CHM (Chemistry)

CHM 101  General Chemistry I  (4 hours)

General Chemistry I is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence. This two-semester sequence is an introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including a study of the theories of the structure of atoms and molecules and the nature of the chemical bond; the properties of gases, liquids and solids; the rates and energetics of chemical reactions; the properties of solutions; chemical equilibria; electro-chemistry and the chemical behavior of representative elements. Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the mathematics placement requirement (Sec. 6.4.1. and Sec. 6.4.2.). Co-requisite: CHM 101L. A grade of “C-” or higher must be earned in CHM 101 before taking CHM 102.

CHM 101L  General Chemistry Laboratory I  (1 hour)

The laboratory course is designed to complement General Chemistry I. Various laboratory techniques will be introduced. Experiments will demonstrate concepts covered in the lecture material. Co-requisite: CHM 101. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 102  General Chemistry II  (4 hours)

General Chemistry II is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence. This two-semester sequence is an introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including a study of the theories of the structure of atoms and molecules and the nature of the chemical bond; the properties of gases, liquids and solids; the rates and energetics of chemical reactions; the properties of solutions; chemical equilibria; electro-chemistry and the chemical behavior of representative elements. Prerequisites: Satisfaction of the mathematics placement requirement (Sec. 6.4.1. and Sec. 6.4.2.); and CHM 101 and CHM 101L with a grade of “C-” or higher. Co-requisite: CHM 102L.

CHM 102L  General Chemistry Laboratory II  (1 hour)

The laboratory course is designed to complement General Chemistry II. Various laboratory techniques will be introduced. Experiments will demonstrate concepts covered in the lecture material. Co-requisite: CHM 102. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 200   Independent Study in Chemistry  (1-5 hours)

This course will be conducted as supervised research on a selected topic. Prerequisites: Submission of an application which contains a proposed, detailed outline of study approved by the instructor, the division chair, the student’s advisor and the provost or associate provost. The completed application must be submitted to the office of enrollment services no later than the final day of the drop/add period of the semester of study. For additional criteria, see Independent Study Policy (Sec. 6.15.). Depending on the topic of the course, a non-refundable fee may be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 201  Organic Chemistry I  (4 hours)

Organic Chemistry I is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence. This two-semester sequence is an introductory course in the principles and theories of organic chemistry. The structure, preparation and reactions of various functional groups will be investigated. Emphasis will be on synthesis and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHM 102 and CHM 102L with a grade of “C-” or higher. Co-requisite: CHM 201L. A grade of “C-” or higher must be earned in CHM 201 before taking CHM 202.

CHM 201L  Organic Chemistry Laboratory I  (1 hour)

The laboratory course is designed to complement Organic Chemistry I. Various techniques, such as distillation, extraction and purification, are studied in the first semester. The second semester involves synthesis and identification of a variety of organic compounds. Co-requisite: CHM 201. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 202  Organic Chemistry II  (4 hours)

Organic Chemistry II is the second semester of a two-semester course sequence. This two-semester sequence is an introductory course in the principles and theories of organic chemistry. The structure, preparation and reactions of various functional groups will be investigated. Emphasis will be on synthesis and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites: CHM 201 and CHM 201L with a grade of “C-” or higher. Co-requisite: CHM 202L.

CHM 202L  Organic Chemistry Laboratory II  (1 hour)

The laboratory course is designed to complement Organic Chemistry II. Various techniques, such as distillation, extraction and purification, are studied in the first semester. The second semester involves synthesis and identification of a variety of organic compounds. Co-requisite: CHM 202. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.


 

CHM 290  Special Topics in Chemistry  (1-4 hours)

Courses of selected topics will be offered periodically as determined by the needs of the curriculum. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule. Depending on the topic of the course, a non-refundable fee may be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 301, CHM 302  Physical Chemistry I, II  (4 hours each)

A systematic study of the foundations of chemistry. Particular attention is paid to thermodynamics, including characterization of gases, liquids, solids and solutions of electrolytes and nonelectrolytes; the First, Second and Third Laws; spontaneity and equilibrium; phase diagrams and one- and two-component systems; electrochemistry; an introduction to the kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. Additionally, both phenomenological and mechanistic kinetics are presented, as is a brief introduction to quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: MAT 233, CHM 202 and PHY 102 with a grade of “C-” or higher in each course. Co-requisites: CHM 301L, CHM 302L.

