CHEM - Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1001  Chemistry and the World Around Us - An Integrative Approach  (3 Credits)  

For students with no science background. Examination of the substances encountered in daily life, including common drugs, food, household chemicals, gasoline, paints, plastics and other consumer products. (For non-science students).

CHEM 1107  Principles of Chemistry I  (5 Credits)  

Development of the principles of chemistry, principally for chemistry and physics majors. Part I: four-hour lecture, four-hour laboratory per week. Part II: three-hour lecture, four-hour laboratory per week. Laboratory work includes inorganic qualitative analysis. Lab fee $25. Corequisite: MATH 1015 or higher.

CHEM 1108  Principles of Chemistry II  (4 Credits)  

Development of the principles of chemistry, principally for chemistry and physics majors. Part I: four-hour lecture, four-hour laboratory per week. Part II: three-hour lecture, four-hour laboratory per week. Laboratory work includes inorganic qualitative analysis. Lab fee $25. Corequisite: MATH 1015 or higher.

CHEM 1123  General Chemistry I  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the principles of chemistry, principally for biology and allied health majors. Corequisite: MATH 1015 or higher.

CHEM 1124  General Chemistry II  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the principles of chemistry, principally for biology and allied health majors. Corequisite: MATH 1401 or higher.

CHEM 1125  General Chemistry Lab I  (1 Credit)  

Introduction to the principles of the chemical laboratory. Companion courses to CHEM 1123 and 1124. Lab fee $25. Corequisites: CHEM 1123/1124.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1123 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 1126  General Chemistry II Lab  (1 Credit)  

Introduction to the principles of the chemical laboratory. Companion courses to CHEM 1123 and 1124. Lab fee $25. Corequisites: CHEM 1123/1124.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1124 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 1125  
CHEM 1301  Elements of Organic and Biochemistry  (5 Credits)  

Fundamental chemistry. Emphasis on the principles of organic and biochemistry that contribute to health and disease. This course is primarily intended to fulfill the chemistry requirement for students in the College of Nursing. Four-hour lecture, three-hour lab per week. (Not for science majors or allied health science majors) Lab fee $25. Prerequisite: CHEM 1011 or 1 year of high school chemistry.

CHEM 2215  Analytical Chemistry I  (4 Credits)  

A fundamental course for physical science majors on the classical methods of analysis. Topics include titrimetry, gravimetry, spectrophotometry, potentiometry, separations, sampling and statistics. Two-hour lecture, eight-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee $25. Prerequisite: CHEM 1108 or 1124.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1108 or CHEM 1124  
CHEM 2216  Analytical Chemistry II  (4 Credits)  

Theory and practice of modern instrumental methods. Emphasis on the principles of instrumentation. Three-hour lecture, four-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee $25. Prerequisite: CHEM 2215 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2215  
CHEM 2226  Analytical Chemistry II  (3 Credits)  

Lecture-only portion for CHEM 2216. Prerequisite: CHEM 2215 or permission of instructor.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2215  
CHEM 2313  Organic Chemistry I  (5 Credits)  

Principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Emphasis on structural theory, reaction mechanisms, organic syntheses. Experimental work emphasizes basic organic laboratory techniques and includes an introduction to qualitative organic analysis. Three-hour lecture, six-hour laboratory and recitation per week. Lab fee $25. (For students majoring in chemistry). Prerequisite: CHEM 1108 or CHEM 1124.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1108 or CHEM 1124  
CHEM 2314  Organic Chemistry II  (5 Credits)  

Principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Emphasis on structural theory, reaction mechanisms, organic syntheses. Experimental work emphasizes basic organic laboratory techniques and includes an introduction to qualitative organic analysis. Three-hour lecture, six-hour laboratory and recitation per week. Lab fee $25. (For students majoring in chemistry). Prerequisite: CHEM 1124 or CHEM 1108.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2321  
CHEM 2315  Organic Chemistry I-Lab  (1 Credit)  

Experimental organic chemistry. Companion course to CHEM 2321 and 2322. Lab fee $25.Corequisites: CHEM 2321-2322.

