Chemistry Courses

CH 100 
Introductory Chemistry (4 Credits) 
The course includes the following topics at introductory level matter: energy and measurement, atoms, balancing chemical Reactions, mole concept, solubility rules, chemical bonds, gases, . There is no lab component to this course. Summer. Prerequisite - No prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. Group: III. Note: CH 100 does not substitute for CH 110, a core course of the Biology Major. Students can take it as an elective.

CH 110
Principles of Chemistry I (5 credits)

This course introduces the standards for measurements, energy, and matter, the Periodic Table, atomic theory and structure, chemical bonds, mole concept, stoichiometry, and balancing chemical equations, Lewis structure and VSEPR, and gases. Problem-solving is stressed. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material. Fall. Prerequisite: MA 102 concurrently or the equivalent. Group: III.

CH 120
Principles of Chemistry II (5 credits)

A continuation of CH 110, this course covers topics such as intermolecular forces, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, properties of solutions, acids and bases, and gases, electrochemistry, thermodynamics and nuclear chemistry. Problem solving is stressed. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material Spring. Prerequisite: CH 110 or permission. Group: III.

CH 200
Organic Chemistry I (5 credits)

This course offers an introduction to the stereochemistry and the study of different functional groups. Topics include the structure, synthesis and properties of alkanes, alkenes and alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols. Also, the course introduces briefly benzene and its derivatives, the functional groups aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material. Fall. Prerequisite: CH 120 or permission. Group: III.

CH 201
Organic Chemistry II (5 credits)

A continuation of CH 200. The course covers the structure, synthesis and properties of benzene and its derivatives, aldehydes, ketones and carboxylic acids. The course focuses on spectroscopy and some other functional groups such as amines, phenols, and heterocyclic compounds. A 3-hour laboratory complements lecture material. Alternate year spring. Prerequisite: CH 200. Group: III.

CH 301
Biochemistry of Macromolecules 

(5 credits)

This course focuses on the structure and function of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids. It also focuses on the role of enzymes in biological systems, enzyme kinetics, recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatics. Briefly covers replication, transcription and translation. Spring. 3-hour lab complements the lecture material. Prerequisite: BI 101, BI102, CH 120, and CH 200. Group: III.