Chemistry course descriptions

General Chemistry I- CHM 105

(offered in spring and fall)

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: Basic Mathematics II or tested into College Algebra

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

(offered in the spring and fall)

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: General Chemistry I

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

(offered in the fall only)

3 lecture, 3 credits

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of chemistry such as high school Regents chemistry or 37110: Elements of Chemistry and Physics.

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

Organic Chemistry I-CHM 201

(offered in fall evening only).

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: a minimum of C in General Chemistry II

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

(offered in spring evening only)

3 lecture, 3 laboratory, 4 credits

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I

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.

Elements of Chemistry and Physics- CHM 210

(offered in spring and fall, day and evening)

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.

Applied Chemistry I/II- (CHM 103 Fall, CHM 104 Spring)

2 lecture, 3 laboratory, 3 credits

Prerequisite: Tested into Elementary Algebra or Math placement test into Intermediatel Algebra

A two-semester course mainly for medical laboratory technicians. It teaches the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry during the first semester and organic/biochemistry during the second semester. Arithmetic and simple Algebra are used in this course.