Prerequisites: (CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1108 or CHEM 1124) and (CHEM 2321 (may be taken concurrently))  
CHEM 2316  Organic Chemistry II-Lab  (1 Credit)  

Experimental organic chemistry. Companion courses to CHEM 2321 and 2322. Lab fee $25. Corequisites: CHEM 2321-2322.

Prerequisites: (CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2315) and (CHEM 2322 (may be taken concurrently))  
CHEM 2321  Organic Chemistry I  (3 Credits)  

Principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Reactions, mechanisms and synthesis involving simple organic and biochemical molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 1108 or 1124.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1104 or CHEM 1108 or CHEM 1124  
CHEM 2322  Organic Chemistry II  (3 Credits)  

Principal classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Reactions, mechanisms and synthesis involving simple organic and biochemical molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 1108 or 1124.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2321  
CHEM 2781  Chemistry Honors I  (1 Credit)  

Seminars and discussions in biochemistry and organic chemistry under the direction of the sophomore honors faculty moderator. Each honors student must deliver one seminar. Seminars are intended to train the honors student in independent searching of the chemical literature, organization and presentation of a technical talk and leadership in discussion. One hour per week. Requires departmental invitation.

CHEM 3411  Physical Chemistry I  (3 Credits)  

Kinetic theory of gases. The laws of thermodynamics and their applications to ideal and real gases, liquids, mixtures and solutions. Rates of reactions and their theoretical interpretations. Application of elementary quantum chemistry to atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisites: PHYS 1702 or PHYS 1706; MATH 1411.

Prerequisites: (MATH 1411 or MATH 1511) and (PHYS 1702 or PHYS 1706) and MATH 1411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 3412  Physical Chemistry II  (3 Credits)  

Kinetic theory of gases. The laws of thermodynamics and their applications to ideal and real gases, liquids, mixtures and solutions. Rates of reactions and their theoretical interpretations. Application of elementary quantum chemistry to atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisites: PHYS 1702 or PHYS 1706; MATH 1411.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3411  
CHEM 3415  Physical Chemistry I  (4 Credits)  
CHEM 3416  Physical Chemistry II  (4 Credits)  
CHEM 3512  Elements of Biochemistry  (4 Credits)  

Emphasizes the structures of the major biomacromolecules (nucleic acids, amino acids and proteins, lipids and carbohydrates) involved in cell architecture and dynamics. Included will be an overview of the primary functions of these molecules, including membrane structure and transport properties, biological catalysis, and enzyme function and regulation. In addition, the laboratory will provide training in modern biochemical techniques. Lab fee: $25. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322 or CHEM 2314.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 or CHEM 2314 or CHEM 2322  
CHEM 3522  Elements of Biochemistry  (3 Credits)  

Lecture portion only of CHEM 3512. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322 or CHEM 2314.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 or CHEM 2314 or CHEM 2322  
CHEM 3550  Science - Theology of Food  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 3611  Inorganic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  

Periodic properties of the elements, their comparative group characteristics and structure of some of their compounds. Introduction to transition metal and organometallic chemistry. Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 2322 or CHEM 2314.

Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 or CHEM 2314 or CHEM 2322  
CHEM 3612  Inorganic Chemistry  (5 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 2312 or CHEM 2314 or CHEM 2322  
CHEM 3781  Chemistry Honors II  (1 Credit)  

Faculty and student seminars and discussions in analytical, inorganic and physical chemistry under the direction of the junior honors faculty moderator. Each honors student must deliver one seminar. One hour per week. Requires departmental invitation.

CHEM 3782  Chemistry Honors III  (1 Credit)  

Independent library research culminating in preparation of a review article. The student works closely with a faculty member on a tutorial basis. Requires departmental invitation.

