Chemistry Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 semester hours may be required depending upon the major field of study. In addition to the major requirement outlined below, all university students must fulfill the set of General Education requirements applicable to their degree (for further information, see General Education Requirements).`

CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Complete 69 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. CHEMISTRY COURSES

    Complete the following 15 courses:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
    CHEM 220 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I 2
    CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II 2
    CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 5
    CHEM 311 Instrumental Analysis 4
    CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I 3
    CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry II 3
    CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry 2
    CHEM 370 Biochemistry I 3
    CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I 2
    CHEM 495 The Chemical Literature 1
  2. LABORATORY ELECTIVE

    Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.

    CHEM 498 Senior Laboratory 3
    CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research 1-3
  3. MATHEMATICS COURSES

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    MATH 122 Calculus I 4
    MATH 221 Calculus II 4
  4. PHYSICS COURSES

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    PHYS 191 University Physics I 4
    PHYS 192 University Physics II 4
  5. CHEMISTRY ELECTIVES

    Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list.

    CHEM 371 Biochemistry II 3
    CHEM 410 Advanced Quantitive Analysis 4
    CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CHEM 421 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CHEM 430 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3
    CHEM 440 Advanced Physical Chemistry 3
    CHEM 490 Selected Topics in Chemistry 2-3

Course Descriptions:

CHEM120: General Chemistry I

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II

Introductory lecture and laboratory course for science majors, prerequisite for all advanced chemistry courses. Introduction to thermochemistry, kinetics; general acid base, precipitation, redox equilibria, electrochemistry and selected topics in descriptive inorganic chemistry. Laboratory stresses techniques and data treatment and their use in examining chemical systems. (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 120 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM220: Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Introduction to the descriptive inorganic chemistry of the chemical elements and selected compounds excluding hydrocarbons and their derivatives. The periodic table and periodic relationships among the elements will be used as an organizing tool to explore the sources, properties, compounds, reactions, and industrial uses of the chemical elements. The primary emphasis will be on the main group elements, but transition metal chemistry will also be described. Selected applications of inorganic substances in biochemistry, environmental chemistry, industrial chemistry, material science, and medicine will be discussed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I

Structure and bonding in organic compounds: nomenclature, reactions, properties, and aromatic compounds: stereochemistry; structure analysis by IR, NMR, UV, and MS; introduction to molecular orbital theory. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 121 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II

Nomenclature, reactions, properties, and synthesis of ethers, epoxides, alcohols, amines, and carbonyl compounds; carbohydrates; amino acids, peptides and proteins; pericyclic reactions; synthetic polymers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 230. Basic techniques for the separation, analysis and synthesis of organic compounds: recrystallization, distillation, extraction, GC, HPLC, TLC, GC/MS, IR, H/C13- NMR, chemical safety methods and regulations. (4 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM233: Experimental Organic Chemistry II

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 231 and after completion of CHEM 232. Basic techniques for organic synthesis, mechanistic studies, separation and analysis, and chemical safety: multistep syntheses, spectral data-base searching, phase-transfer catalysis, anhydrous procedures, analysis of unknowns by wet-chemical and spectral methods. (4 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 232 with a grade of C- or better. CHEM 231 may be taken as a corequisite.

CHEM310: Analytical Chemistry

Introduction to concepts of classical analytical chemistry including evaluation of data and apparatus, theory and application of volumetric and gravimetric methods and redox equilibrium, and introduction to electrical methods. (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab.) 5 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM311: Instrumental Analysis

Introduction to application of instrumental methods of analytical chemistry. Instrument techniques studied will include spectrophotometry, electroanalytical chemistry,chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry. Theory and application will be examined in lecture and laboratory. (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 and CHEM 340 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM340: Physical Chemistry I

Thermodynamics, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria, gases, electrochemistry, solutions, colligative properties. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231, and PHYS 192, and MATH 221.

