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CHEM 100 Chemical Explorations • 5 Cr.

Presents basic concepts of chemistry using a relatively non-mathematical approach. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical vs. physical changes, acids and bases, and the social and environmental role of chemistry. Same as CHEM& 110. Only one of the two (CHEM 100 or CHEM&110) may be taken for credit.

CHEM& 110 Chemical Concepts w/ Lab • 6 Cr.

Presents the topics of chemistry in a relatively non-mathematical way and focuses on the social and environmental roles of chemistry. Course covers atomic and molecular structure, measurement, the periodic table, and acids and bases. The laboratory expands upon the course materials. Same as CHEM 100. Only one of the two (CHEM 100 or CHEM& 110) may be taken for credit.

CHEM& 121 Introduction to Chemistry • 6 Cr.

Introduces simplified atomic and molecular theory. Students investigate the chemistry of solutions, gases, liquids, and solids and examine quantitative relationships in chemical processes. Format includes lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Prerequisites: MATH 078 or MATH 098 with a C or better, or placement into MATH 099 or higher.

CHEM& 131 Introduction to Organic/Biochemistry • 6 Cr.

Presents organic chemistry and biochemistry, with emphasis on functional groups, reaction synthesis, and biochemical applications. Format includes lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 or higher level chemistry courses with a C (2.0) or better, or permission of instructor.

CHEM& 140 General Chemistry Preparation w/Lab • 6 Cr.

Preparatory chemistry for science and engineering majors intending to take the general chemistry series (161/162 /163). Topics include: atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, bonding, acids-bases, and oxidation-reduction. A quantitative approach and problem solving is emphasized. Prerequisite: Math 099 (with C or better) or placement into Math 141 or higher.

CHEM& 161 General Chemistry I • 6 Cr.

First in a three-course chemistry sequence for science and engineering students. The 161/162/163 series covers atomic structure, stoichiometry, solutions, gas laws, periodic law, bonding, molecular orbital theory, colligative properties, radioactivity, thermochemistry, equilibrium, acids, bases, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, kinetics, and simple organic chemistry. Courses in the series take a quantitative approach, format includes lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Prerequisites: Completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH& 141 or higher, or placement into MATH& 142 or higher. Also, CHEM& 140 with a C or better (or equivalent), or by chemistry placement exam.

CHEM& 162 General Chemistry II • 6 Cr.

Second in a three-course chemistry sequence for science and engineering students. Prerequisite: CHEM& 161 with a C or better.

CHEM& 163 General Chemistry III • 6 Cr.

Third in a three-course chemistry sequence for science and engineering students. Prerequisite: CHEM& 162 with a C or better.

CHEM 199 Individual Studies in Chemistry • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for special projects, student research and independent study in Chemistry by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CHEM& 261 Organic Chemistry I • 6 Cr.

The first of a three-course series in organic chemistry. The 261/262/263 series covers structure, nomenclature, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. Format includes laboratory work. Prerequisite: CHEM& 163 with a C or better.

CHEM& 262 Organic Chemistry II • 6 Cr.

Second in a three-course organic chemistry sequence. Format includes laboratory work. Prerequisite: CHEM& 261.

CHEM& 263 Organic Chemistry III • 6 Cr.

Third in a three-course sequence. Continues the lecture and lab component of CHEM& 261 and CHEM& 262. Topics include functional groups and biologically important compounds. Format includes laboratory work. Prerequisite: CHEM& 262.

CHEM 272 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry • 6 Cr.

This course is designed for students to get a head start into the field of fundamental and applied chemistry research by providing knowledge and experience using the scientific method to tackle real life problems. Topics include developing a question and hypothesis, designing an experiment, collecting data, drawing conclusions from findings and presenting research. Format includes lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM& 161 with a C or better, or instructor permission.

CHEM 275 Introduction to Instrumental Analysis • 6 Cr.

Designed for students interested in a career in molecular biosciences. Topics include measurements and calculations in analytical chemistry, interaction of radiation with matter, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and separation techniques. Format includes lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Prerequisite: CHEM& 163, and BIOL& 160 or BIOL& 211. Recommended: ENGL& 235 and BTS 147.

CHEM 299 Individual Studies in Chemistry • V1-5 Cr.

Allows for advanced special projects, student research and independent study in Chemistry by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

CHEM 405 Biochemistry I • 5 Cr.

The first in a two-quarter sequence for students in the Bachelor in Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences, science majors and students interested in careers in pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and medical technology. Topics include protein structure and function; carbohydrates and their metabolism, electron transport processes and some of the major metabolic pathways. Previously CHEM 265. Only CHEM 265 or CHEM 405 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: BIOL& 211 and CHEM& 261 or equivalent.

CHEM 406 Biochemistry II • 5 Cr.

The second in a two-quarter sequence for students in the Bachelor in Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences, science majors and students interested in careers in pharmacy, dentistry, medicine, veterinary medicine and medical technology. Topics include lipid structure, metabolism, transport and biosynthesis, nucleic acid structure and function, DNA replication, transcription and translation. Previously CHEM 266. Only CHEM 266 or CHEM 406 can be taken for credit, not both. Prerequisite: CHEM 405 with a C or better.