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YEAR 1
General Chemistry I or Honors General Chemistry I
(5)
(Fall, Spring, Summer) The first in a two-course
sequence for science majors and students in
other science-related programs. Topics include
atomic structure, molecular structure and
bonding, common classes of chemical reactions,
stoichiometric calculations, thermochemistry,
and properties of gases. Both conceptual
understanding and problem-solving skills are
emphasized. Three lectures, one recitation, one
three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: 1) high
school chemistry or CHEM 1090, and; 2) MATH
1200 or MATH 1220 or MATH 1230 or MATH
1260 or MATH 1280 or MATH 1300 or MATH
1310 or MATH 1340 or Math placement score of
41 or higher. Applicable to the BG Perspective
(general education) natural sciences
requirement. Extra fee.
CHEM 1250
CHEM 1350
General Chemistry II or Honors General Chemistry
II (4)
(Fall, Spring, Summer) Continuation of the
sequence beginning with CHEM 1250. Chemical
equilibrium is a major theme of the course.
Acid-base chemistry, buffers, and titration
curves are studied in detail, as are solubility
equilibria. Entropy and Gibbs free energy are
introduced and related to equilibrium concepts.
Additional topics include chemical kinetics and
electrochemistry. Three lectures and one
recitation per week. Prerequisite: C or better in
CHEM 1250 or CHEM 1350. Corequisite: CHEM
1280. Applicable to the BG Perspective (general
education) natural sciences requirement.
General Chemistry Lab or Honors General
Chemistry Lab (1)
(Fall, Spring, Summer) A laboratory course taken
in conjunction with CHEM 1270. One three-hour
lab period. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM
1250 or CHEM 1350. Corequisite: CHEM 1270.
Applicable to the BG Perspective (general
education) natural sciences requirement. Extra
fee.
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
CHEM 1270
CHEM 1370
CHEM 1280
CHEM 1380
MATH 1310
YEAR 2
Quantitative Chemical Analysis (3)
(Spring) Sampling, sample preparation,
calibration, sources of error, propagation of
uncertainty, statistics, and quality assurance as
they relate to various analytical methods
including titrations, gravimetry,
electrochemistry, spectrophotometry, and
chromatography. Two lectures, one three-hour
laboratory. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM
1270 and CHEM 1280 or CHEM 1370 and CHEM
1380. Extra fee.
CHEM 2010
Organic Chemistry I (5)
(Fall, Summer) The first course of a twosemester sequence of organic chemistry.
Nomenclature, bonding, and reactivity of
common functional groups. Topics include
three-dimensional structure (stereochemistry),
electron-pushing mechanisms, electron
delocalization, molecular orbital theory and
modern instrumental techniques. Laboratory
experiences include chemical separations,
examination of reaction selectivity, and isolation
of natural products. Prerequisites: Chem 1270
and Chem 1280 or Chem 1370 and Chem 1380.
Credit Allowed for only one of CHEM 3060,
3410. Extra fee.
Organic Chemistry II (3)
(Spring, Summer) Continuation of CHEM 3410.
The second of a two-semester sequence of
organic chemistry. Taken in conjunction with
laboratory course CHEM 3450 or CHEM 3460.
Biological compounds such as carbohydrates,
lipids, amino acids, proteins and nucleic acids
are studied in addition to the continued study of
common functional groups. Other topics include
polymers, catalysis, oxidation and reduction
reactions, metabolism, percyclic reactions, and
the chemistry of drugs. Three lectures.
Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 3410.
Corequisite: CHEM 3450 or CHEM 3460.
CHEM 3410
CHEM 3440
Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
(Spring, Summer) A laboratory course taken in
conjunction with CHEM 3440. Experiences
include chemical separations, examination of
reaction selectivity, and multi-step synthesis.
Chemical tests and modern instrumental
techniques are used to identify compounds. Two
three-hour lab periods. Prerequisite: C or better
in CHEM 3410. Corequisite: CHEM 3440. Extra
fee.
College Physics I or University Physics I
College Physics II or University Physics II
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
CHEM 3450
PHYS 2010
PHYS 2110
PHYS 2020
PHYS 2120
MATH 2320
YEAR 3
Physical Chemistry (4)
(Fall) Four lectures. Thermodynamics and
quantum chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 1370CHEM 1380 or CHEM 1270-CHEM 1280 and
CHEM 2010; MATH 2320 and either PHYS 2120
or PHYS 2020. Corequisite: CHEM 4070.
CHEM 4050
Physical Chemistry (4)
(Spring) CHEM 4050 continued.
Electrochemistry, kinetics, spectroscopy and
molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 4050.
Integrated Analytical and Physical Laboratory (2)
(Spring) Two three-hour laboratories. Principles
of measurement; spectral, chromatographic and
electroanalytical techniques; thermodynamic
and kinetic measurements; computerized data
acquisition. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM
4050 or CHEM 3520. Extra fee.
Integrated Analystical and Physical Laboratory (2)
(Spring) CHEM 4070 continued. Prerequisite:
CHEM 4070; prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM
4060. Extra fee.
Chemistry Electives (6)
A minimum of six (6) additional hours of
chemistry elective courses must be taken.
(See below)
YEAR 4
CHEM 4060
CHEM 4070
CHEM 4080
Instrumental Methods of Analysis (3)
(Spring) Theory of instrumental methods of
analysis including electroanalytical,
spectroscopic and chromatographic methods.
Prerequisite: CHEM 4070 or consent of
instructor.
Chemistry Electives (6)
A minimum of six (6) additional hours of
chemistry elective courses must be taken.
(See below)
ELECTIVES
CHEM 4540
Undergraduate Research (1-3)
(Fall, Spring, Summer) Independent study and
research. Three to nine hours of laboratory, one
half-hour conference each week. Prerequisites:
consent of instructor, 20 hours of CHEM or
consent of department, 2.5 minimum overall
GPA. May be repeated, but no more than six
hours credit may be applied toward degree.
CHEM 4130
Organic Reaction Mechanisms (3)
(Spring) Fundamentals of organic reaction
mechanisms and methods of their elucidation.
Prerequisite: CHEM 3440 and CHEM 3450 or
CHEM 3460. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM
4050.
General Biochemistry (3)
(Fall) Three lectures. Structure, function,
chemical, and physical properties of
biomolecules with an emphasis on
biomacromolecules. Prerequisite: CHEM 3440
and CHEM 3450 or CHEM 3460. BIOL 2050 is
strongly recommended. Credit allowed for only
one of CHEM 3080, 4450.
General Biochemistry (3)
(Spring) Three lectures. Energetics and
regulation of metabolic processes. Prerequisite:
CHEM 4450.
Biochemistry Laboratory (1)
(Fall) Experimental techniques in biochemistry.
Three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite or
corequisite: CHEM 4450. Extra fee.
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
(Fall) Chemical bonding, stereochemistry, acidbase chemistry, periodicity, nonmetal and
transition metal chemistry, organometallic and
bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM
4050.
Spectroscopic Methods of Organic Chemistry (3)
(Fall) Organic structure determination by
spectroscopic techniques, with emphasis on
infrared, ultraviolet and nuclear magnetic
resonance spectroscopy, and mass
spectrometry. Prerequisite: CHEM 3440 and
CHEM 3450 or CHEM 3460. Prerequisite or
corequisite: CHEM 4050.
CHEM 4420
CHEM 4450
CHEM 4470
CHEM 4460
CHEM 4630
CHEM 4660
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