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CHEM 110 Survey of Chemistry 4 cr. (GE6) An introductory course covering topics that concern students' everyday lives. This course is designed for liberal arts and General Education students. The course consists of an introduction to the science and includes historical perspectives. The course is intended to present chemistry in its broad cultural, social, and economic context. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

CHEM 115/115L Introductory Chemistry 4 cr. (GE6) Presents knowledge of concepts of chemical principles in greater depth and with more mathematical applications than in CHEM 110. Includes studies of general inorganic principles. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. Corequisite: MATH 102 or 103.

CHEM 121/121L General Chemistry I 5 cr. (GE6) This course is the first of a two-semester sequence primarily intended for students majoring in science and science-related fields. Topics likely to be covered in this semester include: matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, and gases. Lecture, 3 hours; recitation, 1 hour; laboratory, 3 hours. Corequisite: MATH 103. Note: CHEM 121 and 121L must be taken concurrently.

CHEM 122/122L General Chemistry II 5 cr. (GE6) This course is the second of a two-semester sequence primarily intended for students majoring in science and science-related fields. Topics likely to be covered in this semester include: intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids, bases, solution chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Lecture, 3 hours; recitation, 1 hour; laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 121/121L. Note: CHEM 122/122L must be taken concurrently.

CHEM 127 Chemistry of the Environment 4 cr. (GE6)This course is unique in that it uses topics of concern/interest to facilitate the learning and understanding of the scientific concepts behind them. The course will use current environmental topics, such as our atmosphere, global warming, energy, the ozone layer and water quality, to bring forward important chemical concepts as naming, bonding, stoichiometry, energetics, pH and chemical reactions. The course will also bring an interdisciplinary flavor to the material, discussing such topics as the carbon cycle and biological contributions, how earth processes may affect the quality of our drinking water and the effect of acid rain on the earth (both in terms of the geology and the ecosystem). Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 2 hours.

CHEM 230 Quantitative Analysis 5 cr. A course in quantitative chemistry including gravimetric and volumetric analysis, statistical treatment of data, and an introduction to some instrumental analysis. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122/122L.

CHEM 227 Principles of Environmental Chemistry 4 cr. Designed to provide students with a basic introduction to Environmental Chemistry. The course will introduce students to the environmental pathways, toxicology, and organic and inorganic environmental contaminants. The students will also study various process in the environment, including those in air, soil, and water. Depending on time, students may also be introduced to the management of hazardous materials Prerequisite: CHEM 127.

CHEM 240 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry 5 cr. Theory of bonding and structure in organic molecules and their reactions. An emphasis on functional groups related to biological molecules. This course presents the minimum preparation for CHEM 481. Offered in the fall. Lecture, 4 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122/122L.

CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry I 5 cr. A study of the different classes of organic functional groups, their nomenclature, reactions, and properties. An introduction to Infrared and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy is included. Offered in the fall. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours; recitation, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122/122L.

CHEM 342 Organic Chemistry II 5 cr. A continuation of CHEM 341. A study of the chemical and mechanistic properties of organic functional groups. Offered in the spring. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours; recitation, 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 341.

CHEM 360 Principles of Physical Chemistry 4 cr. This course is designed for students interested in chemical education at the secondary level. Topics include gas laws, thermodynamics, equilibria, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Offered alternate years. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 230 and MATH 107.

CHEM 380 Environmental Chemistry 4 cr. The course examines the interaction of chemical substances with the environment. Emphasis is placed on water quality and air quality. Offered alternate years. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 230.

CHEM 420 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr. An advanced course in inorganic chemistry, including theories of covalent and ionic bonding, crystalline structure, coordinate covalent bonding, group theory, and coordination chemistry. Offered alternate years. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 122, MATH 165.

CHEM 422 Inorganic Synthesis 1 cr. Applied techniques in inorganic synthesis and compound characterization. Offered on demand. Laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 420.

CHEM 430 Instrumental Analysis 5 cr. A survey of instrumental methods used for chemical analysis. These methods include molecular absorption, atomic absorption and emission, fluorescence and phosphorescence, infrared absorption chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. Offered alternate years. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 230.

CHEM 440 Organic Spectroscopy 3 cr. Identification of organic molecules via spectroscopic methods. Methods studied include infrared, UV-visible, proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectrometry. Offered alternate years. Lecture, 2 hours; laboratory, 2 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 342.

CHEM 461 Physical Chemistry I 4 cr. This course is the first of a two-semester sequence of calculus-based physical chemistry for chemistry majors. Topics covered include thermodynamics and equilibrium. Offered alternate years. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 122, MATH 16666, and PHYS 222.

CHEM 462 Physical Chemistry II 4 cr. A continuation of CHEM 461. Topics include: quantum mechanics, molecular orbital theory, group theory, and spectroscopy. Offered alternate spring terms. Lecture, 3 hours; laboratory, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 461.

CHEM 481 Biochemistry I 3 cr. Study of major classes of biological compounds, synthesis of macromolecules, enzyme kinetics, intermediary metabolism, and control mechanisms. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 240 or 342 and BIOL 150.

CHEM 480L Biochemistry Laboratory 2 cr. A course covering theory and laboratory experience with a variety of techniques used in biochemistry. Laboratory, 6 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 230. Corequisite: CHEM 481.

CHEM 482 Biochemistry II 3 cr. A continuation of CHEM 481 with more in-depth studies of particular pathways; particular emphasis is placed on medicinal chemistry and on corresponding clinical applications associated with the various pathways. Lecture, 3 hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 481.

CHEM 494 Directed Research in Chemistry 1-6 cr. Students conduct research under the direction of a faculty mentor. The general topic and specific goals and activities are agreed upon by the student the mentor. The number of credits is proportional to the time committed to the research. Repeatable for up to 6 credits total.

CHEM 499 Special Topics 1-8 cr. Repeatable for credit as topics change.