Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1411

General Chemistry I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

This course will cover fundamental principles of chemistry for majors in the sciences, health sciences and engineering; topics include measurements, fundamental properties of matter, states of matter, chemical reactions, chemical stoichiometry, periodicity of elemental properties, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, property gasses, and an introduction to thermodynamics and descriptive chemistry. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1411 will be performed. Introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: TSI complete in Reading and completion of MATH 1414 with a grade of "C" or better or equivalent.

CHEM 1412

General Chemistry II

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

This course will cover chemical equilibrium; phase diagrams and spectrometry; acid-base concepts; thermodynamics; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; an introduction to organic chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Basic laboratory experiments supporting theoretical principles presented in CHEM 1412 will be performed. Introduction of the scientific method, experimental design, chemical instrumentation, data collection and analysis, and preparation of laboratory reports will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1411 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 2423

Organic Chemistry I

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

This is a study of fundamental principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, bonding, properties, and reactivity of organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Laboratory activities will reinforce fundamental principles presented in CHEM 2423 lecture. Methods for the purification and identification of organic compounds will be examined. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1412 with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 2425

Organic Chemistry II

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:3   LAB HRS:3

Advanced principles of organic chemistry will be studied, including the structure, properties, and reactivity of aliphatic and aromatic organic molecules; and properties and behavior of organic compounds and their derivatives. Emphasis is placed on organic synthesis and mechanisms. Includes study of covalent and ionic bonding, nomenclature, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, reaction mechanisms, functional groups, and synthesis of simple molecules. Laboratory activities reinforce advanced principles of organic chemistry presented in CHEM 2425 lecture. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR STUDENTS IN SCIENCE OR PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS.

Prerequisite: CHEM 2423 with a grade of "C" or better.