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CHEM 1000 - Workshop for CHEM 1151K
Workshop/discussion for CHEM 1151K

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CHEM 1001 - Workshop for CHEM 1211
Workshop/discussion for CHEM 1211

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CHEM 1002 - Workshop for CHEM 1152K
Workshop/discussion for CHEM 1152K

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CHEM 1003 - Workshop for CHEM 1212
Workshop/discussion for CHEM 1212
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CHEM 1100 - Introductory Chemistry
A one semester course covering some basis concepts and applications of chemistry for non-science majors.
3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 1100L - Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory exercises which supplement the lecture material of CHEM 1100 
0/3/1

 

 

CHEM 1151K - Survey of Chemistry I
Prerequisite:  Exemption from or completion of all Developmental Studies requirements.

Co-requisite:  CHEM 1000

First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health majors and non-science students.  Topics to be covered include elements and compounds, chemical equations, organic nomenclature, and molecular geometry.  Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

3/3/4

 

 

CHEM 1152K - Survey of Chemistry II
Prerequisite:  CHEM 1151K with a grade of C or better

Co-requisite:  CHEM 1002

Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health professions and non-science major students.  Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

3/3/4

 

CHEM 1211 - Principles of Chemistry I
Prerequisite:  MATH 1113 with a grade of C or better

Co-requisite:  CHEM 1211L

First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors.  Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. 

3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 1211L - Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Co-requisite:  CHEM 1211

The laboratory component that supports the lecture material in CHEM 1211  

0/3/1

 

 

CHEM 1212 - Principles of Chemistry II
Prerequisite:  Completion of CHEM 1211 and MATH 1113, both with a grade of C or higher.

Co-requisite:  CHEM 1212L

Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include chemical bonding, properties of solids, liquids and gases, solutions, equilibria, acids and bases, solubility, thermodynamics, kinetics and electricity.

3/0/3

 

CHEM 1212L - Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory
Co-requisite:  CHEM 1212

The laboratory component that supports the lecture material in CHEM 1212

0/3/1

 

 

CHEM 2083 - Selected Projects in Chemistry
Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering.

variable credit: 1-3


CHEM 2130 - Sophomore Chemistry Seminar
Prerequisite:  CHEM 1212

A course designed to introduce Chemistry majors to current literature and career opportunities in Chemistry and allied fields. Faculty will present brief seminars pertaining to their research and topics of current interest. Students will carry out literature searches and make oral and/or written presentations on topics chosen in consultation with the instructor(s).
1/0/1

 

CHEM 2411 - Organic Chemistry I
Prerequisite:  CHEM 1212

Corequisite:  CHEM 2411L
The first course of a two semester sequence which provides a broad introduction to the basic principles, theories and applications of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics will include modern structural theory, organic nomenclature, sterochemistry, reaction mechanisms and kinetics, and an introduction to functional group chemistry. Also covers the interpretation of IR, NMR, and mass spectroscopy for the structure determination of organic compounds.
3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 2411L - Organic Chemistry I Lab
Co-requisites: CHEM 2411
Emphasis of this laboratory will be on fundamental techniques and will provide experience with purification, physical and spectroscopic characterization, and synthesis of organic substances.

0/3/1


CHEM 2422 - Organic Chemistry II
Pre-requisites: CHEM 2411 Minimum Grade: C

Co-requisites: CHEM 2422L
The second course will systematically explore reactions of carbon-containing compounds and the mechanistic pathways involved in these processes. Reactions that will be discussed include functional group transformations, oxidation, reductions, cycloadditions and carbon-carbon bond formation. The course begins to teach the student how to systematically design a multi-step synthesis of complex organic compounds. 
3/0/3

 

CHEM 2422L - Organic Chemistry II Lab
Co-requisites: CHEM 2422
Emphasis of this laboratory will be on the synthesis and characterization of organic substances.

