Course Number

Course Name

Catalog Description

Regularly

Principles of Chemistry I

High school chemistry or CHM 140 with a grade of C (2.0) or better, MTH 120 with a grade of C (2.0) or better or placement into MTH 121 or higher on math placement exam. (4) N.
Introduction to principles and theories, including atomic and molecular structure, bonding, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, solutions and the solid state. 4 hours lecture weekly. *CHM 260 and 
261 , together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement.

Principles of Chemistry II

CHM 260 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. (3-4). N.
Selected principles and theories, including chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acid-base theories, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.  CHM 262 and CHM 263, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement. Four hours lecture weekly.

Physical Chemistry I

CHM 262PHY 145 or PHY 245; prior or concurrent election of CHM 344 or MTH 222(3). 
First of two-term sequenceCHM 340/CHM 440 building on CHM 260/CHM 262. Rigorous mathematical theory of classical thermodynamics; applications to non-electrolyte and electrolyte solutions, phase equlibria and chemical equilibria; introduction to modern statistical thermodynamics. Three hours lecture weekly.

Physical Chemistry Laboratory

CHM 263 or CHM 265; prior or concurrent election of CHM 340(1). 
Measurements of physical properties of solids, liquids, gases; phase equilibria; molecular spectra; intermediate kinetic measurement; calorimetry. One hour lecture and three hours laboratory weekly.

Applications of Mathematics in Physical Chemistry MTH 122(1). 
Focus on applications of mathematics in Physical Chemistry courses at the undergraduate level, as a supplement to CHM 340 and CHM 442/CHM 444. Includes applications of coordinate systems, differential calculus, integral calculus, and differential equations in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and kinetics. One hour lecture/discussion weekly.
Physical Chemistry II

CHM 262MTH 222PHY 245 . (3). 
Second of two-term sequence CHM 340/440, building on CHM 260/CHM 262. Use of the Schrodinger Equation to solve exactly a series of important chemical problems including the hydrogen atom, the rigid rotor, and the harmonic oscillator. Valence-bond and molecular orbital theories of chemical bonding; introduction to group theory. Advanced spectroscopy, including transition probabilities, normal vibrational modes, and photoelectron spectroscopies introduced and used to deduce molecular structure; modern theories of fundamental reaction rates. Three hours lecture weekly.

Introduction to Computational Chemistry

Prior or concurrent election of CHM 440 or CHM 442 or CHM 444(1). 
Introduction to use of computational chemistry software packages. Topics include the introduction to common quantum mechanics/molecular mechanics methods, elementary computational procedures, graphical methods, basic molecular modeling. No computer programming experience is required.

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Chemistry Laboratory for Health Sciences

Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHM 150(1) N/NL.
Laboratory experiments to demonstrate chemical principles and scientific reasoning with emphasis on application to health sciences. One three-hour laboratory weekly.

General Chemistry Laboratory

Prior or concurrent election of CHM 260(1) N/NL.
Experiments and procedures to illustrate principles of chemistry.  Four hours lecture and laboratory weekly. CHM 260 and 261, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement.

Introductory Quantitative Analysis Laboratory

CHM 261, prior or concurrent election of CHM 262(1) N/NL.
Gravimetric, titrimetric and introductory instrumental methods of analysis.  One hour lecture and three hours laboratory weekly. CHM 262 and 263, together, are applicable to the natural science general education requirement.

Advanced Special Topics in Chemistry

One from:  CHM 430CHM 440CHM 442CHM 444CHM 452CHM 460CHM 472(1-3). 
Special topics in analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry or biochemistry, based on recent advances in chemistry or biochemistry. Three hours lecture weekly. May be reelected to a total of 9 credits when topics vary.

 

 

 

 

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