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This course is required for all chemistry majors (B.S. and B.A.) but is open to all students interested in learning about the chemistry program and its relationship to careers.
Introduction to chemistry careers and faculty research interests in the Department of Chemistry.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Math 101, or placement into Math 102 or above.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195. Students planning to take CHEM 251 and 252, or CHEM 261 and 262, should register for CHEM 109 and 110, or CHEM 113 and 114 (the general chemistry sequence). CHEM 105 is the first part of a two-semester sequence, along with CHEM 106, to constitute the "Chemistry in Context" series.
The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things. The chemical model of solids, liquids, gases, molecules, and salts. How these models are used to explore chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situation.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 437, ASCI 240, CHEM 106, NRES 319, TMFD 405
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: CHEM 105
Continuation of CHEM 105. CHEM 106 will not serve as a prerequisite for any chemistry course. Students planning to take CHEM 251-252 or 263-264, should take CHEM 109-110 or 113-114 (general chemistry sequence). CHEM 106 is the second part of a two-semester sequence, along with CHEM 105, to constitute the "Chemistry in Context" series.
How organic chemistry and biochemistry complement one another. Chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situations.
This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 320
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: MATH 103 or a Math Placement Test score for MATH 104 or 106.
Credit toward the degree may be earned in only one of: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195.
Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to chemical reactions, the mole concept, properties of the states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding, and molecular structure.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: CHEM 109.
Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to intermolecular forces, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: Math Placement Test score for MATH 106; one unit high school chemistry; one unit high school physics.
Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195. Not open to chemical engineering majors. CHEM 111 is a one semester introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry course for engineering students.
Fundamentals of chemistry for engineering.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab , Lecture , Quiz
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: A Math Placement Test score for MATH 106; one unit of high school chemistry; and one unit high school physics.
Credit towards the degree may be earned in only one: CHEM 105, 109, 111, 113, or 195.
Fundamentals of chemistry for students in physical sciences or chemical engineering. Includes atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, and acid-base reactions. Intended for students who plan to take upper-level courses in chemistry.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 3, Quiz 4
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: CHEM 113.
Parallel: CHEM 221 is the associated laboratory course.
Chemical kinetics, oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry, ionic solution equilibria, thermodynamic concepts, and chemistry of selected elements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 113.
Parallel: CHEM 114. Designed for students (including chemistry and chemical engineering) who wish to take advanced laboratory instruction in such courses as CHEM 263, 264, 471/871, 482/882, and 484/884. Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 116 and 221.
Elementary quantitative laboratory instruction in analytical methods and preparations including titrimetry, gravimetry, separations, and use of pH meter and spectrophotometer, qualitative chemical analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 457, CHEM 471, GEOL 480
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 131
The Science of Food Crosslisted as FDST 131, NUTR 131
General scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics using food as a model. What food is from both chemical and nutritional perspectives, and the fate of food from when it leaves the farm to when it becomes a part of the individual. Assists students in making intelligent decisions about many food related controversial issues (e.g., food irradiation, food additives, health foods).
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom, Web
ACE Outcomes: 4
Prereqs: Open to freshman only; good standing in the University Honors Program; and concurrent registration in CHEM 109 or 111 or 113; 3 units of high school mathematics including algebra and geometry; 1 unit of high school chemistry; 1 unit of high school physics.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Open to freshman only; good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 109 or 111 or 113, with a minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 110 or 114; and permission.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Interactive, practical approach to learning chemistry and its relationship to today's world. Intended for elementary and middle-level education majors. Uses the Operation Chemistry model to help students learn the essential chemistry content and teaching practices for elementary-level classrooms.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 110 or parallel CHEM 114
Introduction to principles of quantitative analytical chemistry, including ionic equilibria and solution stoichiometry. Lab instruction includes titrimetry, gravimetry, separations, and use of pH meter and spectrophotometer.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 455, AGRO 457, CHEM 291H, CHEM 292H, CHEM 441, CHEM 471, CHEM 481
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 110 or 114 with a minimum grade of C.
