Chemistry

Faculty

Chair: John Bloom, Ph.D.
Professors: Bloom, Chen, Silzel
Associate Professors: Yee
Assistant Professors: Chang, Johnson, Lu, Pichaj
Instructor: Baggett

Courses

Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 100 - The Chemistry of Everyday LifeCredits 3

The basic principles of chemistry for the non-science major. Uses the materials of modern society as a theme for exploring the properties and structure of matter as well as the methods and consequences of transforming natural resources to consumer products. Note(s): Approved for General Education Science credit.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 105 - General Chemistry ICredits 4

Principles and theories of the structure and properties of matter including stoichiometry, atomic theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, states of matter, gas laws and solutions.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 092, CHEM 104, or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

CHEM 106 - General Chemistry IICredits 4

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Subjects include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, solubility, acidity, electrochemistry, coordination complexes and various special topics.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory; one hour recitation, weekly.
Note(s): A minimum grade of a "C-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 301 or 320.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Prerequisites: CHEM 105.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

CHEM 107 - Introduction to ChemistryCredits 3

This is an introductory course which provides an overview of chemistry and prepares students for their required chemistry courses in majors like nursing, kinesiology, biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering. Topics include scientific units and measurements, the nature and states of matter, atomic theory, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, and chemical interactions. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, weekly.
Note(s): Approved for General Education Science credit. This course does not count towards the degree requirements in majors which need additional chemistry courses. Required for students who did not pass the Chemistry Placement Exam, optional for all others. A minimum of a "B-" is required to subsequently register in CHEM 105 or CHEM 120.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 110 - Chemistry TopicsCredits 1-4

Various topics in introductory chemistry.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 120 - Principles of Organic and BiochemistryCredits 4

Chemical bonding, structure, properties and reactivity applied to organic and biochemical compounds. Includes basic metabolic processes with application to medicine and health.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; one hour recitation; three hours laboratory, weekly.
Note(s): Meets the Nursing requirement in Chemistry. This course is also required for some Kinesiology and Physical Education programs. Approved for General Education Science credit.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Prerequisites: Passing score on Chemistry Placement Exam; or CHEM 104, CHEM 105 or CHEM 107 with at least a "B-".
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $70.

CHEM 301 - Organic Chemistry ICredits 3

The first semester of the traditional yearlong course in organic chemistry. Structure, properties and reactivity of carbon-containing compounds with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. An introduction to the major functional groups and the instrumental methods for structure determination: IR, NMR, and MS.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106 with a grade of "C-" or better.
Corequisites: CHEM 311.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 302 - Organic Chemistry IICredits 3

Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Continued work with more complicated reactions and mechanisms. An introduction to computer-based drawing and searching tools. The last third of the course is devoted to the structure and properties of major biochemical substances.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 301.
Corequisites: CHEM 312.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 311 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry ICredit 1

Basic laboratory techniques for the synthesis, isolation, purification and analysis of organic compounds including the major chromatographic methods, TLC, GC, LC.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $130.

CHEM 312 - Laboratory in Organic Chemistry IICredit 1

Continuation of the laboratory methods in organic chemistry including the major structural determination and analysis tools of NMR, IR, HPLC, UV/Vis.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Corequisites: CHEM 302.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $130.

CHEM 321 - Basic Organic and BiochemistryCredits 3

Covers the basic nomenclature, structure, properties and reactivity of organic compounds and biomolecules such as carbohydrates, proteins and nucleic acids. Includes radical reactions and other topics essential to environmental and biochemical studies. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture weekly.
Note(s): This is a one semester terminal course and thus does not serve as a prerequisite for CHEM 302 or BIOS/CHEM 411. May not fulfill the requirement for medical school or other related health professions. Fulfills the requirement for environmental science and human biology majors.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106 with a grade of "C-" or better.
Corequisites: CHEM 322.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 322 - Basic Organic and Biochemistry LabCredit 1

Lab techniques and experiments related to the Basic Organic and Biochemistry lecture course.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106 with a grade of "C-" or better.
Corequisites: CHEM 321.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $100.

