University Catalog

CHEM 101. Understanding Chemistry

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduction to basic concepts of chemistry. Students will be taught critical thinking skills resulting in informed scientific analysis of environmental and societal problems. Specific topics and emphasis for each section selected by instructor. Credit will not be given to students who have previously taken a chemistry course above number 210 and received a passing grade.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 105. Chemistry and the Environment

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic chemistry concepts in the context of the environment. Global warming; ozone depletion; air, water and soil pollution.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES| GOAL AREA 10: ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES


CHEM 110. Essential Skills for Chemistry

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Basic chemistry concepts and elementary mathematical skills necessary for success in CHEM 210. Required for students who do not score high enough on the chemistry placement exam for placement into 210 but wish to enroll in 210. Course meets three times per week for the first five weeks of the semester.
Prerequisites: Current registration in CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CHEM 131. Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Introductory course for health sciences students who have had no high school chemistry or those who do not have a passing score on the CHEM 141 placement exam. Preparatory course for 141. Scientific method, measurements and basic chemical principles applied to biological systems.
Prerequisites: Must have an ACT math subscore of 20 or higher; or have completed MATH 070 or MATH 193 with a C- or better or score of 70 or higher on the ACCUPLACER EA exam or 58 or higher on the ACCUPLACER IA exam
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 141. Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry

Credits: 5 View Details
Description: Concepts and principles of organic and biological chemistry. Organic principles used to understand biomolecules and their role in living organisms.
Prerequisites: CHEM 131 or a passing grade on 141 placement test.
Semester Offered: Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 160. Preparatory Chemistry

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Introductory course for students who have had no high school chemistry. Preparatory course for 210. Scientific method, measurements, basic chemical principles and chemical calculations. This fulfills the laboratory science liberal education requirement for nonmajors.
Prerequisites: ACT math score of 20 or higher or completed MATH 070 or MATH 193 with a C- or better; or score of 70 or higher on ACCUPLACER EA exam or 58 or higher on ACCUPLACER IA exam. See additional information.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 207. Forensic Science

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Basic theory and methods for scientific investigation of physical evidence found at the scene of a crime. Emphasis on laboratory analysis currently in use.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 210. General Chemistry 1

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: General chemistry principles. Stoichiometry, solutions, bonding, quantum chemistry, thermochemistry, properties of solids, liquids and gases.
Prerequisites: CHEM 160 with a C or better; MATH 072 or MATH 193 with a C- or better or score of 70 or higher on ACCUPLACER EA exam or 58 or higher on ACCUPLACER IA exam
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 211. General Chemistry 2

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, solubility equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 240. Basic Organic Chemistry

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Structure, nomenclature, preparation, stereochemistry, mechanisms and reactions of organic compounds.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210
Semester Offered: Fall


CHEM 241. Basic Biochemistry

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Biological molecules, enzyme functions, and metabolic pathways.
Prerequisites: CHEM 240 or CHEM 310
Semester Offered: Spring


CHEM 307. Advanced Forensic Science

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Analysis of physical evidence through the use of laboratory instrumentation. Sample collection and preparation methods and techniques.
Prerequisites: CHEM 207
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 3: NATURAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES


CHEM 310. Organic Chemistry 1

Credits: 5 View Details
Description: Structure, nomenclature, preparation, stereochemistry and reactions of organic compounds; spectroscopy. The first semester of a full-year course with a mechanistic emphasis, especially for chemistry, biomedical science, biotechnology, cell biology and prepharmacy majors.
Prerequisites: C- or better in CHEM 211.
Semester Offered: Fall


CHEM 311. Organic Chemistry 2

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Structure, nomenclature, preparation, stereochemistry and reactions of organic compounds; spectroscopy. The second semester of a full-year course with a mechanistic emphasis, especially for chemistry, biomedical science, biotechnology, cell biology and prepharmacy majors.
Prerequisites: CHEM 310
Semester Offered: Spring


CHEM 320. Environmental Chemistry

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Identification and analysis of elements and compounds of environmental importance. Special attention to pollutants and toxins.
Prerequisites: CHEM 210
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CHEM 350. Quantitative Analysis

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Principles and practice of quantitative analysis of the chemical content of matter. Physico-chemical principles, and practical methodology. Titrimetric, spectrophotometric, potentiometric, and chromatographic methods.
Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM 211
Semester Offered: Fall


CHEM 391. Chemical Information

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Literature searching workshops culminating in a written literature review. Attendance at departmental seminars is required. Normally taken in spring semester of junior year.
Prerequisites: CHEM 310 and admission to a chemistry or biochemistry major
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring


CHEM 420. Physical Chemistry 1

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Application of fundamental laws and theoretical principles to real and ideal gases, thermodynamics, systems of variable composition, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium, the phase rule, solutions, colligative properties, condensed phase equilibria, and nonideal systems.
Prerequisites: CHEM 350, MATH 212, MATH 222, PHYS 232 or PHYS 235
Semester Offered: Fall


CHEM 421. Physical Chemistry 2

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Application of fundamental laws and theoretical principles to equilibria in electrochemical cells, surface phenonmena, the structure of matter, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, bonding, solids, electrical conduction, and kinetics.
Prerequisites: CHEM 420
Semester Offered: Spring


CHEM 422. Physical Chemistry Lab 1

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Laboratory to complement Physical Chemistry 1 (420-520). A quantitative measurement of properties and phenomena of chemical interest and their interpretation by use of chemical principles.
Prerequisites: CHEM 420 - CHEM 520
Semester Offered: Fall


CHEM 423. Physical Chemistry Lab 2

Credits: 1 View Details
Description: Laboratory to complement Physical Chemistry 2 (421-521). A quantitative measurement of properties and phenomena of chemical interest and their interpretation by use of chemical principles.
Prerequisites: CHEM 421 - CHEM 521
Semester Offered: Spring


CHEM 430. Inorganic Chemistry 1

Credits: 4 View Details
Description: Concepts of inorganic chemistry; electronic structures of atoms; crystal structure; chemical bonding including molecular orbital theory; nomenclature, bonding and structure of coordination compounds.
Prerequisites: CHEM 420
Semester Offered: Fall


CHEM 431. Inorganic Chemistry 2

Credits: 2 View Details
Description: Application of the concepts of inorganic chemistry to chemical elements and compounds. Coordination chemistry including ligand field theory.
Prerequisites: CHEM 430
Semester Offered: Spring


CHEM 440. Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2,3)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of chemical analysis of soils, water, and air samples. Emphasis on sample preparation.
Prerequisites: CHEM 350
Semester Offered: DEMAND


CHEM 444. Chemistry Internship

Credits: 1-13 View Details
Description: Full or part-time participation in industry or a government agency. Max. of 5 credits may be counted toward major requirements, remaining credits may be used as general electives. Credit awarded at a rate of 1 credit per 75 hours.
Semester Offered: Fall| Spring| Summer


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