University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

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 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 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 095 - Intro Special Topics

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CHEM 114 - Advanced Synthesis Techniques

Laboratory for Chemistry majors that covers advanced inorganic and organic techniques in synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization. Prerequisite: CHEM 048.

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 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 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 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 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 165; CHEM 047, CHEM 141, or CHEM 143.

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 142 or CHEM 144.

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 267 - Topics in Physical Chemistry

Selected topics of current interest in physical chemistry. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: CHEM 260.

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 381 - Grad Seminar

Current problems and literature.

CHEM 396 - Advanced Special Topics

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CHEM 488 - Rsch Prob Conception&Solution

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