University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Chemistry

CHEM 026 - Outline of Organic & Biochem

Broad overview of most important facts and principles of organic and biochemistry and interrelationships between these branches of chemistry. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 028, CHEM 042 or CHEM 044. Prerequisite: CHEM 023 or CHEM 031.

CHEM 028 - Outline of Organic & Biochem

Broad overview of most important facts and principles of organic and biochemistry and of interrelationships between these branches of chemistry. NO LABORATORY. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 026, CHEM 042 or CHEM 044. Prerequisite: CHEM 023, CHEM 025, or CHEM 031.

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 032 - General Chemistry 2

Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, aqueous ionic equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 036. Prerequisite: CHEM 031 or CHEM 035.

CHEM 042 - Intro Organic Chemistry

Properties and reactivity of basic organic compounds of technological and biological significance. Not recommended for pre-medical students. No concurrent credit with, or credit following, credit for CHEM 026, CHEM 028, CHEM 044, CHEM 047, CHEM 141, or CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 023 or CHEM 031.

CHEM 044 - Intro Organic Chemistry

Properties and reactivity of organic molecules of technological and biological significance. NO LABORATORY. Not recommended for pre-medical students. No concurrent credit with, or credit following, credit for CHEM 026, CHEM 028, CHEM 042, CHEM 047, CHEM 141, or CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 023, CHEM 025, or CHEM 031.

CHEM 048 - Organic Chemistry for Majors 2

A survey of the reactivity of organic functional groups from a mechanistic standpoint. Organic synthesis will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 047 or instructor permission.

CHEM 052 - Exploring Chemistry 2

Second semester of a discovery-based laboratory laboratory addressing foundational chemical principles and experimental methods. For first-year Chemistry and Biochemistry majors also enrolled in CHEM 048. Prerequisites: CHEM 047 and CHEM 051. Co-requisite: CHEM 048.

CHEM 131 - Inorganic Chemistry

Symmetry, group theory, molecular structure; electronic structure of atoms; bonding models including MO, crystal field, and ligand field; solid state, acid-base, and simple organometallic systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 047 or CHEM 141 or CHEM 143.

CHEM 142 - Organic Chemistry 2

Reactivity of organic compounds and applications to synthesis. Spectroscopy is discussed in relation to compound characterization. For premedical and biological sciences students. May not be taken concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 048 or CHEM 144. Prerequisite: CHEM 047 or CHEM 141 or CHEM 143.

CHEM 144 - Organic Chemistry for Majors 2

Reactivity of organic compounds and applications to synthesis. Spectroscopy is discussed in relation to compound characterization. To be replaced by CHEM 048. May not be taken concurrently with, or following receipt of credit for, CHEM 142. Prerequisite: CHEM 141 or CHEM 143.

CHEM 166 - Physical Chemistry Lab

Laboratory course accompanying CHEM 165. Topics include quantum chemistry and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142; CHEM 165.

CHEM 167 - Physical Chemistry Preparation

Review of relevant mathematical and physical concepts as applied to physical chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036 or CHEM 052; MATH 022. Cross-listed with: MATH 167.

CHEM 182 - 2nd Year Seminar: Presentation

Presentation on a subject of current chemical interest, building on chemical information literacy skills. Emphasizes oral presentation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 181.

CHEM 198 - Undergraduate Research

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

CHEM 206 - Biochemistry II

Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: BIOC 205, CHEM 205, or MMG 205. Cross-listed with: BIOC 206 and MMG 206.

CHEM 219 - Instrumental Analysis Lab

Laboratory component to CHEM 221, for undergraduates. Application of chemical and physical principles to qualitative and quantitative chemical problems. Study of the interplay of data, hypotheses, and hypothesis-driven experimentation through application of the scientific method. Prerequisites: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142; CHEM 165.

CHEM 221 - Instrumental Analysis

Systematic survey of modern methods of chemical analysis. Fundamental principles and applications of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 165 strongly recommended.

CHEM 234 - Organometallic Chemistry

Synthesis, structure, bonding, properties, reactions, and applications of organometallic systems; mechanisms of organometallic reactions including oxidative addition and insertion reactions with applications in catalysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 131 or CHEM 231.

CHEM 242 - Advanced Organic Chemistry 2

Modern synthetic organic methods and approaches to multi-step synthesis are discussed. Selected total syntheses are reviewed to highlight important concepts including diastereoselective and enantioselective processes. Prerequisite: CHEM 241.

CHEM 260 - Advanced Physical Chemistry

Builds on the concepts from Introductory Physical Chemistry (CHEM 165). The three major areas of quantum chemistry, thermodynamics, and kinetics are extended in greater depth, and at a higher level of mathematical rigor. Prerequisite: CHEM 165. Co-requisites: CHEM 167 or MATH 121.

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 318 - Current Topics in Chemistry

Survey of current topics in the chemistry literature.

CHEM 380 - Chemical Investigations

Current problems and literature.

CHEM 384 - Advanced Topics in Chemistry

Comprehensive independent study in chemistry.

CHEM 484 - Advanced Topics in Chemistry

Comprehensive indepdendent study in chemistry.