221 Introductory Organic Chemistry I The properties, reactions and synthesis of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides and alcohols; relationships between the structures of organic compounds and their physical and chemical properties; reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry. Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 221, CHEM 220 or CHEM 225. Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 102 (CHEM 100) or CHEM 121,122 (Chem 120). Three credits and lab.
222 Introductory Organic Chemistry II Continuation of CHEM 221, including the properties, reactions and synthesis of ethers, aromatics and carbonyl compounds; spectroscopy with an emphasis on nuclear magnetic resonance. Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 222, CHEM 220 or CHEM 225. Prerequisite: CHEM 221. Three credits and lab
225 Principles of Organic Chemistry An introduction to organic chemistry. The course focuses on the properties and reactions of common classes of organic compounds; the relationship between the structures of organic compounds and their physical and chemical properties. Some reaction mechanisms are also covered. Credit will be granted for only one of CHEM 225, 220, 221, 222. Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 102 (100) or CHEM 121, 122 (120). Three credits and lab.
231 Physical Chemistry I An introduction to physical chemistry, this course begins with the properties of ideal and real gases; covers the fundamental principles of thermodynamics (the three laws of thermodynamics) and their application to physical and chemical transformations, and chemical reaction equilibrium and concludes with the chemical potential and its application to phase equilibria. Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 102 (Chem 100) or Chem 121,122 (Chem 120); MATH 106/126 and 107/127 or 121 and 122. Three credits and lab.
232 Physical Chemistry II (Outline)
Building upon the principles developed in CHEM 231, this course describes the thermodynamics of real systems. Students will learn the applications of chemical thermodynamics, including phase equilibria in multi-component systems, chemical equilibrium, and electrochemistry; the principles governing the dynamics of systems, including the kinetic molecular theory of gases, transport properties, and the rates of chemical reactions.
Prerequisite: CHEM 231. Three credits and lab.
245 Basic Inorganic Chemistry An introductory course on the properties and uses of the main group elements; the practical and commercial uses of various inorganic compounds and elements; and the factors contributing to the energies and types of chemical bonds. Prerequisite: CHEM 101, 102 (100) or Chem 121, 122 (120). Three credits and lab.
255 Introductory Biochemistry Areas of study include the chemistry of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, nucleic acids and some enzymes. Biochemical energetics, metabolism pathways and some commonly used experimental biochemical techniques are also examined. Prerequisite: CHEM 220 completed (recommended) or concurrent or CHEM 225 or 221. Three credits and lab.
265 Basic Analytical and Environmental Chemistry An introductory course which includes a survey of aqueous titration methods, the evaluation of analytical data, and an introduction to electrochemistry, UV visible absorption spectroscopy and chromatography. Prerequisites: CHEM 101, 102 (100) or CHEM 121,122 (120). Three credits and lab.