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Chemistry - Courses

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CH 104 - Introduction to General Chemistry
This course is designed for students who are in the health care fields and other non-science major programs and who need only an introduction to general chemistry. This class acquaints students with the quantitative aspects of chemistry, and the foundation concepts/practices of inorganic chemistry. The laboratory part of the course supports concepts addressed in the classroom and introduces standard laboratory procedures, safety considerations, and conservation principles.

CH 106 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
This course is designed for students who are in the health care fields and other non-science major programs and who need only an introduction to organic and biological chemistry. This sequence acquaints students with the quantitative aspects of chemistry, and the foundation concepts/practices of organic, and biological chemistry. The laboratory part of the course supports concepts addressed in the classroom and introduces standard laboratory procedures, safety considerations, and conservation principles.

CH 112 - Chemistry for Health Occupations
This course will introduce Health Occupations students to the chemistry of human cells and their components. Organic and biochemistry concepts will be explored to develop and support understanding of cellular structure, function, and genetics, including cell reproduction and specialization within tissues of the human body.

CH 114 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
This course is an introduction to chemistry in a forensic context. Topics may include measurement, density, soil chemistry, chromatography, the chemistry of fire, DNA, and organic and inorganic data collection and analysis. Relationships between scientific disciplines are explored. Lecture and laboratory.

CH 150 - Preparatory Chemistry
This class is designed to prepare students with minimal chemistry experience to take CH 221 (the first course in the General Chemistry sequence). Topics include measurement, significant figures, dimensional analysis, density, nomenclature, atoms, stoichiometry, gases, solutions, and heat; includes problem solving methods and calculations. Lecture/recitation.

CH 221/222/223 - General Chemistry
These classes are designed to prepare the student for further work in chemistry, biology, physics, many engineering fields, pre-medicine, and some allied health fields. General Chemistry focuses on inorganic chemistry and provides a basic understanding of the structure of matter, the changes matter undergoes, and the energy associated with those changes.

CH 241/242/243 - Organic Chemistry
It is a systematic coverage of aliphatic and aromatic chemistry. A survey of selected biologically important compounds is included during part of CH 243. There are three main areas of study.1) Structure determination by use of spectroscopic data and characteristic reactions of functional groups. 2) Reaction mechanisms, wherein reaction feasibility and rates are related to molecular structure. 3) Synthetic sequences in which complex molecules are built up from simple precursors.