Ithaca College

School of Humanities and Sciences

Chemistry Courses

CHEM-10100 Chemistry and Your Body NS LA 2a

A course designed for students who have chosen to major in areas other than science. An introduction to the basic ideas of chemistry, the nature and structure of chemical compounds, and the meaning of chemical symbols. An application of these ideas and understandings to the chemistry of the body, with specific discussion of food, drugs, cosmetics, and other health-related topics. Three hours of lecture and/or discussion per week. 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-10200 Contemporary Chemical Issues NS LA 2a

A description and discussion of new compounds and materials made by the chemical industry during the past 100 years that have properties superior to those of naturally occurring products. Many of these advances have significantly improved modern living; however, by-products of some of these advances have also decreased the overall quality of life. After an introduction to the language and symbols of chemistry, topics related to contemporary problems and examples follow some compounds from research curiosities to industrial products. Three hours of lecture and/or discussion per week. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-10500 Energy and the Environment NS LA 2a

Description and discussion of types and sources of natural resources with a special emphasis placed on energy resources. Background is presented in terms of simple chemical principles understandable to students with majors other than the sciences. Topics of societal concern include air pollution, acid rain, global warming, ozone depletion, and upcoming energy shortages. Viable solutions to these problems are discussed. Primarily for students majoring in areas other than science or physical therapy. Three hours of class meeting per week, including discussion, lecture, and quizzes. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-10600 Preparation for Principles of Chemistry NS LA

A review of topics generally found in high school chemistry and an introduction to the heuristic approach to the solution of chemical problems. This course is intended for students who feel the need for some formal preparation before taking CHEM-12100 Principles of Chemistry. Emphasis is placed on student participation. Three hours of recitation per week. Prerequisites: Math placement in group 3, 2, or 1, or C- or better in MATH-10000 or MATH-18000. Pass/fail only. 2 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-10800 Introduction to Technology NS LA 2a

A course for non-science students, with an emphasis on the applications rather than the theories of science. This course examines those technologies, primarily nuclear technology (civilian and military) and biotechnology, that will significantly affect our lives in the years to come. Three hours of lecture and/or discussion per week. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-11000 General Chemistry NS LA 2a

General chemistry for occupational therapy majors. Topics from inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry including the electronic structure of atoms, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds and biochemicals. Required for occupational therapy majors. Prerequisites: High school chemistry. 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-11100 Fundamentals of Chemistry NS LA 2a

General theories and principles of chemistry. Introduction to physical principles, combined with a systematic study of the periodic table. Intended for students in physical therapy and other allied health professions. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CHEM-10600. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-11200 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry NS LA 2a

Introduction to general theories and principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The naming and structure of organic compounds, reactivities of the various functional groups in both aliphatic and aromatic compounds, and an introduction to the organic chemistry of biologically important systems. Three hours of lecture per week, with a fourth hour scheduled for review session and exams. Prerequisites: CHEM-11100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-11300-CHEM-11400 Chemistry Laboratory NS LA 2a

Designed to complement the CHEM-11100-CHEM-11200 sequence. First-semester work is primarily in inorganic chemistry and qualitative analysis. Second-semester work deals with organic reactions. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-11100-CHEM-11200 (one may be taken concurrently). 1 credit. (CHEM-11300-F, CHEM-11400-S,Y)

CHEM-11700 Environmental Chemistry NS LA 2a

General principles of chemistry needed for the study of environmental science. Topics include mathematical methods, electronic structure of atoms, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. Required of environmental studies majors but open to nonmajors. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-11900 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory NS LA

Hands-on experience with modern analytical instruments that are frequently encountered in environmental assessments. The course prepares students to be technologically knowledgeable and authoritative in their future careers. Laboratory: Four hours. Prerequisites: CHEM-11700 (may be taken concurrently). 1 credit. (F,Y)

