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Chemistry Courses

CHM 130 Gen, Org, & Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading AND Proficiency in Arithmetic.  a. A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED
090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading b. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 060 or minimum Accuplacer score of 55 on Arithmetic or successful completion of DMA 010, DMA 020, and DMA 030
Corequisites: None
This course provides a survey of basic facts and principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. Topics include measurement, molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, solutions, acid-base chemistry, gas laws, and the structure, properties, and reactions of major organic and biological groups. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical concepts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours per week.

CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading AND Proficiency in Arithmetic Skills AND Proficiency in Elementary Algebra. a. A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading b. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 060 or minimum Accuplacer score of 55 on Arithmetic c. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 070 or MAT 080 or MAT 090 or MAT 095 OR successful completion of one of the following: MAT 120 or MAT 121 or MAT 161 or MAT 171 or MAT 175) OR a minimum Accuplacer score of 55 on Elementary Algebra
Corequisites: CHM 131A
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry. Topics include measurement, matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, stoichiometry, chemical formulas and reactions, chemical bonding, gas laws, solutions, and acids and bases. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic understanding of chemistry as it applies to other fields. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 3 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours per week.

CHM 131A Intro to Chemistry Lab (1)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading AND Proficiency in Arithmetic Skills AND Proficiency in Elementary Algebra a. A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading b. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 060 or minimum Accuplacer score of 55 on Arithmetic c. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 070 or MAT 080 or MAT 090 or MAT 095 OR successful completion of one of the following: MAT 120 or MAT 121 or MAT 161 or MAT 171 or MAT 175) OR a minimum Accuplacer score of 55 on Elementary Algebra
Corequisites: CHM 131
This course is a laboratory to accompany CHM 131. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences that enhance materials presented in CHM 131. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize basic laboratory procedures and apply them to chemical principles presented in CHM 131. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 1 credit hour course with 3 lab contact hours per week.

CHM 151 General Chemistry I (4)
Prerequisites: Proficiency in Reading AND Proficiency in Arithmetic Skills AND Proficiency in Intermediate Algebra a. A grade of “C” or better in ENG 095 or RED 090 OR minimum Accuplacer score of 80 on Reading b. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 060 or minimum Accuplacer score of 55 on Arithmetic c. A grade of “C” or better in MAT 080, MAT 090, or MAT 095 or successful completion MAT 161, MAT 171, or MAT 175 OR a minimum Accuplacer score of 75 on Elementary Algebra
Corequisites: None
This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, and solutions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental chemical laws and concepts as needed in CHM 152. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS,AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week.

CHM 152 General Chemistry II (4)
Prerequisites: CHM 151
Corequisites: None
This course provides a continuation of the study of the fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, ionic and redox equations, acid-base theory, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, introduction to nuclear and organic chemistry, and complex ions. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of chemical concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in natural sciences/mathematics. This course may meet the SACS natural science requirement for AA, AS, AFA, AGE, AAS, DIP, or CER programs.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week.

CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I (4)
Prerequisites: CHM 152
Corequisites: None
This course provides a systematic study of the theories, principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions, and mechanisms of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers; further topics include isomerization, stereochemistry, and spectroscopy. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of covered organic topics as needed in CHM 252. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week.

CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II (4)
Prerequisites: CHM 251
Corequisites: None
This course provides continuation of the systematic study of the theories, principles, and techniques of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions, and mechanisms of aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, and hetercyclics; multi-step synthesis will be emphasized. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of organic concepts as needed to pursue further study in chemistry and related professional fields. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.
*This course is a 4 credit hour course with 3 lecture contact hours and 3 lab contact hours per week.



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