Chemistry - CHM

CHM 104 Energy, Environment, and Society 3 Credits

Designed to provide a better understanding of energy and our environment, including man's interaction with his environment and the consequences facing society today.

Fulfills College Core: Field 6 (Natural Sciences), Global Awareness

Offered: every fall.

CHM 109 General Chemistry I with Review - Part I 3 Credits

General Chemistry I for science majors, Part I. This course reviews some mathematical concepts, emphasizes dimensional analysis, inorganic nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, basic chemical reactions, and thermochemistry. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Fulfills College Core: Field 6 (Natural Sciences)

Offered: every fall.

CHM 110 General Chemistry I with Review - Part II 3 Credits

General Chemistry I for science majors, Part II, three lectures, one laboratory, and one recitation per week. This course emphasizes atomic and molecular structure, periodic properties, gas laws, and states of matter. The CHM 109 and CHM 110 sequence is equivalent to CHM 111 and a free elective. Students completing the CHM 109 and CHM 110 sequence are eligible to take CHM 112.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in CHM 109. Corequisite: CHM 111L.

Offered: every spring.

CHM 111 General Chemistry I 3 Credits

General Chemistry I for science majors. Inorganic nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, basic chemical reactions, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular structure, periodic properties, gas laws, and states of matter. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Corequisite: CHM 111L.

Fulfills College Core: Field 6 (Natural Sciences)

Offered: every fall.

CHM 111L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 Credit

Covers techniques of measurements, decantation, and filtration; use of a data acquisition system with temperature probe, pressure sensor, and spectrophotometer; analysis of data and developing a conclusion based on data trends. One three-hour lab per week.

Corequisite: CHM 110 or CHM 111.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 112 General Chemistry II 3 Credits

General Chemistry II for science majors. Properties of solutions (including colligative properties), kinetics, chemical equilibrium concepts, calculations involving acid/base and precipitation equilibria, thermodynamics (second and third law), electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and chemistry of the environment. A minimum grade of C in CHM 112 is required for all chemistry and biochemistry majors. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in either CHM 110 or CHM 111. Corequisite: CHM 112L.

Fulfills College Core: Field 6 (Natural Sciences)

Offered: every spring.

CHM 112L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credit

Builds on techniques developed in CHM 111L and covers solution dilution, titration, pipetting, and use of a pH electrode and current probe. One three-hour lab per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in CHM 111L. Corequisite: CHM 112.

Offered: every spring.

CHM 227 Organic Chemistry I 3 Credits

Fundamental treatment of organic chemistry. Bonding, structure, nomenclature, and stereochemistry of organic functional groups. Mechanisms and reactivity in substitution and elimination reactions. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in either CHM 110 or CHM 111. Corequisite: CHM 227L.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 227L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1 Credit

One four-hour lab per week. Techniques for synthesis, separation, purification, and analysis of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in CHM 111L. Corequisite: CHM 227.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 228 Organic Chemistry II 3 Credits

Continuation of organic chemistry. Chemistry and reaction mechanisms of unsaturated compounds, and oxygen and nitrogen-containing functional groups. Introduction to the organic chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids and peptides. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in CHM 227. Corequisite: CHM 228L.

Offered: every spring.

CHM 228L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credit

One four hour lab per week. Expands on techniques for synthesis, separation, purification, and analysis of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in CHM 227L. Corequisite: CHM 228.

Offered: every spring.

CHM 230 Analytical Chemistry 3 Credits

Principles and methodology of modern analytical chemistry presented with particular emphasis on statistical error analysis, titrations, solution equilibrium, and potentiometry. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in CHM 112. Corequisite: CHM 230L.

Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

CHM 230L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

One four-hour lab per week. Fundamental techniques of quantitative analysis including titrations in multiple reaction paradigms, potentiometry, absorption spectrometry, and separation technologies.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in CHM 112L. Corequisite: CHM 230.

Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

CHM 232 Environmental Analytical Chemistry 3 Credits

Environmental applications of analytical chemistry. Sampling techniques and statistical analysis of data. Soil chemistry, aquatic chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. Trace analysis with electroanalytical, liquid and gas chromatography, atomic absorption spectroscopy and ion selective electrodes. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 112. Corequisite: CHM 232L.

Offered: anticipated spring 2023.

CHM 232L Environmental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

One four-hour lab per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 112L. Corequisite: CHM 232.

Offered: anticipated spring 2023.

CHM 244 Inorganic Chemistry 3 Credits

Electronic configuration of atoms, periodic classification of the elements, nature of chemical bonding, symmetry and application of group theory to molecular orbitals, structures and thermodynamics of solids, bonding in metals and semiconductors, acid/base concepts, electrochemistry, isomerism, bonding, reactions and spectroscopy of coordination compounds, and other aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in CHM 112.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 301 Fundamental Physical Chemistry 3 Credits

Fundamental topics in thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum chemistry. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in CHM 112, successful completion of MAT 111 or MAT 110, and a year of physics (PHY 201 & PHY 202 or PHY 223 & PHY 224).

Offered: every fall.

