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Chemistry Course Descriptions

CHEM 101. Survey of Chemistry I. (3-2-4); I. Prerequisites: Math 131 (or higher level mathematics course) with a grade of "C" or better or an enhanced math ACT score of 18 or above. A survey of chemical topics that includes atoms, molecules, mixtures, chemical reactions, subatomic particles, light and matter, stoichiometry, heats of reaction, ions, acids, bases and pH. The topics are covered in combination with case studies such as ozone layer depletion and global warming. This course is intended for students in the applied sciences and is not recommended for natural science majors. This course satisfies the area studies-natural and mathematical sciences for general education.

CHEM 111. Principles of Chemistry I. (3-2-4); I, II. Prerequisite: MATH 152 (or equivalent) or enhanced ACT mathematics score of 20 or higher. An introduction to stoichiometry and chemical equations, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, periodic properties, gases, phases equilibria, and solutions, with laboratory. Primarily for natural science and pre-professional students. This course satisfies the area studies-natural and mathematical sciences for general education.

CHEM 112. Principles of Chemistry II. (3-2-4); I, II. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 111. Continuation of CHEM 111. An introduction to chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, and kinetics, electro-chemistry, and coordination compounds, with laboratory. The descriptive chemistry of selected groups of elements is introduced.

CHEM 199. Selected Topics. (1 to 6 hrs.); on demand.

CHEM 201. Survey of Organic Chemistry II. (3-2-4); I, II, III. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 101. A survey of chemical topics that includes precipitation and redox reactions, radioactivity, solar energy, organic functional groups, drug design and approval, polymers, carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. The topics are covered in combination with case studies such as the pollution of a lake, Chernobyl disaster and the Thalidomide problem. This course is intended for students in the applied sciences and is not recommended for natural science majors.

CHEM 239. Cooperative Education. (1-8 hours); I, II, III. Participation in supervised work experience in a professional environment. Department approval is required.

CHEM 299. Selected Topics. (1 to 6 hrs.); on demand.

CHEM 301. Survey of Biochemistry. (3-2-4); I. Prerequisite: CHEM 201. Chemistry of simple and complex biomolecules such as amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Biosynthesis and metabolic cycles; gene composition (DNA, RNA, etc.), with laboratory. (Hours not applicable for major or minor in chemistry) See BIOL 301.

CHEM 326. Organic Chemistry I. (3-2-4); I, II. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 112. Structure and nomenclature of organic molecules; reactions and reaction mechanisms of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers, with laboratory.

CHEM 327. Organic Chemistry II. (3-2-4); I, II. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 326. Introduction to interpretation of IR and NMR spectra; reactions and reaction mechanisms of aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, phenols, amines, and organometallics, with laboratory.

CHEM 328. Organic Chemistry III. (2-4-4); on demand. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 327. Advanced topics in organic chemistry; orbital symmetry, heterocyclics and polycyclics, macromolecules, carbanion reactions, and an introduction to physical organic chemistry, with laboratory.

CHEM 332. Environmental Chemistry II. (3-0-3); I. Prerequisite: CHEM 327. An intensive study of the fate of environmental contaminants and their dispersion. Containment and remediation strategies will be discussed in detail, particularly their chemical principles.

CHEM 339. Cooperative Education. (1-8 hours); I, II, III. Participation in supervised work experience in a professional environment. Department approval is required.

CHEM 340. Chemical Information. (1-2-2); II. Prerequisite: CHEM 326 OR CHEM 332. Study and use of primary and secondary chemical literature sources, data, and reference sources in chemistry. An introduction to the Chemical Abstracts service, Biological Abstracts, Science Citation Index and the corresponding data bases. Personal data bases, data collection and manipulation, and related current software will also be discussed.

CHEM 351. Inorganic Chemistry. (2-2-3); II. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 112. Descriptive inorganic chemistry, main group elements. Structure of inorganic compounds. Oxidation-reduction chemistry, acid-base theories, and relationship of thermodynamics to structure and reactivity of inorganic compounds.

CHEM 360. Analytical Chemistry I. (2-5-4); I, II. Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 112 or CHEM 326 recommended. Content to include errors and small sample statistics, complicated stoichiometry, analytical applications of equilibrium calculations, electrochemical potentials, spectrophotometry and atomic spectroscopy, and chromatography. Laboratory work includes gravimetric, volumetric, potentiometric, spectrophotometric and atomic spectroscopic, and gas and liquid chromatographic determinations.

CHEM 399. Selected Topics. (1 to 6 hrs.); on demand.

CHEM 439. Cooperative Education. (1-8 hours); I, II, III. Participation in supervised work experience in a professional environment. Department approval is required.

CHEM 441. Physical Chemistry I. (3-0-3); I. Prerequisite: PHYS 201 or 231, CHEM 326, and MATH 175 with grades of "C" or better. Chemical thermodynamics and chemical kinetics.

CHEM 442. Physical Chemistry II. (3-4-5); II. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 441 and MATH 275. Topics include quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and transport properties.

CHEM 451. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3-0-3); I (in alternate years.) Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 351. CHEM 441 is recommended. Electronic structure and bonding in inorganic compounds. Thermodynamic and kinetic interpretation of selected inorganic and organometallic reactions.

CHEM 460. Analytical Chemistry II. (2-6-5); II (in alternate years.) Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in CHEM 327 and 360. The theory and practice of infrared, visible, ultraviolet, X-ray and gamma ray, and electron spectroscopies in determinations. The use of chromatography, atomic spectroscopy, and electrochemistry in analytical chemistry. Some quantitative applications of mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are included.

CHEM 476. Special Problems. (1 to 6 hrs.); I, II, III. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Topic to be approved prior to registration. (Maximum of 3 credit hours applicable toward major, minor, or area of concentration in chemistry.)

CHEM 499. Selected Topics. (1 to 6 hrs.); on demand.