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CHEM 1104   Chemical Calculations (1)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
Chemical calculations are studied. This course is intended for students needing additional practice or preparation. Variable credit (one or two hours) is available. This course is cross-listed as CHEM 1204. The student may register for either CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1204, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (1 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025203

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CHEM 1204   Chemical Calculations (2)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1411.
Chemical calculations are reviewed. Emphasis is on stoichiometry and chemical equilibrium. This course is cross-listed as CHEM 1104. The student may register for either CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1204, but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025203

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CHEM 1405   Introductory Chemistry I (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Mathematics 0091 or DMAT 0093 or Developmental Mathematics 0098 or DMAT 0099 or the equivalent. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is for non-science majors. Fundamental concepts are presented in lecture and laboratory including the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, properties of metals, nonmetals and compounds, chemical nomenclature, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction and solutions. Descriptive chemistry is emphasized. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103

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CHEM 1406   Introductory Chemistry I (Allied Health emphasis) (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None.
This is a survey course introducing chemistry to allied health students. Topics may include inorganic, organic, biochemistry, food/physiological chemistry, environmental/consumer chemistry. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103

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CHEM 1407   Introductory Chemistry II (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is for non-science majors. It surveys organic chemistry and biochemistry. The reactions, syntheses, nomenclature, uses, purposes and properties of the important classes of organic and biochemical compounds are studied. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015103

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CHEM 1411   General Chemistry I (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Developmental Mathematics 0093 or Developmental Mathematics 0099 or the equivalent. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is for science and science-related majors. Fundamental concepts of chemistry are presented including measurement and the metric system, the history of chemistry, the mole concept, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, energy and chemical reactions, states and properties of matter, the periodic table, chemical bonding, atomic and molecular structure, gas laws, and concentrations of solutions. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015203

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CHEM 1412   General Chemistry II (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1411. Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
This course is for science and science-related majors. It is a continuation of Chemistry 1411. Topics include states of matter, phase diagrams and intermolecular interactions; reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, modern acid-base theory, buffers, chemical thermodynamics, colligative properties of solutions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Topics may further include transition-metal chemistry, an introduction to organic chemistry and qualitative inorganic analysis. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005015203

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CHEM 2401   Quantitative Analysis (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412, Mathematics 1314 or Mathematics 1414.
A survey of methods used in analytical chemistry: gravimetric and volumetric methods based on equilibria, oxidation-reduction, and acid-base theory, spectrophotometry, chromatography and electroanalytical chemistry. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025139 4005025103

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CHEM 2402   Instrumental Analysis (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2401 or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
The role of modern electronic instrumentation in analysis is explored. Topics include infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, gas chromatography, potentiometric titration, electrochemistry, continuous flow analysis, scintillation counting, electrophoresis, flame photometry, and atomic absorption spectro-photometry as analytical tools. (2 Lec., 6 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005025139 4005025103

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CHEM 2423   Organic Chemistry I (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412.
This course is for science and science-related majors. It introduces the fundamental classes of organic (carbon) compounds, and begins the study of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, including nomenclature, structure and isomerism, stereochemistry, types of reactions, common mechanisms and syntheses. Lab includes synthesis, purification by distillation, extraction, recrystallization and chromatography, and identification by physical and chemical means and may include spectroscopic identification. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045239 4005045203

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CHEM 2425   Organic Chemistry II (4)
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 2423.
This course is for science and science-related majors. It is a continuation of Chemistry 2423. Topics include properties and syntheses of aliphatic and aromatic systems of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, ethers, alcohols, amines and amides. Spectroscopy is included. Further topics may include polyfunctional and heterocyclic compounds, amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Laboratory includes spectroscopy and qualitative organic analysis, and further work in synthesis. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4005045239 4005045203

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Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four year colleges and universities.

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