Course Offerings In Chemistry

CHM 100 - Basic Chemistry

CHM 100 is a non-laboratory course designed to provide a general introduction to the chemical sciences. Topics include the scientific method, the periodic table, modern atomic theory, chemical bonding, and measurements and mathematical relationships in chemistry. Basic chemical concepts are applied to topics important to various professions and everyday life. Students taking this course are expected to read the textbook and perform simple mathematical operations.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 110 - Chemistry in the Modern World

This course is designed for non-science majors and some medical curriculum students. Its purpose is to give students a better understanding of the relationship between science, technology, and the environment. Topics include measurement, bonding, molecular interactions, stoichiometry, acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. Topics related to organic chemistry and biochemistry are introduced. The laboratory is designed to reinforce lecture concepts and provide hands-on learning experiences.
Course Fee: $24 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 120 - Survey of General Chemistry

CHM 120 is a one-semester lecture/laboratory course that provides students with an overview of the fundamental laws and concepts in chemistry. Topics covered include atomic and molecular structure, nuclear chemistry, phases of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, oxidation-reduction reactions, and kinetics. This course is designed for baccalaureate medical curriculum students and health science students as well as students intending to obtain a degree in polymer technology. Students must enroll in both a lecture and a laboratory section for CHM 120. Earning a C or better in high school chemistry or in CHM 100 or CHM 110 at GRCC is the recommended preparation for this course.
Course Fee: $25 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 130 - General Chemistry I

CHM 130 is designed to provide science and engineering majors the fundamental concepts of 1st semester general chemistry. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of atomic theory, chemical structure and bonding, stoichiometry, solutions, thermodynamics as well as solid and liquid properties. Students enrolled in CHM 130 must take the laboratory component (CHM 131) for lab science credit. The laboratory is designed to introduce and reinforce lecture concepts. This course serves pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy students as well as science majors. Successful completion of high school chemistry or CHM 100 or CHM 110 is recommended before taking this course.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 131 - General Chemistry I Laboratory

CHM 131 is the lab component of CHM 130. Students enrolled in CHM 130 must take the laboratory component for lab science credit. This lab is designed to provide science and engineering majors with laboratory techniques and concepts for the 1st semester of general chemistry. The laboratory is designed to introduce and reinforce lecture concepts. This course serves pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy students, as well as science majors. Successful completion of high school chemistry or CHM 100 or CHM 110 is recommended before taking this course.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 140 - General Chemistry II

CHM 140 is designed to provide science majors the fundamental concepts of 2nd semester general chemistry. Emphasis is on developing an understanding of gas laws, chemical kinetics, molecular and ionic equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry. The laboratory (CHM 141) builds upon the skills developed in CHM 130/131 and is designed to reinforce lecture concepts. This course serves pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy students, as well as science majors.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 141 - General Chemistry II Laboratory

CHM 141 is the lab component of CHM 140. Students enrolled in CHM 140 must take the laboratory component for lab science credit. This lab is designed to provide science and engineering majors with laboratory techniques and concepts for the 2nd semester of general chemistry. The laboratory is designed to introduce and reinforce lecture concepts. This course serves pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmacy students, as well as science majors.
Course Fee: $20 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 210 - Inorganic, Organic, and Biochemistry

CHM 210 is designed to introduce students to selected topics in general, organic, and biological chemistry. This course serves students who are applying to the Dental Hygiene Program and some transfer Allied Health students. Emphasis is on measurement, bonding, acids and bases, and the classes, physical properties and reactivity of organic molecules. These concepts are applied to the study of biomolecules and biological pathways. It is strongly recommended that students who have not recently and successfully completed a high school chemistry course take CHM 100 or CHM 110 prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: $37 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 230 - Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

CHM 230 is designed for students requiring a one semester course in organic and biochemistry. Topics include biologically significant classes of organic compounds and their reactions, classes of biological compounds including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, nucleic acids, biochemical energy production and metabolism (carbohydrate, lipid and protein). This course may be required by four-year degree programs in nursing and allied health professions. Students should verify which chemistry courses are needed for their specific transfer programs.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 231 - Introductory Organic and Biochemistry Lab