CHEM 3894  Chemistry Co-Op  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 3895  Chemistry Co-Op II  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 3896  Chemistry Co-Op III  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 4092  Research Experience  (0 Credits)  
CHEM 4202  Spectrochem Meth-Analy  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 4204  Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4205  Modern Separations Techniques  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4301  Theoretical Organic Chemistry I  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4303  Synthetic Organic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: (CHEM 3411 or CHEM 3415)  
CHEM 4323  Sem Org Chem Entrpr Cosmetics  (1 Credit)  
CHEM 4399  Selected Topics: Organic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4401  Chemical Thermodynamics  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4403  Quantum Chemistry  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4404  Surface Chemistry  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 4411  Introduction to Polymer Chemistry  (3 Credits)  

Classification of macromolecules; methods and mechanisms of polymerizations; methods of polymer characterization; properties of polymeric solids

Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4423  Computational Chemistry  (3 Credits)  

The course will cover the fundamental theory and application of Molecular Mechanics, Classical Molecular Dynamics, Semiempirical, Ab Initio and Density Functional simulation and modeling techniques to atoms, molecules, and solids. Available application programs will be used by the students to demonstrate the principles and provide hands-on experience with modern computational chemistry tools. Prerequisite: CHEM 3412.

Prerequisites: CHEM 3412 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4425  Princ Colloid-Interface Chem  (3 Credits)  

The course will introduce the fundamentals of colloid and interface chemistry. The main topics include: thermodynamics of flat and curved surfaces, surface energy and surface tension, capillarity, monolayers, surfactants, nucleation, adsorption and wetting phenomena, molecular and surface forces, and stability of colloidal systems. An overview of characterization methods and applications of colloids and surfaces in industry and research will be provided. 3 credits

CHEM 4501  General Biochemistry I  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 4502  Bio‐Organic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  

The course covers synthetic methods in organic chemistry applied to the major classes of biological molecules and their derivatives, such as those belonging to the: carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins, nucleic acids, terpenes, lipids and natural products. Emphasis will be dedicated to the reactions and mechanisms that contribute to their applications in biological systems.

Prerequisites: (CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2321) and (CHEM 2314 or CHEM 2322)  
CHEM 4512  General Biochemistry II  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4601  Advanced Inorganic Chemistry  (3 Credits)  
Prerequisites: CHEM 3411 (may be taken concurrently)  
CHEM 4699  Spec Topics Bio-Inorganic Chem  (3 Credits)  
CHEM 4801  Advanced Laboratory Project in Chemistry  (1 Credit)  

Advanced laboratory techniques: instrumental methods; synthesis; separations; data analysis and formal reporting. Long-term projects with students forming teams of experts. Project development and reporting in consultation with local industrial scientists. Prerequisites: CHEM 2321-2322 or CHEM 2313-2314; CHEM 2215- 2216 or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: (CHEM 2311 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 2312 (may be taken concurrently)) or (CHEM 2313 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 2314 (may be taken concurrently)) and (CHEM 2215 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 2216 (may be taken concurrently))  
CHEM 4802  Advanced Laboratory Project in Chemistry  (1 Credit)  

Advanced laboratory techniques: instrumental methods; synthesis; separations; data analysis and formal reporting. Long-term projects with students forming teams of experts. Project development and reporting in consultation with local industrial scientists. Prerequisites: CHEM 2321-2322 or CHEM 2313-2314; CHEM 2215- 2216 or permission of the instructor.

Prerequisites: (CHEM 2311 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 2312 (may be taken concurrently)) or (CHEM 2313 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 2314 (may be taken concurrently)) and (CHEM 2215 (may be taken concurrently) and CHEM 2216 (may be taken concurrently))  
CHEM 4803  Summer Research Exper-Undergr  (0 Credits)  

Students will engage in an original research project under the direction of a faculty mentor during the summer session. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CHEM 4891  Chemistry Research  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to methods of original investigation. Individual laboratory research problems, conferences library research. Enrollment limited. (For students majoring in chemistry). Prerequisites: GPA of 3.0 in chemistry.

CHEM 4892  Chemistry Research  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to methods of original investigation. Individual laboratory research problems, conferences library research. Enrollment limited. (For students majoring in chemistry). Prerequisites: GPA of 3.0 in chemistry.

CHEM 4893  Chemistry Research  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to methods of original investigation. Individual laboratory research problems, conferences library research. Enrollment limited. (For students majoring in chemistry). Prerequisites: GPA of 3.0 in chemistry.

CHEM 4894  Chemistry Research  (2 Credits)  

Introduction to methods of original investigation. Individual laboratory research problems, conferences library research. Enrollment limited. (For students majoring in chemistry). Prerequisites: GPA of 3.0 in chemistry.

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