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  • 1101, 1102/CHEM 1105, CHEM 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/CHEM 1305, CHEM 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.

    1401 Elements of Chemistry (3-3). A course that focuses on describing, explaining and predicting the fundamental principles of chemistry.

    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/CHEM 1411, CHEM 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 with a grade of “C” or better 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.
    Prerequisite: 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 1301/1101 or 1401 or 1411. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 2153.

    3262 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (0-6). Laboratory experiences to supplement Chemistry 3361, 3362. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 3362. Prerequisites: Chemistry 3421, 3361, 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.

    3361, 3362 Physical Chemistry (3-0). Laws, theories, and concepts of physical chemistry.
    Prerequisites: Mathematics 2331 and Physics 1441 for Chemistry 3361 and Chemistry 3361 and Physics 2441 for Chemistry 3362. Chemistry 3361 must be taken before Chemistry 3362.

    3401 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3-3). Discussion of main group elements and transition metals, nuclear properties and periodic trends, ionic and molecular compounds, coordination chemistry, solid lattices. Labora­tory synthesis and characterization of inorganic compounds.
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Chemistry 1412.

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

    3451, 3452 Organic Chemistry (3-3). Principles of organic chemistry, in­cluding a study of both aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Study of struc­tural theory and reaction mechanisms.
    Prerequisites: A grade of “C” or better in Chemistry 1412 for enroll­ment in Chemistry 3451. A grade of “C” or better om Chemistry 3451 for enrollment in Chemistry 3452.

    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, and Chemistry 3352, 4331.

    4301 Chemistry Capstone (3-0). A critical review of chemical topics that requires students to integrate the knowledge and skills introduced across the curriculum. The capstone experience requires technical writing and ver­bal presentation. Prerequisite: Must be taken in the spring semester before graduation.

    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, electrophoresis, and structure determination methods will be presented and discussed.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 3361, 4331, and Mathematics 2331.

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

    4381 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in chemistry. May be repeated once for credit when the topic varies.
    Prerequisite: Junior standing.

    4421 Instrumental Analysis (3-3). An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of physiochemical methods of analysis, including optical and chromatographic techniques.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 3421, 3452.