Chemistry Courses

Chemistry, CHEM = 0118

1220. Physical Science. 4 hours. (3;3) Principles and applications of atomic physics, chemistry, geology and astronomy. Prerequisite(s): proficiency in algebra. May not be used to satisfy arts and sciences core requirements in laboratory science. (Same as PHYS 1220.)

1310-1320. Essentials of Chemistry. 4 hours each. (3;2;1*) Chemistry for non-arts and sciences majors; problems of environment and consumer. *This hour is a problem-solving session. May not be used to satisfy arts and sciences core requirements in laboratory science, or toward a major or minor in chemistry.

1310. Chemistry and society; atomic theory and chemical behavior, air pollution, nuclear energy and water pollution.

1320. Organic chemistry, plastics, life processes, inherited diseases, drugs, antibiotics and other medicines, chemical contraceptives, pesticides and food additives. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1310.

1350. The Context of Chemistry. 4 hours. (3;3;1*) 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. *This hour is a discussion session. May be used to satisfy the University or the Arts and Sciences Core requirement in laboratory science.

1410-1420. General Chemistry for Science Majors. 3 hours each. (3;0;1*) *This hour is a problem-solving session.

1410 (1311). Fundamental concepts, states of matter, periodic table, structure and bonding, stoichiometry, oxidation and reduction, solutions, and compounds of representative elements. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100 or equivalent.

1420 (1312). Thermodynamics, reaction rates, equilibrium, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, polymers, radioactivity and nuclear reactions. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1410 or 1413 or consent of department.

1412-1422. General Chemistry for the Classic Learning Core Honors. 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. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100 or equivalent, admission to CLC Honors program.

1422. Thermodynamics, reaction rates, equilibrium, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, polymers, radioactivity and nuclear reactions, historical context, practical consequences. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1412 (or CHEM 1410 or 1413 with grade B or better and permission of the department), MATH 1100 or equivalent, admission to CLC Honors program.

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. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1100 or equivalent. High school chemistry or equivalent is strongly recommended.

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1413 (or CHEM 1410 with a grade of B or better).

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 (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 taken concurrently).

1440 (1112). Quantitative, gravimetric and volumetric analyses; coordination compounds. Corequisite(s): CHEM 1420 (may be taken concurrently); 1430.

2370-2380. Organic Chemistry. 3 hours each (3;0;1*). *This hour is a problem-solving session.

2370 (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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420, 1422 or 1423; 3210 (may be taken concurrently).

2380 (2325). Nucleophilic and electrophilic reaction mechanisms; molecular rearrangements; radical reactions; organic synthesis; absorption spectra of organic compounds of biological interest. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2370; 3220 (may be taken concurrently).

2900-2910. Introduction to Chemical Research. 1-3 hours each. Individualized laboratory instruction. Students may begin training on laboratory research techniques. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1430 (may be taken concurrently) and consent of instructor. For elective credit only; may not be substituted for required chemistry courses.

3210-3220. Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 hour each. (1;3) Should be taken concurrently with CHEM 2370 and 2380.

3210 (2123). Separations and Synthesis. Organic preparations; techniques of recrystallization, distillation, solvent extraction, separation of mixtures, chromatography and spectroscopic methods. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1440; 2370 (may be taken concurrently).

3220 (2125). Synthesis and Analysis. Organic syntheses and systematic identification of unknown organic compounds utilizing classical "wet" and spectroscopic analytical methods. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2380 and 3210 (may be taken concurrently).

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3510 (may be taken concurrently).

3240. Advanced Physical Measurements. Electrochemistry, magnetic resonance, spectrophotometry, experimental chemical kinetics, polarimetry, experimental studies of macromolecules, and photochemistry. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3230.

3450. Quantitative Analysis. 4 hours. (3;4) Statistical treatment of data; sampling and transfer techniques; selected gravimetric and volumetric methods; introductory instrumental analysis. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1440.

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420, 1422 or 1423; MATH 1720; PHYS 1420 or 2220.

3520. Quantum mechanics: atomic structure and molecular orbital theory. Spectroscopy: microwave, infrared, electronic, photoelectron, electron spin and NMR. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3510.

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420 or 1423 and MATH 1100 or its equivalent. For life science majors and preprofessional students with no calculus. May not be counted by chemistry majors.

3600. Organic Chemistry. 4 hours. (3;3) Survey of organic chemistry; types of chemical bonding, functional groups, synthesis and reactions; aliphatic, aromatic and heterocyclic compounds; carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420 or 1423. For medical technology, merchandising and hospitality management and secondary education students.

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1420 or 1423. For medical technology, merchandising and hospitality management and secondary education students.

4530. Materials Chemistry. 3 hours. Application of chemical principles to understanding the general behavior of materials. Course will include semiconductors, metals, catalysts and "nano-designed" materials (e.g. quantum wells). Prerequisite(s): concurrent enrollment in CHEM 3520 or equivalent, or consent of department. May not be repeated at the graduate level as CHEM 5530.

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3520.

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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 4610.

4630. Instrumental Analysis. 4 hours. (3;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. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3450; 3520 (may be taken concurrently).

4900-4910. Special Problems. 1-3 hours each. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3220 or equivalent, and consent of directing professor. May be repeated for credit, not to exceed 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. Prerequisite(s): 12 semester hours of credit in chemistry; student must meet employer's requirements and have consent of the department chair. May be repeated for credit.

4940. Chemistry Seminar. 1 hour. Colloquia covering current topics in chemistry. Prerequisite(s): chemistry major with senior standing. May be repeated for credit. May not be used to meet degree requirements for chemistry major or minor. Pass/no pass only.

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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