CHEM-12100 Principles of Chemistry NS LA 2a

Introduction to general theories and principles of chemistry stressing underlying correlations. Systematic study of the periodic table, with an emphasis placed on bonding and the quantitative relationships between the elements. Three hours of lecture and one recitation per week. Prerequisites: High school algebra and high school chemistry with minimum grade of C. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM -12100 and CHEM-12300. 4 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-12300 Principles of Chemistry-Enriched Section NS LA 2a

Introduction to general theories and principles of chemistry, stressing underlying correlations. Systematic study of the periodic table with an emphasis on bonding and the quantitative relationships among the elements. The course covers additional topics and examples of scientific interest not included in CHEM-12100. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM-12100 and CHEM-12300. Three hours of lecture and one recitation per week. Primarily intended for biochemistry and chemistry majors. Prerequisites: High school algebra and high school chemistry with minimum grade of C. 4 credits. (Y)

CHEM-12400 Experimental Chemistry I NS LA 2a

First semester of a five-semester modern laboratory sequence designed to cut across lines within the discipline. Quantitative analysis, inorganic synthesis, and modern instrumental techniques, such as ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrophotometry, are introduced. One lecture and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-12100 or CHEM-12300; CHEM-22100 (may be taken concurrently). 2 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-22100-CHEM-22200 Organic Chemistry NS LA

Study of the chemistry of carbon compounds, with an emphasis on both traditional and current concepts. Structure, nomenclature, preparation, reactions, and analysis of organic compounds are covered, using modern theories and reaction mechanisms as a unifying basis. The use of scientific and logical thought patterns is stressed in problem solving. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites for CHEM-22100: CHEM-12100 or CHEM-12300. Prerequisites for CHEM-22200: CHEM-22100. 3 credits. (CHEM-22100-S, CHEM-22200-F,Y)

CHEM-23200 Quantitative Chemistry NS LA

Foundation for advanced work in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and related subjects. Quantitative approach to chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM-22200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-22500 Experimental Chemistry II NS LA

Emphasis is placed on synthesis and qualitative analysis, using infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and various chromatographic techniques. One lecture and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-12400 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM-22200 (may be taken concurrently). 2 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-32400-CHEM-32500-CHEM-32600 Experimental
Chemistry III-IV-V NS LA

Completion of the unified sequence. Project-oriented experiments to deal with concepts normally found in instrumental-analysis physical, organic, and inorganic laboratory courses. Emphasis is placed on using synthetic techniques, modern analysis by instrumentation, and studies of the physical properties of chemical systems. One lecture and two laboratories per week. Prerequisites for CHEM-32400: CHEM-22500 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM-23200 (may be taken concurrently). Prerequisites for CHEM-32500: CHEM-32400 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM-34200 (may be taken concurrently). Prerequisites for CHEM-32600: CHEM-32400 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM-33100 (may be taken concurrently); CHEM-33200. 3 credits. (CHEM-32400-S, CHEM-32500-S, CHEM-32600-F,Y)

CHEM-33100 Physical Chemistry I NS LA

A theoretical interpretation of nature from the macroscopic viewpoint. Includes an introduction to thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM-23200; MATH-10800 or MATH-11200; PHYS-10200 or PHYS-11800. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-33200 Physical Chemistry II NS LA

A theoretical interpretation of nature from the microscopic viewpoint. Includes an introduction to the kinetic molecular theory of gases, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM-23200 (may be taken concurrently); MATH-11200; PHYS-11800. 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM-34200 Inorganic Chemistry NS LA

Theories of atomic structure and chemical bonding are applied systematically to the elements. Emphasis is placed on thermodynamic, kinetic, and structural considerations of inorganic systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-33100 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-35200 Computer Techniques for Scientists NS LA

An introduction to the ways scientists use computers without writing computer programs. Topics include numerical calculations, statistical analysis of data, information retrieval, and artificial intelligence. Prerequisites: Three courses in BIOL-xxxxx, CHEM-xxxxx, or PHYS-xxxxx; students should have written at least one program in a language such as BASIC or Pascal. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-35400 Polymer Chemistry NS LA

