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CHEM 111: General Chemistry I This course represents a study of the fundamental theories and general principles of chemistry. The course is primarily designed as an introductory course for science majors and is a basic prerequisite for additional course work in chemistry. In this course the structure of matter, the relation of chemical structure to chemical and physical behavior of matter, the qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemical reactivity and associated energy changes are studied. In addition, selected topics are covered which illustrate the social relevance of the chemist/ scientist and the historical significance of the field of chemistry. Prerequisite: High School Algebra 3 credits, Fall CHEM 112: General Chemistry I Laboratory Experiments are designed to reinforce the concepts taught in General Chemistry I (CHEM111). Emphasis is on developing safe and proper laboratory technique, as well as proper recording and processing of data. Included in the course are syntheses, analyses (both qualitative and quantitative), instrumental techniques and computational experiments. Co-requisite: CHEM 111 1 credit, Fall CHEM 114: General Chemistry II This course emphasizes basic chemical principles that underlie a more advanced study of the broad field of chemistry. These topics include kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, acid base chemistry, equilibria, and solution properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 3 credits, Spring CHEM 115: General Chemistry II Laboratory Experiments are designed to reinforce the concepts taught in General Chemistry II (CHEM 114). Emphasis is on developing safe, proper laboratory technique, and proper recording and processing of data. Included in the course are syntheses, analyses (both qualitative and quantitative), instrumental techniques and computational experiments. Co-requisite: CHEM 114 Prerequisite: CHEM 112 1 credit, Spring CHEM 121: Introduction to Nanotechnology This course presents an overview of the field of nanotechnology, the study of objects 1nm100nm in size. The topics include what nanotechnology is, the basic science for nanotechnology, the properties of nano materials, characterizing nano materials and societal/ethics/business/ legal issues in nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a multi-disciplinary field drawing on physics, chemistry, biology and engineering. How the topics in these diverse fields impact nanotechnology will be presented. The course will also cover how nanotechnology will change society based on the impact on the environment, ethics, law, health and business. Prerequisite: The ability to perform high school algebra is required. 3 credits CHEM 166: Issues in Science and Technology Designed to present the principles of science, particularly chemistry, to enable one to better understand the world. It is also designed to not only improve the student’s ability to understand current problems, but also provide the basis for understanding future developments in the area of science and technology as they relate to the environment. 3 credits CHEM 221: Organic Chemistry I In this course, the student will study hydrocarbons, both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Emphasis is placed upon the structures, properties, syntheses, reactions and uses of these compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 114 3 credits, Fall CHEM 222: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I This course provides the student with an introduction to the laboratory methods and techniques of organic chemistry. Emphasis is placed upon the purification and characterization of organic molecules Prerequisite: CHEM 115; Co-requisite: CHEM 221 1 credit, Fall

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019