2019-2020 Catalog

CHEM - CHEMISTRY

CHEM 1000 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

A one semester course that provides an introduction to chemistry and its impact on contemporary society. This course is designed for students in home economics, nursing, education, general arts and sciences, and agriculture. Students cannot received duplicate credit for CHEM 1000 and CHEM 1020.

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Prerequisites

MATH 0920 (may be taken concurrently) or equivalent Math Placement Test

Corequisites

CHEM 1001

CHEM 1009 CRITICAL SCIENCE SKILLS

This course is intended to develop the logical skills necessary for success in the Natural Sciences. Key concepts may include: reading a science article, writing as a scientist, scientific math and statistics skills (including computation, units conversion, concepts of probability and statistical significance, and significant digits), science study skills, the language of science, lab equipment and safety skills, lab note-taking and reading and following directions.

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CHEM 1020 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence. It is designed for science majors. The fundamental principles of chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure, periodicity, stoichiometry, bonding, chemical changes and gas laws are discussed.

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Prerequisites

MATH 1400 (C or better), or may be taken concurrently, plus the following: BIOL 1009 or CHEM 1009 (C or better), OR Science ACT score of 21 or higher, OR SAT score of 1500 or higher, OR proper placement score

Corequisites

CHEM 1021

CHEM 1030 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

This course is a continuation of General Chemistry I. This semester emphasizes chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, redox reactions, energy changes, nuclear chemistry and acid/base chemistry. Also included is organic and biochemistry.

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Prerequisites

CHEM 1020 (C or better) and MATH 1400

CHEM 2230 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

General principles of analytical chemistry. Topics include quantitative separations, equilibria, ionization and solubility. Semimicro techniques for quantitative cation and anion analyses are included.

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Prerequisites

CHEM 1020 and 1030

Corequisites

CHEM 2231

CHEM 2300 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Terminal course in organic and beginning biological chemistry. Topics covered include IUPAC and common nomenclature, bonding, structure, intermolecular forces, hydrocarbons and a range of functional groups (e.g. alcohols, ethers, thiols, ketones, amines).  The course also covers reaction mechanisms, chemical synthesis, stereochemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins nucleic acids, natural products, heterocycles, and polymers.

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Prerequisites

CHEM 1020, (C or better) or CHEM 1000, (B or better)

CHEM 2320 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

The chemistry of carbon compounds. This course emphasizes alkanes, alenes, alynes and aromatic compounds. The nomenclature, structure and reactivity of these and various functional groups is discussed.

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Prerequisites

CHEM 1020 and CHEM 1030

Corequisites

CHEM 2321

CHEM 2340 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

This course is a continuation of CHEM 2320. More functional groups are discussed as well as carbon rearrangements. Spectroscopy (i.r., n.m.r., u.v.) is discussed in lecture and laboratory. An introduction to biochemistry is included.

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Prerequisites

CHEM 2320

Corequisites

CHEM 2341