CHM - Chemistry

CHM 007 General Chemistry I Workshop

These workshops are based on the Peer-Led Team Learning model (PLTL) with students working individually and in small groups to learn and exercise problem solving techniques. The problems presented in these workshops are often not amenable to solution through ready-made formulas and require the individual to interact with peers in a reflective manner. The workshop is 85 minutes each week.

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Corequisites

CHM 207

CHM 008 General Chemistry II Workshop

These workshops are based on the Peer-Led Team Learning model (PLTL) with students working individually and in small groups to learn and exercise problem solving techniques. The problems presented in these workshops are often not amenable to solution through ready-made formulas and require the individual to interact with peers in a reflective manner. The workshop is 85 minutes each week.

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Corequisites

CHM 208

CHM 025 Organic Chemistry I Workshop

These workshops are based on the Peer-Led Team Learning model (PLTL) with students working individually and in small groups to learn and exercise problem solving techniques. The problems presented in these workshops are often not amenable to solution through ready-made formulas and require the individual to interact with peers in a reflective manner. The workshop is 85 minutes each week.

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Corequisites

CHM 325

CHM 026 Organic Chemistry II Workshop

These workshops are based on the Peer-Led Team Learning model (PLTL) with students working individually and in small groups to learn and exercise problem solving techniques. The problems presented in these workshops are often not amenable to solution through ready-made formulas and require the individual to interact with peers in a reflective manner. The workshop is 85 minutes each week.

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Corequisites

CHM 326

CHM 031 Physical Chemistry I Workshop

These workshops are based on the Peer-Led Team Learning model (PLTL) with students working individually and in small groups to learn and exercise problem solving techniques. The problems presented in these workshops are often not amenable to solution through ready-made formulas and require the individual to interact with peers in a reflective manner. The workshop is 85 minutes each week.
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Corequisites

CHM 331

CHM 105 Chemistry in Art

The study of chemistry in a variety of art forms. Some topics to be covered: Oxidation-Reduction (Etching and Coloring of Metals); Acid-Base Chemistry (pH pens and Frescoes); Pigment types, synthesis and interactions in a matrix (Cloth dyeing, chromatography, crayons, paints, and candles); Methods of analysis (Spectroscopy and chromatography). Literature searches, laboratory records, reports, and exams will be graded. Fee: $60

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CHM 207 General Chemistry I

For science and engineering majors. Introduction to stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, and reactions. Principles of solution chemistry and chemical thermodynamics included.

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Prerequisites

100-level or equivalent mathematics course or corequisite.

Corequisites

CHM 007, 100-level mathematics course or prerequisite. May be taken concurrently with CHM 277.

CHM 208 General Chemistry II

Principles of chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and equilibrium will be studied with emphasis on acid-base chemistry and electrochemistry. Other topics may include intermolecular forces, phase changes, colligative properties, organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, polymers, and biochemistry.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 207 or equivalent.

Corequisites

CHM 008. May be taken concurrently with CHM 278.

CHM 277 General Chemistry I Lab

This lab course teaches students how to use basic laboratory equipment as well as introduce them to laboratory techniques involved with fractional recrystallization, paper chromatography, identification and synthesis of ionic compounds, titrations, and calorimetry. Students practice accepted procedures for recording data in a laboratory notebook and write lab reports (including one formal report) for all experiments. Fee: $60

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Corequisites

CHM 207

CHM 278 General Chemistry II Lab

Experiments in this lab course include those that investigate intermolecular forces, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, equilibria, pH and buffers, synthesis and chemical analysis of a metal complex, and electrochemistry. Fee: $60

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Prerequisites

A grade of C or higher in CHM 277 or equivalent

Corequisites

CHM 208

CHM 303 Computational Methods in Physical Sciences

Computational techniques for solving physics and chemistry problems as well as for simulating, analyzing, and graphically visualizing physical systems and processes. Offered Fall of odd years.
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Prerequisites

PHY 204 or PHY 201 and MTH 202

Cross Listed Courses

PHY 303, MTH 303

CHM 314 Analytical Chemistry

Lecture presentation of the principles of wet and instrumental methods and the treatment of analytical data.