CHM 231 is a lab course designed to accompany the lecture course CHM 230. Students are introduced to basic organic and biochemistry laboratory techniques, explore stereochemistry, acids and bases, buffers, reactivity of functional groups, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, fats, antioxidants and nucleic acids. CHM 231 primarily serves students in nursing and allied health professions requiring the lab portion of an Introductory Organic and Biochemistry course.
Course Fee: $50 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 240 - Survey of Organic Chemistry

CHM 240 is designed to prepare students who require one semester of organic chemistry for biological and polymer chemistry. Students are introduced to the classes of organic compounds, reactions, mechanisms, synthesis, IR spectroscopy and organic laboratory techniques. This course mainly serves students in transfer allied health, environmental science and polymer technology programs.
Course Fee: $44 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 250 - Biological Chemistry

CHM 250 is designed for students who require a one semester course in biological chemistry such as students in transfer allied health programs and those in the Chemical Technology program. Students will be introduced to the structure and function of biochemical found in and utilized by humans. Topics include buffers, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, bioenergetics, enzymes, metabolism and protein synthesis.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 251 - Biological Chemistry Lab

CHM 251 is the laboratory component of CHM 250. In this laboratory, students will be introduced to basic biochemical laboratory techniques, including spectroscopy, chromatography, polarimetry, and electrophoresis to explore topics including buffers, amino acids, enzymes, carbohydrates, metabolism, and nucleic acids.
Course Fee: $50 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 260 - Organic Chemistry I

CHM 260 is the first part of a two-semester sequence for those students who require a full year of organic chemistry. This course is designed to prepare students for biological chemistry and serves mainly students in pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-medicine, chemical engineering, chemical technology and chemistry programs. The course topics include nomenclature, stereochemistry, mechanism, organic reactions and spectroscopy. Many transfer institutions require CHM 261 as a co-requisite.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 261 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

CHM 261 is the first part of a two-semester sequence for those students who require a full year of organic chemistry lab. This course serves mainly those students in pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-medicine, chemical engineering, chemical technology and chemistry programs. Students will be introduced to basic organic laboratory techniques, including extraction, distillation, chromatographic techniques, and synthetic methodologies. The use of spectroscopy will be introduced as a means of structure determination.
Course Fee: $74 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 270 - Organic Chemistry II

CHM 270 is the second part of a two-semester sequence for those students who require a full year of organic chemistry. This course is designed to prepare students for biological chemistry and serves mainly those students in pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-medicine, chemical engineering, chemical technology, and chemistry programs. Nomenclature, physical properties, spectroscopy, and the reactions of the different classes of organic molecules are studied. The concepts learned in CHM 260 and CHM 270 are brought together through the study of the synthesis of molecules. Many transfer institutions also require CHM 271 as a co-requisite.
Course Fee: $5 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 271 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

CHM 271 is taught at the honors level and is the second part of a two-semester sequence for those students who require a full year of organic chemistry lab. This course serves mainly students in pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, pre-medicine, chemical engineering, chemical technology or chemistry programs. The laboratory techniques and problem solving skills acquired in CHM 261 will be applied to more complex reaction systems. Spectroscopy will be applied to structure determination and unknown analysis.
Course Fee: $74 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 280 - Quantitative Chemical Analysis

This course is designed to provide rigorous theoretical training in quantitative methods of chemical analysis and the statistical analysis of data. Classical wet chemistry techniques such as volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis are explored via lecture and laboratory experiences. Electrochemistry, absorption spectroscopy, and gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy are also introduced. This course is designed for students intending to obtain a chemical technology degree or to major or minor in chemistry or chemical engineering. Offered only in the winter semester of odd numbered years.
Course Fee: $100 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

CHM 290 - Instrumental Analysis

This course will cover the principles and applications of analytical instrumentation. Topics include spectroscopy, electroanalytical chemistry, separation methods, and thermal analysis. This course is designed for students intending to obtain a chemical technology degree or to major or minor in chemistry. Offered only in the summer semester of odd-numbered years.
Course Fee: $100 (Tuition Rates & Fees)