Description: Introduction to chemistry careers and faculty research interests in the Department of Chemistry. 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.
Prerequisites: 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.
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: 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.
Description: How organic chemistry and biochemistry complement one another. Chemical aspects of biological, social, or economic situations.
This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 320
Description: 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.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 327, HORT 327, TLMT 327; AGRO 455, AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455; ASCI 240; BIOC 205; BSEN 326, CIVE 326; BSEN 326H, CIVE 326H; CHEM 191H; CHEM 192H; CHME 114; CHME 202; FDST 401, FDST 801; FORS 300; FORS 411; GEOL 210; GEOL 410; GEOL 418, GEOL 818, NRES 419, NRES 819, WATS 418; GEOL 418L, GEOL 818L, NRES 419L, NRES 819L, WATS 418L; MATL 360; NRES 319
Prerequisites: CHEM 109
Description: Lecture and laboratory serving as an introduction to intermolecular forces, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.
This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 455, AGRO 855, NRES 455, NRES 855, SOIL 455; ASCI 340; BSEN 244; BSEN 326, CIVE 326; BSEN 326H, CIVE 326H; BSEN 355; CHEM 221; CHEM 251; CHEM 255; CHEM 261; CHEM 291H; FORS 300; GEOL 418, GEOL 818, NRES 419, NRES 819, WATS 418; GEOL 418L, GEOL 818L, NRES 419L, NRES 819L, WATS 418L
Prerequisites: Math Placement Test score for MATH 106.
Description: A one semester introduction to the fundamentals of chemistry for engineering students.
Prerequisites: Math Placement Test score for MATH 106.
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 113.
Parallel: CHEM 221 is the associated laboratory course.
Description: Chemical kinetics, oxidation-reduction reactions and electrochemistry, ionic solution equilibria, thermodynamic concepts, and chemistry of selected elements.
Description: 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).
This course is a prerequisite for: FDST 301
Description: 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.
Description: 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.
Description: Chemistry of carbon compounds. Applications to the biological sciences, agriculture and pre-professional programs including premedical and pre-dental. Emphasizes basic principles.
Prerequisites: CHEM 251 or parallel.
Description: Basic techniques of organic chemistry. Structure, identification, physical properties of compounds, molecular modeling, and introduction to the spectroscopic characteristics of organic compounds.
This course should not be taken by majors in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 255 or concurrent
Description: 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.
Description: 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.
Description: Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids; nature of enzymes; major metabolic pathways of catabolism; and biochemical energy production.
Continuation of BIOC 431/831.
Description: Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.
Prerequisites: BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: Chem 252 or 262, and Chem 221
Description: 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.
Prerequisites: CHEM 441 or parallel.
Description: Introduction to typical inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques through the preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds.
Description: 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.
Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 471/871 and 481/881.
Description: 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 statistical mechanics; application to problems in atomic and molecular structure and to spectroscopy.
Prerequisites: CHEM 481/881
Description: Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics and their application to the study of solids, liquids, gases, solutions, phase equilibria, and chemical equilibria. Chemical kinetics and reaction dynamics.
Prerequisites: CHEM 471/871 or 481/881.
Description: Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.
Prerequisites: BIOC 433 and permission
Description: Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biological chemistry faculty member.