Course Descriptions

Chemistry --- CHEM

Course Descriptions

CHEM 1010  Introductory Chemistry   4 cr

Introduces basic principles and concepts of chemistry to students who previously have had no chemistry or who desire a basic review of chemistry. This course is a lab science course designed for non-science majors and for students who need a basic chemistry course before enrolling in college chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required. Prerequisites: MATH 0820 or MATH 0840 with a grade of "C" or higher OR higher level math placement, either within the last 2 years.

CHEM 1061  Principles of Chemistry I   5 cr

Includes study of basic chemical theory and application with emphasis upon atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, inorganic chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions, reaction stoichiometry, periodic relationships, molecular structure, properties of gases and the kinetic molecular theory. The lab component of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, problem analysis, and mathematical applications to chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required. Prerequisites: MATH 0940 with a grade of "C" or higher OR higher level placement, either within the last 2 years. Recommended: CHEM 1010 or a full year of advanced high school chemistry within the last 2 years and with a grade of "C" or higher.

CHEM 1062  Principles of Chemistry II   5 cr

Continues CHEM 1061 with emphasis on thermochemistry, properties of liquids and solids, properties of aqueous solutions, principles of kinetics, acid-base concepts, solution chemistry applied to chemical equilibria of weak electrolytes, saturated aqueous solutions of slightly soluble salts and complex ions, and basic concepts of thermodynamics. The lab component of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply chemical concepts through observation, data collection, quantitative measurement, problem analysis and mathematical applications to chemistry. Approved safety goggles and a lab apron are required. Prereq: CHEM 1061.

CHEM 2061  Organic Chemistry I   5 cr

Is intended for students pursuing a major in chemistry, biology, chemical or material science engineering, pharmacy, veterinary medicine and a variety of medical fields. The course includes a review of basic chemical concepts applied to organic compounds, the role of covalent bonding in organic compounds, functional groups, resonance, structural isomerism, an overview of organic nomenclature, chemical properties of alkanes, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, free-radical reactions, preparation and reactions of alcohols, ethers and epoxides. The lab component of the course provides the student experience with lab techniques applied to organic chemistry. Prereq: CHEM 1062.

CHEM 2062  Organic Chemistry II   5 cr

Is a continuation of CHEM 2061 that includes the study of IR and NMR spectroscopy, the chemistry of alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, conjugate addition reactions, enolates and carbanions, amines and an introduction to some biochemical organic compounds. The lab component of the course provides the student experience with obtaining and interpreting IR spectra for reactants and products in organic reactions, synthesis and isolation of products from reaction mixtures, identification methods for selected families of organic compounds and analytic techniques used in the identification of organic compounds. Prereq: CHEM 2061.