CHM - Chemistry Course Descriptions

CHM 105 Pollution of the Environment

Considers the problems of a technical society: air pollution, water pollution, greenhouse effect, acid rain, radon contamination, and ozone shield depletion. The fundamental chemistry and physics necessary for understanding these problems will be presented on a level appropriate for the non-science major.

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CHM 110 Chemistry with Biological and Medical Applications

Provides foundational chemical concepts particularly pertinent to students pursuing careers in nursing and in middle childhood education. Topics include matter, measurements, atoms, bonds, moles, solids/liquids/gases, solutions, reactions, acids/bases/salts, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work reinforces and applies lecture material and includes computer-based data acquisition and analysis. Three lecture and one 3-hour laboratory periods per week.

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Corequisites

For pre nursing and middle childhood education students: CHM 115

CHM 111 General Chemistry I

Provides science majors, pre-engineering students, and education majors seeking adolescent/young adult licensure with a comprehensive study of matter, its interactions, and its transformations. This is the first course of a two-course sequence covering the most fundamental concepts and theories of chemistry. Topics covered in this course are measurement and uncertainty, properties and classification of matter, atomic structure, the periodic table and periodic properties of the elements, molecular structure, ionic and covalent bonding, properties of gases, and basic chemical calculations. Three lecture periods per week.

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Corequisites

Co-requisite for science majors and for pre-engineering and pre-professional students: CHM 116

CHM 112 General Chemistry II

Is the second course of a two-course sequence covering the most fundamental concepts and theories of chemistry. Topics include aqueous solutions, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 111

CHM 114 Introductory Physiological Chemistry

Offers a survey of organic chemistry followed by an introduction to biochemistry within the context of human physiology. Topics include saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, alcohols, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. This course is essential for students in the allied health fields, who require a background in the chemistry of the human body. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 110 & CHM 115 or CHM 111 & CHM 116

Corequisites

For pre-nursing majors: CHM 118

CHM 115 Chemistry with Biological and Medical Applications Laboratory

Reinforces and applies CHM 110 lecture material and includes computer-based data acquisition and analysis. One 3-hour laboratory period per week.

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Corequisites

CHM 110

CHM 116 General Chemistry Laboratory I

Provides a hands-on exploration of the theories and laws studied in CHM 111, with an emphasis on the scientific method. One 3-hour laboratory period per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 111 (may be taken concurrently)

CHM 117 General Chemistry Laboratory II

Provides a hands-on exploration of the theories and laws studied in CHM 112, with an emphasis on the scientific method. One 3-hour laboratory period per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 112 (may be taken concurrently), CHM 116

CHM 118 Introductory Physiological Chemistry Laboratory

Reinforces and applies CHM 114 lecture material and includes computer-based data acquisition. One 3-hour laboratory period per week.

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Corequisites

CHM 114

CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I

Provides science majors and pre-professional students with a foundational study of organic chemistry. This is the first course of a two-course series covering the most fundamental concepts, reactions, and mechanisms involved in the understanding and practice of organic chemistry. Topics include alkanes, alkenes, aromatics, structure, properties, nomenclature, conformations, isomers, stereo- chemistry, chirality, resonance, reactions, polymerizations, synthesis, carbocations, radicals, mechanisms, thermodynamics, and spectroscopic techniques. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 112

CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II

Is the second course of a two-course sequence covering the most fundamental concepts, reactions, and mechanisms involved in the understanding and practice of organic chemistry. Topics include conjugation, alkadienes, organometallics, alcohols, phenols, thiols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, aldehydes, ketones, enols, enolates, carboxylic acids and derivatives, esters, ester enolates, amines, and biochemically important organic molecules. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 203

CHM 205 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Provides practical applications, in the form of experiments, of many of the most important concepts taught in the corresponding lecture course. Experiments include physical properties, spectroscopy, acid-base chemistry, addition and elimination reactions, chiral resolutions, and electrophilic aromatic substitutions. One 4-hour laboratory per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 116, CHM 203 (may be taken concurrently)

CHM 206 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Provides practical applications, in the form of experiments, of many of the most important concepts taught in the corresponding lecture course. Experiments include reductions, oxidations, qualitative tests, Grignard, aldol, and Michael reactions, Fischer esterification multi-step synthesis, and original design chemistry. One 4-hour laboratory per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 204 (may be taken concurrently), CHM 205

CHM 225 Quantitative Analysis

Introduces statistical methods as applied to laboratory data; explores theoretical and practical aspects of volumetric and gravimetric analytical procedures; and concludes with an overview of electrochemical, spectrometric, and chromatographic instrumental methods. Laboratory work develops students' skills in these areas and includes using a transducer interfaced to a computer for data acquisition and analysis. A knowledge of these theories and methods is essential to the application of chemistry in many fields. Two lecture and two 3-hour laboratory periods per week.

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Prerequisites

MTH 161; CHM 204

CHM 321 Physical Chemistry I

Provides a mathematical treatment of chemical laws and theories, including quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 204; MTH 265; PHY 111 or PHY 220

Corequisites

CHM 324- CHM 325

CHM 322 Physical Chemistry II

Provides a mathematical treatment of chemical laws and theories, including thermodynamics, kinetics, kinetic molecular theory, and the chemistry of solutions and surfaces. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 204; MTH 265; PHY 113 or PHY 222

Corequisites

CHM 324- CHM 325

CHM 324 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

Exercises complement and reinforce the concepts covered in CHM 321. A significant part of the course involves the writing of journal-style laboratory reports. One 4-hour laboratory period per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 321 (may be taken concurrently); CHM 206; PHY 112 or PHY 221

CHM 325 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Exercises complement and reinforce the concepts covered in CHM 322. A significant part of the course involves the writing of journal-style laboratory reports. One 4-hour laboratory period per week.

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Prerequisites

CHM 322 (may be taken concurrently); CHM 206; PHY 114 or PHY 223

CHM 400 Internship

Is a work-experience opportunity with the purpose of expanding education by applying accumulated knowledge in chemistry. The availability of internships is limited to upper-level students, normally juniors and seniors with a 2.5 quality point average. Students are approved individually by the academic department. A contract can be obtained from the Career Planning and Services Office in Starvaggi Hall. Internships count as general electives.

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Prerequisites

Chemistry senior standing and permission of the department chair. Internships must be preapproved.

CHM 412 Instrumental Analysis

Delves into the theoretical and practical aspects of chromatographic, electrochemical, and spectrometric methods of analysis. Statistics and computer applications are also included. Two lecture and two laboratory periods per week.

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Prerequisites

Departmental permission

CHM 413 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I

Uses modern atomic and molecular theories to understand the chemistry of all the elements of the universe. Quantum mechanics and group theory are used to probe the secrets of magnetism and color of the d and f elements.

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Prerequisites

CHM 204 or departmental permission

CHM 414 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II

Continues the study of inorganic chemistry by focusing on main group chemistry, transition metals, lanthanides, actinides, and organometallic chemistry.

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Prerequisites

CHM 204 or departmental permission

CHM 431 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Investigates an understanding of the reactions of organic compounds via a study of the structure of these compounds and the mechanisms of the reactions they undergo. Three lecture periods per week.

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Prerequisites

Departmental permission

CHM 434 Chemistry Thesis

Requires the preparation of a scholarly treatise on an assigned topic in chemistry. The topic is typically the research project of CHM 437.

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CHM 437 Special Problems in Chemistry

Provides the student with the opportunity to pursue a research project. Students will choose a research project that is of special interest to them, then conduct laboratory experiments of their own design after consultation with the chemistry faculty.

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Prerequisites

CHM 321- CHM 322