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Courses Taught

William Bare


The courses that I regularly teach are listed below.  Please consult the Dokeos site for current information about class assignments and schedules.


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. A student must earn a grade in the C range or better in Chemistry 105 to enroll in Chemistry 106.

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. A student must earn a grade in the C range or better in Chemistry 105 to enroll in Chemistry 106.

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

IST 107 - WHY MATTER MATTERS 
This course is a seven-week seminar on theories of matter from Thales to String Theory. In this class we will not be concerned with modern accepted theories but rather will look more closely at the broader questions of how scienctific theories are formed or overthrown. Specifically, we will focus on the Atomic Theory and examine how this theory has impacted and been impacted by contemporary ideas in philosophy and religion.

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.

CHEM 225L - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB
Laboratory course 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. Corequisite or prerequisite: Chemistry 225.

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. Opportunities may exist for presentation of results at regional scientific conferences. Hours credit: 1, 2, or 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 105, 106 or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of nine hours.

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 308 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.