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CHEM 100 Search in Chemistry and Biochemistry 3
Examination of various topics, contemporary issues, and problems related to chemistry and biochemistry. Three hours of lecture per week. No credit given toward a major or minor in the sciences. May be repeated with a different topic for up to 6 credits. Irregular. Study Area IV

CHEM 102 Chemistry of Nutrition 3
An introduction to nutrition, the basic nutrients, their chemistry, and their role in health. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Study Area IV

CHEM 111 Introductory Chemistry 3
Introduction to fundamental concepts of chemistry; descriptive aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry. For Art, Technology, Elementary, and other non-science majors. Two hours of lecture and one two- hour laboratory per week. Study Area IV

CHEM 116 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry 3
The concepts of chemistry as applied to law. Emphasis will be placed on the utility and validity of scientific evidence and the techniques of chemical analysis as used in criminal investigations. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory per week. Intended for students with a criminology major or minor. No credit given to students with credit for CHEM 111. Fall. Study Area IV

CHEM 150 Chemistry of Allied Health I 3
Prereq.: MATH 101. Introduction to the structure and behavior of matter in relation to its functions in the body and in health. Topics include: atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonding, the mole, chemical reactions and energy changes, gas laws, acid-base theory and an introduction to biomolecules of living systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Intended for non-science majors in physical education nursing, and allied health fields. Fall. Study Area IV

CHEM 152 Chemistry of Allied Health II 4
Prereq.: CHEM 150. Basic principles of organic and biological chemistry in the context of living systems. Topics include functional groups and reactions of organic compounds; structure and function of biomolecules in the cell; enzymes and vitamins; principles of metabolism and energy production. Three hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratory per week. Intended for non-science majors in nursing, physical education and allied health fields. Spring. Study Area IV

CHEM 161 General Chemistry I 3
Prereq.: MATH 101 or math placement exam. Emphasizes relationships of basic chemical principles and theories to properties of substances, their reactivity and uses. Contributions to the quality of life are introduced. Intended for science and engineering students. Three hours of lecture per week. CSUS Common Course. Study Area IV

CHEM 162 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 161 (may be taken concurrently). Basic techniques of chemical synthesis and analysis. One three-hour laboratory per week. CSUS Common Course. Study Area IV

CHEM 163 General Chemistry II 3
Prereq.: CHEM 161 and CHEM 162. Quantitative aspects of chemistry including kinetics, thermodynamics, and oxidation-reduction chemistry. Three hours of lecture per week. CSUS Common Course. Study Area IV

CHEM 164 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 163 (may be taken concurrently). Intermediate techniques of chemical synthesis and analysis. One three-hour laboratory per week. CSUS Common Course. Study Area IV

200s

CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 3
Prereq.: CHEM 163 and CHEM 164 (formerly combined as CHEM 122). The syntheses, reactions, and nomenclature of the principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic carbon compounds will be introduced. The topics of stereochemistry and conformational analysis are also considered. Three hours of lecture per week.

CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 163 and CHEM 164 and CHEM 210 (may be taken concurrently). Basic techniques used in organic synthesis. Determination of physical constants such as melting and boiling point, refractive index, and optical rotation. Basic separation techniques including recrystallization, simple and fractional distillation, extraction, and chromatography. Several experiments elucidating the chemistry of organic compounds introduced in CHEM 210. Three hours of laboratory per week.

CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II 3
Prereq.: CHEM 210 and CHEM 211. Syntheses, reactions, and nomenclature of the advanced classes of aliphatic, aromatic, and carbonyl-containing carbon compounds. Mass spectrometry, and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies are considered. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring, Summer.

CHEM 213 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 210 and CHEM 211 and CHEM 212 (may be taken concurrently). Synthesis and reactions of the organic functional groups introduced in CHEM 212 will be performed. Spectral analysis of organic compounds also emphasized. Three hours of laboratory per week. Spring, Summer.

CHEM 238 Introduction to Research 1 TO 6
Prereq.: CHEM 162 and permission of instructor. Research experience for first-year students to juniors under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.

CHEM 250 Basic Organic and Biochemistry 4
Prereq.: CHEM 152 or CHEM 163 and 164. Principal family of organic compounds important in biological systems; fundamentals of biochemistry including acid-base properties, and metabolic pathways for energy production and biosynthesis of cellular components. Relevance is made to human health and everyday living. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week. Spring. (O)

300s

CHEM 301 Analytical Chemistry 4
Prereq.: CHEM 163 and 164 (formerly combined as CHEM 122), and MATH 119 (formerly combined MATH 121). Theory and practice of gravimetric and volumetric quantitative analysis, introduction to colorimetric analysis, and methods of separation. Two hours of lecture and two three-hour laboratories per week. Fall.

CHEM 316 Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds 3
Prereq.: CHEM 212 and CHEM 213. A study of physical methods of structure determination, with emphasis on infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. Two hours of lecture and one, three-hour laboratories per week. Fall. (O)

CHEM 320 Biophysical Chemistry 3
Prereq.: PHYS 122 or 126 (either may be taken concurrently), CHEM 212, MATH 152. Principles of physical chemistry emphasizing those areas of critical importance to biological equilibria. Topics include thermodynamics, solution equilibria, molecular transport, and enzyme kinetics. Three hours of lecture per week. Fall.

