Chemistry (CHEM)

SKILLS FOR PRE-HEALTH CHEMISTRY
CHEM 095 3 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 093, 095 or equivalent or consent of Instructional Unit.

For students who have little to no previous chemistry experience, preparation for the fast-paced and intensive experience of CHEM 121, required for health occupation fields. Topics include measurements, density, nomenclature, properties of elements and compounds, understanding the periodic table, writing and balancing chemical equations, the mole, and the application of mathematical operations used in chemical problem solving. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 050 and CHEM 095.

SMALL WORLD ANTIBIOTICS RESEARCH 2A
CHEM 106 5 Credits/Units

33 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in BIOL 105 or consent of Instructional Unit.

Investigates authentic research to discover potentially new antibiotics. Overview of basic chemical concepts including a chemical history of antibiotics, their sources and discovery, and modes of action in bacteria. Strong emphasis on scientific inquiry including critical thinking, laboratory research methodology, and communication abilities.

CHEMICAL CONCEPTS W/LAB
CHEM&110 5 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Introductory chemistry course to fulfill the General Education Science with Laboratory requirement, intended for non-science majors who will not take additional chemistry. Focus on unit factor and equation problem solving skills as related to chemical concepts, also stoichiometry and stoichiometric problem solving skills. Topics include the structure of the atom, chemical reactions, and chemical and physical properties to describe matter. [NS, SE]

INTRO TO CHEMISTRY: PRE-HEALTH
CHEM&121 5 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Eligibility for MATH 146.

Topics in general chemistry applicable to students seeking a 2-year degree in the health-occupations fields. Unit-factor method is applied to problem solving. Topics covered include units of measurement, atomic structure, chemical bonding, energy, the mole concept, nomenclature of inorganic compounds, writing and balancing equations, properties of gases, solutions and colloids, reaction rates and equilibrium, acids, bases and salts, radiation and health. Completion of elementary algebra recommended. Formerly CHEM 111. [NS, SE]

INTRO TO ORGANIC/BIOCHEM
CHEM&131 5 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 121.

Aspects of organic and biochemistry emphasizing how chemicals affect functioning of the human body. Applicable to students seeking a 2-year degree in the health-occupations fields. Topics covered include aliphatic and aromatic compounds, alcohols, ethers, amines, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates and carbohydrate metabolism, lipids and lipid metabolism, proteins and protein metabolism, enzymes and hormones, nucleic acids and the chemistry of heredity, body fluids and the human circulation system and nutrition. Formerly CHEM 112. [NS,SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY PREPARATION
CHEM&139 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 093, 095 or 096 or equivalent or consent of Instructional Unit.

For students who need additional background in applied mathematics and chemistry to enroll in the CHEM 141-142-143 sequence for science and engineering majors. Topics include scientific methods of measurement, significant figures, nomenclature, properties of elements, compounds, and solutions, the periodic table, writing and balancing chemical equations, and focused (extensive) practice on stoichiometric problem solving. Formerly CHEM 100. [SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
CHEM&141 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 151, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: Eligibility for College Algebra and a grade of "C" or better in CHEM 139 or equivalent or recommending score on Clark's general chemistry placement test.

First of a 3-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors. Applications of the scientific method by correlating theory with experimental observation. Topics include systems of measurement, atomic structure, chemical bonding and shape, stoichiometric calculations, properties of gases, nomenclature of inorganic compounds, and writing and balancing equations. [NS, SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
CHEM&142 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 152, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 141 and CHEM 151.

Second of a 3-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors. Applications of the scientific method by correlating theory with experimental observation. Topics include properties of liquids and solids, solutions, equilibria, reaction kinetics, acid-base theories, ionic equilibria and an introduction to organic chemistry. [NS, SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
CHEM&143 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 153 is recommended.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 142 and CHEM 152.

