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Courses in Chemistry

Below is a list of available courses offered by the Chemistry Department. Consult the Registrar’s Office and the College Catalog for registration information.

CHEM 105 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY
An introductory course presenting atomic and molecular structure and reactions, bonding, stoichiometry, the periodic table, energy relationships, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. Hours credit: 3. Corequisite: Chemistry 105L. Prerequisite: MATH 119 or equivalent or placement in a higher level math course.

CHEM 105L - GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in Chemistry 105. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: Chemistry 105.

CHEM 106 - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
An introductory course presenting atomic and molecular structure and reactions, bonding, stoichiometry, the periodic table, energy relationships, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. Hours credit: 3. Corequisite: Chemistry 106L. Prequisite: MATH 119 or equivalent, or placement in a higher level math course.

CHEM 106L - GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in Chemistry 106. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: Chemistry 106.

CHEM 205 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
A systematic study of the compounds of carbon, with emphasis on modern electronic interpretations of reaction mechanisms and multistep organic synthesis. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106 or the equivalent. Corequisite: Chemistry 205L.

CHEM 205L - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in CHEM 205 including a survey of the techniques of organic chemistry, the preparation of representative organic compounds, and an emphasis on instrumental techniques including gas and high performance liquid chromatography, mass, infrared, magnetic resonance and ultraviolet spectroscopy. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: CHEM 205.

CHEM 206 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
A systematic study of the compounds of carbon, with emphasis on modern electronic interpretations of reaction mechanisms and multistep organic synthesis. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 205 or the equivalent. Corequisite: Chemistry 206L.

CHEM 206L - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in CHEM 206 including a survey of the techniques of organic chemistry, the preparation of representative organic compounds, and an emphasis on instrumental techniques including gas and high performance liquid chromatography, mass, infrared, magnetic resonance and ultraviolet spectroscopy. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: Chemistry 206.

CHEM 210 - ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
Theory and practice of using analytical techniques, including volumetric, gravimetric, separation and electrochemical methods; spectroscopy; and statistical analysis. Hours 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106 or the equivalent. Corequisite: Chemistry 210L. Offered first semester.

CHEM 210L - ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in Chemistry 210 and that focus on quantitative analysis. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: Chemistry 210. Offered first semester.

CHEM 225 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY
An investigation of the chemical species and reactions that play important roles in natural and urban environments. Topics include atmospheric chemistry, ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, natural waters, alternative energies, and pollution from urban and agricultural sources. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106. Offered second semester.

CHEM 225L - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB
Laboratory intended to augment and illustrate concepts covered in CHEM 225. The course will include field work to introduce concepts and techniques of sampling, analysis, and instrumentation used in environmental analysis. Analysis of water, soil, and other media from both urban and natural environments will be undertaken. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106. Prerequisite or corequisite: Chemistry 225. Offered second semester.

CHEM 250 - BIOCHEMICAL NUTRITION
The biochemical basis of nutrient digestion and absorption will be examined. Students will study the major metabolic pathways as they relate to dietary carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Additional topics may include current issues in nutrition, such as genetically modified food sources, food borne illnesses, and fad diets. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 106. Offered alternate years.

CHEM 291 - CHEMICAL RESEARCH
This course provides an opportunity for students to undertake an individual research project under the mentorship of a department faculty member. The course will introduce students to current chemical literature, laboratory research methods, and presentation of experimental results. The research project will culminate in a formal written report following the guidelines of the American Chemical Society. In some cases results will be published and/or presented at local, regional, or national conferences. Hours credit: 1, 2, or 3. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of nine hours.

CHEM 307 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I:THERMODYNAMICS
A survey of topics in physical chemistry, including classical thermodynamics, solution thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 106; MATH 150R; PHYS 116; and junior standing; or permission of the instructor.

CHEM 307L - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICIAL CHEMISTRYI
Laboratory experiments that supplement and illustrate concepts presented in Chemistry 307. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: CHEM 307.

CHEM 308 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
A continuation of Chemistry 307. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 307.

CHEM 308L - EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
Laboratory experiments that supplement and illustrate concepts presented in Chemistry 308. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: CHEM 308.

CHEM 312 - TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
A continuation of Chemistry 205, 206. Topics may include concerted reactions and reaction mechanisms, advanced nomenclature, linear free energy relationships, total synthesis, and organic spectroscopy. Hours Credit: 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 206. Offered alternate years.

CHEM 335 - BIOCHEMISTRY
The chemistry of substances of biological importance and reactions involved in biological processes, including protein structure and function, metabolic pathways, and an introduction to the chemistry of genetic material. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 206.

CHEM 335L - BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in Chemistry 335, including basic biochemical techniques and procedures. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite or prerequisite: Chemistry 335.

CHEM 346 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
A theoretical and practical course in modern methods of chemical analysis. Molecular, atomic, and nuclear spectroscopy; electrochemistry; chromatography; electronics; and instrumental problem solving. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Chemistry 210 or permission of the instructor. Corequisite: Chemistry 346L.

CHEM 346L - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LAB
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in Chemistry 346. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: Chemistry 346.

CHEM 425 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
A survey of topics in inorganic chemistry, including the fundamentals of atomic structure, bonding theory, nomenclature, coordination chemistry, descriptive chemistry, and an introduction to the current literature in inorganic chemistry. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 307 and permission of the instructor. Offered second semester.

CHEM 425L - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
Laboratory experiences that supplement and illustrate the concepts presented in Chemistry 425, including the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds. Hours credit: 1. Corequisite: Chemistry 425. Offered second semester.

CHEM 491 - SEMINAR I
Student oral presentations on a variety of chemistry-related topics. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: permission of the Department.

CHEM 493 - LAB RESEARCH I
A senior paper, reflecting intensive laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member, will be presented for evaluation by all members of the Department. Students will also present their work orally, including a final public presentation before a group of faculty representing different area colleges. Hours credit: 1. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. Required of all B.S. chemistry majors not reading for Honors.

CHEM 494 - RESEARCH PROJECT
A senior paper, reflecting library or laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member will be presented for evaluation by all members of the Chemistry Department. Students will also present their work orally, including a final public presentation before a group of faculty and students representing different area colleges. Hours credit: 2. Prerequisite: permission of the Department. Required of all B.A. chemistry majors not reading for Honors.

CHEM 496 - LABORATORY RESEARCH II
A senior paper, reflecting intensive laboratory research under the supervision of a faculty member, will be presented for evaluation by all members of the Department. Students will also present their work orally, including a final public presentation before a group of faculty representing different area colleges. Hours credit: 3. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. Required of all B.S. chemistry majors not reading for Honors.

CHEM 497H - HONORS IN THE MAJOR

CHEM 498H - HONORS IN THE MAJOR