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Undergraduate Course Description

1111. General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I. (CHEM 1111) 1(0-4)

A laboratory experience that focuses on laboratory techniques, data collection, and analysis. The experience reinforces and promotes an understanding of the principles of stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solutions, and energy. One hour of recitation. Pre- or co-requisite: CHEM 1311. Laboratory fee, $5.

1112. General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II. (CHEM 1112) 1(0-4)

A laboratory experience that focuses on laboratory techniques, data collection, and analysis. The experience reinforces and promotes an understanding of the principles of stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solutions, and energy. One hour of recitation. Prerequisite: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111; Pre- or co-requisite: CHEM 1312. Laboratory fee, $5.

1311. General Inorganic Chemistry I. (CHEM 1311) 3(3-0)

The first course for students majoring in a field of science, engineering, or agriculture. Principles of stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structures, gases, liquids, solids, and solutions and the chemistry of the elements and their compounds. Prerequisite: MATH 1314, either one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1481.

1312. General Inorganic Chemistry II. (CHEM 1312) 3(3-0)

The second course for students majoring in a field of science, engineering, or agriculture. Principles of chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of the elements and their compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 1111 and CHEM 1311.

1376. Elementary Chemistry. (CHEM 1302) 3(3-2)

A survey of fundemental concepts of chemistry.  Topics include atomic structure, elements and the periodic table, nuclear chemistry, acids and bases, and organic, inorganic, and biochemical compounds. Prerequisite: PHYS 1375. Laboratory fee, $5. 

1405-1407. General Introduction to Chemistry. (CHEM 1405) (CHEM 1407) 8(3-2)

Elementary studies for those students not majoring in science. Emphasizes body chemistry and physiological action of drugs, foods, nutrients, poisons, cancer-causing agents, etc. Includes environmental, social, political, historical, and agricultural aspects of the science. Laboratory fee, $5 each semester.

1481. Elementary Principles of Chemistry. 4(3-2)

A course for students who must take CHEM 1311, but whose background does not include a satisfactory command of mathematics or chemistry as determined by placement examinations. May not be counted as part of the general science requirements for a major or minor in chemistry. Laboratory fee, $5.

2401. Inorganic Quantitative Analysis. (CHEM 2401) 4(3-4)

Principles and methods of separation and analysis. Includes standard volumetric and gravimetric methods and an introduction to instrumental methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1312. Laboratory fee, $5.

2421. Elementary Organic Chemistry. 4(3-3)

Aliphatic and aromatic compounds with a special emphasis given to aliphatic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1112. Laboratory fee, $5.

3123. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. (CHEM 3123) 1(0-4)

A laboratory experience that focuses on laboratory techniques and procedures in organic chemistry, with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry. Pre- or co-requisite: CHEM 3323. Laboratory fee, $5.

3125. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. (CHEM 3125) 1(0-4)

A laboratory experience that focuses on laboratory techniques and procedures in organic chemistry, with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry.  Prerequisite: CHEM 3323 and CHEM 3123; Pre- or co-requisite: CHEM 3325. Laboratory fee, $5.

3181. Chemical Literature. 1(1-0)

Prerequisite: at least 3 semesters of chemistry.

3323. Organic Chemistry. 3(3-0)

Introduction to important concepts and principles in the bonding and reaction of organic molecules, with intensive study of the chemistry of non-aromatic hydrocarbons. Prerequisite: CHEM 1312, CHEM 1112. To count for a major or minor in Chemistry, CHEM 3123 must also be taken.

3325. Organic Chemistry. 3(3-0)

Continuation of CHEM 3323. An intensive study of the reactions and mechanisms of aromatic hydrocarbons and the main non-hydrocarbon functional groups. Prerequisite: CHEM 3323,CHEM 3123. To count for a major or minor in Chemistry, CHEM 3125 must also be taken..

3331-3332. Physical Chemistry. 6(3-0)

A fundamental approach to the study of physical and chemical phenomena, including the study of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, phase equilibria, electrochemistry, molecular structure, and quantum mechanics. Required of all chemistry and chemical engineering majors. Prerequisite: one year each of physics and calculus.

3451. Environmental Chemistry. 4(3-3)

Sources and causes of land, water, and air pollution, the methods of measurement and abatement. May not be counted as part of the minimum requirements for a major in chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 1112, CHEM 1312, and two additional 3- or 4-credit hour courses in either biology or geology or more advanced chemistry. Laboratory fee, $5.

4141. Biochemistry Laboratory. 1(1-3)

An introduction to the biochemical techniques (Methods used for protein purification, for protein characterization and for analysis of other important biomolecules). Prerequisite: CHEM 4341.

4181. Chemical Seminar. 1(1-0)

Prerequisites: at least 6 semesters of Chemistry and CHEM 3181.

4131-4132. Physical Chemical Measurements. 2(0-4)

A laboratory course on the techniques and apparatus used in the measurement of properties of chemical systems. Attention is also given to the limits of accuracy and the sources of error in a given technique. Required of chemistry majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 2401. Pre- or co- requisite: CHEM 3331, CHEM 3332. Laboratory fee, $5.

4311. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 3(3-0)

Prerequisite: at least 6 semesters of chemistry including CHEM 2401 and Physical Chemistry.

4341. Biochemistry I. 3(3-0)

Introduction to the important concepts, nomenclature and compounds of biochemistry with special emphasis on the chemical interpretation of the structures and function of biological macromolecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 3325.

4342. Biochemistry II. 3(3-0)

An introduction to the major biochemical cycles and pathways in living organisms, including reaction steps, regulation, and mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHEM 4341

4345. Principles Biochemistry. 3(3-0)

An introduction to the major biochemical cycles and pathways in living organisms, including reaction steps, regulation, and mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHEM 2421

4381. Selected Topics in Chemistry. V:1-3

Literature and research in areas of chemistry not otherwise treated in depth in available courses. May be repeated when topic changes for a maximum of 6 semester hours of credit.

4385. Senior Research. V:1-3

Supervised individual journal-quality research involving advanced chemical concepts and a variety of experimental techniques and instruments. May be taken for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: physical chemistry, senior standing, and prior approval of the project director.

4401. Modern Methods of Instrumental Analysis. 4(3-4)

Introduction to the theory and practice of optical and electro-analytical methods of analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 2401 or CHEN 2371 and CHEM 3331 and CHEM 3332. Laboratory fee, $5.

4421. Advanced Chemical Synthesis. 4(2-6)

Introduction to advanced and sophisticated synthesis of organic, biochemical, and inorganic compounds. Laboratory includes multi-step syntheses, stereochemical problems, literature-searching techniques, etc. Prerequisites: CHEM 3323, CHEM 3325. Laboratory fee, $5.




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