CHM 301L, CHM 302L  Physical Chemistry Laboratory I, II  (1 hour each)

Intended to complement the Physical Chemistry lecture courses, these courses provide the student with an introduction to physico-chemical experimentation. Co-requisites: CHM 301, CHM 302. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 310  Elementary Quantitative Analysis  (4 hours)

An introduction to elementary analytical chemistry, including gravimetric and volumetric methods. Emphasis is on the theory of analytical separations, solubility, complex, acid-base and redox equilibria. Intended for both chemistry majors and those enrolled in pre-professional programs in other physical sciences and in the health sciences. Prerequisite: CHM 201 with a grade of “C-” or higher. Co-requisite: CHM 310L.

CHM 310L  Elementary Quantitative Analysis Laboratory  (1 hour)

Analyses are carried out in this course which illustrate the methods discussed in CHM 310. Co-requisite: CHM 310. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 400  Advanced Independent Study in Chemistry  (1-5 hours)

This course is intended for students of senior standing who wish to do independent laboratory and/or theoretical investigations in chemistry. Prerequisite: Submission of a proposed outline of study that includes a schedule of meetings and assignments approved by the instructor, the division chair and the provost or associate provost no later than the final day of the drop/add period of the semester of study. For additional criteria, see Independent Study Policy (Sec. 6.15.). Depending on the topic of the course, a non-refundable fee may be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 422  Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis  (4 hours)

A discussion of the principles and applications of modern instrumentation used in analytical chemistry. Methods discussed are primarily non-optical, including an overview of electrochemistry; potentiometric methods, including use of pH and other ion meters; electrogravimetry; coulometry; polarography; amperometry; gas- and liquid-chromatography. Course is offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: CHM 310. Co-requisite: CHM 422L.


 

CHM 422L  Instrumental Methods Laboratory  (1 hour)

This laboratory accompanies CHM 422 and will consider the practical applications of modern instrumentation in analytical chemistry. Co-requisite: CHM 422. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

 

CHM 424  Advanced Organic Chemistry  (4 hours)

A discussion of selected reactions and theories in organic chemistry. Emphasis is placed on reaction mechanisms and reactive intermediates encountered in organic synthesis. Prerequisite: CHM 202 with a grade of “C-” or higher. Co-requisite: CHM 424L.

CHM 424L  Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory  (1 hour)

Intended to complement Advanced Organic Chemistry, this course will investigate general reactions and mechanistic principles in organic synthesis. The study will require the multi-step synthesis of various organic molecules. Co-requisite: CHM 424. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 432  Inorganic Chemistry  (4 hours)

A study of the principles of modern inorganic chemistry, including atomic structure; molecular structure; ionic bonding; crystal structures of ionic solids, a systematic study of the behavior of inorganic anions; coordination chemistry, including structure and mechanisms of aqueous reactions; acids and bases. Course is offered in alternate years. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHM 302. Co-requisite: CHM 432L.

CHM 432L  Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory  (1 hour)

Intended to complement Inorganic Chemistry, this course provides experience in the methods of preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds. Co-requisite: CHM 432. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 434  Organic Spectroscopy  (4 hours)

A course dealing with several spectroscopic methods as applied to organic molecules. The principles and interpretation of ultra-violet, visible, infrared, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra will be studied. Course is offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: CHM 202 with a grade of “C-” or higher. Co-requisite: CHM 434L.

CHM 434L  Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory  (1 hour)

Students enrolled in this course use various spectrometers for qualitative and quantitative analysis. Co-requisite: CHM 434. A non-refundable fee is billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.

CHM 480  Internship in Chemistry  (1-4 hours)

An internship is designed to provide a formalized experiential learning opportunity to qualified students. The internship generally requires the student to: obtain a faculty supervisor in the relevant field of study; submit an application which addresses both the on-site and the academic components of the internship; and satisfy all internship requirements developed by the academic program which oversees the internship. The career development office maintains an extensive list of internships, all of which are graded on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis. Prerequisites: These are determined by the academic program overseeing the internship course, but typically include: permission of the faculty supervisor; meeting the qualifications for the internship program; obtaining permission of an internship site supervisor; and development of an internship plan which is acceptable to relevant parties including the faculty supervisor and others, as required by the relevant academic program.

CHM 490  Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry  (1-5 hours)

Advanced topics will be offered generally for juniors and seniors in the following fields: Organic Chemistry, Organic Qualitative Analysis, Biochemistry, Theoretical Chemistry and Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. Prerequisite: See individual course listing in the current semester course schedule. Depending on the topic of the course, a non-refundable fee may be billed to every student who is registered for this course at the end of the drop/add period.