Chemistry Courses

CHE-124 Forensic Science2 credits

Corequisites:CHE-124L

This course is designed for Crime in Society minors and students not majoring in the natural sciences. This course is a study of the science and technology used in the analysis of physical evidence. Topics may include: the properties of matter and the scientific method, drug analysis, soil analysis, chromatography, and DNA fingerprinting. Six hours lecture weekly.

CHE-124L Forensic Science Laboratory1 credit

Corequisites:CHE-124

Required laboratory course for CHE-124. Three 3 hour laboratories weekly.

CHE-141 General Chemistry I3 credits

Prerequisites:MAT-105 or appropriate Math Placement scores

Corequisites:CHE-141L

A perlustration of general chemistry designed for all chemistry and other science majors. Emphasis is placed on atomic and molecular structure, chemical periodicity, descriptive organic chemistry, stoichiometry, properties of matter, and thermochemistry. Six hours of lecture and laboratory weekly. This course is not generally suitable for non-science majors seeking to fulfill a core requirement unless they have a strong high school background in chemistry and mathematics

CHE-141L General Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit

Corequisites:CHE-141

Required laboratory course for CHE-141.

CHE-142 General Chemistry II3 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-141 and CHE-141L

Corequisites:CHE-142L

A continuation of the study of general chemistry including equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and acid/base chemistry. Six hours of lecture and laboratory weekly.

CHE-142L General Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:CHE-141 and CHE-141L

Corequisites:CHE-142

Required laboratory course for CHE-142.

CHE-252 Analytical Chemistry I3 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-142 and CHE-142L

Corequisites:CHE-252L

An introduction to the theory and techniques of analytical chemistry including volumetric/gravimetric methods, acid/base chemistry, potentiometry, complex equilibria, method validation and error analysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-252L Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:CHE-142 and CHE-142L

Corequisites:CHE-252

Required laboratory course for CHE-252. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly

CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I3 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-142 and CHE-142L, Mininum grade of C or equivalent

Corequisites:CHE-301L

A study of the aliphatic and aromatic compounds of carbon. Study includes structure, nomenclature, typical reaction of functional groups, spectroscopy, structure reactivity relationships, synthesis and mechanisms of reactions. Three hours of lecture and one 3 1/2 hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:CHE-142 and CHE-142L with a mininum grade of C or equivalent.

Corequisites:CHE-301

Required laboratory course for CHE-301. One 3.5 laboratory weekly.

CHE-302 Organic Chemistry II3 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-301 and CHE-301L

Corequisites:CHE-302L

A continuation of the study of the aliphatic and aromatic compounds of carbon. Topics include structure, nomenclature, typical reaction of functional groups, structure reactivity relationships, spectroscopy, synthesis and mechanisms of reactions. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-302L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:CHE-301 and CHE-301L

Corequisites:CHE-302

Required laboratory course for CHE-302. One 3.5 laboratory weekly.

CHE-352 Analytical Chemistry II3 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-252 and CHE-252L

Corequisites:CHE-352L

A continued study of the theory and techniques of analytical chemistry including instrumentation theory, separation theory, optical methods and automated analysis. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-352L Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:CHE-252 and CHE-252L

Corequisites:CHE-352

Required laboratory course for CHE-352. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly

CHE-394 Special Topics in Chemistry2 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-302 and CHE-302L

A course for students pursuing a major or minor in chemistry. Specialized subjects in inorganic, analytical, organic, physical, environmental or biochemistry will be examined in a lecture and seminar format. Topics involving current literature and research will be emphasized. Four hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-395 Chemistry Research1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites:Instructor permission

A laboratory research project culminating in a paper or poster written in accordance with departmental guidelines. The work will make an original contribution to the science of chemistry.

CHE-397 Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites:Instructor permission

Internships are designed to give students experience in their fields of interest. A written summary of the internship and weekly consultation with the instructor may be required.

CHE-401 Chemical Dynamics2 credits

Prerequisites:MAT-152, CHE-302, and CHE-302L

Corequisites:CHE-401L

A study of molecules in motion, the rates of chemical reactions, and molecular reaction dynamics. Six hours of lecture and three 3.5 hour laboratories weekly.

CHE-401L Chemical Dynamics Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:MAT-152, CHE-302, and CHE-302L

Corequisites:CHE-401

Required laboratory course for CHE-401. Three 3.5-hour laboratories weekly

CHE-412 Biochemistry3 credits

Prerequisites:BIO-201, BIO-201L, CHE-301, and CHE-301L

A course in biochemical principles. Topics include thermodynamics, biomolecules, enzyme mechanisms, metabolic pathways, and regulation. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE-412L Biochemistry Lab1 credit

Prerequisites:BIO-201, BIO-120L, CHE-301, and CHE-301L

Corequisites:CHE-412

An elective laboratory course for CHE-412. One 3.5-hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-420 Inorganic Chemistry3 credits

Prerequisites:CHE-302 and CHE-302L

Corequisites:CHE-420L

A select coverage of topical inorganic chemistry comprising molecular symmetry, polyatomic bonding, coordination chemistry, organometallics, and catalysis. Three hours of lecture weekly. One 3.5 hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-420L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory1 credit

Prerequisites:CHE-302 and CHE-302L

Corequisites:CHE-420

Required laboratory course for CHE-420. This laboratory is a study encompassing reactions and synthesis of inorganic or organometallic compounds. Various instrumental techniques will be investigated for the isolation and characterization of inorganic products. One 3.5 hour laboratory weekly.

CHE-494 Independent Study1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites:Instructor permission

Reading or laboratory assignments as approved by the instructor . See independent study guidelines.

CHE-495 Chemistry Research1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites:Instructor permission

A laboratory research project culminating in a paper or poster written in accordance with departmental guidelines. The work will make an original contribution to the science of chemistry.

CHE-497 Internship1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites:Instructor permission

Individually arranged programs of work and study with the department, academic institutions, private industries, or government agencies. A paper or the write up of a laboratory notebook is required. Does not fulfill requirements for the chemistry major.

CHE-499T Special Topics in Chemistry1 - 3 credits

Prerequisites:Instructor permission

Study of selected areas of chemistry not available in the regular curriculum.