Third of a three-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors. Applications of the scientific method by correlating theory with experimental observation. Topics include ionic equilibria, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, transition metal chemistry, and applications of all chemical concepts to the elements on the periodic table. [NS, SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
CHEM&151 1 Credit/Unit

22 hours of lab

First of a 3-term lab sequence designed for science and engineering majors, to coincide with CHEM 141 General Chemistry I. Applications of the scientific method by correlating theory with experimental observation. Topics include systems of measurement, observing and affecting chemical reactions, energy considerations, chemical behavior of aqueous systems, the nature of chemical bonding, gas laws, graphing techniques, using technological interfaces to collect and manipulate data, and mathematical calculations to support chemical observations. Students must register for CHEM 141, or consent of Instructional Unit. [NS, SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
CHEM&152 1 Credit/Unit

22 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 142, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 141 and CHEM 151, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Second of a 3-term lab sequence designed for science and engineering majors, to coincide with CHEM 142 General Chemistry II. Applications of the scientific method by correlating theory with experimental observation. Topics include phenomena of solid and liquid states, colligative properties of aqueous and non-aqueous systems, reaction kinetics, general equilibria, acid/base equilibria, graphing techniques, using technological interfaces to collect and manipulate data, and mathematical calculations to support chemical observations. [NS, SE]

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
CHEM&153 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 22 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 142 and CHEM 152, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Third of a 3-term lab sequence to coincide with CHEM 143 General Chemistry III for science and engineering majors. Applications of the scientific method by correlating theory with experimental observation. Topics include chemical and ionic equilibria, acid-base theories of aqueous solutions and selected principles of electrochemistry, gravimetric analysis, coordination chemistry, volumetric analysis, inorganic synthesis, and the statistical handling of data. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 143 with a grade of "C" or better. [NS, SE]

COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE
CHEM 199 5 Credits/Units

165 hours of clinical

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Supervised work experience in an approved job. Completion of specific learning objectives and employer evaluation. Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, HDEV 195, 198, or 200 required. [GE]

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
CHEM&241 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 251 is required, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 143 and CHEM 153, consent of Instructional Unit.

First of a 3-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors, or students seeking a career in the health professions. Topics include mechanistic approach applied to hydrocarbons and alkenes, spectroscopic methods, molecular orbitals, hybridization, resonance, acid/base theory, nomenclature, structure and reactivity, kinetic and thermodynamic theories of reactions. [NS, SE]

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
CHEM&242 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 252 is required, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 241 and CHEM 251, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Second of a 3-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors, or students seeking careers in the health professions. Topics include organic synthesis and mechanistic approach applied to polar molecules; topics may include alcohols, ethers, organometallic compounds, aromatic systems, aldehydes and ketones. [NS, SE]

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY III
CHEM&243 4 Credits/Units

44 hours of lecture

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 242 and CHEM 252, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Third of a 3-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors, or students seeking careers in the health professions. Topics include mechanistic and synthetic approach applied to polar molecules; topics may include reactions of carboxylic acids and derivatives, dicarbonyl compounds, amines, conjugated systems, polymer systems and an introduction to biomolecules. [NS, SE]

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
CHEM&251 1 Credit/Unit

44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 241, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 143 and CHEM 153, or consent of Instructional Unit.

First of a 3-term laboratory sequence designed for science and engineering majors, or students seeking a career in the health professions. Focus on basic organic laboratory techniques such as recrystallizations, melting points, distillations, reflux, extractions, chromatography, and spectroscopy; laboratory notebook-keeping skills and scientific writing methods. [NS, SE]

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
CHEM&252 1 Credit/Unit

44 hours of lab

Concurrent enrollment in CHEM& 242, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 241 and CHEM 251, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Second of a 3-term laboratory sequence designed for science and engineering majors, or students seeking a career in the health professions. Focus on organic laboratory techniques, spectroscopic characterization of molecules, and introduction to synthetic techniques, including multi-step syntheses and handling moisture- or air-sensitive compounds. [NS, SE]

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
CHEM&253 2 Credits/Units

11 hours of lecture / 44 hours of lab

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 242 and CHEM 252, or consent of Instructional Unit.

Third of a 3-term sequence designed for science and engineering majors, or students seeking careers in the health professions. Advanced synthetic techniques, project-based experiments and identification. CHEM 253 replaces CHEM 214 (beginning in Spring 2009). [NS, SE]

SPECIAL PROJECTS
CHEM 290 6 Credits/Units

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructional Unit.

Opportunity to plan, organize and complete special projects approved by the department. [GE]