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Chemistry Minor Course Descriptions

CHM 164 University Chemistry

3 Hours

A one-semester course covering the core concepts of general chemistry, maintaining the depth and relevance of a two semester sequence. Topics covered include: bonding, equilibrium, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction. Prerequisite: None, but MTH 120 or equivalent is recommended. CHM 166 is not a required co-requisite.

CHM 166 University Chemistry Lab

1 Hours

An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will relate to topics covered in CHM 164. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHM 164.

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174.

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4 Hours

This course is a continuation of CHM 331. Students will study the structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM160 and CHM 331.

CHM 310 Inorganic Chemistry

3 Hours

This foundational inorganic course is an extension of general chemistry topics with a focus on symmetry, chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, solid-state chemistry and complexation reactions.

CHM 323 Qualitative and Quantitative Analy

4 Hours

Students will study quantitative analytical methods, principles, details and applications, including the statistical treatment of data. Lab exercises cover the qualitative analysis scheme in the first half of the semester and more specific analytical problems in the second half. Three lectures, one three hour laboratory plus extra lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174

CHM 341 Biochemistry I

4 Hours

First semester of a comprehensive biochemistry course providing an introduction to the chemical and physical properties of biologically important molecules. Topics include carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and enzymes. Prerequisites: CHM331, BIO 101, BIO 102 or consent of instructor.

CHM 360 Physical Chemistry I

3 Hours

The course introduces the basic theoretical concepts of the chemical sciences: thermodynamics, chemical and physical equilibria, chemical kinetics and the behavior of matter in the solid, liquid, gaseous and solution states. Prerequisites: CHM 160 and MTH 210.

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