Academic Catalog

2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Applied Chemistry Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Consists of 40-42 credit hours including the following courses:

CHEM-161 General Chemistry I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, periodicity, energy relationships and equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetic molecular theory of gases, and the systematic study of families of elements. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: MATH-110, MATH-115 or MATH-118 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences Credit may not be received for both CHEM-125 and CHEM-161

CHEM-162 General Chemistry II

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, states of matter, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, periodicity, energy relationships and equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetic molecular theory of gases, and the systematic study of families of elements. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-161 or permission of the instructor FILA general education: natural and physical sciences Credit may not be received for both CHEM-125 and CHEM-161

CHEM-305 Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Structure, nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and identification of organic molecules. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-162 or permission of the instructor Credit cannot be earned for both CHEM-250 and CHEM-305

CHEM-310 Organic Chemistry II & Spectroscopy

Credits: 5 Term Offered: Spring Only

A continuation of organic chemistry started in CHEM-305, including a study of the interpretation of infrared spectroscopy, proton and carbon NMR, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. The lab will be an introduction to chemical research that includes research methods and techniques through a series of experiments. Prerequisite: CHEM-305 Credit may not be received for both CHEM-306 and CHEM-310, or for both CHEM-308 and CHEM-310

CHEM-370 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Physical properties, electronic structure, and reactivity of transition metal compounds. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-306 or CHEM-310 Alternate years: offered 2018-2019

CHEM-380 Instrumental Analysis

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

Exposure to methods of quantitation, signal-to- noise enhancement, instrumental design and function, methods of spectroscopy, chromatography, electroanalytical analysis, and mass spectrometry. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-250 or CHEM-305 (Cross-listed as ENVR-380)

CHEM-415 Physical Chemistry I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Thermodynamics, equilibrium, chemical structures and reaction rates as applied to biological systems and macromolecules. Three of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-306 or CHEM-310, MATH-130 or MATH-131, or permission of instructor Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

MATH-130 Survey of Calculus

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Differential and integral calculus for the student who needs a working knowledge of the subject but does not plan to pursue more advanced study in mathematics. Includes theory and application of limits, derivatives, and integrals. Prerequisite: MATH-120 or satisfactory performance on placement test Credit may not be received for both MATH 130 and MATH 131

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MATH-131 Calculus I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Study of differential calculus of a single variable. Applications of the derivative are made to curve sketching, max-min problems, and linear approximation, and I'Hopital's Rule. Also included are applications of the Intermediate Value Theorem and Mean Value Theorem. Credit may not be received for both MATH 130 and 131. Prerequisites: MATH-120 or satisfactory performance on placement test

MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Basic descriptive statistics, probability, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. Statistical computer software is used to analyze data. Prerequisites: MATH-118, MATH-110, MATH-115, or satisfactory performance on placement test

BIOL/CHEM-355 Biochemistry I

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the major biomolecular compound classes, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, along with a survey of enzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of key metabolic pathways. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-250 or CHEM-306/310 (Cross-listed as CHEM-355)

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BIOL/CHEM-356 Biochemistry I With Lab

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Introduction to the major biomolecular compound classes, including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids, along with a survey of enzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of key metabolic pathways. Three lectures and one lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-250 or CHEM-306/310 (Cross-listed as CHEM 356)

One additional CHEM course selected from the following :

CHEM/ENVR-320 Analytical Environmental Chemistry

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

The chemistry and quantitative aspects of environmentally important cycles (C, N, O, P, S) in the context of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere. Major environmental issues are discussed such as acid rain, sewage treatment, ozone destruction, anthropogenic climate change, air pollution and eutrophication. Laboratories involve sampling, quantitative detection and data analysis. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-162 Alternate years: offered 2019-2020 (Cross-listed as ENVR-320)

CHEM-350 Introduction to Quantum and Statistical Mechanics

Credits: 3 Term Offered: May Term

This course is an introduction to quantum theory and statistical mechanics with an emphasis on their application to spectroscopy and thermodynamic properties. Students will be introduced to and perform relevant calculations. The results of these calculations will then be used to introduce and develop the theory behind various spectroscopic techniques as well as develop the relationships between statistical mechanics and thermodynamic properties. Students will also gain hands-on experience working with several spectroscopic instruments. Prerequisites: CHEM-162; and MATH-130 or MATH-132 Alternate years: offered 2020-2021

CHEM-360 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Molecular orbital theory, reaction kinetics, and organic name reactions. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-306 or CHEM-310 Alternate years: offered 2020-2021

CHEM-365 Computational Chemistry

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles and techniques of computational chemistry. Approaches to be discussed include molecular mechanics, molecular dynamics, and density functional theory, among others. Discussion will focus on supporting, not replacing, the work of traditional synthetic chemists, and particular attention will be paid to the strengths/limitations of each technique for one or more specific purposes. Students will learn to model molecular systems and to critically analyze a potential energy surface, identifying local and global minima and the transition states between them. The application of these tools in ligand design and drug discovery will be a key component. Prerequisites: CHEM-306 or CHEM-310 Alternate years: offered 2018-2019

CHEM-425 Physical Chemistry II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

Physical states of solution systems- thermodynamics, equilibria, reaction rates, electrochemistry, and photochemistry. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: CHEM-415, MATH-132 and PHYS-222, or permission of instructor Offered alternate years Credit may not be received for both CHEM-425 and CHEM-427 Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

CHEM-427 Physical Chemistry of Solutions with Laboratory

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

Physical states of chemical systems- thermodynamics, equilibria, reaction rates, electrochemistry, and photochemistry- with lab examination of reactions in multicomponent systems. Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab work per week. Prerequisites for CHEM-415, MATH-132 and PHYS-222, or permission of instructor. Offered alternate years Credit may not be received for both CHEM-425 and CHEM-427 Alternate years: offered 2019-2020

CHEM-435 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall Only

Atomic structure and chemical bonding, based on applications of Schroedinger's Equation to structures of chemical interest. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: CHEM-425 or CHEM-427 or permission of the instructor Offered as needed

CHEM/BIOL-455 Biochemistry II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Spring Only

A continuation of the topics covered in Biochemistry I, with special attention paid to the classic chemical reactions at work in biological systems. The intersection of biochemical principles with such applications as drug discovery and computational modeling will be emphasized as a mechanism for understanding the fundamental relationship between structure and function. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: BIOL/CHEM-355 or BIOL/CHEM-356 (Cross-listed as BIOL-455)