design and carry out a project, or pursue a special topic of interest in the fields of analytical chemistry, atmospheric science, or chemical education. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 296|Undergraduate Research, Special Topics [M/S]

1–3 Credits

Formerly CHEM 2906

Designed for students who want to expand their knowledge of chemistry beyond the basics offered in their regular courses. By arrangement with the instructor, students can participate in undergraduate research (either alone or as part of a team with other students), design and carry out a project, or pursue a special topic of interest in the fields of analytical chemistry, atmospheric science, or chemical education. Note: credits earned in this course cannot be used as a substitute for required credits in other CBC chemistry courses.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission and CHEM& 140 with a grade of 2.0 or higher or high school chemistry with a grade of B or better.

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CHEM 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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