Chemistry

Classes

CHEM 100 : Chemistry and Society

Introduction to chemistry for non-science majors. Discussion of basic chemistry concepts and their application to everyday life. Provides a survey of basic concepts and applications of chemistry with emphasis on the role of chemistry in the real world. This is suitable for students who have little or no background in chemistry and serves to fulfill a general education physical science core course for the nonscience major or as a preparatory course for CHEM 151 or BIOC 141.

Credits:

3

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Describe the relationship between properties and structure of matter.
  • Name chemicals, balance chemical and nuclear equations.
  • Solve problems involving mole and mass ratios in chemical reactions.
  • Identify the types of chemical reactions (i.e. acid-base, redox, nuclear) and their applications to everyday lives.
  • Explain the chemistry of household chemicals, and the composition of air and water.
  • Apply knowledge of a specific chemical concept to a current environmental, health, industrial, or technological issue or condition by writing a short research paper.

CHEM 100L : Chemistry and Society Lab

Experiments in everyday chemistry.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in CHEM 100.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Identify/locate laboratory safety equipment and apply laboratory safety procedures.
  • Construct molecular models to determine molecular shape and properties.
  • Assemble apparatus to perform common laboratory techniques to verify fundamental chemistry principles in everyday life.
  • Make and record accurate observations and precise quantitative measurements.
  • Synthesize conclusions based on observations and data in a formal laboratory report.
  • Identify sources of error in laboratory experiments.

CHEM 151 : Elementary Survey of Chemistry

Provides the student with an adequate background in the fundamentals of chemistry. Covers the basic language and quantitative relationships of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, structure-property relationships, chemical reactions. Prerequisite to CHEM 152 for majors in medical technology and nursing and other allied health and science-related fields, or can be taken as a preparatory course for CHEM 161.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit in MATH 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 75X or higher, and placement in ENG 23 or higher.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Predict properties of chemical elements based on their atomic structure and their location in the Periodic Table.
  • Name chemical compounds, balance chemical and nuclear reactions.
  • Predict properties of chemical compounds based on chemical bonding, molecular shapes, and polarity.
  • Calculate mass relationships in chemical reactions and the quantity of matter in gaseous chemicals and chemical solutions.
  • Predict the products of common chemical reactions.
  • Apply knowledge of chemical concepts to a current environmental, health, industrial, or technological issue or condition by writing a short research paper.

CHEM 151L : Elementary Survey of Chemistry Lab

Experiments introducing laboratory techniques and illustrating chemical principles; supplemented by films, demonstrations, and problem sessions.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in CHEM 151.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Identify and locate laboratory safety equipment and apply laboratory safety procedures.
  • Assemble apparatus to perform common laboratory techniques to verify basic chemistry laws on gases, chemical stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and others.
  • Use molecular models and technology to investigate chemistry concepts.
  • Make and record accurate observations, precise measurements and calculations applying rules on significant figures.
  • Develop hypotheses, use critical thinking to process results and identify sources of error.
  • Apply and articulate the scientific method by preparing a lab report using the standard scientific format.

CHEM 152 : Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

Structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of organic compounds will be studied with emphasis on those compounds of practical importance in life science and related fields.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for CHEM 151 or equivalent or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Construct molecular models and use these to describe chemical structure, geometry and physical properties.
  • Identify, classify and name organic and biochemical compounds.
  • Predict products of fundamental organic reactions.
  • Use the vocabulary on organic chemicals and reactions in metabolism and other biochemical applications.
  • Explain the role of enzymes in metabolism.
  • Apply knowledge of biochemistry concepts to discuss the genetic cause of a metabolic disorder in a short research paper..

CHEM 161 : General Chemistry I

Basic principles of inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on problem solving. First course of a two-course sequence designed to meet the one-year General Chemistry requirement for pre-med, science and engineering majors. Topics include chemical calculations, electronic structure, chemical bonding, states of matter and solutions.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in Math 103 or higher, or placement into Math 135 or consent of instructor

Corequisites:

Registration in CHEM 161L.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use the mole concept in solving stoichiometry problems involving solids, liquids, gases and solutions.
  • Balance chemical equations, classify reactions, identify and analyze the role of the chemicals involved in chemical reactions.
  • Predict the behavior of gases while undergoing changes in volume, pressure, temperature and quantity.
  • Manipulate thermochemical equations and calculate the amount of energy involved in chemical reactions.
  • Predict physical and chemical properties of elements based on electronic structure and location in the Periodic Table.
  • Predict physical and chemical properties of compounds based on chemical bonding, geometry and intermolecular interactions.