0/3/1


CHEM 3130 - Modern Forensic Science
Case-oriented approach will be used to explore selected topics of forensic science. These include:(1) the scientific and technological foundation for the examination of evidence; (2) the scope of expert qualifications and testimony, the legal status of scientific techniques, and the admissibility of the results in evidence; (3) the analysis of trace evidence, including glass, soil, hair, fibers, gunpowder residues and bullet fragments; (4) forensic toxicology and pharmacology are applied to the analysis of alcohol, poisons, and drugs; and (5) the characterization of blood and other body fluids. The cases which stimulate the exploration of these areas include: the O.J. Simpson case, the John Kennedy assassination, the Jeffery MacDonald case (Fatal Vision), the Wayne Williams case, the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, the Lindberg baby kidnapping, and the Tylenol poisonings. Not applicable for major or minor credit in chemistry.
3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 3140 - Drugs and Drug Abuse
Prerequisite:  SOCI 1101 or consent of department
An examination of the current and historical patterns of alcohol, drug use, abuse, and control. Emphasis will be given to the patterns of usage, way these drugs affect the body and types of rehabilitation centers. Not applicable for major or minor credit in chemistry.  See CRIM 3242.
3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 3310K - Analytical Chemistry
Pre-requisites: CHEM 1212 and MATH 1634 all with minimum grade of C

This course introduces the more rigorous and demanding techniques of chemical analysis used by professional analytical chemists.  The topics included are error analysis, chemical equilibria, spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and chromatography.  Topics will be briefly introduced and explored more thoroughly in an integrated lecture/laboratory format using well-crafted laboratory exercises and experiments.  Students should be aware that a heavy writing component is required for this course.

credit: 4

 

 

CHEM 3422 - Organic Chemistry II
Prerequisite:  Completion of CHEM 2411 with a grade of C or higher.

Corequisite:  CHEM 3422L
The second course will systematically explore reactions of carbon-containing compounds and the mechanistic pathways involved in these processes. Reactions that will be discussed include functional group transformations, oxidation, reductions, cycloadditions and carbon-carbon bond formation. The course begins to teach the student how to systematically design a multi-step synthesis of complex organic compounds.  Same as CHEM 2422.
3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 3422L - Organic Chemistry II Lab
Co-requisite: CHEM 3422
Emphasis of this laboratory will be on the synthesis and characterization of organic substances.

0/3/1


CHEM 3510 - Survey of Physical Chemistry
Pre-requisites: Completion with C or higher in the following: CHEM 2422 or CHEM 3422, MATH 2644, and PHYS 1112. 
This course is a survey course for students who do not need the more rigorous full-year sequence in physical chemistry. The course includes thermodynamics, chemical and phase equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics and other topics in physical chemistry.
3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 3521 - Quantum Chemistry
Prerequisites: Completion of PHYS 2212. Completion of MATH 1634 and MATH 2644 Minimum Grade: C

Corequisite:  MATH 3303 or MATH 2654
This course is an introduction to elementary quantum mechanics and its applications to selected chemical systems. Topics include an introduction to operators, "particle in a box", harmonic oscillator, atomic structure, chemical bonding, atomic spectroscopy, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy of small molecules, and elementary statistical mechanics.
3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 3522 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Prerequisites: PHYS 2212 and completion of MATH 1634 and MATH 2644 with a grade of C or higher.
This course develops standard topics in classical physical chemistry, with primary emphasis on chemical thermodynamics. The course includes physical and chemical properties of real and ideal gases, the law of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, chemical and phase equilibria, kinetic theory of gases, chemical kinetics, transport properties, and the application of quantum mechanics to thermodynamics in statistical mechanics.
3/0/3

 

CHEM 3550L - Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Pre or Co-requisites: CHEM 3521 and/or 3522, or consent of instructor

In this course, students will demonstrate their understanding of the physical basis and general applications of experimental techniques in physical chemistry.  In particular, they will demonstrate their ability in applying the theories from thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics and spectroscopy to interpret experimental data.  They will also learn how to maintain a laboratory notebook collect data in a professionally acceptable way.  Finally, they will demonstrate their ability to communicate their data and results to others.

