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CHEM 1111
Survey of Chemistry Laboratory

Co-requisite: CHEM 1113.

An introduction to laboratory experiences in chemistry.

$10 laboratory fee

CHEM 1113
A Survey of Chemistry

Prerequisite: A score of 19 or above on the mathematics section of the ACTE exam, or completion of MATH 0903, Intermediate Algebra, with a grade of C or better.

Co-requisite: CHEM 1111

A survey of selected topics in chemistry for life science majors. A brief introduction to fundamental concepts, atomic structure, chemical bonding, and periodic law as applied in the life sciences and allied areas.

May not be taken for credit after completion of CHEM 2124 or 2134.

CHEM 2111
Environmental Seminar

Cross-listed: BIOL 2111, GEOL 2111

(See CHEM 4111).

CHEM 2124
General Chemistry I

Prerequisites: Score of 21 or higher on the math portion of the ACTE; or MATH 1113 or equivalent; or a "C" or better in CHEM 1114; or approval of the instructor.

The first of a two semester sequence designed for science and engineering majors. Topics include qualitative and quantitative, applied and theoretical analyses of the interactions of matter; atoms, molecules, ions, the mole concept, chemical equations, gases, solutions, intermolecular forces, thermochemistry, quantum theory, periodic law, ionic and covalent bonding, molecular geometry.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $20 laboratory fee.

CHEM 2134
General Chemistry II

Prerequisite: Completion of CHEM 2124 or equivalent.

A continuation of CHEM 2124, encompassing chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid/base systems, atmospheric chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry and nuclear chemistry.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 2201, 3301
Chemistry Seminar

(See CHEM 4401).

CHEM 2204
Organic Physiological Chemistry

Offered: Spring

Prerequisites: CHEM 1114 or CHEM 2124.

For students who desire only one semester of organic/physiologic chemistry, such as wildlife biology and various allied health programs. A brief introduction to organic and physiological chemistry. The structures, reactions and biological aspects of organic compounds will be stressed.

Note: Will not be counted for chemistry credit toward the ACS approved BS in chemistry.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 lab fee.

CHEM 2991, 2992, 2993, 3991, 3992, 3993
Special Problems in Chemistry

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

One to three credits, depending on the nature and extent of the problem. This course is designed to encourage creative, independent scientific activity on the part of advanced students. Problems will be designed to fit the future aspirations of individual students and will be supervised by a faculty mentor.

CHEM 3111
Environmental Seminar

Cross-listed: BIOL 3111, GEOL 3111

(See CHEM 4111).

CHEM 3245
Quantitative Analysis

Offered: Spring

Prerequisite: CHEM 2134

This is a lab intensive course, that focuses on a variety of experimental techniques that enable the chemist to characterize and quantify many types of samples.

Lecture three hours, laboratory six hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 3254
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 2134

An introduction to the chemistry of covalently bonded carbon. Special emphasis will be given to descriptive and structural aspects of Organic Chemistry.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 3264
Mechanistic Organic Chemistry

Offered: Spring

Prerequisite: Completion of CHEM 3254 or equivalent.

A continuation of CHEM 3254 with special emphasis on theory and mechanisms of organic reactions.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 3313
Environmental Chemistry

Offered: Spring

Prerequisite: Chemistry 3254

An examination of the chemistry of the environment including the origins, natural processes, and anthropogenic influences.

CHEM 3324
Physical Chemistry I

Offered: Fall

Prerequisites: CHEM 3245, PHYS 2024, or 2124, MATH 2924

Upper division chemistry course designed for chemistry, physical science, and engineering majors desiring a deeper understanding of the physical and mathematical processes of chemistry. Course content includes ideal and non- ideal gases, laws of thermodynamics, enthalpy, heat capacity, free energy, Maxwell's relations, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemical equilibria, fugacities, activity coefficients, mixtures, colligative properties, surfaces.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 3334
Physical Chemistry II

Offered: Spring

Prerequisite: CHEM 3324.

Continuation of CHEM 3324 (Physical Chemistry I). Upper division chemistry course designed for chemistry, physical science and engineering majors desiring a deeper understanding of the physical and mathematical processes of chemistry. Course content includes chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms, molecular collisions, transition state theory, quantum mechanics, electronic structure of atoms and diatomic molecules, molecular spectroscopy, solid-state chemistry.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 3344
Principles of Biochemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 3264 and BIOL 1014 or 1114

The chemistry of metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Basic concepts of the biochemistry of DNA, vitamins, enzymes, biological oxidations, and bioenergetics with introduction to biochemical laboratory techniques.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee.

CHEM 3353
Fundamentals of Toxicology

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: CHEM 3254

An introduction to the science of poisons. Toxicological principles studied include structures, dose/response relationships, metabolism, mechanism of action, and gross effects of chemicals.

CHEM 3363
Metabolic Biochemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 3343

The study of metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids, and the study of biological information flow in organisms. Metabolic pathways and genetic informational flow in plants and animals will be addressed.

CHEM 3423
Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 2134

Basic descriptive inorganic chemistry dealing in a systematic way with the elements and the structures, properties and reactions of their inorganic compounds. Topics range from coordination chemistry to organometallic chemistry to bioinorganic chemistry.

CHEM 4111
Environmental Seminar

Cross-listed: BIOL 4111, GEOL 4111

Offered: Spring

A seminar for students pursuing the environmental option of chemistry, biology, or geology and other students interested in environmental sciences.

CHEM 4401
Chemistry Seminar

Offered: Spring

Participants will prepare written reviews, present oral reports, and defend their reports. Emphasis will be on the use of the library and current chemical research.

CHEM 4414
Instrumental Analysis

Offered: Fall

Prerequisite: CHEM 3245

This course is designed for chemistry majors. It will focus on the understanding of the instrumental methods used in analytical chemistry. A variety of spectrometric, chromatographic, and electrometric techniques will be covered in the lecture and laboratory.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $20 laboratory fee.

CHEM 4422
Advanced Organic Chemistry

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: CHEM 3264

An expansion and/or continuation of theoretical topics addressed in CHEM 3264.

CHEM 4424
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Offered Spring

Prerequisite: CHEM 3423

CHEM 4424 is a senior level inorganic chemistry course. The course gives an overview of some of the many advanced areas of study in inorganic chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, acid-base chemistry, symmetry and group theory, coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. $10 laboratory fee

CHEM 4432, 4433, 4434
Advanced Topics in Chemistry

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Various advanced topics in any specialty area of chemistry, e.g., polymers, coordination chemistry, and nuclear chemistry.

CHEM 4951, 4952, 4953, 4954
Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

Offered: On demand

Prerequisite: Departmental approval

Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.

CHEM 4991, 4992, 4993, 4994
Special Problems in Chemistry

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

One to four credits, depending on the nature and extent of the problem. This course is designed to encourage creative, independent scientific activity on the part of advanced students. Problems will be designed to fit the future aspirations of individual students and will be supervised by a faculty mentor.

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