Course Descriptions - Chemistry
CHM113 Fundamentals of Chemistry (3-3-4)

This course covers the fundamentals of chemistry in one semester. Topics include dimensional analysis, Modern Atomic Theory, chemical bonding, classification of chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solution chemistry, and the gas laws. The laboratory covers techniques and illustrates the chemical principles covered in the course. This course cannot be used toward the Mathematics/Science, Science, or Computer Science degrees. PR: MAT 128 or equivalent F, S

CHM115 Consumer Chemistry (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to atoms and molecules and applies this to chemistry involved in our everyday lives, such as the chemistry food, household cleaners, personal care products, energy, and materials. The impact of chemistry in our environment will be considered throughout the course.

CHM121 General Chemistry I (3-3-4)

This course is the first semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include Modern Atomic Theory, chemical bonding, classification of chemical reactions, stoichemistry, solution chemistry, the gas laws, and enthalpy. The laboratory experiments emphasize techniques, laboratory notebook keeping and illustrate the concepts studied in lecture. PR: High school algebra with trigonometry and high school regents chemistry or CHM 113 within the last five years F, S

CHM122 General Chemistry II (3-3-4)

This course is the second semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases and their reactions, buffers, solubility and precipitation reactions, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Selected topics may include nuclear chemistry, an introduction to organic chemistry, and transitional metal chemistry. The laboratory experiments emphasize techniques, laboratory notebook keeping and illustrate the concepts studied in lecture. PR: CHM 121 or equivalent and MAT 129 or higher F, S

CHM200 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (3-3-4)

This course provides an introduction to the major classes of organic compounds followed by an introduction to biochemistry including a study of the structure and function of the four major macromolecules in biochemistry: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, and nucleic acids. Other molecules such as hormones and vitamins, which are important to the cellular and molecular processes, will also be studied. PR: CHM 122 or equivalent

CHM228 Organic Chemistry I (4-3-5)

This course is the first course of a two-semester course in organic chemistry. The first semester includes the study of structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation, and reactions and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, ethers, epoxides, alcohols, and aromatic compounds. The laboratory stresses techniques, organic synthesis and the use of instruments for analysis. PR: CHM 122 or equivalent

CHM229 Organic Chemistry II (4-3-5)

This course is the second course of a two-semester course in organic chemistry. The second semester includes the study of structure, stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation, reactions and reaction mechanisms of free radicals, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, B-dicarbonyl compounds, aldehydes, ketones, and amines. Special topics may include bioorganic compounds, synthetic polymers, or pericyclic reactions. The laboratory stresses techniques, organic synthesis, and the use of instruments for analysis. PR: CHM 228 or equivalent


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