CHM: Chemistry Courses

College:Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering

Courses

CHM 1020   Concepts in Chemistry

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Introduces the non-scientist to current and critical issues in chemistry. Readings from popular science publications. Discussion on topics such as polymers, radioactivity, toxic chemicals, energy, etc. Registration for the corresponding lab is encouraged but not required. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

CHM 1020L   Concepts in Chemistry Lab

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020*

Introduction to laboratory safety, experimental techniques. Laboratory experiments on polymers, radioactivity, toxic chemicals, energy, etc. Material and supply fee will be assessed. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 1032   Fundamentals of General Chemistry

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

A one semester course presenting an introduction to the principles of general chemistry. Designed for students majoring in sciences other than biology and chemistry. Cannot be used to satisfy major requirements in chemistry or biology. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

CHM 1032L   Fundamentals of General Chemistry Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 1032*

Laboratory experiences illustrating the fundamental principles of CHM 1032. Students taking CHM 1032 concurrently are required to withdraw from CHM 1032L if they withdraw from CHM 1032. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

CHM 1905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

CHM 2045   General Chemistry I

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: MAC 1105 OR MAC 1140* OR MAC 2311*

Chemical and physical properties, relationship between observables and concepts and the development of a theoretical framework. Topics will include atomic and molecular structure, theories of bonding, properties of the elements and periodicity. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

CHM 2045L   General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2045*

Introduction to laboratory safety, experimental techniques, graphing of data, chemical reactivity and separations, calorimetry and volumetric analysis. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Students taking CHM 2045 concurrently are required to withdraw from CHM 2045L if they withdraw from CHM 2045. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 2046   General Chemistry II

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2045/L

Continuation of CHM 2045 with emphasis on chemical calculations and problem solving. Topics include thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics and an introduction to transition metal complexes. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses. Meets General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

CHM 2046L   General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046*

Experiments based on colligative properties, qualitative analysis, solution equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, radioactivity and synthesis. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Students taking CHM 2046 concurrently are required to withdraw from CHM 2046L if they withdraw from CHM 2046. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 2210   Organic Chemistry I

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046

Nomenclature, structure, fundamental reactions, mechanistic interpretation of reactions, and spectroscopy.

CHM 2210L   Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046L AND CHM 2210*

Introduction to laboratory techniques in Organic Chemistry. Isolation, purification, and synthesis. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Students taking CHM 2210 concurrently are required to withdraw from CHM 2210L if they withdraw from CHM 2210. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 2211   Organic Chemistry II

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210

Nucleophilic and electrophilic substitution reactions, additions, eliminations, redox and rearrangement reactions, carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, isoprenoids. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 2211L   Organic Chemistry II Lab

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2211*

Multistep synthesis, separation of mixtures, identification of unknown organic compounds by classical and spectroscopic techniques. Material and supply fee will be assessed. Students taking CHM 2211 concurrently are required to withdraw from CHM 2211L if they withdraw from CHM 2211. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 3120   Analytical Chemistry

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2045 AND CHM 2046

Fundamentals of quantitative chemical analysis; introduction to modern techniques. Material and supply fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. 8 sh of general chemistry required. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 3120L   Analytical Chemistry Lab

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2046L AND CHM 3120*
Co-requisite: CHM 3120

Fundamentals of quantitative chemical analysis; introduction to modern techniques. Material and Supply Fee will be assessed. 8 sh of general chemistry required. A grade of 'C-' or better is required in the prerequisite.

CHM 3230   Organic Chemistry III

3 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2210/L AND CHM 2211/L*

Focuses on spectroscopic techniques used to understand the structure of molecules, stereochemistry and stereoselective syntheses. While most examples will arise from organic chemistry, structures of selected organometallics and inorganic complexes will be discussed. Concepts of resonance and aromaticity are presented as they impact on the structure of molecules. Use of Molecular Mechanics calculations is introduced. 8 sh of organic chemistry required. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 3400C   Basic Physical Chemistry

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (CHM 2211/L AND MAC 2312) OR PHY 2054/L OR PHY 2048/L

A survey of the principles of Structure, Equilibrium, and Dynamics, applied to chemical systems. Includes experiments and other hands-on learning experiences.

CHM 3410   Physical Chemistry I

5 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2211 AND MAC 2312 AND PHY 2049/L*

Properties of gases, kinetic theory, chemical thermodynamics, heterogeneous equilibria, electrochemistry. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 3411   Physical Chemistry II

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 3410

Atomic, molecular structure, spectroscopy, introduction to quantum theory and statistical mechanics. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses.

