Courses in Chemistry

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CHEM 1000 Human Nutrition with Lab Methods (4 sem. hours).

This course will cover (1) the biological and chemical components of nutrition including cell structure and function, macronutrients (e.g., carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and lipids), micronutrients (e.g., vitamins, minerals, and trace metals), and their roles in regulating metabolism and energy production/consumption; (2) the USDA guidelines for healthy nutrition and how those guidelines were formulated; (3) pseudoscience and criteria for evaluating "fad" diets and (4) meal planning for the average person as well as those with nutritionally-affected health disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia, diabetes, celiac disease, food allergies, and others). Offered every year in the spring semester.

CHEM 1213 General Inorganic Chemistry I (3 sem. hours).

An introduction to the theory, practice, and methods of chemistry. Development of atomic theory, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, periodicity of the elements, stoichiometry, states of matter, and basic energy considerations. Offered every year in the fall semester. Corequisite: CHEM 1211.

CHEM 1211 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 sem. hour).

A coordinated course (with General Inorganic Chemistry I) emphasizing chemical techniques, skills, and methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis of laboratory data and their limitations. Offered every year in the fall semester. Corequisite: CHEM 1213.

CHEM 1223 General Inorganic Chemistry II (3 sem. hours).

An introduction to the states of matter, solution and descriptive chemistry, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, oxidation and reduction, and electrochemistry. Offered every year in the spring semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 1213. Corequisite: CHEM 1221.

CHEM 1221 General Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 sem. hour).

A coordinated course (with General Inorganic Chemistry II) to develop chemical techniques. Includes introductory qualitative and quantitative analysis. Offered every year in the spring semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 1211. Corequisite: CHEM 1223.

CHEM 2110 Organic Chemistry I (4 sem. hours).

First in a two-semester sequence in the application of chemical principles to organic compounds and the elucidation of their chemical and physical properties. Development of theoretical principles including product structure determination, reaction mechanisms, kinetics, stereochemistry, and strategies of organic synthesis. Offered every year in the fall semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 1223. Corequisite: CHEM 2111.

CHEM 2111 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1 sem. hour).

A coordinated one-hour course (with CHEM 2110) emphasizing organic synthesis, separation techniques, spectral analysis, and testing of mechanism theory and relative rates. Offered every year in the fall semester. Corequisite: CHEM 2110.

CHEM 2120 Organic Chemistry II (4 sem. hours).

Second part of a two-semester sequence; a study of the more common oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and halogen derivatives of carbon. Emphasis is placed on structure, stereochemistry, preparation, chemical reactions, and physical properties and their relationship to the properties of biomolecules. Offered every year in the spring semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 2110. Corequisite: CHEM 2121.

CHEM 2121 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1 sem. hour).

A coordinated one-hour course (with CHEM 2120) emphasizing more advanced syntheses and use of instruments for separation techniques and spectral analysis. Offered every year in the spring semester. Corequisite: CHEM 2120.

CHEM 2310 Quantitative Analysis (4 sem. hours).

This course will cover the use of basic statistical methods to treat sample data. Theories and concepts studied include solution equilibria, acid-base theory, oxidation-reduction, complexation, and solubility equilibria. Potentiometric and spectroscopic techniques are also introduced. Offered every year in the fall semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 1223. Corequisite: CHEM 2311.

CHEM 2311 Applications of Quantitative Analysis (1 sem. hour).

Gravimetric, titrimetric, and volumetric methods along with statistical methods to evaluate data are presented in the laboratory. Various unknowns are determined utilizing the basic techniques described above. The laboratory will also introduce potentiometry and UV-visible spectroscopy. Offered every year in the fall semester. Corequisite: CHEM 2310.

CHEM 3110 Advanced Organic Chemistry (4 sem. hours).

An in-depth study of major organic mechanisms, along with selected topics such as heterocyclics, polymers, and molecular orbital modeling. Stereochemical and mechanistic applications are discussed including their application to biomolecules. Offered occasionally in spring. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.

CHEM 3123 Organic Spectral Analysis (3 sem. hours).

Theory and practice of instrumental analysis of organic compounds. Emphasis is on interpretation of data from modern instrumentation. Capabilities and limitations of spectral analyses are considered. Offered every year in the spring spring. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.

CHEM 3210 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4 sem. hours).

