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(CHE) Chemistry

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CHE 100 - Introductory Chemistry (3 credits)
Prerequisite: proficiency in basic algebra
Selected fundamental principles of general chemistry for students who have not had high school chemistry and for those who need a review before taking other chemistry courses. [Does not include laboratory instruction and does not fulfill any requirements in the Chemistry program.] 3 lecture hours
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CHE 101 - General Chemistry I (4 credits)
Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHE 100; MAT 135
Corequisite: ENG 101
Basic concepts and theoretical principles of modern chemistry. Topics include stoichiometry; atomic theory and the structure of matter; periodic table; chemical bonding; kinetic-molecular theory and the states of matter; gas laws; solutions; oxidation-reduction; and acid-base systems. Lab work introduces the use of computers for data collection and analysis. 2 lecture/1 recitation/3 laboratory hours
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CHE 102 - General Chemistry II (4 credits)
Prerequisite: CHE 101 with a minimum C grade or permission
Corequisite: MAT 146 or approved equivalent
Theoretical and practical aspects of kinetics; simple and ionic chemical equilibria; thermodynamics; spectrophotometry; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; and the major families of chemical elements with emphasis on the transition elements. Lab work includes qualitative cation and anion analysis plus additional computer applications for data collection and analysis. 2 lecture/1 recitation/3 laboratory hours
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CHE 106 - Chemical Science Concepts (3 credits)
Prerequisite: MAT 037 (or MAT 037A and 037B) or proficiency in basic algebra
Corequisite: ENG 101
Fundamental topics in chemistry and biology are introduced utilizing forensics to explore basic science concepts. Topics include general, organic, and biochemistry, and general and molecular biology. Lab experiments integrate case-study analyses and modern instrumentation with techniques in enzymology, chromatography, microscopy, fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and serology. Prepares the student for informed engagement in society by providing scientific knowledge on which attitudes and opinions can be developed. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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CHE 107 - General and Physiological Chemistry (4 credits)
Prerequisites: high school chemistry recommended; MAT 037 (or MAT 037A and 037B) or equivalent
Introduction to basic chemical and physical principles and their applications to life processes. Lab exercises illustrate these principles and the behavior of physiologically significant materials. 2 lecture/1 recitation/2 laboratory hours
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CHE 201 - Organic Chemistry I (5 credits)
Prerequisite: CHE 102 with a minimum C grade
Theoretical principles of reaction mechanisms and the synthesis of important classes of organic compounds. Topics include stereoisomerism; alcohols; ethers; nucleophilic substitution; elimination reactions; and instrumental methods. Lab work introduces the synthesis, purification, separation and identification of organic compounds. 3 lecture/4 laboratory hours
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CHE 202 - Organic Chemistry II (5 credits)
Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a minimum C grade
Follows CHE 201 with increased emphasis on spectroscopy and mechanisms. Topics include aromatic compounds; electrophilic substitution reactions; carbonyl chemistry; carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbohydrates and proteins. Lab work includes methods of synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic identification of organic compounds. 3 lecture/4 laboratory hours
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CHE 293 - Honors Research in Chemistry I (2 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 102 and CHE 102, minimum 3.0 GPA in biology and chemistry courses, and faculty approval
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CHE 294 - Honors Research in Chemistry II (2 credits)
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CHE 295 - Honors Research in Chemistry III (2 credits)
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CHE 296 - Honors Research in Chemistry IV (2 credits)
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Under the guidance of an area sponsor in an industrial or academic environment, students participate in a chemistry research project. Requires a written report and oral presentation to students and faculty at the conclusion of the project period. [Fulfills a technical elective requirement in the Biology and Chemistry programs.] 5 laboratory hours per week

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