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Chemistry (CHEM) Courses

Lower-Division

CHEM 099 PREPARATION FOR CHEMISTRY (2-0-0)(F,S,SU). Preparation course for students who intend to take CHEM 111 and who have not taken a prior chemistry course in high school. Introduction to basic chemistry concepts with emphasis on problem solving. PREREQ: MATH 25 or satisfactory placement score.

CHEM 100 CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY (3-3-4)(F,S,SU)(DLN). Acquaint students with chemistry and its relationship to other fields of study and modern life. Students who have received credit for CHEM 102 or CHEM 112 may not receive credit for CHEM 100.

CHEM 101 ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY I (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(DLN). First semester of a sequence course designed primarily for health science majors or students who need an introductory chemistry course prior to taking CHEM 111. Basic concepts of inorganic and physical chemistry are covered. PREREQ: MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score. COREQ: CHEM 101L.

CHEM 101L ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0-3-1)(F,S,SU)(DLN). Lab to accompany CHEM 101. COREQ: CHEM 101.

CHEM 102 ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY II (3-0-3)(S). Continuation of CHEM 101 to include basic concepts of organic and biochemistry. PREREQ: CHEM 101. COREQ: CHEM 102L.

CHEM 102L ESSENTIALS OF CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (0-3-1)(S). Lab to accompany CHEM 102. COREQ: CHEM 102.

CHEM 111 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(DLN). The first semester of a one-year sequence course. A thorough study of the fundamentals of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions in solutions, gases, thermochemistry, basic quantum theory, chemical periodicity, and elementary chemical bonding. CHEM 111 assumes that students without one year of high school chemistry have completed a semester preparative course (see CHEM 99). PREREQ: MATH 143 or successful completion of the CHEM 111 Math exam. COREQ: CHEM 111L.

CHEM 111L GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0-3-1)(F,S,SU)(DLN). Lab to accompany CHEM 111. COREQ: CHEM 111.

CHEM 112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). A continuation of CHEM 111 to include intermolecular forces, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium in solution, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, electrochemistry, and complex ions. PREREQ: CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L. COREQ: CHEM 112L.

CHEM 112L GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (0-3-1)(F,S,SU). Lab to accompany CHEM 112. COREQ: CHEM 112.

CHEM 211 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I (3-0-3)(F,S). Study of the equilibrium relationships and methods used in gravimetric, volumetric, and some instrumental analysis. PREREQ: CHEM 112, CHEM 112L, MATH 143 and MATH 144 or equivalent.

CHEM 212 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0-5-2)(F,S). Practical application of analytical techniques through analysis of unknown samples using gravimetric, volumetric, and instrumental methods. PRE/COREQ: CHEM 211.

CHEM 286 DIRECTED READING IN CHEMISTRY (1-0-1)(F,S). An individual study of a topic in chemistry arranged by the student in conjunction with a supervising member of the chemistry faculty. May be repeated for credit.

CHEM 288 HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY: PREHISTORIC TO 1600 (3-0-3)(Offered on demand). Origins of chemistry from alchemy to modern chemistry in the Arab, Chinese, Hindu, and western world. Includes early writers and Iatrochemistry.

CHEM 289 HISTORY OF CHEMISTRY: 1600 TO PRESENT (3-0-3)(Offered on demand). Chemistry from 1600 to the present. Includes the major figures and the major chemical theories of the period.

CHEM 296 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY (Variable Credit)(F,S). An individual laboratory research project in chemistry arranged by the student in conjunction with a supervising member of the chemistry faculty. May be repeated for credit.

Upper-Division

CHEM 301 SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3-0-3)(S). For students expecting to take only one semester of organic chemistry. An overview of organic chemistry covering the fundamental principles of nomenclature, reactions, synthesis, mechanisms, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, lipids, proteins, and carbohydrates. PREREQ: CHEM 111-112, CHEM 112L. COREQ: CHEM 308.

CHEM 307 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3-0-3)(F/S). For students expecting to take two semesters of organic chemistry. More in-depth treatment of structure and bonding in organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, chemical transformations of some of the functional groups of organic chemistry, synthesis, and determination of chemical structures. PREREQ: CHEM 111-112, CHEM 112L. COREQ: CHEM 308.

CHEM 308 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (1-3-2)(F/S). Lab to accompany CHEM 301 and CHEM 307. Introduction to organic laboratory techniques, spectroscopic methods and organic syntheses. One three-hour laboratory and one hour of recitation per week. COREQ: CHEM 301 or CHEM 307.

CHEM 309 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3-0-3)(F/S). A continuation of CHEM 307, covering additional functional groups and advanced topics in organic chemistry. PREREQ: CHEM 307. COREQ: CHEM 310.

CHEM 310 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (1-3-2)(F/S). Lab to accompany CHEM 309. More advanced organic laboratory techniques, syntheses, organic qualitative analysis, spectroscopic methods, and an introduction to molecular modeling. Three hours of laboratory and one hour of recitation per week. PREREQ: CHEM 308. COREQ: CHEM 309.

