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CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

Updated for 2013-2014

CHEM 100B Chemistry and Man (4)

Brief introduction to basic principles of chemistry and their relationship to the modern world. This course provides a general education core course for the non-science major. Emphasis will be placed on how science and technology affect the individual, society and the environment. Topics to be treated include: air and water pollution, energy resources, and basics of biochemistry. This is a lab-oriented course in which students are encouraged to learn by doing. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. (DP+DY)

Prerequisite: MATH 83 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

CHEM 151B Elementary Survey of Chemistry (4)

An introductory course to the fundamental theories and experimental methods of chemistry intended for majors in science and science-related fields. The basic language and quantitative relationships of chemistry are studied, as well as the theories of atomic structure, chemical bonding, structure-property relationships, and chemical reactions. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. This course is a prerequisite to either Biochemistry (CHEM 251) or Organic Chemistry (CHEM 152) for majors in the School of Nursing, or can be taken as preparation for CHEM 161 or CHEM 171. CHEM 151B satisfies the requirements for CHEM 151 and laboratory for BIOC 241 at Mānoa campus. (DP+DY)

Prerequisite: MATH 83 or equivalent.

CHEM 152B Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry (4)

Topics include the structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of the major classes of organic compounds. Emphasis is upon the concepts and principles as they apply to modern materials and technology and to living matter. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. This course can be taken after CHEM 151B in order to complete the one-year chemistry requirement at UH Mānoa for the School of Nursing and many of the programs in the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, and in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences. (DP+DY)

Offered in Spring semester only.

Prerequisite: CHEM 151B or equivalent.

CHEM 161B General Chemistry I (4)

Basic principles of inorganic chemistry. A first course of a two-course sequence designed to meet the one-year requirement of general college chemistry. Concepts and topics include, scientific measurement, chemical math, atomic structure and chemical bonding, the states of matter, and solution chemistry. Laboratory activity is a required part of the course. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. (DP+DY)

Prerequisite: Math 103 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: High School chemistry or CHEM 151B.

CHEM 162B General Chemistry II (4)

Principles of chemical dynamics. A second semester offering of a two-semester sequence designed to meet the one-year requirement of general college chemistry. Emphasis in the course is placed on kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibria, including acid/base and solubility equilibria, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry. Laboratory activities are a required part of the course. Class meets for 3 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab per week. (DP+DY)

Prerequisite: CHEM 161B or equivalent, and Math 135 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

CHEM 272B Organic Chemistry I (5)

CHEM 272B is the first semester of a comprehensive introduction to organic chemistry including molecular structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, reactions and reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and applications to biology. The course includes a laboratory component. This course is intended for science majors. CHEM 272B is a 5 credit class equivalent to the 3 credit lecture (CHEM 272) and 2 credit lab (CHEM 272L) courses. (DP+DY)

Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 162 or CHEM 162B or CHEM 171 or CHEM 181A (Mānoa)

CHEM 273B Organic Chemistry II (4)

CHEM 273B is the second semester of a comprehensive introduction to organic chemistry including molecular structure, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, reactions and reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and applications to biology. The course includes a laboratory component. This course is intended for science majors. CHEM 273B is a 4 credit class equivalent to the 3 credit lecture (CHEM 273) and 1 credit lab (CHEM 273L) courses. (DP+DY)

Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 272 or CHEM 272B

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