School of Humanities and Sciences

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 10100 - Chemistry and Your Body 2A LA NS

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 2A LA NS
CHEM 10500 - Energy and the Environment 2A LA NS

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 LA NS

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 2A LA NS

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 2A LA NS

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 2A LA NS

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; math placement in group 3 or better. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM 11200 - Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 2A LA NS

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 - Chemistry Laboratory 2A LA NS

Designed to complement the CHEM 11100-11200 sequence. Focus is primarily in inorganic chemistry and qualitative analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 11100-11200 (one may be taken concurrently). 1 credit. (F, Y)

CHEM 11400 - Chemistry Laboratory 2A LA NS

Designed to complement the CHEM 11100-11200 sequence. Deals with organic reactions. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 11100-11200 (one may be taken concurrently). 1 credit. (S, Y)

CHEM 11700 - Environmental Chemistry 2A LA NS

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 LA NS

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. Prerequisite: CHEM 11700 (may be taken concurrently)Laboratory: Four hours. 1 credit. (F,Y)

CHEM 12000 - Topics in Chemistry and Biochemistry LA NS

Introduction to research projects and selected topics in chemistry and biochemistry. Natural science faculty in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics will present topics of interest on a rotating basis. Primarily intended for biochemistry and chemistry majors. One meeting per week. Pass/Fail only. 1 credit. (F,Y)

CHEM 12100 - Principles of Chemistry 2A LA NS

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 between the elements. Three hours of lecture (and one recitation) per week. Prerequisites: High school chemistry with minimum grade of C; math placement in group 3 or better. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 12100 and CHEM 12300. 4 credits. (Y)

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

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. 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. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 12000 and CHEM 12300. 4 credits. (Y)

CHEM 12400 - Experimental Chemistry I 2A LA NS

First semester of a five-semester modern laboratory sequence designed to cut across subdisciplinary lines. 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; and CHEM 22100 (may be taken concurrently). 2 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM 17100 - Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry NLA
CHEM 17200 - 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 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 18200 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS

Course content depends on interests of the registrants 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 - Research in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 19200 - Research in Chemistry LA NS

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

CHEM 22100 - Organic Chemistry LA NS

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: CHEM 12100. 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM 22200 - Organic Chemistry LA NS

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: CHEM 22100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM 22500 - Experimental Chemistry II LA NS

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 23200 - Quantitative Chemistry LA NS

Foundations 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 27100 - Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry NLA
CHEM 27200 - 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 28100 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 28200 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS

Course content depends on interests of the registrants 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 29100 - Research in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 29200 - Research in Chemistry LA NS

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

CHEM 32400 - Experimental Chemistry III LA NS

Part three 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: CHEM 22500 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM 23200 prior or concurrent.
3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM 32500 - Experimental Chemistry IV LA NS

Part four 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: CHEM 32400 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM 34200 (may be taken concurrently). 3 credits. (S,Y)

CHEM 32600 - Experimental Chemistry V LA NS

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: CHEM 32400 (with a grade of C- or better), CHEM 33100 (may be taken concurrently); CHEM 33200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM 33100 - Physical Chemistry I LA NS

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 LA NS

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 LA NS

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 35400 - Polymer Chemistry LA NS

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. (S,Y)

CHEM 35600 - Nuclear Magnetic Resonance LA NS

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 organo-metallics and macromolecules. The course emphasizes spectral interpretation and practical applications, and includes experiments using multi-pulse techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 22200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

CHEM 37100 - Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry NLA
CHEM 37200 - 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 38100 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 38200 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS

Course content depends on interests of the registrants 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 39100 - Research in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 39200 - Research in Chemistry LA NS

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

CHEM 42100 - Advanced Organic Chemistry LA NS

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

CHEM 42200 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry LA NS

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 44200 - Computational Chemistry LA NS

CHEM 44400 - Chemical Applications of Group Theory LA NS

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 LA NS

CHEM 47100 - Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry NLA
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 48100 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS
CHEM 48200 - Selected Topics in Chemistry LA NS

Course content depends on interests of the registrants 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 48700 - Chemistry Seminar LA NS

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. (F,Y)

CHEM 48800 - Chemistry Seminar LA NS

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. (S,Y)

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

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.