CHEM 101 — Introduction to Chemistry. 4 hours.
A beginning chemistry course for students with limited background in science and mathematics. Basic treatment of chemical calculations, measurements, atomic structure, bonding, nomenclature, states of matter, gas laws, solutions, reactions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids, bases, electrolytes, and radioactivity is given. The course covers many topics, but deals with them at an elementary level. Prerequisite: two units of high school mathematics. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period.
CHEM 103 — General Chemistry I. 4 hours.
A study of the structure and properties of matter. Atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, periodic law, nomenclature, stoichiometry, gas laws, states of matter, solutions, and descriptive chemistry of selected nonmetallic elements are studied. Prerequisite: high school chemistry. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period.
CHEM 104 — General Chemistry II. 4 hours.
Acid base chemistry, equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, and nuclear chemistry are treated in detail in the lecture. The laboratory work emphasizes qualitative analysis of cations, anions, and salts. Prerequisite: CHEM 103. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period.
CHEM 301 — Quantitative Analysis. 4 hours.
A careful study of gravimetric and volumetric analysis with special attention given to sources of error, to calibration of instruments and apparatus, and to other important details in the improvement of laboratory technique. Volumetric analyses give experience in acid base, precipitation, complexation, and reduction-oxidation chemistry. Equilibria governing each type of volumetric analysis are studied. Problem-solving skills are developed. Instrumentation is introduced as a tool for use in analytical chemistry. Required for a major in Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 104. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods.
CHEM 311 — Organic Chemistry I. 5 hours.
The study of the compounds of carbon, including structural formulas, nomenclature, physical properties, preparations, chemical reactions, and mechanisms. Only some of the important classes of organic compounds are covered, with remaining classes covered in CHEM 312. The laboratory experience includes determination of physical and chemical properties, separation, isolation, purification, synthesis, and analysis of organic compounds. Required for a major in Chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or 103, and 104. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods.
CHEM 312 — Organic Chemistry II. 5 hours.
A continuation of CHEM 311, covering the remaining important classes of organic compounds. Required for a major in Chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 311. Three lecture periods and two laboratory periods.
CHEM 320 — Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hours.
A study of atomic structure, chemical bonding, and the chemistry of selected elements. Prerequisite: CHEM 311. Offered in alternate years. Three lecture periods.
CHEM 335 — Biochemistry. 4 hours.
Same as BIOL 335.
CHEM 340 — Drug Chemistry. 3 hours.
From the viewpoint of organic chemistry, this course is a study of how the human body acts upon drug molecules, and how they act upon the body. The structures of various organic drug molecules are presented and discussed in relation to their pharmacological activities, many of which are common "drugs of abuse." For the latter, the organic chemical structures of several drugs of intervention against addiction are presented and discussed, along with a discussion of how they achieve the intervention. Prerequisite: CHEM 311. CHEM 312 is recommended. Offered in alternate years. Three lecture periods.
CHEM 375 — Optical and Electron Microscopy. 3 hours.
Same as GEOL 375.
CHEM 382 — Physical Chemistry-Thermodynamics. 4 hours.
A study of chemical thermodynamics, including first law concepts and applications to expansion work and thermochemistry, and second law concepts and applications to phase equilibrium, solutions, chemical equilibrium, and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: MATH 148, PHYS 202 and CHEM 301. Offered in alternate years. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period.
CHEM 385 — Environmental Geochemistry. 4 hours.
Same as GEOL 385.
CHEM 390 — Topics in Chemistry. 1-2 hours.
Selected topics in chemistry to provide opportunities for study in more specialized areas. Often offered in cooperation with other ACCA colleges. Previous topics have included medicinal chemistry, green chemistry, nanochemistry, forensic chemistry, and polymer chemistry. This course may be repeated for additional credit, provided the topics are different.
CHEM 392 — Physical Chemistry-Kinetics and Molecular Structure. 4 hours.
A study of chemical kinetics and atomic and molecular structure. Includes treatment of rate laws for simple and complex reactions and activated complex theory; quantum theory principles and applications to atomic and molecular structure, rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectroscopy; and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MATH 148, PHYS 202, and CHEM 301. Offered in alternate years. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period.
CHEM 403 — Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry. 2 hours.
A study of the preparation and properties of inorganic substances, with emphasis on developing laboratory skills. Prerequisites: 14 hours of Chemistry.
CHEM 410 — Instrumental Methods of Analysis. 4 hours.
Utilization and comparison of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis. The techniques covered include: emission spectroscopy; ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and nuclear magnetic resonance absorption spectroscopy; mass spectrometry; fluorimetry; gas and liquid chromatography; and electrochemical methods of analysis (potentiometry, polarography, cyclic voltammetry, amperimetric determinations, and coulometry). Prerequisites: CHEM 301 and 311. Offered in alternate years. Two lecture periods and two laboratory periods.
CHEM 436 — Advanced Biochemistry. 4 hours.
A more detailed treatment of the concepts established in CHEM 335 with an emphasis on metabolism and the metabolic basis of diseases. This course also includes a detailed look at nucleic acid chemistry and the role of nucleic acids in protein synthesis. Aspects of control of biochemical processes are investigated in biochemical pathways. Lab uses chemical principles and equipment to investigate biochemical molecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 335 or consent of the instructor. Offered in alternate years. Three lecture periods and one laboratory period.
CHEM 495 — Seminar in Chemistry. ½ hour.
Students give presentations in class and at student symposia, and are encouraged to publish in journals such as the American Journal of Undergraduate Research. Guest speakers give presentations on their industrial, academic, or governmental research. This course may be repeated for additional credit. Chemistry majors are required to take two semesters of seminar. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 312.