2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 1407 - Introductory Chemistry II

4 Credits (3 hrs. lec., 3 hrs. lab) Topics include carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, bonding, isomerism, buffer systems, and food/physiological chemistry. The laboratory experiments include organic and biochemical analysis, extraction, and chemical instrumentation. Designed for allied health students and for students who are not science majors. (4005015103) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0308  or placement by testing; CHEM 1405  or CHEM 1411  
Course Outcomes
1 - Solve standard problems by applying basic principles.
2 - Recognize the differences between ionic, covalent, and coordinate covalent bonding and predict the shapes of organic compounds by utilizing Lewis dot structures and VSEPR theory.
3 - Name simple organic compounds and biomolecules by utilizing both IUPAC and common rules of nomenclature.
4 - Recognize the various structures of simple organic compounds, and identify structural isomers, and geometric isomers, and stereoisomers.
5 - Predict the relative differences in boiling points, melting points, and water solubilities for the various families of common organic compounds.
6 - Recognize the various functional groups in organic compounds and predict their reactivity in common chemical reactions.
7 - Identify organic acids, bases, salts, and buffers; and predict their effect on pH.
8 - Explain the structures and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and DNA and predict their reactivities in chemical reactions.
9 - Explain the basic functions of enzymes and the general theories for their action.
10 - Demonstrate the ability to carry out simple laboratory experiments using common chemical measuring devices & safety precautions while accurately reading & recording data from laboratory measurements, perform calculations & draw appropriate conclusions.
11 - Demonstrate the ability to use various methods of laboratory instrumentation, which shall include UV-Visible spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy, and may include polarimetry,mass spectrometry,and HPLC.