Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 1001. Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry I: Career Possibilities. Explores career possibilities in biochemistry and chemistry. Weekly classes, enhanced by speakers and field experiences, will illustrate the many applications of these fields to contemporary issues and career paths. May not be used to satisfy any core science requirement. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1011. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory. (TCCN CHEM 1106) Laboratory to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1013. Co-requisite: CHEM 1013. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1013. Introductory Chemistry. (TCCN CHEM 1305) General principles and laws of chemistry; structure of matter and periodicity of the elements; special areas such as equilibrium, colloids, nuclear chemistry, and solutions. Prerequisite: Adequate score on placement examination or grade of C or higher for SCI 1003. Co-requisite: CHEM 1011. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 1021. Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory. (TCCN CHEM 1107) Laboratory to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1023. Co-requisite: CHEM 1023. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1023. Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry. (TCCN CHEM 1307) Nomenclature and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds; introduction to the chemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids and their metabolism. Prerequisite: One year of high school chemistry and a passing score on placement examination or grade of C or higher for CHEM 1013. Co-requisite: CHEM 1021. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 1101. Horizons of Chemistry and Biochemistry II: Current Applications. Explores how chemistry and biochemistry impact contemporary life through new developments such as gene therapy, designer steroids, new drug therapies, and dietary supplements. Examines current events to further develop interests in and perspectives on chemistry and biochemistry. May not be used to satisfy any core science requirement. One lecture hour a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1111. General Chemistry Laboratory I. (TCCN CHEM 1111) Laboratory to be taken concurrently with General Chemistry I. Co-requisite: CHEM 1113. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1113. General Chemistry I. (TCCN CHEM 1311) Introduction to the principles of chemistry, primarily for biology and allied health majors: classification of matter, elements and compounds; stoichiometry; acids and bases; gases; thermochemistry; periodic law; atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry and a passing score on placement examination, or a minimum grade of C in CHEM 1013. Co-requisite: CHEM 1111. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 1121. General Chemistry Laboratory II. (TCCN CHEM 1112) Laboratory to be taken concurrently with General Chemistry II. Prerequisite: CHEM 1111. Co-requisite: CHEM 1123. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1123. General Chemistry II. (TCCN CHEM 1312) A continuation of the introduction to the principles of chemistry, primarily for biology and allied health majors: Solids,liquids, and solutions; oxidation-reduction;reaction rates; equilibrium; thermodynamics;electrochemistry; chemistry of the common elements; and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C in CHEM 1113. Co-requisite: CHEM 1121. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 1211. Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I. Laboratory taken concurrently with Principles of Chemistry I. Co-requisite: CHEM 1213. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1213. Principles of Chemistry I. Development of the principles of chemistry, primarily for chemistry and biochemistry majors, from an atoms first approach: atoms and compounds, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, states of matter. Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry and a passing score on placement examination, or a minimum grade of C in CHEM 1013; must be a chemistry or biochemistry major or permission of the instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 1211. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 1221. Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II. Laboratory taken concurrently with Principles of Chemistry II. Prerequisite: CHEM 1211. Co-requisite: CHEM 1223. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 1223. Principles of Chemistry II. A continuation of the development of the principles of chemistry, primarily for chemistry and biochemistry majors, from an atoms first approach: solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, kinetics, and main group chemistry. Prerequisites: Minimum grade of C in CHEM 1213 or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: CHEM 1221. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 2211. Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. (TCCN CHEM 2123) Introduction to the techniques of separation, isolation and purification of covalent compounds. Co-requisite: CHEM 2213. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 2213. Organic Chemistry I. (TCCN CHEM 2323) Theories of covalent molecular structure; hydrocarbons and derived halides; aromaticity; mechanisms of free radical, nucleophilic, and electrophilic substitutions; and of additions and eliminations. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 and CHEM 1121, or CHEM 1223 and CHEM 1221, with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: CHEM 2211. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3221. Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. Introduction to the practice of organic synthesis and to classical methods of compound identification. Prerequisites: CHEM 2211 and 2213 with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: CHEM 3223. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 3223. Organic Chemistry II. Continuation of CHEM 2213. Organic compounds of oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur; alcohols and ethers; organic acids and bases; carbonyl compounds; compounds of biological origin. Prerequisite: CHEM 2213 with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: CHEM 3221. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3313. Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences. Equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy with an emphasis on applications to biochemical systems. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3331. Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory. Application of various methods and techniques used in analytical chemistry, statistical treatment of data, gravimetric and titrimetric methods, spectrophotometric and chromatographic techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1223. Co-requisite: CHEM 3333. Four laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 3333. Quantitative Chemical Analysis. Theoretical principles of various methods involved in quantitative determinations, statistical treatment of data, gravimetric and titrimetric methods, spectrophotometric and chromatographic techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123 or CHEM 1223 with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: CHEM 3331. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3411. Physical Chemistry Laboratory I. Introduction to experimental measurement of physical properties and change, record keeping, data analysis, and report writing. Co-requisite: CHEM 3413. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 3413. Physical Chemistry I. Introductory theories of physical chemistry covering states of matter, equilibrium thermodynamics, and kinetic processes. Prerequisites: MATH 2023, PHYS 2163, CHEM 3223, and CHEM 3334. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3421. Physical Chemistry Laboratory II. Continuation of CHEM 3411. Emphasis on spectroscopic measurement. Prerequisite: CHEM 3411. Co-requisite: CHEM 3423. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 3423. Physical Chemistry II. Continuation of CHEM 3413. Introductory quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 3413. Co-requisite: CHEM 3421. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3632. Biochemistry I Laboratory. Biochemical techniques: analysis, purification and characterization of amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids, including enzyme assays and kinetics. Lab skills include record keeping, computer utilization, safety, chromatography, electrophoresis, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 3223 with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: CHEM 3633. Five laboratory hours a week. Credit: Two hours.

