Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Chemistry


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. 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. 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. 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. Study Area IV  

 

CHEM 210    Organic Chemistry I     3

Prereq.:  CHEM 163 and CHEM 164 or 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)  


CHEM 301    Analytical Chemistry    4

Prereq.: CHEM 163 and 164 or CHEM 122, and MATH 119 or 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.:  CHEM 212 and MATH 152 and PHYS 122 or 126. 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. Spring. (E)  


CHEM 321    Physical Chemistry of Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3

Prereq.:  CHEM 301, and CHEM 212 and PHYS 126 and 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.:  CHEM 212, CHEM 301, PHYS 126, 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.

 

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 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. [GR]  

 

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 354. Experimental work to accompany CHEM 354. One three-hour laboratory period per week. Fall. (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. 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 Spring. 3

Prereq.:  CHEM 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. (E) [GR]  


CHEM 461    Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry     3

Prereq.:  CHEM 321. 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) [GR]  


CHEM 462    Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory      1

Prereq.:  CHEM 460 or 461 (may be taken concurrently). 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) [GR]


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]

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