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Prerequisites

CHM 208, CHM 279, or permission of instructor.

Corequisites

May be taken concurrently with CHM 379.

CHM 325 Organic Chemistry I

This course addresses nomenclature, stereochemistry, and the structure and reactivity of organic compounds; substitution, elimination, and addition reactions of organic substrates including alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes and alkynes; and application of NMR and IR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry to the determination of molecule structure.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C or higher in CHM 208.

Corequisites

CHM 025

CHM 326 Organic Chemistry II

This course extends the topics and principles of CHM 325 to an analysis of alcohols, aromatic systems, amines, ketones, aldehydes, carboxylic acids and derivatives. Special topics include synthetic strategies, polymers, and biochemistry, particularly the chemistry of lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, and peptides.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 325.

Corequisites

CHM 026

CHM 331 Physical Chemistry I

Postulates of quantum mechanics, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotator, and hydrogen atom with application to electronic structure of atoms and molecules and to atomic and molecular spectra.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 208, PHY 205, MTH 202, or permission of instructor.

CHM 332 Physical Chemistry II

Classical and statistical thermodynamics to include Boltzmann statistics, partition functions and ensembles with applications to phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, solute-solvent interactions and non-equilibrium thermodynamics. Chemical kinetics to include rate laws, mechanisms, kinetic molecular theory and gas-phase reaction dynamics.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 331 or permission of instructor.

CHM 344 Inorganic Chemistry I

This course is the first part of the two-semester Inorganic Chemistry sequence. Topics covered: fundamentals of atomic structure; molecular symmetry and its applications in IR spectroscopy and molecular orbital theory of small covalent molecules; solid state chemistry; oxidation-reduction processes; physical methods in inorganic chemistry; descriptive chemistry of the main group elements.
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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 208

CHM 372 Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

Atomic and molecular spectroscopy to illustrate the postulates of quantum mechanics, particle in a box, harmonic oscillator, rigid rotator and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

CHM 331

CHM 373 Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Experiments designed to investigate thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and gas phase reaction dynamics with applications to phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, solute-solvent interactions. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

CHM 332

CHM 374 Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory

This lab course covers synthetic and analytical techniques relevant to main group element chemistry and to solid state chemistry (including superconductors, semiconductors, nanoparticles).  Fee: $60.
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Prerequisites

a grade of C- or higher in CHM 208 and CHM 278 (or equivalent)

Corequisites

CHM 344

CHM 375 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

This course teaches the principles and techniques used in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Students apply a variety of separation techniques; consult the chemical literature; investigate the kinetics of a proposed mechanism; apply reactions learned in CHM 325 to synthesize organic compounds; operate IR and NMR spectrometers; and identify unknown compounds based on spectroscopic analysis. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 278 or CHM 279

Corequisites

CHM 325

CHM 376 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

In this course, students continue synthetic application of reactions learned in CHEM 325 and 326; expand the techniques of CHM 375 to include gas chromatography/mass spectrometry; and apply GC/MS to a competitive nitration study. Students also research, propose, and execute an independent project, followed by oral presentation and formal documentation of the project’s outcomes. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 375

Corequisites

CHM 326

CHM 379 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Experiments in quantitative analysis, including wet, spectroscopic, electrochemical, and chromatographic methods. Additional emphasis on statistics, computerized data analysis, and report writing. Fee: $60.

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Corequisites

CHM 314

CHM 386 Environmental Chemistry

This course is organized into three main sections in which chemical topics relevant to the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environments are discussed. The course also addresses anthropogenic effects on the environment, toxicology, risk assessment, environmental analysis, computer modeling, and the political and sociological aspects of environmental topics.

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Prerequisites

CHM 208

Cross Listed Courses

ENV 386

CHM 387 Service Learning in Chemistry

Faculty directed student outreach in community educational institutions. Before enrolling, students must consult with a faculty member to define goals for the project. May be repeated for credit.

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Prerequisites

CHM 207, CHM 208

CHM 390 Directed Study

Credit arranged by student in cooperation with faculty.

