Chemistry Course Descriptions

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CHM 1010 - Everyday Chemistry ( VI ) - 4 cr.
Introduces basic concepts of chemistry and their relationship or application to everyday phenomena and social issues. May not be applied toward a major (or minor) in chemistry or biochemistry.


CHM 1040 - General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Health Sciences ( VI ) - 4 cr.
Introduces concepts of general, organic, and biochemistry in an integrated rather than a sequential order. Topics include the structure and function of atoms, ions and compounds, the periodic table, organic functional groups, biological macromolecules, and an introduction to metabolism. This course is required for Nursing majors and can be applied to the Exercise Physiology major.


CHM 1110 - General Chemistry I ( VI ) - 4 cr.
Introduces atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, chemical periodicity, and equilibrium. Prerequisite: high school chemistry and appropriate placement test score.


CHM 1120 - General Chemistry II - 4 cr.
Studies solutions, equilibria, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, nuclear chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1110.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 1110


CHM 2200 - Organic Chemistry I - 4 cr.
Introduces structure, properties, and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, alkyl halides, and ethers. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1120.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 1110


CHM 2210 - Organic Chemistry II - 4 cr.
Introduces the structure, properties, and reactions of aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic compounds, amines, phenols, carbohydrates, amino acids as well as infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 2200.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 2200


CHM 2777 - Topics - 2-4 cr.
Courses not part of the regular curriculum offered as need and interest arises.


CHM 2999 - Independent Study - 1-4 cr.
Topics in Chemistry.


CHM 3000 - Analytical Chemistry - 4 cr.
Introduces the theory and practice of volumetric, spectroscopic, and electrochemical analysis and chromatographic separation techniques. Laboratory covers traditional quantitative analysis and instrumental techniques associated with determination of pH, ultraviolet-visible and atomic absorption spectroscopy, HPLC and gas chromatography. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120 and mathematical skill at or beyond college algebra; CHM 2210 suggested.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 1120


CHM 3220 - Intermediate Organic Chemistry - 4 cr.
Studies modern infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy; molecular orbital theory applied to bonding and pericyclic reactions; organic synthesis; and topic areas including medicinal, bio-organic, or polymer chemistry. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM2210 or equivalent. (Offered fall semester in odd years: fall 2015, fall 2017, etc.)

Prerequisite Course: CHM 2210


CHM 3240 - Biochemistry I - 4 cr.
Studies the structure and role of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids in metabolism. Emphasizes protein structure and function, enzyme operation, metabolic pathways and their cellular role and regulation. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 2210.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 2210


CHM 3430 - Biochemistry II - 2 cr.
Reviews aspects of modern biochemistry as reflected in current research literature. Topics vary but aspects of protein structure, enzyme function and mechanism, signal transduction, metabolism concepts applied to nutrition and metabolic disorders, gene function and regulation are typically presented. Prerequisite: C - or higher in CHM 3240.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 3240


CHM 3431 - Biochemistry II Lab - 2 cr.
Applies techniques including UV-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, protein purification, chromatographic separations, electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, immunoassays, and antioxidant assays. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 3000.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 3430


CHM 3460 - Physical Chemistry I - 4 cr.
Introduces thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, and phase equilibria. Prerequisites: C- or higher in PSC 2002, MTH 2222, CHM2210.

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 2210, MTH 2222, PSC 2002


CHM 3470 - Physical Chemistry II - 4 cr.
Postulates of quantum mechanics, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, and hydrogen atom with application to electronic structure of atoms and molecules and to atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or higher in CHM 3460. (Offered spring semester in even years: spring 2016, spring 2018, etc.)

Prerequisite Course: CHM 3460


CHM 3777 - Topics - 2-4 cr.
Courses not part of the regular curriculum offered as need and interest arises.


CHM 3999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Independent Study.


CHM 4010 - Teaching Assistant Training - 1 cr.
Prepares teaching assistants in areas of classroom management, departmental policies, safety procedures, handling of hazardous materials and waste disposal. One day-long workshop and several follow up sessions for a total of 12-13 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission of instructor, and employed status as chemistry TA.


CHM 4020 - Inorganic Chemistry - 4 cr.
Intensive studies of acid-base concepts, bonding, ligand field theory, molecular orbital and symmetry principles, reactions, energetics, coordination compounds, organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry. Laboratory focuses on synthesis and reactions of a broad range of inorganic and organometallic compounds. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM1120, 2210, 3000. (Offered fall semester in even years: fall 2016, fall 2018, etc.)

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 1120, CHM 2210, CHM 3000


CHM 4060 - Undergraduate Research - 4 cr.
Introduces students to original laboratory research in collaboration with a faculty member; requires literature searching, experimental planning, a minimum of 8 hours laboratory work a week, a final written report and an oral presentation of the work. Prerequisite: junior standing, application according to departmental policy and permission of the instructor.


CHM 4120 - Instrumental Analysis - 4 cr.
Detailed studies of instrumentation for chemical analysis and method selection. Topics covered include ultraviolet- visible spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission, polarography and voltammetry, thermal analysis, and chromatography. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM2210, 3000. (Offered spring semester in odd years: spring 2017, spring 2019, etc.)

Prerequisite Courses: CHM 2210, CHM 3000


CHM 4330 - Environmental Chemistry - 2 cr.
Introduces the chemical interactions among earth, air, water, and living environments, with some emphasis on ecological damage, toxicology, ecosystem interdependence and repair of environmental damage. Prerequisite: C- or higher in CHM 1120; CHM 2210 and 3000 suggested.

Prerequisite Course: CHM 1120


CHM 4335 - Global Sustainability - 2 cr.
Covers the principles of sustainability, encompassing development in the industrialized and developing nations, equitable and efficient use of resources, sustainable use of public property and sustainable economies in agriculture and manufacturing. Prerequisite Course: CHM 1120


CHM 4401 - Medicinal Chemistry I - 2 cr.
Examines drug discovery and development; emphasis in this segment is on principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and the drug pipeline from discovery to clinical use. Prerequisites: "C" or higher in CHM 2210; BIO 2120 and CHM 3240 are strongly recommended.


CHM 4402 - Medicinal Chemistry II - 2 cr.
Examines drug discovery and development; emphasis in this segment is on quantitative structure-reactivity relationships, combinatorial/parallel methods of synthesis, and the major categories of drugs. Several classes of drugs will be examined in detail to illustrate the principles discussed throughout the course. Prerequisite: CHM 4401 or consent of the instructor.


CHM 4777 - Topics in Chemistry - 0-4 cr.
Topics.


CHM 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Specialized or personalized instruction under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires a written plan of the work to be undertaken and consent of instructor and department chair.