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CHEMISTRY (CHE)

CHE111 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Credits: 3
This course is intended for non-science majors with little prior knowledge of Chemistry to aid them in understanding the role of Chemistry in society.

CHE131 - Principles of Chemistry I Credits: 3
An introduction to the fundamental principals of general chemistry. A course designed for students who require an overview of chemistry with a labortory component. Fundamental concepts of chemistry will be presented in a format that is understood by non-science majors and will be related to their specifi c area of study. Emphasis is placed on basic nomenclature, balancing equations, elemental stoichiometry, energy changes, solutions, concentrations, acids, bases, buffers and the gas laws.

Prerequisite: MAT 050 or placement by exam.

CHE151 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4
The fundamental principles and theories of chemistry; the period classification; the nature of atoms; chemical bonding, chemical calculations; the gas laws; solu≠tions and their colligative properties.

Prerequisite: Secondary School Chemistry or Algebra or placement by exam.

CHE152 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4
Includes the following topics: the colloidal state; chemical kinetics; ionic equilibrium; nuclear chemistry; electrochemistry; properties of selected metallic and non-metallic elements; and some organic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHE 151 (grade C or better).

CHE251 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 4
An introduction to the chemistry of the carbon compounds, particularly the aliphatic compounds; special emphasis is given to structural theory and mecha≠nism reactions; laboratory work includes properties and preparation of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHE 152 (grade C or better).

CHE252 - Organic Chemistry II Credits: 4
Special emphasis on the chemistry of aromatic compounds; laboratory work includes the synthesis and analysis of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHE 251 (grade C or better).

CHE299 - Special Topics in Chemistry Credits: 3
Emphasis is placed on standard laboratory techniques and scientific methods. A professional standard laboratory research book will be maintained. Students will gain proficiency in using basic laboratory instruments and glassware. A research project will be defined and a lab protocol will be described for the collection and analysis of data. A Research Report will be prepared and submitted by each student or team of students.