Chemistry Course Descriptions

CHM 103 - Applied Chemistry 1

2 lecture, 3 lab, 3 credits (Fall)

A study of the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry & techniques to be used in clinical laboratories. Topics include the nature of matter, the mole concept nomenclature, redox reactions, solutiions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases and the gas laws. Laboratory work stresses skills and techniques useful to the laboratory technician. This course is closed to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in CHM 105, 106, 201 or 202 (GE 2)

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

 

CHM 104 - Applied Chemistry 2

2 lecture, 3 lab, 3 credits (Spring)

Continuation of CHM 103. Topics include acid base chemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry with an emphasis on nomenclature, smiple chemical reactions, boiling points/solubility in water and organic functional families. Laboratory work emphasizes quantitative techniques. The use of periodicals is required. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: CHM 103 or permission of department chair

 

CHM 105 - General Chemistry 1

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits (Falll/Spring/Summer 1))

A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry. Topics include: stoichiometry, gases, atomic structure, periodic properties, ionic and covalent bonding, molecular structures, liquids and solids. Lewis structures, liquids and solids. Laboratory work is the application of these principles with emphasis on quantitative relationships. The keeping of a laboratory notebook is required. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: MAT 102 or Math Placement test into MAT 121

 

CHM 106 - General Chemistry 2

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits (Fall/Spring/Summer 11)

Topics include: chemical equilibrium, acid-base theories, solubility equilibrium, thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics,nuclear reactions, electrochemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry and some representative biomolecules. Laboratory work includes the above topics, plus qualitative analysis of select cations and chromatography. The keeping of a laboratory notebook and the writing of formal reports is emphasized. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: CHM 105 or permission of department chair

CHM 110 - General and Biological Chemistry

3 lecture, 3 credits (Fall)

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

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

 

CHM 120 -Elements of Chemistry and Physics

2 lecture, 2 laboratory, 3 credits (Fall, Spring & Summer)

A survey of the fundamental principles of chemistry and related physical laws. Only elementary mathematics is used. Topics include: safety in the laboratory, measurement, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical equations, solutions, electrolytes, acid-base reactions, pH, the gas laws, main organic functional groups, nuclear physics and radioisotopes and an introduction to mechanics. Not open to students who have successfully completed CHM 105, 106, 201 or 202. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: tested into MAT 101 or higher or completed MAT 020

CHM 201 - Organic Chemistry 1

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits (Fall)

An integrated presentation of the chemistry of aliphatic compounds with special emphasis on structure, nomenclature, mechanism and stereo-chemistry. Spectroscopy will be introduced. Laboratory work includes basic characterization techniques, basic synthesis and keeping a laboratory notebook. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: a minimum of C in CHM 106

CHM 202 - Organic Chemistry 2

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits (Spring)

Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy and a continuation with the reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, heterocyclic compounds and biologically active compounds. Laboratory work involves use of modern techniques in the synthesis, separation and purification of organic compounds and keeping a laboratory notebook. (GE 2)

Prerequisite: CHM 201