Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

Course Descriptions

Chemistry (CHEM)

Liberal Arts Division

CHEM 100: Molecules and Life in the Modern World

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: MATH 120 or higher

Introduces chemistry with emphasis on impacts on human society, environmental issues, energy sources and life processes. Includes four laboratory experiments.

CHEM 121: General Chemistry I

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: MATH 126 with a grade of C or higher or appropriate score on the WNC placement exam or MATH 96 and prerequisite or corequsite of MATH 120

Provides fundamentals of chemistry including reaction stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter and thermochemistry. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 122: General Chemistry II

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CHEM 121 & MATH 126 & MATH 127, MATH 128

Provides fundamentals of chemistry including solutions, kinetics, equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemisty, nuclear chemistry and properties of inorganic and organic compounds. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 220: Introductory Organic Chemistry

Units (Credits): 4; Prerequisites: CHEM 121; Recommended: CHEM 122

Surveys the principles of carbon chemistry. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220 or 241. Three hours lecture/three hours laboratory.

CHEM 241: Organic Chemistry I

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 122

Introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties and reactivity and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Credit allowed in only one of CHEM 220 or 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 241L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory I

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CHEM 122 ; Corequisites: CHEM 241

Introduces the chemistry of carbon compounds; functional groups; relationships among molecular structure, properties and reactivity and biological relevance. For life and environmental sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.

CHEM 242: Organic Chemistry II

Units (Credits): 3; Prerequisites: CHEM 241

Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life science and sciences majors. Continues CHEM 241. Three hours lecture.

CHEM 242L: Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory II

Units (Credits): 1; Prerequisites: CHEM 241 & CHEM 241L ; Corequisites: CHEM 242

Provides an emphasis on functional groups, fundamental reaction mechanisms, and biomolecules. For life science and sciences majors. Three hours laboratory.



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