CHE 1550: General Chemistry I

The principles and applications of chemistry. Topics include the development of an atomic/molecular model, stoichiometry, interaction of light with matter, and the physical behavior of solids, liquids, and gases.

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE1551

PREREQ: MAT1150 Or BMA1150 Or MAT1500

Department: Chemistry
CHE 1551: General Chemistry I Lab

Emphasizes basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry.

Credits: 1

COREQ: CHE1550

Department: Chemistry
CHE 1560: General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE 1550. Topics include chemical kinetics and equilibrium, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, acids and bases, and the chemistry of representative elements..

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE1561

PREREQ: CHE1550 Or BCH1550

Department: Chemistry
CHE 1561: General Chemistry II Lab

Emphasizes basic techniques in synthetic and analytical chemistry.

Credits: 1

COREQ: CHE1560

Department: Chemistry
CHE 1700: Chemistry and the Arts

A lecture/demonstration course, designed for nonscience majors, that surveys the usefulness of chemistry in the practice of art and art conservation. Topics include color and light, patinas, etching techniques, detection of forgeries, photography, and the preparation and safe handling of artists’ materials. Hands-on experiences are included. Open to all students.

Credits: 4

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3015: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry

Intended for students in science programs requiring only one semester of organic chemistry. Fundamental concepts of organic chemistry are taught, including bonding, stereochemistry, and nomenclature, and reaction mechanisms, such as substitution, elimination, and addition, are discussed. Carbonyl and carboxyl compounds and their reactions are also introduced, along with the structure and reactivity of carbohydrates and proteins.

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE3311

PREREQ: CHE1560 And CHE1561

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3150: Chemical Instrumentation and Analytical Methods

The lecture covers general analytical chemistry, including gravimetric and volumetric analysis, solution chemistry, and an introduction to the theory and use of modern analytical instruments. The required lab acquaints students with general wet chemistry techniques and with instrumental methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: CHE1560 Or BCH1560

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3310: Organic Chemistry I

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds. The structural theory is used to develop an understanding of the physical properties and chemical reactivity of organic compounds. Compounds are grouped according to structure, using a functional group approach. Reactions are organized according to similarities in mechanism, with an emphasis on electron flow. Infrared and NMR spectroscopy are also introduced.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (CHE1560 Or BCH1560 ) And CHE3311 Or BCH3311

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3311: Organic Chemistry I Lab

Lab experience in organic chemistry, with an emphasis on microscale techniques.

Credits: 1

PREREQ: CHE3310 Or CHE3015

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3320: Organic Chemistry II

The concepts learned in CHE 3310 are elaborated on and more complex organic reactions are studied, including the mechanism and the use in multistep synthesis problems. More compounds, such as aromatics, carbonyl- and carboxyl-compounds, and their reactions are discussed, and the structure, reactivity, and reactions of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids are introduced.

Credits: 4

COREQ: CHE3321

PREREQ: CHE3310

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3321: Organic Chemistry II Lab

Continued study of the spectroscopic methods for structure determination of unknown compounds. Synthetic methods for the preparation of interesting compounds are emphasized.

Credits: 1

COREQ: CHE3320

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3350: Organic Chemistry Bridge to Biochemistry

Provides a bridge from CHE 3310 and 3311 to CHE 4610. Students become acquainted with the functional groups not presented in CHE 3310 and 3311. Emphasis is on the role of these functional groups in biological systems. Coverage of reaction mechanisms is minimal, except as they pertain to biological systems.

Credits: 3

PREREQ: (CHE3310 Or BCH3310 ) And CHE3311

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3510: Physical Chemistry I

A lecture course introducing the principles of chemical thermodynamics and chemical dynamics. Applications in chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, and transport properties are included.

Credits: 5

PREREQ: CHE3320 And (PHY1520 Or APH1520 ) And (MAT1510 Or BMA1510 )

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3740: Medicinal Chemistry

An introduction to how drugs are designed and the molecular mechanisms by which drugs act in the body. Covers the basic principles and techniques of medicinal chemistry, including drug administration and metabolism, as well as specific topic areas within medicinal chemistry (e.g., opium analgesics and adrenergic receptor antagonists).

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHE3320 Or BCH3320 Or CHE3015 Or CHE3350

Department: Chemistry
CHE 3890: Chemistry Junior Seminar

Students complete a senior research proposal, which is submitted to the chemistry faculty for review and approval. Students also attend research seminars presented by faculty and guest speakers. Required for juniors majoring in chemistry.

Credits: 2

Department: Chemistry
CHE 4600: Bioorganic Mechanisms

The mechanisms by which enzymes catalyze reactions in biological systems are examined. Examples may include how a synthase catalyzes a Claisen condensation or a dehydratase catalyzes an elimination reaction in the biosynthesis of fatty acids. Stereochemical, kinetic, and thermodynamic aspects of enzymes are also covered.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: (CHE3320 Or BCH3320 ) And CHE4610

Department: Chemistry
CHE 4610: Biochemistry

An introduction to the structure, function, and metabolism of the four classes of biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Topics include molecular biology; the structure, regulation, and kinetics of enzymes; and the structure and function of vitamins.

Credits: 4

PREREQ: CHE3320 Or BCH3320 Or CHE3350 Or CHE3015

Department: Chemistry
CHE 4611: Biochemistry Lab

Practical hands-on experimental techniques for isolation and analysis of the four classes of biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Required for biochemistry majors.

Credits: 2

PREREQ: CHE4610

Department: Chemistry
CHE 4880: Chemistry Senior Seminar I

Faculty, visiting scientists, and seniors in chemistry present results of current research projects. Students are graded on the basis of oral presentations of senior project results made to the faculty and their peers.

Credits: 1

Department: Chemistry
CHE 4890: Chemistry Senior Seminar II

Faculty, visiting scientists, and seniors in chemistry present results of current research projects. Students are graded on the basis of oral presentations of senior project results made to the faculty and their peers.

Credits: 1

Department: Chemistry