Chemistry

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84.101 Applied Chemistry for Non-Scientists Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7633
Status Active

Provides an understanding of basic chemical principles -- atomic structure, bonding and interparticle forces, physical and chemical properties of matter through hands-on examination of matter and the application of principles to understanding the chemistry of current issues (e.g., environmental chemistry, biochemistry, food and drug chemistry) and the analysis of problems dealing with these issues. This course is not available for credit for Science or Engineering majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Not for Science and Math Majors.

84.102 Forensic Science for the Non-Scientist Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35546
Status Active

This course presents the inherently fascinating topics of crime and criminal investigations as a pathway for teaching the fundamental chemical concepts most often covered in an introductory non-majors course. This course capitalizes on the surge of interest in the scientific investigation of crime (as sparked by CSI and other television shows) and will collate the theme of forensic science with the fundamentals of chemistry. The course material will be continually updated with each offering.

84.105 Intro to the Discipline of Chemistry Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 36857
Status Active

This course provides an introduction to chemistry as a career. Required of chemistry majors, it discusses historical aspects of the field and modern career paths, including academic and industrial chemistry. Students are presented with information regarding career opportunities in chemistry, including: analytical/environmental, forensics, inorganic, organic, materials, pharmaceutical/biochemistry, polymer, and theoretical/physical. They are also given an introduction to graduate school and teaching opportunities often pursued following the B.S. degree. In addition to lectures by the instructor, guests from industry and government laboratories are invited to discuss "what it means to be a chemist".

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Students must be declared Chemistry majors

84.111 General Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7634
Status Active

Provides a one-semester survey of inorganic chemistry: the structure and properties of matter, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, solution chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, and acid-base chemistry.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.113 General Chemistry Lab I.

84.112 General Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7635
Status Active

Surveys the basic principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry with emphasis on biochemical aspects of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. Various metabolic pathways are also emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.111 General Chemistry I; Co-Req: 84.114 General Chemistry Lab II.

84.113 General Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7636
Status Active

Lab experiments designed to illustrate the principles covered in 84.111.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.111 General Chemistry I.

84.114 General Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7637
Status Active

Uses laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the principles discussed in 84.112.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.113 General Chemistry Lab I; Co-Req: 84.112 General Chemistry II.

84.115 Principles of Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7638
Status Active

The course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of Chemistry with an emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, and computational skills required for more advanced Chemistry courses. Topics include measurement, chemical calculations, problem solving logic, units analysis, chemical reactions, the periodic table, basic bonding theory and solutions. No previous Chemistry experience is assumed. There is no lab component to this course.

84.117 Selected Topics in Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30383
Status Active

A one semester general chemistry course for mechanical engineering students. The properties of matter, chemical bonding, stoichiometric relationships, energy and chemical thermodyamics, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry are the major areas discussed. Relationships among chemistry, material science and engineering are central to the course. Problem solving is emphasized.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.119 Selected Topics in Chemistry Lab.

84.121 Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7639
Status Active

Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of chemistry through classroom discussions and demonstrations. Topics include chemical calculations, atomic structures, the periodic table, basic bonding theory, solutions, liquids, and gases. Restricted to science, engineering, and engineering technology majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.123 Chemistry I Lab.

84.122 Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7640
Status Active

Serves as a continuation of 84.121. Topics include thermodynamics; kinetics, acids and bases; an introduction to organic chemistry; chemical equilibrium; precipitation reactions; and electrochemistry. Restricted to science, engineering, and engineering technology majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.121 Chemistry I or 84.117 Selected Topics in Chemistry; Co-Req: 84.124 Chemistry II Lab.

84.123 Chemistry I Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7641
Status Active

Studies experimental chemical principles and chemical transformation that is coordinated with topics considered in 84.121. Some of the more important reactions of elements, oxides, acids, bases, and salts are examined. Other topics include chemical separation, purification, preparation of inorganic salts, quantitative determinations dealing with the formula of a compound, gas laws, and colligative properties. Careful techniques and precise measurements are stressed. Restricted to science, engineering, and engineering technology majors

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.121 Chemistry I.

84.124 Chemistry II Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7642
Status Active

Serves as a continuation of the laboratory study begun in 84.123 that is coordinated with topics of 84.122. Topics include: thermochemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy, titration, pH, equilibrium reaction and constants. Some aqueous solution reactions and organic reactions are examined. Accurate measurements and precise instrumental and apparatus operation are expected. Restricted to science, engineering, and engineering technology majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.122 Chemistry II or 84.119 Selected Topics/Chemistry Lab.

84.135 Honors Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7643
Status Active

A more in-depth view of the topics covered in Chemistry I, (84.121). Topics include chemical reactions and calculations, atomic history and structures, the behavior of gases and bonding theory. Open to students enrolled in the Honors Program, and may be taken instead of 84.121.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.123 Chemistry I Lab.

