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  • 1105/CHEM 1105 Elements of Chemistry Laboratory (0-2). Laboratory experiments that focus on laboratory technique, data collection, and analysis. The experiments will expand upon the concepts and topics presented in Chemistry 1305. (Chemistry 1105 is optional.) Credit may not be applied to a minor in Chemistry.

    1106/CHEM 1106 Chemistry for the Health Professions Laboratory (0-3). Group learning activities and labs that present the bulk of the information for the Chemistry for the Health Professions course in an active learning environment. Students will receive the same grade for Chemistry 1106 and Chemistry 1306. Credit may not be applied to a minor in Chemistry.
    Corequisite: Chemistry 1306.

    1111/CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory (0-3). Laboratory experiments that focus on laboratory technique, data collection, and analysis. The experiments will expand upon the concepts and topics presented in Chemistry 1311.
    Corequisite: Chemistry 1311.

    1112/CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II Laboratory (0-3). Laboratory experiments that focus on laboratory technique, data collection, and analysis. The experiments will expand upon the concepts and topics presented in Chemistry 1312.
    Corequisite: Chemistry 1312.

    1305/CHEM 1305 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. The accompanying laboratory, Chemistry 1105, is optional. May not be taken after completion of Chemistry 1312/1112. May not be applied to a major in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

    1306/CHEM 1306 Chemistry for the Health Professions (3-0). An introduction to General, Organic and Biological emphasis on the role of chemistry in health and illness, The focus of this class is inquiry based learning designed to reinforce the concepts; learned in Chemistry 1106. Intended for nurses and allied health professions; open to others with permission of the instructor. May not be applied to a minor in Chemistry. Students will receive the same grade for Chemistry 1306 as in Chemistry 1106.
    Corequisite: Chemistry 1106.

    1311/CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I (3-0). An introduction to the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic table, chemical equations and reactions, and the properties of heat flow and gases.
    Prerequisites: Students must have received: a score of 580 or above on the mathematics portion of the SAT if taken before March 2016, a score of 600 or above on the mathematics portion of the SAT if taken in March 2016 or after, a score of 26 or above on the mathematics section of the ACT, completed college algebra with a grade of “C” or better, or completed Chemistry 1305 with a grade of “C” or better in order to enroll in Chemistry 1311/1111.
    Corequisite: Chemistry 1111.

    1312/CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II (3-0). This course, which is a continuation of Chemistry 1311, focuses on chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and thermodynamics. Additional topics, such as environmental chemistry, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and/or polymers, may also be introduced.
    Prerequisite: Chemistry 1311/1111 or 1411, must be completed with a “C” or better in order to enroll in Chemistry 1312/1112
    Corequisite: Chemistry 1112.

    1405/CHEM 1405 Elements of Chemistry (3-3). A course that focuses on describing, explaining and predicting the fundamental principles of chemistry.

    1406/CHEM 1406 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 or above on the mathematics portion of the SAT if taken before March 2016, a score of 600 or above on the mathematics portion of the SAT if taken in March 2016 or after, a score of 26 or above on the mathematics section of the ACT, completed college algebra, or completed Chemistry 1405 with a grade of “C” or better in order to enroll in Chemistry 1411. Chemistry 1411 is to be completed with a grade of “C” or better in order to enroll in 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 3451.) Effective fall 2011 credit may not be applied to a major or minor in chemistry.
    Prerequisite: Chemistry 1305/1105 or 1311/1111. Credit to be validated by credit in Chemistry 2153.

    3301 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry (3-0). Discussion of main group elements and transition metals, nuclear properties and periodic trends, ionic and molecular compounds, coordination chemistry, and solid lattices.
    Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Chemistry 1312/1112.

    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.

    3421 Inorganic Quantitative Analysis (3-3). Principles of analytical chemistry with emphasis on the fundamental instrumental techniques and methods used for chemical analysis. The course serves as an introduction to more advanced method.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 1312/1112 with grades of “C” or higher.

    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 1312/1112 for enrollment in Chemistry 3451. A grade of “C” or better in Chemistry 3451 for enrollment in Chemistry 3452.

    3461 Physical Chemistry - Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3-3). Laws, theories, and concepts of physical chemistry including quantum chemistry and spectroscopy.
    Prerequisite: Physics 2325/2125 and completion of or concurrent registration in Mathematics 2414.

    3462 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3-3). Laws, theories, and concepts of physical chemistry including thermodynamics and kinetics.
    Prerequisite: Physics 2325/2125 and completion of or concurrent registration in Mathematics 2414.

    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 3452, 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 3452.

    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 4331, and Mathematics 2413.

    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.

  • Chemistry Graduate Course

    *CHEM 5233 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 macromolecules. Course meets concurrently with Chemistry 4233 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisites: Biology 3403, and Chemistry 3452, 4331. Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    *CHEM 5331 Biochemistry (3-0). The chemistry of living organisms, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and related cellular constituents are considered. Course meets concurrently with Chemistry 4331 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 3452. Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    *CHEM 5332 Intermediary Metabolism (3-0). Coordinated examination of enzymatic processes in the living cell. Course meets concurrently with Chemistry 4332 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 5331. Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    *CHEM 5333 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. Course meets concurrently with Chemistry 4333 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisites: Mathematics 2413 or concurrent registration. Chemistry 4331 is recommended. Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    *CHEM 5421 Instrumental Analysis (3-3). An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of physiochemical methods of analysis, including optical and chromatographic techniques. Course meets concurrently with Chemistry 4421 but requires additional readings, papers, discussions, and/or presentations for graduate students.
    Prerequisites: Chemistry 3421, 3452. Permission of Graduate Advisor and Graduate Dean.

    CHEM 6383 Selected Topics in Biochemistry (3-0). Topics are chosen from such areas as intermediary metabolism, proteins, enzymes, physical biochemistry, or vitamins and hormones. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

    *Up to 12 SCH of approved 5000-level chemistry courses may be taken for graduate credit by graduate students, with the written permission of the Chair of the Department of the graduate student’s major and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

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