CHEM 321 Physical Chemistry of Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3
Prereq.: PHYS 126 (may be taken concurrently), CHEM 212, and CHEM 301, MATH 221. In-depth examination of solid, liquid, and gas behavior, including thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to chemical processes. Three hours of lecture per week. Fall. (O)

CHEM 322 Physical Chemistry of Quantum & Statistical Mechanics 3
Prereq.: PHYS 126 (may be taken concurrently), CHEM 212, CHEM 301, MATH 221. Quantum mechanics as applied to atomic and molecular structure. Introduction to symmetry concepts. Theory of rotational, vibrational, electronic, and magnetic resonance spectroscopies. Statistical foundations of thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture per week. Fall. (E)

CHEM 323 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 321 or 322 (either may be taken concurrently). Physical chemistry methods in laboratory including spectroscopic methods, computational methods, thermochemical analysis, vacuum system methods and instrumentation construction. Fall. (O)

CHEM 354 Biochemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 212. General principles of biochemistry, chemical constituents of cells, metabolic pathways, energies, and biochemical regulators. Three hours of lecture per week. Fall.

400s

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CHEM 402 Instrumental Methods in Analytical Chemistry 4
Prereq.: CHEM 301 and CHEM 322 or CHEM 320; or admission to graduate studies. Theoretical and practical aspects of the most important instrumental techniques used in chemical analysis, including potentiometry, coulometry, voltammetry, UV/Visible absorption spectrophotometry, fluorescence spectrophotometry, atomic spectrometry, gas chromatography, and high-performance liquid chromatography. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Spring. (E) [GR]

CHEM 406 Environmental Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 301 and CHEM 210 and 211. Nature and properties of pollutants, their interaction with each other and the environment, preventative and remedial methods of control. Laboratory concerned with sampling and analysis of pollutants. Two hours of lecture and one two-hour laboratory period per week. Spring. (O) [GR]

CHEM 432 Chemistry Seminar 2
Prereq.: CHEM 320 or 321 or 322. Students will prepare presentations on topics of current interest in various fields of chemistry and may be required to attend seminars by faculty or outside speakers. Introduction to the use of the library, literature, and searching procedures in chemical research. One conference per week. Spring.

CHEM 438 Undergraduate Research 1 TO 6
Prereq.: CHEM 213 and permission of instructor. Research participation for sophomore to senior students under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. On demand.

CHEM 455 Biochemistry Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 213 and either CHEM 354 or BMS 496. Experimental work in Biochemistry. One three-hour laboratory period per week. Spring. (E) [GR]

CHEM 456 Toxicology 3
Prereq.: CHEM 212. Classes of toxic chemicals, their biotransformation and mechanisms of toxicity in humans. Includes natural and man-made chemicals, methods of risk assessment, environmental, and occupational regulatory standards. Spring. [GR]

CHEM 458 Advanced Biochemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 354 or BMS 496. Advanced consideration of biochemistry topics including biophysical concepts in the action of proteins and nucleic acids; enzyme catalysis and regulation, and cell-cell communication. Current experimental methodologies will be emphasized. Spring. [GR]

CHEM 459 Bioinorganic Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 354 or BMS 496. Principles of inorganic chemistry as applied to biology. Focuses on correlation of function, structure and reactivity of metals in biological systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (O) [GR]

CHEM 460 Inorganic Symmetry & Spectroscopy 3
Prereq.: CHEM 320 or 321 or 322. Electronic structure and theories of bonding as they relate to the molecular structures, properties, and spectroscopy of inorganic compounds. Primary focus will be on the compounds of the d-block elements. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (E)

CHEM 461 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 320 or 321 or 322. A systematic study of main-group elements and the multitude of compounds they form. Acid-base, substitution, and oxidation-reduction reactions along with structural descriptions will be emphasized. Three hours of lecture per week. Spring. (O)

CHEM 462 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1
Prereq.: CHEM 316. Laboratory course concerned with the synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds. Topics include air-sensitive manipulation, coordination chemistry and chemistry of materials. One three-hour laboratory periods per week. Spring. (O)

CHEM 485 Topics in Chemistry 3
Prereq.: CHEM 320 or CHEM 321 or CHEM 322. Advanced treatment of chemistry topics in analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry. Three lectures or two lectures and one two-hour laboratory period per week depending on topic. May be repeated with different topics for a maximum of 9 credits. Irregular. [GR]

CHEM 490 Independent Study in Chemistry 1 TO 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Special topics of interest in chemistry. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 6 credits. Irregular.

500s

CHEM 550 Basic Organic and Biological Chemistry 3
Fundamentals of organic and biological chemistry in relation to human health including chemical and physical properties of organic molecules occurring in living systems. Topics include structure-function and acid-base concepts, overview of cellular metabolism, and enzyme kinetics. For nurse anesthesia and health science specialization students only. Summer.

CHEM 590 Topics in Advanced Chemistry 3
Selected topics in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. May be taken once in each field of chemistry. Irregular.

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