Chemistry


Chemistry Courses

Delgado Course Credit-Hour Key - the meanings of the letters and numbers next to the course name.

CHEM 100 Chemistry in Society 3-0-3

Survey of major chemical principles and concepts as applied to global, societal and technological issues. Intended for non-science majors.
Prerequisite:MATH096.

CHEM 101 Elementary Chemistry 3-0-3

Includes scientific method, metric measurement, atomic structure, bonding, and gas laws. Students without high school chemistry may use this course to prepare for more rigorous CHEM 141.
Prerequisite: MATH 096.

CHEM 107 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory 0-3-1

Accompanies CHEM 101.
Corequisite: CHEM 101.

CHEM 141 General Chemistry I 3-0-3

Atomic structure, chemical bonding, redox equations, basic organic, and stoichiometry.
Prerequisites:

  • High school chemistry or CHEM 101,

  • MATH 118. 

Corequisite: CHEM 143. Credit not awarded unless CHEM 143 completed.

CHEM 142 General Chemistry II 3-0-3

Continuation of CHEM 141. Includes quantitative analysis, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and coordination compounds.
Prerequisite: “C” or better in CHEM 141 and 143.
Corequisite: CHEM 144. Credit not awarded unless CHEM 144 completed.

CHEM 143 General Chemistry I Laboratory 0-3-1

Accompanies CHEM 141. Includes density determinations, analysis of chemical compounds, stoichiometry of reactions, applications of gas laws and evaluation of solution properties.
Corequisite: CHEM 141.

CHEM 144 General Chemistry II Laboratory 0-3-1

Accompanies CHEM 142. Includes redox reactions, kinetic, equilibrium and thermochemical determinations, acid analysis, and synthesis of selected common compounds.
Prerequisite: “C” or better in CHEM 141 and 143.
Corequisite: CHEM 142.

CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I 3-0-3

Structures, preparations, and reactions of organic compounds, including the alkanes, alkenes, and alkyl halides. Includes mechanisms involving free radicals and intermediates and concepts such as sterochemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics that demonstrate the correlation of structure with chemical reactivity.
Prerequisites: Completion of CHEM 142 and CHEM 144 with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite: CHEM 223.

CHEM 222 Organic Chemistry II 3-0-3

Structures, preparations, and characteristic reactions of organic compounds, including the aromatic oxygen derivatives of organic compounds, and amines. Includes mechanisms for these compounds and concepts such as sterochemistry and structural determination.
Prerequisites: Completion of CHEM 221 and CHEM 223 with “C” or better.
Corequisite: CHEM 224.

CHEM 223 Organic Chemistry Lab I 0-3-1

General laboratory techniques of organic chemistry.
Prerequisites: Completion of CHEM 142 and CHEM 144 with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisite: CHEM 221.

CHEM 224 Organic Chemistry Lab II 0-3-1

General laboratory techniques of organic chemistry.
Prerequisite: CHEM 221 and CHEM 223 with “C” or better.
Corequisite: CHEM 222.

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