NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

CHEM 1000    Chemistry and Society     Credits  4         Goal Areas  03,10     View Course Outline

This is a basic introduction to chemistry in the everyday world, with emphasis on the role that chemistry plays in personal and professional lives. It is intended for anyone seeking to become a better informed citizen of our technological society. Basic chemical principles will be introduced and their impact on society will be discussed. The course enables students to use concepts of chemistry to think critically about current issues in science and technology. No background in Chemistry or other Natural Sciences is presumed; a strong background in math is not required. Heavy use of the internet for research and communication will be an important component of this course. This course is recommended for non-science majors looking to fulfill the science course with lab component. (3 hours lecture / 3 hours lab)



CHEM 1010    Introduction to Chemistry     Credits  4         Goal Areas  03     View Course Outline

An introduction to the basic concepts of Chemistry along with mathematical application, which include the atomic theory, periodic trends, stoichiometric relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, molecular structure, heat transfer, and chemical properties as related to the gas and liquid and solid phases. The lab portion with experiments includes observation, data collection, and mathematical applications that support the concepts being studied in class. The course is designed for non-science majors or students who have not completed chemistry in high school in order to prepare them to take Chem 1061. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Prerequisite: Placement in this class will be determined by student's college assessment score and/or successful completion of Math 0901 with a grade of "C" or better.



CHEM 1030    Introduction to Physical Sciences     Credits  4         Goal Areas  03     View Course Outline

In this course, students will explore the basics of chemistry and physics by examining such concepts as understanding and measuring matter; atoms, elements, compounds and mixtures; physical and chemical properties of matter; states of matter; chemistry fundamentals, the periodic table; bonding and types of compounds; mixtures and solutions; chemical reactions; properties and sources of energy; heat; electricity, circuits, and power; properties of sound & light; the behavior of sound & light; forces and motion; work and simple machines. This course is intended for students who wish to complete a science course with a lab. It is not a prerequisite for any science or health programs. This course may not be used as a substitute for a chemistry course or a physics course. Math 0901 (Intro to Algebra) or basic math skills are highly recommended.



CHEM 1061    Principles of Chemistry I     Credits  4         Goal Areas  03     View Course Outline

This course is a study of the basic concepts of Chemistry, with an emphasis on atomic theory, stoichiometric relationships, kinetic-molecular theory, molecular structure, and chemical bonding as related to the gas and liquid and solid phases. The lab portion with experiments includes observation, data collection, and mathematical applications that support the concepts being studied in class. One year of high school chemistry is required for this course. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Placement in this class will be determined by student college assessment score and/or successful completion of Math 1150 with a grade of C or better.



CHEM 1062    Principles of Chemistry II     Credits  4         Goal Areas  03     View Course Outline

A continuation of CHEM 1061, this course emphasizes chemical equilibrium, solution chemistry, acid-base chemistry, precipitation reactions, complex ion formation, oxidation-reduction, and electrochemical reactions. The laboratory portion includes experimental applications of the lecture topics: determination of cation and anion (qualitative) content of unknown mixture, kinetics, acid-base equilibria, solubility, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) Prerequisite: Chem 1061



CHEM 1990    Chemistry Special Topics     Credits  1-4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.



CHEM 2061    Organic Chemistry I     Credits  5         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is a study of the covalent molecules associated with carbon, emphasizing the mechanism of the reactions and the stereochemistry of aliphatic, alicyclic, and olefinic molecules. Functional groups that will be studied include the saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers and halides. The laboratory portion of the course includes a thorough study of the basic techniques for the isolation and purification of molecules isolated from natural products and from reaction mixtures. (4 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) Prerequisite: Chem 1062



CHEM 2062    Organic Chemistry II     Credits  5         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is a study of the mechanism of reactions of, and the structure of, all of the carbonyl compounds and their derivatives, and of the carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, heterocyclics, other natural products sequence reactions, unknown identification and original literature preparations. Spectroscopic analysis will be utilized throughout these experiments. (4 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) Prerequisite: Chem 2061



CHEM 2073    Introduction to Instrumental Methods and Analysis     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is intended to primarily provide students with an added advantage for employment while pursing an education toward a career. The students would be taught the proper methods for solution and sample preparation, along with becoming familiar with state of the art instrumentation. They also would be exposed to safety and manufacturing practices that are important in chemical industry. This course aims at making a student versatile with laboratory techniques and would provide a student with an edge over other candidates in the job market for lab assistants' positions. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab) Prerequisite: Chem 1061, 1062, and 2061