Chemistry Minor - Undergraduate - 2011 University Catalog

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CHEMISTRY MINOR

Complete 23 semester hours, including the following 2 requirement(s):

  1. CHEMISTRY MINOR REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete the following 6 courses for 18 semester hours:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II 4
    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
  2. ELECTIVE OPTIONS

    Complete 1 of the following options:

    1. OPTION A

      Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry 5
    2. OPTION B

      Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I 3
      CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry 2
    3. OPTION C

      Complete the following for 6 semester hours.

      CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3
      CHEM 421 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry 3
    4. OPTION D

      Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 370 Biochemistry I 3
      CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I 2

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.