Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 100 - Molecules and Life in the Modern World Units: 3

A course for students with no science background. A general introduction into topics in inorganic and organic chemistry. Four laboratory experiences are required through the course period.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 98 and MATH 96 or qualifying ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT scores.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CHEM 103 - Preparatory Chemistry Units: 3

This course is a preparatory course for students with a deficiency in high school chemistry or who have not had chemistry before who wish to qualify for CHEM 110 or 121. Focus will be on developing problem solving skills and study skills in chemistry required to succeed in CHEM 110 or 121. Does not satisfy the General Education Core Science requirement.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: MATH 96 equivalent or higher, or qualifying ACCUPLACER, SAT/ACT scores.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

CHEM 120 - Recitation for General Chemistry I Units: 1

Students must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 121 in order to take this course. This course is a recitation section for CHEM 121 that includes additional practice in problem solving and chemistry skills used in CHEM 121.

Enrollment Requirements: Corequisite: Must be concurrently enrolled in CHEM 121.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I Units: 4

A first semester general chemistry course which focuses on the chemical principles of atomic structure, electron configurations, inorganic nomenclature, stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions, thermochemistry, gas laws, and Lewis structures. Course includes a weekly lab.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: ENG 98 and MATH 120 or equivalent or qualifying ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT scores for these courses.

Term Offered: All Semesters

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II Units: 4

A second semester general chemistry course covering topics on intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Course includes a weekly lab.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 121 within 5 years.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CHEM 198 - Special Topics in Chemistry Units: 0.5-6

Various short courses and experimental classes covering a variety of subjects. The course will be a variable credit of one-half to six credits depending on the course content and number of hours required. The course may be repeated for up to six credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

CHEM 201 - General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers Units: 4

A first semester course on the fundamental principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, kinetic theory of gases, gas laws, solutions, colligative properties, equilibrium and electrochemistry. Credit allowed for only one of the following: CHEM 121 or CHEM 201.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Previously or currently enrolled in MATH 181 -- AND -- completion of ENG 101 or ENG 102; or qualifying ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT scores.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

CHEM 202 - General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II Units: 4

A continuation of the introductory sequence on the principles of chemistry including thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, nuclear chemistry, metals and non-metals, coordination compounds, and properties of inorganic, organic and biological molecules. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 122 or 202.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CHEM 121 or CHEM 201 with a grade of 'B' or better; MATH 181 -- AND -- ENG 101 or ENG 102, or qualifying ACCUPLACER, ACT/SAT scores.

Term Offered: AS NEEDED

CHEM 220 - Introductory Organic Chemistry Units: 4

A laboratory course which acquaints students with some of the fundamental principles of carbon chemistry and biological chemistry.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Recommended: CHEM 122.

Term Offered: Spring and Fall

CHEM 241 - Organic Chemistry I Units: 3

Intensive introduction to the chemistry of carbon and its functional groups, including the structure and behavior of its molecules.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 202.

Term Offered: Spring

CHEM 241L - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab I Units: 1

Laboratory exercises in introductory organic chemistry. Stereo chemistry, separation and purification techniques, micro-scale organic reaction procedures.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 241.

Term Offered: Spring

CHEM 242 - Organic Chemistry II Units: 3

Continuation of CHEM 241, covering simple and polyfunctional compounds, with emphasis on synthesis of organic molecules.

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: CHEM 241.

Term Offered: Fall

CHEM 242L - Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Lab II Units: 1

Laboratory exercises in intermediate organic chemistry with continued emphasis on micro-scale organic reaction procedures. Introduction to the identification of organic compounds using chemical and instrumental means (qualitative analysis).

Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 242

Term Offered: Fall