CHEM 332 - Environmental ChemistryCredits 4

Quantitative introduction to the chemistry of the atmosphere and air pollution, energy and climate, toxic organic compounds, water pollution and purification, soil chemistry and waste disposal.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory, weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Prerequisites: CHEM 302 or 320; or 321 and 322.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

CHEM 350 - Analytical ChemistryCredits 5

Covers classical chemical methods of analysis such as titrimetry and gravimetry along with various instrumental methods including electrochemistry, spectroscopy and chromatography.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; six hours laboratory, weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Prerequisites: CHEM 301.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

CHEM 352 - Fundamentals of Material ScienceCredits 3

Introduction to the structure-property relationships of engineering and natural materials including metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Examines the strength of materials, strengthening mechanisms, diffusion, phase transformations, heat treatment and microstructure control. Considers how materials are selected for design of a product.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: PHSC 112 or 233; CHEM 105 and MATH 105.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 360 - Inorganic ChemistryCredits 3

Covering the chemistry of the entire periodic table, the course begins with atomic theory and then introduces symmetry and group theory before looking in depth at chemical bonding and acid-base chemistry, the chemistry and properties of solids, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, and nanomaterials.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 302 with a grade of "C-" or better; MATH 105.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 380 - Introduction to Physical ChemistryCredits 3

Course introduces thermodynamics, kinetic and quantum mechanic principles underlying molecular properties and chemical reactivity with specific application to biological systems. Macromolecular behavior and spectroscopic tools are included.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106, MATH 105; PHSC 112 or 233.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 402 - Physical Chemistry ICredits 3

Molecular energetics: the thermodynamic principles underlying energy changes in chemical systems and governing chemical reactions. Energetics of solutions, electrochemical cells, phase changes, and chemical equilibria are discussed. Quantum mechanics is introduced, including solutions to the time-independent Schrodinger equation, multi-electron systems, and polyatomic molecules.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 106, MATH 106; PHSC 112 or 233.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 405 - Physical Chemistry IICredits 4

Building upon the thermodynamic and quantum mechanical foundation of Physical Chemistry I, this course applies quantum mechanics to Hartree-Fock theory and electronic, vibrational, and nuclear spectroscopies. Quantum effects are used to explain the origins of bulk material properties, the behavior of ensembles of molecules, diffusion, kinetics, and complex reaction systems.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory, weekly.
Grade Mode: A, N.
Prerequisites: CHEM 402.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

CHEM 411 - Biochemistry ICredits 3

Structures and properties of the biomolecular components of cells and their action in biological systems. Topics include: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides, nucleic acids, vitamins and coenzymes.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 302.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 412 - Biochemistry IICredits 3

Mathematical treatment of bioenergetics emphasizing major concepts and problem solving; principles of metabolic processes. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 411 or BIOS 411.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 413 - Laboratory in BiochemistryCredits 2

A laboratory course to accompany CHEM 411, CHEM 412 (BIOS 411, BIOS 412). The isolation, characterization and analysis of biomolecules including the use of biochemical instrumentation and methodology for work in protein isolation, enzymology, and immunology.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Six hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: BIOS 411 or CHEM 411.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $110.

CHEM 420 - Special Topics in ChemistryCredits 1-3

Subjects include such areas as the chemical literature, various instrumental methods, polymers, organometallics and industrial chemistry.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, or Junior Class; Environmental Science (BIES), Human Biology (BIHB), Physics (PHYS), Bio Sci:Secondary Instruction (BISI), Chemistry (CHEM), Engineering Physics (PHEP), Physical Science (PHSC), Biochemistry (BCHM) or Biological Science (BIOS); and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: May involve lab fees of up to $130.

CHEM 430 - Advanced Organic ChemistryCredits 3

A continuation of the year-long course in organic chemistry for those planning careers in chemistry. This course will deal with reaction mechanisms, unique reactivity and an in-depth study of multi-step syntheses from the chemical literature. An oral presentation on a current topic within organic chemistry will be required.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 301, CHEM 302, CHEM 311, CHEM 312 each with a "C+" or higher.
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.

CHEM 431 - Advanced Organic Chemistry LabCredits 2

A continuation of the year-long course in organic chemistry for those planning careers in chemistry. Will incorporate more advanced laboratory techniques in the multi-step preparation of both reagents and compounds. Intermediate characterization as well as higher level use of spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques will be covered.
Lecture/Lab Hours: Six hours laboratory weekly.
Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (concurrent registration permitted).
Restrictions: Must be Undergraduate Level.
Fees: $130.

CHEM 480 - Special Project in ChemistryCredits 1-3

Research or industrial internship.
Note(s): Requires a written report. May be taken multiple times for a total of 6 credits.
Grade Mode: A.
Restrictions: Must be Senior Class, or Junior Class; Environmental Science (BIES), Physical Science (PHSC), Biological Science (BIOS), Engineering Physics (PHEP), Biochemistry (BCHM) or Human Biology (BIHB); and Undergraduate Level.
Fees: May involve lab fees of up to $130.