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Applied Chemistry for Non-Scientists (Formerly 84.101)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Not for Science and Math Majors.

Forensic Science for the Non-Scientist (Formerly 84.102)

Description

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.

Intro to the Discipline of Chemistry (Formerly 84.105)

Description

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".

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Students must be declared Chemistry majors

General Chemistry I (Formerly 84.111)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: 84.113 General Chemistry Lab I and Anti-Req: CHEM.1210 and CHEM.1350.

General Chemistry II (Formerly 84.112)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I; Co-Req: CHEM 1140L General Chemistry Lab II and Anti-Req: CHEM.1220 and CHEM.1360.

General Chemistry Laboratory I (Formerly 84.113)

Description

Lab experiments designed to illustrate the principles covered in 84.111.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: 84.111 General Chemistry I.

General Chemistry Laboratory II (Formerly 84.114)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM 1130L General Chemistry Lab I; Co-Req: CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II.

Principles of Chemistry (Formerly 84.115)

Description

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.

Selected Topics in Chemistry (Formerly 84.117)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: 84.119 Selected Topics in Chemistry Lab.

Chemistry I (Formerly 84.121)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab and Anti-Req: CHEM.1110 and CHEM.1350; Anti-Req: Students only can receive credit for one of the following freshmen-level chemistry I lecture/lab courses: CHEM.1110/1130L, CHEM.1210/1230L; or CHEM.1350/1230L.

Chemistry II (Formerly 84.122)

Description

Serves as a continuation of CHEM.1210. 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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 1210 Chemistry I or CHEM 1170 Selected Topics in Chemistry; Co-Req: CHEM 1240L Chemistry II Lab and Anti-Req: CHEM.1120 and CHEM.1360.

Chemistry I Laboratory (Formerly 84.123)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 1210 Chemistry I.

Chemistry II Laboratory (Formerly 84.124)

Description

Serves as a continuation of the laboratory study begun in CHEM.1230L that is coordinated with topics of CHEM.1220. 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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 1220 Chemistry II or 84.119 Selected Topics/Chemistry Lab.

Honors Chemistry I (Formerly 84.135)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM.1230L Chemistry I Lab and Anti-Req: CHEM.1110 and CHEM.1350; Anti-Req: Students only can receive credit for one of the following freshmen-level chemistry I lecture/lab courses: CHEM.1110/1130L, CHEM.1210/1230L; or CHEM.1350/1230L.

Honors Chemistry II (Formerly 84.136)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM 1210 Chemistry I; or CHEM 1350 Honors Chemistry I; and Co-Req: CHEM 1240L Chemistry II Lab and Anti-Req: CHEM.1120 and CHEM.1220.

Introduction to Organic and Polymer Chemistry (Formerly 84.204)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM 1210 Chemistry I; Plastics Engineering majors only.

Principles Of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Formerly 84.205)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-req: CHEM.2220 Organic Chemistry IIA and Chemical Engineering Students Only.

Organic Chemistry I (Formerly 84.221)

Description

CHEM.2210 is the first course of a two-semester sequence of organic chemistry for students majoring in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biological Sciences as well as pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-pharmaceutical and pre-veterinary students. The course focuses on acid-base properties, functional group labels, conformational analyses, sterochemistry, substitution, elimination and addition reactions of organic molecules. Curved arrow mechanisms and the relationship between organic structure and reactivity are emphasized. Aspects of organic spectroscopy are also introduced.

Prerequisites

CHEM 1220,124pre,CHEM 2270Lor2Pre-Reqs: CHEM 1220 & CHEM 1240L; Co-Req: CHEM 2270L (Chemistry majors only) or CHEM 2290L (Biology majors only) or Chemical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering majors.

Organic Chemistry IIA (Formerly 84.222)

Description

A continuation of CHEM.2210 including an introduction to infrared and NMR spectroscopy and biochemistry. The application of organic reactions in multi-step synthesis is stressed.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 2210 Org Chemistry IA with grade of D or better; Co-Req: CHEM 2280L (Chemistry majors only) or CHEM 2300L Org Chemistry Lab II.

Organic Chemistry IIB (Formerly 84.223)

Description

The course covers the chemical and mechanistic principles of organic reactions utilized in biological systems. Spectroscopy, organic reactions and related mechanisms of bio-molecules or small molecules in biological systems will be discussed from a functional group perspective. Multiple examples from medicinal chemistry, chemical biology and biochemistry will be used to illustrate the concepts. Knowledge of organic mechanistic arrow-pushing formalism is required.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 2210 Org Chemistry IA and CHEM 2290L Org Chem Lab IA; Co-Req: CHEM 2300L Organic Chemistry II A Lab, and Biology Majors Only.

