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51 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Math 115.

Lecture, 4 hours; laboratory, 3 hours.

A descriptive course encompassing the basic concepts of inorganic, organic and biological chemistry. Each topic includes applications to health and environmental issues. The experimental laboratory involves the student in scientific observations, measurement, safety and proper laboratory techniques. Lecture, discussion and lab all include collaborative learning experiences. This course is appropriate for students who require a physical science course with laboratory including liberal arts, elementary education and allied health related majors. This course is not intended for students planning to enroll in Chemistry 101.

68 Preparation for General Chemistry

Prerequisite: None. Recommended: Math 120. Corequisite: Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in Math 125.

Lecture, 5 hours; laboratory, 4 hours.

Elementary chemical principles and laws with applications to industrial, environmental and health issues. The laboratory will introduce safety, scientific observation, measurement, and use of chemicals. The course will emphasize chemical stoichiometry and gas law calculations. Students who have not studied introductory college level chemistry must take this course prior to enrollment in Chemistry 101. This course is recommended for students who have never taken a college level chemistry course.

101 General Chemistry I 

Prerequisite: Chem 68 and Math 125 with grades of C or better. Students without a passing grade for Chem 68 or an equivalent college- level chemistry class on their official transcript must take the Chemistry 101 Readiness Exam.

Lecture, 5 hours; laboratory, 4 hours.

A study of chemical principles and laws with emphasis on chemical calculations. This course will cover chemical stoichiometry and concentration calculations, gas laws, thermochemistry, introductory quantum mechanics, bonding, molecular geometry, unit cell calculations, and colligative properties. Laboratory work includes gravimetric analysis, titration, and observation. This course is required of majors in agriculture, bacteriology, biology, botany, chemistry, dentistry, engineering, geology, medical technology, medicine, optometry, pharmacy and physics.

102 General Chemistry II 

Prerequisite: Chem 101 with a grade of C or better.

Lecture, 5 hours; laboratory, 4 hours.

A continuation of Chemistry 101. Lectures will cover kinetics, gas phase and ionic equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, transition metals, industrial chemistry, and introductory organic nomenclature. Laboratory will include experiments in kinetics, equilibria, electrochemistry and thermodynamics. Instrumentation will include spectrophotometry, and measurements of pH and emf.

211 Organic Chemistry for Science Majors I 

Prerequisite: Chem 102 with a grade of C or better.

Lecture, 5 hours; laboratory, 4 hours.

This course is an introduction to the topological, physical and chemical properties of carbon-containing compounds. Laboratory emphasis is on the preparation, isolation, purification and analysis of organic compounds.

212 Organic Chemistry for Science Majors II 

Prerequisite: Chem 211 with a grade of C or better.

Lecture, 5 hours; laboratory, 4 hours.

A continuation of Chemistry 211 with emphasis on the structural, physical and chemical properties of organic compounds and molecules of biological importance. Laboratory emphasis on the preparation, isolation and purification of carbon-containing compounds.