2012 Fall Term
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CHEMISTRY FOR THE CONSUMER (GL)
A critical examination of those chemical products which have a significant impact upon the daily life of the consumer. Attention will be focused from the consumer viewpoint upon food additives, prescription and non-prescription drugs, fuels, pesticides, detergents, synthetic fibers and plastics. Meets General Studies laboratory science requirements.
INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (GL)
An introduction to the general concepts of chemistry including matter and energy, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, reactions and stoichiometry, gas laws, changes of state, thermochemistry, acid-base theory, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria and electrochemistry.
INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY (GL)
A continuation of CHEM 102.
INTRODUCTION TO CHEMISTRY
An introduction to career tracks and career opportunities in chemistry. This course will feature readings on different career possibilities in chemistry and visiting lectures by practicing chemists. Professional skills, identification of career tracks, and scientific and technical communication will be emphasized. One hour lecture per week.
Introductory chemistry of the compounds of carbon, their structures and reactions. Taken primarily by chemistry majors and pre-professional students. The foundation for understanding organic reactions is established with an emphasis on bonding, functional groups, three dimensional structure of organic molecules, relationship between structure and reactivity, kinetics, and reaction mechanisms. Three hours of lecture per week.
A continuation of CHEM 251. The goal is to further examine the structure & reactivity relationship with emphasis on reactions and synthesis. It also illustrates how structural features considered in 251, combined with organic reactions learned in 252, can be sources of insight in the overall design of natural products and synthesized materials. Three hours of lecture per week.
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
Basic organic manipulative techniques and simpler syntheses are considered. Spectroscopic topics are introduced. Generally taken concurrently with CHEM 251. Two three-hour laboratories per week.
An introduction to volumetric, gravimetric and photometric techniques and fundamental methods of instrumental analysis. Three one-hour lectures and two three-hour laboratory periods per week. (Fall only)
The general principles governing the behavior of matter are investigated. Topics include atomic structure and quantum machanics, spectroscopy and topics in solid state chemistry. Three hours of lecture weekly. (Fall only)
BIOCHEMISTRY OF MACROMOLECULES
The chemistry of the major compounds of living organisms, e.g., proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, are studied. Meets for 3 lectures/week, and is required for all Chemistry majors.
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Lectures on advanced topics in organic chemistry. (Fall only)
ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Atomic and molecular structures, chemical bonding and periodic properties of the elements. Synthesis, characterization and structures of the componds involving both representative and transition elements, organometallic and bioinorganic compounds and their applications. Group theory and bonding theories. (Spring of even numbered years)
EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
A laboratory course in experimental physical chemistry. Experiments from various areas of physical chemistry will be performed. Four hours of laboratory per week. (Fall only)
TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
A course where students will use chemical and scientic literature, introduction to the seminar concept, participation in studies and discussion of current developments in chemistry. The student will review a topic and present that topic orally and in writing. This course may not be used as part of the Chemistry minor.
SENIOR HONORS THESIS
The senior honors thesis is a requirement of the honors program which is designed to recognize a student's exceptional dedication and ability. Students will complete a substantial research project in their senior year. Results must be written up as a thesis, presented in a seminar, and defended orally.
INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits in major/degree. Credits in this course may not be used to fulfill minor requirements in Chemistry.