Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1111  Gen Inorganic Chem Lab I  1 SCH  (3-0)  

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 corequisite: CHEM 1311.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 1112  Gen Inorganic Chem Lab II  1 SCH  (3-0)  

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 corequisite: CHEM 1312.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 1311  Gen Inorganic Chemistry I  3 SCH  (3)  

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 and either one year of high school chemistry or CHEM 1481.

CHEM 1312  Gen Inorganic Chemistry II  3 SCH  (3)  

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.

CHEM 1376  Elementary Chemistry  3 SCH  (3-2)  

A survey of fundamental 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.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 1405  General Introd to Chemistry  4 SCH  (3-2)  

Elementary studies in chemistry 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.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 1407  General Introd to Chemistry  4 SCH  (3-2)  

The second course in 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.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 1481  Elem Prin of Chemistry  4 SCH  (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.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 2401  Inorg Quantitative Analysis  4 SCH  (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.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 2421  Elem Organic Chemistry  4 SCH  (3-3)  

Aliphatic and aromatic compounds with a special emphasis given to aliphatic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 1112 and CHEM 1312.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 3123  Organic Chemistry Lab I  1 SCH  (4)  

Introduction to laboratory practices and procedures in organic chemistry, with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 3323.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 3125  Organic Chemistry Lab II  1 SCH  (4)  

Introduction to laboratory practices and procedures in organic chemistry, with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 3325.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 3181  Chemical Literature  1 SCH  (1)  

Prerequisite: at least 3 semesters of chemistry.

CHEM 3323  Organic Chemistry I  3 SCH  (3)  

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

CHEM 3325  Organic Chemistry II  3 SCH  (3)  

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

CHEM 3331  Physical Chemistry I  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of physical and chemical phenomena. Thermodynamics, including thermodynamics laws, thermal chemistry, phase transitions, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium. Prerequisites: one semester each of physics and calculus.

CHEM 3332  Physical Chemistry II  3 SCH  (3)  

Study of physical and chemical phenomena. Chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics and molecules in motion. Prerequisites: Two semesters each of physics and calculus.

CHEM 3333  Biophysical Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

A fundamental approach to the study of physical and chemical phonomena. Biophysical-chemistry focus on thermodynamics, including several laws of thermodynamics. Examples illustrate how these principles are applied to fundamental problems in biology and biochemistry. Prerequisites: One semester each of physics and calculus; CHEM 1312 recommended.

CHEM 3385  Undergraduate Research (WI)  1-3 SCH  (1-3)  

Supervised individual journal-quality research involving advanced chemical concepts and a variety of experiemental techniques and instruments. May be taken for a maximum of 6 semester hours. Prerequisites: At least one semester of chemistry and prior approval of research project director.

CHEM 3451  Environmental Chemistry  4 SCH  (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.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 4131  Physical Chem Measurements  1 SCH  (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. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3331, CHEM 3332.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 4132  Physical Chem Measurements  1 SCH  (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. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3331, CHEM 3332.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 4141  Biochemistry Laboratory  1 SCH  (1)  

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

CHEM 4181  Chemical Seminar  1 SCH  (1)  

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

CHEM 4302  Techniques in Pharm Science  3 SCH  (3)  

Modern methods in analyzing drugs and drug products encountered in pharmaceutical industries and research laboratories. UV/Visible spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, NMR, gas chromatography, HPLC, capillary electrophoresis. Prerequisites: CHEM 2401 and CHEM 3325.

CHEM 4303  Forensic Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

Theory, concepts and application of forensic chemistry to complex problem solving related to crime detection and solving of crime via chemical means. Mass spectrometry, chromatography, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 2401 or equivalent level analytical or bioanalytical chemistry course.

CHEM 4311  Advance Inorganic Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

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

CHEM 4312  Coordination Chem & Catalysis  3 SCH  (3)  

Characterization, synthesis, structure and chemical analysis of coordinated materials used in catalysis. Kinetics, reaction theory, catalyst characterization, solid catalysts, surface reactivity and catalysis in practice with an emphasis on energy generation. Prerequisites: Junior standing and approval of instructor.

CHEM 4313  Chemistry and Nanoscience  3 SCH  (3)  

Chemical, optical, electronic, and magnetic interactions produced by nanomaterials, the relationship between microstructural scale and its influence on physical mechanism, and appropriate applications such as solar devices, fuel cells or biomedical agents. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval of the instructor.

CHEM 4341  Biochemistry I  3 SCH  (3-0)  

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

CHEM 4342  Biochemistry II  3 SCH  (3)  

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

CHEM 4344  Polymer Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

Basic polymer theory; synthesis approaches using click chemistries; common acid/base synthetic approaches; and application of polymeric materials. Methods of using green chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 3323 and CHEM 3325.

CHEM 4345  Principles of Biochemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

A one-semester presentation of the major areas of biochemistry, emphasizing the structure and function of biomolecules and major metabolic activities of living organisms, including humans. Prerequisites: CHEM 2421 or CHEM 3325.

CHEM 4351  Medicinal Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

Medicinal chemistry, including the synthesis, structure-activity relationships, mode of action, and metabolism of some major therapeutic agents. Drug classification, major routes to their site of action, and the major metabolic transformations. Mode of action of major antimicrobial and antiviral agents. Prerequisite: CHEM 3325.

CHEM 4352  Green Chemistry  3 SCH  (3)  

Introduction to the tools required to minimize the environment impact of chemistry and to the processes in the pharmaceutical industry. Design environmentally friendly pharmaceutical processes to be economically and technologically feasible. Measurement and metrics analysis, green chemistry concepts and principles illustrated with real-life case studies. Prerequisite: CHEM 3325.

CHEM 4363  Chem & Morphological Analysis  3 SCH  (3)  

State-of-the-art techniques commonly employed in modern materials characterization. Characterization, structure and chemical analysis of materials. Techniques include microscopy, spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. Prerequisite: Junior standing and approval of the instructor.

CHEM 4381  Selected Topics in Chemistry  1-3 SCH  (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.

CHEM 4385  Senior Research (WI)  1-3 SCH  (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: CHEM 3331 and CHEM 3332, senior standing and prior approval of the research project director.

CHEM 4401  Mod Meth of Instrumental Anal  4 SCH  (3-4)  

Introduction to the theory and practice of optical and electro-analytical methods of analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 2401 or CHEN 2371; and either CHEM 3331 and CHEM 3332, or only CHEM 3333, as specified by the appropriate degree plan.

Fee: $5.00

CHEM 4421  Advanced Chemical Synthesis  4 SCH  (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 3323/3123, CHEM 3325/3125.

Fee: $5.00