Chemistry Department

Course Description

CHM 151 Chemistry Around Us (3-0-3). Study of chemical thought from alchemy to chemistry, and how it affects our lives from the kitchen to the nuclear power plant. Return to top

CHM 156 Chemistry Around Us Laboratory (0-2-1). Corequisite: CHM 151. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 151. Return to top

CHM 161 Preparatory Chemistry I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: Less than acceptable score on the General Chemistry Placement Exam. A survey of general chemistry skills and principles geared toward preparing students for the two-semester general chemistry lecture sequence. Designed as an introductory course for students without high school chemistry who want to take CHM 261, or for students who need additional preparation before taking CHM 261. Return to top

CHM 251 College Chemistry I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: one unit high-school algebra. Introduction to chemistry, including fundamental concepts, tools and techniques; matter and energy; atomic structure; chemical bonds and reactions; equilibrium and the gas laws; applications to daily life, industry and life processes. Return to top

CHM 252 College Chemistry II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 251. Survey of organic and biological chemistry with a specific orientation toward the health sciences. Return to top

CHM 255 Principles of Environmental Chemistry (3-0-3). Prerequisite: one-unit high-school algebra. Study of natural and polluted environmental processes through chemical concepts and principles. Return to top

CHM 256 College Chemistry Laboratory I (0-2-1). Corequisite: CHM 251. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 251. Return to top

CHM 257 College Chemistry Laboratory II (0-2-1). Prerequisite: CHM 256. Corequisite: CHM 252. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 252. Return to top

CHM 261 General Chemistry I (4-0-4). Prerequisites: Math ACT score of at least 20, or Math SAT score of at least 460, or achieving a suitable score on the General Chemistry placement exam, or completion of CHM 161 with a grade of C or better, or completion of CHM 251 with a grade of C or better. Stoichiometry, atomic theory, states of matter, electronic structure, oxidation-reduction, and thermodynamics. Return to top

CHM 262 General Chemistry II (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 261. Kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Return to top

CHM 262H Honors General Chemistry (4-0-4). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors Program or permission of instructor; CHM 261. Advanced course parallel to CHM 262.Kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and descriptive chemistry. Return to top

CHM 266 General Chemistry Laboratory I (0-3-1). Corequisite: CHM 261. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 261. Return to top

CHM 267 General Chemistry Laboratory II (0-3-1). Prerequisite: CHM 266. Corequisite: CHM 262. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 262. Return to top

CHM 267H Honors General Chemistry Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisites: Honors standing or permission of university  Honors Program or permission of instructor, CHM 266. Advanced course parallel to CHM 267. Return to top

CHM 278 REEL General Chemistry Laboratory (0-6-2). Prerequisites: CHM 261, CHM 266 and instructor approval. Corequisite: CHM 262. Designed to provide chemistry research experience to enhance learning (R.E.E.L.). May substitute for CHM 267. Return to top

CHM 300 Computer Applications in Chemistry (2-0-2). Prerequisites: MTH 182 and CHM 262 or CHM 272. Introduction to the use of personal computers for chemical problem solving, numerical methods, and access of online chemical resources. Return to top

CHM 310 Survey of Analytical Chemistry (2-0-2). Prerequisite: CHM 262 or CHM 272. Corequisite: CHM 315. Introduction to and survey of classical and modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Return to top

CHM 311 Analytical Chemistry (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 262 or CHM 272. Corequisite: CHM 316. Theory and techniques of gravimetric and volumetric analysis, and fundamentals of electroanalytical chemistry. Return to top

CHM 315 Survey of Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (0-4-2). Prerequisite: CHM 267 or CHM 277. Corequisite CHM 310. Classical analytical techniques: potentiometry and selective ion electrodes, solution and flame spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatography. Return to top

CHM 316 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisite: CHM 267 or CHM 277. Corequisite: CHM 311. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 311. Return to top

CHM 320 Survey of Physical Chemistry (4-0-4). Prerequisites: MTH 182 and PHY 222 or PHY 242 or PHY 244 and CHM 262 or CHM 272. A less rigorous survey of physical chemistry designed for preprofessional majors. Return to top

CHM 321 Physical Chemistry I (4-0-4). Prerequisite: MTH 281 or MTH 283 and PHY 242 or PHY 244 and CHM 262 or CHM 272. Behavior of gases, thermochemistry, spontaneity, equilibrium, phase rule, colligative properties, ideal and real solutions, condensed phases, electrochemistry, and introduction to chemical kinetics. Return to top

