Chemistry

CHM 10404 (TM) Principles of Chemistry

A survey course with emphases on the aspects of general chemistry and the relevancy of chemistry in society. The laboratory work is intended to illustrate and supplement the practical considerations. This course is designed for non-science majors and does not fulfill any requirements for the BS or AS in Chemistry or the Minor in Chemistry. Three-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: MTH 11203 (C or better), TEC 11704 (C or better), MTH 21403 or placement into higher-level math course via placement exam score. ENG 10503 (C- or better) or placement into higher-level English course via placement exam score.

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer for 4 Semester hours.


CHM 15005 (TAG) General Chemistry I

This is an intensive course in fundamental atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, classification of elements, thermochemistry, and gas laws. The laboratory component is intended to build on topics covered in the corresponding lecture, to develop analytical and preparative skills, and to develop the ability to effectively collect, analyze and report data. Four-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 5 Semester hours.


CHM 15505 (TAG) General Chemistry II

This is an intensive course in intermolecular forces and phase changes, solutions, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. The laboratory component is intended to build on topics covered in the corresponding lecture, to develop analytical and preparative skills, and to develop the ability to effectively collect, analyze and report data. Four-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: CHM 15005 (C or better); MTH 14505 (C or better) or MTH 13404 (C or better).

Offered Spring for 5 Semester hours.


CHM 26202 (TAG) Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

Using a microscale approach, basic laboratory techniques and principles (including filtration, extraction, crystallization, distillation, chromatography, fractional distillation, and polarimetry) are introduced via the synthesis, isolation, and analysis of organic compounds. Laboratory safety techniques and principles are discussed along with chemical hazards. Data collection and interpretation, keeping a lab notebook, and writing formal lab reports are also stressed. Six-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisite: CHM 15505. To be taken concurrently with CHM 26303.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.


CHM 26303 (TAG) Organic Chemistry Theory I

Topics include: a review of chemical bonding and acid-base chemistry and their applications to organic compounds; organic functional groups and infrared spectroscopy; the reactions and properties of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, alcohols, and ethers; stereochemistry; NMR spectroscopy; properties and mechanisms of substitution, elimination, addition, radical, and oxidation-reduction reactions. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 15505.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


CHM 27202 (TAG) Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

Using a microscale approach, more advanced techniques of synthesis, separation, and analysis are introduced, including refractometry, gas chromatography, and spectroscopy. Data collection and interpretation, keeping a lab notebook, and writing formal lab reports are also stressed. The literature of organic chemistry is also introduced via a literature search project, which utilizes library and computer resources. Unknown organic compounds are assigned and the student is responsible – by observing physical properties, performing qualitative tests, making derivatives, and interpreting spectra – for determining the identity of these compounds. In addition, a multi-step synthesis is performed and the products are analyzed. Six-hour lab. Course fee required. Prerequisites: CHM 26202 and CHM 26303. To be taken concurrently with CHM 27303.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.


CHM 27303 (TAG) Organic Chemistry Theory II

Topics include: the reactions and properties of conjugated unsaturated compounds and aromatic compounds; the derivatives of benzene; aldehydes and ketones; and carboxylic acids and their derivatives – dicarbonyl compounds, amines, phenols, and aryl halides. In addition, the properties and mechanisms of electrophilic aromatic substitutions, and nucleophilic additions and substitutions involving carbonyl and acyl compounds are discussed. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 26202 and CHM 26303.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.


CHM 29901-03 Directed Studies in Chemistry

This course is a study of a selected topic in chemistry, resulting in the writing of a research paper or similar project. Prerequisite: Freshman or Sophomore standing, sponsorship by an instructor, and approval of the School Chair.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.


CHM 33105 Analytical Chemistry

This is a survey course addressing fundamental principles of chemical analysis. Topics include the analytical process, concentration units and conversions, experimental error, statistical treatment of data, calibration methods, and an overview of spectroscopic and chromatographic instrumental methods. The laboratory component emphasizes the statistical treatment of data generated through titrimetric, gravimetric, and instrumental methods. Four-hour lecture, three-hour lab. Prerequisites: CHM 27202 and CHM 27303.

Offered Fall for 5 Semester hours.


CHM 40203 Introduction to Physical Chemistry

A one-semester course dealing with subjects in physical chemistry that apply to biochemistry.  Topics include:  the properties of gases, the laws of thermodynamics, physical and chemical changes, chemical kinetics and molecular interactions. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303, MTH 15204, PHY 18505.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.


CHM 48801-03 Selected Topics in Chemistry

A study of topics not included in other course offerings. The field of study will be selected by faculty in areas with the student’s participation. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.


CHM 49901-05 Directed Studies in Chemistry

This course is a study of a selected topic in chemistry, resulting in the writing of a research paper or similar project. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing, sponsorship by an instructor, and approval of the School Chair.

Offered On Demand for 1-5 Semester hours.