Chemistry Courses

CH 1050. Principles of General Chemistry (3) 

Fall semester. A one-semester course, primarily for nursing and allied health students. This course is also strongly recommended for students with deficiencies in their chemistry background who plan to pursue other programs in the sciences that require CH 2610. Corequisite: CH 1060. (SCI)

CH 1060. Principles of General Chemistry Laboratory (1)

Fall semester
Basic laboratory techniques are used to investigate various theoretical principles. Laboratory two hours a week. Lab fee. Corequisite: CH 1050. (SCI)

CH 2610. General Chemistry I (4)

Fall and Spring semester
An introductory course treating the essential principles of theoretical and descriptive chemistry. Lecture three hours, laboratory four hours a week. Lab fee. Recommended: MT 1190 Precalculus. (SCI)

CH 2630. General Chemistry II (4)

Spring semester
A continuation of General Chemistry I. Lecture three hours a week, laboratory four hours a week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: CH 2610 (MT 1800 Calculus I recommended). (SCI or SCII)

CH 2650. Honors General Chemistry and Laboratory (5)

Fall semester
The course provides a review of stoichiometry (including solution concentration), gas laws and atomic and molecular structure (covalent and ionic bonding) as commonly taught in the first semester of a general chemistry course. The emphasis of the course is on equilibrium, electrochemistry and kinetics as is usually done in the second semester of the two-semester course. Descriptive chemistry is built around the periodic table and integrated throughout the course. This course would be taken in place of the two-semester CH 2610/2630 sequence. Lab fee. (SCI or SCII)

CH 2710. Organic Chemistry I (3)

Fall semester
An introduction to modern organic chemistry including molecular bonding and structures, functional groups, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions,
mechanisms, spectroscopy (NMR and IR), and stereochemistry. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite:CH 2630. Corequisite: CH 2720. (SCII)

CH 2720. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)

Fall semester
Basic techniques and theory in various methods of separation and identification, including chromatography, spectroscopy, measurements of physical properties and interpretation of results. Simple organic preparations. Laboratory four hours a week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: CH 2630. Corequisite: CH 2710. (SCII)

CH 2730. Organic Chemistry II (3)

Spring semester. A continuation of Organic Chemistry I; modern organic chemistry including molecular bonding and structures, functional groups, nomenclature,synthesis, reactions, mechanisms, spectroscopy (NMR and IR), and stereochemistry. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CH 2710. Corequisite: CH 2740.

CH 2740. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)

Spring semester
More advanced synthetic reactions, including synthetic sequences. Qualitative organic analysis, using wet chemical methods, determination of physical properties and also instruments. Laboratory four hours a week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: CH 2720. Corequisite: CH 2730.

CH 3310. General Biochemistry I (3)

Fall semester
The chemistry of living organisms and their components, including biosynthesis and metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: CH 2710 and CH 3450 or instructor approval.

CH 3320. Biochemistry Laboratory (1)

Fall semester
Basic techniques of experimental biochemistry, including isolation and/or characterization of the major classes of biomolecules. Laboratory four hours a week. Lab fee. Prerequisite or concurrent: CH 3310.

CH 3330. General Biochemistry II (3)

Spring semester
A continuation of General Biochemistry I. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CH 3310.

CH 3340. Biochemistry Labratory II (1)

Spring semester. Advanced techniques of experimental biochemistry, including the use of instrumental techniques in the isolation and/or characterization of biomolecules. Laboratory four hours per week. Lab fee. Prerequisite or concurrent: CH 3330.

CH 3450. Analytical Chemistry (4)

Spring semester
A course in the theory and practice of quantitative analytical chemistry. Gravimetric, volumetric and simple instrumental methods of analysis are considered. Lecture three hours a week, laboratory four hours a week. Lab fee. Prerequisite: CH 2630 or CH 2650.

CH 3510 (PH 3510). Physical Chemistry I (3)

Fall semester
Basic principles of physical chemistry with emphasis on thermodynamics and equilibrium, and kinetics. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisites: PH 2900 General Physics II and MT 1810, or instructor approval.