Variable

CHM 393 Research in Chemistry

Faculty directed student research. Before enrolling, students must consult with a faculty member to define the project. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $60 per credit hour.

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CHM 412 Advanced Instrumental Theory

Theory and practice of modern chemical instrumentation.

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Prerequisites

CHM 314 or permission of instructor.

Corequisites

CHM 472

CHM 444 Inorganic Chemistry II

Coordination chemistry of transition metals; electronic structures of coordination complexes; crystal field theory and ligand field theory; optical and magnetic properties; descriptive chemistry of transition metals; organometallic chemistry; reaction mechanisms.

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Prerequisites

CHM 326, CHM 331 (or instructor permission)

CHM 453 Biochemistry I

Physical-chemical basis of life processes. Topics include: structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; metabolism of carbohydrates and fats; and metabolic control processes.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 326 or permission of instructor.

CHM 454 Biochemistry II

Continuation of CHM 453. Emphasis is on biosynthesis of macromolecules. Topics include photosynthesis, metabolism of amino acids, membrane synthesis, nucleic acid and protein biosynthesis, current topics in biochemistry.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C- or higher in CHM 453 or permission of instructor.

CHM 468 Advanced Organic Chemistry

The course focuses on organic synthesis and builds upon the material covered in CHM 325 and CHM 326. Important topics are retrosynthetic analysis, protecting groups, and carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, such as advanced enolate chemistry and palladium cross coupling reactions. Important organic chemistry models, such as the Ireland, Zimmerman-Traxler, Cram and Felkin-Ahn models are presented.
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Prerequisites

CHM 326

CHM 471 Biochemistry I Laboratory

Techniques include modern methods for separation and quantitation of biological materials, including centrifugation, high pressure liquid chromatography, spectrophotometry, and gel electrophoresis. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

A grade of C or higher in CHM 376

Corequisites

CHM 453 or prerequisite.

CHM 472 Advanced Instrumental Laboratory

A survey of modern instrumentation including the use of spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography for quantitative and qualitative analysis. Fee $60.

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Corequisites

CHM 412

CHM 473 Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory

The lab is taught under the principles of discovery-based learning. The experiments involve syntheses of main group ligands using organometallic chemistry and inert atmosphere techniques (vacuum lines and a glovebox); syntheses of new transition metal complexes and their investigations by spectroscopic methods (UV-vis, multinuclear NMR, FT-IR), electrochemistry, magnetic measurements (magnetic balance), and structural analyses by X-ray diffraction methods (when possible). Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

a grade of C- or higher in CHM344 and CHM374

Corequisites

CHM 444

CHM 474 Biochemistry II Laboratory

Techniques utilized will include the use of enzymes in PCR, restriction digests, and ligations, as well as overexpression, purification, and characterization of a target protein and related cofactors. Skills in proposal writing will also be developed. Fee: $60

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Prerequisites

CHM 344 and a grade of C or higher in CHM 471

Corequisites

CHM 454

CHM 477 Data Analysis Laboratory

Hands on instruction in the use of computer software and programming for the acquisition, manipulation, and interpretation of chemical data. Fee: $60.

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Prerequisites

CHM 314, CHM 379

CHM 490 Directed Study

Credit arranged by student in cooperation with faculty.

Variable

CHM 491 Chemistry Seminar

Special topic seminar. Lectures, panel discussions, student research paper, and oral presentation.

Credit arranged.

CHM 493 Research in Chemistry

Faculty-directed student research. Before enrolling, students must consult with a faculty member to define the project. May be repeated for credit. Fee: $60 per credit hour.

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CHM 497 Industrial Internship

Intensive field experience in selected chemical industries. Students may receive an IP (In Progress) grade until the completion of their internship. Department permission and chemistry G.P.A. of 3.0 required.

Variable

CHM 499 Senior Thesis

Research, study, or original work under the direction of a faculty mentor, leading to a scholarly thesis document with a public presentation of results. Requires approval of thesis director, department chair, dean, and the director of the honors program, when appropriate.

Credit arranged.

Prerequisites

Senior standing; 3.0 G.P.A. in the thesis area, or good standing in the honors program.