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Program Curriculum Courses

Lecture and Laboratory Courses

1070 General Chemistry 1 (3)

Corequisite: 1075.

An introduction to chemical principles. Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, states of matter, periodic relationships, atomic structure and bonding. Three hours of lecture per week. Concurrent registration in 1075 required.

1080 General Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisite: 1070 and 1075.
Corequisite: 1085.

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

1075 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Corequisite: 1070.

Laboratory to accompany 1070. 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 1070 required.

1085 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Prequisite: 1075.
Corequisite: 1080.

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


2410 Organic Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisites: 1080 and 1085, or equivalent.
Corequisite: 2415.

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

2420 Organic Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisites: 2410 and 2415.
Corequisite: 2425.

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

2415 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Prerequisites: 1080 and 1085, or equivalent.
Corequisite: 2410.

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

2425 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Prerequisites: 2415.
Corequisite: 2420.

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

2500 Environmental Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: 1070, 1080 or 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.


3110 Physical Chemistry I (3)

Prerequisites: 1080, 1085 and Mathematics 2240 or equivalent.
Pre-requisites or corequiisites: Physics 1310 and 1320.
Corequisite: 3115.

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

3120 Physical Chemistry II (3)

Prerequisites: 1080, 1085 and Mathematics 2210 or equivalent.
Corequisite: 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.

3115 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Prerequisites: 1080, 1085 and Mathematics 2440 or equivalent.
Prerequisties or corequisites: Physics 1310 and 1320.
Corequisite: 3110.

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

3125 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Prerequisites: 1080, 1085 and Mathematics 2210 or equivalent.
Corequisite: 3120 or 6120.

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

3210 Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisites:   3110 and 3115
Corequisite: 3215.

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

3215 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite or corequisite: 3110 and 3115.
Corequisite: 3210.

Laboratory to accompany 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 3215 required.

3310 Instrumental Analysis (3)

Prerequisite: 1080, 1085 and either 2410 and 2415.
Corequisite: 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.

3315 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (1)

Prerequisite: 1080, 1085 and either 2410 and 2415.
Corequisite: 3310.

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


3830 Introduction to Biochemistry (3)

Prerequisite: 2420.

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

3840 Intermediate Biochemistry (3)

Prerequisite: 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.

3835 Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

Corequisite: 3830 (exemption by approval of instructor.)

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

3910 Special Topics (3)

Special topics in chemistry. For description, consult department.

4010 Research and Seminar (3)

Prerequisite: 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.

4020 Research and Seminar (3)

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

4230 Organometallic Chemistry (3)

Prerequisite: 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.

5110 Capstone Requirement (0)

Corequisite: Chem 4010 or Chem 4020

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