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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, and chemical reactions. First term of a three-term sequence dealing with the molecular basis for life. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and placement into MTH111 (or higher); or completion of MTH095 (or higher); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Offered as needed
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH104; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) 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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and CH105 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
5 Credits

CH110 Foundations of General, Organic, and 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 WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and placement into MTH111 (or higher), or completion of MTH095 (or higher, except MTH098 and MTH105); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
5 Credits

CH114 Chemistry in Art
Introduction to chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Offers a broad, non-quantitative descriptive survey of scientific principles relevant to art and art-related topics such as light, color, pigments, dyes, solubility, acidity, oxidation, and polymers. Emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective on chemistry. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH115 Chemistry 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 topics such as the periodic table of the elements, scientific method, atomic structure and theory, acids and bases, chemical bonding, gases, nomenclature, and chemical reactions. Relates these concepts to history as well as current events. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH116 Chemistry in the Environmnt
Introduction to chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Covers topics such as energy; chemistry of the earth, air, and water; and relates these topics to current events, pollution, and consumer related concerns. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH117 Chemistry in the Kitchen
Introduction to chemistry designed specifically for the non-science student. Emphasizes the chemistry of food and cooking. Covers topics such as acids and bases, organic functional groups: carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and enzymes, and relates these topics to recipes and nutrition. The associated laboratory will provide an opportunity to occasionally create tasty food and put the scientific method to work understanding recipes. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH121 College Chemistry 1
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/Corequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and placement into MTH111 (or higher), or completion of MTH095 (or higher, except MTH098 and MTH105); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W
5 Credits

CH122 College Chemistry 2
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH121; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Sp
5 Credits

CH123 College Chemistry 3
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH122; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Sp, Su
5 Credits

CH201 Chemistry for Engineers 1
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 WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and placement into MTH111 (or higher), or completion of MTH095 (or higher, except MTH098 and MTH105); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F
4 Credits

CH202 Chemistry for Engineers 2
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH201; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) 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. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and placement into MTH111 (or higher), or completion of MTH095 (or higher-except MTH098 and MTH105); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) 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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher) with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W
1 Credits

CH221 General Chemistry 1
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 WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and placement into MTH112 (or higher); or MTH111 (or higher); or consent of instructor. (All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F
5 Credits

CH222 General Chemistry 2
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH221; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W
5 Credits

CH223 General Chemistry 3
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH222; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
5 Credits

CH241 Organic Chemistry 1
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: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH123 or CH223; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH241B Organic Chemistry Lab 1
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. Corequisite: CH241. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH123 or CH223; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
1 Credits

CH242 Organic Chemistry 2
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties, chemical reactivities of organic molecules, mechanisms of reactions, and discussion of their biological or industrial importance. Stresses alcohols, ethers, free-radical reactions, aromatic compounds, spectroscopy, oxidation-reduction, aldehydes, and ketones. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH241; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH242B Organic Chemistry Lab 2
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. Corequisite: CH242. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH241B; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
1 Credits

CH243 Organic Chemistry 3
Introduces the principles of organic chemistry for students majoring in physical or life sciences. Emphasizes structure, nomenclature, physical properties, and chemical reactivities of organic molecules, mechanisms of reactions, and discussion of their biological or industrial importance. Stresses carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, condensation reactions, carboxylics, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Prerequisite: Placement into WR115 (or higher), or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH242; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
4 Credits

CH243B Organic Chemistry Lab 3
Offers a laboratory course to accompany CH243 Organic Chemistry for students majoring in the 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: Placement into WR115, or completion of WR090 (or higher); and completion of CH242B; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Offered as needed
1 Credits