Chemistry course descriptions

Applied Chemistry 1 - CHM 103

(Fall)

2 lecture, 3 lab, 3 credits

Corequisite: MAT 101 or Math Placement test into MAT 102 or higher

A study of the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry & techniques to be used in clinical laboratories.

Applied Chemistry 2 - CHM 104

(Spring)

2 lecture, 3 lab, 3 credits

Prerequisite: CHM 103 or permission of department chair

Continuation of CHM 103. Laboratory work emphasizes quantitative techniques. The use of periodicals is required.

General Chemistry I- CHM 105

(Falll/Spring/Summer 1))

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: MAT 102 or Math Placement test into MAT 121

A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include: stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, periodic properties, bonding, molecular structures, liquids and solids. Laboratory work is the application of these principles with emphasis on quantitative relationships. The keeping of laboratory notebook is required.

 

General Chemistry II- CHM 106

(Fall/Spring/Summer 11)

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: CHM 105 or permission of department chair

Topics include: chemical equilibrium, acid-base theories, solubility equilibrium, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to organic/biochemistry. Laboratory work includes the above topics, plus qualitative analysis of select cautions. The writing of formal reports is emphasized.

General and Biological Chemistry- CHM 110

(Fall)

3 lecture, 3 credits

Prerequisite: high school Regents chemistry or CHM 120, or permission of department chair

Fundamental concept of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry essential for a thorough understanding of principles and techniques in clinical dental hygiene and nutritional counseling.

Elements of Chemistry and Physics- CHM 120

(Offered Fall, Spring & Summer)

2 lecture, 2 laboratory, 3 credits

Prerequisite: Tested into 38103 (Elementary Algebra) or higher or completed 38020 (Developmental Algebra)

A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry that assumes no previous knowledge of chemistry. Only simple algebra and arithmetic are used. Topics include, dimensional analysis, metric/English conversations, chemical reaction, gases, solutions, acids and bases, the pH scale, organic nomenclature and simple mechanics.

 

Organic Chemistry I-CHM 201

( Fall evening)

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: a minimum of C in CHM 106

An integrated presentation of the chemistry of aliphatic compounds with special emphasis on structure, nomenclature, mechanism and stereochemistry. Spectroscopy will be introduced. Technique in literature searching will be presented. Laboratory work includes basic characterization techniques, basic synthesis, and keeping notebook records.

 

Organic Chemistry II- CHM 202

( Spring evening)

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: CHM 201

Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, and a continuation with the reaction of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, including electrophilic aromatic subsitution, arenes (aromatic aliphatic compounds), oxygen containing compounds (aldehydes, ketones, caboxylic acid, esters, acyl halides, phenols), nitrogen containing compounds (amines, amides) and heterocyclic compounds. Laboratory work involves use of modern micro-scale technique in synthesis, separation, purification and identification of organic compounds.