CHEMISTRY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CHEM 100     CHEMISTRY FOR THE CONSUMER     GL         4 cr
A critical examination of those chemical products which have a significant impact upon the daily life of the consumer. Attention will be focused from the consumer viewpoint upon food additives, prescription and non-prescription drugs, fuels, pesticides, detergents, synthetic fibers and plastics. Meets General Studies laboratory science requirements.
Coreq: MATH 140 or MATH 141 or consent of instructor.

CHEM 102     INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY     GL         5 cr
An introduction to the general concepts of chemistry including matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, changes of state, thermochemistry, acid-base theory, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria and electrochemistry.
Prereq: Math MATH 141 with a grade of C or better or waiver thereof.

CHEM 104     INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY     GL         5 cr
A continuation of CHEM 102.
Prereq: CHEM 102.

CHEM 251     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY         3 cr
Introductory chemistry of the compounds of carbon, their structures and reactions. Three hours of lecture per week.
Prereq: CHEM 104.

CHEM 252     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY         3 cr
A continuation of CHEM 251. Three hours of lecture per week.
Prereq: CHEM 251.

CHEM 261     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY         2 cr
Basic organic manipulative techniques and simpler syntheses are considered. Spectroscopic topics are introduced. Generally taken concurrently with CHEM 251. Two three-hour laboratories per week.
Coreq: CHEM 251.

CHEM 262     ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY         2 cr
A continuation of CHEM 261. Includes more advanced synthetic work and spectroscopic techniques. Generally taken concurrently with CHEM 252. Two three-hour laboratories per week.
Prereq: CHEM 261, CHEM 252 or con reg in CHEM 252.

CHEM 352     QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS         5 cr
An introduction to volumetric, gravimetric and photometric techniques and fundamental methods of instrumental analysis. Three one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory periods per week.
Prereq: CHEM 104.

CHEM 370     PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY         3 cr
A course in the fundamentals of physical chemistry.
Prereq: CHEM 352. Coreq: MATH 255 (Mathematics) and PHYSCS 175 (Physics).

CHEM 371     PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY         3 cr
A continuation of CHEM 370.
Prereq: CHEM 370.

CHEM 455/655     ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY         3 cr
Lectures on advanced topics in organic chemistry.
Prereq: CHEM 252 and cons instr.

CHEM 456     BIOCHEMISTRY         3 cr
An introduction to the chemistry of biological systems. The compounds of living organisms, i.e., vitamins, enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, are studied. Intermediary metabolism and biological control are introduced.
Prereq: CHEM 252 or cons instr.

CHEM 460     ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY         4 cr
Atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding and periodic properties of the elements. Synthesis, characterization and structures of the componds involving both representative and transition elements, organometallic and bioinorganic compounds and their applications. Group theory and bonding theories.
Prereq: CHEM 252, CHEM 261 and CHEM 352.
Coreq: CHEM 371 or consent of instructor.

CHEM 470     EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY         2 cr
A laboratory course in experimental physical chemistry. Experiments from various areas of physical chemistry will be performed. Four hours of laboratory per week.
Coreq: CHEM 370.

CHEM 471     EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY         2 cr
A continuation of CHEM 470. Four hours of laboratory per week.
Prereq: CHEM 470 and either CHEM 371 or con reg in CHEM 371.

CHEM 480     INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS         4 cr
A survey of optical and electrometic determinations, separation methods and basic instrumentation as applied to chemical analysis. Two one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory periods per week.
Prereq: CHEM 252, CHEM 352.

CHEM 490/690     WORKSHOP         1-4 cr
Repeatable two times for a maximum of 8 credits in degree.

CHEM 494     CHEMISTRY SEMINAR         0-1 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits in major. Credits in this course may not be used to fulfill minor requirements in Chemistry.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.

CHEM 496/696     SPECIAL STUDIES         1-3 cr
Repeatable two times for a maximum 6 credits in degree.

CHEM 498     INDEPENDENT STUDY IN CHEMISTRY         1-3 cr
Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Credits in this course may not be used to fulfill minor requirements in Chemistry.
Prereq: Cons instr.
 
 

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