CHEM 161L : General Chemistry I Lab

Laboratory experiments illustrating fundamental principles of chemistry.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in CHEM 161.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Apply laboratory safety procedures and respond to hazards.
  • Use molecular and crystal models, perform common laboratory techniques competently and computer-based experiments to verify chemistry laws on stoichiometry, thermochemistry, behavior of gases and liquids.
  • Apply and articulate the scientific method by preparing lab reports using the standard scientific format. Express in writing core chemistry principles, results of experiments and do critical thinking by synthesizing conclusions based on observations and data.
  • Make and record precise measurements, calculate results using significant figures, standard deviations and identify sources of error in laboratory experiments.
  • Use computer competently, word-processing, spreadsheet and graphing.
  • Prepare chemical solutions, perform dilutions, calculate solution concentrations and generate a calibration curve.

CHEM 162 : General Chemistry II

Second course of a two-course sequence designed to meet the one-year General Chemistry requirement for pre-med, science and engineering majors. Topics include thermochemistry, kinetics, acid-base equilibrium, solubility equilibrium and electrochemistry. Emphasis on problem solving.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 161, credit for or registration in MATH 135, or consent of instructor

Corequisites:

CHEM 162L.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Predict properties of pure substances using phase diagrams.
  • Predict properties (boiling point, melting point, osmotic pressure, vapor pressure) of solutions based on concentration.
  • Determine reaction rate law and calculate rate constants and half-life based on experimental data.
  • Calculate the equilibrium concentration of chemicals in solution involved in precipitation, and acid-base and reactions.
  • Predict spontaneous reactions based on enthalpy and entropy considerations.
  • Determine the electrochemical potential of redox reactions.

CHEM 162L : General Chemistry II Lab

Laboratory experiments illustrating fundamental principles of chemistry.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

Credit for or registration in CHEM 162.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Develop an appreciation for the methods of scientific inquiry through computer-based laboratory experiments showing real-time data.
  • Apply knowledge to determine molar mass of unknown substance using freezing point depression data of solution.
  • Calculate chemical reaction rate and constant using graphing analysis.
  • Predict the effects of concentration and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures using Le Chatelier’s principle.
  • Determine whether equilibrium is established and calculate equilibrium concentrations/constants and cell potentials.
  • Apply and articulate the scientific method by preparing lab reports using the standard scientific format. Express in writing core chemistry principles, results of experiments and do critical thinking by synthesizing conclusions based on observations and data.

CHEM 272 : Organic Chemistry I

This is the first semester course in organic chemistry intended for science majors. Topics to be covered include structure, properties, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and their applications to biology.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 162 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Discuss the bonding and structure of organic compounds.
  • Name various organic compounds using IUPAC rules and diagram their structures.
  • Use stereochemical concepts in understanding physical and chemical properties.
  • Identify chemical structure and physical chemical properties.
  • Explain the relationship between structure and physical chemical properties.
  • Predict reaction products, deduce starting materials and diagram reaction mechanism.
  • Cite applications and important role of organic reactions in biology.

CHEM 272L : Organic Chemistry I Lab

Laboratory principles of Organic Chemistry I, the first semester course in organic chemistry intended for science majors. Topics to be covered include structure, properties, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols and their applications to biology.

Credits:

2

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better or registration in CHEM 272 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Perform and develop skills in organic chemistry laboratory methods and techniques used in separation and purification.
  • Determine the chemical identity of some organic chemicals through their properties.
  • Keep complete and accurate records, manipulate data for mathematical calculations, including reactant recovery and percent yield.
  • Apply laboratory safety and safety disposal of waste procedures that can be used in all future laboratory experiences.
  • Gain experience in conducting synthesis and functional group conversion.
  • Interpret experimental data and formulate conclusions as evidenced in laboratory reports.

CHEM 273 : Organic Chemistry II

This is the second semester course in organic chemistry intended or science majors. Topics to be covered include structure, properties, nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry and spectroscopy of conjugated systems, aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, enols, enolates and their applications to biology.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 272 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Discuss the bonding and structure of organic compounds.
  • Name various organic compounds using the IUPAC rules and diagram their structures.
  • Use stereochemical concepts in understanding physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.
  • Identify chemical structure based on spectroscopic data.
  • Explain the relationship between structure and physical and chemical properties of organic compounds.
  • Predict reaction products, deduce starting materials and diagram reaction mechanisms.
  • Cite applications and the important role of organic reactions in biology.

CHEM 273L : Organic Chemistry II Lab

Laboratory principles of Organic Chemistry II, the second semester course in organic chemistry intended for science majors. Topics to be covered include techniques, synthesis, qualitative organic analysis and applications of spectroscopy.

Credits:

1

Prerequisites:

A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 272L and a grade of “C” or better or registration in CHEM 273 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Perform and develop skills in organic chemistry laboratory methods and techniques used in separation and purification.
  • Determine the chemical identity of some organic chemicals through their properties.
  • Keep complete and accurate records, manipulate data for mathematical calculations, including reactant recovery and percent yield.
  • Apply laboratory safety procedures, including safe disposal of waste.
  • Gain experience in organic synthesis and functional group conversion.
  • Interpret experimental data and formulate conclusions as evidenced in laboratory reports.