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CH110 CH210 CH347 CH426 CH519
CH111 CH211 CH348 CH434 CH530
CH114 CH226 CH349W CH450 CH539
CH116 CH230   CH456W CH551  
CH136 CH231      


CH110 - College Chemistry I (4-credits):  This is the first half of the two-semester CH110/CH111 sequence. The one-year sequence covers the basic principles of chemistry including atomic and molecular theory and structure; the chemical and physical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; chemical equations; thermochemistry; chemical equilibria; acid-base theory, electrochemistry; kinetics; nuclear chemistry; metal complexes; and an introduction to inorganic and organic chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments are designed to acquaint students with quantitative measurements as applied to chemical behavior. For science, engineering, and mathematics majors. One three-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of algebra and logarithms. Laboratory fee. top...


CH111 - College Chemistry II (4-credits):  This is the second half of the two-semester CH110/CH111 sequence. The one-year sequence covers the basic principles of chemistry including atomic and molecular theory and structure; the chemical and physical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions; chemical equations; thermochemistry; chemical equilibria; acid-base theory, electrochemistry; kinetics; nuclear chemistry; metal complexes; and an introduction to inorganic and organic chemical reactions. Laboratory experiments are designed to acquaint students with quantitative measurements as applied to chemical behavior. For science, engineering, and mathematics majors. One three-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: CH110. Laboratory fee. top...


CH114 - Principles of Chemistry I (4-credits):  Chemistry of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; colligative properties, bonding theory, acids and bases, and chemical equilibria. Designed for students such as Nursing, Health Science, Humanities, and Social Science majors who desire or require a one-semester introduction to the principles of inorganic and physical chemistry. May be used to fulfill part of the general education distribution requirements in the natural sciences. The combination of CH 114 and CH 136 constitutes a one-year general survey of the major areas of chemistry. (Not intended for majors in natural science, engineering, and pre-health professional programs.) No credit given to students who have received credit for CH 110 and/or CH 111 or equivalent. One three-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of algebra and logarithms. Laboratory fee. top...


CH116 - Chemistry for the Consumer (4-credits):  An introductory course for the nonscience major emphasizing the role of chemistry in technological problems of concern to society, such as environmental pollution, licit and illicit drugs, energy alternatives, household chemicals, food additives, nutrition, crime detection, and agricultural production. No credit given to students who have received credit for CH 114 or CH 110 and/or CH 111 or equivalent. One two-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Laboratory fee. top...


CH136 - Principles of Chemistry II (4-credits):  The chemistry of carbon compounds, including functional group chemistry, natural products, stereochemistry, and compounds and processes of biochemical importance. Designed for students who desire or require a one-semester introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry. The combination CH 114 and CH 136 constitutes a one-year general survey of the major areas of chemistry. [Not intended for majors in biology (B.S.), chemistry, engineering, physics, or students planning to apply to a professional school in the medical sciences (premedical, predental, etc.)]. No credit given to students who have received credit for CH 230 and/or CH 231 or equivalent. One three-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: CH 114 or equivalent. Laboratory fee. top...


CH210 - Environmental Chemistry (3-credits):  Second-year chemistry course for students who desire analytical and physical chemistry oriented toward solving environmental problems. Subject matter includes sources, cycles and sinks of chemical pollutants; detection and reactions of unwanted chemicals in the biosphere. Prerequisite: CH 111 or equivalent. top...


CH211 - Water Chemistry Laboratory (1-credit):  An introduction to measurement techniques and instrumentation of water quality analysis. Experiments include electrode determinations, titrations, colorimetry, atomic absorption spectroscopy and biological assay. This course is intended to provide skills in water quality measurement and interpretation. One three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CH 111 or equivalent. Laboratory fee. top...


CH226 - Quantitative Analysis (5-credits):  Fundamentals of quantitative chemical analysis. Topics will include gravimetric analysis, titrimetry, electroanalytical methods, spectrophotometric methods, potentiometry, statistical analysis, and basic chromatography. A problem solving approach will be stressed. Two three-hour laboratories in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: CH 111 or equivalent. Laboratory fee. top...


CH230 - Organic Chemistry I (4-credits):  The first semester of the one-year CH230/CH231 sequence. The year sequence covers fundamentals of structure and reactions of carbon compounds. Emphasis on reaction mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry, and chemical and spectroscopic methods of analysis. One three-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: CH 111 or equivalent. Laboratory fee. top...


CH231 - Organic Chemistry II (4-credits):  The second semester of the one-year CH230/CH231 sequence. The year sequence covers fundamentals of structure and reactions of carbon compounds. Emphasis on reaction mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry, and chemical and spectroscopic methods of analysis. One three-hour laboratory in addition to lecture. Prerequisite: CH 230 or equivalent. Laboratory fee. top...


CH347 - Physical Chemistry I (3-credits):  The first semester of the one-year CH347/CH348 sequence. The year sequence covers the laws of thermodynamics and their application to the properties of gases, liquids, and solids, and to homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics, introduction to quantum theory and its application to atomic and molecular structure and spectra; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: M 240 or M 242, one year of college physics, and CH 111. CH 231 and M 242 are recommended. top...


CH348 - Physical Chemistry II (3-credits):  The second semester of the one-year CH347/CH348 sequence. The year sequence covers the laws of thermodynamics and their application to the properties of gases, liquids, and solids, and to homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical kinetics, introduction to quantum theory and its application to atomic and molecular structure and spectra; statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Prerequisites: M 240 or M 242, one year of college physics, and CH 347. CH 231 and M 242 are recommended. top...


CH349W - Physical Chemistry Laboratory (3-credits):  Introduction to physical measurements in chemistry. Experiments are carried out in thermodynamics, thermochemistry, chemical kinetics, and spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on the statistical treatment of experimental data and computer programming. Two three-hour laboratories in addition to lecture. Prerequisites: CH 347, CS 114 or CS 117, CH 226. CH 231 is recommended. Laboratory fee. (Writing-intensive course) top...


CH426 - Instrumental Analysis (4-credits):  Instrumentation and instrumental methods of analysis are discussed including basic electronics (analog and digital), potentiometry, voltammetry, separations, statistics, and spectrometry (including mass spec, IR, Raman, UV-Visible, nmr, luminescence, CD and ORD, atomic absorption, and lasers). Each method is developed from the theory through the instrumentation to the practical aspects of measurement and interpretation. Two three-hour laboratories in addition to lecture. Prerequisites: CH 226, 349 or equivalent. Laboratory fee. top...


CH434 - Qualitative Organic Chemistry (3-credits):  Systematic identification of pure compounds. Separation and identification of mixtures. Application of modern instrumental methods. Two three-hour laboratories in addition to lecture. Prerequisites: CH 426, 231. Laboratory fee top...


CH450 - Inorganic Structure and Bonding (3-credits):  Topics in advanced inorganic chemistry such as: atomic and molecular term states, valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding, molecular geometry, the hydrogen bond, crystal structure, coordination compounds, and ligand field theory. Prerequisite: CH 348. top...


CH456W - Advanced Synthesis (3-credits):  Synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic compounds including such species as metal coordination complexes, organometallics, hydrides, and compounds containing elements in unusual oxidation states. Modern preparative techniques may include: ion-exchange, high vacuum, high and low temperature, inert atmosphere, and chromatography. Synthesized compounds are analyzed by physical and chemical methods. Two three-hour laboratory periods in addition to lecture. Prerequisites: CH 231, 349. Laboratory fee. (Writing-intensive course) top...


CH519 - Applied Environmental Chemistry (3-credits):  A study of chemical phenomena in the environment emphasizing problems of pollution management. Applications of kinetics, thermodynamics, and chemical reactivity theory to the amelioration of environmental pollution problems. Prerequisite: CH 539 or CH 231. top...


CH530 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3-credits):  A study of chemical phenomena in the environment emphasizing problems of pollution management. Applications of kinetics, thermodynamics, and chemical reactivity theory to the amelioration of environmental pollution problems. Prerequisite: CH 539 or CH 231. top...


CH539 - Organic Chemistry for Environmental Engineers (3-credits):  A survey of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Emphasis on the effect of structure on chemical and physical properties. Other topics include the detection, characterization, toxicology, and mechanisms of degradation of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CH 111. top...


CH551 - Chemical Kinetics (3-credits):  Aqueous solution kinetics, gas phase kinetics, and surface kinetics will be discussed, with emphasis on solution kinetics. Specific topics include experimental techniques, data handling, mechanistic analysis, activation theories, relaxation kinetics, proton transfer (Eigen), electron transfer (Marcus), and surface catalysis. Examples will be drawn primarily from the kinetics of transition metal-ligand complexes. Prerequisite(s): CH 347 or equivalent. top...


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