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South Suburban College

Chemistry Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


CHM 099 - Math Survival Skills for Science (1, 1)

Prerequisite: MTH 095 or qualifying score on the Placement test

Arithmetical and algebraic operations as used in general chemistry, physics and health-related fields. Problem solving techniques will be emphasized for a variety of applications in the science and health related fields; such as dimensional analysis, measurement conversions and stoichiometric calculations. Basic atomic structure and nomenclature will be introduced. May be taken concurrent with CHM 111. If a student is repeating CHM 111 or 113, it is strongly recommended to co-enroll in this course.

CHM 101 - Chemistry and Society  (IAI: P 1903) (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 095 or qualifying score on the Placement test

An introductory chemistry course designed for non-science majors. This course introduces the concepts of chemistry as they relate to everyday life. Topics will include but not be limited to air and water quality, energy resources and nutrition. The course will also emphasize an individuals ability to assess risk.

CHM 111 - Introductory Chemistry I  (IAI: CHM 911, IAI: P 1902L) (4, 6)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 095 or qualifying score on Placement test

Covers fundamentals of general chemistry less quantitatively than CHM 113. Emphasis on elements, compounds, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, states of matter, acids and bases, nuclear reactions and elementary organic chemistry. For non-science majors. Laboratory included.  Fee.

CHM 113 - General Chemistry I  (IAI: CHM 911, IAI: P1902L) (5, 7)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: MTH 100 or qualifying score on Placement test and CHM 111 or high school chemistry

Introduction to basic principles of general chemistry with emphasis on stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, properties of gases, states of matter, and solutions. For science and engineering majors. Laboratory included.  Fee.

CHM 114 - General Chemistry II  (IAI: CHM 912) (5, 7)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: CHM 113 with a grade of "C" or above

Continuation of CHM 113. Studies rates of chemical reactions, chemical equilibria acid-base reactions, solubility equilibria, elementary qualitative analysis, free energy and entropy, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry and introductory descriptive chemistry. Laboratory included.  Fee.

CHM 203 - Organic Chemistry I  (IAI: CHM 913) (5, 7)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: CHM 114 with a grade of "C" or above

Preparation and study of representative compounds of aliphatic and aromatic series including organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and structural theory. Laboratory included.  Fee.

CHM 204 - Organic Chemistry II  (IAI: CHM 914) (5, 7)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: CHM 203 with a grade of "C" or above

Continuation of CHM 203. The course will focus on interpretation of NMR, IR and mass spectra, heterocyclic compounds, polymers, carbohydrates and proteins. Laboratory included.  Fee.

CHM 205 - Intro to Organic and Biochemistry (5, 6)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: CHM 111 or CHM 113 with a grade of "C" or better

An overview of the properties, reactions and nomenclature of organic compounds. The role of these molecules will be studied in relationship to biochemistry and the various metabolic pathways. Primarily for Allied Health Majors. Laboratory included.  Fee.

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