Chemistry (CHM)

CHM-110  Introduction to Chemistry  (3)  

Explores atoms, molecules, and how chemical reactions behave by practicing scientific measurements and using fundamental natural laws. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: The lab is optional.

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture

Pre/corequisite: Take MAT-052 or MAT-772.

CHM-111  Introduction to Chemistry Lab  (1)  

Accompanies CHM-110 as a laboratory. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 2.0 lab

Pre/corequisite: Take CHM-110.

CHM-132  Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry  (4)  

Introduces structure, nomenclature and reactions in organic chemistry as well as the study of life processes including carbohydrate, protein, lipid, nucleic acid metabolism and the interrelationships involved. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CHM-110 or CHM-165.

CHM-165  General Chemistry I  (4)  

Studies the basic principles of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on such concepts as measurements and problem solving, chemical reactions and equations, stoichiometry, atomic structure and nuclear models, periodicity, chemical bonding, kinetic molecular theory and gas laws, and the structure and properties of matter. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: CHM-110 or one year high school chemistry highly recommended

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take MAT-102, MAT-708 or a qualify with placement test score.

CHM-175  General Chemistry II  (4)  

Continues General Chemistry I. Studies colligative properties along with thermodynamics and kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, acids, bases and complex ions. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 2.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CHM-165.

CHM-262  Organic Chemistry I  (4.5)  

Introduces the theory and practice of organic chemistry with emphasis on the chemistry of functional groups. Emphasizes nomenclature, stereoisomerism, chemical bonding, reaction mechanisms, the characterization of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols. Teaches appropriate organic chemistry separation, isolation and synthetic techniques through laboratory experiments. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 3.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CHM-175.

CHM-272  Organic Chemistry II  (4.5)  

Continues the study of ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines and biologically important fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Stresses qualitative organic analysis and spectroscopic methods. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A

Hours per week: 3.0 lecture, 3.0 lab

Prerequisite: Take CHM-262.

CHM-924  Honors Project  (1)  

Allows a qualified honors student to pursue a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires completion of an honors project contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor and dean

Hours per week: 1.0 lecture

CHM-928  Independent Study  (1-1.5)  

Allows for a special concentration of study under the guidance of a faculty member. Requires an independent study contract. May be taken more than once. Arts & Sciences Elective Code: A; Comments: Permission of instructor and dean

Hours per week: 2.0 lab