CHEMISTRY COURSES

 

CHEM 1400. Chemistry and Life - Designed for allied health students and non-science majors or minors. Emphasizes fundamentals of chemistry: chemical terminology, metric system, energy relationships, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, gases, and chemical reactions; introductory organic and biochemistry. Laboratory provides exposure to basic laboratory experimental techniques. This course is intended for non-majors and will not count towards a major or minor in chemistry. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: High school algebra. $45 fee.

CHEM 1401. General Chemistry I - Foundational concepts of chemistry are studied, including introductory quantum mechanics, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, and chemical reactions. Laboratory provides exposure to a wide variety of experimental techniques. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: High school algebra. $45 fee.

CHEM 1402. General Chemistry II - Continuation of CHEM 1401. Emphasis is given to applications of equilibrium theory and includes solution chemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics. Lab experiments expose students to common qualitative analytical techniques. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1401 or strong background in high school chemistry. $45 fee.

CHEM 2402. Analytical Chemistry - The theory and practice of common quantitative laboratory techniques including gravimetric, volumetric, and electroanalytical methods. The laboratory is designed to equip students with the fundamental skills of basic analytical chemistry. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 1402, MATH 1304, or equivalent. $45 fee.

CHEM 3403. Organic Chemistry I - An introductory organic chemistry course which covers structure, physical properties, nomenclature, stereochemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms and reactions of hydrocarbons and alkyl halides. The laboratory focuses on standard laboratory techniques and synthesis of organic compounds. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1402. $45 fee.

CHEM 3404. Organic Chemistry II - A continuation of CHEM 3403. Emphasizes study in interpretive spectroscopy and in the synthesis, reaction mechanisms and reactions of the common functional groups and their derivatives. The laboratory introduces organic qualitative analysis and continues the synthesis of organic compounds. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3403. $45 fee.

CHEM 3407. Instrumental Analysis - An introductory study of the principles and applications of instrumentation in analytical chemistry. The methods used will include atomic absorption spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, uv-visible spectroscopy, high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography. Lecture two hours, laboratory six hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 2402 or School of Mathematics and Sciences approval.

CHEM 4402. Biochemistry I - Life processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the structure and function of DNA, RNA and proteins, including replication, transcription, translation and gene regulation. The lab is focused on understanding and using the tools of modern biochemistry. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3404. $45 fee.

CHEM 4403. Biochemistry II - A continuation of CHEM 4402. Emphasis is placed on enzyme kinetics, metabolic pathways and biosynthesis. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3404. $45 fee.

CHEM 4404. Geochemistry (GEOL 4404) - An examination of the Earth and Earth processes through the application of chemical principles. Topics will include principles and applications of crystal chemistry, geochemical thermodynamics, isotope geochemistry, and aqueous geochemistry. Lab will involve participation by each student in the acquisition, interpretation, and presentation of geochemical data relevant to a specific geologic problem. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: GEOL 1401, and CHEM 1401, or School of Mathematics and Sciences approval. $45 fee.

CHEM 4405. Physical Chemistry I - An introductory study of the laws of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics with emphasis on chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium, electrochemistry, reaction rates and mechanism. The laboratory introduces studies involving calorimetery and reaction of kinetics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 2402 and MATH 2306. $45 fee.


CHEM 4406. Physical Chemistry II - An introductory study of quantum theory, atomic structure, symmetry, photochemistry, and statistical thermodynamics. The laboratory focuses on studies in spectroscopy, computational chemistry and related topics. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 2402 and MATH 2306. $35 fee.

CHEM 5416. Selected Topics - topics selected from chemistry intended to supplement teacher education. Students may repeat the course for credit upon change in content.

 

 

Last updated 10/2011