This course is designed to be taken parallel with CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. CHEM 251 and 252, with their corresponding labs of CHEM 253 and 254, form a continuous basic course in organic chemistry.
Chemistry of carbon compounds. Applications to the biological sciences, agriculture and pre-professional programs including premedical and pre-dental. Emphasizes basic principles.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 251 and 253.
Continuation of CHEM 251.
Chemistry of carbonyl compounds. Aspects of aromatic chemistry, heterocycles, carbohydrates and nitrogen compounds, with some emphasis on the organic compounds found in nature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Quiz 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 110 or 114, with a grade of C; CHEM 251.
CHEM 116 or 221 recommended. CHEM 253 shares a quiz section with CHEM 251 and normally accompanies it.
Basic techniques of organic chemistry. Structure, identification, physical properties of compounds, molecular modeling, and introduction to the spectroscopic characteristics of organic compounds.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 252, CHEM 254
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 251, 253; CHEM 252 or parallel.
CHEM 254 shares a quiz section with CHEM 252 and normally accompanies it.
Synthesis of representative organic compounds. Qualitative analysis of organic compounds. Naturally occurring compounds.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 463, VBMS 410
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 110 or 114.
This course should not be taken by majors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
One-semester organic chemistry course in which biological molecules and biochemical reactions will be used to explain and illustrate the central concepts of organic chemistry.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 321, CHEM 257, ENTO 401, ENTO 801L
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 255 or concurrent.
Basic techniques in organic chemistry with a focus on biomolecules. Structure, identification, and physical properties of compounds, accompanied with molecular modeling and introduction to spectroscopy.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 110 or 114 with minimum grades of C.
This course was designed to be taken in parallel with CHEM 263 Organic Chemistry Laboratory. Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may not receive credit in CHEM 261.
CHEM 261 and 262, together with lab courses 263 and 264, form a continuous basic course covering the important compounds of carbon.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 262, CHEM 263, CHEM 263A, CHEM 264, CHEM 264A, CHEM 291H, CHEM 292H
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 261.
Parallel: CHEM 264.
Continuation of CHEM 261.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Same as for CHEM 261.
Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may receive only 1 hour of credit in CHEM 263.
Students following the professional curriculum in chemistry should elect this course.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 264
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Same as for CHEM 261.
Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent may receive only 1 hour of credit in CHEM 263.
Students having credit in CHEM 251 or its equivalent should elect this course.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 264A
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 261 and 263.
Parallel: CHEM 262.
Continuation of CHEM 263. Lab work in qualitative organic analysis.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 841, CHEM 843, CHME 482
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 261 and 263A.
Parallel: CHEM 262.
Continuation of CHEM 263A.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Sophomore standing; good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 110 or 114, with minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 221 or 251 or 261; and permission.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: good standing in the University Honors Program; CHEM 221 or 251 or 261,with minimum grade of "B"; recommendation(s) from chemistry instructor(s) from previous semester; concurrent registration in CHEM 251 or 252 or 262; and permission.
Seminar in which special topics in chemistry are taught at a level appropriate for the student population.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: Permission.
Open to undergraduates desiring to undertake a special research project under the direction of a member of the departmental faculty. The grade will be awarded following the submission of a written progress and/or final report.
Credit Hours: 1-12
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 421/821
Prereqs: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881; parallel CHEM 423/823.
Chemical and physical properties applied to quantitative chemical analysis. Emphasis on solution equilibria, stoichiometry, and instrumental theory and techniques.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 423
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: Same as for CHEM 421/821.
Lab designed to accompany CHEM 421/821. Applications of analytical chemical principles to laboratory problems.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 421
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 431/831
Structure and Metabolism Crosslisted as BIOC 431/831, BIOS 431/831
Prereqs: CHEM 252 or CHEM 262 with a grade of C or better. LIFE 120 and BIOS 206 are recommended.
