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Chemistry Courses

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SCC 101 – Topics in Chemistry

This course serves as an introduction to chemistry. The complex connections between chemistry and society are explored through applying chemical principles to real world issues, such as air quality, energy and water use through interactive classroom lectures, discussions and laboratory exercises. Topics include measurements, atoms, the Periodic Table, ionic and molecular compounds, stoichiometry, energy, acids and bases in the context of social issues. Prerequisites: CSE099, ENA/ENG/ESA099, MAT096. Fulfills “Pathways: Required Core”. 3 credits; 3 hours (2 lecture, 1 lab)

SCC 110 – Foundations of Chemistry

This one-semester chemistry course addresses the needs primarily of allied health students. Topics include measurement and significant figures, atomic structure, elements and compounds, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, classification of simple organic compounds according to functional groups, and biomolecules such as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. The laboratory component is designed to illustrate the fundamental laws and techniques of general chemistry. Enrollment Requirements: Pre-requisites of ENG 99 AND CSE 99 AND MAT 96 OR passing scores/exemptions on the CUNY Reading, Writing & Math tests are required. Requirement Designation: Flexible Core – Scientific World. Credits 4

SCC 201 – General Chemistry I

This course is part I of a two-semester sequence covering concepts of General Chemistry. It is intended for students planning to major in science or engineering who require one year of chemistry. Among the topics studied are atomic structure, chemical bonding and reactivity, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, thermochemistry, and gases. CUNY Pathways: Flexible Core-Scientific World OR Required Core-Life & Physical Sciences. Enrollment Requirements: Pre-requisites of ENG 99 or CUNY Writing exemption AND CSE 99 or CUNY Reading exemption AND MAT 115 are required.   Credits 4

SCC 202 – General Chemistry II

This course is the second part two-semester sequence covering concepts of general chemistry. It is intended for students planning to major in science or engineering who require one year of chemistry. Among the topics studied are: liquids, solids, solutions, acid-base theory, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. CUNY Pathways: Flexible Core-Scientific World. Enrollment Requirements: Pre-requisite of SCC 201 is required.  Credits 4

SCC 251 – Organic Chemistry I

This is the first part of a two-semester sequence in organic chemistry, covering the synthesis, structure, reactivity and mechanisms of reactions of organic compounds. The course will include a systematic study of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, thiols, stereochemistry, substitution reactions and elimination reactions. The laboratory stresses the synthesis, purification, separation and identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: SCC202 5 credits; 7 hours each (3 lecture, 4 lab)

Source for course description: LAGCC College 2020-21 Catalog

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