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2018-2019 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Physical Chemistry Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

Consists of 32 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-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

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

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-132 Calculus II

Credits: 3 Term Offered: Fall and Spring

Study of integral calculus of a single variable. Included are techniques of integration and numerical methods of integration. Applications of the integral are made to computing area, volume, arc length, and selected topics. Prerequisite: MATH-131

PHYS-221 General Physics I

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Fall Only

During the first term: Kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, periodic motion, and fluid mechanics. During the second term: Thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. A combination of lectures and learning by inquiry are employed. Computers are used for data acquisition, data analysis, and mathematical modeling. Three hours in class, one hour in recitation and two hours in lab per week. Prerequisite: MATH-130 or MATH-132 or concurrent enrollment in MATH-131, MATH-132 respectively.

PHYS-222 General Physics II

Credits: 4 Term Offered: Spring Only

During the first term: Kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, conservation laws, rotational motion, periodic motion, and fluid mechanics. During the second term: Thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics and modern physics. A combination of lectures and learning by inquiry are employed. Computers are used for data acquisition, data analysis, and mathematical modeling. Three hours in class, one hour in recitation and two hours in lab per week. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of C- in PHYS-221 FILA general education: natural and physical sciences