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CHEM 100 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Fall/Spring, 1 credit hour GER 2

This is a laboratory course to accompany CHEM 101. The activities and experiments in this course are hands-on applications of the concepts covered in CHEM 101. It is designed for those students who have had little or no chemistry laboratory experience. Students must enroll in both CHEM 101 and CHEM 100 simultaneously, unless they have previously passed one of the courses. Students must also pass both CHEM 101 and CHEM 100 to receive Natural Science General Education credit.

Corequisite: Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM 101), or permission of instructor.

CHEM 101 INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours GER 2

This is an overview of chemistry which will include atomic structure, English-metric unit conversions, chemical nomenclature, the mole concept, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, physical behavior of gases, solutions, acid-base theory, and nuclear chemistry. It is designed for those students who have little or no chemistry background. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

Conditions: For students who did not pass the NYS Chemistry Regents exam (<65) or who did not take HS chemistry. Prerequisite: Beginning Algebra (MATH 100) or high school equivalent, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 107 INVESTIGATIVE CHEMISTRY

Spring, 3 credit hours GER 2

This is a basic introduction to chemistry designed to cover topics and methods used in forensic science. Topics covered include atomic structure, measurements and conversions, inorganic and organic chemical nomenclature,
the mole concept, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solution chemistry, acid-base theory, physical behavior of gases, calorimetry, chemical kinetics, dynamic equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. Also included is the chemistry
of explosions, the nature of drug molecules and how they relate to addiction, and the use of DNA in analyzing evidence. It is designed for those students who have little or no chemistry background.

Conditions: For students who did not pass the NYS Chemistry Regents exam (<65) or who did not take HS chemistry.

Prerequisite: Beginning Algebra (MATH 100) or high school equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Corequisite: Investigative Chemistry Lab (CHEM 108). A student cannot receive credit for both CHEM 101 and CHEM 107.

CHEM 108 INVESTIGATIVE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Spring, 1 credit hour GER 2

This course is a laboratory course to accompany Investigative Chemistry (CHEM 107). The course provides scientific laboratory experiences in chemistry relevant to forensic science. Each exercise involves the collection of data, manipulation of the collected data, and analysis of the data. Experiments include density of plastic material, chromatographic analysis of ink, types of chemical reactions, factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions, detection of common gases, spectroscopic analysis of analgesics, qualitative analysis of blood and urine, breathalyzer test, detection of blood, heat capacity of building materials, fingerprint development methods, and detection of gunshot residue. Two hours laboratory per week.

Corequisite: Investigative Chemistry (CHEM 107), or permission of instructor. A student cannot receive credit for both CHEM 108 and CHEM 100.

CHEM 120 GENERAL, ORGANIC, and BIOCHEMISTRY

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours GER 2

An integration of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry providing the student with a basic understanding of chemical processes and knowledge useful in a variety of degree programs. Topics include matter/atomic structure review, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, physical behavior of gases, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid/base equilibrium including buffers, an overview of organic chemistry, and an overview of biochemistry. The course is particularly useful to students in health-related curricula where an understanding of life processes at the molecular level is essential. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: High School Regents Chemistry (65 grade minimum), or Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM 101) and High School Algebra or Intermediate Algebra (MATH 106).

Corequisites: General, Organic, and Biochemistry Laboratory (CHEM 121) the first time CHEM 120 is attempted or permission of instruction

CHEM 121 GENERAL, ORGANIC, and BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Fall/Spring, 1 credit hour GER 2

The laboratory component of General, Organic, and Biochemistry (CHEM 120). The course includes experiments in measurement principles, thermodynamics, kinetics, gravimetric analysis, physical behavior of gases, spectroscopy, radiochemistry, solutions, organic chemistry separation techniques and organic chemical synthesis. Two hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: NYS Chemistry Regents (65 grade minimum) or Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM 101) and HS algebra or Intermediate Algebra (MATH 106), or permission of instructor

Corequisites: General, Organic, and Biochemistry (CHEM 120) or after CHEM 120 has been successfully completed, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 150 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

Fall, 4 credit hours

This is the first semester of a two-semester college level course in chemistry. Topics include atomic structure, the periodic chart, moles, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, aqueous solutions, gas laws, gases in the atmosphere, thermochemistry, and chemical bonding theory. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: NYS Chemistry Regents Exam of 65 or above or Introduction to Chemistry (CHEM 101/100) or Investigative Chemistry (CHEM 107/108), and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 106) or high school equivalent, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 155 COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

Spring, 4 credit hours

This is the second semester of a two semester college level course in chemistry. Topics include: bonding, intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics, free energy concepts, and nuclear chemistry. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: College Chemistry I (CHEM 150) or permission of instructor.

CHEM 301 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Fall, 4 credit hours

Organic Chemistry I is the first semester of a two semester sequence of organic chemistry which is applicable for Liberal Arts: Science and Engineering Science curricula. The lecture portion of the course will include chemical bonding, acid/base theory, thermodynamics, kinetics, organic structure, isomerism, stereochemistry, infrared spectroscopy, CMR/PMR nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, nomenclature principles, and the chemistry of several organic chemical functional groups. The laboratory portion of the course will include methods of purification/separation of organic chemicals, chemical kinetics, instrumental analytical techniques, and several organic syntheses. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: College Chemistry II (CHEM 155) or permission of instructor.

CHEM 302 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

Spring, 4 credit hours

This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I. The lecture portion of the course will include oxygen containing functional groups, aromaticity, benzene and its derivatives, carbanions, nitrogen containing functional groups, heterocyclics, and nuclear magnetic resonance. The laboratory portion of the course will consist of organic syntheses and qualitative organic analysis. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry I (CHEM 301) or permission of instructor.

CHEM 430 BIOCHEMISTRY

Fall, 4 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to the structure and function of biological macromolecules, bioenergetics, and transfer of genetic information. Emphasis will be on protein structure and function, enzyme catalysis, an overview of energy metabolism, and the maintenance and expression of genetic information. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 302) or permission of instructor.

CHEM 291-295, 391-395, OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

Fall/Spring, 1-4 credit hours

Special Topics in Chemistry will generally include topics of current interest or topics not covered in courses currently offered by the department or in combinations not currently available.