0/4/2

 

CHEM 3810 - Chemical Process Principles
Corequisite:  PHYS 2212
An introductory engineering approach to material and energy balance for physical and chemical processes are developed. Gas behavior, systems of units, material properties, thermophysical and thermochemical concepts are discussed. Emphasis is on the application of material and energy balances to steady and unsteady state physical and chemical processes.  Same as ENGR 3810.

3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 3825 - Research Methods
Specially designed to meet the needs of future teachers, students design and carry out four independent inquiries, which they write up and present in the manner that is common in the scientific community. Course is restricted to UTEACH students. 

3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 3830 - Engineering Thermodynamics
Corequisite:  PHYS 2212, CHEM 3522
An introductory engineering approach to thermodynamics for physical and chemical processes is developed. Applications of first and second laws, engines, refrigeration and compression cycles, equations of states, fluid properties, corresponding states will be emphasized.  Same as ENGR 3830.

3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 3885 - Selected Topics in Chemical Engineering
Prerequisite:  Consent of department
Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit.  Same as 3885.

Variable credit: 1-3
 

 

CHEM 4003 - History & Philosophy of Science
A study of the historical development of major areas of science and the philosophical examinations of scientific methods and results.

3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 4081 - Independent Study
Prerequisite:  Consent of department.
A topic is chosen in consultation with a faculty member.

Variable credit: 1-3
 

 

CHEM 4083 - Faculty Directed Research
A research project carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Discussion of research areas with the faculty and preliminary work involving literature searching and planning should be completed before the senior year. Both a formal oral and written report of the results of the research must be presented to the faculty of the Department of Chemistry.  May be repeated for credit.

Variable credit:  1-3
 

 

CHEM 4084 - Senior Seminar
Prerequisite:  Consent of department
Restricted to senior chemistry majors. This course is designed to prepare students for oral presentation of chemical research. An oral defense of the students senior research project is required.

1/0/1


 

CHEM 4086 - Internship in Chemistry
Prerequisite:  Consent of department
Students will secure a position with a company for field experience. May be used for a chemistry elective only by consent of the department.
Variable credit: 1-3

 

 

CHEM 4185 - Selected Topics for Teachers
Course is designed for pre- and in-service teachers. Title and description of course to be specified at time of offering. May be repeated for credit. May be used for major or minor in chemistry only by consent of department.

Variable credit: 1-4

 
 

CHEM 4330K - Instrumental Analysis
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3521 and CHEM 3310K
This is a course designed for chemistry majors that covers the use of instrumentation for chemical analysis.  Topics will include optical spectroscopy, laser spectroscopy, NMR, mass spectrometry, and selected topics in polarimetry, voltammetry, and chromatography.  In this class, discussions will emphasize the theory behind the analysis (with a strong emphasis on quantum mechanics and spectroscopy), instrumental operation (that covers the electronics and optical components of instruments), and data analysis/interpretation (which includes signal processing, Fourier transformation, and statistical analysis).  Laboratory exercises will familiarize students with electronics, applications of spectroscopy, chemical instrumentation, and data analysis. 
3/1/4

 

 

CHEM 4340 - Surface Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3521
This course introduces elementary concepts of modern surface chemistry. Considerations of thermodynamics, kinetics, surface structure, electronic structure, and catalysis and reactivity will be explored using examples from the current literature. Surface chemistry, draws upon all areas of chemistry; therefore, a solid background in calculus, physics, and chemistry is assumed.
3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 4350L - Techniques of Surface Chemistry Lab
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3521

This laboratory course is designed to familiarize students with modern techniques of surface science.  The techniques include scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, low energy electron diffraction, auger electron spectroscopy, thermal desorption spectroscopy, and ion sputtering.  Design considerations of vacuum systems will be explored.  Since all techniques are on-site, this will be an interactive hands-on experience.

0/3/1

 

 

CHEM 4385 - Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
Prerequisite:  Consent of department.
Advanced topics in Analytical Chemistry provides the student exposure to current topics and problems unique to the field of analytical chemistry. This course will be offered periodically with the topics announced by the faculty involved.

Variable credit: 1-4


 

CHEM 4410 - Organic Medicinal Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 2422
Organic Medical Chemistry, prerequisite Organic II, a course covering a wide variety of medicinal drugs, their actions in the body, and ultimately their metabolism and excretion.

3/0/3


 

CHEM 4485 - Adv Topics in Organic Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 2422
Building upon the students' background in organic chemistry, these courses will explore in greater depth selected advanced topics in organic chemistry. Selected topics such as advanced synthesis, reaction mechanism, molecular orbital theory, spectroscopy, stereochemistry and physical organic chemistry will be offered.
 

CHEM 4585 - Advanced Topics Physical Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3521 and CHEM 3522
Building upon the students' background in required courses in physical chemistry, this course will explore in greater depth selected topics in physical chemistry. These will be chosen from atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, and dynamics of chemical reactions.

Variable credit: 1-4
 

 

CHEM 4610 - Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 2422 and PHYS 1112 or 2212
The wave nature of electrons is applied to atomic structure and periodic trends. Inter and intramolecular bonding models are used to interpret the chemical and physical properties of various materials, from simplistic diatomic molecules to structurally complex molecular and ionic systems. Thermodynamic principles are used to determine the relative stability of inorganic compounds.

3/0/3

 
 

CHEM 4611 - Structure and Bonding
Prerequisite:  PHYS 2212, CHEM 3521, and CHEM 3522

Fundamental quantum mechanical principles are applied to atomic structure and the periodic properties of the elements.  The structure and reactivity of ionic and molecular systems are qualitatively analyzed by using bonding models such as valence bond theory, group symmetry, and molecular orbital theory.  The Band Theory is used to investigate the insulating/conducting properties of solids.

3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 4612 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 4611

The thermodynamic, kinetic, and quantum mechanical properties of inorganic compounds are investigated.  Bonding models are used to explain the physical and chemical properties of organometallic, main group, and heavy metal systems.  Nuclear properties of the elements are explored and nuclear models are compared.

3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 4685 - Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisite:  Consent of department.
Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry exposes the students to current topics and problems in the field of inorganic chemistry.

Variable credit: 1-4

 
 

CHEM 4711 - Biochemistry
Prerequisite: CHEM 2422 or 3422

Corequisite: CHEM 3310K
The first of two semester sequence in biochemistry covering the general physical and chemical properties of biomolecules and their metabolism. Topics will include biomolecular structure and function, first-order enzyme kinetics, glycolysis and carbohydrate metabolism, Kreb's cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, fatty acid catabolism and biosynthesis, metabolism and utilization of amino acids, biologically important amines, and regulation of metabolism.  Students should be aware that a heavy writing component is required for this course.
3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 4712 - Physical Biochemistry
Prerequisites: Completion of PHYS 1112 or 2212, CHEM 2422 or 3422, and CHEM 3310K. Completion of MATH 1634 and MATH 2644 with a grade of C or higher.
The second semester of a two semester sequence in biochemistry.  Course will cover topics in physical biochemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecules. Specific topics will include protein folding, protein stability, protein-DNA interactions, physical chemistry of biomembranes, kinetics (beyond first order), molecular mechanics and dynamics, NMR spectroscopy (fluorescence, circular dicroism, laser spectroscopy), mass spectrometry and x-ray crystallography.

3/0/3
 

 

CHEM 4720L - Biochemistry Laboratory
Prerequisite:  CHEM 4711 and MATH 2644

Corequisite:  CHEM 4712

The laboratory course will emphasize the principles discussed in the lecture courses Biochemistry I and Biochemistry II.  Half of the course will place emphasis on experiments that introduce students to the practices of protein separation, purification, quantification, and assays.  The other half of the course will emphasize principles from physical biochemistry and spectroscopy of biomolecules.  Experiments will examine macromolcular structure and stability, protein folding, lipid bilayer structure, and dynamics and enzyme kinetics.  This course will provide students with experience in instrumental techniques that are used in research and industrial facilities.

