Courses - Chemistry-CH

CH 111. GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1. Introduction to the fundamental concepts and basic principles of chemistry. Atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic table, stoichiometry, chemical formulas and equations, states of matter, nomenclature, valence, oxidation number, thermochemistry, solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, oxygen, hydrogen, halogens, and elements of group I and II are discussed in this introductory course. The role of chemistry in understanding other natural science disciplines and human societal issues is emphasized. Prerequisites: High school chemistry and algebra courses. 4

CH 112. GENERAL CHEMISTRY. Oxidation-reduction, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nitrogen and the atmosphere, elements of groups III, IV, and V-A, carbon and its oxides, silicon, colloids, alkali and alkali earth metals, transition elements, and introduction to organic chemistry and qualitative analysis. Prerequisite: CH 111. 4

CH 191-192. SEMINAR. Discussion of contemporary developments in chemistry initiated by special panels, symposia, or lectures and reports. Interconnectedness of the disciplines of natural sciences is emphasized through joint meetings of related discipline seminars at the same level (freshman biology-chemistry, environmental health seminar, for example). Relevance and significance of natural principles in understanding and handling of the personal and societal issues is a major focus of the discussions. Group and individual academic advisement sessions are arranged at appropriate times. 1 each semester.

CH 300. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. Chemical parameters of environmental pollution and the methods for remediation of chemical pollutants of air, water, and land. Hazardous waste disposal, consistent with safety and environmental protection, is emphasized. Prerequisites: CH 111-112. 4

CH 301. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. Structure and bonding of carbon compounds, aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes and ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic hydrocarbons, and stereochemistry of carbon compounds are discussed. Prerequisites: CH 111-112. 4

CH 302. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. Amines, phenols, heterocyclic compounds, amino acids and proteins, sugars and complex carbohydrates, lipids and fatty materials, nucleic acids, vitamins, cofactors, and hormones of living systems are introduced. Introduction to the principles and applications of ultraviolet, visible, and infra-red spectroscopy and application of other techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy to organic chemistry are also covered. Prerequisite: CH 301. 4

CH 311. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. Principles and practices of modern qualitative and quantitative analyses using titrimetry, oxidation-reduction equilibria, and gravimetry are explored. Prerequisite: CH 112. 3

CH 312. ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. Principles, methods, and applications of potentiometry, voltametry, conductometry, gel electrophoresis, spectroscopic and chromatographic techniques are discussed. Prerequisite: CH 302, 311. 3

CH 320. INTRODUCTORY BIOCHEMISTRY. The properties of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Study of enzymes and major biochemical pathways. Prerequisite: CH 302. 4

CH 401. BIOCHEMISTRY. Structure of proteins and nucleic acids. Enzyme specificity and mechanism of enzyme action. Vitamins and other coenymes and cofactors for different enzymes and reaction mechanisms of steps in the metabolic pathways. The biochemical basis of digestion, assimilation, nutrition, biosynthesis, secretion, and excretion processes in living systems. Prerequisite: CH 320. 4

CH 411. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. This course covers ideal and real gases, kinetic molecular theory of gases, solutions, thermochemistry, laws of thermodynamics, and phase equilibria; introduction to phase equilibria, symmetry; group theory; chemical kinetics and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CH 302, 311; MA 300. 4

CH 412. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II. An introduction to quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, symmetry and group theory, x-ray crystallography, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and photochemistry. Prerequisite: CH 411. 3

CH 415. CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTATION. A study of the principles, operations, and applications of major instruments in modern chemistry. Methods of data output, data reduction, and data analysis, gas-and liquid-chromatography, electrophoresis, ultraviolet-visible and infra-red spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and photochemistry. Prerequisite: CH 411. 3

CH 421. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. A study of the principles and theories of modern inorganic chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonds, chemistry of elements and their compounds, symmetry and group theory, coordination chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisites: CH 112, 311. 4

