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Chemistry Courses

CHM 112 (3-3-4)

Intro General, Organic & Biological Chemistry

This course presents the fundamentals of general, organic, and biological chemistry with an emphasis on their relevance to the health sciences. Topics covered include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, gas laws, solutions, and pH. This course also introduces organic compounds and biological molecules which includes organic functional groups, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes. The laboratory covers techniques and illustrates the chemical principles covered in the course.


CHM 113 (3-3-4)

Fundamentals of Chemistry

This course covers the fundamentals of chemistry in one semester. Topics include dimensional analysis, Modern Atomic Theory, chemical bonding, classification of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, and the gas laws. The laboratory illustrates the principles covered in the course. Note: This course requires basic algebraic skills.


CHM 115 (3-0-3)

Consumer Chemistry

This course introduces students to atoms and molecules and applies this to chemistry involved in our everyday lives, such as the chemistry food, household cleaners, personal care products, energy, and materials. The impact of chemistry in our environment will be considered throughout the course.


CHM 121 (3-3-4)

General Chemistry I

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include Modern Atomic Theory, chemical bonding, classification of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, the gas laws, and enthalpy. The laboratory experiments emphasize techniques, laboratory notebook keeping and illustrate the concepts studied in lecture. Prior coursework in chemistry is required. 
PR/CR: MAT 118, MAT 148, MAT 154, or eligibility to enroll in MAT 167


CHM 122 (3-3-4)

General Chemistry II

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases and their reactions, buffers, solubility and precipitation reactions, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. The laboratory experiments emphasize techniques, laboratory notebook keeping and illustrate the concepts studied in lecture. 
PR: CHM 121 and MAT 118, MAT 154 or eligible to enroll in MAT 167 or higher


CHM 140 (3-3-4)

Fund of Biochemistry

This course provides an introduction to the major classes of organic compounds, followed by an introduction to biochemistry including a study of the structure and function of the four major macromolecules in biochemistry - carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, and nucleic acids. Other molecules, which are important to the cellular and molecular processes, such as hormones and vitamins, will also be studied. 
PR: CHM 121 
Spring only


CHM 228 (4-3-5)

Organic Chemistry I

This course is the first course of a two-semester course in organic chemistry. The first semester includes the study of structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation, and reactions and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, ethers, epoxides, alcohols, and aromatic compounds. The laboratory stresses techniques, organic synthesis and the use of instruments for analysis. 
PR: CHM 122 or equivalent 
Fall only


CHM 229 (4-3-5)

Organic Chemistry II

This course is the second course of a two-semester course in organic chemistry. The second semester includes the study of structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation, reactions and reaction mechanisms of free radicals, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, B-dicarbonyl compounds, aldehydes, ketones, and amines. Special topics may include bioorganic compounds, synthetic polymers, or pericyclic reactions. The laboratory stresses techniques, organic synthesis, and the use of instruments for analysis. 
PR: CHM 228 or equivalent 
Spring only