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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Chemistry - 6 courses
CHEM100 Introduction to Chemistry (for Non-Science Majors) (Fall, Spring and Summer) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: A one-semester introductory course in basic concepts and language of chemistry for the non-science major. Topics include general principles and theories of chemistry, including fundamentals of inorganic and organic chemistry, atomic structure and states of matter, bonding, stoichiometry, acid-base concepts, periodicity and solution chemistry. Face-to-Face class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week. Hybrid course is taught with an online lecture and meets 2 hours per week--2 hours for lab. Lectures for the Hybrid sections use recorded lectures that mirror the content of the Face-to-Face class.
NotesA lab is required for this course. Some sections will require a separate lab, while other sections will include the lab.
[ T] IAI: P1 902L

CHEM101 General Chemistry I (Fall and Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: The first semester of a two-semester sequence in College Chemistry for students in science and engineering. The topics include the periodic table of the elements, principles of atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, bonding, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermochemistry, chemical equations, ideal gas laws, solutions and colloids, basic concepts of the solid and liquid states, acids and bases, and oxidation-reduction. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. The hybrid course uses recorded lectures mirroring the face-to-face section and meets for an hour each week and 3 hours of lab per week.
NotesA lab is required for this course. Some sections will require a separate lab, while other sections will include the lab. [ T] IAI: P1 902L CHM 911

CHEM102 General Chemistry II (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This is the second semester of a two semester sequence in College Chemistry for students in science and engineering. The topics include equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, solubility equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry descriptive chemistry of the metals and nonmetals, coordination complexes, qualitative analysis, kinetics, and organic chemistry. Class meets for 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
NotesA lab is required for this course. Some sections will require a separate lab, while other sections will include the lab. [ T] IAI: CHM 912

CHEM105 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry (Spring) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Students will examine the influence of chemistry on society through the study of contemporary issues, with an emphasis on forensic chemistry. Students will be introduced to chemical, biochemical, and microscopy principles associated with analyzing organic and inorganic substances including fingerprints, soil, blood, DNA, hair, drugs, toxins, fibers, and glass. The course meets for 3 hours of lecture and 2 hours of lab per week.
NotesA lab is required for this course. Some sections will require a separate lab, while other sections will include the lab. [ T] IAI: P1 903L

CHEM133 Organic Chemistry I (Fall) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence in Organic Chemistry for students pursuing chemistry, biochemistry, medical or engineering professions. Topics covered are meant to build basic skills and knowledge in nomenclature, functional groups, molecular structure and analysis, reactivity and synthesis. Laboratory is required and covers the general techniques needed in organic synthesis and spectroscopic analysis methods. The lecture meets three hours per week and the lab is four hours per week.
NotesA lab is required for this course. Some sections will require a separate lab, while other sections will include the lab. [ T] IAI: CHM 913

CHEM134 Organic Chemistry II (Spring) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: This course is the second of a two-semester sequence in Organic Chemistry for students pursuing chemistry, biochemistry, medical or engineering professions. Topics covered include nomenclature, molecular structure, reactivity and synthesis, with some extra emphasis on spectroscopy and applications to biological chemical reactions. Laboratory is required and offers more complex reactions than CHEM133 through the use of more sensitive reagents and multi-step reactions. Lecture meets three hours per week and lab meets four hours per week.
NotesA lab is required for this course. Some sections will require a separate lab, while other sections will include the lab. [ T] IAI: CHM 914

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