CHM 3740L   Advanced Laboratory Techniques

2 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 2211L AND CHM 3230*

Experimental work including advanced laboratory techniques for the synthesis and purification of organic, organometallic and inorganic complexes. Training in the use of instrumentation (chromatographic techniques, NMR, GC / MS, IR, UV-Vis, ORD / CD, etc.) for the purification and characterization of these materials. Students will be introduced to the use of the chemical literature, as well as record keeping and report writing. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

CHM 3741L   Physical Chemistry Laboratory

2 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 3411* AND CHM 3740L

Experiments with emphases on equilibria, kinetics and spectroscopy. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

CHM 3801   Responsible Conduct of Research

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

A wide range of topics will be discussed, including (but not limited to) mentoring, authorship and peer review, ownership and professional standards of data of data collection, handling, and analysis, use of animals and humans in research, and conflict of interest.

CHM 3905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

CHM 3940   Chemistry Internship

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

Placement in an appropriate chemical company for the purposes of gaining some experience in the field. Faculty and agency personnel will supervise as the student participates in a wide range of services available in the setting. Goals and objectives will be planned by the student, instructor and agency supervisor. Reports will be required on a regular basis with a final report. Graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

CHM 4130   Instrumental Analysis

3 sh (may be repeated for up to 4 sh of credit)
Prerequisite: (CHM 3120) AND (CHM 3400C OR CHM 3411)

Physical chemical methods of chemical analysis. Required lab. Material and Supply Fee will be assessed for corresponding lab. A grade of "C-" or higher is required in prerequisite courses. Offered concurrently with CHM 5134; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

CHM 4130L   Instrumental Analysis lab

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: (CHM 3120) AND (CHM 3400C OR CHM 3411)
Co-requisite: CHM 4130

Corresponding lab for Instrumental Analysis lab.

CHM 4455   Introduction to Polymer Science

2 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ((CHM 2210/L AND CHM 2211/L)) AND (CHM 3400C OR CHM 3410)

Intended to introduce students to some of the major concepts Polymer Science: An Introduction to Macromolecules - Terms and Definitions; Structure and Bonding in Polymers; Step Growth Polymerization; Chain Growth Polymerization; Ionic Polymerization and Living Polymers; Copolymers; Chain Configurations, the Theta State and Chi Parameter; The Glass Transition Temperature; Biological Polymers; and Plastics Recycling.

CHM 4455L   Introduction to Polymer Science Laboratory

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: ((CHM 2210/L AND CHM 2211/L)) AND (CHM 3400C OR CHM 3410)
Co-requisite: CHM 4455

Laboratory to accompany CHM 4455. Will provide fundamental laboratory skills in polymer synthesis and analysis. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

CHM 4610L   Inorganic Synthesis

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 4611*

Modern techniques in the synthesis, separation, purification and characterization of inorganic compounds. Material and Supply fee will be assessed.

CHM 4611   Inorganic Chemistry

4 sh (may not be repeated for credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 3400C OR CHM 3411

The structure, reactivity, kinetics and reaction mechanisms of inorganic and organometallic compounds.

CHM 4905   Directed Study

1-12 sh (may be repeated indefinitely for credit)

CHM 4912   Undergraduate Chemistry Research

1-4 sh (may be repeated for up to 12 sh of credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 3400C OR CHM 3411

Undergraduate research is conducted with a faculty advisor or mentor. The student's research project is typically based on the faculty mentor's research interests. The mentor meets regularly with the student to make research plans, assess risks associated with the proposed research, and review results. The student is encouraged to take primary responsibility for the project and to make substantial input into its direction. A formal written report or thesis is required upon completion of the course. Permission is required.

CHM 4930   Seminar: Special Topics in Advanced Chemistry

3-4 sh (may be repeated for up to 12 sh of credit)
Prerequisite: CHM 3400C OR CHM 3411

Will focus on advanced topics in chemistry that will extend the knowledge learned in the core chemistry courses. Specific topic will vary depending on instructor. Offered concurrently with CHM 5932; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

CHM 4931   Seminars in Chemistry

1 sh (may not be repeated for credit)

The course will include seminars by visiting scientists, university faculty and students on current research in chemistry, as well as scientific literacy, professional ethics, hazard waste regulations, resume writing, and presentation skills.