University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Chemistry

CHEM 023 - Outline of General Chemistry

One-semester survey of principles and concepts of general chemistry, topics covered include bonding, mole ratios, equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 025, CHEM 031, or CHEM 035.

CHEM 025 - Outline of General Chemistry

One-semester survey of principles and concepts of general chemistry, topics covered include bonding, mole ratios, equilibrium, and nuclear chemistry. NO LABORATORY. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 023, CHEM 031 or CHEM 035.

CHEM 031 - General Chemistry 1

First semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory, atomic structure, electronic configurations, bonding, and intermolecular forces. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for, CHEM 023, CHEM 025 or CHEM 035.

CHEM 047 - Organic Chemistry for Majors 1

An exploration of the basic principles of Organic Chemistry including structure, bonding, conformational analysis, stereochemistry and reactivity. Designed for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors who have a strong high school chemistry background.

CHEM 051 - Exploring Chemistry 1

Discovery-based laboratory addressing foundational chemical principles and experimental methods. For first-year Chemistry and Biochemistry majors also enrolled in CHEM 047. Co-requisite: CHEM 047.

CHEM 071 - Contemporary Chemical Topics

Subjects vary by semester. Background in science is helpful, but generally not required. Representative topics: Environmental Risk; Chemistry of Honeybees. May be repeated for credit with different content.

CHEM 095 - Intro Special Topics

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CHEM 121 - Quantitative Analysis

Theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Theoretical discussion of indicators, buffers, pH, etc. Introduction to data analysis, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036 or CHEM 052.

CHEM 141 - Organic Chemistry 1

Properties and reactivity of organic compounds with consideration of bonding, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. For premedical and biological sciences students. No credit if taken concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 042, CHEM 044, CHEM 047, CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036.

CHEM 143 - Organic Chemistry for Majors 1

Principles and reactivity of organic compounds with consideration of bonding, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. To be replaced by CHEM 047. May not be taken concurrently with, or following receipt of credit for, CHEM 042, CHEM 044, or CHEM 141. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036.

CHEM 146 - Advanced Organic Laboratory

Laboratory for chemistry majors that covers advanced techniques used in organic chemistry research. Hands-on practice in multi-step synthesis, purification, identification, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142 or CHEM 144.

CHEM 165 - Intro Physical Chemistry

An introduction to physical chemistry concepts in quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics, suitable for students from most science disciplines. Background in calculus and physics is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036 or CHEM 052; MATH 020 or MATH 022 or MATH 023; PHYS 011 or PHYS 051.

CHEM 181 - 2nd Year Seminar: Writing

Development of chemical information literacy skills through critical analysis and written reporting on areas of current chemical interest. Emphasizes scientific writing. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 052.

CHEM 205 - Biochemistry I

Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems including enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: BIOC 205 and MMG 205.

CHEM 231 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Molecular symmetry and group theory with an emphasis on applications (vibrational and electronic spectra, bonding and reactivity); introduction to transition metal processes; bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142 or CHEM 144.

CHEM 241 - Advanced Organic Chemistry 1

Stereochemistry, conformational analysis, stereoelectronic effects, transition state theory, molecular orbital theory, and reactivity criteria are discussed in regards to reaction mechanisms and functional group manipulations. Prerequisite: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142 or CHEM 144.

CHEM 282 - Senior Seminar

Oral and written presentation of a subject of current chemical interest. Pre/Co-requisite: Audit of CHEM 381.

CHEM 290 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is Offered at department discretion.

CHEM 291 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate students work on research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.

CHEM 295 - Advanced Special Topics

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CHEM 318 - Current Topics in Chemistry

Survey of current topics in the chemistry literature.

CHEM 381 - Grad Seminar

Current problems and literature.

CHEM 488 - Rsch Prob Conception&Solution

Independent origination of research problems and the methods of their solution.