Chemistry Minor - Undergraduate - 2012 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 for 18 semester hours:

    CHEM 120 General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 121 General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 232 Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab) 2
    CHEM 233 Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab) 2
  2. ELECTIVE OPTIONS

    Complete 1 of the following options:

    1. OPTION A

      Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 5
    2. OPTION B

      Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry (4 hours lab) 2
    3. OPTION C

      Complete the following for 6 semester hours.

      CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 421 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) 3
    4. OPTION D

      Complete the following for 5 semester hours.

      CHEM 370 Biochemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2

Course Descriptions:

CHEM120: General Chemistry I (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: Satisfactory score on the Mathematics readiness test OR MATH 100 with a grade of C- or better. Satisfactory score on the Chemistry/Biochemistry Department readiness test OR CHEM 113 with a grade of C- or better.

CHEM121: General Chemistry II (3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

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

CHEM230: Organic Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

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

CHEM231: Organic Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CHEM232: Experimental Organic Chemistry I (4 hours lab)

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. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM233: Experimental Organic Chemistry II (4 hours lab)

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. 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 (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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. 5 sh.

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

CHEM340: Physical Chemistry I (3 hours lecture)

Thermodynamics, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria, gases, electrochemistry, solutions, colligative properties. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and PHYS 192 and MATH 221 with a grade of C- or better in all courses.

CHEM343: Experimental Physical Chemistry (4 hours lab)

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. 2 sh.

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

CHEM370: Biochemistry I (3 hours lecture)

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

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

CHEM372: Experimental Biochemistry I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

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. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 231 and CHEM 232 with a grade of C- or better in both courses. CHEM 370 may be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM420: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

CHEM421: Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab)

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. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310.