Chemistry (CHM)

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CHM-100. Elements of Chemistry. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A one-semester, introductory 3-credit, non-laboratory course designed for students with little or no background in chemistry. Emphasis is on preparing students for General Chemistry and Introductory Chemistry courses. The course encompasses chemical principles and calculations with a brief review of algebra.
Prerequisites: MAT-016 - minimum grade of C required.

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CHM-105. Forensic Science. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Designed for the non-science major. An introduction to the applications of the physical and biological sciences in analyzing and evaluating physical evidence as related to crime and the law.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-117. Introductory Chemistry Lecture. 3 Credits.

RECI 1 hr, LECT 3 hrs
An introduction to the basic concepts of inorganic, organic and biochemistry. The emphasis is on the relationship of these concepts to physiological chemistry and living systems. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 (minimum grade of C) and ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-118.

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CHM-118. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 1 hr
Laboratory experiments illustrate principles studied in CHM-117. Required for Landscape and Horticultural Technology, liberal arts majors and some Allied Health programs.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or MAT-016 (minimum grade of C) and ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-117
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-125. General Chemistry I - Lecture. 3 Credits.

RECI 1 hr, LECT 3 hrs
A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry and their application to chemical reactions. Topics include the structure of the atom, concepts of matter, mass relationships for pure substances and chemical reactions, solutions, electronic structure, the chemical bond, nuclear reactions and gases. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement College Level Math test or MAT-110 (minimum grade of C) and Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-126.

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CHM-126. General Chemistry I - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments illustrate principles studied in CHM-125. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement College Level Math test or MAT-110 (minimum grade of C) and Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-125
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-127. General Chemistry II - Lecture. 3 Credits.

RECI 1 hr, LECT 3 hrs
A continuation of General Chemistry I with emphasis on chemical equilibrium and energy changes in chemical reactions. Also included are acids, bases, buffers, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, qualitative analysis and electrochemistry. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-125 (minimum grade of C), CHM-126 and placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007
Corequisites: CHM-128.

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CHM-128. General Chemistry II - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments illustrate principles studied in CHM-127. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-125 and CHM-126 (minimum grade of C required for both) and placement basis or ENG-007 or ENG-022 or ENG-025
Corequisites: CHM-127
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-136. Environmental Regulation. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an overview of critical environmental issues encountered by industry from a regulatory perspective. Various federal and New Jersey state regulations pertaining to air, water, hazardous waste and hazardous materials management are investigated. Students acquire knowledge on how industry complies with the diversity of regulatory requirements. Students are exposed to examples of instances where industrial non-compliance with applicable regulations has led to deleterious environmental and occupational health effects. Current issues and their significance to environmental and occupational health are discussed including, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (ECRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), Asbestos, indoor air quality and underground storage tanks.
Prerequisites: BIO-123 and CHM-125.

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CHM-204. Principles of Occupational Health and Safety. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A survey course providing an overview of industrial hygiene and the roles that the industrial hygiene professional plays in recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazards in the workplace. This course provides an introduction to the qualitative and quantitative issues essential to comprehend occupational safety and health principles. Case studies and hands-on exercises are utilized to stress key concepts.

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CHM-210. Essentials of Organic Chemistry. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
Summer Semester only. This course is the study of the basic principles of structure, reactivity and nomenclature in organic chemistry. The laboratory develops basic work skills in the types of experiments performed in a typical organic chemistry laboratory with emphasis on the safe handling of laboratory chemicals and the proper presentation of experimental results.
Prerequisites: CHM-117 and CHM-118 or CHM-127 and CHM-128 (minimum grade of C for all prerequisites)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-212. Biochemistry. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
An introduction to physiological chemistry. Lectures cover amino acids, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, molecular genetics, energetics and metabolic pathways. Lab reinforces concepts covered in lecture. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-117 (minimum grade of C) or CHM-125 (minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-219. Quantitative Chemical Analysis. 5 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 6 hrs
Fall Semester only. Principles of modern quantitative methods in chemistry, including the study of chemical equilibria, solubility, acidity and complex formation. The laboratory work involves practical applications of inorganic and organic analysis including volumetric, gravimetric,chromatographic and instrumental techniques. Emphasis is placed on the statistical treatment of data and report writing. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 (minimum grade of C) or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-220. Instrumental Methods of Analysis. 5 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 6 hrs
Spring Semester only. This survey course covers theory and applications of modern instrumentation utilized to solve problems in chemical analysis. Laboratory work involves hands-on experience utilizing instruments such as gas(GC), liquid(HPLC) and ion chromatography; spectrophotometric methods including visible, ultraviolet, infrared(FTIR)and atomic absorption; ICP and other methods, including ion selective electrode methods; and electrophoretic methods including capillary electrophoresis(HPCE). Emphasis is placed on the comparison of methods, the collection and interpretation of laboratory data, technical report writing and record keeping. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 or equivalent (minimum grade of C)
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-228. Cooperative Work Experience - Chemistry. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides selected students enrolled in the Chemical Technology or Chemistry programs with job-oriented laboratory training and practical work experience in a paid work environment prior to career employment. Students work a minimum of 135 hours. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their interest known to the department chair by the end of their second semester. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer, day.
Prerequisites: Fourth semester status as a Chemical Technology or Chemistry major and permission of department chair.

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CHM-229. Internship Work Experience - Chemistry. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides selected students enrolled in the Chemical Technology or Chemistry Major with job-oriented laboratory training and practical work experience in an unpaid work environment prior to career employment. Students work a minimum of 135 hours. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their interest known to the department chairperson by the end of their second semester. Offered Fall, Spring and Summer, day.
Prerequisites: Fourth semester status as a Chemical Technology or Chemistry major and permission of department chair.

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CHM-231. Organic Chemistry I - Lecture. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds.Topics include a study of the fundamental concepts of structure and stereochemistry, physical properties of organic compounds and a functional approach to the interpretation of organic reactions. This course is designed for majors in Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy, and for students preparing for medical, dental and veterinary schools. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-128 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-232.

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CHM-232. Organic Chemistry I - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments stress techniques involved in the synthesis and purification of typical organic compounds using both macroscale and microscale techniques. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: Placement basis or ENG-025 or ENG-022 or ENG-007 and CHM-127 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-128 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-231
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-233. Organic Chemistry II - Lecture. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
A continuation of the study of organic compounds with further study of functional groups, reaction mechanisms including nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-231 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-232 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-234.

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CHM-234. Organic Chemistry II - Laboratory. 1 Credit.

LAB 3 hrs
Laboratory experiments involve the multi-step synthesis of organic compounds, which illustrate the principles of CHM-233, using macroscale and microscale techniques. All remedial courses listed must be completed prior to taking this course.
Prerequisites: CHM-231 (minimum grade of C) and CHM-232 (minimum grade of C)
Corequisites: CHM-233
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-235. Independent Study in Chemistry. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an opportunity for selected students to participate in independent research under close supervision of a Chemistry faculty member. Interested students should make their interest known early in the prior semester to the department chair who will detail the criteria for selection.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-295. Special Topics in Chemistry. 4 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in chemistry. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Chemistry and permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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CHM-296. Special Topics in Chemistry. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
An examination of selected topics or issues in chemistry. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult the department chair for further information.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in Chemistry and permission of department chair.