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CHM 101-102 General Chemistry I-II (4 Cr.) — Emphasizes experimental and theoretical aspects of inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry. Discusses general chemistry concepts as they apply to issues within our society and environment. Designed for the non-science major. Prerequisite for CHM 101: MTE 1, 2, 3, and 5. Prerequisite for CHM 102: Completed CHM 101 or CHM 111. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

CHM 111-112: College Chemistry I-II (4 cr.) — Explores the fundamental laws, theories, and mathematical concepts of chemistry. Designed primarily for science and engineering majors. Requires a strong background in mathematics. Prerequisite for CHM 111: MTE 1-9 or minimum placement recommendation for MTH 163 and ENG 111 eligible. Prerequisite for CHM 112: Completion of CHM 111. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

CHM 125: Chemistry for Nurses (3 cr.) — Introduces the basic concepts of general, organic, and biological chemistry necessary for practicing nurses. Prerequisite: MTE 1-3, or satisfactory score on an appropriate proficiency examination. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHM 241-242 Organic Chemistry I-II (3 cr.) — Introduces fundamental chemistry of carbon compounds, including structures, physical properties, syntheses, and typical reactions. Emphasizes reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite for CHM 241: Completion of CHM 112. Co-requisite: CHM 245-246. Prerequisite for CHM 242: Completion of CHM 241. Co-requisite: Co-requisite: CHM 246. Lecture 3 hours per week.

CHM 245-246 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II (2 cr.) — Includes qualitative organic analysis. Shall be taken concurrently with CHM 241 and CHM 242. Prerequisite for CHM 245: Completion of CHM 112. Co-requisite: CHM 241. Prerequisite for CHM 246: Completion of CHM 245. Co-requisite: CHM 242. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

CHM 260: Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.) — Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Prerequisite: Completion of CHM 112 or divisional approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

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