A course designed primarily for students pursuing the American Chemical Society accredited degree in chemistry. This course is an overview of the principles of advanced inorganic chemistry, including applications of group theory and symmetry, molecular bonding theories, nomenclature, kinetics and mechanisms, organometallics, polymers, and advanced inorganic laboratory techniques. The course has a lecture and laboratory component. Offered every other year in the fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 2120 and MATH 1220.

CHEM 3320 Instrumental Analysis (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the basic design and theory of operation for modern instrumentation. Topics to be covered include flame spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, fluorescence and phosphorescence, IR, NMR, potentiometry, mass spectrometry, and an introduction to electro-analytical techniques. This course will emphasize the practical applications and limitations of each technique. A laboratory section is included in this course. Offered occasionally in the fall semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 3410.

CHEM 3410 Physical Chemistry I (4 sem. hours).

This course includes the development of theory and techniques used in kinetics and in thermodynamics and equilibrium of gases, liquids, and solutions (nonelectrolytes and electrolytes). The integrated laboratory includes experiments in the above areas. Offered every year in the fall semester. Prerequisites: MATH 1220, CHEM 2310, PHYS 1203, or PHYS 2003. MATH 2230 is recommended.

CHEM 3420 Physical Chemistry II (4 sem. hours).

This course includes quantum chemistry and molecular bonding and structure, as well as the history of the development of quantum mechanics. An integrated laboratory is included in this course and gives practical applications of quantum chemistry through the use of spectroscopy and other techniques. Offered every other year in the spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 2310, MATH 1220, PHYS 2013.

CHEM 3520 Medicinal Chemistry/Pharmacology (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to medicinal chemistry and pharmacology. Topics include: the history of drug Discovery; the modern drug Discovery process (modes of action; structure-activity relationships); drug targets: enzymes, receptors and oligonucleotides; pharmacokinetics; pharmacology; lead Discovery and optimization; pharmaceutical synthesis; and combinatorial chemistry. Offered every year in the spring semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.

CHEM 3610 Biochemistry I (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to the structure, dynamics, and function of macromolecules: proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Topics include replication, transcription, enzyme kinetics, mechanisms of enzyme action, and protein biosynthesis. Offered every year in the fall semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 2120 and BIOL 1000.

CHEM 3621 Biomolecular Research Methods III: Biochemical Analysis (1 sem. hour).

A research-based lab course with a focus on common biochemical techniques and analysis, applying skills developed in BIOL 2001: Electrophoresis, recombinant protein expression and purification, protein determination, size-exclusion chromatography, enzyme kinetics, and database analysis. Offered every year in the spring semester. Prerequisites: BIOL 2001 and CHEM 3610; Corequisite: CHEM 3623.

CHEM 3623 Biochemistry II (3 sem. hours).

An introduction to the basic concepts and design of metabolism. Topics include the generation and storage of metabolic energy, control of gene expression, the application of biochemical principles to physiological processes, and biological membranes. A laboratory section is included in the course. Offered every year in the spring semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 3610. Corequisite: CHEM 3621.

CHEM 3700–3703 Undergraduate Research (1–4 sem. hours).

Library and laboratory research in special areas under the guidance of the instructor. Offered every year in the fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: by petitioning the instructor.

CHEM 3730 Environmental Chemistry (4 sem. hours).

An introduction to environmental chemistry as applied to aquatic, atmospheric, soil and hazardous waste systems. Topics include environ- mental chemical cycles, aquatic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, soil chemistry, environmental chemistry of hazardous wastes, and toxicology. Included in the integrated laboratory component is an overview of various environmental chemical analyses. Offered every year in the fall semester. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.

CHEM 3750–3753 Special Topics in Chemistry (1–4 sem. hours).

Special areas of study not regularly offered for an organized class of interested students. Offered occasionally.

CHEM 3800–3803 Independent Study (1–4 sem. hours).

Following the basic courses, this offering will permit a student to pursue advanced topics under the direction of the appropriate chemistry staff member. Offered occasionally.

CHEM 3850–3853 Internship (1–4 sem. hours).

Practical experience and training with selected research, educational, governmental, and business institutions. Credit/no credit grading only. Prerequisite: by petitioning the instructor. Offered occasionally.

CHEM 4900 Literature of Chemistry (4 sem. hours).

Processing and managing information from the chemical literature with oral and written presentations. History of chemistry and the proper use of chemical literature are included. Offered every year in the fall semester. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 2120 or CHEM 3410.

CHEM HI-HII Honors Project 1 and 2 (1–4 sem. hours).

Offered occasionally.