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. This course and CHEM 1211 fulfill Core 7 or 9. Corequisite: CHEM 1211.
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. This course and CHEM 1213 fulfill Core 7 or 9. Corequisite: CHEM 1213.
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. This course and CHEM 1221 fulfill Core 7 or 9. Prerequisite: CHEM 1213. Corequisite: CHEM 1221.
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. This course and CHEM 1223 fulfill Core 7 or 9. Prerequisite: CHEM 1211. Corequisite: CHEM 1223.
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 includingproduct structure determination, reaction mechanisms, kinetics, stereochemistry, and strategies of organic synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 1223. Corequisite: CHEM 2111.
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. Corequisite: CHEM 2110.
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. Prerequisite: CHEM 2110. Corequisite: CHEM 2121.
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. Corequisite: CHEM 2120.
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. Prerequisite: CHEM 1223. Corequisite: CHEM 2311.
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. Corequisite: CHEM 2310.
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. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.
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. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.
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. Prerequisites: CHEM 2310 and MATH 1220. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3410 or CHEM 3400.
3310 Principles of Chemical Separations (4 sem. hours). Techniques covered include crystallization, distillation, gas and liquid chromatography, counter-current chromatography, micellar chromatography, electrophoretic techniques, and field flow fractionation. This course will also examine general transport theory, formation and properties of Gaussian zones, diffusion, zone broadening, concepts of plate height, resolution, and peak capacity. A laboratory section is included in the course. Prerequisite: CHEM 2310. Offered occasionally.
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. Prerequisite: CHEM 3400 or CHEM 3410.
3400 Principles of Physical Chemistry (4 sem. hours). This is a noncalculus-based course designed for the general chemistry major and those pursuing careers in the health sciences. Topics covered include structure of matter, gas laws, properties of liquids and solutions, thermodynamics, equilibrium, chemical kinetics, catalysis, and properties of macromolecules. An integrated laboratory is included in the course. Prerequisite: CHEM 2310. Offered occasionally.
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. Prerequisites: MATH 1220, CHEM 2310, PHYS 1003 or PHYS 1203.
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. Prerequisites: CHEM 2310, MATH 1220, PHYS 1013.
3510 Chemometrics/Applied Statistics (4 sem. hours). This course integrates knowledge of chemistry with an understanding of mathematics, statistics, and information technology. Topics include statistical analysis of laboratory data, computational modeling of individual molecules, thermodynamic methods of estimating chemical properties, methods of predicting chemical activity of hypothetical compounds, pattern recognition in seemingly chaotic data, and organization and classification of chemical information. Prerequisites: CHEM 1223, CHEM 2110, MATH 3540; courses in physics and statistics are also recommended.
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. Prerequisites: CHEM 2120, BIOL 1003.
3620 Biochemistry II (4 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 3610.
3700–3703 Undergraduate Research (1–4 sem. hours). Library and laboratory research in special areas under the guidance of the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
3730 Environmental Chemistry (4 sem. hours). An introduction to environmental chemistry as applied to aquatic, atmospheric, soil and hazardous waste systems. Topics include environmental 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. Prerequisite: CHEM 2120.
3750–3753 Special Topics in Chemistry (1–4 sem. hours). Special areas of study not regularly offered for an organized class of interested students. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.
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.
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: permission of the instructor.
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. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 2120, CHEM 3320, CHEM 3410, or CHEM 3400.