Chemistry

 

Chemistry Courses

 

CHM

111

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: Three years high school mathematics or equivalent. High school chemistry is highly recommended. CHM 111 is a prerequisite for CHM 112

An introduction to chemical principles including stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, and periodic trends. CHM 111L must be taken concurrently with CHM 111 to receive credit for the coursework.

CHM

112

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 111 or the equivalent.

Continuation of CHM 111. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry. CHM 112L must be taken concurrently with CHM 112 to receive credit for the coursework.

CHM

111L and 112L

GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

One-half credit hour each

These lab courses consist of illustrations of chemical principles, skills involving weighing and liquid measure, lab safety and hazardous waste disposal. These must be taken concurrently with CHM 111 and CHM 112, respectively. Lab: each one three-hour minimester lab per week.

CHM

150L

PHYSICAL SCIENCE INVESITGATIONS I

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: High school mathematics through algebra

An introduction to chemical principles that address topics required for a middle school science education major. A lab component is included in this course.

CHM

200(IH)

SCIENCE

Three or four credit hours

The study of a topic in science which may involve an interdisciplinary approach. Course content is determined by the faculty member under whose auspices the course is offered. Includes: U.S. Chemical Industry, Science and Society, Technological Revolutions, and Energy.

CHM

221

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 112 or permission of the instructor

An introduction to chemical analysis. The principles of statistics, stoichiometry and solution chemistry as well as an introduction to chemical instrumentation are explored. CHM 221L must be taken concurrently to receive credit.

CHM

221L

QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LABORATORY

One credit hour

This must be taken concurrently with CHM 221. Lab: Two three-hour minimester labs per week.

CHM

251, 252

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I, II

Four credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 112 or permission of the instructor. Required of pre-medical students

General principles and theories for the synthesis of aliphatic, aromatic, and heterocyclic compounds. Special emphasis on functional groups and mechanisms of organic reactions.
CHM 251 is a prerequisite for CHM 252. CHM 251L and CHM 252L must be taken concurrently with CHM 251 and CHM 252, respectively, to receive credit.

CHM

251L

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

One half credit hour

Must be taken concurrently with CHM 251. One 3-hour minimester lab per week.

CHM

252L

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY

One credit hour

Must be taken concurrently with CHM 252. One three-hour lab per week.

CHM

281

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 251, 251L. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 281L.

The focus of the class is the chemical basis of the environment. The principles of stoichiometry, solution chemistry, and atmospheric chemistry will be examined as they apply to environmental systems.

CHM

281L

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB

One credit hour

Prerequisite: CHM 111, 111L, 112, 112L, 251, 251L. Must be taken concurrently with CHM 281.

This course uses laboratory methods to examine environmental samples.

CHM

311

BIOCHEMISTRY

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 252. Must be registered concurrently with CHM 311L.

An introduction to the chemistry of biological systems including proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates. An overview of metabolic processes will be presented.

CHM

311L

BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

One credit hour

Must be taken concurrently with CHM 311. Lab: One 3-hour lab per week

CHM

321

INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: Two years of University chemistry, including CHM 221

A survey of analytical techniques using instrumental methods of analysis. CHM 321L must be taken concurrently to receive credit.

CHM

321L

INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY

One credit hour

Lab: One 2-hour lab per week

CHM

331, 332

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

Three credit hours each

Prerequisite: MTH-142 & CHM 221/221L or permission of the instructor.

Systematic study of thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, dynamics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy as applied to chemical systems. CHM 331L, 332L must be taken concurrently to receive credit.

CHM

331L, 332L

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

One credit hour each

CHM 331L and CHM 332L must be taken concurrently with CHM 331 and CHM 332 respectively to receive credit.

CHM

341

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Three credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 252 and CHM 252L

Chemistry of inorganic compounds with a focus on transition-metal complexes. Topics include structure, bonding, molecular orbital theory, group theory and spectroscopic properties. CHM 341L must be taken concurrently.

CHM

341L

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

One credit hour

Prerequisite: CHM 252 and CHM 252L

Laboratory will focus on synthesis of inorganic and organometallic complexes emphasizing inert atmosphere techniques and spectroscopy. CHM 341L must be taken concurrently with CHM 341 for credit. Lab: One 3-hour lab per week.

CHM

351

ORGANIC SPECTROSCOPY

Two credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 252

A lecture/laboratory course covering spectroscopic techniques used in identifying organic molecules including UV and IR spectroscopy and NMR and mass spectrometry.

CHM

403

LABORATORY PROJECTS

One half or one credit hour

Prerequisite: Two years of University chemistry

Projects in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical chemistry or biochemistry are investigated with guidance of one of the professors in each field. An introduction to research techniques.

CHM

411

TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY

One half to two credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 311 or permission of the instructor

CHM

421

TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

One-half to two credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 321 and CHM 321L.

Advanced topics in analytical chemistry.

CHM

441

TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

One-half to two credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 341 or permission of the instructor

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry, including organometallics.

CHM

451

TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

One-half to two credit hours

Prerequisite: CHM 252 or permission of the instructor

Advanced topics in organic chemistry.

CHM

463

CHEMISTRY SEMINAR

One-half credit hour each

Prerequisite: Junior standing and four courses in chemistry

Reports and discussions of recent work in inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Four semesters required of juniors and seniors majoring in chemistry. Three of the seminar semesters are graded pass/fail. During the senior year a student is required to give an oral presentation which is equivalent to a comprehensive examination and is the student's grade for that semester.

CHM

491, 492

DEPARTMENTAL THESIS/PROJECT

Credit hours to be arranged

See Departmental Thesis/Project, Section II.

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