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Chemistry (CHM)

Chairperson: Professor Euler

100 Chemistry of Our Environment (3)

Elementary chemistry for nonscience majors, emphasizing chemical aspects of the human environment. Chemistry of the biosphere, pollution, and aspects of industrial chemistry. (Lec. 3) (N)

101 General Chemistry Lecture I (3)

Fundamental chemical concepts and principles. Topics include states of matter, stoichiometry, reactivity, atomic structure, thermochemisry, bonding, molecular structure, and solutions. Not open to students with credit in 103 or 191. (N)

102 Laboratory for Chemistry 101 (1)

Experimental applications of chemical concepts and reactivity emphasizing safety and technique. Experiments follow the content of 101. Pre: credit or concurrent registration in 101.

103 Introductory Chemistry Lecture (3)

One-semester general chemistry course designed for students whose curriculums require the one-semester organic chemistry course, 124. (Lec. 3) Not open to students with credit in 101 or 191. (N)

105 Laboratory for Chemistry 103 (1)

Fits course content of 103. (Lab. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 103.

112 General Chemistry Lecture II (3)

Chemical kinetics, equilibrium, elementary thermodynamics, and electrochemistry integrated with descriptive chemistry and practical applications. Pre: 101 with a grade of C- or better. (N)

114 Laboratory for Chemistry 112 (1)

Experiments follow the content of 112. Pre: 102, credit or concurrent enrollment in 112.

124 Introduction to Organic Chemistry (3)

Elementary principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on aliphatic compounds, especially those of physiological significance such as amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and waxes. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101 with grade of C- or better or 103 with grade of C- or better. Not open to chemistry or chemical engineering majors.

126 Laboratory for Chemistry 124 (1)

Introduction to chemistry procedures, with emphasis on properties of substances of physiological significance. (Lab. 3) Pre: 102 or 105, credit or concurrent enrollment in 124. Not open to chemistry or chemical engineering majors.

191 General Chemistry (5)

Atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, bonding, and states of matter. Laboratory experiments illustrate basic procedures, concepts, and principles. (Lec. 4, Lab. 3) Pre: chemistry major. Not open to students with credit in 101.

192 General Chemistry (5)

Continuation of 191. Principles of kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamic integrated with descriptive chemistry and qualitative analysis. Laboratory experiments parallel lecture topics. (Lec. 4, Lab. 3) Pre: chemistry major, 101and 102 with grade of C- or better or 191 with grade of C- or better. Not open to students with credit in 112.

212 Quantitative Analysis (4)

Principles of gravimetric and volumetric analysis with detailed attention to solution of stoichiometric problems. Laboratory analysis of representative substances by gravimetric or volumetric procedures. (Lec. 3, Lab. 3) Pre: 112 and 114 with grade of C- or better or 192 with grade of C- or better.

226 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Common techniques and typical preparative methods in both aliphatic and aromatic series. (Lab. 6) Pre: 114, credit or concurrent enrollment in 228. Not open to students with credit in 229 or 230.

227 Organic Chemistry Lecture I (3)

General principles and theories with emphasis on classification, nomenclature, methods of preparation, and characteristic reactions of organic compounds in aliphatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: 112 with grade of C- or better or 192 with grade of C- or better.

228 Organic Chemistry Lecture II (3)

Continuation of 227 with emphasis on the aromatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: 227 with grade of C- or better.

229 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Common techniques and typical preparative methods in aliphatic series. (Lab. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 227.

230 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Continuation of 229 with emphasis on the aromatic series. (Lab. 3) Pre: 229 or equivalent and credit or concurrent enrollment in 228. Only for students requiring a second credit of organic laboratory.

291 Organic Chemistry (3)

Development of principles and theory through an examination of structure, nomenclature, and reactions of organic compounds. (Lec. 3) Pre: 192 with grade of C- or better, chemistry major. Not open to students with credit in 227.

292 Organic Chemistry (5)

Continuation of 291 with extension to several additional families of compounds. (Lec. 3, Lab. 6) Pre: 291 with grade of C- or better, chemistry major. Not open to students with credit in 228.

335 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2)

Physical chemical properties of gases, liquids, and solutions; electrochemical cells; phase diagrams of binary and ternary systems; and chemical kinetics. Designed for chemistry majors. (Lab. 4) Pre: 431. May be taken concurrently with 431.

353 Undergraduate Research (1-12)

Methods of approach to a research problem. Literature, laboratory work, and a report of an original problem or problems. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

354 Undergraduate Research in Forensic Chemistry (1-12)

Methods of approach to a research problem in forensic chemistry. Literature, laboratory work, and a report of an original problem or problems. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

391 Forensic Science Overview (1)

A seminar/discussion group designed to introduce students to the areas and issues in forensic science. Students seeking a forensic science minor should attend this weekly seminar two semesters. (Lec. 1) May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

392 (or FOS 392) Introduction to Criminalistics /(3)

A class designed to introduce students to the basic areas and issues in forensic science in criminalistics. It is required for students seeking a forensic science minor. (Lec. 3) May not be repeated for credit. May not be taken in the same semester as 391.

401 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Principles of inorganic chemistry broadly related to structure and reactivity. Many-electron atoms bonding theories, acid-base concepts, coordination chemistry, reaction mechanisms. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432.

402 Physical Inorganic Laboratory (2)

Synthesis of inorganic compounds emphasizing inert atmosphere and vacuum line techniques; characterization by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. (Lab. 6) Pre: 401.

412 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3)

Theory and application of optical and electrical instruments to solution of chemical problems: flame photometry; emission spectroscopy; ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrophotometry; colorimetry; turbidimetry; nephelometry; fluorometry; potentiometry; voltametric titration methods. (Lec. 3) Pre: 228 and credit or concurrent enrollment in 432.

