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CHM 111 Chemistry and the Public Interest [Outline]

An abridged course in General Chemistry which presents the ideas and methods of chemical science in a qualitative and conceptual fashion. This course assumes no previous science background and will emphasize the fundamentals of measurement, atomic theory, bonding, solutions, acids and bases, salts, equations, chemical arithmetic and energy transfer. Illustrations and applications of concepts will be drawn from every day life.

This course is intended to fulfill the science requirement of non-science majors and is not open to science, health science or pre-health majors.

Prerequisite(s): High School Sequential (Integrated) Math I
(3,0) 3 credits


CHM 112 Chemistry and the Public Interest Laboratory [Outline]

A one semester laboratory course for non-science majors designed to provide students with experience in the methods of chemistry. Students will investigate the properties of substances, perform chemical analysis and substance ]identification, synthesize a drug and a natural product, and test manufacturers’ claims for consumer products.

Prerequisite(s): High School Sequential (Integrated) Math I
(0,2) 1 credit


CHM 124 Principles of Chemistry [Outline]

A one semester survey of general chemistry. Emphasis is placed on quantitative applications of chemical concepts. Topics include: measurement, matter and energy, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, nomenclature, chemical stoichiometry, chemical equations, gases, liquids and solids, solutions, acids and bases, equilibrium and kinetics. This course will fulfill the requirement of certain
science, health science, or pre-health programs that have an introductory chemistry course as a prerequisite(s).

Prerequisite(s): High School Sequential (Integrated) Math 1
(3,3) 4 credits

CHM 140 Introduction to General, Organic and Biochemistry [Outline]

A one semester course with laboratory designed primarily for Dental Hygiene students and Biomedical Engineering Technology students. Basic principles of general, organic and biochemistry are presented with emphasis on their applications to health science. Topics include measurement, states of matter, bonding theory, solutions, acids, buffers and pH, and the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, amino acids and proteins and a molecular approach to enzymatic action, digestion, metabolism and nutrition.

Prerequisite(s): High School Sequential (Integrated) Math 1 and High
School chemistry with Laboratory or CHM 124
(3,2) 4 credits

CHM 152 General Chemistry Principles I [Outline]

The first part of a two-semester sequence in General Chemistry Principles with laboratory. This course covers the qualitative and quantitative aspects of scientific measurement, the nature of matter, gases, liquids and solids, energy, atomic theory, properties of elements, chemical bonding, molecular structure and properties, stoichiometry, thermochemistry and solutions.

Prerequisite(s): High School Sequential (Integrated) Math 2 required
(3,3) 4 credits

CHM 153 General Chemistry Principles II [Outline]

A continuation of General Chemistry Principles I, which includes laboratory. Topics include: solutions and their colligative properties, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, ionic equilibrium, pH, buffers, titration curves, oxidation and reduction balancing, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, the covalent bond and the shape of molecules.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 152 or equivalent
(3,3) 4 credits

CHM 260 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry [Outline]

A one-semester course in organic chemistry designed to provide background in the fundamentals of nomenclature, mechanisms, structures and syntheses of carbon based compounds. This course is for science and health science majors who desire a general rather than a detailed knowledge of the compounds of carbon. Topics to be
covered include: structure and bonding, acid/base chemistry, isomerism, stereochemistry and structure determination. Functional groups to be covered include: hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives and amines. Laboratory work will include common organic techniques and experiments supporting the principles covered in lecture.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 124 or CHM 153
(3,3) 4 credits

CHM 270 Organic Chemistry I [Outline]

A study of the compounds of carbon involving a thorough integration of observation and theory and emphasizing the relationships between structures, properties, mechanisms and reactions. This course, intended for science and pre-professional majors, covers topics such as bonding and structure, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cycloaliphatic hydrocarbons, sterochemistry, dienes, benzene, electrophilic aeromatic substitution, arenes, spectroscopy and structure determination and includes laboratory.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 153 or equivalent
(3,4) 5 credits

CHM 271 Organic Chemistry II [Outline]

A continuation of CHM 270. Topics covered include: alkyl and aryl halides, alcohols and phenols, ethers and epoxides, carboxylic acids, esters, anhydrides, aldenhydes, ketones, amines, amino acids, carbohydrates, heterocycles and polymers.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 270 or equivalent
(3,4) 5 credits

CHM 285 Physiological Chemistry [Outline]

This course consists of the discussion of carbohydrates, protein and lipid metabolism, chemistry of liver, kidney and respiratory functions, role of enzymes, vitamins and hormones, monitoring of therapeutic drugs, and drug interactions and toxicities. The laboratory experience focuses on methodologies and interpretation of diagnostic tests.

Prerequisite(s): High School Sequential (Integrated) Math 1 and High
School Chemistry with Laboratory or CHM 124, plus BIO 170/171
(3,2) 4 credits

CHM 380 Biochemistry [Outline]

A one semester course covering the fundamentals of biochemistry. Topics covered include: the structure and function of important biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids; enzyme kinetics and the use of cofactors and coenzymes; and metabolic pathways including glycolysis, TCA, electron-transport system, fatty-acid and amino acid pathways. Laboratory work includes current biochemical laboratory techniques such as chromatography and electrophoresis, application of specific topics described above, and analysis of data from laboratory experiments.

Prerequisite(s): CHM 260 or CHM 271
(3,3) 4 credits