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Chemistry Courses

CHEM 101 General Chemistry I
General Chemistry I: This course includes the structure of the atom; the structure of the nucleus and nuclear chemistry; the Periodic Table; chemical bonding; solids, liquids and gases; stoichiometric relationships; the properties of solutions; colloidal systems; chemical equilibria; and hydrocarbons. Three hours lecture per week. Designed for non-science majors. Corequisite: CHEM 101L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 101L General Chemistry I Lab
General Chemistry I Laboratory: This laboratory introduces the student to elementary glass-working,
general laboratory equipment and techniques, the principles of quantitative operations and qualitative
analysis. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. 1 hr.

CHEM 111 Chemistry Principles I
Chemistry Principles I: The study of atomic and molecular structures, electronegativity, the relationships of the Periodic Table, covalent, ionic and metallic bonding, molecular orbitals, and enthalpy. Three hours lecture per week. Designed primarily for science majors. Corequisite: CHEM 111L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 111L Chemistry Principles I lab
Chemistry Principles I Laboratory: This laboratory introduces students to general laboratory equipment and techniques and the principles of gravimetric analysis. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. 1 hr.

CHEM 112 Chemistry Principles II
Chemistry Principles II: The study of chemical equilibria, reaction rates, free energy, electro-chemistry, acids, bases and pH and an introduction to carbon chemistry. Three hours lecture per week. Designed primarily for science majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or its equivalent. Corequisite: CHEM 112L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 112L Chemistry Principles II Lab
Chemistry Principles II Laboratory: This laboratory introduces buffers, colligative properties, semi-micro techniques and volumetric and qualitative analysis. Lab fees apply. 1 hr.

CHEM 303 Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry I: Introductory course including an integrated survey of the more important compounds of the aliphatic and aromatic series; emphasis on problems in organic synthesis. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 112 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 303L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 303L Organic Chemistry Lab I
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I: This course introduces the student to the basic experimental techniques of chemical synthesis of organic compounds. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. Prerequisite: CHEM 112L. 1 hr.

CHEM 304 Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II: Theoretical course treating the mechanisms of organic reactions in terms of modern structural theories. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 303 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 304L 3 hrs.

CHEM 304L Organic Chemistry Lab II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory II: A continuation of Laboratory 303L and the introduction of the student to organic qualitative analysis. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. Prerequisite: CHEM 303L. 1 hr.

CHEM 305 Quantitative Analysis
Quantitative Analysis: Introduction to the theory and practice of quantitative analytical chemistry. Topics include volumetric analysis, spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography. Three hours
lecture per week. This course fulfills the writing-intensive course requirement. Prerequisite: CHEM 112.
Corequisite: CHEM 305L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 305L Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Quantitiative Analysis Laboratory: This laboratory introduces the student to the techniques of making
accurate and precise measurements in the laboratory, with an emphasis on volumetric, gravimetric and electrochemical analysis methods. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. 1 hr.

CHEM 307 Instrumental Analysis II
Instrumental Analysis II: A second course in analytical chemistry, treating the theory and operation of electronic instrumentation. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 305 or permission. Corequisite: CHEM 307L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 307L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
Instrumental Analysis Laboratory: This laboratory introduces the student to design, construction and
operation of chemical instruments, as well as the proper selection of analytical techniques for solving chemical problems. Three hours of laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. Prerequisite: CHEM 305. 1 hr.

CHEM 308 Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry I: Study of the structure of gases, the physical properties of matter, the laws of thermodynamics and the principles of equilibria. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 112, PHYS 101,MATH 121, 122 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 308L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 308L Physical Chemistry I Lab
Physical Chemistry I Laboratory: Introduction to basic devices for precise physical and chemical measurements. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. No prerequisite. 1 hr.

CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry II: Application of physical and mathematical principles to chemical systems: quantum mechanics, atomic structure, molecular structure, computational methods, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 308. Corequisite: CHEM 309L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 309L Physical Chemistry II Lab
Physical Chemistry Ii Laboratory: This laboratory introduces methods in computational chemistry and
advanced spectroscopy. Corequisite: CHEM 309. 1 hr.

CHEM 320 Adv Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry: A study of the reactions and properties of inorganic elements based on electronic structure and periodic properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 304. 3 hrs.

CHEM 390 Chem Lab Assistant
Chemistry Laboratory Assistant: Practical experience as a laboratory assistant in the department. Chemistry 390 may be repeated once. Prerequisites: 8 hours of chemistry with a grade of B or better and permission. Pass/No Record. 0 hrs.

CHEM 391 Chem Lab Assistant
Chemistry Laboratory Assistant: Practical experience as a laboratory assistant in the department. Prerequisites: 8 hours of chemistry with a grade of B or better and permission. Pass/No Record. Repeatable for a total of 2 hrs. 1 hr.

CHEM 401 Biochemistry
Biochemistry: Survey of Biochemistry: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, biotechnology, and metabolism. Prerequisite: CHEM 303. 3 hrs.

CHEM 401L Biochemistry Lab
Biochemistry Laboratory: This laboratory is an introduction to modern biochemical techniques with an
emphasis on protein and nucleic acid methods. Corequisite: CHEM 401. 1 hr.

CHEM 403 Advanced Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry I: Study of protein conformation and function; mechanisms and regulation of enzyme action; generation and storage of metabolic energy. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 303. 3 hrs.

CHEM 403L Advanced Biochemistry I Lab
Advanced Biochemistry I Laboratory: Basic principles and techniques of biochemistry laboratory investigation introduced; work is quantitative in nature. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. Prerequisite: CHEM 304L or permission of the instructor. 1 hr.

CHEM 404 Advanced Biochemistry II
Advanced Biochemistry II: Study of the metabolism of biomolecules: biosynthesis of macromolecules; storage, transmission and expression of genetic information. Prerequisite: CHEM 403 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 404L. 3 hrs.

CHEM 404L Advanced Biochemistry II Lab
Advanced Biochemistry Il Laboratory: This course is a continuation of Laboratory 403L with special emphasis given to advanced biochemical methodology and to quantitative measurement. Three hours laboratory per week. Lab fees apply. Prerequisite: CHEM 403L. 1 hr.

CHEM 406 Environmental Chemistry
In this course students will apply fundamental principles of chemistry to understand the source, fate and reactivity of compounds in the environment. The course will focus on the chemistry of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Environmental issues that will be discussed include climate change, air pollution, pollution and treatment of soil and water resources and the environmental fate and utilization of pesticides and other anthropogenic compounds. 3 Hrs.

CHEM 406L Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
This laboratory allows students to apply experimental and analytical techniques to help study, describe and solve environmental problems. This is a problem solving course that will rely on fundamental principles of chemistry including equilibrium, reaction kinetics, solubility, partitioning and computer modeling. Students will learn basic analytical techniques required to analyze compounds in environmental samples including air, water and soil at concentrations as low as part per billion. Lab fee may apply 1 Hr.

CHEM 430 Topics in Chemistry
Topics in Chemistry: This course provides the opportunity for a faculty member and a group of interested students to study a subject that is not offered on a regular basis in the curriculum. Topics are announced annually. May be repeated for credit under different subtitles. Prerequisites: Vary with topic. 1-4 hrs.

CHEM 450 Directed Individual Study
Directed Individual Study: Individual research conducted by the student. Three, six or nine hours of consultation and laboratory work per week. Prerequisite: Open to advanced students by permission of the instructor. 1-4 hrs.

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