Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 10100 Chemistry and Your Body (LA)

A course designed for students who have chosen to major in areas other than science. An introduction to the basic ideas of chemistry, the nature and structure of chemical compounds, and the meaning of chemical symbols. An application of these ideas and understandings to the chemistry of the body, with specific discussion of food, drugs, cosmetics, and other health-related topics. Three hours of lecture and/or discussion per week. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300. (S,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS, SC, TMBS, TWOS
3 Credits

CHEM 10200 Contemporary Chemical Issues (LA)

A description and discussion of new compounds and materials made by the chemical industry during the past 100 years that have properties superior to those of naturally occuring products. Many of these advances have significantly improved modern living; however, byproducts of some of these advances have also decreased the overall quality of life. After an introduction to the language and symbols of chemistry, topics related to contemporary problems and examples follow some compounds from research curiosities to industrial products. Three hours of lecture and/or discussion per week. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300. (IRR)
Attributes: 2A, NS
3 Credits

CHEM 10500 Energy and the Environment (LA)

Description and discussion of types and sources of natural resources with a special emphasis placed on energy resources. Background is presented in terms of simple chemical principles understandable to students with majors other than the sciences. Topics of societal concern include air pollution, acid rain, global warming, ozone depletion, and upcoming energy shortages. Viable solutions to these problems are discussed. Primarily for students majoring in areas other than science or physical therapy. Three hours of class meeting per week, including discussion, lecture, and quizzes. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300. (F,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS, SC, TQSF
3 Credits

CHEM 10600 Preparation for Principles of Chemistry (LA)

A review of topics generally found in high school chemistry and an introduction to the heuristic approach to the solution of chemical problems. This course is intended for students who feel the need for some formal preparation before taking CHEM 12100 Principles of Chemistry. Emphasis is placed on student participation. Three hours of recitation per week. Prerequisites: Math placement in group 3, 2, or 1, or C- or better in MATH 10000 or MATH 18000. Pass/fail only. (S,Y)
Attributes: NS
2 Credits

CHEM 10800 Introduction to Technology (LA)

A course for non-science students, with an emphasis on the applications rather than the theories of science. This course examines those technologies, primarily nuclear technology (civilian and military) and biotechnology, that will significantly affect our lives in the years to come. Three hours of lecture and/or discussion per week. (IRR)
Attributes: 2A, NS
3 Credits

CHEM 11000 General Chemistry (LA)

General chemistry for occupational therapy majors. Topics from inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry, including the electronic structure of atoms, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, nomenclature, structure, and reactions of organic compounds and biochemicals. Required for occupational therapy majors. Prerequisites: High school chemistry. (S,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
3 Credits

CHEM 11200 Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry (LA)

Introduction to general theories and principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry. The naming and structure of organic compounds, reactivities of the various functional groups in both aliphatic and aromatic compounds, and an introduction to the organic chemistry of biologically important systems. Three hours of lecture per week, with a fourth hour scheduled for review session and exams. Prerequisites: CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300. (S,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
3 Credits

CHEM 11400 Chemistry Laboratory (LA)

Designed to complement the CHEM 12100-11200 sequence. Deals with organic reactions. One laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300; CHEM 11200 prior or concurrent. (S, Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
1 Credit

CHEM 11700 Environmental Chemistry (LA)

General principles of chemistry needed for the study of environmental science. Topics include mathematical methods, electronic structure of atoms, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. Not open to students who have taken CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300. (F,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
3 Credits

CHEM 11900 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (LA)

Hands-on experience with modern analytical instruments that are frequently encountered in environmental assessments. The course prepares students to be technologically knowledgeable and authoritative in their future careers. Prerequisite: CHEM 11700 (may be taken concurrently)Laboratory: Four hours. (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
1 Credit

CHEM 12000 Topics in Chemistry and Biochemistry (LA)

Introduction to research projects and selected topics in chemistry and biochemistry. Natural science faculty in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics will present topics of interest on a rotating basis. Primarily intended for biochemistry and chemistry majors. One meeting per week. Pass/Fail only. (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
1 Credit

CHEM 12100 Principles of Chemistry (LA)

Introduction to general theories and principles of chemistry stressing underlying correlations. Systematic study of the periodic table, with an emphasis on bonding and the quantitative relationships among the elements. Three hours of lecture per week. One laboratory per week. Intended for students who have completed high school chemistry with minimum grade of C. Prerequisites: Math placement in group 3 or better. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 12100 and CHEM 12300. (F,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
4 Credits

CHEM 12300 Principles of Chemistry - Enriched Section (LA)

Introduction to general theories and principles of chemistry, stressing underlying correlations. Systematic study of the periodic table with an emphasis on bonding and the quantitative relationships among the elements. The course covers additional topics and examples of scientific interest not included in CHEM 12100. Three hours of lecture per week and one laboratory per week. Intended for students with a strong background in chemistry with a score of 4 or 5 on AP Chemistry, or minimum score of 50 on General Chemistry CLEP, or 4-7 on IB Chemistry. Prerequisites: Math placement in group 1 and permission of instructor. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 12100 and CHEM 12300. (F,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
4 Credits

