2016-17 Edition

Cascade Campus
Jackson Hall (JH), Room 210
971-722-5209

Rock Creek Campus
Building 7, Room 202
971-722-7500

Southeast Campus
Student Commons (SCOM), Room 214
971-722-6146

Sylvania Campus
Science Technology (ST), Room 312
971-722-4174

www.pcc.edu/programs/chemistry/

Description

Chemistry is the fundamental science of matter – its structure, composition, and transformations. As such, chemistry has wide applications in all the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences. Chemistry is involved in solving some of the most pressing problems facing our society today, such as environmental problems, medical issues, dwindling energy resources, the need for new and better materials, and worldwide food shortages.

Courses in chemistry are offered for students who will transfer to four-year institutions, who are completing requirements for career technical programs, or who are taking courses for personal enrichment. Chemistry courses at PCC are equivalent to freshman and sophomore courses at four-year colleges and universities. Students should check the specific requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer prior to finalizing their course of study at PCC.

CH 100. Everyday Chemistry with Lab. 4 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 101. Inorganic Chemistry Principles. 5 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 102. Organic Chemistry Principles. 5 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 104. Allied Health Chemistry I. 5 Credits.

Introduces general principles of chemistry: atomic structure, mole concept, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, and gas laws. Designed for students in a health science program, e.g. Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, Vet Tech, or for a laboratory science elective. This is the first course of a three course sequence. Prerequisite: WR 115 and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/Concurrent: MTH 95. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 105. Allied Health Chemistry II. 5 Credits.

Introduces the general principles of chemistry: 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. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 106. Allied Health Chemistry III. 5 Credits.

Introduces the fundamental principles of organic chemistry and biochemical processes. This is the third course of a three course sequence. Prerequisite: CH 105. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 151. Preparatory Chemistry. 5 Credits.

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-CH3 General Chemistry series that have no chemical background or have not taken a college or high school chemistry course in the last CH3 years. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 95 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 211. Introduction to Biochemistry. 4 Credits.

Introduces the chemistry of biological systems. Covers the structure and function of biological molecules as well as the chemistry of heredity, metabolism and biological energy. Prerequisites: (CH 106 or equivalent) or (CH 241 or equivalent). Audit available.

CH 221. General Chemistry I. 5 Credits.

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. For information about the CH 151 Competency Exam see the description addendum in the CCOG. Prerequisites: MTH 111, WR 115, and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores, and (CH 151 or pass the CH 151 Competency Exam). Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 221H. General Chemistry I: Honors. 5 Credits.

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. For information about the CH 151 Competency Exam see the description addendum in the CCOG. Prerequisites: MTH 111, WR 115, and RD 115 or equivalent placement test scores and (CH 151 or pass the CH 151 Competency Exam). Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 222. General Chemistry II. 5 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 222H. General Chemistry II: Honors. 5 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 223. General Chemistry III. 5 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 223H. General Chemistry III: Honors. 5 Credits.

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. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 241. Organic Chemistry I. 5 Credits.

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 permit. 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. Prerequisite: (CH 221 or CH 221H), (CH 222 or CH 222H), and (CH 223 or CH 223H) or (CH 104, CH 105, CH 106). Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 242. Organic Chemistry II. 5 Credits.

Introduces radical reactions; substitution and elimination reaction mechanisms; structure and chemistry of alcohols, ethers, epoxides and their sulfur analogues; organometallic compounds; arenes and aromaticity; structure and chemistry of aromatic compounds; NMR, UV-VIS and Mass Spectroscopy; and special topics as time and interest permit. Prerequisite: CH 241. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 243. Organic Chemistry III. 5 Credits.

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. Prerequisite: CH 242. Audit available. This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Science, Math, Computer Science/AAOT, Science, Math, Computer Science/AS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AAS, Science, Math, Computer Science/AGS, Science, Math, Computer Science/ASOT-B.

CH 298A. Chemistry Independent Study. 1 Credit.

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.