CH 3530 (PH 3530). Physical Chemistry II (3)

Spring semester of even-numbered calendar year
Basic principles of physical chemistry with emphasis on quantum mechanics, molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: CH 3510, PH 2900 and MT 1810.

CH 3560 (PH 3560). Physical Chemistry Labratory (1)

Spring semester of even-numbered calendar year.Laboratory and computer modeling experiments designed to illustrate basic theories in thermodynamics, equilibrium, kinetics, quantum mechanics, molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite or concurrent: CH 3530 (PH 3530).

CH 3650. Nuclear Chemistry (2-3) 

Introduction to theoretical concepts of nuclear chemistry and its most significant applications. Topics include fundamentals of the nuclear atom, radioactive decay, absorption of nuclear radiation and characteristics of radiation detectors. Lecture two or three hours a week. Prerequisite: CH 2630.

CH 3970. Chemistry Work Experience, Introductory (2) 

Off-campus experience in industrial chemistry requiring minimal technical proficiency. The student works full-time for a summer or semester under the supervision of selected senior personnel. These credits are electives and are not credited toward requirements for the chemistry major. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

CH 3990. Research Projects, Introductory (1-3) 

The student plans and attempts a series of original laboratory investigations of a scientifically significant problem planned in weekly consultation with the supervising faculty member, conducts the necessary literature searches, maintains a professional-style laboratory notebook, makes at least one oral presentation of results, and prepares a research report according to the guidelines of the American Chemical Society. Lab fee. Prerequisite: instructor approval.

CH 4430. Instrumental Analysis I (3)

Spring semester of even-numbered calendar year
The major types of electrometric methods and chromatography are emphasized. Lecture/laboratory format four hours per week. Lab fee. 
Prerequisites: CH 2730 and CH 3450.

CH 4450. Instrumental Analysis II (3)

Spring semester of odd-numbered calendar year
The principles and methods of spectrophotometry are emphasized. Lecture/laboratory format four hours a week. Lab fee. Prerequisites: CH 2730 and CH 3450.

CH 4620. Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Spring semester of even-numbered calendar year
A one-semester advanced course in theoretical and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite or concurrent or instructor approval: CH 3530 (PH 3530).

CH 4810. Advanced Organic Chemistry (1-3)

Fall semesters of even-numbered years
Specialized readings and lectures in organic chemistry. Lectures arranged. Prerequisite: CH 2730/ 2740, junior standing and department approval.

CH 4820. Advanced Physical Chemistry (1-3) 

Specialized reading and lectures in physical chemistry. Lectures arranged. Prerequisites: CH 3530, junior standing and department approval.

CH 4830. Advanced Analytical Chemistry (1-3) 

Specialized readings and lectures in analytical chemistry. Lectures arranged. Prerequisite: CH 3450, junior standing and department approval.

CH 4840. Advanced Biochemistry (1-3) 

Introduction to the techniques utilized in recombinant DNA biotechnology including DNA sequencing, PCR, electrophoresis, restriction enzymes, southern blotting, transformation and cloning. The application of these methods to medicine, industry, and forensics is studied. Lecture one hour per week. Lab four hours per week. Lab fee. Prerequisites or concurrent: CH 3330 or instructor approval.

CH 4960. Chemical Literature and Seminar (1)

Fall semester
An introduction to the use of the technical library, typical literature searches and seminar presentations. Open to all students and faculty members. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

CH 4970. Chemistry Work Experience, Advanced (2) 

Off-campus experience in industrial chemistry requiring high technical proficiency. The student works full-time for a summer or semester under the supervision of selected senior personnel. These credits are electives and are not credited toward requirements for the chemistry major. Prerequisite: departmental approval.

CH 4990. Research Projects, Advanced (1-3) 

The student plans and attempts a series of original laboratory investigations of a scientifically significant problem planned in weekly consultation with the supervising faculty member, conducts the necessary literature searches, maintains a professional-style laboratory notebook, makes at least one oral presentation of results, and prepares a research report according to the guidelines of the American Chemical Society. Lab fee. Prerequisite: instructor
approval.