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The Natural Sciences Department: Chemistry

Here is an overview of the course offerings in the Science Department at York County Community College

Chemistry Courses

CHM 104 - Chemistry for Health Sciences
3 credits/3 contact hours
This one-semester introductory course presents an overview of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. Basic information on atoms, elements, compounds, states of matter, and chemical reactions is studied, with an emphasis on organic macromolecules (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and nucleic acids) that are crucial for life. The role of water, acids, and bases is explored. This course is geared toward students in allied health fields. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 050 or MAT 065 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam.


CHM 106 - General Chemistry I
4 credits/3 contact hours
General Chemistry I provides a comprehensive examination of the fundamental concepts of chemistry including matter and energy, atomic structure and atomic theory and chemical bonding and chemical reactions. A two-fold emphasis on understanding the molecular interactions that underlie everything around us and developing and strengthening problem solving skills will be utilized as central themes in all discussions. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 107. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 050 or MAT 065 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam.

CHM 107 - General Chemistry I Laboratory
0 credits/2 contact hours
This laboratory provides experience with the concepts and principles covered in General Chemistry I (CHM 106). Laboratory exercises relate to lecture topics and introduce students to the fundamentals of chemistry laboratory procedure. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 106. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MAT 050 or MAT 065 or appropriate Mathematics Placement Exam.


CHM 116 - General Chemistry II
4 credits/3 contact hours
Provides comprehensive examination of the fundamental concepts of chemistry including the gas laws, properties of liquids and solids and intermolecular forces, solutions, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium and oxidation reduction reactions. A two fold emphasis on understanding molecular interactions and strengthening problem solving skills will be utilized as central themes in all discussions. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 117. Prerequisite: CHM 106/CHM 107.

CHM 117 - General Chemistry II Laboratory
0 credits/2 contact hours
This laboratory provides experience with the concepts and principles covered in General Chemistry II (CHM 116). Laboratory exercises relate to lecture topics and are a continuation of fundamental chemistry laboratory procedure and technique. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 116. Prerequisite: CHM 106/CHM 107.


Not all courses are taught every semester. For the latest course offerings, see the Course Schedules page of the college website. For information on how to register for classes, click here.