Catalog-Course Descriptions

From the 2012-2014 Catalog



Course Subject Hours
1101 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (TCCNS = CHEM 1105)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1103.

Laboratory experiments and demonstrations to accompany CHEM 1103.

1103 Introductory Chemistry (Essentials of Chemistry) (TCCNS = CHEM 1305)

Prerequisite: MATH 1003, math THEA score of 270, math Accuplacer score of 90, or satisfactory score on placement exam.

Recommended for students majoring in business, criminal justice, education, or liberal arts. An introduction to chemical principles and concepts. Allied health science majors should take CHEM 1303.

1141 General Chemistry Laboratory (TCCNS = CHEM 1111)

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1143.

Basic laboratory practice in chemistry.

1143 General Chemistry (TCCNS = CHEM 1311)

Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1233 or 1534.

Atomic and molecular structure, periodic law, states of matter, reactions.

1241 General Chemistry Laboratory (TCCNS = CHEM 1112)

Prerequisites: CHEM 1141 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 1243.

Qualitative and quantitative analysis.

1243 General Chemistry (TCCNS = CHEM 1312)

Prerequisites: CHEM 1143 and MATH 1233 or 1534.

Solutions, chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, and kinetics.

1253 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 1143.

Quantum and symmetry elements of periodicity and bonding, acid-base theory, descriptive transition metal chemistry and organometallic chemistry.

1303 General-Organic-Biological Chemistry (formerly 1203) (TCCNS = CHEM 1306)

Prerequisite: MATH 1003, math THEA score of 270, math Accuplacer score of 90, or satisfactory score on placement exam.

An introduction to general, organic, and biological chemistry for the allied health sciences.

2001 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (formerly 3001)(TCCNS = CHEM 2123)

Prerequisites: CHEM 1241 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2003.

Laboratory experiments to accompany CHEM 2003. Separation and purification techniques and quantitative methods in organic chemistry. An introduction to organic synthesis.

2003 Organic Chemistry (formerly 3003)(TCCNS = CHEM 2323)

Prerequisite: CHEM 1243 with a grade of C or better.

A comprehensive study of the physical and chemical characteristics of compounds of carbon. Reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and reactions of hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols.

2011 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (formerly 3011)(TCCNS = CHEM 2125)

Prerequisites: CHEM 2001 and concurrent enrollment in CHEM 2013.

Laboratory experiments to accompany CHEM 2013. Methods of organic synthesis, qualitative analysis, and spectroscopic techniques.

2013 Organic Chemistry (formerly 3013)(TCCNS = CHEM 2325)

Prerequisite: CHEM 2003 with a grade of C or better recommended.

A continuation of CHEM 2003. Includes properties, synthesis, and reactions of aldehydes, ketones, amines, carboxylic acids, and derivatives, multi-functional, and aryl compounds. Spectroscopy of organic compounds.

3305 Analytical Chemistry I

Prerequisites: CHEM 1241 and 1243.

Theory and laboratory applications of methods of quantitative analysis. Topics include statistical analysis of data, gravimetric analysis, volumetric analysis, potentiometry, basic electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and analytical separations.

3405 Analytical Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHEM 3305.

Theory and laboratory applications of modern instrumental methods of analysis. Topics include signal processing, advanced spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electroanalysis, chromatography, and electrophoresis.

3504 Introductory Environmental Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 1241 and 1243.

A systematic study of the important chemical principles applicable to environmental systems, including considerations of the sources, detection, treatment and prevention of air, water, and soil pollution.

3603 Physical Chemistry I

Prerequisites: CHEM 1241, 1243; MATH 1734, 2603; PHYS 1624 and 2644 or consent of instructor.

Classical and statistical thermodynamics, kinetic molecular theory and chemical kinetics.

3705 Physical Chemistry II

Prerequisites: CHEM 3405, 3603, and credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2534.

Atomic and molecular structure, experimental physical methods, spectroscopy, theory of reaction rates, and physical chemistry laboratory practice.

4001 Seminar

Prerequisites: 6 advanced hours in chemistry. May not be counted toward the minor in chemistry. (See chemistry advisor for details.)

Participation in seminar presentations and discussions.

1 semester hour
4133 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 2013.

Reaction mechanisms, structure elucidation, steriosomerism, and conformational analysis.

4233 Molecular Biology

(Same as BIOL 4233, page 323.)

4242 Biochemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites: CHEM 2011 and credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4243.

Experimental methods in biochemistry, including quantitative and qualitative techniques, enzyme kinetics, and separation methods for biomolecules.

4243 Biochemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 2013.

The structures and properties of biomolecules, enzyme kinetics and mechanism of action, and metabolic energy-yielding pathways.

4253 Biochemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 4243.

Oxidative phosphorylation, intermediary metabolism, membrane transport, hormone action, replication, transcription, and translation of genetic information.

4305 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 1253, 3405 and 3705 (may be concurrent).

A systematic study of the basic principles applicable to inorganic chemistry and the chemistry of selected main group elements, transition metal complexes, organometallic compounds, bioinorganic systems, and inorganic chemistry laboratory practice.

4353 Quantum Physics

(Same as PHYS 4353, page 336.)

4505 Environmental Chemical Technology

Prerequisites: CHEM 3305 and 3504.

A survey of chemical principles applicable to the properties and toxicology of hazardous wastes, and prevention and pretreatment strategies for pollution sources, and instruction in advanced techniques in environmental chemical analysis.

4900 Independent Study

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and department chair.

An introduction to research topics and methods.

4911, 4922, 4933 Independent Study in Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 4900; consent of instructor and department chair. See independent study restrictions in general information section of catalog.

Directed chemical research in problems of interest to the student and instructor. Minimum of 54 hours of laboratory work per semester hour credit. Requires a formal written research report. May not be counted toward the minor in chemistry.

1-3 semester hours
4941, 4942, 4943 Chemical Topics

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and junior standing.

Advanced topics in chemistry selected according to interests and needs of students.

1-3 semester hours