Chemistry Options

CHEM 3111. Organic Chemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1212L with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3311. Introduction to modern organic chemical theory and practice: topics include vocabulary of organic chemistry, covalent bonding models, thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions, systematic nomenclature, drawing structures, conformational analysis, basic principles of stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and functional group interconversions.

CHEM 3112. Organic Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3312. A continuation of CHEM 3111 with emphasis on reactions mechanisms, multistep synthesis, chromatography, spectroscopy, and structural elucidation with an emphasis on the application of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, molecular orbital theory and pericyclic reactions, reactive Intermediates, and chemistry of functional groups.

CHEM 3135. Inorganic Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3335. This course involves the principles and special topics in modern inorganic chemistry, including electronic structure, valence bond theory, molecular orbital theory, group theory, solid state chemistry, aqueous and non-aqueous solvents, coordination chemistry, crystal field theory, transition and inner transition metals, organometallics, and bioinorganic chemistry.

CHEM 3141. Biochemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each. An introduction to various classes of biochemically significant molecules, detailed investigation of catabolic and anabolic reactions, photosynthesis and the utilization of biochemical literature.

CHEM 3311. Organic Chemistry 1 Lab (0-3-1) Corequisite: CHEM 3111. Introduction to laboratory techniques such synthesis, chromatography, spectroscopy, molecular modeling, stereochemistry, and writing scientific reports (Course fee required.)

CHEM 3312. Organic Chemistry 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of "C" or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 3112. A continuation of CHEM 3311 with added emphasis on multi-step reactions, chromatographic techniques, obtaining and interpreting spectral data and access/utilization of the scientific literature. (Course fee required.)

CHEM 3335. Inorganic Chemistry Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 3135. Laboratory experiments emphasizing the synthesis inorganic compounds, including purification and characterization of coordination compounds, complex ions and salts. (Course fee required.)

CHEM 3345. Biochemistry Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 3141. This course is an in depth treatment of enzyme purification and kinetics, molecular biological experimental techniques and computer-assisted structural analysis. (Course fee required.)

CHEM 4115. Survey of Physical Chemistry (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, Math 1131, PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4315. Topics include properties of gases; laws of thermodynamics; physical equilibrium in pure substances; chemical equilibrium; chemical kinetics; quantum theory; atomic structure; chemical bond; introduction to rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy; solid surfaces.  

CHEM 4175. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312 with a grade of C or better in each and MATH 1131. Co-requisite: CHEM 4375. The course covers theory and applications of modern chemical instrumentation. The instruments and techniques studied include spectroscopic methods (UV-Vis, FTIR, fluorescence, atomic absorption and emission, separation methods (gas chromatography), selected electrochemical methods and mass spectrometry.

CHEM 4181. Forensic Chemistry I (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312. Co-requisite: CHEM 4381. Application of chemical principles to analysis of physical evidence from criminal investigations, including paints, glass, fibers, inks, and soil.

CHEM 4182. Forensic Chemistry II (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4181 and CHEM 4381L. Co-requisite: CHEM 4382L. A continuation of Forensic Chemistry I with added emphasis upon forensic biological evidence including blood and other body fluids.

CHEM 4315. Survey of Physical Chemistry Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, Math 1131, PHYS 1112 and PHYS 1312 with a grade of C or better in each, Co-requisite: CHEM 4115. Laboratory experiments on conductometry, potentiometry, uv-vis spectroscopy, kinetics of ester hydrolysis, enzyme kinetics, viscosity of polymers, surface area of heterogeneous catalysts. (Course fee required).

CHEM 4375. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis Lab (0-6-2) Prerequisite: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112, and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each and MATH 1131; Corequisite: CHEM 4175. Experimental studies of modern chemical instrumentation. Experiments include basic electronics, UV-Vis spectroscopy, fluorometry, FTIR, gas chromatography, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry, atomic absorption spectroscopy, potentiometry, polarography. (Course fee required.)

CHEM 4381L. Forensic Chemistry I Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEMC 2315, CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4181. Use instrumental techniques to analyze forensic chemical evidence. Topics include sample preparation, weighing, chromatography, and spectroscopy. (Course fee required.)

CHEM 4382L. Forensic Chemistry II Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 4181 and CHEM 4381L. Co-requisite: CHEM 4182. Use instrumental techniques to analyze forensic biological evidence. Topics include serology, drug identification, and DNA analysis.

CHEM 5115. Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each. A systematic study of spectroscopic methods and techniques for identification of small and large organic compounds. Applications of Mass, Infrared, ultraviolet / Visible, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy for the identification and characterization of organic compound.