CHM 322 Physical Chemistry II (4-0-4). Quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, introduction to statistical mechanics, kinetic theory of gases, and theoretical kinetics. Return to top

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 262 or CHM 272. Modern presentation of organic chemistry stressing theory and mechanism, extensive use of resonance and conformational analysis; alkanes, cycloalkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, alkenes, alkynes, and stereochemistry. CHM 336 should be taken concurrently. Return to top

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 331. Continuation of CHM 331. Spectroscopy, aromatic compounds, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, and polyfunctional compounds. CHM 337 should be taken concurrently. Return to top

CHM 336 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (0-3-2). Prerequisites: CHM 262 or CHM 272 and CHM 267 or CHM 277. Corequisite: CHM 331. Organic chemistry laboratory exercises to accompany CHM 331. Return to top

CHM 337 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (0-3-2). Prerequisites: CHM 331 AND CHM 336. Corequisite: CHM 332. Organic chemistry laboratory exercises to accompany CHM 332. Return to top

CHM 338 REEL Organic Chemistry Laboratory (0-6-2). Prerequisites: CHM 331, CHM 336, and instructor approval. Corequisite: CHM 332. Designed to provide chemistry research experience to enhance learning (R.E.E.L.). May substitute for CHM 337. Return to top

CHM 341 Pharmacology I (3-0-3). Prerequisites: CHM 332 and CHM 337 or their equivalent. Corequisite: CHM 402 is strongly recommended. First of a two-course sequence in pharmacology. General aspects of pharmacology, drug effects on the nervous system and neuroeffectors, psychopharmacology, depressants and stimulants of the central nervous system, anesthetics, drugs used in cardiovascular diseases, drug effects on the respiratory tract, drugs that influence metabolic and endocrine functions, chemotherapy, principles of toxicology, etc.. Return to top

CHM 342 Pharmacology II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 341. Second of a two-course introduction to pharmacology. Study of human disease processes and the specific rational pharmacotherapeutics relating to the cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, hematological, and dermatologic systems as well as eyes, ears, nose and throat. Specific drug's indications, contraindications, mechanism of action, side effects, dosages, and methods of administration will be presented. Return to top

CHM 351 Medicinal Chemistry I (3-0-3). Prerequisites: CHM 332 and CHM 337 or their equivalent. Corequisite: CHM 402 is strongly recommended. First of a two-course sequence in medicinal chemistry. Structure-activity relationships, molecular features of drugs, mechanisms of drug action, design and development of drugs, drug names and nomenclature, and therapeutic applications of drugs. Return to top

CHM 352 Medicinal Chemistry II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 351. Second of a two-course introduction to medicinal chemistry. Continuation of the topics from CHM 351. Return to top

CHM 379 Independent Study (v,1-4). Prerequisite: Approval of departmental faculty member. Content and credit (up to four credits) as arranged with instructor. Graded S/U. Return to top

CHM 379H Honors Independent Study (v,1-4). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors program. Content and credit (up to four credits) as arranged with instructor. Graded S/U. Return to top

CHM 380 Principles of Chemistry for Middle School Teachers (5-0-5). This course will provide the content, knowledge and skills of scientific inquiry necessary for teaching chemistry in the middle school. Return to top

CHM 401 Chemical Information (2-0-2). Prerequisite: CHM 332 or equivalent. The chemical literature and access to the information it contains, automated chemical filing systems and computerized database searches. Return to top

CHM 402 Biochemistry I (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 332. Chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins and hormones, with major emphasis on biochemical processes in human cells and organs and enzyme kinetics, and energetics of metabolic reactions. Return to top

CHM 403 Biochemistry II (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 402. Metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, vitamins and hormones, with major emphasis on metabolism within human cells. Return to top

CHM 404 Environmental Chemistry (3-0-3). Chemical aspects of environmental problems including air and water pollution, solid waste, toxic substances, and related topics. Return to top

CHM 406 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (0-3-2). Prerequisites: CHM 316 and CHM 331. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 404, with emphasis on standard methods of analysis of air and water samples. Return to top

CHM 407 Environmental Toxicology (3-0-3). Prerequisite: one year of natural sciences or permission of instructor. Topics on the impact of environmental pollutants on humans. Return to top

CHM 410 Electronics (2-3-4). Prerequisite: CHM 411 or equivalent. Introductory modular approach to analog and digital electronics including processing of signals, display of results, and control of experimental parameters. Return to top

