Chemistry

Courses

CHM 1000. Introduction To Chemistry. 3 hrs.

This course surveys the fundamental concepts of chemistry as these topics apply to personal and societal issues such as the environment, energy production, technology and medicine. A non-mathematical approach is used where possible. The course is intended for non-science majors or as a background for science majors but does not serve as a prerequisite for any advanced chemistry course. Lecture, three hours per week. IAI: P1 902.

CHM 1004. Chemistry. 4 hrs.

This is an introductory course in chemistry suitable as a general education laboratory science course or as a preparatory course for general chemistry. Basic ideas, terminology, and mathematical skills are emphasized. Concepts of energy, atomic structure and bonding, formulas, nomenclature, equations, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and some nuclear and organic chemistry are covered. Two lecture hours per week; two lab hours per week; one seminar hour per week. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or concurrent enrollment. IAI: P1 902L.

CHM 1005. Survey of Organic & Biochemistry. 4 hrs.

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for Allied Health, Agriculture, and other related majors. It covers the fundamentals of Organic Chemistry with emphasis on nomenclature, isomerism, properties and reactions of different classes of organic compounds such as alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, alkyl halides, alcohols/thiols, aldehydes & ketones, amines, carboxylic acids and derivatives.  In addition, the course provides an overview of biochemical topics such as amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, generation of biochemical energy, nucleic acids and proteins. Three lecture hours per week; three lab hours per week. Prerequisite:  CHM 1004 with minimum grade of C.

CHM 1006. General Chemistry I. 5 hrs.

This course covers the general principles of chemistry including atomic theory, bonding, and molecular geometry, stoichiometry, the states of matter, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, and solutions. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative work.The course is recommended for students with a year of high school chemistry and at least one and one-half units of algebra and a satisfactory score on the chemistry placement examination. Lecture, three hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, three hours per week. lab, three hours per week. Prerequisite: CHM 1004 or one year of high school chemistry, one and one-half units of high school algebra and appropriate score on the Accuplacer College Level Math Test or MTH 1003 or MTH 1005 an one year of high school chemistry. IAI: P1 902L; CHM 911.

CHM 1007. General Chemistry II. 5 hrs.

This course is a continuation of CHM 1006. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theories, buffers, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, and organic chemistry. Laboratory includes gravimetric, volumetric, electroanalytic, and spectrophotometric methods of analysis. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, six hours per week. Prerequisite: CHM 1006. IAI: CHM 912.

CHM 2002. Organic Chemistry. 5 hrs.

The course covers the fundamental principles of organic chemistry stressing the preparation, reactions, mechanisms, and structure of organic compounds. Laboratory includes basic techniques in compound purification, synthesis and identification. Hands-on application of infra-red spectroscopy and gas chromatography are utilized in qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, six hours per week. Prerequisite: CHM 1007 or the equivalent or consent of instructor. IAI: CHM 913.

CHM 2003. Organic Chemistry II. 5 hrs.

This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I and including applications of mechanisms to synthetic reactions, the use of special data in the determination of structure and analysis, and natural products. Lecture, two hours per week; seminar, one hour per week; lab, six hours per week. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHM 2002 or equivalent. IAI: CHM 914.