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CHEM-103 Chemistry and society, 3 cr. Introduction of chemistry based on the study of some of the processes and materials which chemistry contributes to our civilization. Elementary chemical principles are used to explain the behavior of synthetic polymers, toxic substances, food additives, cleaning products, and other chemically manufactured materials. Knowledge of basic algebra skills is assumed.  Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: MATH-091 or intermediate Algebra Placement.

CHEM-110 Chemical Concepts, 3 cr. Lab-oriented survey course in chemistry designed for the non-science major including such topics as the historical development of chemistry, atomic theory, solution chemistry, organic, and biochemistry. Knowledge of basic algebra skills is assumed.

Lecture 2 hours, lab 2 hours.   Prereq.: MATH-092.

CHEM-200 Introduction to General Chemistry, 3 cr. Basic principles of chemistry with particular emphasis on solving simple numerical problems and writing and balancing chemical equations; especially for students planning to take CHEM-211. Lecture 3 hours.

CHEM-211 General Chemistry I, 5 cr. Introduction to general inorganic chemistry, including stoichiometry, concentration units, gas laws, atomic structure, bonding, periodic laws, states of matter, solutions, acid-base theories, rate, equilibrium, and oxidation reduction theory. Lecture and Laboratory. Lecture 4 hours. Lab 3 hours. Prereq.: minimum math placement exam recommendation of 3 or 4 or satisfactory completion of MATH-DEV-092.

CHEM-212   General Chemistry II, 4 cr. Continuation of General Chemistry I with emphasis on reaction rates, equilibria in aqueous solutions, thermochemistry, oxidation-reduction reaction, and the methods of quantitative analysis. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-211 and pre- or co- requisite MATH-185.

CHEM-213 WIP: Quantitative Analysis, 5 cr. Statistical analysis of data, chemical equilibrium, simultaneous equilibria, classical and non-classical gravimetric and volumetric techniques, acid-base and oxidation reduction reactions, spectrophotometric and potentiometric methods. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 6 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-212 and ENG 101 with grade of “C” or better.                                                                                    

CHEM-231 Organic Chemistry I, 4 cr. Study of the structure, properties, reaction mechanisms, and nomenclature of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours.  Prereq.: CHEM-212.

CHEM-232 Organic Chemistry II, 4 cr. Continuation of CHEM-231. A study of the structure, properties, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the alcohols, acids, amines, and other mono-functional compounds. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-231.

CHEM-260 General Chemistry I Seminar, 1 cr. Enrichment seminar accompanying CHEM-211. Students do problem solving in collaborative learning groups on material derived from and supplementing General Chemistry I to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and applications. Lecture 2 hours. Prereq.: Restricted to students taking CHEM-211 concurrently.

CHEM-261 General Chemistry II Seminar, 1 cr. Enrichment seminar accompanying CHEM-212. Students do problem solving in collaborative groups on material derived from and supplementing General Chemistry II to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and applications. Lecture 2 hours. Prereq.: Restricted to students taking CHEM-212 concurrently.   

CHEM-262 Organic Chemistry I Seminar, 1 cr. Enrichment seminar accompanying CHEM-231. Students do problem solving in collaborative learning groups on material derived from and supplementing Organic Chemistry I to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and applications. Lecture 2 hours. Prereq.: Restricted to students taking Organic Chemistry I.   

CHEM-263 Organic Chemistry II Seminar, 1 cr. Enrichment seminar accompanying CHEM-232. Students do problem solving in collaborative learning groups on material derived from and supplementing Organic Chemistry II to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and applications. Prereq.: Restricted to students taking Organic Chemistry II.

CHEM-305 Independent Study in Chemistry, 3 cr. An introduction to original chemical research under faculty supervision. Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the College Dean. Prereq.: CHEM-213 and CHEM-232 and consent of chairperson.

CHEM-306 Selected Topics in Chemistry, 3 cr. Topics for current interest for students who have junior standing in chemistry. Consult the Schedule of Classes for specific topics. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-232; junior standing.

CHEM-311 Physical Chemistry I, 4 cr. Theoretical and experimental study of the structure and properties of matter, including the gaseous state, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, liquids and phase equilibria, solutions of nonelectrolytes and ionic solutions. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-213, CHEM-232, MATH-187, PHYS-203, and PHYS-201 or PHYS-206. (It is strongly suggested that the student have completed a year of physics with laboratory.)       

CHEM-312 Physical Chemistry II, 4 cr. Continuation of CHEM-311, including the kinetic-molecular theory, transport properties, chemical kinetics, statistical mechanics, quantum theory, atoms and diatomic molecules, and spectroscopy. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-311, MATH-202, PHYS-204, and PHYS-202 or PHYS-207. 

CHEM-316 Inorganic Chemistry, 4 cr. A thorough study of bonding in non-transition and transition elements, periodic trends and tendencies, structural relationships, and mechanisms of inorganic reactions. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 3 hours. Prereq,: CHEM-232.

CHEM-318 Industrial Chemistry, 3 cr. A study of the industrial aspects of chemistry, including economics, design and operation of process equipment, and a study of a variety of chemical industries. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-231.

CHEM-319 Chemical Aspects of Environmental Chemistry, 3 cr. a survey of the chemical principles involved in environmental problems. Topics include atmospheric, aquatic, and geospheric chemistry, sources of pollutants and the consequences of pollution. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-212 and CHEM-232. 

