$$ Laboratory Course Fee:  Many science lab courses require a separate fee added at the time of registration in order to cover the cost of supplies and materials used by students.

CHE*101, Introductory Chemistry (3 credits)
This course is intended for non-science majors.  It fulfills the science requirement in the General Studies program.  It does not have additional laboratory time, and will not count toward a lab science requirement at MxCC and other colleges or universities. An introduction and survey course in chemistry which discusses atomic structure, bonding, energy changes, gas laws, stoichiometry, solutions, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry.  Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG*101E or ENG*101 and eligible for MAT*137 or higher.  (Updated October 2014)

CHE*111, Concepts of Chemistry (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
An introduction to inorganic chemistry. Topics include atomic structure,bonding, nomenclature, gases, solutions, equilibrium, nuclear chemistry, and acids & bases. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Two and a half hours of class and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisites: Eligible for ENG*101E or 
ENG*101and eligible for MAT*137 or higher.  (Updated October 2014)

CHE*112, Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (4 credits/6 contact hours)    $$ Laboratory Course Fee
An introduction to organic and biochemistry. Topics will include the major organic functional groups, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, as well as glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport, protein synthesis, and DNA/RNA. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHE*111 or CHE*121. (Updated October 2014)

CHE*121, General Chemistry I (4 credits/6 contact hours)   $$ Laboratory Course Fee
The first of a two semester sequence, this course introduces fundamental concepts, models, and techniques including stoichiometry, periodicity, atomic structure, reaction types, and molecular shape. This course also prepares the student for continued study in CHE*122. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: 
MAT*137E or MAT*137 with a grade of “C-” or better, eligible for ENG*101, and either High School Chemistry or CHE*111. (Updated October 2014)

CHE*122, General Chemistry II (4 credits/6 contact hours)   $$ Laboratory Course Fee
The second of a two semester sequence, this course builds upon concepts presented in CHE*121, including discussions of kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics. Lecture: 3 hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: CHE*121 with a grade of “C-” or better. (Updated October 2014)

CHE*220, Biochemistry (4 credits/6 contact hours)   $$ Laboratory Course Fee
This intermediate level course focuses on the details of the structure, function, and properties of biological molecules. The chemistry and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and the role of enzymes and nucleic acids will be covered in detail. Concepts are discussed in the context of real world examples. This course includes laboratory work that will teach techniques such as pipetting, solution preparation, spectrophotometry, culturing, DNA manipulation, computer analysis, and gel electrophoresis. Prerequisites: BIO*121  and CHE*122 with a “C” or better in both.  (Updated October 2014)

CHE*250, Instrumental Analysis (4 credits/6 contact hours)   $$ Laboratory Course Fee
This course is a theoretical and hands-on introduction to analytical instruments commonly used in chemical, biological, and environmental analyses. Students will become familiar with polarimetry, refractometry, spectrophotometry (infrared, ultraviolet, visible, and atomic absorption), and chromatography (paper, thin layer, gas-liquid, and liquid-liquid). Sample preparation, analysis, and data evaluation will be emphasized. Lecture: 3hours per week. Laboratory: 3 hours per week.  Prerequisite: CHE*121 with a grade of  “C-” or better, OR permission of the instructor.  (Updated October 2014)