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2010 - 2011 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Chemistry (CHEM)

NOTE: Science majors will schedule the CHEM 101, CHEM 101L, CHEM 102, CHEM 102L sequence. Students pursuing a curriculum in nursing or allied health will schedule the CHEM 107, CHEM 107L, and CHEM 108 sequence.

101:
General Chemistry I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: ACT Math score of 18 or MATH 102. It is strongly suggested that students should have completed a high school chemistry course or CHEM 107.
Fundamental skills and knowledge required for a continued study of chemistry and the related sciences. Topics include structure of atoms, nature and types of chemical bonding, factors that determine the geometry of molecules and ions, periodic properties of elements, behavior and properties of gases, stoichiometric calculations, and thermochemistry.
101L:
General Chemistry I Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current registration in CHEM 101.
Laboratory skills and knowledge required for a continued study of chemistry and related sciences. The course is designed to reinforce concepts in Chemistry 101 lecture.
102:
General Chemistry II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
A continuing study of fundamental chemistry concepts by building on topics covered in CHEM 101. Topics include intermolecular forces, liquids and solids, solutions, kinetics and equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
102L:
General Chemistry II Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current registration in CHEM 102.
Fundamental chemistry laboratory skills and knowledge required for a continued study of chemistry and related sciences. The course is designed to reinforce concepts in Chemistry 102 lecture.
107:
Introductory Chemistry. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 098 or Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
Fundamentals of inorganic chemistry for nursing, other allied health students and students needing only one year of college level chemistry. This course presents the basics of inorganic chemistry including scientific measurements and calculations, atomic structure, elements and compounds, ionic and covalent bonding, general chemical reaction recognition, stoichiometry, thermodynamics and kinetics, calorimetry, gases, solutions and concentrations, acids and bases, and fundamentals of nuclear chemistry.
107L:
Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current enrollment in CHEM 107.
Laboratory exercises to accompany an introduction to inorganic chemistry. Techniques, calculations, data collection, reporting of results, and safety in the chemical laboratory are emphasized.
108:
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry. (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 101.
Organic and biochemistry for nursing, allied health majors and students needing only one year of college level chemistry. Emphasis is placed upon recognizing and drawing organic and biochemical compounds, chemical reactions of organic and biochemical compounds, IUPAC and common nomenclature, and processes important in the makeup and function of living systems.

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