Chemistry (CHM) Courses


CHM 092 Introduction to Chemistry (3-2) 4 hrs.

An introductory chemistry course. Designed for students who have not previously taken a chemistry course in high school or college. This course meets the admission requirement for the AA Nursing program and also prepares students for CHM 121 General Chemistry. Topics include: the metric system, dimensional analysis, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, bonding, reactions, chemical calculations, periodicity, solutions, equilibrium, acids, bases, and the pH concept. Topics and laboratory experiences will relate to everyday experiences. Prerequisite: MAT 095 with a grade of 'C+' or better or placement into Math Level 1 or higher.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3-2) 4 Hrs.

An intensive study of the fundamentals of chemical principles with an emphasis on developing the problem solving and study skills required to succeed in general chemistry (CHM 121). Topics include a review of basic math, dimensional analysis, formulas and nomenclature, chemical equations and reactions, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, solution concentrations, and acids and bases. This course is designed to prepare students majoring in the sciences for the general chemistry sequence. Prior study of chemistry is not assumed. Prerequisite: Placement into Math Level 2 or higher. Corequisite: MAT 145. Successful completion of all required remedial courses.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 121 General Chemistry I (3-3) 4 hrs.

This is the first semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students in science or engineering. Topics include a review of problem solving using dimensional analysis, significant figures and graphing. Atomic structure, elements, ionic and molecular compounds, chemical equations, chemical stoichiometry, and gas laws are studied in more detail. Organic molecules and thermodynamic principles are studied in more detail. Organic molecules and thermodynamic principles are introduced. CHM 102 or high school chemistry is strongly recommended. Prerequisite: MAT 145 with a C of better or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. This course carries SUNY General Education credit.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 122 General Chemistry II (3-3) 4 hrs.

Second semester of a two-course sequence suitable for transfer students in science or engineering. Topics include periodic properties of the elements, VSEPR, intermolecular forces, solutions, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, and acid and bases. Polymers, esterification, and thermodynamics are briefly covered. Prerequisites: CHM 121 with a grade of 'C' or better and MAT 145 with a grade of 'C' or better or placement into Math Level 3 or higher. This course carries SUNY General Education credit.  B   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 205 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture (3-0-1) 4 hrs.

A systematic study of the chemistry of carbon compounds emphasizing reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis with a focus on functional groups, addition reactions to alkenes and alkynes, alcohols and ethers, stereochemistry, nomenclature, acid-base chemistry, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHM 122 with a grade of C or better.     View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 206 Organic Chemistry II - Lecture (3-0-1) 4 hrs.

A continuation of the study of the reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis of organic compounds including amines, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, carbonyl-containing compounds and their derivatives as well as a brief introduction to bio-organic molecules. The basic spectroscopic methods and principles to determine the structure of organic compounds is developed. Prerequisite: CHM 205 with a grade of C or better.     View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 211 Organic Chemistry (3-3-1) 5 hrs.

A systematic study of the chemistry of carbon compounds emphasizing reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis with a focus on functional groups, addition reactions to alkenes and alkynes, alcohols and ethers, stereochemistry, nomenclature, acid-base chemistry, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics. Laboratory techniques include separation, recrystallization, distillation, extraction, chromatography and simple synthetic reactions. Prerequisite: CHM 122 with a grade of C or better. This course carries SUNY General Education credit.  F   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II (3-3-1) 5 hrs.

A continuation of the study of the reactions, mechanisms, and synthesis of organic compounds including amines, aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, carbonyl-containing compounds and their derivatives as well as a brief introduction to bio-organic molecules. The basic spectroscopic methods and principles to determine the structure of organic compounds is developed. Laboratory techniques include functional group transformations, multi-step synthesis and a research project. Prerequisite: CHM 211 with a grade of C or better. This course carries SUNY General Education credit.  S   View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


Key to Course Offering Times

F Fall
S Spring
B Both or either Spring and Fall semester
JP Jan Plan/Winter Session
SU Summer