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Course Descriptions

CHEM090M - Foundations of Chemistry (2-2-3)

This high school level course in chemistry examines the structure of matter and the nature of chemical reactions. Lab activities will be included to help reinforce theory classes. The course helps to prepare students for college-level sciences. These credits are institutional only and do not count toward graduation.

CHEM115M - General Chemistry I (3-3-4)

Provides a sound foundation in the basic principles of chemistry. Covers structure of matter, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, quantum theory and atomic structure, chemical periodicity, chemical bonding, gases and their properties. Laboratories reinforce the principles and concepts presented in lectures and develop critical thinking and scientific writing.

Prerequisites: High school chemistry and biology with a grade of “C” or better, high school Algebra I or MATH145M. (Fulfills Lab Science elective)

CHEM116M - General Chemistry II (3-3-4)

The course will include topics such as intermolecular forces, solutions and their properties, kinetics of reactions, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibrium, equilibrium of solutions and oxido-reduction reactions. Laboratories are used to reinforce the principles and concepts presented in lectures and to develop critical thinking and scientific writing.

Prerequisites: CHEM115M with a grade of “C” or better, high school algebra II and trigonometry with a grade of “C” or better and placement into ENGL110M. (Fulfills Lab Science elective)