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Chemistry Courses

Lecture courses annotated with an asterisk (*) and their corresponding laboratory courses (L) must be taken concurrently unless either the lecture course or the corresponding laboratory course was passed previously. If a student passes only one course of the combination and elects not to repeat the course that was failed, elective credit—not major, minor, or general studies credit—shall be given for the course passed.

*CH 101. (3) Introductory Chemistry. A course in the fundamental principles of chemistry designed for students who have not had high school chemistry or students whose curriculum requires only one year of chemistry. Acceptable for credit toward general studies and certain majors including fashion merchandising and nursing. Not applicable for credit toward a chemistry major or minor. No prerequisite. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CH 101L. (1) Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 101 consisting of basic laboratory operations and techniques used in measuring physical and chemical properties. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

*CH 102. (3) Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. Continuation of Chemistry 101. Includes an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Acceptable for credit toward general studies or a major in nursing. Not applicable for credit toward a chemistry major or minor. Prerequisite: CH 101 or 111. (Spring, Summer)

CH 102L. (1) Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 102 provides further experience for developing laboratory skills and illustrating concepts presented in CH 102 lecture. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Spring, Summer)

*CH 111. (3) General Chemistry. The fundamental principles and laws governing inorganic substances. Introductory materials, subatomic and atomic theory and structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical equations and calculations, thermochemistry, kinetic theory of matter and gas laws, and the periodic table. Prerequisites: one unit of high school chemistry or CH 101; three units of high school mathematics through Algebra II, or MA 100 as a corequisite. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CH 111L. (1) General Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 111 consisting of the determination of densities, chemical formulas, combining ratios, molar masses, molecular structure, group reactivities, ion identities, and specific heats and heats of solution. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

*CH 112. (3) General Chemistry. Continuation of Chemistry 111. A study of chemical reactions in solution including solutions, spontaneity of reactions, free energy change, entropy change, equilibrium systems, rates of reaction, precipitation reactions, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, and coordination compounds. The laboratory work consists of classical qualitative and quantitative procedures. A student must have a grade of C or better in CH 111 and 112 before enrolling in more advanced chemistry courses. Prerequisites: CH 111, 111L, or advanced placement. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CH 112L. (1) General Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 112 consisting of the qualitative and quantitative analysis of selected chemicals; the determination of rates of reaction and equilibrium constants; and the measurement of pH and acid-base titrations. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CH 299H. (1) Honors Science Symposium. A cultural, historical, and technical exploration of natural science surveying a selection of major discoveries, failed paradigms, and unresolved questions.  CH 299H is open to Honor Program students having more than 48 hours' credit or by permission of the instructor. (Spring)

*CH 311. (4) Organic Chemistry. Basic principles of organic chemistry with reference to an integrated study of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, nomenclature, classification, reactions, mechanisms, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: Grades of C or higher in CH 111, 111L, 112, and 112L. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CH 311L. (1) Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 311. Illustrates organic chemistry laboratory techniques and preparations of selected organic compounds. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: CH 112, 112L. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

*CH 312. (4) Organic Chemistry. A continuation of Chemistry 311, with consideration given to heterocyclic compounds, photochemistry, polymers, and natural products. Prerequisites: CH 311, 311L. (Spring, Summer)

CH 312L. (1) Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 312. A continuation of CH 311L. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: CH 311L. Special fee: $50.00. (Spring, Summer)

*CH 321. (2) Quantitative Analysis. Principles and techniques of gravimetric and volumetric chemical analysis. Prerequisite: grades of C or higher in CH 111, 111L, 112, and 112L. (Fall, Summer)

CH 321LW.(2) Quantitative Analysis Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 321 illustrating the principles and techniques of gravimetric and volumetric chemical analysis. Includes training in the preparation of technical reports. Two 3-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: CH 112, 112L. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall, Summer)

*CH 322. (3) Instrumental Analysis. Principles of operation and application of instrumental methods of chemical analysis involving spectrophotometry, spectroscopy, electroanalytical methods, and chromatography. Not applicable for credit for students taking the professional chemistry major or who may otherwise have credit for CH 432. Prerequisites: CH 311 and CH 311L. (Spring)

CH 322LW. (2) Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 322 consisting of experiments illustrating the calibration and operation of and use of data from instruments discussed in CH 322. Includes training in the preparation of technical reports. Two 3-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: CH 311 and CH 311L. Special fee: $50.00. (Spring)

*CH 341. (3) Applied Physical Chemistry. A survey course of physical chemistry studying equilibrium thermodynamics and chemical kinetics with a focus on environmental health and life science applications. Prerequisites: grades of C or higher in CH 111, 111L, 112, 112L; MA 122 or 125. (Fall)

CH 341L. (1) Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 341 presents diverse experimental methods for determining properties for chemical systems. Topics covered include data reduction techniques and precision analysis. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall)

