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Chemistry

Courses - CHEM Lower Division

100. Chemistry and Today's World (4)

Prerequisite: One GE Foundation course (GE categories A1, A2, A3, or B2).
Introduction to basic principles of chemistry and a consideration of the benefits and problems arising from applications of chemistry. Discussions of foods and food additives, drugs, plastics, and other materials of everyday life, fuel sources, the atmosphere, and fresh water. Suitable for general education credit.
Not open for credit to chemistry or biochemistry majors or students with credit in CHEM 111A or CHEM 140. (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

101. Introduction to General Chemistry (4) F,S

Prerequisite/Corequisites: MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122.
Preparatory course for CHEM 111A. Recommended for students who have not achieved a satisfactory score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. Credit in CHEM 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. Basic principles and concepts including atomic structure, nomenclature, and chemical calculations with emphasis on problem solving.
Does not count for General Education credit. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. (Lecture 3 hrs., activity 2 hrs.)

105. Chemistry Explorations (1)

Prerequisite: A general education math class, which may be taken concurrently.
Central concepts of chemistry, including states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical compounds and reaction energy, and equilibrium, illustrated with a series of experiments. Intended for students in the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP).
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 3 hours). Course fee may be required.

111A. General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination . (Credit in Chem 101 does not substitute for a passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination) and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended. (Recommended for students who intend to pursue careers in science or engineering).
First semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 111A and 111B). Introduction to principles of chemistry including chemical reactions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure, bonding, and properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., laboratory and problem session 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

111B. General Chemistry (5)

Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
Second semester of a two-semester sequence (CHEM 111A and 111B). Continuation of chemical principles, applications of bonding theories of inorganic molecules, trends and reactivities of elements and their compounds, chemical equilibrium, kinetics and qualitative inorganic analysis. Solving aqueous equilibrium problems are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs., lab and problem solving sessions 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

140. General, Organic, and Biochemistry (5)

Prerequisites: A GE math course (may be taken concurrently); high school chemistry or equivalent.
This one-semester course encompasses general chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Meets chemistry requirement for pre-nursing curriculum.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 3 hrs; problem solving session 1 hr., and laboratory 3 hrs.) Course fee may be required.

251. Quantitative Analysis (4)

Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. It is strongly recommended that CHEM 251 be taken within one calendar year of CHEM 111B.
Introduction to techniques and theory of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, spectrophotometry, potentiometry, and chromatography.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture 2 hrs., laboratory 6 hrs.) Course fee may be required.