Chemistry Courses (CHEM)

  1. 103 Consumer Chemistry
  2. 110 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry
  3. 121 General Chemistry I
  4. 122 General Chemistry II
  5. 201 Organic Chemistry I
  6. 202 Organic Chemistry II
  7. 220 Chemical Research
  8. 305 Analytical Chemistry
  9. 314 Physical Chemistry I: Classical Thermodynamics
  10. 315 Physical Chemistry II: Chemical Thermodynamics
  11. 316 Quantum Mechanics
  12. 317 Physical Chemistry IV
  13. 405 Instrumental Analysis
  14. 410 Biochemistry
  15. 420 Chemical Research
  16. 430 Chemistry Internship
  17. 444 Advanced Topics in Chemistry
  18. 460 Chemistry Capstone

103 Consumer Chemistry

2 Credits

A practical approach to chemistry for liberal arts students not majoring in the sciences. Examines the nature of chemistry, what it studies, how it functions and its fundamental principles.

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110 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry

4 Credits

A practical approach to chemistry for students in nursing and for the liberal arts student not majoring in the sciences. The basic fundamentals of chemistry are applied to organic and biological chemistry.

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121 General Chemistry I

4 Credits

Emphasizes measurement, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, gas, liquid, and solid and descriptive properties.

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122 General Chemistry II

4 Credits

Emphasizes kinetics, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and descriptive chemistry. A term paper will examine issues through which chemistry touches our lives.

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201 Organic Chemistry I

4 Credits

A systematic course in classification, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions and spectroscopy of carbon compounds. The compounds are studies on a basis of the functional groups, and an emphasis is placed upon an understanding of the mechanism of the reactions that are involved.

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202 Organic Chemistry II

4 Credits

A systematic course in classification, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions and spectroscopy of carbon compounds. The compounds are studies on a basis of the functional groups, and an emphasis is placed upon an understanding of the mechanism of the reactions that are involved.

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220 Chemical Research

1-4 Credits

Original laboratory work. Regular conferences with instructor and preparation of a paper summarizing results and conclusions. Open to freshman and sophomore chemistry majors.

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305 Analytical Chemistry

4 Credits

Lectures on advanced chemical equilibria, treatment of data, nonaqueous systems advanced redox reactions, potentiometry, statistical evaluation of data and the place of chemical analysis in society and in legal or regulatory issues.

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314 Physical Chemistry I: Classical Thermodynamics

2 Credits

A "classical" look at thermodynamics including heat, work, entropy and the laws of thermodynamics and their application to gases, liquids, phase equilibria and engines.

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315 Physical Chemistry II: Chemical Thermodynamics

2 Credits

Development of the Gibbs energy and chemical potential, and their applications to chemical reactions and equilibria.

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316 Quantum Mechanics

2 Credits

Foundations of the sweeping changes that took place in physics in the early twentieth century, including quantization of light, wave-particle duality, the Schrodinger equation, simple quantu systems and the hydrogen atom.

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317 Physical Chemistry IV

2 Credits

Application of quantum mechanics to chemical systems to calculate molecular structures, properties and reactivities. Introduction to modern kinetics.

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405 Instrumental Analysis

4 Credits

Qualitative and quantitative applications of modern electroanalytical, spectroscopic, chromatographic and other instrumental methods; computer controlled systems, data acquisition and processing as well as laboratory information management will be covered. The current state of the art, and likely future developments will be considered. Laboratory includes analyses from the "real world," the environment, other areas of chemistry and the literature.

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410 Biochemistry

4 Credits

An introductory course into the chemical events which take place in living tissue. It deals with the chemistry and metabolism of all living organisms and the methods to monitor metabolism.

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420 Chemical Research

1-4 Credits

Original laboratory work. Regular conferences with instructor and preparation of a thesis paper summarizing results and conclusions.

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430 Chemistry Internship

1-4 Credits

An industry internship experience for junior and senior chemistry majors.

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444 Advanced Topics in Chemistry

1-4 Credits

Advanced courses in chemistry according to need.

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460 Chemistry Capstone

2 Credits

A seminar discussion of current topics in biology and chemistry with emphasis on student oral and written presentations of library research projects. Students will utilize knowledge gained in science courses to inform opinions and apply ethical principles.

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