CHEM - Chemistry


Course Descriptions

CHEM 1040 Applied Chemistry for Technology based Business

Students will be taught basic principles in chemistry and apply that knowledge by analyzing chemical products used in industry and everyday life. They will be required to practice critical thinking through the analysis of business structures and how those organizations utilized chemical applications for product development.

CHEM 1100 General Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 1101 General Chemistry I: Lab (1)

An introduction to the general principles of modern chemistry. The major topics discussed include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gases, solutions, and thermochemistry. In addition, the important classes of solution-phase reactions (acid-base, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction) are also treated. Laboratory required. CHEM 1100 and CHEM 1101 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MATH 1430, College Algebra, concurrently or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Offered in fall semester.

CHEM 1110 General Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry II: Lab (1)

A continuation of CHEM 1100. Major topics include kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and the properties of solids, liquids, and solutions. Laboratory required. CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1111 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 1100, or permission of instructor. Offered in spring semester.

CHEM 2100 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 2101 Organic Chemistry I: Lab (1)

An introductory study of the functional groups of organic compounds. Reaction mechanisms and structure determination are presented. Practical applications are stressed. Laboratory required. CHEM 2100 and CHEM 2101 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 1100 and CHEM 1110, or permission of instructor. Offered in fall semester.

CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry II: Lab (1)

A continuation of the study of the common functional groups, mechanisms, and reactions. Introduction to biochemicals included. Laboratory required. CHEM 2110 and CHEM 2111 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 2100, or permission of instructor. Offered in spring semester.

CHEM 3100 Biochemistry I (3)
CHEM 3101 Biochemistry I: Lab (1)

Studies the structure and function of proteins, enzyme kinetics, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleic acids. Molecular physiology is also reviewed. Laboratory required. CHEM 3100 and CHEM 3101 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite: CHEM 2100, or permission of instructor. Offered in fall semester.

CHEM 3110 Biochemistry II (3)
CHEM 3111 Biochemistry II: Lab (1)

Studies metabolism and the techniques and principles of molecular genetics. CHEM 3110 and CHEM 3111 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 2100 and CHEM 3100, or permission of instructor. Offered in spring semester.

CHEM 3250 Environmental Chemistry (3)
CHEM 3251 Environmental Chemistry: Lab (1)

Covers an advanced study of the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere, soil, and natural waters. Both the natural chemistry and the anthropogenic effects on this chemistry are studied. An emphasis is placed on detailed chemical mechanisms, perturbed equilibrium kinetics, and the physico-chemical properties of gases, solutions, and solids. The laboratory is applied analytical chemistry of air, soil, and water, and includes fundamental instrumentation. Laboratory required. CHEM 3250 and CHEM 3251 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: CHEM 2100 and CHEM 2101.

CHEM 3500 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 3501 Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)

Studies the development, the principles, and the applications of the zeroth, first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics. Solution chemistry and kinetics are also studied. CHEM 3500 and CHEM 3501 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MATH 1610 and MATH 1620 or permission of the instructor.

CHEM 3510 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 3511 Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)

Studies quantum chemistry with respect to the Schrodinger wave equation. Topics include the general principles of quantum me-chanics as they relate to the harmonic oscillator, approximate methods, atoms, molecules, and spectroscopy. CHEM 3510 and CHEM 3511 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: MATH 1610 and MATH 1620 or permission of the instructor. Note that it is not necessary to take CHEM 3500 / 3501 prior to taking this course.

CHEM 3600 Topics in Chemistry (1-4)

Courses under this title are designed for more advanced studies of subject matter covered in previous courses or for the treatment of material that has not been covered. The student is encouraged to suggest subjects for study. Topics might include quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, advanced kinetics, enzyme kinetics, advanced biochemistry, advanced organic or inorganic chemistry, bioenergetics, or the origin of life as examples. May be repeated for credit if content differs. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

CHEM 3700 Fluorescence (3)
CHEM 3701 Fluorescence Lab (1)

Studies the molecular aspects of the interactions between visible light and matter with an emphasis on the phenomenon of fluorescence. Topics covered include: absorption, scattering, and emission of light; sources of color in nature; chemical structure of chromophores; spectroscopic transitions in molecules; resonance energy transfer; and biological applications of fluorescence. Laboratory required. CHEM 3700 and 3701 must be taken concurrently. Prerequisites: PHYS 2040 and CHEM 2100 or per-mission of instructor.

CHEM 4610 Reading Course (1-3)

Prerequisites: permission of the department chair and filing of the official form. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

CHEM 4700 Independent Research in Chemistry I (1-4)

A specialized course for students working on an independent, research-oriented project in a topic of current interest. Students should select among the equivalent courses BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 4700 for the one that is most consistent with their chosen project. For CHEM 4700, the topic should have a primary basis in Chemistry. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit if content differs. Also offered during the summer term.

CHEM 4710 Independent Research in Chemistry II (1-4)

A specialized course for students working on an independent, research-oriented project in a topic of current interest. Students should select among the equivalent courses BIOL/CHEM/PHYS 4710 for the one that is most consistent with their chosen project. For CHEM 4710, the topic should have a primary basis in Chemistry. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit if content differs. Also offered during the summer term.

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