• CHEM 100 Chemistry and Society

    3 Credits Syllabus

    Introduction to chemistry for non-science majors. Discussion of basic chemistry concepts and their application to everyday life. No credit for science and engineering majors. DP

  • CHEM 110 – Chemistry in a Sustainable World

    3 Credits

    Chemistry plays a critical role in our ability to adapt to a changing and ever more crowded world, but chemicals can also cause problems when they are used improperly or in the wrong environment. In this course, we will explore the important roles for natural and man-made chemicals in making our life better in a sustainable and environmentally safe way. We will also explore a few examples where chemicals play a role in damaging our environment, serving as a cautionary note that one needs a clear understanding of how chemicals interact with the environment, whether they will naturally degrade, or how they will be properly contained and disposed of.

    CHEM 110 (cross-listed as SUST 120) emphasizes environmental chemistry, green chemistry, and other similar topics. This course is intended for non-Chemistry majors and will be eligible for DP diversification credit, similar to Chem 100.

  • CHEM 131 Preparation for General Chemistry

    3 Credits

    For students lacking preparation in chemistry. Provides background in algebra and elementary concepts of chemistry in preparation for entering the General Chemistry sequence. (Three lecture hours/week) Fall, Spring, and Summer.

    • Prerequisite: Effective Fall 2017: Successful completion of CHEM placement exam
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  • CHEM 151L Elementary Survey of Chemistry Lab

    Credit

    (Discontinued) (1 3-hr Lab) Experiments introducing laboratory techniques and illustrating chemical principles. Pre: 151 (or concurrent). DY

  • CHEM 151 Elementary Survey of Chemistry

    3 Credits

    (Discontinued) Nonrigorous but adequate background in fundamentals. Preparation for technical training in life sciences. DP

  • CHEM 152 Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry

    3 Credits

    (Discontinued) Structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of organic compounds, emphasizing those of practical importance in life sciences. (Three lecture hours/week) Spring only. DP

  • CHEM 152L Survey of Organic & Bioorganic Chemistry Labs

    Credit

    (Discontinued) Techniques of preparation, purification, identification of organic compounds. DY

  • CHEM 161 General Chemistry I

    3 Credits Syllabus

    Basic principles of chemistry including stoichiometry. Introduction to solution phase chemistry. Gas phase chemistry. Introduction to thermodynamics, including enthalpies of formation and reaction. Introduction to atomic structure, periodic trends, chemical bonding, molecular structure. (3 lecture hours/week) Fall, Spring, and Summer Session I. DP

    • Prerequisite: C (not C-) in 131 or C (not C-) in 151 or successful completion of placement exam, or consent
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  • CHEM 161L General Chemistry I Laboratory

    1 Credit Syllabus

    Laboratory experiments introducing techniques and fundamental principles of chemistry. (One 3-hour laboratory session/week) Spring and Fall. DY

  • CHEM 162 General Chemistry II

    3 Credits Syllabus

    (Continuation of CHEM 161) Liquids and solids. Solutions and colligative properties. Continuation of thermodynamics, including entropy and free energy. Principles and applications of chemical equilibrium, including acid-base chemistry (titrations, buffers). Kinetics. Redox reactions and electrochemistry. (3 lecture hours/week) Spring and Fall. DP

  • CHEM 162L General Chemistry II Laboratory

    1 Credit Syllabus

    Laboratory experiments introducing techniques and fundamental principles of chemistry. (One 3-hour laboratory session/week) Spring and Fall. DY

  • CHEM 171L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory

    1 Credit

    Laboratory experiments illustrating fundamental principles of chemistry. DY

  • CHEM 171 Principles of Chemistry

    4 Credits

    Principles, theories and elementary analytical methods of chemistry. Intended for physical science majors and engineers. (Fall Only) DP.

    • Prerequisite: Satisfactory Placement Exam score, and MATH 241 (or concurrent) or MATH 251A (or concurrent)
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  • CHEM 181A Honors General Chemistry

    4 Credits

    Rigorous, in-depth introduction to chemical principles with emphasis on experimental and applied aspects of modern chemistry. (Three lecture hours/ week) Fall only. DP (Has not been offered in recent years)

    • Prerequisite: High-school chemistry and MATH 215 or MATH 241 or MATH 251A
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  • CHEM 181L Honors General Chemistry Laboratory

    1 Credit

    Laboratory experiments illustrating fundamental principles of chemistry involving advanced techniques and modern instrumentation. (One 3-hour lab session/week) Fall only. DY. (Has not been offered in recent years)