CHEM 321 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LECTURE (3-0-3)(F). The first semester of a one-year sequence course. Comprehensive study of the theoretical aspects of physical- chemical phenomena. Emphasis is placed on classical and statistical thermodynamics, kinetics, symmetry, spectroscopy, and quantum chemistry. PREREQ: CHEM 309, MATH 275 or equivalent, PHYS 212 and 212L or PERM/INST.

CHEM 322 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LECTURE (3-0-3)(S). A continuation of CHEM 321, a comprehensive study of the theoretical aspects of physical-chemical phenomena. Emphasis is placed on classical and statistical thermodynamics, kinetics, symmetry, spectroscopy, and quantum chemistry. PREREQ: CHEM 321.

CHEM 323 ADVANCED SYNTHESIS LABORATORY (1-5-3 )(F,S)(CID). Advanced techniques in the preparation, isolation, characterization of organic, organometallic, inorganic, and polymer compounds. Introduction to technical report writing and the use of the chemical literature. PREREQ: ENGL 102, CHEM 211/212 and CHEM 310. PRE/COREQ: CHEM 321.

CHEM 324 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (0-6-2)(F,S). Methods of physicochemical measurement, introduction to computerized data analysis, technical report writing, and the use of the chemical literature. Experiments/activities include: introduction to computer interfacing for equipment control and data collection, integrating computational chemistry techniques with spectroscopy experiments, spectroscopy, kinetics, and thermodynamics. PREREQ: CHEM 211/212 and CHEM 310. PRE/COREQ: CHEM 322.

CHEM 341, 342 GLASSBLOWING (0-3-1)(Offered on demand). CHEM 341 acquaints students with the basics of scientific glassblowing. CHEM 342 gives students practice in techniques and in construction of more complex apparatus. PREREQ: junior standing.

CHEM 350 FUNDAMENTALS OF BIOCHEMISTRY (3-0-3)(F,S). A course designed for non-majors who need one semester of biochemistry to satisfy program or professional school requirements. An overview of the biochemical principles governing the properties and activities of biologically relevant molecules: nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The emphasis will be on biomolecule structure and function as they relate to human metabolism and disease. PREREQ: CHEM 301 or CHEM 307.

CHEM 386 DIRECTED READING IN CHEMISTRY (1-0-1)(F,S). An individual study of a topic in chemistry arranged by the student in conjunction with a supervising member of the chemistry faculty. May be repeated for credit.

CHEM 396 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY (Variable Credit)(F,S). An individual laboratory research project in chemistry arranged by the student in conjunction with a supervising member of the chemistry faculty. May be repeated for credit.

CHEM 401 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3-0-3)(F). Atomic structure, molecular structure using valence bond and molecular orbital theories, solid state chemistry, elementary group theory, transition metal coordination chemistry and spectroscopy, organometallic chemistry, acid/base theory, and redox chemistry. PREREQ: CHEM 322 or PERM/INST.

CHEM 411 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II (3-0-3)(F). Advanced analytical methodology with a focus on modern chemical instrumentation, signal processing, and error analysis. PREREQ: CHEM 212 and CHEM 322.

CHEM 412 ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (0-6-2)(S). Advanced analytical methodology with a focus on modern chemical instrumentation, troubleshooting, experimental parameter optimization, signal processing, and error analysis. PREREQ: CHEM 324. PRE/COREQ: CHEM 411.

CHEM 422 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits)(On demand). Selected advanced topics from chemistry such as mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, radiochemistry, environmental chemistry, and polymer chemistry. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: CHEM 322 or PERM/INST.

CHEM 431 BIOCHEMISTRY I (3-0-3)(F). A study of the chemistry of biologically important compounds and an introduction to metabolism. PREREQ: CHEM 309 and MATH 170 or PERM/INST.

CHEM 432 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (0-6-2)(F,S). Identification, isolation, and reactions of biologically important compounds. PREREQ: CHEM 431.

CHEM 433 BIOCHEMISTRY II (3-0-3)(S). The function of biological compounds, including intermediary metabolism and synthesis of proteins. Cellular control mechanisms of these processes are integrated into the material. PREREQ: CHEM 431.

CHEM 440 SPECTROMETRIC IDENTIFICATION (3-0-3)(S). Identification of compounds using modern spectrometric techniques. PREREQ: CHEM 309.

CHEM 441 SPECTROMETRIC IDENTIFICATION LABORATORY (0-3-1)(S). Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 440. PREREQ: CHEM 310. COREQ: CHEM 440.

CHEM 443 ADVANCED CHEMICAL PREPARATION LABORATORY (0-4-1)(S). Advanced techniques in the preparation, isolation, and characterization of chemical compounds, with emphasis on inorganic compounds. PREREQ: CHEM 401 and CHEM 324 or PERM/INST.

CHEM 495 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY (Variable credit)(F,S,SU). An individual laboratory research project in chemistry selected by the student in conjunction with a supervising member of the chemistry faculty. Library research and written reports required. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: CHEM 309.

CHEM 498 SEMINAR (2-0-2)(F,S)(FF). Group discussions of individual reports on selected topics in the various fields of chemistry. PREREQ: Chemistry major and senior standing.

Chemistry Programs