1360. Context of Chemistry. 3 hours. (3;2) Fundamentals of chemistry for students who are not science majors. Applications of chemistry to its role in the world. Topics include historical and philosophical development of modern chemistry, the environment, energy, industrial and economic development, modern materials, popular perspectives of chemistry. Includes laboratory. May not be counted toward a major or minor in chemistry. May be used to satisfy a portion of the Natural Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum.
1410-1420. General Chemistry for Science Majors. 3 hours each. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a problem-solving session.
1410 (CHEM 1311). Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements.
1420 (CHEM 1312). Thermodynamics, reaction rates, equilibrium, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, polymers, radioactivity and nuclear reactions.
1412-1422. General Chemistry for the Honors College. 3 hours each. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a discussion session.
1412. Nature of chemistry, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, compounds of representative elements, historical context, practical consequences.
1422. Thermodynamics, reaction rates, equilibrium, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, polymers, radioactivity and nuclear reactions, historical context, practical consequences.
1413-1423. Honors General Chemistry. 3 hours each. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a problem-solving session.
1413. Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure, solutions and compounds of representative elements.
1423. Thermodynamics, reaction rates, equilibrium, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. This course is strongly advised and may be required for students planning to engage in undergraduate chemical research.
1415. General Chemistry for Engineering Majors. 3 hours. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a problem-solving session. Fundamental concepts, atomic structure, periodic table, stoichiometry, states of matter, chemical bonding, new materials, solutions, thermodynamics, reaction rates, equilibrium, electrochemistry, polymers and nuclear reactions.
1430-1440. Laboratory Sequence for General Chemistry. 1 hour each. (1;3) Should be taken concurrently with CHEM 1410 or 1412 or 1413 and 1420 or 1422 or 1423.
1430 (CHEM 1111). Laboratory techniques, weighing, errors and significant figures, identification and purification of substances, and elementary quantitative analysis. Corequisite(s): CHEM 1410 or 1412 or 1413. May be used to satisfy a portion of the Natural Sciences requirement of the University Core Curriculum.
1440 (CHEM 1112). Quantitative, gravimetric and volumetric analyses; coordination compounds.
1435. General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineering Majors. 1 hour. (1;3) Laboratory techniques; application of statistical methods to laboratory data; chemical and physical property measurements; stoichiometric analysis; measurement of thermodynamic, electrochemical and kinetic data.
2370-2380. Organic Chemistry. 3 hours each. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a problem-solving session.
2370 (CHEM 2323). Structure, nomenclature, occurrence and uses of main classes of organic compounds; functional groups and their interconversion; character of chemical bonding; stereochemistry; structure and reactivity; acid/base reactions, resonance, inductive and steric effects; reaction mechanisms.
2380 (CHEM 2325). Nucleophilic and electrophilic reaction mechanisms; molecular rearrangements; radical reactions; organic synthesis; absorption spectra of organic compounds of biological interest.
2900-2910. Introduction to Chemical Research. 1–3 hours each. Individualized laboratory instruction. Students may begin training on laboratory research techniques.
3210-3220. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hour each. (1;3) Should be taken concurrently with CHEM 2370 and 2380.
3210. Separations and Synthesis. Organic preparations; techniques of recrystallization, distillation, solvent extraction, separation of mixtures, chromatography and spectroscopic methods.
3220. Synthesis and Analysis. Organic syntheses and systematic identification of unknown organic compounds utilizing classical “wet” and spectroscopic analytical methods.
3230-3240. Physical Chemistry Laboratory Sequence. 1 hour each. (1;3) Should be taken concurrently with CHEM 3510 and 3520.
3230. Physical Measurements. Computer programming, treatment of experimental data, calorimetry, gases, vacuum line techniques, phase equilibria and viscometry.
3240. Advanced Physical Measurements. Electrochemistry, magnetic resonance, spectrophotometry, experimental chemical kinetics, polarimetry, experimental studies of macromolecules, and photochemistry.
3451. Quantitative Analysis. 3 hours. Statistical treatment of data; theory and principles of sampling and transfer techniques, gravimetric, and volumetric methods; introductory instrumental analysis.
