Chemistry Major (B.S.) - Undergraduate (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Physical Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities) - 2012 University Catalog

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CHEMISTRY MAJOR

Complete 84 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 39 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
    CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 5
    CHEM 311 Instrumental Analysis (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab) 4
    CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 341 Physical Chemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 343 Experimental Physical Chemistry (4 hours lab) 2
    CHEM 370 Biochemistry I (3 hours lecture) 3
    CHEM 495 The Chemical Literature (3 hours lab) 1
  2. ELECTIVE COURSES

    Complete 6 semester hours from the following:

    1. LAB ELECTIVES

      No more than 3 semester hours may be taken from the following:

      CHEM 320 Environmental Chemical Analysis (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 372 Experimental Biochemistry I (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 2
      CHEM 373 Experimental Biochemistry II (6 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 410 Advanced Quantitive Analysis (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab) 4
      CHEM 421 Experimental Inorganic Chemistry (1 hour lecture, 4 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 499 Undergraduate Research 1-3
    2. NON-LAB ELECTIVES

      CHEM 371 Biochemistry II (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 420 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 430 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 440 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 490 Selected Topics in Chemistry 2-3
  3. MATH COLLATERALS

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 3 courses for 12 semester hours:

      MATH 122 Calculus I (4 hours lecture) 4
      MATH 221 Calculus II (4 hours lecture) 4
      MATH 222 Calculus III (4 hours lecture) 4
    2. Complete 1 course for 4 semester hours from the following list.

      MATH 335 Linear Algebra (4 hours lecture) 4
      MATH 420 Ordinary Differential Equations (4 hours lecture) 4
  4. PHYSICS COLLATERALS

    Complete 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 4 courses for 16 semester hours:

      PHYS 191 University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 192 University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 210 Mechanics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 240 Electricity and Magnetism (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
    2. Complete 1 course for 4 semester hours from the following list.

      PHYS 280 Astronomy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 350 Optics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
      PHYS 460 Modern Physics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
  5. Complete .

    CMPT 183 Foundations of Computer Science I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 3

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.

CHEM311: Instrumental Analysis (2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

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

CHEM320: Environmental Chemical Analysis (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

A study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the environment. Lecture and lab will stress the theory, methodology, techniques, and instrumentation for air, water and soil analysis for contaminants. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 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.

CHEM341: Physical Chemistry II (3 hours lecture)

Kinetics, photochemistry, molecular physical chemistry. 3 sh.

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

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.

CHEM371: Biochemistry II (3 hours lecture)

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 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 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.

CHEM373: Experimental Biochemistry II (6 hours lab)

A second-semester laboratory in modern techniques in experimental biochemistry to include important applications of major instrumentation. Primarily intended for Biochemistry majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 and CHEM 372 with a grade of C- or better in both courses.

CHEM410: Advanced Quantitive Analysis (2 hours lecture, 4 hours lab)

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

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

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.

CHEM430: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Consideration of structural and electronic theories which form the basis of organic chemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 340 or 370.

CHEM440: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

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

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. 1 sh.

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

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.

CMPT183: Foundations of Computer Science I (2 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Basic theory of digital computers. Syntax and semantics of a programming language. Algorithms: logic, design, testing and documentation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 100, MATH 112, MATH 114, MATH 116, MATH 122 or MATH 221.

MATH122: Calculus I (4 hours lecture)

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

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

Prerequisites: MATH 122.

MATH222: Calculus III (4 hours lecture)

Vector algebra; partial differentiation, and extreme considerations; polar, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates, multiple integration; introduction to line integrals. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221.

MATH335: Linear Algebra (4 hours lecture)

The course content will cover the foundations of the algebra of vector spaces, matrix operations, matrix invertibility theorems, linear independence, span, basis, linear transformations, finite dimensional Hilbert Spaces, Gram-Schmidt process, projections, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and applications. The focus of the course will be to develop advanced mathematical skills in reading and understanding abstract mathematical definitions, constructing examples, and developing mathematical proofs. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Mathematics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 222 or equivalent.

MATH420: Ordinary Differential Equations (4 hours lecture)

A course in the theory and applications of ordinary differential equations which emphasizes qualitative aspects of the subject. Topics include analytic and numerical solution techniques for linear and nonlinear systems, graphical analysis, existence-uniqueness theory, bifurcation analysis, and advanced topics. Prerequisite: MATH 335. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 335.

PHYS191: University Physics I (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 122 is prerequisite or co-requisite.

PHYS192: University Physics II (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

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. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 221 is prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS210: Mechanics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Classical mechanics: Kinematics, Newton's laws, impulse and momentum, statics, work and energy, oscillations, general motion, central force motion, non-inertial frames, system of particles, methods of handling data. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 191.

PHYS240: Electricity and Magnetism (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Basic principles of electromagnetism: Coulomb's law and general techniques in electrostatics, currents and their associated magnetic field, electromagnetic induction and magnetic properties of materials. Foundations of Maxwell's equations (without detailed solutions). Laboratory experiments. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 192. MATH 222 is a prerequisite or corequisite.

PHYS280: Astronomy (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Application of physical laws to the earth as a planet; nature of the other planets; orbital motion and space flight; origin of the solar system; the birth, life and death of a star galactic structure; and cosmology. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Physics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 191, 192 or PHYS 193, 194.

PHYS350: Optics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Propagation of light, optical components, instruments and photometry. Interference, diffraction and polarization with elements of spectroscopy. (Offered alternate years.) Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Physics. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 240.

PHYS460: Modern Physics (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

Special relativity, kinetic theory of matter; quantization of electricity, light and energy; nuclear atom; elementary quantum mechanics and topics on solid state. (Offered alternate years.) 4 sh.

Prerequisites: PHYS 210, 240.