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Chemistry Course Descriptions

CH104 Chemistry for Allied Health
Focuses on general chemistry with emphasis on the applications of chemical principles to the life sciences. Designed for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT, and other Allied Health students who plan to pursue careers in the health science professions. Topics include structure and properties of matter; energy; atomic structure and bondings; gas laws; chemical reactions. First term of a three-term sequence dealing with the molecular basis for life. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
5 Credits

CH105 Chemistry for Allied Health
Covers the molecular basis for life. Designed for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT, and other Allied Health students who plan to pursue careers in the health science professions. Topics include solutions and colloids; reaction rates and equilibrium; acids and bases and their regulation in the body; saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons; alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and esters, amines and amides. Second term of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH104 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
5 Credits

CH106 Chemistry for Allied Health
Covers the molecular basis for life. Designed for Nursing, Dental Hygiene, EMT, and other Allied Health students who plan to pursue careers in the health science professions. Topics include carbohydrates; lipids; proteins; enzymes, vitamins, and hormones; pathways of metabolism; and nucleic acids. Third term of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, Sp
5 Credits

CH110 General,Organic & Biochemistry
Presents a one-term survey course of basic general, organic, and biochemistry designed to introduce the chemistry needed for understanding the functions of living organisms. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

CH115 Consumer Chem: Chem in Society
Introduces a chemistry survey designed specifically for the non-science student. Emphasizes the history of chemistry, its impact on society, and its connection to other disciplines. Covers the periodic table of the elements, scientific method, atomic structure and theory, acids and bases, chemical bonding, nomenclature, and chemical reactions. Relates these concepts to history as well as current events. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH116 Consumer Chem: Chem/Environmnt
Introduces a survey of environmental chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Covers energy and chemistry of the earth, air, and water. Topics are related to current events, pollution, and consumer related concerns. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH117 Consumer Chem: Chemistry/Life
Introduces a survey of chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Covers organic functional groups, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids. Emphasizes connection of these topics to the world in which we live including health and cooking. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH121 College Chemistry
Introduces the fundamentals of chemistry for students majoring in fields other than chemistry. Examines the interrelationships of chemistry to all disciplines of science. Covers scientific method, atomic theory, stoichiometry, energy, periodicity, atomic structure, and bonding. First of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W
5 Credits

CH122 College Chemistry
Provides basic understanding of molecular compound formations, changes of state, solutions and reaction rates. Covers quantitative composition; stoichiometry; the gaseous state; acids, bases and salts; oxidation-reduction reactions; nuclear chemistry; chemical equilibrium; and introduction to organic chemistry. Second of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH121 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
5 Credits

CH123 College Chemistry
Introduces organic chemistry including aliphatic, aromatics, function groups and their reactions, structure and chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Third of a three-term sequence. Prerequisite: CH122 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Su
5 Credits

CH172 Chem Analysis/Musts & Wines
Introduces vineyard and winery laboratory practices. Covers basic chemical principles, laboratory techniques and analytical procedures for musts and wines. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CH123 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent course as determined by instructor; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

CH201 Chemistry for Engineers
The first course in a two-term sequence designed for engineering majors who intend to transfer to Oregon State University's engineering program. Covers definitions, measurements, atomic nucleus, elements, compounds, binary nomenclature, bonding models, solutions, redox, gas laws, and chemical thermodynamics: heat, work and energy. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

CH202 Chemistry for Engineers
Provides the second course of a two-term sequence. Covers Lewis structures, VESPR theory, shapes and polarity of molecules, intermolecular forces, crystal structure, reaction rates, rate laws, reaction mechanisms, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, spontaneous changes, free energy, voltaic and electrolytic cells, coordination compounds, organic structure, and polymer chemistry. Prerequisite: CH201 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
4 Credits

CH211 Chemistry for Engineers Prep 1
Provides guided study in topics and problem solving skills beyond that provided in CH201. Covers definitions, measurements, atomic nucleus, elements, compounds, binary nomenclature, gas laws, and chemical thermodynamics: heat, work and energy. Corequisite/Prerequisite: CH201 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH111 or higher; or MTH095 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
1 Credits

CH212 Chemistry for Engineers Prep 2
Provides guided study in topics and problem solving skills beyond that provided in CH202. Covers Lewis structures, VESPR theory, shapes and polarity of molecules, intermolecular forces, crystal structure, reaction rates, rate laws, reaction mechanisms, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, spontaneous changes, free energy, voltaic and electrolytic cells, coordination compounds, organic structure, and polymer chemistry. Prerequisite: CH202 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CH221 General Chemistry
Introduces chemical concepts and experimental techniques to students majoring in scientific, engineering, and medical fields. Covers the history of chemical developments, measurements and their uncertainty, components of matter, chemical periodicity, chemical calculations using the mole concept, chemical reactions, kinetic-molecular theory of gases, energy flow, experiments on chemical systems, and atomic structure. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH112 or higher; or MTH111 or higher with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F
5 Credits

CH222 General Chemistry
Covers periodic properties; molecular bonding, hybridization, and resonance; solutions and solids; intermolecular forces; rates of reactions; and organic polymers. Second of a three-term sequence designed for students majoring in scientific, engineering, and medical fields. Prerequisite: CH221 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
5 Credits

CH223 General Chemistry
Covers the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions; fundamentals of chemical equilibrium; acid-base equilibria; ionic equilibria in aqueous systems; free energy concepts; voltaic/electrolytic cells; and metallurgical processes. Third of a three-term sequence designed for students majoring in scientific, engineering and medical fields. Prerequisite: CH222 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits

CH241 Organic Chemistry
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic molecules. Stresses bonding, functional groups, alkanes and cycloalkanes, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, alkenes and alkynes. Prerequisite: CH123 or CH223, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH241B Organic Chemistry Lab
Accompanies CH241 Organic Chemistry as a laboratory for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes microscale laboratory experiments related to basic techniques of recrystallization, extraction, melting and boiling point determination, IR spectroscopy, extraction, chromatography and synthesis. Students requiring lecture and lab credit for transfer must take CH241 and CH241B. Prerequisite: CH123 or CH223, either with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CH242 Organic Chemistry
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic molecules. Stresses alcohols, ethers, free-radical reactions, aromatic compounds, spectroscopy, oxidation-reduction, aldehydes and ketones. Prerequisite: CH241 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH242B Organic Chemistry Lab
Offers a laboratory course to accompany CH242 Organic Chemistry for students majoring in physical and life sciences. Emphasizes microscale laboratory experiments related to reaction mechanisms, kinetics, spectroscopy, gas chromatography and synthetic techniques. Students requiring lecture and lab credit for transfer must take CH242 and CH242B. Prerequisite: CH241B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits

CH243 Organic Chemistry
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in the physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties and chemical reactivities of organic molecules. Stresses carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, condensation reactions, carboxylics, lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: CH242 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH243B Organic Chemistry Lab
Offers a laboratory course to accompany CH243 Organic Chemistry for students majoring in physical and life sciences. Emphasizes microscale laboratory synthesis, spectroscopy, biological activity of organic compounds, and qualitative analysis of unknowns. Students requiring lecture and lab credit for transfer must take CH243 and CH243B. Corequisite: CH243. Prerequisite: CH242B with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
1 Credits