3452. Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. 1 hour. (0;4) Statistical treatment of data; sampling and transfer techniques; selected gravimetric and volumetric methods; introductory instrumental analysis.
3510-3520. Physical Chemistry. 3 hours each. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a problem-solving session.
3510. Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, solutions and phase equilibria, chemical equilibrium, photochemistry and chemical kinetics.
3520. Quantum mechanics: atomic structure and molecular orbital theory. Spectroscopy: microwave, infrared, electronic, photoelectron, electron spin and NMR.
3530. Physical Chemistry for Life Science. 4 hours. Fundamental principles of physical chemistry applied to biological systems; thermodynamics, equilibrium and bioenergetics, ionic equilibria, pH, buffers, ionic strength, and electrical properties of amino acids and proteins; kinetics, enzyme catalysis and inhibition; physical properties of biological macromolecules and transport properties in living systems.
3601. Organic Chemistry. 3 hours. (3;0;1*) Survey of organic chemistry; types of chemical bonding, functional groups, synthesis and reactions; aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; carbohydrates, lipids and proteins.
3602. Laboratory for Organic Chemistry. 1 hour. (0;3) Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3601 (may be taken concurrently).
3610. Quantitative Techniques. 4 hours. (3;3) Survey of modern methods used in analytical chemistry; statistical treatment of data; gravimetric and titrimetric methods; spectrophotometric, chromatographic, potentiometric and radioisotope techniques.
4351. Forensic Chemistry. 3 hours. Analytical chemistry applied to forensic science. Statistics and error analysis, sampling techniques and instrumentation, pharmacology and toxicology, materials chemistry, combustion, analysis of drugs and physical evidence.
4352. Forensic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hour. (0;3) Identification and analysis of forensic evidence through absorption and transmission spectroscopy, chromatography (TLC, HPLC, GC), electrophoresis, mass spectrometry and atomic emission analysis.
4530. Materials Chemistry. 3 hours. Application of chemical principles to understanding the general behavior of materials. Course includes semiconductors, metals, catalysts and “nano-designed” materials (e.g. quantum wells).
4610. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hours. Electronic structure of atoms and molecules; structure and thermodynamic properties of binary compounds; inorganic nomenclature; introductory survey of bonding, stereochemistry and reactivity of inorganic and organometallic complexes.
4620. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hour. (1;3) Inorganic and organometallic preparations; spectroscopic identification of diamagnetic and paramagnetic compounds; basic glassblowing; introduction to library resources.
4631. Instrumental Analysis. 3 hours. Principles and theory of chemical analysis utilizing absorption spectroscopy in ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions, nuclear and electron spin resonance, mass spectrometry, chromatography, polarography and other advanced instrumental techniques.
4632. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. 1 hour. (0;4) Identification and analysis of compounds through absorption spectroscopy in ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions, nuclear and electron spin resonance, mass spectrometry, chromatography, polarography and other advanced instrumental techniques. Corequisite(s): CHEM 4631.
4660. Introduction to Computational Chemistry. 3 hours. (2;3) Introduction to the use of modern computational methodologies for the study of physical properties and chemical reactions of importance in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and environmental sciences.
4670. Introduction to Medicinal Chemistry. 3 hours. Fundamentals of medicinal chemistry. General aspects of drug action and rational drug design. Drug development, antibacterial agents, analgesics, antidepressants and anticancer agents.
4700. Research Methods for Secondary Science Instruction. 3 hours. (2;4) Techniques used to solve and address scientific inquiry. Design of experiments. Use of statistics to interpret experimental results and measure sampling errors. Ethical treatment of human subjects. Laboratory safety. Mathematical modeling of scientific phenomena. Oral and written presentation of scientific work.
4900-4910. Special Problems. 1–3 hours each.
4920. Cooperative Education in Chemistry. 1–3 hours. Supervised work in a job directly related to the student’s major, professional field of study or career objective.
4930. Selected Topics in Chemistry. 3 hours. Topics of current interest, which vary from year to year.
4940. Chemistry Seminar. 1 hour. Colloquia covering current topics in chemistry.
4951. Honors College Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis.
4960-4970. Science Institute (Chemistry). 1–6 hours each. For students accepted by the university in special institute courses. May be repeated for credit, not to exceed 6 hours in each course.
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