CHM 301L Fundamental Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

Selected experiments demonstrating principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. One four-hour lab per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in CHM 230L & C in CHM 301 (or cuncurrent registration in CHM 301).

Fulfills College Core: Advanced Writing-Intensive

Offered: fall of even-numbered years.

CHM 302 Modern Physical Chemistry 3 Credits

Introduction to quantum chemistry with applications to the structure of atoms and molecules. Molecular spectroscopy. Three lectures and one recitation per week.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in CHM 112, CHM 244, successful completion of MAT 111 or MAT 110, MAT 112, a year of physics (PHY 201 & PHY 202 or PHY 223 & PHY 224).

Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

CHM 302L Modern Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

Selected spectroscopy experiments with applications to molecular structure. One four-hour lab per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 302 (or concurrent registration in CHM 302) & minimum grade of C in CHM 230L, CHM 301L, CHM 334L or CHM 430L.

Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

CHM 334 Spectrometric Analysis 3 Credits

Spectrometric methods for the elucidation of chemical structures. Includes nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, ultraviolet and mass spectrometry. Emphasis on organic compounds. Three lectures per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 228.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 334L Spectrometric Analysis Lab 1 Credit

One four-hour lab per week. Nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, ultraviolet and mass spectrometry of organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHM 228L.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 344 Metal Ions in Biological Systems 3 Credits

Chemical processes in biological systems, which include participation of metal ions, are covered. The course begins with the principles of coordination chemistry and structural biochemistry. The rest of the course is organized according to the functions performed by the metal centers: gene expression and signal transduction, digestion, bioenergetics and electron transfer, oxygen transport, liver functions and anticancer drugs.

Prerequisite: CHM 228.

Offered: occasionally.

CHM 381 Scientific Literature and Communication 1 Credit

First of three student-faculty seminars for majors. Introduces scientific literature, technical writing and oral communication in chemistry and allied fields.

Prerequisite: CHM 228 & junior standing.

Offered: every fall.

CHM 420 Materials Chemistry 3 Credits

A survey of topics and applications in modern materials chemistry including solid state materials, semiconductors, polymers, nanomaterials, and introductions to mechanical properties, device fabrication, and structure-activity relationships.

Prerequisite: CHM 228 & CHM 244 (or concurrent registration in CHM 244). Corequisite: CHM 420L.

Offered: anticipated spring 2023.

CHM 420L Materials Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

This laboratory develops concepts introduced in the lecture component of Materials Chemistry, CHM420, including solid-state structure, mechanical properties, semiconductors, polymers, and nanomaterials. The lab meets for four hours per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 228L (may be taken concurrently). Corequisite: CHM 420.

Offered: anticipated spring 2023.

CHM 430 Instrumental Analytical Chemistry 3 Credits

Advanced instrumental methods of analysis including spectroscopy, chromatography and various electrochemical techniques. Three lectures per week.

Prerequisite: CHM 112 & CHM 228 (or concurrent registration in CHM 228).

Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

CHM 430L Instrumental Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

One four-hour lab per week. Atomic absorption spectroscopy, chromatography and various electrochemical techniques

Prerequisite: CHM 112L & CHM 228L (or concurrent registration in CHM 228L). Corequisite: CHM 430.

Offered: spring of odd-numbered years.

CHM 450 Research in Chemistry 3 Credits

Independent research under the direction of the chemistry faculty. Students are required to spend 9 hours per week conducting research. CHM 450 may be taken in place of a chemistry elective without lab. Research and consultation times to be arranged after approval of department chair.

Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

Offered: fall & spring.

CHM 451 Research in Chemistry 4 Credits

Independent research under the direction of the chemistry faculty. Students are required to spend 12 hours per week conducting research. CHM 451 may be taken in place of a chemistry elective with lab. Research and consultation times to be arranged after approval of department chair.

Prerequisite: permission of department chair.

Offered: fall & spring.

CHM 455 Medicinal Chemistry 3 Credits

Chemical principles are used to explain the interaction of drugs with biological targets. Strategies used in the design and development of medicines are discussed.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C- in both CHM 228 & BCH 301.

Offered: spring of even-numbered years.

CHM 480 Communicating Concepts in Chemistry 1 Credit

Second of three student-faculty seminars for majors. Students give a 25-minute presentation on an advanced coursework topic. Emphasis is placed on the process and the mechanics of constructing a scientific talk.

Prerequisite: CHM 228, CHM 381, & junior standing.

Offered: every spring.

CHM 481 Communicating Research Literature 1 Credit

Third of three student-faculty seminars for majors. Students give a 45-minute presentation on a scientific work from the chemical literature. Emphasis is placed on constructing a narrative and gaining a working understanding of the scientific issues in the presented paper.

Prerequisite: CHM 228, CHM 381, & junior standing.

Fulfills College Core: Oral Communication

Offered: every fall.

CHM 490 Chemistry Internship 3 Credits

Internships in chemical or biochemical industry under the direction of company and faculty supervisors.

Prerequisite: permission of department chair & associate dean.

Offered: fall & spring.

CHM 499 Independent Study 3-4 Credits

Independent study under the direction of the chemistry faculty. Independent studies require an application and approval by the associate dean.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, department chair, & associate dean.

Offered: fall & spring.