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Chemistry

CHEM 1020 -- Interpretive Chemistry,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(MnTC Goal 3A and 3B)

Prerequisites: MATH 0200 or MATH 205 with a grade of C or better, appropriate score on math placement test, or equivalent

Introductory course in chemistry emphasizing elementary principles and applications intended for non-science and allied health majors and preparation for the Principles of Chemistry sequence. Topics include matter, measurement, atomic theory, bonding theory, nomenclature, organic chemistry, stoichiometry and the mole concept, reactions, liquids and solids, solutions, and acid-base chemistry.


CHEM 1050 -- Chemistry in Society,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisites: MATH 0210 with a grade of C or better, or the appropriate score on math placement test

Introductory course in chemistry emphasizing the impact of chemistry in societal issues intended for non-science and allied health majors and preparation for the Principles of Chemistry sequence. Topics include nuclear chemistry, energy, environmental chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, states of matter, conversions, stoichiometry, acid-base chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.


CHEM 1061 -- Principles of Chemistry I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(MnTC Goal 2, 3A and 3B)

Prerequisites: MATH 0210 with a grade of C or better or appropriate score on math placement test. A grade of C or better in CHEM 1020 or CHEM 1050 or high school chemistry.

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: MATH 1200

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence for liberal arts and sciences students and for students majoring in science and engineering or studying for careers in the allied health professions. Topics include measurement, atomic theory, nomenclature, reactions, chemical calculations, solutions, gases, thermochemistry, quantum theory, periodicity, bonding, and molecular geometry.


CHEM 1062 -- Principles of Chemistry II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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(Meets MnTC Goal 2 and 3)

Prerequisites: CHEM 1061 AND MATH 0210 with a grade of C or better or appropriate math placement score

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: MATH 1200

The second semester of a two-semester sequence for liberal arts and science students and for students majoring in science and engineering, or studying for careers in the allied health professions. Topics include organic chemistry, intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, colligative properties, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility equilibria, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, and electrochemistry.


CHEM 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
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This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


CHEM 2061 -- Organic Chemistry I,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: CHEM 1062 with a grade of C or better

The first semester of a two semester organic chemistry sequence for students majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biology, or studying for careers in the health sciences such as pharmacy, medicine, veterinary, and chiropractic. Topics include structure and bonding, acids and bases, alkanes and cycloalkanes, reaction energetics, stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution and elimination, alkenes, alkynes, NMR and IR spectroscopy, alcohols, and introduction to multistep synthesis.


CHEM 2062 -- Organic Chemistry II,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
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Prerequisite: CHEM 2061 with a grade of C or better

The second semester of a two semester organic chemistry sequence for students majoring in chemistry, chemical engineering, or biology, or studying for careers in the health sciences such as pharmacy, medicine, veterinary, and chiropractic. Topics include UV-visible and IR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, chemistry of aromatic compounds, enolate chemistry, polyenes, free radicals, amines, introduction to carbohydrates and peptides, and multistep synthesis.


CHEM 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
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Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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