CHM 214. College Chemistry I. 4 hours credit (3 for lecture, 1 for lab), fall
General theory of chemistry, periodic classification of elements, atomic structure and properties of the elements. Includes stoichiometry, molecular orbital theory, valence shell electron pair repulsion theory, valence bond theory, solutions and solution stoichiometry, calorimetry, and the kinetic molecular theory. Laboratory will include an emphasis on quantitative analysis. Prerequisite: High school chemistry or CHM 114, and high school or college algebra.
CHM 224. College Chemistry II. 4 hours credit (3 for lecture, 1 for lab), spring
A continuation of CHM 214 with emphasis on chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and ionic equilibria. Attention will be given to qualitative analysis of cations in the laboratory. Prerequisite: Completion of CHM 214, or its equivalent, with a grade of “C” or higher.
CHM 261. Analytical Chemistry. 4 hours credit (3 for lecture, 1 for lab), fall, odd years
Fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative separations and analyses emphasizing chemical equilibrium, gravimetric, and volumetric analysis and including some instrumental analysis. Lab work will include methods of chemical analysis using wet methods and instrumental methods. Prerequisite: CHM 224 or its equivalent.
CHM 314. Organic Chemistry I. 4 hours credit (3 for lecture, 1 for lab), fall
Fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including nomenclature, classification of organic compounds, stereochemistry, and the preparations, reactions, and uses of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers and benzene. Laboratory work will include techniques of preparation and purification of compounds, synthesis of compounds, and reactions characteristic of classes of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHM 224 or its equivalent.
CHM 325. Organic Chemistry II. 5 hours credit (3 for lecture, 2 for lab), spring
A continuation of CHM 314 with emphasis on spectroscopy, organic synthesis and other classes of organic compounds such as aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and amines and their derivatives. The laboratory meets twice each week. One laboratory session will be a continuation of the laboratory in CHM 314, the other laboratory session will be devoted to organic qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: a grade of “C” or higher in CHM 314 or its equivalent.
CHM 351. Inorganic Chemistry. 3 hours credit, spring, even years
An advanced course in inorganic chemistry including chemical bonding, concepts of acids and bases, chemistry of the main group elements, coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 224 or its equivalent.
CHM 411. Physical Chemistry I. 4 hours credit (3 for lecture, 1 for lab), fall, even years
A theoretical study of chemistry dealing with the gaseous, liquid solid and colloidal states of matter. This involves a study of thermodynamics, reaction equilibria in solution and in gaseous states, properties of real gases, ideal and nonideal solutions. Lab work will include determining properties of materials and reaction rates. Prerequisite: CHM 224 or its equivalent.
CHM 421. Physical Chemistry II. 4 hours credit (3 for lecture, 1 for lab), spring, odd years
A theoretical study of chemistry dealing with statistical mechanics, an introduction to quantum mechanics with applications to the structure of atoms and molecules and to the area of molecular spectroscopy. Lab work will include measuring conductance of solutions, carrying out spectroscopic analysis of materials and performing instrumentation studies. Prerequisite: a grade of "C" or higher in CHM 411 or its equivalent.
CHM 423. Biochemistry. 4 hours credit, alternate years, spring
A rigorous and detailed study of the major classes of bio-organic compounds and their functions in biological systems. Special emphasis is given to the role each compound plays in the various phases of metabolism, growth, and reproduction of the cell. Prerequisites: CHM 314 or its equivalent, and BIO 154 or its equivalent.