The second course in a one year sequence covering solids and liquids, solutions, kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid base equilibria, electrochemistry nuclear chemistry, qualitative and quantitative analysis. For students who plan to take further chemistry courses. 3 hour lecture, 2 hour laboratory.
Fundamental introduction to the functional aspects of organic compounds, with emphasis on the biochemical relevance of structural and chemical properties. Designed for those for whom one semester of organic chemistry is sufficient. 3 hour lecture and 1-hour team-based learning session.
The first of a two course sequence in organic chemistry, emphasizing modern concepts and problem solving in structure, synthesis and mechanism, based on a functional group approach. Theoretical and practical aspects of modern spectroscopy supports its use in the laboratory course. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory.
The second of a two course sequence in organic chemistry, emphasizing modern concepts and problem solving in structure, synthesis and mechanism, based on a functional group approach. Theoretical and practical aspects of modern spectroscopy supports its use in the laboratory course. 3 hour lecture, 3 hour laboratory.
Introductory work learning experience related to carrer interests, for which compensation may be received. Positions arranged by students with sponsorship, approval and evaluation by full time faculty. Elective credit only (normally 40 hours /credit) to maximum of 8 credits per degree program. Graded Pass/Fail. Prerequiite: 24 total credits earned, 2.0 cumulative GPA, and permission of instructor.
An opportunity for a qualified student to explore work in an area of individual interest, selected and pursued in consultation with a faculty member. Consent required of the instructor who will supervise the independent study. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.
A project-oriented course focusing on multistep inorganic and organic synthesis and characterization techniques using modern instrumentation.
An exploration of major topics in the field of physical chemistry including chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and quantum chemistry. Following an overview of theoretical foundations, emphasis is placed on the study of chemical properties and phenomena such as equilibrium, reaction rates, spectroscopy, and chemical structure.
An introduction to the theory and practice of measuring physical chemical properties using standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques. Large emphasis is placed on using computers and available software for data acquisition, management, and processing, as well as written communication of results.
An overview of chemical analysis with a focus on foundational principles. Topics include: qualitative vs. quantitative methods, sampling, statistics, uncertainty and error, calibration, speciation, gravimetric analysis, titrations, spectrophotometry, chromatography, and basic theory of instruments.
A hands-on exploration of chemical analysis using a mix of classical techniques and modern instrumentation. Student work includes comparative evaluations of different analytical methods for identifying and quantifying the presence of various chemicals in real-world samples. Communication of results in written and/or oral formats is emphasized. MATH-141 is strongly encouraged.
An introduction to modern inorganic chemistry including: atomic structure and bonding; a description of transition metal complexes and their role as catalysts, and a survey of the reactivity of selected elements of the main group.
In-depth survey of biochemical topics including the structure and function of proteins, enzyme action and kinetics, carbohydrates, lipids, and an introduction to major metabolic pathways and their regulation. Course also listed as BIO-370.
Advanced topics in chemistry such as atmospheric chemistry, polymer chemistry, organometallic chemistry, or others. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
Sequential work learning experience for which compensation may be received. Positions arranged by students with sponsorship, approval and evaluation by full time faculty. Elective credit (normally 40 hours/credit) to maximum of 8 credits per degree program. Graded Pass/Fail. May be repeated for credit.
Advanced study of various fields of chemistry through individual reading, writing, or laboratory work. Requires a research project conducted under the supervision of Chemistry faculty and a written report. 1 hour conference. May be repeated as desired.
An introductory course providing a survey of general chemical principles and their application to current environmental and social issues. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, energy, reaction chemistry, solutions and nuclear power. (Not open toward a major program in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, or Chemistry/Physics.)
Lecture-lab course that introduces fundamental chemical principles and concepts, including atomic structure, periodicity, molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, types of chemical reactions, and thermochemistry. Knowledge of algebra, exponentials and logarithms is expected. Math assessment exam required. Includes two-hour laboratory.