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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. Serving as an introduction to modern organic chemical theory and practice, topics covered in this course consist of the following: vocabulary of organic chemistry, covalent bonding models, thermodynamics and kinetics of organic reactions, systematic nomenclature, drawing structures, conformational analysis, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and functional group interconversions involving ionic mechanisms.


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 an emphasis on the following topics: complex reaction mechanisms, multistep synthesis of organic compounds, molecular orbital theory, pericyclic reactions, and radical reactions.


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 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of C or better in each. An introduction to various classes of biochemically significant molecules, membrane structure and dynamics, enzyme kinetics, catabolic and anabolic reactions, 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 1 (0-3-1) Prerequisite: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3311 with a grade of "C" or better in each; Corequisite: CHEM 3141. This course is an in depth treatment of enzyme purification, protein concentration determination, and enzyme kinetics. Students will be introduced to qualitative and quantitative biochemistry techniques. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 4111. Physical Chemistry 1 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312, MATH 1132, PHYS 2212, PHYS 2312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4311. Topics include properties of gases; first, second, and third laws of thermodynamics; phase diagrams and chemical potential of pure substances and mixtures; activities, and activity coefficients of ions in solutions; chemical equilibrium.


CHEM 4112. Physical Chemistry 2 (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 4111 and CHEM 4311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4312. Topics include introduction and applications of quantum theory; atomic structure and spectra; valence bond and molecular orbital theory; introduction to rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra; molecular interactions; rate equations and rate laws, activation energy;  kinetics of elementary and unimolecular reactions; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.


CHEM 4175. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312 and MATH 1131 with a grade of C or better in each. 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 4311. Physical Chemistry 1 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, MATH 1132, PHYS 2212 and PHYS 2312 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4111. Laboratory experiments include transport number, thermodynamics of mixture, thermodynamic properties of electrochemical cell, pKa of triprotic acid, potentiometric titrations, , cyclic voltammetry, simulation lab on heat capacities. (Course fee required.) 


CHEM 4312. Physical Chemistry 2 Lab (0-3-1) Prerequisites: CHEM 4111 and CHEM 4311 with a grade of C or better in each. Co-requisite: CHEM 4112. Laboratory experiments include kinetics and mechanism of acid and base hydrolysis, persulfate-iodide reaction, viscosity of polymer, molecular modeling using Spartan program, coulometric titrations, uv-vis spectrocopy, surface area of heterogeneous catalysis. (Course fee required.) 


CHEM 4375. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis Lab (0-6-2) Prerequisite: CHEM 2115, CHEM 2315, CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312, and MATH 1131 with a grade of "C" or better in each; 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 4795. Senior Seminar 1 (1-6-2) Prerequisite: CHEM 3112, CHEM 3312 with a grade of "C" or better in each and approval of department chair. Capstone course for undergraduate chemistry students. First course in a two semester-sequence to include a research project involving literature searches, experimental setup and design, laboratory work, and data analysis. This course will conclude with a formal presentation and a written report describing the proposed work. (Course fee required.)


CHEM 4796. Senior Seminar 2 (1-6-2) Prerequisite: CHEM 4795 with a grade of "C" or better and Approval of department chair. Capstone course for undergraduate chemistry students. This course is a continuation of CHEM 4795. Second course in a two semester-sequence to include a research project involving literature searches, experimental setup and design, laboratory work, and data analysis. This course will conclude with a formal presentation and a written report describing the work. (Course fee required.)


MATH 2135. Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3 (4-0-4) Prerequisite: MATH 1132 with a grade of "C" or better. Topics include parametric equations and polar coordinates, vectors, dot and cross products, vector functions of one real variable, real valued functions of several variables, differential calculus of functions of several variables, and multiple integrals.