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    1010C Essentials of General Chemistry 4 credits
    Introduces students to the essential theories and principles of general chemistry and their application to modern society. Topics include chemical reactions, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, bonding, the periodic table, acid-base theory, equilibrium, properties of gases, liquids and solids, and kinetics. The lecture course emphasizes problem-solving techniques while the laboratory portion introduces students to the methods of scientific investigation and basic laboratory techniques. (lecture: 3 hours; lab: 2 hours) Laboratory fee.

    1045C, 1046C General Chemistry 4 credits

    Lecture and laboratory course for students going into the biological, chemical, health, or physical sciences. Atomic structure and stoichiometry; properties of gases, liquids, and solids; thermochemistry; quantum theory; electronic structures of atoms and molecules; chemical bonding; properties of solutions; thermodynamics; chemical equilibria including acid¬base and solubility; kinetics; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry. Laboratory experiments enhance understanding of principles taught in lectures. Emphasis on quantitative techniques; computer interfacing and spreadsheet applications. Second semester includes semimicro qualitative analysis. (lecture: 3 hours; recitation: 1 hour; lab: 3 hours) Laboratory fee.

    1125C Analytical Chemistry 4 credits

    Theory and practice of classical and modern analytical chemistry. Laboratory applications of volumetric, gravimetric, and instrumental methods including potentiometry, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. One laboratory hour is a conference hour. (lecture: 2 hours; lab: 5 hours) Laboratory fee. Prerequisite: CHEM 1046C.

    1213C Organic Chemistry I 5 credits

    .The structure, properties, synthesis and reactions of hydrocarbons and alkyl halides, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry. A brief discussion of carboxylic acids, their derivatives, carbohydrates and amino acids. Laboratory experiments are designed to illustrate methods of separation, purification, identification, and synthesis of organic compounds. Spectroscopic measurements and molecular modeling are included.  (lecture: 3 hours; recitation: 1 hour; lab: 4 hours) Laboratory fee. Prerequisite: CHEM 1046C.

    1214R Organic Chemistry II 3 credits

    Conjugated unsaturated systems, aromatic hydrocarbons, structure, properties,     syntheses and reactions of the main classes of organic compounds, spectroscopy, polymers and compounds of biological importance. (lecture 3 hours; recitation 1 hour. Prerquisite: CHEM 1213C)

    1376R Biochemistry—Lecture 3 credits

    Structure and function of biomolecules; kinetics and mechanism of enzymes; bioenergetics and metabolism; membrane structure and dynamics; signal transduction. Prerequisite: CHEM 1213C or permission of the instructor.

    1377L Biochemistry Lab 2 credits
    Laboratory experiments are designed to illustrate methods of purification, separation, and characterization of proteins; acid-base titration of amino acids; biomembranes; enzyme kinetics; molecular modeling, computational chemistry, and bioinformatics of biologically relevant molecules.Prerequisite: CHEM 1376R.

    1415R Physical Chemistry— Lecture 3 credits
    Thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, solutions, electrochemistry. Applications to biological and biochemical problems are used to illustrate general principles.Prerequisites: CHEM 1046C; MATH 1412 (or higher) 

    1416R Physical Chemistry— Lecture 3 credits
    Quantum chemistry; the Schrödinger equation and some simple applications; extension to three-dimensional systems; H¬atom; many electron atoms; structure of molecules; introduction to computational methods (molecular mechanics, ab initio methods); molecular spectroscopy; statistical mechanics; kinetic theory; chemical kinetics. Prerequisites: CHEM 1046C; PHYS 1031C or 1041C; MATH 1413

    1930; 1931 Current Topics 2 or 3 credits
    Selected subjects in chemistry. Discussion of current developments, problems, and literature. Open to seniors and selected juniors majoring in chemistry.Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

    1937 Seminar in Advanced Chemistry 1 credit
    Topics in all fields of chemistry presented by students and guest lecturers. Seminar meeting two hours every two weeks. Pre¬ or co-requisite: CHEM 1214R or permission of the instructor.

    4901, 4902 Independent Study
    See Academic Information and Policies section. Laboratory fee on an individual basis.


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