Chemistry

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CHM 099 : Developmental Chemistry

This course is designed for students with little or no background in chemistry. This preparatory course offers a detailed review of the mathematical base for chemistry, including formulas and equations, and covers basic chemical calculations of stoichiometry, gas laws and solutions. Laboratory techniques and safety are also included. +Availability of this course is dependent on upon sufficient demand. See advisor for further information. 

Credits

3

CHM 104 : Introduction to Chemistry I

This is a survey course of general chemistry for students who do not intend to major in science or engineering, and the course may not be substituted for CHM 111. Lecture will emphasize the facts, principles, and theories of general chemistry including math operations, matter and energy, atomic structure, symbols and formulas, nomenclature, the periodic table, bonding concepts, equations, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, solutions, and acids and bases. Laboratory is required. +Availability of this course is dependent on upon sufficient demand. See advisor for further information. 

Credits

4

Prerequisites

A minimum of MTH 098 or equivalent math placement score.

CHM 105 : Introduction to Chemistry II

This is a survey course of organic chemistry and biochemistry for students who do not intend to major in science or engineering, and this course will not substitute for CHM 112. Topics will include basic nomenclature, classification of organic compounds, typical organic reactions, reactions involved in life processes, function of biomolecules. Laboratory is required. +Availability of this course is dependent on upon sufficient demand. See advisor for further information. 

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Grade of C or higher in CHM 104 or CHM 111.

CHM 111 : College Chemistry I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence designed for the science or engineering major who is expected to have a strong background in mathematics. Topics in this course include measurement, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, equations and reactions, basic concepts of thermochemistry, chemical and physical properties, bonding, molecular structure, gas laws, kinetic molecular theory, condensed matter, solutions, and some descriptive chemistry topics. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 112 (Precalculus algebra) or equivalent math placement score.

Corequisites

Prerequisite or Corequisite: MTH 112 (Precalculus algebra) or equivalent math placement score.

CHM 112 : College Chemistry II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence designed primarily for the science and engineering student who is expected to have a strong background in mathematics. Topics in this course include solutions and colloids, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, ionic equilibria of weak electrolytes, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction, nuclear chemistry, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry including an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, coordination compounds, transition compounds, post-transition compounds, metals, nonmetals, and semi-metals. Laboratory is required.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Grade of C or higher in both CHM 111 and MTH 112 (Precalculus Algebra).

CHM 221 : Organic Chemistry I

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence. Topics in this course include nomenclature, structure, physical and chemical properties, synthesis, and typical reactions for aliphatic compounds with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry. Laboratory is required and will include common organic chemistry techniques. +Availability of this course is dependent on upon sufficient demand. See advisor for further information. 

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHM 112.

CHM 222 : Organic Chemistry II

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics in this course include nomenclature, structure, physical and chemical properties, synthesis, and typical reactions for aliphatic and aromatic compounds and their derivatives, with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry. Laboratory is required and will include common organic chemistry techniques. +Availability of this course is dependent on upon sufficient demand. See advisor for further information. 

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHM 221.

CHM 250 : Directed Studies in Chemistry

This course is designed for independent study in specific areas of chemistry chosen in consultation with a faculty member and carried out under faculty supervision. This course may be repeated three (3) times for credit.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Divisional approval.