Chemistry (CHEM)

Courses

CHEM-050 PREPATORY CHEMISTRY 3.00 Credits

This class prepares students for CHEM 111. Emphasis on chemical problem solving and SI unit conversions. Other topics include: mole concept, chemical stoichiometry, chemical formulas, nomenclature, periodic table, equation balancing and molecular geometry. Pre-requisite: MATH 023 or 025 or placement. Course fee.

CHEM-102 THE CHEMISTRY OF DAILY LIFE 4.00 Credits

From the food we eat to the medicines we take to the transportation we use, we experience chemistry every day. In this course, you will study the chemistry of everyday life with the goal of making informed consumer decisions. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 025 or satisfactory math placement. Lab fee.

CHEM-105 GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY 4.00 Credits

An introduction to chemistry with an emphasis on biochemistry for the health professions. Three lectures and one laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 025 or satisfactory math placement. Lab fee.

CHEM-111 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I 4.00 Credits

A systematic and intensive treatment of chemical principles and their applications. Four hours of lecture/recitation, and one 3-hour laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 108 or MATH 137 or satisfactory math placement. Lab fee.

CHEM-112 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II 4.00 Credits

Elementary theoretical chemistry and its application to analytical practice. Includes emphasis on intermolecular forces, equilibrium, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Four hours of lecture/recitation and one 3-hour laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 111. Lab fee.

CHEM-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-12.00 Credits

CHEM-192 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-12.00 Credits

CHEM-195 PRACTICUM IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-2.00 Credits

CHEM-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-291 WORKSHOP IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-295 PRACTICUM IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-2.00 Credits

CHEM-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

CHEM-305 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I 3.00 Credits

Properties of Matter, First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Solutions. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 175.

CHEM-306 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3.00 Credits

Quantum theory, Atoms, Diatomic Molecules, Polyatomic Molecules, Chemical Kinetics, and Statistical Mechanics. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 305.

CHEM-325 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 4.00 Credits

Theory and practice of classical gravimetric and volumetric chemical analyses with an introduction to instrumental techniques in the laboratory. Basic data handling and statistics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry. Three hours of lecture and one 4-hour laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 112. Lab fee.

CHEM-353 LABORATORY PREPARATION TECHNIQUES 2.00 Credits

Techniques of solution preparation, chemical storage and management, prevention of contamination, and quality assurance. One hour of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 325.

CHEM-371 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3.00 Credits

Principles and theories of organic chemistry and the properties, preparations, and reactions of organic compounds. Three hours of lecture per week. This is a writing integrated course. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 112.

CHEM-372 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3.00 Credits

Continuation of Chemistry 371. Three hours of lecture per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 371.

CHEM-373 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB 1.00 Credit

Laboratory to accompany Chemistry 371. One 3-hour lab per week. Co-requisite: CHEM 371. Lab fee.

CHEM-376 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB 2.00 Credits

Laboratory to accompany Chemistry 372. 3-hours of lab per week and information literacy. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 371 and CHEM 373. Co-requisite: CHEM 372. Lab fee.

CHEM-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-395 PRACTICUM IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-2.00 Credits

CHEM-399 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

CHEM-454 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 4.00 Credits

Course covers the basic principles and use of instruments. Ultraviolet, visible, infrared, Raman, and atomic absorption spectroscopy. Electrochemistry. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 325. Lab fee.

CHEM-463 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4.00 Credits

Course covers the basic principles of descriptive chemistry, coordination chemistry, models of bonding in transition metal complexes, molecular symmetry, molecular orbital theory, spectroscopy, and organometallic chemistry. The laboratory component introduces the student to standard aspects of synthetic inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and catalytic chemistry. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 112. Lab fee.

CHEM-481 BIOCHEMISTRY I 4.00 Credits

A study of protein structures and functions and the basics of sugar and lipid protein analysis. Three hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 371.

CHEM-482 BIOCHEMISTRY II 3.00 Credits

Functional continuation of CHEM 481. Lipid, amino acid and nucleotide metabolism. Emphasis is on regulation of metabolism, metabolic dysfunctions, biochemical mechanisms of hormone action, biochemical genetics, protein synthesis, and metabolic consequences of genetic defects. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in CHEM 481.

CHEM-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-491 WORKSHOP IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-4.00 Credits

CHEM-494 INTERNSHIP IN CHEMISTRY 12.00 Credits

CHEM-495 PRACTICUM IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-2.00 Credits

CHEM-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY 1.00-3.00 Credits

Students will conduct and communicate the results of a research project in the Natural Sciences Division. Topics may include the historical, philosophical, cultural and environmental aspects, and the processes of natural science. Requirements of students include satisfactory oral presentation and defense of their research and submission of a written report approved by their advisor to the Natural Sciences Division. Pre-requisite: NS 398.