CHEM - Chemistry

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

CHEM 101 Chemistry for Citizens

(3 lecture) No previous chemistry required. Develops the fundamental role chemistry plays in daily life and an understanding of scientific and technological issues affecting society. (LAC, gtP)

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CHEM 102 Chemistry for Citizens Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite or take concurrently: CHEM 101. Investigation of the chemical world through hands-on activities in the laboratory. For non-science majors. Credit toward Liberal Arts Core given only upon successful completion of CHEM 101. Course fee required. (LAC, gtP)

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CHEM 103 Introductory Chemistry

No credit for chemistry major or minor. Basic chemistry concepts to prepare those with no chemistry background for CHEM 111 or CHEM 281.

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CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I

(4 lecture) Co-requisite: CHEM 111L. Either high school chemistry or a grade of C or better in CHEM 103 is recommended prior to taking CHEM 111. Atomic theory, mole concept, stoichiometry, states of matter, formulas, nomenclature, periodicity, bonding and solutions. (LAC, gtP)

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CHEM 111L Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 111. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 111. Course fee required. (LAC, gtP)

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CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II

(4 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L. Co-requisite: CHEM 112L. A continuation of CHEM 111. Thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry.

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CHEM 112L Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Corequisite: CHEM 112. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 112. Course fee required.

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CHEM 231 Principles of Organic Chemistry

(3 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 111 and CHEM 111L. Will not substitute for CHEM 331 / CHEM 331L. An introduction to organic chemistry. Structure, nomenclature, reactions and uses of organic compounds and their relationship to foods and nutrition.

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CHEM 281 Fundamentals of Biochemistry

(3 lecture, 1 recitation) High school chemistry or CHEM 103 is strongly recommended prior to taking CHEM 281. Co-requisite: CHEM 281L. Structure and function of biologically relevant molecules, metabolism and regulation of metabolism. (LAC, gtP)

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CHEM 281L Fundamentals of Biochemistry Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 281. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 281. Course Fee Required. (LAC, gtP)

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CHEM 320 Theory and Use of Analytical Instruments

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 331 or instructor permission. Techniques of sample preparation and data collection for IR, NMR, UV-visible and AA spectrophotometers and gas chromatograph.

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CHEM 321 Chemical Analysis

(2.5 lecture, 4.5 laboratory) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 112 and CHEM 112L. Chemical methods of analysis including gravimetry, acid-base, redox methods, statistics in analytical chemistry and an introduction to instrument operations. Course fee required.

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CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I

(4 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 112 and CHEM 112L. Corequisite: CHEM 331L. Nomenclature, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds.

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CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 331. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 331. Course Fee Required.

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CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II

(4 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 331 and CHEM 331L. Co-requisite: CHEM 332L. Continuation of CHEM 331. Advanced concepts in synthesis, theories of reactions, biological molecules and spectroscopy.

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CHEM 332L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 332. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 332. Course fee required.

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CHEM 360 Environmental Chemistry

(1.5 lecture, 1.5 laboratory)  Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 331 and CHEM 331L or instructor permission. The effect of chemicals in the environment.

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CHEM 370 Introduction to Brewing Science

(3 lecture) Prerequisite: BIO 110; and a grade of C or better in either CHEM 231 or CHEM 281CHEM 281L or CHEM 331 & CHEM 331L. Juniors or above. Survey of fermented products, with a particular focus on the multidisciplinary connections in the science of brewing beer.  Specific topics include the history, biology, chemistry, physics, and politics of beer.

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CHEM 381 Principles of Biochemistry

(3 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 231 or (CHEM 332 and CHEM 332L). Corequisite: CHEM 381L. A survey of the structure, function, and metabolism of biomolecules.

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CHEM 381L Principles of Biochemistry Lab

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 381. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 381. Course fee required.

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CHEM 395 Special Topics in Chemistry

Advanced study of variable topics within the field of Chemistry. May be taken twice under different subtitles. Consent of Instructor.

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CHEM 421 Instrumental Analysis

(3 lecture, 3 laboratory) Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 321. Theory, practice and application of modern analytical instrumentation. Course fee required.

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CHEM 422 Directed Studies

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

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CHEM 441 Inorganic Chemistry I

Prerequisite: "C" or better in CHEM 332 and CHEM 332L. First of two related courses. Fundamentals of bonding and structure of inorganic substances. Integration of appropriate physical methods with theory and practice.

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CHEM 442 Inorganic Chemistry II

Prerequisite: "C" or better in CHEM 441. A continuation of CHEM 441. Covers fundamental topics in solid-state, orgnaometallic and bioinorganic chemistry.

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CHEM 443 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: CHEM 441 or take concurrently. Experimentation including structures, bonding, syntheses and properties of inorganic substances. Course fee required.

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CHEM 450 Survey of Physical Chemistry

Prerequisite: MATH 131, PHYS 221, and a grade of "C" or better in CHEM 321, CHEM 332 and CHEM 332L. Corequisite: CHEM 450L.  One semester survey of physical chemistry (thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and quantum mechanics).  Not applicable to the "professional" and "biochemistry" emphasis areas in chemistry.

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CHEM 450L Survey of Physical Chemistry Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 450. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 450. Course fee required.

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CHEM 451 Physical Chemistry I

(4 lecture) Prerequisite: MATH 233, PHYS 241, and a grade of "C" or better in CHEM 332 and CHEM 332L. Corequisite: CHEM 321 and CHEM 451L. Chemical kinetics, quantum theory of atoms and molecules, and statistical thermodynamics.

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CHEM 451L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Corequisite: CHEM 451. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 451. Course fee required.

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CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry II

(4 lecture) Prerequisite: MATH 233, PHYS 241, and a grade of "C" or better in CHEM 332. Corequisite: CHEM 321 and CHEM 452L. The properties of matter, thermodynamics, thermochemistry and kinetic molecular theory.

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CHEM 452L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

(3 laboratory) Co-requisite: CHEM 452. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 452. Course fee required.

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CHEM 470 Practical Brewing Science

(1 lecture, 6 laboratory) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 370 and 21+ years old (photo ID required at first class session). Investigations in brewing beer with focus on practical applications of water chemistry, analysis of beer components, sensory evaluation. A project-based component stressing the multidisciplinary nature of brewing is required. Course Fee Required.

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CHEM 481 General Biochemistry I

(3 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 332 and CHEM 332L. Chemistry of biologically important compounds (proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids), emphasizing structure and function, methods of isolation, identification and characterization, kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme catalysis.

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CHEM 481L Experimental Biochemistry I

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 321 and CHEM 481. Techniques involved in the isolation and characterization of amino acids, peptides and proteins.  Isolation and kinetics of enzymes. Course fee required.

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CHEM 482 General Biochemistry II

(3 lecture) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 481. A continuation of CHEM 481. Bioenergetics, electron transport systems, metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, nucleotides and amino acids.

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CHEM 482L Experimental Biochemistry II

(3 laboratory) Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 481 and CHEM 481L. Continuation of CHEM 481L. Techniques involved in the isolation and characterization of lipids and metabolism. Course fee required.

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CHEM 491 Scientific Glassblowing Survival Skills

Prerequisite: CHEM 332. For scientists and teachers planning to use glass laboratory equipment. The class will focus on glassblowing equipment, concepts, and techniques needed for the repair and fabrication of glass laboratory equipment. S/U graded.

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CHEM 499 Seminar and Research in Chemistry

Introduction to chemical research and current chemical literature; initiate and pursue investigation of a specific topic in chemistry or chemical education. Oral and written reports are required. Repeatable.

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