CHE 106/107 General Chemistry I
Michael Sponsler on CHE 106,107
Sign up for CHE 106 and get a fascinating and fundamental grasp of the underpinnings of reality (as we currently understand them!) You’ll investigate forms of energy, atomic structure, quantum theory, periodic law, molecular geometry, properties of liquids and gases, and more.
You’ll learn the concepts necessary for continued study in chemistry, medicine, biology, engineering, and physics.
In the lab course (CHE 107), you’ll learn how to handle chemicals and equipment safely and the correct procedures for manipulating and reporting data.
CHE 113 Forensic Science
In this course you’ll discover the unique ways to analyze blood; how to deconstruct organic and inorganic evidence; the many uses of DNA; drug chemistry and toxicology; how to compare fibers, paints, glass, and soil; and much more.
Lab assignments are techniques in forensic investigation, including identifying food dyes by paper chromatography, classifying carbohydrates, and performing qualitative tests for amino acids, proteins, and other chemicals.
Being a fan of “CSI” is not a requirement; being a motivated student with Internet access is.
CHE 116/117 General Chemistry II
Michael Sponsler on CHE 116,117
“World is crazier and more of it than we think,” wrote the poet Louis MacNeice.
In this continuation of CHE 106/107, lectures and labs will more deeply explore the dynamic processes that make up the organic and inorganic world. Topics include chemical reactions, chemical equilibrium, thermochemistry and thermodynamics, electrochemistry, voltaic cells, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and polymers.
The lab portion (CHE 117) features qualitative analyses of topics such as equilibrium, pH, and solubility.