CHEM 12400 Experimental Chemistry I (LA)

Emphasis is placed on quantitative analysis, organic synthesis, and modern instrumental techniques, such as ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrophotometry. One lecture and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300; and CHEM 22100 (may be taken concurrently). (S,Y)
Attributes: 2A, NS
2 Credits

CHEM 16000 Natural World by the Numbers (LA)

Practical application of precollege level mathematics to natural phenomena. Practice evaluating the interpretation and presentation of data. Cross-listed with BIOL 16000. Prerequisites: Passing score on math competency exam. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 17100-17200 Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry (NLA)

Qualified undergraduates are given opportunities to participate in the department's instructional program, serving as laboratory assistants and/or tutors. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only.
1 Credit

CHEM 18100 Selected Topics in Chemistry (LA)

Course content depends on interests of the registrants and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 18200 Selected Topics: Chemistry (LA)

Course content depends on interests of the registrants and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (IRR)
Attributes: 2A, NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 19100-19200 Research in Chemistry (LA)

After consultation with the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Prerequisites: Permission of department.
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 20500 Chemistry and Art (LA)

Investigates, through lecture and laboratory activities, the scientific basis of such topics as paints and pigments, metalworking and sculpture, dyes and fabrics, polymeric materials, and chemical hazards in art. Introduces students to basic chemical concepts and laboratory techniques, as well as modern analytical instruments. Lectures on the material history of art establish the context for the study of these chemical and analytical concepts. Students may enroll for ARTH 20500 or CHEM 20500, but not both. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; permission of instructor. (S,O)
Attributes: 2A, 3B, CA, FA, HU, NS, SC, TIII
4 Credits

CHEM 22100 Organic Chemistry I (LA)

Introduction to the structure and reactivity of carbon compounds. Topics include bonding, isomerism, stereochemistry and the reactions of alkenes, alkynes, and alkyl halides with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. Analytical methods to study organic molecules; particularly infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy are also covered. The use of scientific and logical thought patterns is stressed in problem solving. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 12100 or CHEM 12300. (S,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 22200 Organic Chemistry II (LA)

Continuation of CHEM 22100. Course covers the chemistry and reactivity of carbonyl functional groups, including aldehydes, ketones, esters, and amides. Aromaticity and select topics in biological chemistry are also covered. The use of scientific and logical thought patterns is stressed in problem solving. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 22100 (with a grade of C- or better). (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 22500 Experimental Chemistry II (LA)

Emphasis is placed on synthesis and qualitative analysis, using infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and various chromatographic techniques. One lecture and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 12400 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM 22200 (may be taken concurrently). (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
2 Credits

CHEM 23200 Quantitative Chemistry (LA)

Foundations for advanced work in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and related subjects. Quantitative approach to chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 12400 and CHEM 22200. (S,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 27100-27200 Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry (NLA)

Qualified undergraduates are given opportunities to participate in the department's instructional program, serving as laboratory assistants and/or tutors. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only.
1 Credit

CHEM 28100 Selected Topics in Chemistry (LA)

Course content depends on interests of the registrants and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 28200 Selected Topics: Chemistry (LA)

Course content depends on interests of the registrants and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 29100-29200 Research in Chemistry (LA)

After consultation with the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Prerequisites: Permission of department.
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 32400 Experimental Chemistry III (LA)

Part three of the unified sequence. Project-oriented experiments to deal with concepts normally found in instrumental analysis laboratory courses. Emphasis is placed on using synthetic techniques, modern analysis by instrumentation, and studies of the physical properties of chemical systems. Two lectures and one laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 22500 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM 23200 prior or concurrent. (S,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 32500 Experimental Chemistry IV (LA)

Part four of the unified sequence. Project-oriented experiments to deal with concepts normally found in instrumental analysis, physical, organic, and inorganic laboratory courses. Emphasis is placed on using synthetic techniques, modern analysis by instrumentation, and studies of the physical properties of chemical systems. One lecture and two laboratories per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 32400 (with a grade of C- or better); CHEM 34200 (may be taken concurrently). (S,Y)
Attributes: NS, WI
4 Credits

CHEM 33100 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (LA)

A theoretical interpretation of nature from the macroscopic viewpoint. Includes an introduction to thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM 23200; MATH 10800 or MATH 11200; PHYS 10200 or PHYS 11800. (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 33200 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (LA)

A theoretical interpretation of nature from the microscopic viewpoint. Includes an introduction to the kinetic molecular theory of gases, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 23200 (may be taken concurrently); MATH 11200; PHYS 11800. (S,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 34200 Inorganic Chemistry (LA)

Theories of atomic structure and chemical bonding are applied systematically to the elements. Emphasis is placed on thermodynamic, kinetic, and structural considerations of inorganic systems. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 33100 (may be taken concurrently). (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 35400 Polymer Chemistry (LA)

