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Program Curriculum Courses

Lecture and Laboratory Courses

CHEM 1070 General Chemistry I (3 credit hours)

Co-requisite: CHEM 1075.

An introduction to chemical principles. Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, states of matter, periodic relationships, atomic structure and bonding. Three hours of lecture per week.

CHEM 1075 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit hour)


Co-requisite: CHEM 1070.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 1070. Basic principles of chemical safety. Introduction to laboratory techniques in chemistry. Experiments dealing with stoichiometry, thermochemistry, properties of gases, and simple analytical techniques. One three hour lab per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 1070 required.


CHEM 1080 General Chemistry II (3 credit hours)
Pre-requisites: CHEM 1070 and CHEM 1075.
Co-requisite: CHEM 1085.

The chemistry of solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics. Three hours of lecture per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 1085 required.

CHEM 1085 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit hour)

Pre-quisite: CHEM 1075.
Co-requisite: CHEM 1080.

A continuation of CHEM 1075. Chemical safety in the workplace. Experiments to illustrate principles of chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics, thermodynamics, qualitative and quantitative analysis. One three hour laboratory per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 1080 required.

CHEM 2410 Organic Chemistry I (3 credit hour)

Pre-requisites: CHEM 1080  and CHEM 1085, or equivalent.
Co-requisite: CHEM 2415.

An introduction to organic reaction mechanism and organic spectroscopy. Three hours of lecture per week. Concurrent registration in 2415 required.

CHEM 2415 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit hour)

Pre-requisites: CHEM 1080 and CHEM 1085, or equivalent.
Co-requisite: CHEM 2410.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 2410. Introduction to laboratory techniques in organic chemistry. Synthesis of organic compounds. One four-hour laboratory period per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 2410 required.


CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry II (3 credit hours)
Pre-requisites: CHEM 2410 and 2415.
Co-requisite: CHEM 2425.

A continuation of CHEM 2410 with emphasis on mechanisms of organic reactions based on functional group reactivity. Three hours of lecture per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 2425 required.

CHEM 2425 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit hour)

Pre-requisites: CHEM 2415.
Co-requisite: CHEM 2420.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 2420. A continuation of CHEM 2415. Includes identification of unknown organic compounds. One four-hour laboratory period per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 2420 required.

CHEM 2500 Environmental Chemistry (3 credit hours)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 1070, CHEM 1080 or CHEM 2410.

An overview of the many aspects of environmental chemistry. Topics include: aquatic chemistry, including water pollution and water treatment; atmospheric chemistry, air pollution and major threats to the global atmosphere; geochemistry and soil chemistry; nature, sources, and environmental chemistry of hazardous wastes; and toxicology chemistry.

CHEM 3110 Physical Chemistry I (3 credit hours)

Pre-requisites: CHEM 1080, CHEM 1085 and Mathematics 2240 or equivalent.
Pre-requisites or corequiisites: Physics 1310 and 1320.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3115.

Elementary quantum mechanics, quantum theory of molecular structure and bonding, fundamentals of spectroscopy. Three hours of lecture per week.

CHEM 3115 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit hour)

Pre-requisites: CHEM 1080,  CHEM 1085 and Mathematics 2440 or equivalent.
Pre-requisties or co-requisites: Physics 1310 and 1320.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3110.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 3110. Experiments in spectroscopy and spectroscopic analysis. One four-hour laboratory period per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 3110 required.

CHEM 3120 Physical Chemistry II (3 credit hours)

Pre-requisites: CHEM 1080, CHEM 1085 and Mathematics 2210 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3125.

First, Second, and Third laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic energy state functions, phases of pure substances, properties of mixtures, chemical equilibrium, equilibrium electrochemistry, statistical thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture per week.

CHEM 3125 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1 credit hour) 

Pre-requisites: CHEM 1080, CHEM 1085 and Mathematics 2210 or equivalent.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3120 or CHEM 6120.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 3120. Experiments illustrate thermodynamic and statistical mechanical principles. One four-hour laboratory period per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 3120 required.

CHEM 3210 Inorganic Chemistry (3 credit hours)

Pre-requisites:   CHEM 3110 and 3115.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3215.

Periodic relationships, types of bonding, coordination complexes, acid-base concepts, inorganic reaction mechanisms. Three hours of lecture per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 3215 required.

CHEM 3215 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit hour)

Pre-requisite or co-requisite: CHEM 3110 and CHEM 3115.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3210.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 3210. Synthetic methods in inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Use of instrumental methods in organic chemistry. One four hour laboraotry period per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 3215 required.

CHEM 3310 Instrumental Analysis (3 credit hours)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 1080, 1085 and either 2410 and 2415.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3215.

Introduction to modern methods of instrumental analysis including separation techniques and spectroscopic and electrochemical methods. Three hours of lecture per week. Concurrent registration in 3315 required. Offered in alternate years.

CHEM 3315 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1 credit hour)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 1080, CHEM 1085 and either CHEM 2410 and CHEM 2415.
Co-requisite: CHEM 3310.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 3310. Practice of separation techniques and spectroscopic and electrochemical methods of analysis. Two four-hour laboratory periods per week. Concurrent registration in CHEM 3310 required. Offered in alternate years.

CHEM 3830 Introduction to Biochemistry (3 credit hours)

Pre-requisite: CHEM 2420. 

Topics include chemical and physical properties of biologically important compounds, bioenergetics and enzyme kinetics and mechanisms.

CHEM 3835 Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory (2 credit hours)
Co-requisite: CHEM 3830 (exemption by approval of instructor.)

Eight hours of laboratory per week. Offered in the fall semester.

CHEM 3840 Intermediate Biochemistry (3 credit hours)
Pre-requisite: CHEM 3830. 

The chemical logic and mechanisms of metabolic pathways and the integration of carbohydrate, lipid and amino acid metabolism.  Electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation.  The formation and utilization of "energy-rich" compounds. 

CHEM 3910 Special Topics (3 credit hours)

Special topics in chemistry. For description, consult department. 

CHEM 4010 Research and Seminar (3 credit hours)
Pre-requisite:Junior standing or approval of department. 

Individual research supervised by the faculty. Students are expected to present a short seminar based on their research. At least 10 hours of research effort per week. A maximum of three credits may be taken. 

CHEM 4020 Research and Seminar (3 credit hours)

Same as CHEM 4010 in organization. A maximum of three credits may be taken. 

CHEM 4230 Organometallic Chemistry (3 credit hours)
Pre-requisite: CHEM 3210 or approval of instructor. 

The chemistry of compounds containing main group and transition metal-carbon bonds. A survey of major classes of organometallic compounds and their reaction chemistry. The role of organometallic compounds in homegeneous catalysis. Three hours of lecture per week. 

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