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CHEM 1301   (3-2-3)   Chemistry and Society

A survey of elementary chemical principles for the non-science major, with illustrations of the daily importance of chemistry from organic chemistry, polymers, farming, foods and food additives, household medicines and drugs, and similar topics. Lab fee. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.

CHEM 1401   (4-3-3)   General Chemistry

Introduction to theories on the properties and structure of matter; atomic and molecular structure; properties of gases, liquids, and solids; properties of solutions; and chemical equations. Lab fee. Fall, Summer.
Prerequisite: eMAT Advising Tool (Basic Algebra) MATH 1300, 1301, 1303, or 1405.

CHEM 1402   (4-3-3)   General Chemistry

Continuation of CHEM 1401, including chemical equilibrium and equilibrium constants, energy changes, electrochemistry, radioactivity, descriptive chemistry of chosen elements, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Lab fee. Spring, Summer.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1401.

CHEM 3401   (4-4-0)   Biochemistry

This course pertains to the study of cellular chemistry: including presentation of solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics of enzymes, the structure and metabolic pathways of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids, cellular membrane composition and function, and the storage and utilization of genetic information. Fall.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3403.
Cross Listed Courses: BIOL 3401

CHEM 3402   (4-3-3)   Organic Chemistry

Study of compounds of carbon, classes of compounds and their typical reactions, theories, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis. Lab fee. Fall.
Prerequisite: CHEM 1402.

CHEM 3403   (4-3-3)   Organic Chemistry

Continuation of CHEM 3402. Lab fee. Spring.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3402.

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