CHEMISTRY (CHEM)


CHEM 101, 102, 103  INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY 4, 4, 3
Introduction to chemistry, covering the fields of inorganic, organic, and biochemistry. Only CHEM 101 and 102 will meet the general studies requirement for a science sequence. Does not apply toward a major or minor. Must be taken in sequence. One laboratory per week during the CHEM 101 and 102 courses.
 

CHEM 141, 142, 143  GENERAL CHEMISTRY 3, 3, 3
Study of the structure and states of matter; atomic and molecular theory, including valency, periodicity, and bonding; solutions and equilibria, stoichiometry, kinetics, and thermodynamics; and the descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisites or corequisites: MATH 121, 122 or equivalent; CHEM 144, 145, 146.
 

CHEM 144, 145, 146  GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1, 1, 1
Laboratory integrated with CHEM 141, 142, 143. One laboratory per week. Corequisite: CHEM 141, 142, 143.
 

CHEM 264  CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM AND ANALYSIS 4
Study of chemical equilibrium through a perspective of applications in analytical chemistry. Consideration is given to solubility as affected by competing equilibria, to acid-base equilibria in aqueous solutions, and to complexation equilibria; includes an introduction to oxidation reduction equilibria. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 143.
 

CHEM 265  ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS I 4
Primary emphasis is on electrochemistry, optical spectroscopies, and separations techniques. Consideration is given to both the instrumentation and techniques of interest in chemical analysis. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 264.
 

CHEM 321  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4
Study of principles of organic chemistry and their applications to the preparation, properties, and reactions of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 143.
 

CHEM 322, 323  ORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4, 3
Study of principles of organic chemistry and their applications to preparation, properties, and reactions of organic compounds. Spectroscopic analysis of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 321. Corequisite: CHEM 325, 326 or CHEM 335, 336.
 

CHEM 325, 326  INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC LABORATORY 1, 1
Introduction to microscale techniques of preparation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Includes spectroscopic techniques. Intended for non-majors. One laboratory per week. Corequisite: CHEM 322, 323.
 

CHEM 335, 336  MICROSCALE ORGANIC LABORATORY 2, 2
The use of microscale techniques for the preparation, purification and identification of organic compounds. Includes spectroscopic techniques. Intended for majors and interested students. Two laboratories per week. Corerequisite: CHEM 322 , 323.
 

CHEM 351, 352, 353  PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 3, 3, 3
Survey of important topics in physical chemistry. The first quarter emphasizes quantum theory with applications to atomic structure, molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Second quarter includes thermodynamics applied to phase and chemical equilibria. Third quarter deals with kinetics, transport properties, and molecular dynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 281; PHYS 213 or 253; CHEM 265; CPTR 134 or 141.
 

CHEM 354, 355, 356  PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY 1, 1, 1
Laboratory integrated with CHEM 351, 352, 353. Corequisite: CHEM 351, 352, 353. CHEM 395 METHODS OF TEACHING CHEMISTRY 3 Methods, materials, and techniques of teaching chemistry on the secondary-school level. Requires observation, demonstration, and class presentations. Will not apply toward a major or minor. Offered on request of the Education Department. Prerequisite EDUC 365, Prerequisite or corequisite CHEM 322.
 

CHEM 427  ORGANIC STRUCTURE AND MECHANISMS 3
In-depth study of the structures of organic molecules and the theories of reaction mechanisms. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 323. Offered odd years only.
 

CHEM 428  POLYMER CHEMISTRY 3
An introduction to polymers, their characterization and synthesis. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 323. Offered even years only.
 

CHEM 431  BIOCHEMISTRY 4
An introduction to the chemistry of biomolecules including molecular interactions of proteins and the nucleic acids, a study of catalytic activity and mechanisms of enzymes and the structure and function of biological membranes. The one laboratory per week concentrates on biochemical methods and preparations. Prerequisite: CHEM 323. BIOL 392 strongly recommended.
 

CHEM 432  BIOCHEMISTRY OF METABOLISM 4
An introduction to the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids in living systems. The one laboratory per week concentrates on biochemical methods and preparations, including instrumental applications. Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
 

CHEM 435  BIOCHEMISTRY OF NUCLEIC ACIDS 4
An introduction to the biosynthesis of purine and pyrimidine nucleotides. Covers RNA and protein synthesis, mechanism of DNA repair, recombination, and recombinant DNA technology including protein synthesis, cloning, construction and use of cDNA libraries, and site-directed mutagenesis. The one laboratory per week concentrates on molecular biology techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 431.
 

CHEM 442  INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4
Study of the physical and chemical properties of inorganic and coordination compounds. Emphasis is placed on the use of molecular orbital, ligand field and crystal field theories as tools to understanding the structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 143 , 351 or permission of instructor. Offered even years only.
 

CHEM 461  ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTAL METHODS II 4
The study of mass spectrometric, nuclear magnetic resonance and surface or thermal analysis techniques for analytical studies. One laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 265. Offered odd years only.
 

CHEM 479  DIRECTED RESEARCH/PROJECT 1-3
Original investigation of a chemical research problem carried out under the direction of an assigned faculty member. Most projects involve one laboratory period per week per credit hour.
 

CHEM 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-3
Chemical research conducted at an off-campus site, usually in an industrial, academic, or government laboratory. A contractual arrangement involving the student, faculty adviser, and the off-campus site is required before work begins. If taken for credit, the student must submit a written report of the research upon completion of the work. Prerequisite: Approval of the department.
 

CHEM 496, 497  CHEMISTRY SEMINAR 1, 1
Formal introduction to fields of current chemical research. Student will prepare and present papers covering various areas of chemical research as well as attend all Chemistry Colloquia. Prerequisites: CHEM 265; CHEM 323 or permission of instructor.