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Chemistry

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CH 100   Everyday Chemistry with Lab
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces chemistry related topics pertaining to everyday life. Includes topics such as renewable energy, clean air and water and global climate change using a relatively nonmathematical approach. Includes atomic/molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, chemical reactions, acids/bases and the social and environmental role of chemistry. Recommended for non-science majors to fulfill the Gen Ed science with lab requirement. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
CH 101   Inorganic Chemistry Principles
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces basic inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on solution chemistry. Fulfills a basic chemistry requirement for programs such as engineering technology, allied health, and others. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: one year of high school chemistry. Audit available.
CH 102   Organic Chemistry Principles
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces organic chemistry and biochemistry principles. Emphasizes organic and biochemistry required for application to dental hygiene programs. Includes general principles of organic chemistry; alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acid. Covers structure and function of classes of biomolecules; carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and DNA. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 65 or equivalent placement test scores, and CH 100 or CH 104 or CH 151 or instructor approval. Audit available.
CH 104   Allied Health Chemistry I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes general principles of chemistry; atomic structure, mole concept, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and gas laws. This is the first course of a three course sequence. Designed for students in a health science program, e.g. Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Vet Tech, or for a laboratory science elective. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/Concurrent: MTH 95. Audit available.
CH 105   Allied Health Chemistry II
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes stoichiometry, gases, oxidation-reduction, acid-base concepts, equilibrium, physical and chemical properties of solutions, nuclear chemistry, and organic hydrocarbons. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 104 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
CH 106   Allied Health Chemistry III
Credits: 5.00
Description: Includes fundamental principles of organic chemistry and biochemical processes. This is the third course of a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 105 and its prerequisite requirements. Audit available.
CH 151   Preparatory Chemistry
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces basic chemical principles and computational problems found in General Chemistry with a concentration on developing both analytical and reasoning skills via problem solving. Prepares students wanting to take the CH 221-3 General Chemistry series that have no chemical background or have not taken a college or high school chemistry course in the last 3 years. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
CH 211   Introduction to Biochemistry
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces the chemistry of biological systems. Principal topics covered are: the structure and function of biological molecules, the chemistry of heredity, metabolism and biological energy. CH 106 or 200-level organic chemistry required. Audit available.
CH 221   General Chemistry I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Explores measurements, properties of matter, nomenclature, atomic theory, chemical periodicity, and chemical bonding. Recommended for the following majors and pre-professional degrees: chemistry, natural science, engineering, medicine and dentistry. This is the first course in a three course sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores, MTH 111, and CH 151 or instructor approval. Audit available.
CH 221H   General Chemistry I: Honors
Credits: 5.00
Description: An honors version of General Chemistry I. Explores measurements, properties of matter, nomenclature, atomic theory, chemical periodicity, and chemical bonding. Recommended for the following majors and pre-professional degrees: chemistry, natural science, engineering, medicine and dentistry. This is the first course in a three course sequence. Prerequisites: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores, MTH 111, and CH 151 with a B grade or higher in the last year (A grade recommended) or instructor approval. Audit available.
CH 222   General Chemistry II
Credits: 5.00
Description: Explores stoichiometry; chemical reactions and equations; thermo chemistry; physical states of matter including properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; and chemical kinetics. Introduces organic chemistry. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Prerequisites: CH 221 or CH 221H. Audit available.
CH 222H   General Chemistry II: Honors
Credits: 5.00
Description: An honors version of General Chemistry II. Explores stoichiometry; chemical reactions and equations; thermo chemistry; physical states of matter including properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions; and chemical kinetics. Introduces organic chemistry. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Prerequisites: A "B" letter grade or higher in CH 221 or CH 221H. Audit available.
CH 223   General Chemistry III
Credits: 5.00
Description: Explores acid-base chemistry, ionic equilibria; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; thermodynamics; and descriptive chemistry topics. Includes special topics as time and interest allow. This is the third course in a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 222 or CH 222H. Audit available.
CH 223H   General Chemistry III: Honors
Credits: 5.00
Description: An honors version of General Chemistry III. Explores acid-base chemistry, ionic equilibria; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry; thermodynamics; descriptive chemistry topics. Includes special topics as time and interest allow. This is the third course in a three course sequence. Prerequisite: A “B” letter grade or higher in CH 222 or CH 222H.
CH 241   Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces functional groups, nomenclature, structure and chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, conjugation in alkenes, concerted reactions (Diels Alder), IR Spectroscopy, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms and special topics as time and interest permits. This is the first course in a three course sequence. Recommended for chemistry and other laboratory science majors, and pre-professional students in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary and chiropractic medicine, etc. Recommended: Successful completion of a year-long college general chemistry class in the last 3 years. Students receive Oregon University Systems upper division credit for Organic Chemistry 241, 242, and 243, upon successful completion of the ACS Organic Exam in CH 243. Prerequisite: (CH221, 222, 223) or (CH104, 105, 106). Audit available.
CH 242   Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces radical reactions; substitution and elimination reaction mechanisms; structure and chemistry of alcohols, ethers, epoxides and their sulfur analogues; introduction to organometallic compounds; arenes and aromaticity; structure and chemistry of aromatic compounds; NMR, UV-VIS and Mass Spectroscopy; special topics are included as time and interest permits. This is the second course in a three course sequence. Students receive Oregon Universities Systems upper division credit for Organic Chemistry 241, 242, and 243, upon successful completion of the ACS Organic Exam in CH 243. Prerequisite: CH 241. Audit available.
CH 243   Organic Chemistry III
Credits: 5.00
Description: Introduces carboxylic acids, carboxylic acid derivatives, amines, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, heterocyclic compounds, spectroscopy and selected topics. This is the third course in a three course sequence. Students receive Oregon University Systems upper division credit for Organic Chemistry 241, 242, and 243, upon successful completion of the ACS Organic Exam in CH 243. Prerequisite: CH 242. Audit available.
CH 298A   Chemistry Independent Study
Credits: 1.00
Description: Provides an opportunity to work independently on an individualized area of study within chemistry under the sponsorship of chemistry faculty. Prerequisites: Previous coursework in chemistry and instructor permission, and WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.