Courses

CHEM 1010. Topics In: First-Year Seminar. 3 Credits.

Intensive first-year seminar focused on specific themes and/or disciplinary perspectives. Emphasis on developing critical reading and writing skills, substantive revision, information literacy, and analytical thinking. First-year seminars are frequently organized to meet one of the disciplinary Catamount Core requirements. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Catamount Core: WIL1.

CHEM 1020. Topics In: LASP Seminar. 3 Credits.

Intensive course in a broad disciplinary area (humanities, social sciences, arts, or natural sciences). Part of an integrated first-year experience in which students take 2-4 classes exploring aesthetic, humanistic, social, linguistic, environmental, or scientific issues. May repeat for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Co-requisite: Enrollment in the appropriate Liberal Arts Scholars Program. Catamount Core: WIL1.

CHEM 1050. Topics in Current Chemistry. 3 Credits.

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. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years.

CHEM 1100. Outline: General Chem w/lab. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1102, CHEM 1400, or CHEM 1405. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1102. Outline: General Chem. 3 Credits.

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 1100, CHEM 1400 or CHEM 1405. Catamount Core: N1, QD.

CHEM 1150. Outline: Organic & BIOC w/lab. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1152, CHEM 1580 or CHEM 1582. Prerequisite: CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1400. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1152. Outline: Organic & BIOC. 3 Credits.

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 1150, CHEM 1580 or CHEM 1582. Prerequisite: CHEM 1100, CHEM 1102, or CHEM 1400. Catamount Core: N1, QD.

CHEM 1400. General Chemistry 1. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1100, CHEM 1102 or CHEM 1405. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1410. Exploring Chemistry 1. 1 Credit.

Discovery-based laboratory addressing foundational chemical principles and experimental methods. For first-year Chemistry and Biochemistry majors also enrolled in CHEM 1500. Co-requisite: CHEM 1500.

CHEM 1450. General Chemistry 2. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1455. Prerequisite: CHEM 1400 or CHEM 1405. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1460. Exploring Chemistry 2. 1 Credit.

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 1550. Prerequisites: CHEM 1500 and CHEM 1410. Co-requisite: CHEM 1550.

CHEM 1500. Organic Chemistry for Majors 1. 0 or 4 Credits.

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. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1550. Organic Chemistry for Majors 2. 0 or 4 Credits.

A survey of the reactivity of organic functional groups from a mechanistic standpoint. Organic synthesis will be emphasized. Prerequisite: CHEM 1500 or Instructor permission. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1580. Intro Organic Chemistry w/lab. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1150, CHEM 1152, CHEM 1582, CHEM 1500, CHEM 2580, or CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1450. Catamount Core: N2, QD.

CHEM 1582. Intro Organic Chemistry. 3 Credits.

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 1150, CHEM 1152, CHEM 1580, CHEM 1500, CHEM 2580, or CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1102 or CHEM 1450. Catamount Core: N1, QD.

CHEM 1980. Chemistry Scholars Workshop. 1 Credit.

For qualified first-year Chemistry majors. Students discuss how to design a hypothesis, learn how research is performed in various chemistry subfields, and listen to faculty research talks. By the end of the semester, students select research advisors and plan future research projects. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

CHEM 1990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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CHEM 2010. 2nd Year Seminar: Writing. 1 Credit.

Development of chemical information literacy skills through critical analysis and written reporting on areas of current chemical interest. Emphasizes scientific writing. Prerequisite: CHEM 1450 or CHEM 1460.

CHEM 2012. 2nd Year Seminar: Presentation. 1 Credit.

Presentation on a subject of current chemical interest, building on chemical information literacy skills. Emphasizes oral presentation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 2010.

CHEM 2014. Professional Development. 1 Credit.

Skills necessary for senior Chemistry majors to transition to postgraduate careers, including resume and proposal writing, presentations, and other techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 2012.

CHEM 2050. Advanced Synthesis Techniques. 3 Credits.

Laboratory for Chemistry majors that covers advanced inorganic and organic techniques in synthesis, purification, and spectroscopic characterization. Prerequisite: CHEM 1550 or CHEM 2585.

CHEM 2310. Quantitative Analysis. 0 or 4 Credits.

Theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Theoretical discussion of indicators, buffers, pH, etc. Introduction to data analysis, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. Prerequisite: CHEM 1450 or CHEM 1455 or CHEM 1460.

CHEM 2400. Inorganic Chemistry. 3 Credits.

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 1500 or CHEM 2580.

CHEM 2580. Organic Chemistry 1. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1580, CHEM 1582, CHEM 1500, CHEM 143. Prerequisite: CHEM 1450 or CHEM 1455.

CHEM 2585. Organic Chemistry 2. 0 or 4 Credits.

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 1550 or CHEM 144. Prerequisite: CHEM 1500 or CHEM 2580.

CHEM 2600. Intro Physical Chemistry. 3 Credits.

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 1450 or CHEM 1455 or CHEM 1460; MATH 1224 or MATH 1248 or MATH 1242; PHYS 1400 or PHYS 1500 or PHYS 1600.

CHEM 2605. Physical Chemistry Lab. 1 Credit.

Laboratory course following CHEM 2600. Topics include quantum chemistry and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: CHEM 1550 or CHEM 2585; CHEM 2600.

CHEM 2990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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CHEM 2995. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

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

CHEM 3320. Instrumental Analysis. 3 Credits.

Systematic survey of modern methods of chemical analysis. Fundamental principles and applications of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 2310. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2600 strongly recommended.

CHEM 3325. Instrumental Analysis Lab. 1 Credit.

Laboratory for undergraduates following CHEM 3320. 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 3320.

CHEM 3400. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 3 Credits.

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 2600; CHEM 1500 or CHEM 2580.

CHEM 3600. Advanced Physical Chemistry. 3 Credits.

Builds on the concepts from Introductory Physical Chemistry (CHEM 2600). 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 2600. Co-requisites: CHEM 3602 or MATH 2248.

CHEM 3602. Physical Chemistry Preparation. 1 Credit.

Review of relevant mathematical and physical concepts as applied to physical chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 1450 or CHEM 1455 or CHEM 1460; MATH 1248.

CHEM 3990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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CHEM 3991. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

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 3993. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CHEM 3995. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

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 4300. Topics in Analytical Chemistry. 1-3 Credits.

Selected topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. New techniques and methodologies, especially in chemical instrumentation. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. May be repeated for credit with different content. Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Prerequisite: CHEM 3320.

CHEM 4580. Advanced Organic Chemistry 1. 3 Credits.

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 2585.

CHEM 4990. Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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CHEM 4994. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

CHEM 4996. Honors. 1-6 Credits.

College honors thesis or other department/program honors, under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered at department discretion.