CHEM341: Physical Chemistry II

Kinetics, photochemistry, molecular physical chemistry. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM343: Experimental Physical Chemistry

A laboratory course to be taken concurrently with CHEM 341. Application and experience with experimental techniques of physical chemistry. Students will perform experiments in calorimetry, measurement of thermodynamic variables, electro-chemical phenomena and kinetics. Analysis of experimental data, statistics and applications of microcomputers will be included. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Chemistry. (4 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM370: Biochemistry I

Organization of the living cell; structure, function and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids; bioenergetics and oxidation. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM371: Biochemistry II

The second semester of a two semester course in biochemistry. The course continues the coverage of the chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, and their role in cellular function and processes. Topics such as the chemistry of hormones, recombinat DNA, mechanisms of enzyme action, protein synthesis, immunoglobulins and membranes are included. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM372: Experimental Biochemistry I

A lecture and laboratory course of experimental methods in biochemistry. Biochemical applications of spectroscopy, chromatographic methods, enzyme kinetics, DNA and protein purification and electrophoretic techniques. (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab.) 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and 232. Starting Summer 2011: CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better in both courses. CHEM 370 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM410: Advanced Quantitive Analysis

Extends methods of analysis in CHEM 311. Absorption and emission spectroscopy, photometry, NMR, ESR, GC, thermoanalysis, polarography, amperometry and principles of automatic analysis. (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 311 and CHEM 341 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM420: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Physical basis of bonding and reactivity of inorganic compounds. Electronic structure of atoms, ionic and covalent bonding, symmetry properties, chemistry and structure of transition metal compounds, organometallic chemistry, introduction to solid-state structures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM421: Experimental Inorganic Chemistry

Experience utilizing a broad selection of modern techniques for the synthesis, characterization and chemistry of inorganic compounds. Subjects covered will include catalysis, reaction mechanisms, and use in organic synthesis. (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310.

CHEM430: Advanced Organic Chemistry

Consideration of structural and electronic theories which form the basis of organic chemistry. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM440: Advanced Physical Chemistry

Quantum mechanics, bonding theory, atomic structure, statistical thermodynamical calculations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 420 and CHEM 341.

CHEM490: Selected Topics in Chemistry

In-depth study of a modern aspect of chemistry. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. () 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM495: The Chemical Literature

Introduction to web-based searching of the chemical and biochemical literature databases, including Scifinder Sholar, Science Citation Index, Science Direct, and ACS Search. Course requirements include a literature search paper and a brief seminar. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Chemistry. (3 hours lab.) 1 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or CHEM 340 may be taken as prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM498: Senior Laboratory

Multi-disciplinary laboratory study of the synthesis, separation, and characterization of chemical compounds. (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 311, and 341, and 343.

CHEM499: Undergraduate Research

Laboratory research on a specific problem in chemistry under guidance of a faculty mentor. () 1 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 233, Experimental Chemistry II, and departmental approval.

MATH122: Calculus I

Limits, continuity; derivative and differentiation; applications of the derivative, maxima, minima, and extreme considerations; antiderivatives; Riemann integral. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 111 or MATH 112 or placement through the Montclair State University Placement Test (MSUPT) or a satisfactory score on department's Calculus Readiness Test. (Students who did not satisfy the course prerequisite at MSU and students who received a grade of D-, D, or D+ in the prerequisite course taken at MSU are required to demonstrate competency on the department's Calculus Readiness Test.)

MATH221: Calculus II

Riemann integral applications, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, L'Hospital's rule, infinite series. (4 hours lecture.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

PHYS191: University Physics I

This one-semester calculus-based course including laboratory is a study of the principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics covered include mechanics, thermodynamics, fluids, and harmonic motion. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II

Calculus-based course. Study of some principles of physics and some applications to society's problems. Topics include: wave motion, sound and noise pollution, optics, electricity, lasers, nuclear theory, radiation, nuclear reactors, waste disposal. (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.