Organic Chemistry Laboratory IA (Formerly 84.227)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-req: CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry IA and Chemistry Majors Only.

Organic Chemistry Laboratory IIA (Formerly 84.228)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-reqs: CHEM 2210 Organic Chemistry IA, CHEM 2270L Organic Chemistry Lab II; Co-reqs: CHEM 2220 Organic Chemistry IIA, CHEM 2600 Info Retrieval. For Chemistry Majors Only.

Organic Chemistry Laboratory IB (Formerly 84.229)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM.2210 Organic Chemistry I for Biology and Health Science and Biomedical Engineering majors.

Organic Chemistry Lab IIB (Formerly 84.230)

Description

A continuation of 84.229/CHEM 2290L. Biology and Health Science Majors.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 2220 or CHEM 2230 Organic Chemistry II for Biology and Health Science Majors.

Information Retrieval (Formerly 84.260)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM.2280L Organic Chemistry Lab II.

Special Topics: Chemistry (Formerly 84.301)

Description

There is currently no description available for this course.

Forensic Science I (Formerly 84.303)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 3050L Forensic Science I Lab; Pre-Reqs: CHEM 2220 Org Chem IIA, PHYS 1440 Physics II, and MATH 2310 Calculus III.

Forensic Science II (Formerly 84.304)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 3060L Forensic Science II Lab; and Pre-Reqs: CHEM 3030/305 Forensic Science I/Forensic Science I Lab.

Forensic Science I Laboratory (Formerly 84.305)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 3030 Forensic Science I; Pre-Reqs: CHEM 2220 Org Chem IIA, PHYS 1440 Physics II, and MATH 2310 Calculus III.

Forensic Science II Laboratory (Formerly 84.306)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: CHEM 3040 Forensic Science II; and Pre-Reqs: CHEM 3030/305 Forensic Science I and Forensic Science I Lab.

Analytical Chemistry I (Formerly 84.313)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: 84.315 Analytical Chem Lab I.

Analytical Chemistry II (Formerly 84.314)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 3130 Analytical Chem I, PHYS 1440 Physics II; Co-Reqs: CHEM 3160L Analytical Chem II Lab, CHEM 3450 Physical Chemistry II.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I (Formerly 84.315)

Description

Experiments emphasizing the topics presented in 84.313 are conducted.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: 84.313 Analytical Chem I.

Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II (Formerly 84.316)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 3130 Analytical Chem I, CHEM 3150L Analytical Chem Lab I; Co-Req: CHEM 3140 Analytical Chemistry II.

Physical Chemistry Principles (Formerly 84.339)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 1220 Chemistry II and PLAS 2470 Thermodynamics.

Physical Chemistry I (Formerly 84.344)

Description

Covers basic physical chemical topics: laws of thermodynamics, solutions, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, atomic, and molecular structure. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Quantitative Literacy (QL).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: MATH 2310 Calculus III, CHEM 1220 Chemistry II, PHYS 1410 Physics I; Co-Req CHEM 3460L Physical Chem Lab I or Chemical Engineering (BS) or Chemistry (BS).

Physical Chemistry II (Formerly 84.345)

Description

Serves as a continuation of 84.344.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM.3440 Physical Chemistry I and (MATH.2340 Differential Equations or MATH.2360 Eng. Differential Equations).

Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (Formerly 84.346)

Description

Laboratory work designed to exemplify principles covered in 84.344. Required for chemistry majors. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM 1240L Chemistry II Lab; Co-Req: CHEM 3440 Physical Chemistry I.

Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (Formerly 84.347)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Pre-req or Co-req: CHEM.3440 Physical Chemistry I.

Physical Bioinorganic Laboratory (Formerly 84.350)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Reqs: CHEM 3440 Physical Chemistry I and CHEM 3460L Physical Chemistry Lab I.

The Responsible Chemist (Formerly 84.360)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE) and Essential Learning Outcome for Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Chemistry Majors Only

Polymer Science I (Formerly 84.403)

Description

Coverage of step and chain growth polymerizations, kinetics and mechanism, copolymerization, ionic and free radical polymerizations, and industrially important polymers.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: 84.222 Organic Chemistry IIA or 84.203 Princ of Organic Chem or 84.345 Physical Chemistry II.

Undergraduate Thesis (Formerly 84.407)

Description

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

Undergraduate Thesis II (Formerly 84.408)

Description

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.

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Formerly 84.443)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Co-Req: 84.345 Physical Chemistry II.

Advanced Inorganic Lab (Formerly 84.445)

Description

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

Prerequisites

Co-req: 84.443 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.

Introduction To Biochemistry (Formerly 84.450)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: CHEM 2220 Organic Chemistry IIA and Co-Req: CHEM 3440 Physical Chemistry I.