CHM 411 Instrumental Analysis (3-0-3). Prerequisites: CHM 322 and CHM 316 and C or better in CHM 311. Basic theory and techniques of instrumental methods of analysis, with emphasis on spectrophotometry, X-ray, NMR, chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Return to top

CHM 416 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (0-6-4). Prerequisites: CHM 311 and CHM 316. Selected experiments designed to reinforce concepts covered in CHM 411. Return to top

CHM 417 Forensic Chemistry (2-2-3). Prerequisite: CHM 411. A general overview of the prevalent chemical principles, methods, and instrumentation involved in the analysis of physical evidence. Return to top

CHM 421 Special Topics in Physical Chemistry (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 322 or equivalent or instructor approval. Discussion of special topics in physical chemistry reflecting student and faculty interests. Return to top

CHM 423 Statistical Thermodynamics (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 322 or equivalent. Fundamentals of statistical mechanics, distribution laws, and development and application of partition functions to the evaluation of thermodynamic properties of chemical substances. Return to top

CHM 424 Chemical Kinetics (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 322 or equivalent. Principles of rate processes considered and applied to chemical kinetics, investigation of uni- and bi-molecular reactions, and effects of isotopic substitution. Return to top

CHM 426 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (0-4-3). Prerequisites: CHM 321 or equivalent. Selected experiments in physical chemistry. Return to top

CHM 427 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (0-4-3). Prerequisites: CHM 322 and CHM 426. Selected experiments in physical chemistry. Return to top

CHM 431 Advanced Organic Chemistry (2-0-2). Prerequisite: CHM 332 or equivalent. Applications of spectroscopic techniques in the study of organic reactions and compounds. Return to top

CHM 441 Inorganic Chemistry (4-0-4). Prerequisite: CHM 321. Corequisite: CHM 322. Consideration of the elements and their compounds based on electronic structure, molecular orbital theory, shape and structure of molecules, and ligand field theory. Return to top

CHM 444 Pharmacokinetics (3-0-3). Prerequisites: CHM 342 and CHM 352; MTH 182. Mathematical description of drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion. Includes a variety of methods by which drug concentrations in biological matrices and formulations are determined. Mathematical modeling involves the determination of the best parameter values for models used to fit experimental data determined in pharmacokinetic studies of clinical uses of pharmacokinetics. Return to top

CHM 446 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (0-3-2). Corequisite: CHM 441. Selected experiments in inorganic chemistry. Return to top

CHM 449 Pharmaceutical Science Practicum (0-12-4). Prerequisites: Senior status in any BSPS track. Practical experience at a relevant, off-campus pharmaceutical science-related site. Return to top

CHM 455 Biotechnology Techniques (1-5-4). Prerequisite: CHM 332 and CHM 337. Techniques of immunoassays and techniques of isolation, manipulation, and analysis of proteins/nucleic acids are covered. Includes both lecture and laboratory. Return to top

CHM 461 Polymer Chemistry (3-0-3). Prerequisite: CHM 332. Consideration of polymer structures and properties; kinetics and mechanism of polymerization, copolymerization and polycondensation. Return to top

CHM 471 Faculty Colloquium (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Senior standing in chemistry. Research seminars presented by faculty. Graded S/U. Return to top

CHM 472 Student Colloquium (1-0-1). Prerequisite: Senior standing in chemistry. Seminars presented by students. Return to top

CHM 479 Independent Study (v,1-6). Prerequisite: Approval of departmental faculty member. Content and credit (up to 4 credits) as arranged with instructor. Graded S/U. Return to top

CHM 479H Honors Independent Study (v,1-6). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors program. Content and credit (up to 4 credits) as arranged with instructor. Graded S/U. Return to top

CHM 489 Senior Research (v,1-6). Prerequisites: CHM 401 and senior standing in chemistry. Design and execution of experiments, recording and reporting of results. Requires written reports on specific problem. May be repeated for up to six credits. Graded S/U. Return to top

CHM 496 Forensics Internship (0-9-3). Prerequisites: All other courses required for forensic chemistry certificate. Practical experience at a relevant, off-campus forensics lab. Return to top

CHM 497 Topics in Chemistry (v,1-6). Prerequisite: Instructor approval. Discussion of selected topics in chemistry as determined by faculty and student interest. Return to top

CHM 497H Honors Senior Research (v,1-6). Prerequisite: Honors standing or permission of university Honors program, CHM 401 and senior standing in chemistry. Design and execution of experiments, recording and reporting of results. Requires written reports on specific problem. May be repeated for up to six credits. Graded S/U. Return to top

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