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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

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Chemistry

CHM101 - Introductory Chemistry
Course introduces the basic concepts and language of chemistry; includes lectures and weekly hands-on laboratory. Content includes classification, properties and states of matter; measurements; atomic structure and bonding; properties of gases; chemical reactions and stoichiometry. Similar to CHM 105, but more in-depth coverage of fewer topics. Credit cannot be received for both CHM 101 and CHM 105. Recommended: COL 101. Prerequisite: MAT070 (formerly MAT 051) or Mat 052 with a grade of P; or MAT 114 with minimum grade of C; or placement into a higher MAT course; or consent of instructor. COL 101 is recommended.IAI P1 902L
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40
IAI Code: P1 902L

CHM105 - Elements of Chemistry
Course is one-semester survey of concepts of general, organic and biochemistry. Content includes classification, properties and states of matter; atomic structure and bonding; reactions of some inorganic compounds; a survey of functional groups, structure and properties of organic and biochemical compounds. Intendedfor students preparing for nursing and certain other health career programs. Credit cannot be received in both CHM 101 and CHM 105. Prerequisite: MAT 070, (formerly MAT 051) or Mat 052 with a grade of P; or MAT 114 with minimum grade of C; or placement into a higher MAT course; or consent of instructor.IAI P1 902L
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40
IAI Code: P1 902L

CHM121 - General College Chemistry I
Course is first of two semester sequence (CHM 121 and CHM122). Content includes the periodic table of elements, atomic structure, basic concepts of quantum theory, stoichiometry of compounds and reactions, thermochemistry,molecular structure, bonding, intermolecular interactions, the gaseous state, and solutions. Weekly hands-on lab activities. Intended for students enrolled in science and/or pre-professional curricula. Prerequisite: MAT 110 with minimum grade of C, and one year of high school chemistry or CHM 101 or CHM 105, with minimum grade of C, or consent of instructor. Recommended: MAT 140 or MAT 149. IAI P1 902L
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40
IAI Code: P1 902L

CHM122 - General College Chemistry II
Course continues CHM 121. Content includes kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base theory and equilibria, solubility equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, coordination compounds, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Weekly laboratory activities. Prerequisite: MAT 140 or MAT 149 with minimum grade of C, and CHM 121 with minimum grade ofC, or consent of instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40

CHM207 - Elementary Organic Chemistry
Course is one-semester survey of organic chemistry. Content includes an introduction and overview of the structure, nomenclature, properties, preparation, and reactions of the main organic functional groups; introduces biochemistry, including categories of bio-molecules and pharmaceuticals. Two weekly hands-on lab sessions. Intended for those whose curriculum requires only one semester of organic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 101, or CHM 105, or CHM 121, with minimum grade of C in all courses, or consent of instructor.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 4)
Fee: $45

CHM221 - Organic Chemistry I
Course is first of two-course sequence (CHM 221 and CHM 222). Content presents theories, structures, and reactions of organic chemistry, including the properties of various functional groups; bonding and structure of organicmolecules; properties and reactions of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons and alkyl halides; stereochemistry; spectroscopy, including infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance; reaction intermediates and mechanisms such as nucleophilicsubstitutions and electrophilic additions; and multi-step organic synthesis. Weekly hands-on lab activities including preparations, separations, and identifications of organic compounds. Identical to CHM 223 except that CHM 221 includes one three-hour laboratory per week, rather than two three-hour laboratory periods perweek. Prerequisite: CHM 122 or CHM 207, with minimum grade of C in all courses, or consent of instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40

CHM222 - Organic Chemistry II
Course is second of two-course sequence (CHM 221 and CHM 222). Content includes study of structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of alcohols and phenols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, condensation reactions, polymers, and biomolecules. Weekly hands-on laboratory activities including preparations, separations, and identifications of organic compounds. It is identical to CHM 224 except that CHM 222 includes one three-hour lab per week, rather than the two three-hour labs per week. Prerequisite: CHM 221, or CHM 223, with minimum grade of C in all courses, or consent of instructor.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 3)
Fee: $40

CHM223 - Organic Chemistry I
Course is first of two-course sequence (CHM 223 and CHM 224). Content presents theories, structures, and reactions of organic chemistry, including the properties of various functional groups; bonding and structure of organicmolecules; properties and reactions of aromatic and aliphatic hydrocarbons and alkyl halides; stereochemistry; spectroscopy, including infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance; reaction intermediates and mechanisms such as nucleophilicsubstitutions and electrophilic additions; and multi-step organic synthesis. Weekly hands-on lab activities including preparations, separations, and identifications of organic compounds. Identical to CHM 221 except that CHM 223 includes twothree-hour labs per week, rather than one threehour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHM 122, or CHM 207, with minimum grade of C, or consent of instructor.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 5)
Fee: $50

CHM224 - Organic Chemistry II
Course is second of two-course sequence (CHM 223 and CHM 224). Content includes study of structure, nomenclature, properties and reactions of alcohols and phenols, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, condensation reactions, polymers, and biomolecules. Weekly hands-on lab activities including preparations, separations, and identifications of organic compounds. Identical to CHM 222 except that CHM 224 includes two three-hour labs per week, rather than one three-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHM 221, or CHM 223, with minimum grade of C, or consent of instructor.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 6)
Fee: $50

CHM229 - Biochemistry
Course introduces molecules, macromolecules, and processes found in living organisms. Content includes structures of amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, and sugars; corresponding macromolecular structures, i.e., proteins, nucleic acids, membranes, and polysaccharides as related to their biological functions; kinetics and mechanism of enzymatic reactions, the central metabolic pathways, the genetic code and developments in biotechnology. Recommended: BIO 101 or higher BIO course. Prerequisite: CHM 207, or CHM 224, or CHM 222, with minimum grade of C in all courses, or consent of instructor.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

CHM230 - Biochemistry
Course introduces molecules, macromolecules, and processes found in living organisms. Content includes structures of amino acids, nucleotides, lipids, and sugars; corresponding macromolecular structures, i.e., proteins, nucleic acids, membranes, and polysaccharides as related to their biological functions; kinetics and mechanism of enzymatic reactions, the central metabolic pathways, the genetic code and developments in biotechnology. Identical to CHM 229 except that CHM 230 includes weekly hands-on laboratory activities. Recommended: BIO 101 or higher BIO course. Prerequisite: CHM 207, or CHM 222, or CHM 224, with minimum grade of C in all courses, or consent of instructor.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 4)
Fee: $40

CHM240 - Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research
Course provides undergraduate research experience in an interdisciplinary course co-listed with BIO 240. Team-taught by faculty from several disciplines. Content includes active participation in a research experience that involves performing experiments, collecting data, analyzing results; interacting with other students and professors in their research; reading and critiquing researcharticles in the same research area and presenting at the end of the semester. Course can be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 0; lab: 4)
Fee: $50

CHM290 - Topics in Chemistry
Course meets special interest needs of CHM students. Special topics offered for variable credit from one to four semester credit hours. Students may repeat CHM 290 up to three times on different topics for a maximum of nine semester credithours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-4)

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