First course of a two-semester, comprehensive biochemistry course sequence.
Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids; nature of enzymes; major metabolic pathways of catabolism; and biochemical energy production.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 432/832
Metabolism and Biological Information Crosslisted as BIOC 432/832, BIOS 432
Prereqs: BIOC 431/831 with a grade of C or better, BIOS 206
Continuation of BIOC 431/831.
Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 435, CHEM 933, VBMS 410
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 433/833
Biochemistry Laboratory Crosslisted as BIOC 433/833, BIOS 433/833
Prereqs: BIOC 431/831 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to techniques used in biochemical and biotechnology research, including measurement of pH, spectroscopy, analysis of enzymes, chromatography, fractionation of macromolecules, electrophoresis, and centrifugation.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 437, VBMS 410
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 434/834
Plant Biochemistry Crosslisted as AGRO 434/834, BIOC 434/834, BIOS 434/834
Prereqs: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Offered every other year beginning spring 2007.
Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 435/835
Prereqs: Chem 252 or 262, and Chem 221
Credit toward the undergraduate or graduate degree cannot be earned in both CHEM 435/835, and 431/831 and/or 432/832 or their equivalents.
Fundamentals of chemical biology with an emphasis on the underlying principles of biomolecular structures, macromolecular-small molecule interactions, including mechanistic aspects of enzymes and cofactors, use of modified enzymes to alter biochemical pathways, and the use of chemical tools for understanding biological processes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 221 with at least a C; CHEM 252 or CHEM 262.
Parallel: CHEM 443/843 or permission.
CHEM 441/841 and the accompanying lab course, CHEM 443/843, constitute a basic course in inorganic chemistry. Structure, bonding, properties, and reactions of inorganic compounds with emphasis on the relationships and trends that are embodied in the periodic table of the elements.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
Prereqs: CHEM 252 or 262-264.
Parallel: CHEM 441/841 or permission.
Introduction to typical inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques through the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 252 or 254.
For students who wish additional laboratory work in organic chemistry.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-5
Max credits per semester: 5
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 471/871
Prereqs: CHEM 114 and 116, or 221, with a grade of 'C' or better; MATH 106 and 238, or 107; one year college physics.
Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and CHEM 481/881.
Conceptual and mathematical foundations of classical and statistical thermodynamics. Applications of thermodynamics to phase and chemical equilibria. Thermodynamics of solutions of small molecules and of polymers. Biological applications of thermodynamics. Introduction to chemical and biochemical spectroscopy.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 486, CHEM 421
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 481/881
Prereqs: CHEM 221 with grade of at least C; MATH 208; PHYS 212 and (recommended) 222.
Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and 481/881.
CHEM 481/881 and 482/882 with accompanying lab 484/884 form a continuous basic course in physical chemistry for students interested in chemistry as a profession. Introduction to quantum mechanics and its application to problems in atomic and molecular structure and to spectroscopy.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 486, CHEM 421, CHEM 482, CHEM 484, CHEM 484A, PHYS 422
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 482/882
Prereqs: CHEM 481/881.
This course should parallel CHEM 484/884. Continuation of CHEM 481/881.
Statistical mechanics and thermodynamics and their applications to the study of solids, liquids, gases, solutions, and chemical equilibria. Chemical kinetics
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 484, CHEM 987A, CHEM 987B
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lecture 3, Recitation 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 481/881. Parallel with CHEM 482/882.
Lab designed to accompany CHEM 482.
Applications of physical measurements and principles to study chemical systems and processes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: CHEM 481/881.
Parallel with CHEM 482/882.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
CHEM 486/886
Advanced Topics in Biophysical Chemistry Crosslisted as BIOC 486/886, BIOS 486/886
Prereqs: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881.
Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs: BIOC 433 and permission.
Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biological chemistry faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Course Delivery: Classroom

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