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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 nomenclature, atomic and molecular structure, chemical equations, stoichiometry, gas laws, bonding, energy relationships, an introduction to periodicity, solutions and quantitative problem solving.

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. Content supports topics in Chemistry I (Science majors), including safety and basic laboratory techniques to include data collection and interpretation and introduction to laboratory reporting and record keeping. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory

102: General Chemistry II. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CHEM 101.
A continuing study of chemistry concepts by building on topics covered in CHEM 101. Topics include intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, general and heterogeneous equilibrium, kinetics, solutions, acid/base equilibrium and properties, and electrochemistry.

102L: General Chemistry II Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current registration in CHEM 102.
Safety and basic laboratory techniques related to the topics in Chemistry II (science majors). Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory

107: Introductory Chemistry I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: MATH 098 or Math ACT score of 19 or higher.
An introduction to measurement systems, atomic and molecular structure, ionic and covalent bonding, chemical nomenclature, chemical equations and stoichiometry, gas law relationships, quantitative problem solving, an introductions to thermodynamics and energy relationships, solutions and concentrations and fundamentals of nuclear chemistry.

107L: Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. (1-0-3)
Prerequisite: Previous credit or current enrollment in CHEM 107.
Reinforcing laboratory exercises related to topics in Introductory Chemistry I to include laboratory safety basic laboratory techniques including data collection and interpretation, and an introduction to laboratory reporting/record keeping. Withdrawal from lecture mandates withdrawal from laboratory.

108: Introductory Organic and Biochemistry I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 101.
An introduction to organic and biochemistry with emphasis on 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.

250: Organic Chemistry I. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CHEM 101 and CHEM 102 or CHEM 108 or permission of the instructor.
A course designed for students pursuing a bachelor's degree in science, pre-medicine, clinical laboratory science or other related fields. Topics include nomenclature, chemical reactions, synthesis, functional groups, structure and property relationships, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and mechanistic theory (pre-professional, science majors).

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