Dec 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CHM 100 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry

Hours: 3

A non-laboratory course utilizing the inherently fascinating topics of crime and criminal investigations as a context for teaching the fundamental chemical concepts most often covered in an introductory non-majors course. All the standard topics are covered while bringing together the theme of forensic science and the fundamentals of chemistry in ways that are effective and accessible for students. Topics include Introduction to Forensic Chemistry, Evidence Collection and Preservation, Atomic Structure, Periodic Chemical Properties, Chemistry of Bonding, Properties of Solutions, Intermolecular Forces, Drug Chemistry, Arson Investigation, Chemistry of Explosions, Estimating Time of Death, Nuclear Chemistry, Poisons, and Biological Chemistry.


Gen Ed Skill Type: MTSCI
Prerequisite: MTH 110 , minimum grade C or appropriate placement score to enter MTH 140

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