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CHE 1321 College Chemistry II

A university-parallel course in chemistry for the non-science majors. A continuation of College Chemistry I. Oxidation/reduction reactions, nuclear reactions, organic chemistry, polymers, energy, structure of biomolecules and biochemistry, nutrition, medicines, chemistry of useful materials. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Chemistry
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: CHE 1111 OR CHE 1211 OR CHE 1311 


  • Describe the structures, properties, and uses of "big six" polymers.
  • Recognize and describe the properties of hydrocarbons, alcohols, carboxylic acids, esters, amides, amines and ethers and apply naming rules to name hydrocarbons.
  • Explain the structures, properties, and main functions of carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids.
  • Apply knowledge of redox reactions, nuclear reactions, hydrocarbons, and solar cells to explain electrical, nuclear, thermal, and solar energy sources.
  • Apply basic chemistry concepts to explain the basic nutritional needs, main classes of medicine, common household chemicals, and agrochemicals.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 2