Term: Spring 2022

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 032.

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 or CHEM 025 or CHEM 032.

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 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 031 or PHYS 051.

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 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 199 - Professional Development

Skills necessary for senior Chemistry majors to transition to postgraduate careers, including resume and proposal writing, presentations, and other techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 182.

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 207 - Biochemistry Lab

Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Prerequisite: BIOC 205, CHEM 205, or MMG 205. Cross-listed with: BIOC 207 and MMG 207.

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 236 - Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Determination of molecular and electronic structure of inorganic complexes using spectroscopic techniques. Introduction to magnetism. Interpretation of spectroscopic data within the frameworks of group theory and electronic structure calculations. Prerequisites: CHEM 131 and CHEM 165; or CHEM 231.

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. May be repeated for credit with different content. Prerequisite: Graduate Chemistry students only.

CHEM 396 - Advanced Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

CHEM 488 - Research Problem Solution

Solution to a current research problem to be addressed by original, independent research. Prerequisite: CHEM 487.