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Chemistry and Biochemistry :: CHEM

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P Prerequisite :: C Co-requisite :: R Recommended
I Fall Semester :: II Spring Semester :: S Summer Session/s

  • CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry 1 (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 107 or Level 4 on the mathematics placement examination. When followed by CHEM-C 102, satisfies programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 101, CHEM-C 105. CHEM-C 101 may be taken without credit in preparation for CHEM-C 105.

    Essential principles of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, properties and reactions of elements and compounds, stoichiometry, solutions, and acids and bases. For students who are not planning careers in the sciences and for those with no previous course work in chemistry.

    Usually taken concurrently with CHEM-C 121. Introduction to chemistry. The two sequences, CHEM-C 101-CHEM-C 121 and CHEM-C 102-CHEM-C 122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of CHEM-C 101-CHEM-C 121 and CHEM-C 102-CHEM-C 122 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken in preparation for CHEM-C 117-CHEM-C 127 by students with deficiencies in chemistry. Credit given for only one of CHEM-C 101-CHEM-C 121 or CHEM-C 103. I, II, S

  • CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry 2 (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 101 and CHEM-C 121 or one year of high school chemistry with a grade of C or higher; MATH-M 107 or Level 4 on the mathematics placement examination. CHEM-C 102 may not be substituted for CHEM-C 106 or CHEM-C 341. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 102, CHEM-C 106. Usually taken concurrently with C122. Continuation of C101. The chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions followed by an extensive introduction to biochemistry. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.) P: One year of high school chemistry or CHEM-C 101; MATH-M 107 or Level 4 on the mathematics placement examination; CHEM-C 125 concurrently. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 100, CHEM-C 101, CHEM-C 105. Basic principles, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, gases, solution, and topics in descriptive chemistry. I, II
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 105, CHEM-C 125. C: CHEM-C 126. CHEM-C 102 may not be substituted for CHEM-C 106 or CHEM-C 341. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 102, CHEM-C 106. Chemical equilibria with emphasis on acids, bases, solubility, electrochemistry, elementary thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry. II, S
  • CHEM-C 120 Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.) P: CHEM-N 190. C: CHEM-N 190. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 120, CHEM-C 121, CHEM-C 125. Illustration of chemical principles with applications to biology, the environment, and health. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.) P: CHEM-C 101. Laboratory component of CHEM-C 101. C: CHEM-C 101. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 120, CHEM-C 121, CHEM-C 125. Introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Emphasis is given to study of physical and chemical properties of inorganic compounds. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.) C: CHEM-C 105. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 120, CHEM-C 121, CHEM-C 125. Introduction to laboratory experimentation, with particular emphasis on the collection and use of experimental data, some properties of solutions, stoichiometry, and synthesis. I, II
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.) P: CHEM-C 125. C: CHEM-C 106. A continuation of C125 with emphasis on: equilibria; qualitative analysis; acids and bases; and oxidation reduction, including electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and synthesis. II, S
  • CHEM-C 208 Problems and Reports (1-3 cr.) P: One year in chemistry. Intended primarily for non-majors who would like to investigate a topic relating to chemistry and its applications. Laboratory, independent reading, and consultation with faculty adviser to be arranged. I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 301 Chemistry Seminar 1 (1 cr.) P: Senior standing. Independent study and reading with emphasis on basic chemistry and interdisciplinary applications. Oral and written research reports and discussions by students and faculty. II
  • CHEM-C 310 Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341, MATH-M 125 Lectures dealing with fundamental analytical processes including solution equilibria, theory and applications of electrochemistry and spectrophotometry. I (even years)
  • CHEM-C 335 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.) P: CHEM-C 430. C: CHEM-C 430. Laboratory component of CHEM-C 430. Preparation of inorganic and organometallic compounds illustrating special and advanced techniques, including characterization by modern physical methods. II (even years)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106, CHEM-C 126. Credit given for only one of the courses CHEM-C 341, CHEM-C 102. Chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature; qualitative theory of valence; structure and reactions. Syntheses and reactions of major classes of monofuncational compounds.  I
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2 (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341. Syntheses and reactions of polyfunctional compounds, natural and industrial products.  II
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341. C: CHEM-C 341. Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of organic chemistry, spectroscopy, and the use of general synthetic methods.  I
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 cr.) P: CHEM-C 343, CHEM-C 342. C: CHEM-C 342 Preparation, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; emphasis on modern research methods. II
  • CHEM-C 361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106, CHEM-C 126, MATH-M 216, PHYS-P 221, PHYS-P 222.

    Thermodynamics laws, free energy and chemical potentials, gases and dilute solutions, phase transitions, colligative properties, chemical equilibria, ionic solutions, chemical kinetics and transport processes, current topics. II (even years)

  • CHEM-C 362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules (4 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106, CHEM-C 126, MATH-M 216, PHYS-P 221, PHYS-P222. Quantum states and spectroscopy of molecules, statistical thermodynamics, and elementary kinetic theory, current topics. Credit given for only one of C362 or C360. II (odd years)
  • CHEM-C 409 Chemical Research (1-3 cr.) For outstanding students. Cannot be substituted for any chemistry course. Written research thesis is required (1-5 cr. each semester, 10 cr. maximum)) I, II, S
  • CHEM-C 410 Principles of Chemical Instrumentation (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 341, MATH-M 125. Theory and practice of modern analytical methods, including electro analytical techniques, quantitative spectrophotometry, magnetic methods, extraction and chromatography. I (odd years)
  • CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 361 or CHEM-C 362. C: CHEM-C 335. Structure and bonding of inorganic compounds; survey of chemistry of non-metal and metal elements, coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, mechanisms and reactions. II (odd years)
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism (3 cr.) P: BIOL-L 102, CHEM-C 342. Credit not given for both CHEM-C 484 and CHEM-C 483. Structure and function of cellular components and catabolism of glucose. Lecture and discussion. I
  • CHEM-C 485 Biosynthetic Pathways and Control of Metabolism (3 cr.) P: CHEM-C 483 or CHEM-C 484. Biosynthetic pathways, control of metabolism, and drug design. II
  • CHEM-C 486 Biological Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.) P: CHEM-C 483 or CHEM-C 484. C: CHEM-C 483 or CHEM-C 484. Laboratory experience in biochemistry, including biomolecule isolation, purification, enzyme kinetics, and biomolecule characterization by electrophoresis, centrifugation, spectroscopic methods; and chromatography. I
  • CHEM-N 190 The Natural World (3 cr.) Introduces students to the methods and logic of science, and helps them understand the importance of science to the development of civilization and the contemporary world. Provides a context within which to evaluate the important scientific and technological issues of modern society. Interdisciplinary elements. I, II, S
  • CHEM-N 390 The Natural World (3-5 cr.) P: CHEM-C 106. Explores an important scientific or technological issue in modern society.  Applies scientific methods and interdisciplinary perspectives in an examination of the subject.  Investigates the broader implications and ethical dimensions of scientific research and technological advancement. I
  • CHEM-Y 398 Professional Practice in Chemistry (1-6 cr.) P: Departmental approval. Designed to provide opportunities for students to receive credit for career-related, full-time work. Course credit may count as elective hours in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in chemistry majors. I, II, S

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