84.136 Honors Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7644
Status Active

A continuation of 84.135. A more in-depth view of the topics covered in Chemistry II (84.122). Topics include solutions, kinetics, thermodynamics, acids and bases, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry and solubility. Open to students enrolled in the Honors Program, and may be taken instead of 84.122.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.121 Chemistry I; or 84.135 Honors Chemistry I; and Co-Req: 84.124 Chemistry II Lab.

84.204 Introduction to Organic and Polymer Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7650
Status Active

This course is a one-semester overview of organic chemistry for plastics engineering majors. Organic chemistry and its associated principles underscore a broad component of the plastics engineering curriculum. It is desirable therefore for such students to develop a basic appreciation of the fundamental reactions in organic chemistry, as well as an understanding of the interaction of organic compounds with their environment. Students will therefore be expected to secure a basic undersanding of, e.g., chemical bonding, the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatic compounds, substitution and elimination reactions, reactions of organic alcohols, ethers, epoxides, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids, and amine compounds. When appropriate, examples will be provided that relate to those typical polymerization reactions (e.g. free-radical or ionic) employed to manufacture commercial polymer materials. Coverage will include synthesis of organic chemicals and polymers from natural and sustainable materials.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.121 Chemistry I; Plastics Engineering majors only.

84.205 Principles Of Organic Chemistry Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7651
Status Active

Introduction to the basic skills and techniques used in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of representative organic compounds. Open to Plastics Engineering students in the fall semester and Chemical Engineering students in the spring semester.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA and Chemical Engineering Students Only.

84.221 Organic Chemistry IA Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7655
Status Active

Studies the basic principles and reactions which characterize the chemical behavior of carbon compounds. Nomenclature, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry will be covered. Required for chemistry majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.122 & 84.124; Co-Req: 84.227 (Chemistry majors only) or 84.229 (Biology majors only) or Chemical Engineering majors.

84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7656
Status Active

A continuation of 84.221 including an introduction to infrared and NMR spectroscopy and biochemistry. The application of organic reactions in multi-step synthesis is stressed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.221 Org Chemistry IA with grade of D or better; Co-Req: 84.228 (Chemistry majors only) or 84.230 Org Chemistry Lab II.

84.227 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7661
Status Active

Laboratory work designed to emphasize the techniques of organic synthesis and the use of instrumentation for identification and characterization of organic compounds. Required for chemistry majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 84.221 Organic Chemistry IA and Chemistry Majors Only.

84.228 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7662
Status Active

A continuation of 84.227 including an introduction to semimicro organic techniques. Planning and successfully carrying out reactions published in the chemical literature are emphasized. Required for chemistry majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-reqs: 84.221 Organic Chemistry IA, 84.227 Organic Chemistry Lab II; Co-reqs: 84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA, 84.260 Info Retrieval. For Chemistry Majors Only.

84.229 Organic Chemistry Laboratory IA Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7663
Status Active

Reviews techniques, skills, and heuristic approaches in the synthesis, purification, and identification of organic compounds. IR, GC, and NMR instrumental methods are included.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.221 Organic Chemistry IA.

84.230 Organic Chemistry II A Lab Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7664
Status Active

A continuation of 84.229.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA.

84.260 Information Retrieval Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7665
Status Active

An introduction to the important chemical and chemical-related reference sources including journals, patents, technical publications, and compiled reference works, and instructions in their use. Assignments require the use of each source discussed. On-line searching using computerized chemical and chemical related databases is also introduced.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.228 Organic Chemistry Lab II.

84.301 Special Topics: Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7667
Status Active

84.303 Forensic Science I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35812
Status Active

Introduction to Forensic Science, Fundamental statistics, Data Sampling & Quality Multivariate statistics, calibration and quality, Partitioning, thin-layer chromatography, Immunoassay, Instruments, Introduction to drug and pharmacology.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.305 Forensic Science I Lab; Pre-Reqs: 84.222 Org Chem IIA, 95.144 Physics II, and 92.231 Calculus III.

84.304 Forensic Science II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 35813
Status Active

Drug Analysis I, Drug Analysis II, Chemistry of combustion and Arson, Chemistry of color and colorants, Analysis of ink and paints, Chemistry of polymers, Analysis of fibers and papers.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.306 Forensic Science II Lab; and Pre-Reqs: 84.303/305 Forensic Science I/Forensic Science I Lab.

84.305 Forensic Science I Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35814
Status Active

Locard's exchange principle, Reagent preparation, crime scene investigation, a case of deductive reasoning, crime scene sketching, Forensic glass analysis, Fingerprint, Introduction to Microscopy, Color perception.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.303 Forensic Science I; Pre-Reqs: 84.222 Org Chem IIA, 95.144 Physics II, and 92.231 Calculus III.

