Chemistry Course Descriptions
103 Introduction to Chemistry (3).
For students with limited background in chemistry to prepare them to continue study in chemistry and science. GEPS.
103L Introduction to Chemistry Lab (1).
CRD/NCR only. GEL.
201 General Chemistry I (5).
Beginning course for science and prehealth science students. Chemical calculations, atomic and molecular structure, chemical and physical properties, and chemical bonding theories. Lab involves quantitative chemical relationships. Prereq.: High school chemistry or instructor's approval. GEPS-L.
202 General Chemistry II (5).
Continuation of 201. Thermochemistry, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, acid-base properties, electrochemistry, etc. Lab involves qualitative chemical analysis. Prereq.: CHEM 201 or instructor's approval. GEPS-L.
230 Analytical Chemistry I (4).
Introduces analytical chemistry by means of gravimetric, volumetric, and instrumental analyses. Lab techniques of analysis and chemical calculations. Prereqs.: CHEM 201, 202.
280 Topics in Modern Chemistry (3-4*).
Selected topics of current interest in chemistry and biochemistry. Emphasizes problems of social significance, such as antibiotics, pesticides, drugs, food additives, and pollution. GEPS.
303 Energy Issues (3-4*).
See NASC 303. Also PHYS 303. GEPS.
311 Organic Chemistry I (5).
Synthesis, structure, reactivity, reaction mechanisms, and organic spectroscopy. Lab includes synthesis and organic analysis, using separations. IR, NMR Spectra. Prereq.: CHEM 201 and 202 or instructor's approval.
312 Organic Chemistry II (5).
Continuation of 311. Includes introductory molecular orbital calculations and Woodward Hoffman rules.
314 Biochemistry (5).
Introduces cellular metabolism and gene expression. Includes biological macromolecules, enzymes, glycolysis, Kreb's cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis, DNA replication, transcription, and translation. Lab included. Prereqs.: BIOL 203; CHEM 311. Also BIOL 314.
315 Advanced Biochemistry (4).
Focuses on the chemistry, thermodynamics, reaction mechanisms, and regulation of metabolic pathways, including glycolysis, respiration, photosynthesis, and metabolism of glucose, fatty acids, amino acids, nucleotides, and hemes. Individual research projects required. Prereq.: CHEM 314. Also BIOL 315.
395 World Industrial Chemistry (4).
Covers worldwide aspects of the chemical industry. Focuses on comparative studies, including economic, technological, and environmental considerations. Includes field trips. GEPS-L.
400 Fundamentals of Electronics, Optics, and Computers (4).
Reviews basic electronics, optics, and computer fundamentals associated with chemical instrumentation. Certificate Program.
401 Introduction to Scientific Principles of Chemical Engineering (4).
Introduces basic material and energy balances, heat and mass transfer, applied thermodynamics and kinetics, and similar subjects which bridge pure and applied science. Certificate Program.
402 Environmental Chemistry and Technology (4).
Reviews principles of environmental chemistry and technology including environmental analysis (EPA and other methods). Certificate Program.
403 Solar Photochemical and Thermal Processes (4).
Covers theoretical aspects of photochemical and photophysical systems and their industrial application especially using solar radiation. Discusses chemical methods of converting solar energy. Certificate Program.
404 Instrumental Analysis I (4).
Covers theory and use of separation analysis methods. Trains students to use these instruments. Includes GC, GC-MS-DS, HPLC, GPC. Certificate Program.
405 Instrumental Analysis II (4).
Covers theory and use of spectroscopic analysis methods. Trains students to use spectrometers. Includes NMR, and CW and FT systems. Certificate Program.
406 Selected Topics in Energy Technology (4).
Covers selected topics in conventional and innovative energy technology. Certificate Program.
407 Selected Topics in Environmental Technology (4).
Covers selected topics in environmental assessment and management. Certificate Program.
411 Physical Chemistry I (4).
Laws of thermodynamics as applied to physiochemical systems. Introduces statistical mechanics. Chemical dynamics including molecular kinetic theory and chemical kinetics. Prereqs.: CHEM 201, 202; PHYS 201, 202; MATH 201, 202.
412 Physical Chemistry II (4).
Introduces quantum mechanics, symmetry, group theory, atomic and molecular structure, and chemical bonding. Prereq.: CHEM 411.
420 Environmental Chemistry (4).
Deals with the theory and technology of the environmental chemistry of air, soil, and water. Covers water and waste water treatment and specific technologies for assessing and dealing with heavy metals, organics, and radioactive pollutants. Includes Lab in standard EPA and other methods using GC, GCMS, HPLC, and societal impact of pollution. Prereq.: CHEM 201, 202.
430 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (4).
Surveys modern instrumental methods of analysis. Analytical and spectroscopy labs. Prereqs.: CHEM 202, 230, 311.
440 Inorganic Chemistry (4).
Chemistry of the elements and their compounds. Relation of structure and bonding to chemical reactivity. Prereqs.: CHEM 201, 202.
450 Advanced Organic Chemistry (4).
Selected topics, such as physical organic, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Prereqs.: CHEM 311, 312.