CHEM 1111 Gen Inorganic Chem Lab I 1 SCH (0-3-1)
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.
CHEM 1112 Gen Inorganic Chem Lab II 1 SCH (0-3-1)
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.
CHEM 1311 Gen Inorganic Chemistry I 3 SCH (3-0)
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 (3-0)
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.
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.
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.
CHEM 2401 Inorg Quantitative Analysis 4 SCH (3-4)
CHEM 2421 Elem Organic Chemistry 4 SCH (3-3)
CHEM 3123 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 SCH (0-4)
Introduction to laboratory practices and procedures in organic chemistry, with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 3323.
CHEM 3125 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 SCH (0-4)
Introduction to laboratory practices and procedures in organic chemistry, with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry. Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 3325.
CHEM 3181 Chemical Literature 1 SCH (1)
Survey of chemical literature, electronic databases, and other internet sources to search for chemical information. Introduction to library sources, book loans, access to e-books and journals. Prerequisite: CHEM 3323
CHEM 3323 Organic Chemistry I 3 SCH (3-0)
CHEM 3325 Organic Chemistry II 3 SCH (3-0)
CHEM 3331 Physical Chemistry I 3 SCH (3-0)
Study of physical and chemical phenomena. Thermodynamics, including thermodynamics laws, thermal chemistry, phase transitions, electrochemistry and chemical equilibrium. Prerequisites: CHEM 3325 and one semester each of physics and calculus.
CHEM 3332 Physical Chemistry II 3 SCH (3-0)
Study of physical and chemical phenomena. Chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics and molecules in motion. Prerequisites: CHEM 3331 and two semesters each of physics and calculus.
CHEM 3333 Biophysical Chemistry 3 SCH (3-0)
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.
CHEM 4111 Adv Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 SCH (0-4)
Developing laboratory skills in synthesis and characterization of main group and transition metal compounds. Applying concepts of acid and bases, redox reactions, bonding and structure, and coordination chemistry in laboratory work. Compounds are characterized using chemical and instrumental methods (UV, IR, and NMR spectroscopy). Prerequisite: CHEM 2401; Pre- or corequisite: CHEM 4311.
CHEM 4131 Physical Chem Measurements I 1 SCH (0-4)
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 or corequisite: CHEM 3331.
CHEM 4132 Physical Chem Measurements II 1 SCH (0-4)
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 or corequisite: CHEM 3332.
CHEM 4141 Biochemistry Laboratory 1 SCH (1-0)
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 (1-0)
Presentation of a topic in chemistry including design of slides, presentation of chemical content (reaction equations, chemical drawings and schemes), speech and structure of presentation, citation of content, interaction with audience, answers and questions. Prerequisite: CHEM 3181.
CHEM 4302 Techniques in Pharm Science 3 SCH (3-0)
CHEM 4303 Forensic Chemistry 3 SCH (3-0)
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 (3-0)
Review of atomic structure, structure and bonding, acid-base and redox concepts, and reaction principles. Detailed discussion of solid state structures, periodic trends of elements and their compounds, industrial processes for the recovery of elements from natural sources, and production of generic inorganic compounds. Application of chemical elements and their compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 2401.
CHEM 4312 Coordination Chem & Catalysis 3 SCH (3-0)
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 (3-0)
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 (3-0)
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 (3-0)
CHEM 4345 Principles of Biochemistry 3 SCH (3-0)
CHEM 4351 Medicinal Chemistry 3 SCH (3-0)
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 (3-0)
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 (3-0)
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)
CHEM 4401 Mod Meth of Instrumental Anal 4 SCH (3-4)
CHEM 4421 Advanced Chemical Synthesis 4 SCH (2-6)