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Hi all.

So I took an expedited inorganic chemistry class. It was a 4 credit class that covered a full year's worth of material. Frustratingly, I still have to take another 4 credits worth of inorganic chemistry.

My question: none of the higher level inorganic chem classes offered have a Lab. Is that going to be a problem? Or is it good enough that I took the lab portion of the expedited intro-inorganic class?

By the end of this semester, I will have 8 credits of inorganic chemistry, but only half of those credits will have been accompanied with a lab.

Thanks very much--
 

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It is going to depend on each school's requirements, its strictness in adhering to those requirements, and the flexibility in waiving or appealing them. Unfortunately, the last 2 of those factors are not absolutely determined until after you have an offer of acceptance from a school and the prerequisites are checked during the pre-matriculation phase.

I would suggest that you get an additional lab in something, perhaps Biochem or Pchem so you have something substantial if it comes down to needing a waiver. Else, you pick up a 1 credit freshman chem lab during a summer from a local CC or similar.
 
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Great answer, thank you Gonnif. That "prematriculation phase" makes everything make sense.

Goodluck--
 

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When you say "Inorganic Chemistry" are you specifically referring to upper-division chemistry courses on like metals and ligands and stuff? Or do you mean something more along the lines of General Chemistry?

If a school's requirements say "Inorganic Chemistry" and say nothing about "General Chemistry", then I'm inclined to believe that they mean gen-chem when they say inorganic chem. I don't know of any schools who have an actual inorganic chemistry requirement.

I ask because I believe that the only "upper division Inorganic Chemistry" classes that are lectures without labs are the real, hardcore inorganic chemistry courses.
 

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When you say "Inorganic Chemistry" are you specifically referring to upper-division chemistry courses on like metals and ligands and stuff? Or do you mean something more along the lines of General Chemistry?

If a school's requirements say "Inorganic Chemistry" and say nothing about "General Chemistry", then I'm inclined to believe that they mean gen-chem when they say inorganic chem. I don't know of any schools who have an actual inorganic chemistry requirement.

I ask because I believe that the only "upper division Inorganic Chemistry" classes that are lectures without labs are the real, hardcore inorganic chemistry courses.
I presumed Gen Chem. You know, just go take a second term Gen Chem at a local CC with lab and you got what you need
 

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I presumed Gen Chem. You know, just go take a second term Gen Chem at a local CC with lab and you got what you need
Right, I presumed the same, but I re-read OPs post, especially this line:

My question: none of the higher level inorganic chem classes offered have a Lab. Is that going to be a problem? Or is it good enough that I took the lab portion of the expedited intro-inorganic class?
Which, to me, sounds like a course progression in real inorganic chemistry rather than General Chemistry. But things vary a lot between colleges I suppose, so I'm sure there are actual General Chemistry courses somewhere in the country which don't have associated labs. :shrug: