Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


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Chemistry Courses

CHM 1010 Principles of Inorganic ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

Content includes: Atomic structure, bonding, reactions, solutions, reaction dynamics, equilibrium, nuclear chemistry, acid/base reactions, and gases. This course is not designed for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering.

Prerequisites:
MTH 1010 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently) OR
MTH 1020 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently) AND
MTH 1030 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently) AND
MTH 1040 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: MTH 1010

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CHM 1015 Chemical PrinciplesCredit Hours: 3

An introduction to chemistry including the topics: measurements, atomic and molecular structure, energy, gases, solutions, chemical quantities and reactions.

Prerequisites:
MTH 1010 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently) OR
MTH 1040 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)

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CHM 1020 Principles of Organic and BiochemistryCredit Hours: 3

Content includes: Hydrocarbons, alcohols, carbonyls, organic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, hormones, vitamins, metabolism and body fluids. This course is not designed for students majoring in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Engineering.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1010 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 1025 Introductory Chemistry for the Health SciencesCredit Hours: 3

Chemistry for the health sciences including acid and base chemistry, nuclear chemistry, an introduction to the different classes of organic compounds applicable to biochemistry and their reactions, the structure and function of biological molecules, and the metabolic pathways involved in energy production.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1015 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
CHM 1010 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
CHM 1050 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
MTH 1010 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently) OR
MTH 1040 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)

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CHM 1030 Chemistry in SocietyCredit Hours: 3

This course is designed for the non-science major with no previous college-level science background. It includes an introduction to chemistry as well as several current chemical topics of significant societal concern.
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CHM 1050 Introduction to General ChemistryCredit Hours: 4

Designed as an introductory course to CHM 1070 for those students whose high school training in chemistry and mathematics is deemed insufficient for unqualified admission to CHM 1070. Chemical laws and theories; symbols, formulae and equations; the periodic classification; atomic and molecular masses; elementary concept of ionization; states of change; mole concept; stoichiometry.

Prerequisites:
MTH 1010 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
MTH 1020 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
MTH 1030 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
MTH 1040 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) OR
MTH 1100 (Minimum Grade of C-, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 1070 General Chemistry ICredit Hours: 3

Stoichiometry, thermochemistry, states of matter, selected properties of the elements, solutions and gases, atomic and molecular structure, and oxidation/reduction reactions. The lab, CHM 1100, should be taken with this course.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1050 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
MTH 1400 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently) OR
MTH 1410 (Minimum Grade of D, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 1100 MTH 1400 CHM 1100

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CHM 1080 General Chemistry IICredit Hours: 3

Intermolecular forces, chemical thermodynamics and equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry and redox, acid/base reactions, nuclear reactions, solutions, and selected properties of the elements. The lab, CHM 1120, should be taken with this course.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 1120 CHM 1120

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CHM 1100 Chemistry Laboratory ICredit Hours: 1

The first of two general chemistry laboratory courses for science and engineering majors. Basic laboratory techniques, Remove including the qualitative analysis of the common inorganic cations and anions are introduced. The lecture, CHM 1070, should be taken with this lab course.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1070 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 1070

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CHM 1120 Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry LaboratoryCredit Hours: 1

The second of two general chemistry laboratory courses for science and engineering majors. This course provides students with hands-on experience in the exploration of chemical principles covered in General Chemistry II (CHM 1080). This will include principles of solutions, kinetics, acid/base reactions, equilibria, electrochemistry as well as laboratory techniques such as volumetric analysis and spectrophotometry. The lecture, CHM 1080, should be taken with this lab course.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1100 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 1080 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 1080 CHM 1080

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CHM 2250 Organic Chemistry Laboratory ICredit Hours: 1

Common laboratory techniques are illustrated with experiments involving the generation, isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (a) Perform basic organic chemical lab techniques, such as distillation, TLC, extraction, washing, re-crystallization and melting point analysis; (b) Effectively explore the principles behind observed organic chemical phenomena; (c) Construct and maintain a professional laboratory notebook. (d) Develop an internal database of organic reactions. The lecture, CHM 2270, should be taken with this lab course.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1120 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 2270 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 2270

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CHM 2260 Organic Chemistry Laboratory IICredit Hours: 1

Further laboratory techniques are illustrated with experiments involving the generation, isolation, purification and characterization of organic compounds. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (a) Perform advanced organic chemical lab techniques, including syringe use, inert atmospheres, and air-/water-sensitive reagent handling. (b) Effectively explore the principles behind observed organic chemical phenomena. (c) Acquire and analyze spectroscopic data from Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectrophotometry and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. (d) Develop an internal database of organic reactions.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2250 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 2290

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CHM 2270 Organic Chemistry ICredit Hours: 3

First in a two course series covering organic chemical structure and reaction mechanisms. Students will learn how to apply general chemical concepts to the analysis of organic molecules└ structure and reaction behavior. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (a) Communicate in the conventions and nomenclature of organic chemistry; (b) Differentiate among the concepts of constitutional, conformational and configurational isomerism; (c) Apply the qualitative methods of mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance in the determination of organic chemical structure; (d) Determine the general modes of heterolytic organic reaction and employ this knowledge in the solving of mechanistic problems. The lab, CHM 2250, should be taken with this course.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1080 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 2250 CHM 2250

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CHM 2290 Organic Chemistry IICredit Hours: 3

Second in a two course series covering organic chemical structure and reaction mechanisms. Students will learn how to apply general chemical concepts to the analysis of organic molecules└ structure and reaction behavior from a mechanistic point of view. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (a) Communicate in the conventions of organic chemical mechanisms and recognize the reactive pathways available to a structure; (b) Determine the general modes of heterolytic organic reaction and employ this knowledge in the solving of mechanistic problems; (c) Explain the purpose and application of Molecular Orbital (MO) theory in the solving of structural and pericyclic/homolytic mechanistic problems; (d) Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate and apply organic chemical information found on the internet.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2270 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 2300 Organic Chemistry Laboratory IICredit Hours: 2

Advanced laboratory techniques are illustrated with experiments involving the generation, isolation, purification and characterization of organic and organometallic/inorganic compounds. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (a) Perform advanced organic chemical lab techniques, including syringe use, inert atmospheres, and air-/water-sensitive reagent handling; (b) Effectively explore the principles behind observed organic chemical phenomena; (c) Acquire and analyze spectroscopic data from Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry, Fourier Transform-Infrared Spectrophotometry, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; (d) Search the chemical literature, write a cogent scientific manuscript and properly edit peer manuscripts; (e) Develop an internal database of organic reactions; (f) Overlay the principles of Green Chemistry with regard to their existing chemical knowledge.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2250 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 2290

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CHM 2980 Introduction to Undergraduate ResearchCredit Hours: 0

An introduction to the research laboratory involving a project carried out under the direction of a designated faculty member. This course may be taken a maximum of two times.
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CHM 3330 Physical Chemistry Laboratory ICredit Hours: 1

To be taken concurrently with or subsequently to CHM 341. Determinations of physicochemical properties and behavior of chemical compounds. Required of B.S. Biochemistry and B.A. Chemistry majors.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2300 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 3410

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CHM 3340 Physical Chemistry Laboratory IICredit Hours: 1

A continuation of CHM 333. Required of B.S. Biochemistry and B.A. Chemistry majors

Prerequisites:
CHM 3330 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 3420

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CHM 3410 Chemical Thermodynamics and ApplicationCredit Hours: 3

The theory and application of thermodynamics and statistical mechanics to chemical systems.

Prerequisites:
PHY 1320 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
MTH 1420 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) OR
PHY 1620 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 3420 Chemical Dynamics and Quantum ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

The theory and application of chemical kinetics and quantum mechanics to chemical systems.

Prerequisites:
CHM 3410 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 3430 Physical Chemistry Laboratory ACredit Hours: 2

Determinations of physicochemical properties and behavior of chemical compounds, with emphasis on instrumentation. Required of B.S. Chemistry majors.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2300 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 3410

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CHM 3440 Physical Chemistry Laboratory BCredit Hours: 2

A continuation of CHM 3430. Required of B.S. Chemistry majors.

Prerequisites:
CHM 3430 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 3420

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CHM 3870 Quantitative AnalysisCredit Hours: 3

This is the analytical chemistry course for both chemistry and biochemistry majors. This course will cover analytical applications of statistical evaluation, complex acid-base reactions, multi-step equilibria, electrochemistry, spectrophotometry, and chromatography.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1080 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 1120 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 3880

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CHM 3880 Quantitative Analysis LaboratoryCredit Hours: 1

This is the analytical chemistry laboratory for chemistry and biochemistry majors. This course will provide students with hands-on experience using classical quantitative analysis techniques. These will include volumetric analysis, gravimetric analysis, potentiometry, molecular and atomic spectrophotometry, and modern separation techniques.

