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Chemistry Course Descriptions
Initial student placement in developmental courses is based on the college’s placement testing policies and procedures. Students should begin developmental course work at the appropriate level indicated by the college’s placement test.

CHM 094  Basic Biological Chemistry

This course introduces the chemistry important to biological processes. Emphasis is on the aspects of general, organic, and biological chemistry that apply to biological systems and processes. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the basic biological chemistry necessary for success in college-level biology courses. Laboratory work reinforces the principles discussed in lecture.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisites: MAT 060 or DMA 010, 020, 030; and RED 080 or DRE 097, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050; or satisfactory score on placement test.

CHM 094 Course Outline

CHM 130  General Organic and Biochemistry

This course provides a survey of basic facts and principles of general, organic, and biochemistry.  Topics include measurement, molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, solutions, acid-base chemistry, gas laws, and the structure, properties, and reactions of major organic and biological groups.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical concepts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. 

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060; and RED 080 or DRE 097, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: CHM 130A

CHM 130 Course Outline

CHM 130A  General Organic and Biochemistry Lab

This course is a laboratory for CHM 130.  Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in CHM 130.  Upon completion, students should be able to utilize basic laboratory procedures and apply them to chemical principles presented in CHM 130. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisites:MAT 070 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060; and RED 080 or DRE 097, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: CHM 130

CHM 151  General Chemistry I

This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152. Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

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Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisites: RED 090 or DRE 098 and MAT 080 or DMA 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070, 080, or satisfactory score on placement test         

Corequisite: none

CHM 151 Course Outline

CHM 152  General Chemistry II

This course continues the study of the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, ionic and redox equations, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, introduction to nuclear and organic chemistry, and complex ions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields. Laboratory experiments and computer-based exercises augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: CHM 151

Corequisite: None

CHM 152 Course Outline

CHM 251  Organic Chemistry I

This course provides a systematic study of the theories, principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions, and mechanisms of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers; further topics include isomerization, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of covered organic topics as needed in CHM 252. Laboratory experiments, including spectroscopy and chromatography, and computer-based exercises augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: CHM 152

Corequisite: None.

CHM 251 Course Outline

CHM 252  Organic Chemistry II

This course continues the systematic study of the theories, principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions, and mechanisms of aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, and heterocyclics. Multi-step synthesis is emphasized. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of organic concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields. Laboratory experiments, including spectroscopy and chromatography, and computer-based exercises augment and reinforce the basic principles discussed in lecture as well as provide practical examples. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 4

Prerequisite: CHM 251

Corequisite: None.

CHM 252 Course Outline

CHM 263  Analytical Chemistry

This course covers the knowledge and laboratory skills needed to perform chemical analysis. Emphasis is placed on developing laboratory techniques used in the separation, identification, and quantification of selected substances. Upon completion, students should be able to perform laboratory techniques employed in substance identification and volumetric analysis and interpret the results.This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 4

Semester Hours Credit: 5

Prerequisite: CHM 132 or CHM 152

Corequisite: None.

CHM 263 Course Outline
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