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Chemistry Course Descriptions
CHEM100 - CHEMISTRY I (3-2-4)
This is a course designed to relate the fundamental principles of chemistry with industrial and contemporary applications. Topics will include: the atomic model and theory, chemical bonding, balancing chemical reactions, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, acid and base reactions, properties of solutions, oxidation and reduction. Laboratory will correlate with lecture material. Corequisite: MATH205 College Mathematics I or MATH265 Engineering Mathematics.
CHEM110 - CHEMISTRY A (2-2-3)
This course will introduce the students to basic concepts in chemistry through contemporary applications. Topics will include atomic model and periodic chart, solutions, chemical formulas, balancing chemical reactions, and acids and bases. Laboratory sessions illustrate principles. Prerequisite: MATH225 College Math A.
CHEM120 - CHEMISTRY OF THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (3-2-4)
This course serves as the introductory chemistry course for students in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environment. The course provides a fundamental introduction to chemistry topics with a focus on the built environment. Fundamental principles of chemistry with emphasis on solving problems encountered in business and commerce. Topics include: the atomic model; writing, balancing; and predicting reactions; stoichiometry; the periodic table; properties of acids, bases, and salts; properties of aqueous solutions. Corequisite: MATH205 College Mathematics I.
CHEM150 - CHEMISTRY II (3-2-4)
This course is a continuation of CHEM100 Chemistry I. Emphasis will be placed on environmental applications. Topics include weak acid/base solutions and buffer systems; solubility and pH problems in water and wastewater analysis; chemical thermodynamics and equilibrium; chemical kinetics; rate laws and decay/degradation processes; electrochemistry; chemistry of the atmosphere; introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory experiments will illustrate or correlate with lecture topics. Prerequisite: CHEM100 Chemistry I; Corequisite: MATH250 Pre-calculus.
CHEM205 - CHEMICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY (3-0-3)
The course will focus on the requirements and implications of the OSHA Laboratory Standard, Hazard Communication Standard, and related topics. Prerequisite: CHEM100 Chemistry I, CHEM360 Chemistry I or equivalent.
CHEM250 - CONSUMER HEALTH AND SAFETY (4-0-4)
This course is designed for students who want to learn about the health and safety of foods and beverages, household cleaners, building materials, workplace practices, and industrial processes. The impact on environmental quality is also addressed.
CHEM360 - CHEMISTRY I (3-2-4)
This is a course designed to relate the fundamental principles of chemistry with practical problems encountered in industry. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving. Topics include: the atomic model and theory, chemical bonding, balancing chemical reactions, simple and complex stoichiometry equilibrium, acids-bases reactions, properties of solutions, combustion, oxidation and reduction, and electrochemistry. Laboratory will correlate with lecture material. Prerequisite: MATH250 Precalculus, MATH235 College Mathematics C.
CHEM400 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (2-4-4)
Concepts in organic chemistry, including identification of functional groups, reactivity and synthesis. Environmental pollutants are measured and analyzed using state-of-the-art laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM150 Chemistry II.
CHEM550 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY (2-4-4)
Concepts in organic chemistry, including nomenclature, physical properties and mobility. Organic and inorganic contaminants and materials are analyzed and evaluated using state-of-the-art laboratory techniques. Prerequisite: Senior status and CHEM150 Chemistry II.