84.306 Forensic Science II Laboratory Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35815
Status Active

Forensic hair analysis, Handwriting comparison, Fluorescence detection of drug, Introduction to Immunoassay and enzyme catalysis, Fluorescence microscopy Analysis of gunshot residues, Analysis of metal, Analysis of flammable.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.304 Forensic Science II; and Pre-Reqs: 84.303/305 Forensic Science I and Forensic Science I Lab.

84.313 Analytical Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7668
Status Active

Focuses on the evaluation of analytical data, aqueous and non-aqueous acid-base systems, oxidation reduction and complexation equilibria, solubility and precipitation, solvent extraction, ion-exchange and chromatographic methods.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.315 Analytical Chem Lab I.

84.314 Analytical Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7669
Status Active

Introduces modern instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Topics to be discussed include ultraviolet, infrared nuclear magnetic resonance, emission and atomic absorption spectroscopy. Mass spectrometry, chromatography, thermal and electrochemical methods of analysis will also be covered.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.313 Analytical Chem I, 95.144 Physics II; Co-Reqs: 84.316 Analytical Chem II Lab, 84.345 Physical Chemistry II.

84.315 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7670
Status Active

Experiments emphasizing the topics presented in 84.313 are conducted.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.313 Analytical Chem I.

84.316 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7671
Status Active

Presents laboratory experiments designed to complement the coverage of topics in 84.314.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.313 Analytical Chem I, 84.315 Analytical Chem Lab I; Co-Req: 84.314 Analytical Chemistry II.

84.339 Physical Chemistry Principles Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7676
Status Active

A one-semester course designed for plastics engineering majors. Physical chemical concepts of importance to plastics and polymeric materials are emphasized and include kinetics, spectroscopy, phase rule, and statistical thermodynamics.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.122 Chemistry II and 26.247 Thermodynamics.

84.344 Physical Chemistry I Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7678
Status Active

Covers basic physical chemical topics: laws of thermodynamics, solutions, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, atomic, and molecular structure.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 92.231 Calculus III, 84.122 Chemistry II, 95.141 Physics I; Co-Req 84.346 Physical Chem Lab I or Chemical Engineering (BS) or Chemistry (BS).

84.345 Physical Chemistry II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7679
Status Active

Serves as a continuation of 84.344.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.344 Physical Chemistry I.

84.346 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7680
Status Active

Laboratory work designed to exemplify principles covered in 84.344. Required for chemistry majors.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.124 Chemistry II Lab; Co-Req: 84.344 Physical Chemistry I.

84.347 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 7681
Status Active

Provides laboratory work designed to exemplify the principles of chemical kinetics, equilibrium, and spectroscopy.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.344 Physical Chemistry I.

84.350 Physical Bioinorganic Laboratory Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 7682
Status Active

Coordination compounds are utilized in a core of experiments to illustrate basic physiochemical techniques and analysis of experimental data in electrochemistry and kinetics. A project lab is carried out to apply and extend techniques learned.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Reqs: 84.344 Physical Chemistry I and 84.346 Physical Chemistry Lab I.

84.360 The Responsible Chemist Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7684
Status Active

This course is required of chemistry majors and addresses ethical, regulatory, and environmental aspects of their profession. Students are exposed to a wide range of research integrity issues that include TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act), SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) and quality management. Compliance issues include an overview of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), as well as an introduction to patent law. The importance of maintaining integrity in their discipline is emphasized, and case studies are presented for study and discussion.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Chemistry Majors Only

84.407 Undergraduate Thesis Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7689
Status Active

Research in biochemistry, electrochemistry or analytical, organic, inorganic, physical or polymer chemistry. Progress report required.

84.408 Undergraduate Thesis II Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7690
Status Active

A continuation of 84.407. Both semesters must be taken and not more than six credits may be used in meeting degree requirements. A written thesis and seminar are required. The written thesis is to follow the conventional form of introduction, literature survey, data, results, and conclusions. One copy of the thesis must be filed in the Department office.

84.443 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30385
Status Active

The chemical behavior, structure and methods of preparation and nomenclature of the more common elements and their compounds.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 84.345 Physical Chemistry II.

84.445 Advanced Inorganic Lab Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 30386
Status Active

Laboratory to study the reactions of ions in aqueous solutions and to carry out inorganic syntheses and characterizations.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 84.443 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.

84.450 Introduction To Biochemistry Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 7692
Status Active

An introductory study of the fundamental principles of biochemistry including the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids, thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme action, intermediary metabolism and selected topics in molecular biology.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: 84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA and 84.344 Physical Chemistry I.