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Chemistry 209

Introductory Chemistry

Unit(s): 4

Class Hours: 48 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 080 or 081.

Basic concepts of matter: atomic struc­ture, formulas, equation writing, no­menclature, gases and kinetic theory. Emphasizes properties of solutions, and the mole concept in quantitative chem­istry. Prepares students for biology and Chemistry 219.

Chemistry 210

General, Organic, and Biochemistry

Unit(s): 5

Class Hours: 64 Lecture, 48 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 209 or a passing score on the current chemistry placement test and Mathematics 080 or 081.

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of general, organic and bio­chemistry for majors in nursing, and other allied health majors. Includes atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, solutions, acids and bases, organic nomenclature, hydrocarbons, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids and metabolism.

Chemistry 219

General Chemistry

Unit(s): 5

Class Hours: 48 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Mathematics 080 or 081 and Chemistry 209 or Mathematics 080 or 081 and a passing score on current chemistry placement test.

Fundamental principles and concepts of chemistry including, but not limited to, atomic structure, quantum theory, periodic properties, stoichiometry, oxi­dation-reduction, molecular structure and bonding, gas laws, states of mat­ter, solutions, chemical kinetics and chemical equilibrium.

Chemistry 229

General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis

Unit(s): 5

Class Hours: 48 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 219

Continuation of Chemistry 219 in­cluding, but not limited to, ionic equilibrium, acid/base chemistry, thermodynamics and electrochemis­try, nuclear chemistry and descriptive chemistry.

Chemistry 249

Organic Chemistry I

Unit(s): 5

Class Hours: 48 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 229.

Alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl ha­lides, organometallics, alcohols, ethers, aromatics, and carbonyl compounds: structure and bonding, nomencla­ture, descriptive chemistry, reaction mechanisms, synthetic methods. IR spectroscopy. Laboratory: separations/purifications and identification, simple syntheses.

Chemistry 259

Organic Chemistry II

Unit(s): 5

Class Hours: 48 Lecture, 96 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 249.

Continuation of Chemistry 249. In­cludes units on aromatics, carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and classes of bio­logically important compounds. More complex synthetic routes are explored. Lab work includes multi-step syntheses. Reaction mechanisms and use of spec­troscopic techniques continue to be emphasized.