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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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Chemistry (CHEM) Courses

Typical course offerings

1101, 1102/1105, 1107 Elements of Chemistry Laboratory (0-2). Laboratory experiences to supplement Chemistry 1301 and 1302, respectively. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 1301 and 1302. Prerequisites: Chemistry 1301, 1302 respectively, or concurrent registration.

1301, 1302/1305, 1307 Elements of Chemistry (3-0). A survey of the fundamentals of chemistry. An introduction to organic and physiological chemistry and a survey of the chemistry of environmental systems. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1301 is to be taken before Chemistry 1302. May not be taken after completion of Chemistry 1412. Credit may not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry or biochemistry.

1407 Chemistry for the Health Professions (3-3). An introduction to General, Organic and Biological Chemistry with emphasis on the role of chemistry in health and illness.  Intended for nurses and allied health professionals; open to others with permission of instructor.  Effective Fall 2011 credit may not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry.

1411, 1412/1411, 1412 General Chemistry (3-3). Study of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, chemical nomenclature, chemical equilibrium, metals and non-metals and their compounds, introduction to nuclear chemistry and the quantum theory of structure. Prerequisites: Students must have received a score of 580+ on the SAT, received a score of 26+ on the ACT, completed college algebra or completed Chemistry 1301 and 1101 in order to enroll in Chemistry 1411. Chemistry 1411 is to be completed before Chemistry 1412.

2153 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory (0-3). Required laboratory experiences to supplement Chemistry 2353. Effective fall 2011 credit may not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry. Prerequisites: Chemistry 2353 or concurrent enrollment.

2353 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3-0). A brief survey of organic chemistry. Structural theory and the influence of structure on properties of organic compounds are emphasized. (Credit may not be received for both this course and Chemistry 3351.) Effective fall 2011 credit may not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1411. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 2153.

3151 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (0-3). Required laboratory experiences to supplement Chemistry 3351. Prerequisites: Chemistry 3351 or concurrent registration.

3152 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (0-3). Required laboratory experiences to supplement Chemistry 3352. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3352 or concurrent registration and Chemistry 3151.

3201 Using Chemical Literature (2-0). An introduction to the use of Chemical Abstracts, scientific journals, monographs, reference material and standard spectra. Literature search techniques are illustrated using descriptive chemistry. Prerequisite: 19 hours of chemistry.

3262 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (0-6). Laboratory experiences to supplement Chemistry 3361, 3362. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 3362. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3421, Chemistry 3361; and Chemistry 3362 or concurrent registration therein.

3331 Fundamentals of Biochemistry (3-0). A brief survey of biomolecules and their metabolism. Application to animal nutrition is made. Effective fall 2011 credit may not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2353.

3351, 3352 Organic Chemistry (3-0). Principles of organic chemistry, including a study of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Study of structural theory and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1412, Chemistry 3351 is to be completed before Chemistry 3352. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 3151 and 3152 respectively.

3361, 3362 Physical Chemistry (3-0). Laws, theories, and concepts of physical chemistry. Prerequisite: Mathematics 2513 and Physics 1441 for Chemistry 3361 and Chemistry 3361 and Physics 2441 for Chemistry 3362. Chemistry 3361 must be taken before Chemistry 3362.

3421 Inorganic Quantitative Analysis (3-4). Principles of volumetric analysis and theories of solutions. Includes some selected instrumental analysis procedures. Prerequisites: Chemistry 1411, 1412.

4181 Seminar in Chemistry (1-0). Designed to encourage an exchange among chemistry majors and faculty members on selected topics. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3201 or concurrent registration.

4191, 4291, 4391 Research. Individual research problems for superior students majoring in chemistry. (May be repeated to a total of six semester hours credit.) Prerequisite: Chemistry 3421.

4233 Biochemistry Laboratory (0-6). A survey of the techniques and applications of molecular biology and biochemistry. Emphasis on current techniques and structure/function relationships of biological macro-molecules.
Prerequisites: Biology 3403, Chemistry 3352, and Chemistry 4331.

4331 Biochemistry (3-0). The chemistry of living organisms. Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and related cellular constituents are considered. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3352.

4332 Intermediary Metabolism (3-0). Coordinated examination of enzymatic processes in the living cell. Prerequisite: Chemistry 4331.

4333 Biophysical Chemistry (3-0). This course presents an introductory development of classical thermodynamics and dynamics as it applies to equilibrium, kinetics, and the transport properties of biological molecules. Biophysical methods for characterizing biological macromolecules, such as light scattering, sedimentation, electrophoesis, and structure determination methods will be presented and discussed. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3361, Chemistry 4331, and Mathematics 2513.

4351 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3-0). Principles of reaction mechanisms, structure, and spectroscopic analysis as applied to theoretical, industrial, or biochemical studies.

4521 Instrumental Analysis (3-6). An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of physiochemical methods of analysis, including optical and chromatographic techniques. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3421 and Chemistry 3352.