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Chemistry (CHEM)

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CHEM 112 | INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE L/L  (4 credits)
A general introduction to the field of forensic science, covering crime scenes, comparisons of soil, glass, hair, fiber, and paint samples. There will be an analysis of blood, hair, and bodily fluids as well as firearm and tool identification. Introductions into many of the subfields of forensics will be discussed. The included lab portion will provide hands-on experience in the analysis of evidence.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 115  | INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY L/L  (4 credits)
Recommendation: Prior completion of minimum of high school algebra.

An introductory non-majors course covering topics in measurement, atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws, and acid/bases.
Offered: Every Semester

CHEM 116 | INTRO TO ORGANIC & BIOCHEMISTRY L/L  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 115 or CHEM 121 or equivalent.

Non-majors course that includes topics on functional groups, nomenclature, organic reactions, proteins, enzyme action, carbohydrates, lipids, and metabolism. Course is directed toward nursing and allied health majors.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 121  | GENERAL CHEMISTRY I L/L  (5 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in MATH 103, concurrent enrollment in MATH 103 or higher, or Instructor approval.

Topics include atomic structure, stoichiometric relationships, chemical reactions, gas laws, thermochemistry, bonding, and molecular geometry. Course required for science, pre-med, allied health, agriculture, and engineering majors.
Offered: Fall

CHEM 122 | GENERAL CHEMISTRY II L/L  (5 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 121.

Topics include solutions, physical states, reaction rates and mechanisms, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and thermochemistry.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 240 |  SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY L/L  (5 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 121.

Includes topics on nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, reaction types, properties of functional groups and stereochemistry. Directed toward majors in dietetics, medical technology, allied health, agriculture, and natural science.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 241  | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I L/L  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 122.

First semester of a two-semester sequence designed for science and pre-professional students. Required for chemistry majors. Structure and bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, and spectroscopy.
Offered: Fall

CHEM 242  | ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II L/L  (4 credits)
Prerequisite: "C" or higher in CHEM 241.

Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Structure and reactivity, name reactions, carbon-carbon bond formation reactions, aromatic and heterocyclic chemistry, multi-step synthesis, and polymers.
Offered: Spring

CHEM 299  | SPECIAL TOPICS  (1-4 credits)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Designed to meet students' needs or interests; offered to utilize particular faculty resources; topics will be selected on interest and relevancy to students' need.
Offered: By Demand