200

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