Study of the synthesis, structure, and properties of polymers, with a special emphasis on practical applications in the chemical industry. Topics include sources of chemical raw materials, plastics, fibers, drugs, surface coatings, food chemicals, dyes, and pigments. Specific examples illustrate the scientific basis for the performance of familiar, everyday materials. Prerequisites: CHEM 22200. (IRR, B)
Attributes: NS
1.5 Credits

CHEM 35600 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (LA)

Study of nuclear magnetic resonance and its application in organic and inorganic chemistry. Topics include, instrumentation, chemical shift, spin-spin coupling, C-13 spectra, and modern pulse FT techniques. Emphasis on spectral interpretations and practical applications. Includes experiments using multi-pulse techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 22200. (IRR, B)
Attributes: NS
1.5 Credits

CHEM 37100-37200 Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry (NLA)

Qualified undergraduates are given opportunities to participate in the department's instructional program, serving as laboratory assistants and/or tutors. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only.
1 Credit

CHEM 38100-38112 Selected Topics in Chemistry (LA)

Course content depends on interests of the registrants and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. This course may be repeated for credit for selected topics on different subjects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 39100-39200 Research in Chemistry (LA)

After consultation with the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Prerequisites: Permission of department.
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 42100 Advanced Organic Chemistry (LA)

Detailed discussion of reaction mechanisms, isotope effects, linear free energy relationships, bonding theories, and advanced synthetic methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 22200 and CHEM 33200. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 42200 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (LA)

Chemistry of coordination compounds in light of modern theory. The electronic, magnetic, and spectral properties of transition metal complexes are considered, with the application of group theoretical techniques. Other topics include formation and stability of complex ions, mechanism of reactions of these ions, and complexes of transition metal ions of biological interest. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 34200. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 43200 Bio-Organic Chemistry (LA)

Covers the modern interface of chemistry and biology, as well as an examination of current developments in biotechnology. Topics include combinatorial chemistry and modern synthetic methods, protein engineering, innovative approaches to drug design, enzyme mimics, and in vitro evolution of functional biopolymers. Prerequisites: CHEM 32400. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 44000 Inquiry and the Nature of Science for the Science Teacher (LA)

Considers issues pertaining to the nature and practice of science, especially as they relate to science education. Explores aspects that distinguish scientific inquiry from other forms of inquiry. Examines safety issues of teaching science in a classroom, and teaching science in the context of the community. Cross-listed with CHEM 44000 and PHYS 44000. Students can receive credit for only one of: BIOL 44000, PHYS 44000, CHEM 44000. Prerequisites: EDUC 34000 and junior standing. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 44200 Computational Chemistry (LA)

A solid understanding of the theoretical aspects of computational modeling and its utility and limitations in predicting electronic structures, molecular geometries, chemical dynamics, and chemical reactivity. In addition, the student will gain a hands-on, working knowledge of modern computational methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 32400; CHEM 33200. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 44400 Chemical Applications of Group Theory (LA)

The chemical applications of symmetry and group theory, with a special emphasis placed on chemical bonding and spectroscopy. The necessary mathematical underpinnings for this course, including vectors, matrix algebra, and group theory, are presented largely in terms of symmetry operations and related properties of molecules. Prerequisites: CHEM 34200 and CHEM 33100. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 45200 Instrumental Analysis (LA)

Familiarizes students with the principles and applications of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis through hands-on experience with a wide variety of instrumental techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 32400; PHYS 10200 or PHYS 11800. (IRR).
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 47100-47200 Undergraduate Instruction in Chemistry (NLA)

Qualified undergraduates are given opportunities to participate in the department's instructional program, serving as laboratory assistants and/or tutors. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only.
1 Credit

CHEM 48100-48110 Selected Topics in Chemistry (LA)

Course content depends on interests of the registrants and may include informed discussions, outside reading, and either library or laboratory projects. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. (IRR)
Attributes: NS
1-3 Credits

CHEM 48600 Chemistry Capstone: Senior Research Experience (LA)

After consultation with the faculty of the Department of Chemistry, the student undertakes a research problem under the guidance of one or more faculty members. Prerequisite: CHEM 32500. (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits

CHEM 48700 Chemistry Seminar (LA)

Series of lectures dealing with current research topics in chemistry and biochemistry presented by the faculty, visitors, and students. Each student is required to present a talk during the semester. One meeting per week. Prerequisites: Permission of department. Pass/fail only. (F,Y)
Attributes: NS
1 Credit

CHEM 48800 Chemistry Capstone: Senior Thesis (LA)

Students prepare a written thesis and an oral presentation describing their senior chemistry research experience (CHEM 48600) or literature search under the guidance of their research advisor. Ethics in science is addressed. Seminars will also be given by guest speakers. Explores the relationships between the various components of the integrative core curriculum (ICC), the chemistry major, other learning experiences at the College, and future goals. Reflection on the role of a liberal arts education. Prerequisites: CHEM 32500. (S,Y)
Attributes: NS
3 Credits