CHM - CHEMISTRY

CHM-100 Introduction to Chemistry

This course is designed to give non-science majors awareness and an understanding of the fundamental concepts of modern chemistry. Topics covered include measurement, atomic theory, chemical bonding, the periodic table, chemical reactions, and stoichiometry. The course includes a writing and communications requirement that relates the topics covered to a broad historical, social, and cultural context. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-011

CHM-102 Chemistry in Context

This course is a student-centered approach for non-science majors to learn fundamental chemistry and its linkage to consumer issues, public policy, business and international affairs. Core topics taught include chemistry terminology, formulas, reactions, scientific measurements, shapes of molecules, chemical toxicity, green chemistry, consumer chemistry and energy sources. Laboratory activities emphasize fundamental concepts and measurements. Use of scientific and governmental Web sites, papers, presentations and discussion groups draw on students' major fields of study. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-011

CHM-112 College Chemistry

This course is a survey of the fundamentals of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Topics taught in inorganic chemistry include atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, nomenclature, gas laws, and acid-base buffers. The structure and function of the major classes of organic compounds are studied. Topics in biochemistry covered include proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and enzymes. The course includes a writing and communications requirement that relates the topics covered to a broad historical, social, and cultural context. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

MAT-011; minimum grade C

CHM-140 General Chemistry I

This course is a study of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry. Topics covered include units of measurement, dimensional analysis, stoichiometry, aqueous reactions, thermochemistry, electronic structure of the atom, periodicity, chemical bonding, molecular geometry and properties of gases. >General Education Course. lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHM-100

Corequisites

CHM-141

CHM-141 General Chemistry - Lab

This course is designed to familiarize the student with chemical laboratory techniques through problem solving experiments. It complements material covered in CHM-140. Written lab reports are required. >General Education Course. Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

1

Corequisites

CHM-140

CHM-212 Organic and Biochemistry [Spring Only]

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the principles of Organic Chemistry and of Biochemistry. The study of Organic Chemistry will emphasize a functional group approach. Topics studied will include hydrocarbons, alcohols, carbonyl compounds, and amines. Topics taught in Biochemistry will include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, bioenergetics, enzymes, and biosynthetic pathways. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

[CHM-140 or CHM-112], MAT-011

CHM-240 General Chemistry II

This is the second course of a two-semester sequence of general chemistry. Topics covered include intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. >General Education Course. Lecture [3.00]. 1

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CHM-140; MAT-160; minimum grade C

Corequisites

CHM-241

CHM-241 General Chemistry II - Lab

This course is a continuation of CHM-141, with greater emphasis on more sophisticated experiments and equipment. It complements the material covered in CHM-240. Written lab reports are required. >General Education Course. Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

CHM-140, CHM-141; minimum grade C

Corequisites

CHM-240

CHM-260 Organic Chemistry I

This course is a study of the fundamental classes of organic compounds, with emphasis on the relationship of structure and reactivity. Electronic theory, energy relationships, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms are used to explain reactivity. Molecular modeling is emphasized, particularly with respect to electrostatic potential maps. Practical applications, including syntheses, are studied and carried out in the laboratory. Instrumentation such as UV, IR, NMR, HPLC, and GC/MS are routinely used as qualitative and quantitative tools. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHM-240, CHM-241

CHM-262 Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHM-260 and includes the study of aromatic and organometallic compounds, spectroscopy, and the chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Topics presented include the theoretical basis for molecular reactivity, molecular modeling, determination of structure with emphasis on spectroscopic methods, mechanisms of chemical reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. The microscale laboratory emphasizes preparation, purification, and identification of organic compounds. Analysis by IR, GC, GC/MS, NMR, and UV/VIS are integral to experiments. Lecture [3.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Prerequisites

CHM-260