Description of Courses
CHM CHEMISTRY (School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences)
102. Introduction to Chemistry - 3-2-4
The molecular science and its relationships to everyday life in the modern scientific and technological world. Credit not allowed toward a major or minor in any of the science areas.
108. General Chemistry I - 3-3-4
Principles and theories of chemistry; atomic and molecular structure, the nature of gases, liquids and solid states; chemical reactions; and stoichiometry.
109. General Chemistry II - 3-3-4
Continuation of general chemistry; topics include thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base theory, electrochemistry and coordination chemistry. PR: CHM 108.
221. Organic Chemistry I - 3-3-4
Fundamental organic chemistry with emphasis on molecular structure and reaction mechanisms; chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes and halogenated hydrocarbons. PR: CHM 108.
222. Organic Chemistry II - 3-3-4
Continuation of organic chemistry; spectroscopic methods, aromatic chemistry, alcohols, chemistry of carbonyl-containing functions, amines and phenols with an introduction to glycerides, carbohydrates and peptides. PR: CHM 221.
250. Environmental Chemistry - 3-3-4
Introduction to the chemistry and the influences of human activity on the environment including sources of pollution, reactions in the environment and effects and fates of chemicals in water, air and soil. Credit not allowed toward a major or minor in chemistry. Suitable for general education requirement in science. PR: CHM 108 or CI.
315WI. Analytical Chemistry - 3-3-4
Principles of analytical chemistry including sampling, treatment of data, wet methods of analysis and instrumental techniques. Applications of equilibrium and electrochemistry to chemical analysis. Laboratory experiments using gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, absorption spectrophotometry, conductance, chromatography and elect roche misty. PR: CHM 109.
324. Organic Structure Analysis - 2-3-3
Focus on the background and application of modern chromatography and spectroscopy as tools to aid in the isolation and identification of organic unknowns. Emphasis placed upon interpretation of spectroscopic results. PR: CHM 109 and 222.
331WI. Physical Chemistry: Foundations - 3-3-4
Gas laws; the three laws of thermodynamics including applications to chemical equilibrium and equilibrium electrochemistry; the quantum mechanical atom; and chemical kinetics. PR: CHM109, a year of physics and MAT201; MAT 203 helpful.
332. Physical Chemistry: Applications - 3-3-4
Applications of the laws of thermodynamics to substances, solutions, and heterogeneous systems; quantum mechanics of molecules; chemical bonding; symmetry; molecular spectroscopy; and statistical thermodynamics. PR: CHM 331.
341. Biochemistry I - 3-3-4
Introduction to the chemistry of life, providing a general overview of biomolecular structure and function with emphasis on proteins/enzymes, lipids and membranes, and an introduction to metabolism. PR: CHM 109 and 222.
342. Biochemistry II - 3-3-4
Continuation of biochemistry with a focus on metabolism and the transfer of information from DNA to RNA to protein. PR: CHM 341.
375WI. Medicinal Chemistry - 3-2-4
Investigation of natural and synthetic medicines with attention to their fate in a living organism; topics including absorption, distribution and elimination of drugs, dose-response and time-response relationship of drugs and the relationship between chemical structure and biological activity. Examination of the biochemistry of several diseases to learn different ways that chemicals can be used to interfere with the course of a disease. The laboratory component will involve an introduction to computational chemistry and its applications to drug analysis including drug/receptor interactions, and the introduction of QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationships) theory. PR: CHM 109 and 222.
405WI. Inorganic Chemistry - 3-3-4
Theoretical and descriptive inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry. Examines molecular structure and other properties of crystals, coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds. Topics include the roles of metal complexes as acids and bases, in oxidation-reduction reactions, and in biochemical systems. Laboratory in which main group and transition metal compounds are synthesized and studied. PR: CHM 331.
411. Instrumental Analysis - 3-3-4
Theory and application of modern instrumental methods of qualitative and quantitative analytical chemistry. PR: CHM 222, 315 and 332.
421. Advanced Organic Chemistry - 3-3-4
Advanced topics in organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms, reaction intermediates and synthetic methods. Fundamentals of computational chemistry are included. PR: CHM 324 and 332.
443WI. Advanced Biochemistry - 3-0-3
In-depth study of selected topics in biochemistry that build upon information presented in Biochemistry II. PR: CHM 342.
451. Senior Thesis - 0-6-2
Design, execution and reporting of a laboratory investigation in chemistry. PR: CHM 332, SS and CI.
490. Seminar - 1-0-1
Current literature and/or research reports by students, faculty and visiting speakers. PR: SS and chemistry major.
496. Academic Internship - 3 to 10 hours
Problem-oriented experiences on specific academic projects relating to the individual student's program of study, planned in consultation with the student's advisor. PR: See general provisions for academic internships in this catalog.
498. Directed Study - 0-3-1 to 0-9-3
Directed investigation of a topic outside the scope of existing courses; laboratory and conferences as required; results presented in a formal report. May be repeated any number of times but only four hours may be applied toward a chemistry major or minor. PR: JS or SS and approval of school dean.