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Ithaca College Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2003

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    Chemistry Courses

304-10100 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)

304-10200 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)

304-10500 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)

304-10600 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 304-12100 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 313-10000 or 313-18000. Pass/fail only. 2 credits. (S,Y)

304-10800 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)

304-11000 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)

304-11100 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 304-10600. 3 credits. (F,Y)

304-11200 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: 304-11100 or equivalent. 3 credits. (S,Y)

304-11300, 304-11400 Chemistry Laboratory   NS LA 2a

     Designed to complement the 304-11100, 304-11200 sequence. First-semester work is based primarily on inorganic chemistry and qualitative analysis. Second-semester work deals with organic reactions. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 304-11100 and 304-11200, prior or concurrent. 1 credit. (304-11300-F, 304-11400-S,Y)

304-11700 Environmental Chemistry I   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)

304-11800 Environmental Chemistry II   NS LA 2a

     General principles of chemistry needed for the study of environmental science. Topics include polymers; mechanisms of organic reactions; and nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds and biochemicals. Required of environmental studies majors but open to nonmajors. Prerequisites: 304-11700. 3 credits. (S,Y)

304-12100, 304-12200 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, as well as molecular spectroscopy, kinetics, and thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture (and one recitation in 304-12100) per week. Prerequisites for 304-12100: High school algebra and high school chemistry with minimum grade of C or 304-10600. Prerequisites for 304-12200: 304-12100. 304-12100, 4 credits; 304-12200, 3 credits. (304-12100-F, 304-12200-S,Y)

304-12300, 304-12600 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, as well as molecular spectroscopy, kinetics, and thermodynamics. The course covers additional topics and examples of scientific interest not included in 304-12100 and 304-12200. Three hours of lecture (and one recitation in 304-12300) per week. Primarily intended for biochemistry and chemistry majors. Prerequisites for 304-12300: High school algebra and high school chemistry with minimum grade of C. Prerequisites for 304-12600: 304-12300. 304-12300, 4 credits; 304-12600, 3 credits. (304-12300-F, 304-12600-S,Y)

304-12400 Experimental Chemistry I   NS LA 2a

    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: 304-12100 or 304-12300; and 304-12200 or 304-12600 prior or concurrent. 2 credits. (S,Y)

304-22100, 304-22200 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 304-22100: 304-12200 or 304-12600. Prerequisites for 304-22200: 304-22100. 3 credits. (304-22100-F, 304-22200-S,Y)

304-22500 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: 304-12400 (with a grade of C- or better); 304-22100, prior or concurrent. 2 credits. (F,Y)

304-32400, 304-32500, 304-32600 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 304-32400: 304-22500 (with a grade of C- or better); 304-22200, prior or concurrent. Prerequisites for 304-32500: 304-32400 (with a grade of C- or better); 304-34200, prior or concurrent. Prerequisites for 304-32600: 304-32400 (with a grade of C- or better), 304-33100, prior or concurrent; 304-33200. 3 credits. (304-32400-S, 304-32500-S, 304-32600-F,Y)

304-33100 Physical Chemistry I   NS LA

     A theoretical interpretation of nature from the macroscopic viewpoint. Includes an introduction to thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: 304-12200 or 304-12600; 313-10800 or 313-11200; 315-10200 or 315-11800. 3 credits. (F,Y)

304-33200 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: 304-12200 or 304-12600; 313-11200; 315-11800. 3 credits. (S,Y)

304-34200 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: 304-33100 or concurrent registration in 304-33100. 3 credits. (F,Y)

304-35200 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 303-xxxxx, 304-xxxxx, or 315-xxxxx. Students should have written at least one program in a language such as BASIC or Pascal. 3 credits. (IRR)

304-35400 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: 304-22200. 3 credits. (S,Y)

304-35600 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 organo-metallics and macromolecules. The course emphasizes spectral interpretation and practical applications, and includes experiments using multi-pulse techniques. Prerequisites: 304-22200. 3 credits. (F,Y)

304-42100 Advanced Organic Chemistry   NS LA

     Detailed discussion of reaction mechanisms, isotope effects, linear free energy relationships, bonding theories, and advanced synthetic methods. Prerequisites: 304-22200 and 304-33200. 3 credits. (IRR)

304-42200 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: 304-34200. 3 credits. (IRR)

304-44400 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: 304-34200 and 304-33100. 3 credits. (IRR)

304-48700, 304-48800 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. (304-48700-F, 304-48800-S,Y)

304-17100, 304-17200, 304-27100, 304-27200, 304-37100, 304-37200, 304-47100, 304-47200 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.

304-18100, 304-18200, 304-28100, 304-28200, 304-38100, 304-38200, 304-48100, 304-48200 Selected Topics in Chemistry   NS LA

     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)

304-19100, 304-19200, 304-29100, 304-29200, 304-39100, 304-39200 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.

304-49100, 304-49200 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.

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