GENERAL CHEMISTRY - PART 1
Provides a firm theoretical basis for understanding the fundamentals of chemistry in the field of inorganic chemistry. Includes stoichiometry, the state of matter, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and the periodic chart. The descriptive chemistry is concerned principally with the nonmetals. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
A non-mathematical examination of the development of fact and theory in chemistry and the utilization of chemistry by society. Topics may include energy, pharmaceuticals, environmental effects, food additives, or synthetic materials. No prior knowledge of chemistry required. Four hours lecture/laboratory sessions.
CRIMINALISTICS FOR NON-PHYSICAL-SCIENCE MAJORS
This course is for non-science majors who are interested in learning more about how evidence from a crime scene is collected, analyzed, and evaluated. Of necessity, the course will be numerical in nature, but not math-intensive. As a multidisciplinary area of study, the course will use concepts from chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, toxicology, statistics, and other fields and will employ hands-on learning activities and laboratories, group work, and the traditional lecture format to convey the course material. Four hours lecture/laboratory sessions.
CHEMISTRY OF THE LIFE SCIENCES
A terminal course for students who wish to obtain a general knowledge of chemistry with emphasis on the processes in the body and in nature. Descriptive and some quantitative principles discussed. Prerequisite: high school algebra. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
Chemistry of carbon compounds with emphasis on structure, stereochemistry, synthesis, and reaction mechanisms. Application in allied fields. Laboratory introduces techniques involved in organic synthesis, analysis, and study of reaction mechanisms. Intended for majors in Chemistry and Biology and all students pursuing careers in the health professions. Prerequisites: CHM 111-112, CHM 201 with a grade of C- or better for CHM 202. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
Neutralization, oxidation-reduction, chemical equilibria, colorimetry, and the methods of quantitative chemical analysis. Thorough training in volumetric, gravimetric, and colorimetric techniques. Prerequisite: CHM 112. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES
A one-semester course in organic chemistry designed to be particularly applicable to students interested in the health sciences. The subject matter includes organic chemistry principles (the naming of compounds, identification of functional groups, chemical reactions, etc.). An effort will be made to make the examples and problems as health-related as possible. Prerequisites: CHM 161 with a grade of C- or better.
BIOCHEMISTRY FOR THE LIFE SCIENCES
A one-semester course in biochemistry designed to be particularly applicable to students interested in the health sciences. The subject matter includes biochemical principles (identification and properties of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, metabolic pathways, etc.). An effort will be made to make the examples and problems as health-related as possible. Prerequisites: CHM 262 with a grade of C- or better.
CRIMINALISTICS FOR PHYSICAL SCIENCE MAJORS
Criminalistics for Physical Science Majors is a course for physical science majors who are interested in learning more about how evidence from a crime scene is collected, analyzed, and evaluated. The course will employ hands-on learning activities, group work, and the traditional lecture format to convey the course material. Forensic science is a multidisciplinary field and as such the course will touch on areas of chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, toxicology, statistics, and other fields. Prerequisites: CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 201. Four hours lecture/laboratory sessions.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
Quantum mechanics applied to the solution of elementary systems. Discussion of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, spectroscopy, laser chemistry, and photochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 302. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
Elucidation of the principles of thermodynamics and kinetics as applied to gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Discussion of chemical equilibrium and thermochemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 111-112, MTH 221, and PHY 105-106. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
Chemical applications of group theory and quantum mechanics applied to molecular structure. Discussion of spectroscopic selection rules, symmetry and chemical bonding, and the spectroscopy of transition metal complexes. Prerequisite: CHM 301 or permission of the instructor. Three hours lecture.
Theory and practice of physical measuring instruments with particular attention to modern trends in analytical chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 212 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: CHM 302. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
ORGANIC LABORATORY METHODS
A course in current methods of organic synthesis with emphasis on the separation and identification of reaction products. A one-hour lecture per week devoted to advanced spectral methods as applied to structure determination. Prerequisites: CHM 201-202. One hour lecture, six hours laboratory.
CHM 350, 450 (F, S, Summer)
Normally full-time, paid employment in a cooperating firm to provide on-the-job training (part-time positions at least six months in duration may qualify). Involves appropriate job-related learning assignments under faculty supervision. Position must be approved by Department Chair. Consult the Associate Director for Experiential Education in Career Services before registering or for further information.
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Theoretical aspects of chemical bonding, descriptive chemistry trends relative to the periodic table, molecular structure and symmetry of molecules, and general discussion of the transition metals, their complex ions, and their organometallic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 201-202, 301-302. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
ADVANCED ORGANIC TOPICS
Designed to extend the knowledge of organic chemistry; emphasis on those topics not fully developed in the elementary course. An introduction to the literature of chemistry is also included. Prerequisites: CHM 201-202, 301. Three hours lecture.
The chemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, enzymes, and hormones; emphasis on their roles in biochemical processes. Laboratory work illustrates common techniques used to prepare, identify, and assay biochemical materials. Prerequisites: CHM 201-202, 302. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
The storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information, recombinant DNA methodology, and physiological processes at the molecular level will be explored. Laboratory work includes the isolation and analysis of plasmid DNA, creation of a new plasmid and transformation into bacterial cells. Prerequisite: CHM 411. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory.
Courses in “Chemical Dynamics” and “Advanced Organic and Organometallic Chemistry” may be offered as Special Topics.
CHM 480 AND/OR 481 (F and/or S)
Individual laboratory or theoretical work under supervision of a staff member. Restricted to Chemistry and Biochemistry majors. Hours to be arranged.