CH 100 Chemistry in Society 3 hoursA nonmathematical study of chemical principles. Discusses the role of chemistry in society, how molecules are built, react, and affect our lives. Topics covered will include current problems such as acid rain, global warming, and ozone depletion.
CH 101 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry and Lab 3 hoursA survey of the fundamental principles of inorganic chemistry. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week. Does not apply to a major or minor in chemistry.
CH 102 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry and Lab 3 hoursA survey of fundamental principles of organic and biochemistry. Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory each week. Does not apply to a major or minor in chemistry. Prerequisite: CH 101 or equivalent.
CH 105 Pregeneral Chemistry 3 hoursA survey of chemical calculations that are basic to an understanding of general chemistry. Required of students who are not prepared to enter general chemistry.
CH 141-142 General Chemistry and Lab 4-4 hoursA survey of the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, with special emphasis on the working of problems and the relationship between atomic structure and the chemistry of the elements. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory each week. Prerequisite: high school chemistry and high school precalculus. Corequisite: MA 121.
CH 211 Analytical Chemistry and Lab 4 hoursThe fundamental principles of quantitative analysis using gravimetric, volumetric, and spectrophotometric measurements. Prerequisite: CH 142
CH 311-312 Organic Chemistry 3-3 hoursA survey of organic chemistry, which includes a general treatment of the mechanisms of organic reactions, resonance theory, the molecular orbital theory, the physiochemical basis of synthetic reactions, and an introduction to spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CH 142.
CH 311L-312L Laboratory for Organic Chemistry (W) 1-1 hour312L emphasizes qualitative organic analysis.
CH 331 Nutritional Biochemistry 3 hoursA study of metabolism, macronutrition, vitamins, trace elements, food additives, and processing. Does not apply to a major in biochemistry. Prerequisite: CH 312. Offered when required.
CH 341-342 Physical Chemistry 3-3 hoursA study of the fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, and quantum mechanics. Prerequisites: CH 142, PH 104, and MA 172 or equivalent.
CH 341L-342L Laboratory for Physical Chemistry 1-1 hour
CH 350-351 Chemistry Seminar 1-1 hourThis course is designed to acquaint the students with current research. Extramural research experience is also discussed. Open to all students interested in research.
CH 401-402 Biochemistry 3-3 hoursThe chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, intermediary metabolism. Biochemistry is the study of the biology and chemistry of the human body. It is the chemistry of life. It explains, for example, why and how muscles grow during exercise and how the body uses carbohydrates to produce energy. Biochemistry seeks to explain the rationale and reasons for chemotherapy, control of blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. Prerequisite: CH 312.
CH 401L-402L Laboratory for Biochemistry (W) 1-1 hour
CH 410 Applied Chemistry and Lab 4 hoursA study of analytical instrumental techniques, with application to solving practical chemical problems. Prerequisite: CH 312.
CH 411 Instrumental Methods and Lab 4 hoursBasic theory of instrument design and parameter optimization in the operation of scientific instrumentation, with application to thermal and electrical instrumentation methods. Prerequisite: CH 211, 312.
CH 421 Special Topics in Chemistry (W) 3 hoursExact topics will be listed in the schedule. Topics may include quantum chemistry, instrumental analysis, qualitative organic analysis, and biochemistry. Offered when required. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.
CH 441 Inorganic Chemistry and Lab 4 hoursThis course will focus on the molecular structures and properties of inorganic complexes and compounds. It will cover concepts in bonding, trends in periodic properties, molecular symmetry and its relationship to spectra, solid-state, reaction mechanisms, coordination chemistry and descriptive chemistry of selected elements. Prerequisite: CH 312.
CH 490-491-492 Research and Independent Study (W) each 1-3 hoursAn original investigation in chemistry or biochemistry under the guidance of the faculty. Prerequisite: CH 142.