Chemistry Department Course Offerings
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*Courses from other departments may be necessary to fulfill a particular major/minor.
|111-112||General Chemistry (3-3). Prereq: MAT 101 or consent of the instructor.
A two-semester sequence that includes a study of topics such as stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, the states of matter, phase equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, ionic equilibria, and electrochemistry. (Lecture 3) (111, fall only; 112, spring only)
|113-114||General Chemistry Laboratory (1-1). Prereq. or Coreq.: CHE 111-112.
A two-semester sequence emphasizing fundamental chemical operations and the study of a selection of exercises demonstrating those principles discussed in CHE 111-112. The second semester includes a study of qualitative analysis. (Lab 3) (113, fall only; 114, spring only)
|211-212||Organic Chemistry (3-3). Prereq: CHE 111-112, 113-114. Coreq. or prereq. CHE 221-222.
A two-semester sequence that is a study of compounds of carbon including the functional roups, their nomenclature, synthesis, chemical reactivity, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and methods of structure determination. (Lecture & Lab 4) (211, fall only; 212, spring only)
|214||Quantitative Analysis (4). Prereq: CHE 111-112, 113-114.
A study of the quantitative aspects of acid-base, solubility, and oxidation-reduction equilibria. An introduction to chemical instrumentation using colorimetric analysis. (Lecture 2, Lab 6)
|313-314||Special Topics in Organic Chemistry (3,3). Prereq: CHE 212.
A study of current topics of interest taken from the areas of medicinal, synthetic, theoretical, heterocyclic chemistry, and stereochemistry. (Lecture 3)
|321||Physical Chemistry (4). Prereq: CHE 214 (may be taken concurrently), PHY 241-242, PHY 243-244 and MAT 208.
A two-semester sequence that includes a study of theoretical principles of gases, liquids and solids, atomic and molecular structure, solutions, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibria, phase rule, catalysis, electrochemistry, and radiochemistry. (Lecture & Lab 4)
|323-324||Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1-1). Prereq. or Coreq.: CHE 321-322.
A two-semester laboratory study of phase equilibria, solution phenomena, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibria, catalysis, electrochemistry, and radiochemistry. (Lab 3)
|372||Biochemistry (4). Prereq: CHE 111-112, 113-114, 211-212.
An introductory course in biochemistry including the chemistry of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates as well as the topics of enzymology, metabolism, and endocrine control of mechanisms. (Lecture 3) (Fall only)
|431-432||Special Problems in Chemistry (1 or 2, 1 or 2). Prereq: Advanced standing in chemistry and consent of the instructor.
A course designed for individual advanced students that involves a library search and laboratory investigation of a topic or topics of current interest.
|441-442||Seminar (1-1). Prereq: Senior standing.
The senior chemistry major will research a topic of his particular interest and present it before a group of his or her peers.