CHEM-320 Industrial Aspects of Environmental Chemistry, 3 cr. Industrial aspects of environmental chemistry covering specific topics such as energy, water and wastewater treatment, treatment and disposal of domestic and industrial wastes, techniques for detecting and analyzing chemical pollutants, environmental modeling and recycling strategies. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-213 and CHEM-232.   

CHEM-326 Chemical Literature, 2 cr. Introduction to library research in chemistry, and preparation of a review paper in some current field of chemistry. Lecture 2 hours. Prereq.: one 300-level course in chemistry.   

CHEM-330 Instrumental Analysis: Spectroscopy, 4 cr. Intensive laboratory introduction to infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and the quantitative, quantitative, and research aspects associated with them. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 6 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-213, CHEM-232 and consent of instructor.

CHEM-331 Instrumental Analysis: Quantitative Methods, 4 cr. Introduction to the theory and practice of instrumental methods used to determine composition of materials, including gas and liquid chromatography, atomic absorption and emission, X-ray diffraction and fluorescence, and potentiometry. Lecture and Laboratory. Lecture 3 hours. Lab 6 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-213 and CHEM-231. 

CHEM-332 Identification of Organic Compounds, 4 cr. Chemical, physical, and spectroscopic methods and their use in the separation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Lecture and laboratory. Lecture 2 hours. Lab 6 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-213 and CHEM-232.

CHEM-347 Advanced Organic Chemistry: Polyfunctional Compounds, 3 cr. Chemistry of polyfunctional compounds, condensed aromatic and heterocyclic systems, electrocyclic reaction and molecular rearrangements. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-232.

CHEM-348 Advanced Organic Chemistry: Bioorganic Compounds, 3 cr. The chemistry of complex molecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, and carbohydrates is studied from the point of view of their physical properties, and their reaction, synthesis, and structure-function relationships. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-232.

CHEM-394 Organic Synthesis, 3 cr. A systematic approach to the synthesis of complex organic compounds will be developed. The retrosynthetic approach will be taken, with a final target molecule being the goal of the synthesis. It will be taken apart, step-by-step to arrive at reasonable starting materials for the synthesis. Availability and expense of potential starting materials, necessity of protecting groups, and production of isomeric and/or stereoisomeric mixture will be among the points of consideration for each synthesis. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-347.

CHEM-350 Principles of Toxicology, 3 cr. This course offers an introduction to the basic principles of the broad field of toxicology. The mechanisms involved in what constitutes a toxic response will be explored, including examples of toxic chemicals targeting specific biochemical pathways in the human body. Major groups of toxic chemicals, such as pesticides, metals, solvents, vapors, radiation and radioactive materials, and animal venoms and poisons, will be surveyed. Also addressed are the applied areas of food, forensic/analytical, and occupational toxicology. Prereq.: CHEM-231 with a minimum C grade.

CHEM-353 Principles Pharmacology, 3 cr. This course will focus on the action of drugs on major organ sysems, including the nervous, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and reproductive systems, as well as drugs for cancer, infectious, and inflammatory diseases. It also covers pharmacokinetics, drug -receptor interactions, and drug metabolism for these categories of therapeutic agents. Prereq.: CHEM-231 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM-357 Chemical Kinetics, 3 cr. The study and evaluation of various theories of reaction rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions. Lecture 3 hours. Prereq.: CHEM-311.

CHEM-360 Physical Chemistry I Seminar, 1 cr. Enrichment Seminar accompanying CHEM 311. Students do problem solving in collaborative groups on material derived from and supplementing Physical Chemistry I to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and applications. Prereq: restricted to students taking CHEM-311 concurrently.

CHEM-361 Physical Chemistry II Seminar, 1 cr. Enrichment Seminar accompanying CHEM 312. Students do problem solving in collaborative groups on material derived from and supplementing Physical Chemistry II to gain a deeper understanding of concepts and applications. Prereq: restricted to students taking CHEM-312 concurrently.

CHEM-365 Internship in Chemistry I, 6 cr. Experience in chemistry in an off-campus location, e.g. business or government. The student registering selects well-defined academic goals to be achieved. These goals will be selected in cooperation with an on-campus advisor. Prereq.: Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the College Dean.

CHEM-366 Internship in Chemistry II, 6 cr. Continuation of CHEM-365. Prereq.: Independent Studies require the approval of the instructor, department chair and the College Dean.

CHEM-390 Seminar in Chemistry, 1 cr. Critical review of research presented by visiting university and industrial chemists, and student preparation and presentation of original and library chemical research topics. Prereq. or linked course: CHEM-311.

CHEM-391Chemistry Capstone Seminar, 3 cr. Critical review of research presented by visiting university and industrial chemists, and student preparation and presentation of original and library research topics. The course will also explore issues related to becoming a morally responsible scientist and will include ethical problem solving. Lecture 4 hours. Prereq.: pre- or co- requisite CHEM-311.

CHEM-399 Undergraduate Research, 3 cr. Original laboratory research conducted with a faculty member. The course will usually require some library research, 10-12 hours per week laboratory work, and the preparation of a formal, typed report. The course is useful for those students seeking recognition under the guidelines authorized by the American Chemical Society. Prereq.: pre- or co- requisite CHEM-311, and eitherCHEM-330 or CHEM-331.