The synthesis, structure, and properties of polymers, with a special emphasis on practical applications in the chemical industry. Topics include sources of chemical raw materials, plastics, fibers, drugs, surface coatings, food chemicals, dyes, and pigments. Specific examples illustrate the scientific basis for the performance of familiar, everyday materials. Prerequisites: CHEM-22200. 3 credits. (Y)

CHEM-35600 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance NS LA

A study of nuclear magnetic resonance and its applications in organic and inorganic chemistry. Topics include basic theory, instrumentation, chemical shift, spin-spin coupling, non-first-order spectra, C-13 spectra, modern pulse FT techniques, and applications to organometallics and macromolecules. The course emphasizes spectral interpretation and practical applications, and includes experiments using multipulse techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM-22200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM-42100 Advanced Organic Chemistry NS LA

Detailed discussion of reaction mechanisms, isotope effects, linear free energy relationships, bonding theories, and advanced synthetic methods. Prerequisites: CHEM-22200; CHEM-33200. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-42200 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry NS LA

Chemistry of coordination compounds in light of modern theory. The electronic, magnetic, and spectral properties of transition metal complexes are considered, with the application of group theoretical techniques. Other topics include formation and stability of complex ions, mechanism of reactions of these ions, and complexes of transition metal ions of biological interest. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-34200. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-43200 Bio-Organic Chemistry NS LA

Covers the modern interface of chemistry and biology, as well as an examination of current developments in biotechnology. Topics include combinatorial chemistry and modern synthetic methods, protein engineering, innovative approaches to drug design, enzyme mimics, and in vitro evolution of functional biopolymers. Prerequisites: CHEM-32400. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-44200 Computational Chemistry NS LA

A solid understanding of the theoretical aspects of computational modeling and its utility and limitations in predicting electronic structures, molecular geometries , chemical dynamics, and chemical reactivity. In addition, the student will gain a hands-on, working knowledge of modern computational methods. Prerequisites: CHEM-32400; CHEM-33200. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-44400 Chemical Applications of Group Theory NS LA

The chemical applications of symmetry and group theory, with a special emphasis placed on chemical bonding and spectroscopy. The necessary mathematical underpinnings for this course, including vectors, matrix algebra, and group theory, are presented largely in terms of symmetry operations and related properties of molecules. Prerequisites: CHEM-34200 and CHEM-33100. 3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-45200 Instrumental Analysis NS LA

Familiarizes students with the principles and applications of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis through hands-on experience with a wide variety of instrumental techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM-32400; PHYS-10200 or PHYS-11800. 3 credits. (IRR).

CHEM-48700-CHEM-48800 Chemistry Seminar NS LA

Series of lectures dealing with current research topics in chemistry and biochemistry presented by the faculty, visitors, and students. Each student is required to present a talk during the semester. One meeting per week. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only. 1 credit. (CHEM-48700-F, CHEM-48800-S,Y)

CHEM-17100-CHEM-17200, CHEM-27100-CHEM-27200, CHEM-37100-CHEM-37200, CHEM-47100-CHEM-47200 Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry NLA

Qualified undergraduates are given opportunities to participate in the department's instructional program, serving as laboratory assistants and/or tutors. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only. 1 credit.

CHEM-18100-CHEM-18200, CHEM-28100-CHEM-28200, CHEM-38100-CHEM-38200, CHEM-48100-CHEM-48200 Selected Topics in Chemistry NS LA

Course content depends on interests of the students and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

CHEM-19100-CHEM-19200, CHEM-29100-CHEM-29200, CHEM-39100-CHEM-39200 Research in Chemistry NS LA

After consultation with the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, a research problem is undertaken under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Prerequisites: Permission of department. 1-3 credits.

CHEM-49100-CHEM-49200 Honors Research in Chemistry NS LA

After consultation with the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, a research problem is undertaken under the guidance of a faculty member. A written report on the results of the research is required. Prerequisites: Admission to chemistry honors program. 3-4 credits.