Prerequisites:
CHM 1080 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 1120 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 3870

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CHM 4010 Inorganic ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

General survey of modern inorganic chemistry.
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CHM 4200 Polymer Engineering and ScienceCredit Hours: 3

Introductory overview of terminology, synthesis, properties, and fabrication of polymers.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2290 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 3420 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4250 Polymer Surface CoatingsCredit Hours: 3

Chemical, physical and mechanical properties of polymers related with their functions as protective coatings. Comparisons between coatings made with various alkyds and varnishes. The effects of solvents (and mixtures of solvents), fillers, wetting and flatting agents related to the special requirements of coatings. Equipment required for preparation and applications of coatings. Necessary evaluation tests and the significance of these tests.

Prerequisites:
CHM 4200 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4290 Industrial Chemistry/Societal IssuesCredit Hours: 3

Survey of the chemical and allied products, industries, size, economic importance and practices. Sources, interdependence, uses and hazards of industrially important compounds. Environmental problems, risk-benefit analysis and long-term changes needed in energy use. Raw materials and waste disposal.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2290 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4380 Recent Advances in ChemistryCredit Hours: 3

Students will be taken on a tour of the current chemical literature and will be expected to actively engage the concepts therein, as well as the ethical and social repercussions of the work. The course is built around student reading and discussion. Topics will vary yearly to reflect research trends. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ethics of technological advance and how chemistry affects the lives of all organisms on Earth. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: (a) Search the chemical literature competently; (b) Properly interpret all pieces of the chemical literature; (c) Distill large amounts of topical data into a written or oral presentation; (d) Apply their knowledge of chemical science to the ethical and social implications of such work.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2290 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4700 Basic BiochemistryCredit Hours: 3

An introduction to structure-function relationships of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Also an introduction to metabolism, including glycolysis, Krebs cycle and oxidative phosphorylation. Physiological applications of biochemistry will be stressed.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2290 (Minimum Grade of C, May be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 2290

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CHM 4710 Biochemistry ICredit Hours: 3

The chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in relation to cellular structure. Special emphasis on enzymes and enzyme kinetics.

Prerequisites:
CHM 2270 (Minimum Grade of C, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4720 Biochemistry IICredit Hours: 3

Intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, amino acids, and nucleic acids. Bio-energetics in terms of cellular utilization and conservation of energy. Metabolic controls in terms of genetic and enzymatic mechanisms.

Prerequisites:
CHM 4710 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4730 Biochemistry Laboratory ICredit Hours: 2

Isolation, purification and characterization of carbohydrates, nucleic acids and proteins from natural sources. Enzyme kinetics using isolated enzymes. Designed to supplement CHM 4710 and 4720.
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CHM 4740 Recent Advances in BiochemistryCredit Hours: 3

An advanced treatment of current research in biochemistry. Receptors, hormones, neurobiochemistry, recombinant DNA, biochemistry of disease. Emphasis on proper interpretation of the literature and the significance of the discoveries to the improvement of life. Discussion with student participation.

Prerequisites:
CHM 4710 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 4720 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)

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CHM 4810 Instrumental AnalysisCredit Hours: 3

This course is for junior or senior level chemistry majors. Topics covered include analytical methods and assessment, instrumental theory and applications for ultraviolet and visible molecular absorption spectrometry, luminescence spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry, gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and X-ray spectrometry.

Prerequisites:
CHM 3870 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently) AND
CHM 3410 (Minimum Grade of D, May not be taken concurrently)
Corequisites: CHM 4820 CHM 3420

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CHM 4820 Instrumental Analysis LaboratoryCredit Hours: 2

This laboratory course is for junior or senior level chemistry majors. Experiments involve analytical methods and assessment, atomic and molecular absorption and fluorescence spectrometry, gas and liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, and infrared spectroscopy.
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CHM 4980 Undergraduate ResearchCredit Hours: 1

An extensive project in research carried out under the guidance of a designated faculty member. This course is usually taken for two consecutive terms. The laboratory results must be submitted in an approved technical report at the end of each term. A maximum of six credits may be used to satisfy degree requirements.
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CHM 4990 Chemistry Senior AssessmentCredit Hours: 0

This course is required of all B.S. Biochemistry, B.S. Chemistry, and B.A. Chemistry majors in their final year. Students are required to complete the outcomes assessment tools used by the department. These contribute to curriculum assessment, and the accreditation process of the American Chemical Society.
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