Chemistry

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CHM 141 : General Chemistry I

A basic course in the chemistry sequence for beginning college students. The general principles of elementary chemistry, its laws, theories, and simple calculations are stressed. Topics covered include: scientific measurement using the metric system, atomic structure and motion, principles of chemical bonding, the mole concept, chemical equations, gases, liquids and solutions, simple acid-base theory, and introduction to chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and radioactivity principles. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 142 : General Chemistry II

A continuation of the basic course in chemistry for beginning college students. The general principles of elementary chemistry, its laws, theories, and simple calculations are stressed. Topics covered include: scientific measurement using the metric system, atomic structure and motion, principles of chemical bonding, the mole concept, chemical equations, gases, liquids and solutions, simple acid-base theory, and introduction to chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, and radioactivity. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 247 : Analytical Chemistry I

This course is a study in quantitative chemical analysis in which techniques of volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis are stressed during the first semester and selected instrumental methods are treated during the second semester. Both theoretical principles and practical applications are considered. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 248 : Analytical Chemistry II

This is a continuation course in the study of quantitative chemical analysis in which techniques of volumetric and gravimetric methods of analysis are stressed during the first semester and selected instrumental methods are treated during the second semester. Both theoretical principles and practical applications are considered. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 343 : Organic Chemistry I

This course is a study of the different classes of organic compounds, their structures, nomenclature, methods of preparation, reactions, polyfunctional group chemistry and theories regarding their behavior. Physical and chemical methods of separation and identification as well as organic syntheses are treated in the laboratory. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 344 : Organic Chemistry II

This is a continuation course in the study of the different classes of organic compounds, their structures, nomenclature, methods of preparation, reactions, polyfunctional group chemistry and theories regarding their behavior. Physical and chemical methods of separation and identification as well as organic syntheses are treated in the laboratory. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 346 : Physical Chemistry II

This is a continuation course in the study of gases, solids, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, and thermodynamics. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory per week.

Credits 4

Prerequisites

CHM 420 : Seminar in Chemistry

This course will emphasize undergraduate research projects, research techniques, use of technology, and presentation of research to peers and faculty. In addition, students will be exposed to a variety of fields within the area of chemistry that provide career opportunities.

Credits 2

Prerequisites

Senior classification.