Chemistry

Chm 103: General Chemistry I 

An introduction to stoichiometry, types of chemical reactions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, periodic properties of elements and bonding. Lecture and lab.

Chm 104: General Chemistry II 

Intermolecular forces, colligative properties, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, solubility equilibria, thermodynamics and electrochemistry. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Chm 103.

Chm 105: Foundations of Chemistry 

An introduction to the traditional topics of general chemistry with particular emphasis on their application to the health sciences. A study of measurement, heat, chemical reactions, gases, solutions, acid-base equilibria and radioactivity. Lecture and lab.

Chm 106: Bio-Organic Chemistry I

Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. Introduction to nomenclature, reactions, and properties of organic and biochemical molecules. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Chm 103 or 105 Prerequisite.

Chm 107: Chemistry for Engineers 

Introduction to chemical reactions, gases, atomic structure, bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium and electrochemistry.

Prerequisites: Placement into Ma 105 or Ma 103.

Chm 116: Bio-Organic Chemistry II 

A study of molecular structures of the cell, selected biochemical pathways and transfer of genetic information. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Chm 106.

Chm 193: General Chemistry I Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 103.

Chm 194: General Chemistry II Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 104.

Chm 195: Foundations of Chemistry Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 105.

Chm 196: Bio-organic Chemistry I Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 106.

Chm 197: Bio-organic Chemistry II Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 116.

Chm 203: Organic Chemistry I 

Covalent bonding theory, acid-base concepts, Lewis structures, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, epoxides, alkyl halides, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Chm 104 or 106 Prerequisite.

Chm 204: Organic Chemistry II 

Aromatic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, amines, carbohydrates, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and infrared spectroscopy. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Chm 104 or 106 Prerequisite, Chm 203 or 206.

Chm 206: Essential Organic Chemistry 

A one-semester logical bridge from general chemistry to biochemistry with specific focus on biologically pertinent organic reaction mechanisms built on the fundamentals of functional group structures, bonding theories, and their physical and chemical characteristics. Lecture and lab. Not applicable to Chemistry or Biochemistry & Molecular Biology majors.

Prerequisite: Chm 104.

Chm 207: Analytical Chemistry 

The separation and analysis of chemical substances. Spectroscopy, electrochemistry, chromatography, gravimetric and volumetric analysis. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Chm 104.

Chm 293: Organic Chemistry Lab 


Chm 294: Organic Chemistry II Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 204.

Chm 297: Analytical Chemistry Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 207.

Chm 301: Introduction to Molecular Modeling 

Relationship between potential energy surfaces and molecular structure, energy minimization, conformation searching and other key molecular modeling concepts. Emphasis is on gaining a deeper understanding of chemistry by using modern computer software to perform computations based on molecular mechanics, semi-empirical MO and ab initio MO computational methods.

Prerequisite: Chm 204.

Chm 303: Physical Chemistry I

Phenomenological thermodynamics, gas laws, statistical mechanics, phase changes in pure substances and simple mixtures. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Phy 202, Chm 204, Ma 201.

Chm 304: Physical Chemistry II 

Phase diagrams, equilibrium, electrochemistry, rotational and vibrational spectroscopy, phenomenological chemical kinetics, reaction mechanisms and photochemistry. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Chm 303.

Chm 312: Pharmacology 

An introduction to the basic principles of pharmacology and their application to key body systems.

Chm 315: Advanced Pharmacology 

Advanced principles of pharmacology that build on the introductory pharmacology course with application to additional body systems.

Prerequisite: Chm 312.

Chm 393: Physical Chemistry I Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 303.

Chm 394: Physical Chemistry II Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 304.

Chm 403: Research in Chemistry I 

Team-based literature work requiring the writing of a proposal to do original laboratory research.

Prerequisites: Chm 207 or 304 Prerequisite.

Chm 404: Research in Chemistry II 

Laboratory implementation of the original research project proposed in Chm 403. Team-based. Requires final written and oral reports.

Prerequisite: Chm 403.

Chm 405: Biochemistry I 

Molecular structure and function of biomolecules focused on nucleic acids, enzymes and other proteins, and membrane components. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisites: Chm 204 or 206.

Chm 406: Biochemistry II 

Biosignaling, carbohydrates, metabolism and energetics of glucose, lipids and amino acids; the citric acid cycle; oxidative phosphorylation; photosynthesis; and regulation of metabolism. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Chm 405.

Chm 408: Advanced Organic Chemistry 

Further study in the structure and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds, including their relationships to bonding theory, stereochemical principles and thermodynamics.

Prerequisite: Chm 204.

Chm 409: Inorganic Chemistry 

Atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemical forces, acid-base chemistry and coordination chemistry.

Prerequisites: Chm 204, Ma 201.

Chm 418: Instrumental Analysis 

Fundamentals of chemical instrumentation and its application to atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electrochemical analysis,and separation methods. Lecture and lab.

Prerequisite: Chm 204.

Chm 495: Biochemistry I Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 405.

Chm 496: Biochemistry II Lab

Corequisite: Chm 406.

Chm 498: Instrumental Analysis Lab 

Corequisite: Chm 418.

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