CHEM 3633. Biochemistry I. Fundamental structure and chemistry of biomolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids) and their biologically relevant interactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 3223 with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: CHEM 3632. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3643. Biochemistry II. Biochemistry of metabolic pathways (mammalian) using normal and disease states as examples. Metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids, energy metabolism, and their integration. Prerequisite: CHEM 3633 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 3711. Environmental Chemistry Laboratory I. Environmental chemistry lab with focus on water chemistry: the analysis of natural waters, ground water and man-made water, wastewater treatment, acid-base equilibrium, precipitation and dissolution, oxidation-reductions, complexation applied to water chemistry, analytical methods used in environmental analysis. Co-requisite: CHEM 3713. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 3713. Environmental Chemistry I. Exploration of environmental chemistry with focus on water chemistry: the chemistry of natural surface waters, ground waters and man-made water; wastewater treatment; acid-base equilibrium; precipitation and dissolution, oxidation-reductions, complexation applied to water chemistry; analytical methods used in environmental analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 3221 and CHEM 3223. Co-requisite: CHEM 3711. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4001. Research Presentations in Chemistry and Biochemistry. To prepare chemistry and biochemistry students for presentations of research results at scientific meetings. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of the Chair. One seminar hour a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 4311. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. Major concepts of instrumental analysis and certain instrumental techniques most commonly used in analytical chemistry; emphasizes the use of modern, commercial instrumentation to perform quantitative and qualitative analyses of the physical properties and chemical composition of samples; representative experiments in several of the analytical methods covered in CHEM 4313. Co-requisite: CHEM 4313. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 4313. Instrumental Analysis. Fundamental principles underlying chemical methods and modern analytical techniques; introduction to various modern analytical instrumentation including spectroscopic methods (FTIR, UV-Vis spectroscopy, luminescence, Raman, atomic spectroscopy), chromatography, electrochemistry, and mass spectrometry. Prerequisites: CHEM 3313 and CHEM 3413. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4511. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. Inorganic synthesis and spectroscopic/magnetic analysis of various metal complexes. Co-requisite: CHEM 4513. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 4513. Inorganic Chemistry. Survey of periodic relationships of elements, chemical bonding, acid-base theory, coordination compounds, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, inorganic nomenclature, symmetry and group theory, and other selected topics. Prerequisite: CHEM 3413 with grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4903. Special Topics. Lectures or conferences on recent developments in chemical theory or practice. May be repeated with change of topic for additional credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4911. Independent Study. Independent student readings or experimentation in chemistry. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the department chair. Credit: One hour.

CHEM 4912. Independent Study. Independent student readings or experimentation in chemistry. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the department chair. Credit: Two hours.

CHEM 4913. Independent Study. Independent student readings or experimentation in chemistry. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the department chair. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4953. Cooperative Education. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4956. Cooperative Education. Credit: Six hours.

CHEM 4981. Undergraduate Research. Original research at the undergraduate level. Formal, written report required. May be taken for honors credit and repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4983. Undergraduate Research. Original research at the undergraduate level. Formal, written report required. May be taken for honors credit and repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Permission of the department chair. Nine laboratory hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

CHEM 4991. Senior Thesis. The writing of a thesis based on original research at the undergraduate level. May be taken for honors credit only. Prerequisites: CHEM 4981 or CHEM 4983, and permission of the department chair. Credit: One hour.

Physics Courses

PHYS 1131. Principles of Physics Laboratory I. (TCCN PHYS 1101) Experimental laboratory work on topics from PHYS 1133 correlated with its lecture material. Co-requisite: PHYS 1133. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

PHYS 1133. Principles of Physics I. (TCCN PHYS 1301) Introductory algebra-based physics. Mechanics, heat, and sound. May not be substituted for PHYS 2153. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PHYS 1141. Principles of Physics Laboratory II. (TCCN PHYS 1102) Experimental laboratory work on topics from PHYS 1143 correlated with its lecture material. Co-requisite: PHYS 1143. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

PHYS 1143. Principles of Physics II. (TCCN PHYS 1302) Introductory algebra-based physics. Electricity and magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear physics. May not be substituted for PHYS 2163. Prerequisite: PHYS 1133 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PHYS 2151. General Physics Laboratory I. (TCCN PHYS 2125) Experimental laboratory work on topics from PHYS 2153 correlated with its lecture materials. Corequisite: PHYS 2153. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

PHYS 2153. General Physics I. (TCCN PHYS 2325) Introductory calculus-based physics for science majors; mechanics, heat, and sound. Prerequisite: MATH 2014. Co-requisite: PHYS 2151. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PHYS 2161. General Physics Laboratory II. (TCCN PHYS 2126) Experimental laboratory work on topics from PHYS 2163 correlated with its lecture material. Co-requisite: PHYS 2163. Three laboratory hours a week. Credit: One hour.

PHYS 2163. General Physics II. (TCCN PHYS 2326) A continuation of PHYS 2153. Introductory calculus-based physics for science majors; electricity and magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 2153 with a grade of C or higher. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

PHYS 4911. Independent Study. Individual study in advanced physics. Credit: One hour.

PHYS 4913. Independent Study. Individual study in advanced physics. Credit: Three hours.