one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: MATH U120
or higher, except statistics, or higher placement in MATH. Prerequisite or
Corequisite: CSCI U138 or consent of instructor.
CHEM U111. General Chemistry (4) Chemical principles with emphasis
on stoichiometry, atomic structure, bonding, and molecular structure. Three
class, one recitation, and two laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite or
corequisite: MATH U121 or higher, except statistics or consent of instructor.
CHEM U112. General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis (4) Chemical
equilibrium, acids and bases, oxidation-reduction, and inorganic qualitative
analysis. Three class, one recitation, and three laboratory hours per week.
Prerequisites: CHEM U111.
CHEM U211. Introduction to Organic Chemistry I (4) Survey of the
chemistry of carbon compounds and introduction to the basic principles of
organic chemistry. (Not for major credit in chemistry or biology).
CHEM U212. Introduction to Organic Chemistry II (4) A continuation
of CHEM U211. Survey of the chemistry of carbon compounds and introduction
to the basic principles of organic chemistry. (Not for major credit in
chemistry or biology).
CHEM U321. Quantitative Analysis (3) Principles of gravimetric, volumetric,
and basic instrumental methods of analysis. Three class hours per
week. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM U112.
CHEM U321L. Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1) Practice of volumetric,
gravimetric, and simple instrumental methods of analysis. Three
laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM U321.
CHEM U331, 332. Organic Chemistry (3,3) Nomenclature, reactions, and
syntheses of carbon compounds with emphasis on reaction mechanisms.
Three class hours and one recitation hour per week. Prerequisite for U331:
CHEM U112 or consent of instructor. Prerequisite for U332: CHEM U331.
CHEM U331L, 332L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1,1) A survey
of laboratory methods of organic chemistry. Three laboratory hours per
week. Prerequisite or corequisite for U331L: CHEM U331. Prerequisite
for U332L: CHEM U331 and CHEM U331L. Prerequisite or Corequisite for
U332L: CHEM U332.
CHEM U371. Environmental Chemistry (3). The chemistry underlying
the fate and transport of chemicals in the environment (air, water, and
soil), and their effects on the ecosystem. Topics include ozone cycle, smog,
acid rain, greenhouse effect, acid mine drainage, pollution, analytical
technologies used to screen for various classes of contaminants, drinking
and wastewater treatments, energy use and problems, remediation of water
and soil. Prerequisites: CHEM U112; CHEM U331 or consent of instructor.
CHEM U371L. Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1). Application
of physical and physicochemical methods to air, water, and soil analysis.
Prerequisites: CHEM U112. Corequisites: CHEM U371 or consent of instructor.
CHEM U395. Internship in Chemistry (1-3) Supervised work experience
in chemistry. A minimum of three hours per week is required for each
credit hour. A required contractual agreement is signed by the supervisor,
the student, the instructor, and division chair. Prerequisite: junior or senior
standing. Pass/fail credit.
CHEM U397. Junior Seminar (1) Searching and reading chemical
literature and presentation of papers in a journal club format. Class meets
with the chemistry Senior Seminar (CHEM U599) and presentations by
CHEM U599 students will be observed. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM
U321, U332, U332L.
CHEM U499. Undergraduate Research (1-3) Directed research project
introducing the student to the methods of chemical research. A written report
on work accomplished is required at the end of each semester. Research
involves laboratory work as determined by the instructor. Prerequisite:
consent of instructor.
Note: All 500-level CHEM courses (with the exceptions of CHEM U581,
U582, U583L) require completion of CHEM U111, U112, U331, and
U332 with a C or better as prerequisite. Additional prerequisites are
included in individual course descriptions. Written consent of instructor
can override this requirement when deemed appropriate.
CHEM U511. Inorganic Chemistry (3) Atomic structure, molecular orbital
theory, coordination compounds, redox chemistry, crystal structures, and a
systematic study of the periodic table. Prerequisites: C or better in CHEM U321.
CHEM U512L. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1) Syntheses with
high pressure reactions, the use of unfamiliar solvents, high temperature
and inert atmosphere, and the application of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear
magnetic resonance, and mass spectroscopy to inorganic chemistry. Three
laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM U331L. Prerequisite or
Corequisite: CHEM U511.
CHEM U522. Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4) Theory, instrumentation,
and applications of modern instrumental techniques. Three class and
three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM U321
and CHEM U321L.
CHEM U530. Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds
(3) Development and application of methods of obtaining and interpreting
spectrometric data in terms of structural organic chemistry. Topics include
infrared, ultraviolet, visible, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.
CHEM U534. Polymer Chemistry (3) Fundamentals of macromolecular
science with an emphasis on synthesis and characterization.
CHEM U541. Physical Chemistry I (3) Chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium,
and kinetics. Prerequisites: MATH U142, PHYS U202 or U212, and
C or better in CHEM U321.
CHEM U541L. Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1) Applications of
experimental and computational techniques to the study of chemical thermodynamics,
equilibrium, kinetics and physical properties of substances.
Three laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM U321L.
Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM U541.
CHEM U542. Physical Chemistry II (3) Introduction to quantum mechanics,
atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics.
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