Chemistry

Courses in Chemistry

CHEM-C 100 The World of Chemistry (3 cr)

For non-science majors, the chemistry of everyday life—fuels, plastics, drugs, water, air, and living systems. Lectures illustrated by demonstrations, films, and molecular models. Readings including articles from current newspapers and magazines. Credit given for only one of the following: C100, C101, C105, or S105. Offered spring semesters.

CHEM-C 101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr)

Introduction to chemistry. Generally taken concurrently with C121. Lectures and discussion. The two sequences, C101-C121 and C102-C122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on basis of C101, C121, C102, and C122 granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken by students with deficiencies in chemistry without credit in preparation for C105. Credit given for only one of the following: C100, C101, C105, or S105. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisites: HS algebra or Introductory Algebra.
  • Suggested corequisite: C121 (lab portion)

CHEM-C 102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr)

Continuation of C101. Usually taken concurrently with C122. The chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions followed by an extensive introduction to biochemistry. Lectures and discussion. Credit given for only one of the following: C102, C106, or S106. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisites: C101
  • Suggested corequisite: C122

CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr)

Basic principles including stoichiometry, thermo chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, gases, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry. Credit given for only one of the following: C100, C101, C105, or S105. Offered every fall.

  • Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra or Intermediate Algebra, and one year of high school chemistry
  • Corequisites: C125 (lab portion)

CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr)

Must be taken concurrently with C126. Chemical equilibria, with emphasis on acids, bases, solubility, and electrochemistry, elementary thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry. Credit given for only one of the following: C106 or C102 or S106. Offered every spring.

  • Prerequisites: C105, C125
  • Corequisite: C126 (lab portion)

CHEM-C 108 General Organic Biochemistry (5 cr)

Basic atomic and molecular structure, gases, liquids, solutions, reactions, stoichiometry, equilibria, acids-bases, nuclear chemistry, chemistry of major functional groups of organic compounds, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters, replication, and expression of genes. Lab fee required. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisites: High School algebra.

CHEM-C 121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr)

Introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of the following: C121, C125, or S125. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: C100 or C101 (may be taken concurrently).

CHEM-C 122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr)

Continuation of C121. Emphasis on organic and biochemical experimental techniques. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of the following: C122, C126, or S126. Offered periodically

  • Prerequisite: C101, C121
  • Corequisite: C102 (may be taken concurrently)

CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr)

Introduction to laboratory experimentation with emphasis on the collection and use of experimental data, some properties of solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and synthesis. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of the following: C121, C125, or S125. Offered fall semesters.

  • Corequisite: C105 (lecture portion)

CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr)

A continuation of C125 with emphasis on equilibria, qualitative analysis, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction including electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and synthesis. Lab fee required. Credit given for only one of the following: C126, C122, or S126. Offered spring semesters.

  • Prerequisite: C125
  • Corequisite: C106 (lecture portion)

CHEM-C 303 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

Investigation of the chemistry of water and air pollution, and analytical procedures and techniques as applied to pollution problems, effects, and controls. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisites: C106, C126 or C108
  • Suggested requisite: C341

CHEM-C 333 Experimental Environmental Chemistry (2 cr)

A laboratory course that will use techniques in analytical chemistry to isolate, detect, and estimate (qualitatively and quantitatively) a few priority environmental pollutants. Laboratory experience will include scientific observations, collection of samples, data analysis, and proposing scientific explanation of the results. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisites: L107 or C108 or equivalent general / organic chemistry,
    or consent of instructor.

CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures I (3 cr)

Chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature, qualitative theory of valence; structure and reactions. Syntheses and reactions of major classes of monofunctional compounds. Offered fall semester, alternate years. (To be offered fall semester 2009.)

  • Prerequisite: C106
  • Corequisite: C343 (lab portion)

CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures II (3 cr)

Syntheses and reactions of polyfunctional compounds, natural and industrial products; physical and chemical methods of identification. Offered spring semester, alternate years.

  • Prerequisite: C341
  • Corequisite: C344 (lab portion)

CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2 cr.)

Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of organic chemistry and the use of general synthetic methods. Lab fee required. Offered fall semester, alternate years. (To be offered fall semester 2009.)

  • Corequisite: C341 (lecture portion)

CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 cr.)

Preparation, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; emphasis on modern research methods. Lab fee required. Offered spring semester, alternate years.

  • Prerequisite: 341
  • Corequisite: 342 (lecture portion)

CHEM-C 390 Topics in Chemistry (1-5 cr)

Course content varies. Offered periodically.

CHEM-C 483 Biological Chemistry (3 cr)

Introduction to structure, chemical properties, and interrelationships of biological substances, including major metabolic pathways. Credit not given for both C483 and BIOL S305. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: 18 credit hours of chemistry, including C341

CHEM-C 490 Individual Study (1-3 cr.; 10 cr. maximum)

Enrollment only after consultation with the course director and the undergraduate advisor. Cannot be substituted for any course required in a chemistry major. Not distribution satisfying. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

CHEM-N 100 Nutrition (4 cr)

Basic principles of general and organic chemistry, digestion, absorption and storage of various nutrients, food facts, and fallacies. Food habits, heart disease, obesity, cancer, and other consumer-oriented information. Food addiction, sociocultural and economic factors. Lab fee required. Offered every fall semester.