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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

CHM 120 Chemical Concepts

A survey course that includes the fundamentals of chemical composition, chemical calculations, solutions, states of matter, the periodic table, acids, bases and pH, radioactivity and nuclear processes, and a brief overview of organic and biochemistry.
NOTE: Recommended for non-science majors.

Prerequisites: MTH 102 or MTH 105 (both C or better) or an appropriate score on the Math Placement Test or Math ACT of 22 or higher - AND - College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    4.00

CHM 121 General Chemistry I

This course develops an analytical approach to solving chemical problems. The student is provided with principles that relate chemical structure, energy and reactivity and is introduced to the following topics: composition and properties of matter, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws, thermochemistry, atomic structure and periodic trends, bonding, molecular geometries, and properties of liquids, solids and gases. This course is the first semester of a two semester sequence intended for chemistry majors, science majors, engineering majors, and students seeking careers in pre-professional health related fields.

Prerequisite: One year of High School Chemisty (C or better) or CHM 120 (C or better) AND MTH 108 or MTH 107 (both C or better) or appropriate score on the Math Placement Test or Math ACT of 25 or higher AND College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    5.00

CHM 123 General Chemistry II

This course is the second semester of a two semester sequence intended for chemistry majors, and students seeking careers in pre-professional health-related fields. It continues some of the topics presented in CHM 121, General Chemistry I, in more detail. The student is also introduced to the following topics: dynamics of solution formation, various ways to express solution concentrations, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases, hydrolysis, buffers, titration, solubility, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. The course also includes introductory work in qualitative analysis.

Prerequisite: CHM 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    5.00

CHM 125 Elementary Organic Chemistry

Survey of organic chemistry. Provides a basic understanding of nomenclature, structure, stereochemistry, and reactivity. Introduces spectroscopy and biochemistry.

Prerequisite: CHM 121 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    5.00

CHM 140 Chemistry for a Changing World

This course emphasizes some basic principles of chemistry and their relationship to the modern world. This course will foster an interest in science by preparing students to make effective decisions by developing thinking skills that can be applied to challenges in a changing world. Note: students may not receive credit towards a degree for both CHM 140 and CHM 142.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    3.00

CHM 142 Chemistry for a Changing World-LAB

This course emphasizes basic principles of chemistry and their relationship to the modern world. This course will foster an interest in science by preparing students to make effective decisions by developing thinking skills that can be applied to challenges in a changing world. Topics include air and water pollution, energy resources, basic biochemistry, and current scientific developments involving chemistry. Note: students may not receive credit towards a degree for both CHM 140 and CHM 142.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    4.00

CHM 222 Organic Chemistry I

This course introduces students to theoretical concepts and experimental techniques related to the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics will include nomenclature, acid-base systems, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, stereochemistry, and major substitution, addition, and elimination reaction mechanisms. The laboratory experiments will include basic techniques of separation and purification of organic compounds and synthesis of compounds using reactions presented in the lectures. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence and is intended for chemistry majors and students seeking careers in pre-professional medical-related fields.

Prerequisite: CHM 123 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    5.00

CHM 223 Organic Chemistry II

This course presents the fundamental principles of organic chemistry with an emphasis on the syntheses, reactions, mechanisms, structures and identification of organic compounds. Topics include nomenclature, instrumental analyses, aromatic compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aldehydes, ketones, condensation reactions, amines, and an introduction to biochemical molecules. Laboratory includes preparation and separation of organic compounds, analyses of properties and identification of organic compounds. This course is the second semester of a two semester organic chemistry sequence (CHM 222 followed by CHM 223) and is intended for chemistry majors and students seeking careers in other sciences and pre-professional medical-related fields.

Prerequisite: CHM 222 (C or better)

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open CHM 223 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    CHM
  • Units:
    5.00


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