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 30302 Integrated Chemistry Laboratory I

This is a laboratory course integrating the laboratory fundamentals of Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and Biochemistry. Six-hour lab. Prerequisites: CHM 25404, CHM 27202, CHM 27303, PHY 18505; CHM 25404 can be taken concurrently.

Offered Fall for 2 Semester hours.

CHM 31202 Integrated Chemistry Laboratory II

This is a laboratory course that integrates the laboratory fundamentals of Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and Biochemistry. This course is a continuation of Integrated Chemistry Laboratory I. Six-hour lab. Prerequisites: CHM 30302.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

CHM 32303 Inorganic Chemistry

This course is designed to be a more in-depth coverage of topics introduced or not covered in general and organic chemistry. Topics covered include atomic theory, VSEPR bonding theory, molecular orbital theory, molecular theory, acid-base theory, crystalline structure, representative element chemistry, coordination chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303.

Offered Fall for 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 34403 Introduction to Biochemistry

This is an introductory course that covers the structure, function, and reactions of biological macromolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303 and BIO 12104.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

CHM 40303 Physical Chemistry Theory I

The fundamental principles of Physical Chemistry are studied with emphasis on gas laws, thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, quantum mechanics, and atomic structure. Threehour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303, MTH 15204, and PHY 18505.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

CHM 41303 Physical Chemistry Theory II

A continuation of CHM 40303. Topics include: molecular structure, molecular symmetry, spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, molecules in motion, and chemical kinetics. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisite: CHM 40303.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

CHM 44403 Advanced Biochemistry

This is an advanced course that covers the metabolic pathways involving biological macromolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 34403.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

CHM 45303 Environmental Chemistry

The chemistry and quantitative aspects of environmentally important chemical cycles will be studied. Cycles within the atmospheric, hydrospheric, and lithospheric segments of the environment will be considered, such as ozone formation/destruction, photochemical smog, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, dissolved metals, dissolved nutrients, sewage treatment, and soil structure. This course will emphasize the fundamental chemical principles that govern environmental processes. Three-hour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303.

Offered On Demand for 3 Semester hours.

CHM 46303 Polymer Chemistry

This course is designed to be an upper-level elective for chemistry majors who have an interest in graduate school or working in the field of polymer chemistry. Topics covered include polymer structure, synthesis of polymers and monomers, the different types of polymers, polymer testing and polymer technology. Threehour lecture. Prerequisites: CHM 27303.

Offered On Demand for 3 Semester hours.

CHM 47001-04 Senior Research I

This course is the beginning of an independent research project, with faculty guidance, of a selected topic in Chemistry, beginning with a comprehensive literature search. At the end of the semester, the progress of the research project will be reported either in oral or written format. The research project will be completed in Senior Research II. Prerequisite: CHM 31202 and sponsorship by an instructor.

Offered Fall for 1-4 Semester hours.

CHM 47502-04 Senior Research II

This course is the conclusion of an independent research project, with faculty guidance, of a selected topic in chemistry that was begun in Senior Research I. The results of the research project will be presented in the form of an oral or poster presentation, preferentially at a scientific meeting or conference. Additionally, the findings from the literature review and following research activities will be reported in the form of a comprehensive thesis. Prerequisite: CHM 47001-04 and sponsorship by an instructor.

Offered for 2-4 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.