CHEM 103, EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY I, 1 credit.
This course provides a review of chemical concepts, mathematical operations, and laboratory exercises to accompany General Chemistry. Exercises will illustrate the determination of empirical formulas, limiting reactants, spectroscopy, inorganic nomenclature, titrations and other topics covered in general chemistry I. Students should enroll concurrently in CHEM 113.
CHEM 104, EXPERIMENTS IN GENERAL CHEMISTRY II, 1 credit.
A continuation of CHEM 103. Exercises will illustrate pH and buffers, acid-base reactions, kinetics, molar mass determinations, electrochemistry, inorganic chemical principles, and other topics covered in general chemistry II. Students should enroll concurrently in CHEM 114. Prerequisite: CHEM 113 and 103.
CHEM 113, GENERAL CHEMISTRY I, 3 credits.
Fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic theory, molecular concepts, stoichiometry, gas laws and elementary thermo-chemistry. This course requires a good background in mathematics. Students should enroll concurrently in CHEM 103 laboratory.
CHEM 114, GENERAL CHEMISTRY II, 3 credits.
Topics that will be covered include: chemistry of some elementary inorganic and organic substances, equilibria principles, solution chemistry, acid-base theories, pH, buffers, principles of kinetics and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 113, 103. Students should enroll in CHEM 104 concurrently with CHEM 114.
CHEM 203, EXPERIMENTS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I, 1 credit.
Experiments in organic laboratory techniques such as distillation, extraction, recrystallization, and chromatography. Preparation of representative organic compounds will be accomplished. Students should enroll concurrently in CHEM 233.
CHEM 204, EXPERIMENTAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II, 1 credit.
Laboratory work includes experiments in organic spectroscopy and multi-step syntheses. Designed for non-majors in chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 203 and 233. Students should enroll concurrently in CHEM 234.
CHEM 206, EXPERIMENTS IN ORGANIC AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 2 credits.
Laboratory experiments will include semi-routine multi-step preparations of compounds such as substituted aminonitriles, aminoamides, and heterocyclic compounds. There is frequent utilization of spectroscopic methods of analysis. Volumetric and gravimetric methods are utilized for quantitative analysis of unknown samples for such functions as sulfate, chloride, and oxalate. This course is primarily for chemistry majors, who take this course in lieu of the CHEM 204, concurrently with CHEM 234. Prerequisites: CHEM 233 and 233.
CHEM 233, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I, 3 credits.
A systematic study of the compounds of carbon, Emphasis is on basic principles of bonding, structure, and functional groups. Also included will be mechanisms of such reactions as nucleophilic substitutions and eliminations. Study of structural, geometric, and choral isomerism, as well as principles of spectroscopy such as infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance will be covered. Prerequisites: CHEM 114 and 104. Students should enroll concurrently in CHEM 203.
CHEM 234, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II, 3 credits.
This course is a continuation of CHEM 233. Topics include the chemistry of aromatic compounds: properties, reactions, and mechanisms. Also included are detailed studies of the chemistry of functional groups: their preparation, reactions and mechanisms. Other topics may include introductions to polymers, carbohydrates, amino acids, and other biomolecules. Prerequisites: CHEM 233 and 203. Students should enroll concurrently in either CHEM 204 or 206. CHEM 316, INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, 4 credits. Three hours of lecture and five hours of laboratory work each week. Recent theoretical advances and laboratory exercises are utilized to discuss topics, which include inorganic synthesis, bonding, stereochemistry, reactivity and descriptive chemistry of inorganic compounds of the main group and the transition elements. Prerequisite: CHEM 342.
CHEM 341, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I and LAB I, 4 credits.
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work each week. This course offers a formal introduction to equilibrium thermodynamics and its application to a number of problems that are of interest in chemistry. Examples include the (systematic) study of thermo-chemistry, phase changes, and "real" physicochemical systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 114, MATH 120.
CHEM 342, PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II and LAB II, 4 credits.
Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory work each week. A continuation of CHEM 341, this course emphasizes solutions chemistry. The Gibbs chemical potential is the basis for most discussions. Some attention is given to time dependent properties such as diffusion, viscosity of gases and of macromolecule systems, and the kinetics of chemical reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 341.
CHEM 355-356, SENIOR RESEARCH, 3 credits each semester.
Permits the student to conduct a minor research project, including the literature search, planning laboratory work, writing up the work in the form of an honors thesis, and presenting the work at Student Research Day or a regional/national meeting. Senior status recommended. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
CHEM 450, CHEMICAL LITERATURE, 1 credit. Study of the structure and use of chemical literature.
CHEM 457, HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF CHEMISTRY, 1 credit. Seminar and reading course for advanced students.
CHEM 470, ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 4 credits.
Two lectures and six laboratory hours each week. Extends laboratory instruction in classical quantitative analysis to include instrumental methods such as polarography, potentiometry, conductimetry, electrode position colorimetry, ion exchange, chromatography, spectrophotometry, and use of radioisotopes. Prerequisite: CHEM 342.