CH 371L. (1) Laboratory Arts. Construction and repair of glass apparatus. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: two years of chemistry or consent of department. Special fee: $50.00. (Offered on sufficient demand)

*CH 381. (4) Physical Chemistry. Equations of state, equilibrium thermodynamics, and ideal and nonideal solutions. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in CH 111, 111L, 112 and 112L; MA 126 or concurrently; PH 251. (Fall)

CH 381L. (1) Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 381 consisting of experimental techniques for measuring properties of physicochemical systems. One 3-hour laboratory period per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Fall)

*CH 382. (4) Physical Chemistry. A continuation of Chemistry 381 covering multicomponent phase equilibrium, electrochemistry, physical and chemical kinetics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular theory, and statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: CH 381, 381L. (Spring)

CH 382L. (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 382 consisting of experiments in atomic and molecular spectroscopy, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Two 3-hour laboratory periods per week. Special fee: $50.00. (Spring)

*CH 432. (3) Chemical Instrumentation. Principles of operation and application of instrumental methods of chemical analysis requiring calculus and physical chemistry in selected problems relating to spectrophotometry, spectroscopy, electroanalytical methods, and chromatography. Prerequisites: CH 311, 311L, 381, 381L. (Spring)

CH 432LW. (2) Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory. Laboratory for Chemistry 432 consisting of the calibration, operation and use of data from instruments discussed in CH 432. Includes training in the preparation of technical reports. Two 3-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: CH 381, 381L. Special fee: $50.00. (Spring)

CH 434. (3) Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. An intensive study of selected topics of inorganic chemistry including atomic structure, acid base systems, selected groups of elements, group theory, and crystal field and ligand field theory as applied to coordination compounds. Prerequisites: CH 381, CH 381L, or concurrently or by permission of instructor. (Spring)

CH 435L. (2) Advanced Synthesis Laboratory. Laboratory emphasizing modern methods of synthesis and characterization of organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds. Laboratory introduces students to multi-step synthesis and handling of air-sensitive compounds. Characterization of compounds includes the use of physical separation and spectroscopic techniques. Prerequisite: CH 312, CH 312L. Course fee: $50.00. (Spring)

CH 437. (3) Advanced Organic Chemistry. A study of the application of spectroscopic methods to the determination of organic structures. A review of selected organic mechanisms emphasizing classical reactive intermediates, stereochemistry, photochemistry, and orbital symmetry. Introduction to natural products chemistry. Prerequisites: CH 312, 312L, 381, 381L, or by permission of instructor. (Fall)

CH 441. (3) Biochemistry. Chemical interpretations of biological phenomena; compounds of biological significance as related to metabolism; carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes. Also listed as BI 441 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisites: CH 312, 312L. (Fall)

CH 444. (3) Quantum Mechanics. An introduction to quantum mechanics studying the postulates, the wave equation, operator techniques, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Also listed as PH 444 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisites: CH 382, 382L, or MA 126, PH 343. (Spring)

CH 456. (3) Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics. Elements of classical statistical mechanics and thermodynamics with an introduction to quantum statistical mechanics. Also listed as PH 456 but creditable only in field for which registered. Prerequisites: CH 381, 381L. (Offered on sufficient demand)

CH 465. (3) Environmental Regulations. A study of the fundamental environmental laws and regulations of the United States. Primary emphasis will be on the Safe Drinking Water Act, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Prerequisites: CH 311, 311L. (Spring)

CH 471. (1) Chemical Literature. Training in the use of chemical literature as found in technical libraries. One class period per week plus additional library assignments. Prerequisites: CH 312, 312L, 322, 322LW. (Offered on sufficient demand)

CH 480. (1) Pre-Health Professional Internship. Designed to provide pre-health professions (pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-optometry, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-podiatry, and pre-veterinary) students direct contact with the health professions and the variety of aspects of health care delivery through supervised observation and instruction at an approved area hospital and/or private practice. Open to junior and senior pre-health students with a GPA not less than 3.0 and with approval of the pre-health professions advisor. Not applicable for credit toward a major or minor in biology; may be used as a general elective. Also listed as BI 480 but creditable only in field for which registered. (Fall, Spring)

CH 495-498. (1-2) Senior Research/lnternship. Independent research or internship on individual projects under faculty supervision for selected chemistry majors who have completed at least 84 credit hours with a minimum 3.0 overall scholastic average. Scheduled work and conferences require a minimum average of four hours per week per credit hour. Research or internship may be off campus at a preapproved site with credit depending on scope of project. May be repeated for a maximum of three credit hours. Students must receive departmental approval during the semester prior to enrolling in this course. Special fee: $50.00 for on-campus projects. (Fall, Spring, Summer)