CH 424. RADIATION CHEMISTRY. This course explores the interaction of radiation with matter, dosimetry, radiation effects in gas, liquids, and solids, radioactive decays, photochemical reactions, and tracer techniques for elucidation of biochemical pathways. Prerequisites: PH 212, CH 421. 3

CH 430. ORGANIC REACTION MECHANISMS. Theoretical and mechanistic aspects of organic chemistry, concepts of acids and bases in organic chemistry, substitution, elimination, and addition reactions mechanisms of re-arrangement reactions, name reactions in inorganic chemistry, orbital symmetry and pericyclic reactions. Prerequisites: CH 302, 412. 3

CH 440 POLYMER CHEMISTRY. The study of organic and inorganic chemical reactions leading to high polymers. Physical properties and physical behaviors of polymers, copolymerization, cross-linking of polymers, polymer processing and uses. Prerequisite: CH 411. 4

CH 449. CHEMICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY. Instruction in the use of chemical abstracts, journals, reference books, and other sources of chemical literature for information retrieval on selected chemicals and chemical topics. Prerequisite: CH 112. 2

CH 455. SENIOR PROJECT. A special laboratory investigation under the direction of chemistry instructor. The project requires detailed literature review and a written research report. Prerequisites: Instructor’s approval. CH 111, CH 112, EN 101, EN 102. 3

CH 490. INDEPENDENT STUDY. Written and oral report of literature search and laboratory investigation of assigned research topic under the supervision of a chemistry faculty member. Prerequisites: Junior standing and instructor’s permission. 3



Freshman Year

BI 191* Chemistry Seminar 1 CH 192* Chemistry Seminar 1
BI 111* General Biology I (Zoology) with Lab 4 BI 112* General Biology II (Botany) with Lab 4
CH 111* General Chemistry I with Lab 4 CH 112* General Chemistry II with Lab 4
EN* 101* Freshman Composition I 3 EN 102* Freshman Composition II 3
AR*/ MU*/ TH* Art or Music Appreciatio or Theater 3 MA 1112* College Algebra 3
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Sophomore Year

EN* or HI* Any English Literature or History 3 EN* or HI*  Any English Literature or History 3
CH 301 Organic Chemistry with Lab 4           Any Social or Behavioral Science 3
SP* 201 Fund of Public Speaking 3 CH 302 Organic Chemistry II with Lab  4
  Any Social or Behavioral Science 3 EN* or HI*  Any English Literature or History 3
HL* 101 Comprehensive Health or 3 CS 111 Data Processing 3
PE* 102 or MS* 101 / 102 Concepts of PE or Military Science I or II 2      
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Junior Year

CH 411 Physical Chemistry with Lab  4  MA 299 Calculus     3
MA 112 PLane Trigonometry     3 CH 455    Chemistry senior  Project     3
CH 311 Analytical Chemistry with Lab 4 PH 212 General Physics II with Lab 4
PH 211 General Physics with Lab 4 CH 320   Intro to Biochemistry with Lab 4

Begin Your Chemistry Sr. Project:

Meet with a Faculty Mentor of Your Choice,  Choose a Topic for Your Project, Go on and Begin Working on Your Project.  
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Senior Year

EH 305 or MA 302 Biostatistics or Elementary Statistics   3 CH/BI/EH Any CH, BI, or EH 300 level or above 3
CH 491       Chemistry Seminar     1 CH Elective Any CH 300 level or above  3
CH 415 Chemical Instrumentation with Lab 4 CH Elective Any CH 300 level or above    3
CH or BI Elective Chemistry or Biology Elective, 300 level or above    3 CH 412 Physical Chemistry 3
CH 401 Biochemistry with Lab 4 CH 421 Inorganic Chemistry 3
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Minimum total semester hours for graduation = 120 - 125

*These courses satisfy the core requirements *Writing Intensive Course

Course requirements for Biology-Chemistry Double Majors are listed with the Biology major.