414 Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory (2)

Applications of instrumental methods to the solution of problems in analytical chemistry. (Lab. 6) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 412.

425 Advanced Organic Laboratory (2)

Techniques in organic chemical research, including handling air sensitive chemicals, flash chromatography, and instrumental methods of structure determination. Separation of mixtures and identification of components by infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies. (Lab. 6) Pre: 292 or 226 and 228 and credit or concurrent enrollment in 427.

427 Intermediate Organic Chemistry (3)

Intermediate organic chemistry with emphasis on organic reaction mechanism, stereochemistry, spectroscopic characterization, and newer synthetic methods. (Lec. 3) Pre: 226 and 228 with grade of C- or better or 292 with grade of C- or better.

431 Physical Chemistry I (3)

Gas laws, laws of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibria, and electrochemistry. (Lec. 3) Pre: 112 and 114 with grade of C- or better or 192 with grade of C- or better and MTH 142 with grade of C- or better and PHY 112 or 204. May be taken for graduate credit by graduate students whose undergraduate programs do not require physical chemistry.

432 Physical Chemistry II (3)

Atomic theory, quantum chemistry, bonding, molecular interactions, chemical kinetics, kinetic theory, and spectroscopy. (Lec. 3) Pre: 431 with a grade of C- or better. May be taken for graduate credit by graduate students whose undergraduate programs do not require physical chemistry.

441 The Chemistry of Biological Systems (3)

Chemical biology, molecular aspects of biological structures, equilibria, energetics, reactions, and metabolism. (Lec. 3) Pre: 228, 432.

492 Seminar in Chemistry (1)

Preparation and presentation of papers on selected topics in chemistry. Required of seniors in chemistry. (Seminar) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 432. Not for graduate credit.

501 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3)

Systematic analysis of bonding schemes and structural aspects of molecular systems encountered in inorganic chemistry. Special emphasis on electron density distributions, physical methods of analysis, and practical applications of quantum mechanics. (Lec. 3) Pre: 401.

502 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (3)

Modern inorganic chemistry approached from experimental, theoretical, and descriptive points of view. Includes electronic structure and bonding in coordination chemistry, topology, thermodynamics of complex formation, mechanisms, lanthanides, and actinides. (Lec. 3) Pre: 401 or equivalent.

511 Advanced Analytical Chemistry I (3)

Complex Equilibria and Electrochemistry: Topics include solution theory; acid-base, precipitation and complexation reactions; redox chemistry, amperometry, voltammetry, specialized electrodes and electrochemical sensors. Statistical treatment of data. (Lec. 3) Pre: 412 or permission of instructor.

512 Advanced Analytical Chemistry II (3)

Fundamentals of chromatographic and electrophoretic separations and major spectroscopic techniques. Basic theory, instrumentation, advantages, limitations, and applications of these techniques as well as new instrumental developments are discussed. (Lec. 3) Pre: 412 and MTH 243.

519 Theoretical Concepts in NMR (3)

The physical concepts of NMR phenomena are presented, beginning with signals generated in the probe, carried through the spectrometer console, into the computer, and finally represented as a spectrum. (Lec. 3) Pre: 292, PHY 112, and MTH 141, or equivalents, or permission of instructor.

520 Interpretation of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional NMR Spectra (3)

Uses of chemical shifts and coupling constants are presented for interpreting one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) proton and carbon spectra. Includes relaxation time measurements, decoupling, and simple 2D interpretation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 292, PHY 112, and MTH 141, or equivalents, or CHM 519 or permission of instructor.

521 Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3)

Emphasis on the structures, reactivities, and syntheses of organic molecules. (Lec. 3) Pre: 226 and 228 or equivalent.

522 Advanced Organic Chemistry II (3)

Advanced fundamental organic chemistry including mechanism, synthesis, organometallics, bio-organic, organic materials, and/or molecular recognition. (Lec. 3) Pre: 427 or 521 or equivalent.

531 Advanced Physical Chemistry I (3)

Principles and applications of chemical thermodynamics and chemical statistical thermodynamics. Includes the three laws of thermodynamics, statistical distributions, statistical thermodynamic ensembles and fluctuations. Applications to ideal gases and crystals, real fluid, and chemical equilibrium. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.

532 Advanced Physical Chemistry II (3)

Principles and applications of quantum chemistry. Includes the formal development of quantum theory and applications to electronic structure as well as other problems of chemical interest. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.

551 Nonthesis Master’s Research (3)

Research on original problem for fulfillment of research requirement of nonthesis master’s degree. Literature survey, laboratory work, and detailed report required. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

552 Nonthesis Master’s Research (2-3)

Research on original problem for fulfillment of research requirement of nonthesis master’s degree. Literature survey, laboratory work, and detailed report required. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

599 Master’s Thesis Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. A minimum of 6 credits is required of students who have chosen the thesis option for the master’s degree. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

618 Theory of Separations (3)

In-depth presentation of theory of separation processes. Emphasis on methods development, advanced topics, and current advances using gas and liquid chromatography. (Lec. 3) Pre: 511 or permission of instructor.

621 Advanced Topics in Physical Organic Chemistry (3)

Mechanistic aspects of organic chemistry: molecular orbital theory, thermal and photochemical cycloadditions and rearrangements. Consideration of carbenes, nitrenes, and free radicals. Evaluation of steric, stereoelectronic, and secondary orbital effects. (Lec. 3) Pre: 521 and 522 or permission of instructor.

642, 643, 644 Graduate Seminar (1 each)

Results of detailed literature surveys are presented orally and in writing. Required for candidates for advanced degrees in chemistry. (Seminar) S/U credit.

691 Special Topics (1-3)

Covers special research topics of interest. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.


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