0/6/2

 

 

CHEM 4910 - Tools & Applications in Chemical Research and Practice
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3310K & CHEM 3510 both with minimum grade of C or better.

A 3 credit hour laboratory based course that introduces students to a research experience using a series of small-scale, multi-week research modules. This capstone course capitalizes on previous knowledge and skills from multidisciplinary chemistry courses and focuses on a narrow problem in a practical application. Each module begins with skill building activities followed by and in-depth exploration of one aspect of the problem allowing students access to research experiences as part of the mainstream curriculum. 

1/5/3

 

 

CHEM 4913L - Advanced Synthesis Laboratory
Corequisite:  CHEM 4612

This laboratory course involves non-trivial synthesis of organic and inorganic molecules by a variety of advanced techniques (vacuum line, inert, atmosphere, high/low temperature, etc.).  Spectroscopic (FT-NMR, IR, UV, etc.) and computational methods are used to investigate, characterize, and compare experimental and theoretical properties of the synthesized molecules.  Special emphasis will be placed on writing skills.  Students should be aware that a heavy writing component is required for this course.

0/6/2

 

 

CHEM 4920 - Environmental Chemistry
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3310K

This course is an introduction to the practice of modern environmental chemistry.  Topics include pollutants in water, soil, and the atmosphere, equilibria in aqueous systems, experimental methods in environmental analyses, toxicological chemistry, and current environmental problems.  The laboratory will consist of EPA-approved methods of analyses.  Same as ENVS 4920.

2/6/4

 

 

CHEM 4930 - Chemical Kinetics
Prerequisite:  CHEM 3521 and CHEM 2422
This course focuses on macroscopic rates of chemical reactions as a tool to a molecular level understanding. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples drawn from various sub-disciplines within chemistry, namely organic, inorganic, and biological. Topics include integrated rate laws, experimental techniques in chemical kinetics, steady state approximation, mechanisms of organic, inorganic, and enzyme reactions, catalysis, collision theory, and elementary activated complex theory.

3/0/3

 
 

CHEM 4940 - Industrial Chemistry
CHEM 2422 and CHEM 3310K
Commercial production of everyday and specialty chemicals will be discussed with emphasis on raw materials, chemistry, equipment, environmental impact. Typical industries: inorganic acids/bases, hydrocarbon derivatives, aromatics, petroleum refining, polymers, pesticides/fertilizers, paper/pulp, pharmaceuticals, soaps/detergents.

3/0/3

 
 

CHEM 4985 - Selected Topics in Chemistry: An Integrated Approach
Prerequisite:  CHEM 2422, 3310K, and 3521
This course focuses on selected topics in chemistry which may consist of spectroscopy, magnetic resonance or stereo chemistry. The emphasis is on an integrated approach to view examples that transcend sub-disciplines within chemistry, namely inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry.

Variable credit: 1-4

 

 

CHEM 5003 - History and Philosophy of Science
Prerequisite:  See hard copy catalog for pre-requisites.
This course is a study of the historical development of major areas of science and the philosophical examinations of scientific methods and results.

3/0/3

 

 

CHEM 5081 - Independent Study
Prerequisite:  See hard copy catalog for pre-requisites.
A topic is chosen in consultation with a faculty member.

Variable credit: 1-3

 

 

CHEM 5083 - Faculty Directed Research
Prerequisite:  See hard copy catalog for pre-requisites.
A research project carried out under the guidance of a faculty member. Discussion of research areas with the faculty and preliminary work involving literature searching and planning should be completed before the senior year. Both a formal oral and written report of the results of the research must be presented to the faculty of the Department of Chemistry.

Variable credit: 1-3


 

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