CHM 030 Introduction to Chemical Principles. 4 CreditsAn introduction to important topics in chemistry: atomic structure, properties of matter, chemical reactions, energy, structure and bonding in organic and inorganic compounds, chemical equilibrium. The course features a lecture tightly linked to a three hour studio experience that combines laboratory work and recitation.
CHM 031 Chemical Equilibria in Aqueous Systems. 4 CreditsA study of the theoretical basis and practical applications of equilibria in aqueous solutions, including acid-base, precipitation-solubility, metal-ligand, oxidation-reduction and distribution equilibria. Introduction to chemical thermodynamics, spectrophotometry, potentiometry and chromatography. The laboratory work emphasizes the qualitative and quantitative analysis of equilibria in aqueous media.
Prerequisites: (CHM 030 or CHM 040) and (MATH 021 or MATH 031 or MATH 051 or MATH 076)
CHM 040 Honors General Chemistry I. 4 CreditsA first-semester course in chemistry for students planning to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or other chemistry-related fields. Chemical and physical properties, structures, bonding concepts, and quantitative analysis. Laboratory includes synthesis, separation and analysis procedures; computer applications to chemistry.
CHM 041 Honors General Chemistry II. 4 CreditsContinuation of Honors General Chemistry I. Prerequisites: (CHM 040 or CHM 030) and (MATH 021 or MATH 031 or MATH 051)
CHM 110 Organic Chemistry I. 3 CreditsSystematic survey of the typical compounds of carbon, their classification, and general relations; study of synthetic reactions. Prerequisite: CHM 031 or CHM 041
CHM 111 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. 1 CreditPreparation of pure organic compounds. Modern techniques of characterization. Prerequisite: CHM 110 Can be taken concurrently with: CHM 110
CHM 112 Organic Chemistry II. 3 CreditsContinuation of Organic Chemistry I. Prerequisite: CHM 110
CHM 113 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. 1 CreditContinuation of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. Prerequisite: CHM 111 and CHM 112 Can be taken concurrently with: CHM 112
CHM 177 Introduction to Research. 1-2 CreditsFor advanced freshmen and sophomore chemistry majors. Consent of department chair required. Repeat Status: Course may be repeated
CHM 194 Physical Chemistry for Biological Sciences. 3 CreditsThe principles and applications of physical chemical concepts to systems of biological interest, including the gas laws, thermodynamics of metabolic reactions, colligative properties, electrochemical equilibria, reaction kinetics and enzyme catalysis, and transport of macromolecules and viruses. Prerequisites: (CHM 030 or CHM 040) and (CHM 031 or CHM 041)
CHM 201 Technical Writing. 2 CreditsPrincipal types of written communications used by professional chemists including informative abstracts, research proposals, progress reports, executive summaries for nonchemist decision makers and proper written experimental procedures, tables, schemes and figures. Prerequisite: Junior level standing in chemistry major
CHM 250 Special Topics. 1-4 CreditsSelected topics in chemistry. Repeat Status: Course may be repeated
CHM 300 Apprentice Teaching. 3 CreditRepeat Status: Course may be repeated
CHM 301 Chemistry Seminar. 1 CreditA course designed for seniors will involve the literature research of a topic of the student’s choosing followed by a 35 minute oral presentation to the class and professor. Prerequisite: Senior level standing
CHM 307 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 3 CreditsIntroduction to transition metal complexes; theories of bonding; kinetics and mechanisms of transition metal complex reactions; selected aspects of organometallic chemistry; bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 194 or CHM 341 Can be taken concurrently with: CHM 194 and CHM 341
CHM 332 Analytical Chemistry. 3 CreditsTheory and practice of chemical analysis. Principles of quantitative separations and determinations; theory and application of selected optical and electrical instruments in analytical chemistry; interpretation of numerical data, design of experiments, solute distribution in separation methods. Prerequisites: (CHM 031 or CHM 041) and CHM 110
CHM 334 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I. 3 CreditsExploration of synthetic methods and analysis techniques for inorganic and organic compounds. Determination of product structures and quantitative analysis using modern chemical analysis techniques, including NMR, GCMS, GC, HPLC, FTIR, and XPS. Prerequisites: CHM 110, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 113 and CHM 332 Can be taken concurrently with: CHM 332
CHM 335 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory II. 3 CreditsContent related to Advanced Chemistry Laboratory I. Prerequisite: CHM 334
CHM 336 Clinical Chemistry. 3 CreditsApplications of analytical chemistry to clinical problems. Discussion of methods in common use and the biochemicalmedical significance of the results. Prerequisites: CHM 112 or CHM 332
CHM 337 Crystallography and Diffraction. 3 CreditsIntroduction to crystal symmetry, point groups, and space groups. Emphasis on materials characterization by Xray diffraction and electron diffraction. Specific topics include crystallographic notation, stereographic projections, orientation of single crystals, textures, phase identification, quantitative analysis, stress measurement, electron diffraction, ring and spot patterns, convergent beam electron diffraction (CBED), and space group determination. Applications in mineralogy, metallurgy, ceramics, microelectronics, polymers, and catalysts. Lectures and laboratory work. Prerequisite: MAT 203 or EES 131 (Prerequisite may be waived if student has senior level standing in chemistry)
CHM 341 Molecular Structure, Bonding and Dynamics. 3 CreditsNature of chemical bonding as related to structure and properties of molecules and extended systems. Quantum chemistry of atoms and molecules applied to chemical transformations and spectroscopic transitions. Symmetry analysis and selections rules. Interpretation of electronic, vibrational and rotational spectra. Prerequisites: (CHM 031 or CHM 041) and (PHY 011 or PHY 013) and (MATH 022 or MATH 032 or MATH 096)
CHM 342 Thermodynamics and Kinetics. 3 CreditsDevelopment of the principles of classical and statistical thermodynamics and their application to chemical systems. In classical thermodynamics emphasis will be on systems in which composition is of major concern: solutions, chemical and phase equilibria. Kinetic theory of gases; chemical reaction kinetics; chemical reaction dynamics. Prerequisites: (CHM 031 or CHM 041) and (PHY 013 or PHY 021) and (MATH 022 or MATH 023)
CHM 343 Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 CreditsLaboratory studies that illustrate and extend the various fields of study in experimental physical chemistry as discussed in CHM 341 and CHM 342. This course fulfills the junior year writing intensive course requirement in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Prerequisites: (CHM 194 or CHE 210) or (CHM 341 and CHM 342)
Can be taken concurrently with: CHM 342