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CHEMISTRY (CH)

Professor Joseph S. Thrasher, Chairperson
Office: 119 Lloyd Hall

GENERAL CHEMISTRY

CH 101 General Chemistry I. Four hours.

Prerequisite: Admission is by placement test.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 101 and CH 107 or both CH 101 and CH 131. A survey of the fundamental facts, principles, and theories of general chemistry. Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

CH 102 General Chemistry II. Four hours.

Prerequisite: CH 101 or permission of instructor.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 102 and CH 105, both CH 102 and CH 108, or both CH 102 and CH 132. Continuation of CH 101, with basic inorganic chemistry. Includes a systematic study of the elements and the structures, properties, and reactions of their compounds. Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

CH 104 Introductory Chemistry. Four hours.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. The course is primarily for students in the Capstone College of Nursing and the College of Human Environmental Sciences; it may not be substituted for CH 101 except with departmental permission. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 104 and CH 107. An introductory survey of the facts, principles, and theories of chemistry. Designed primarily for students in the College of Human Environmental Sciences and the Capstone College of Nursing. Usually offered in the fall and summer semesters.

CH 105 Introductory Organic Chemistry. Four hours.

Prerequisite: CH 101 or CH 104.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Not open to chemistry majors or minors or to students who have earned credit for CH 102. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 105 and CH 102, both CH 105 and CH 108, or both CH 105 and CH 132. The course may not be substituted for CH 101 or CH 102. Brief survey of organic and bio-organic chemistry. Usually offered in the spring and summer semesters.

CH 107 Introductory Chemistry for Non-Majors I. Four hours.

Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 100.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Survey course to teach basic scientific literacy and chemical principles. Includes environmental chemistry, household chemicals, and other subjects pertinent to non-majors. Not open to students who have earned credit in CH 101, CH 104, CH 117, or CH 131.

CH 108 Introductory Chemistry for Non-Majors II. Four hours.

Prerequisite: CH 107.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Survey course to teach basic scientific literacy and chemical principles. Includes environmental chemistry, household chemicals, and other subjects pertinent to non-majors. Not open to students who have earned credit in CH 102, CH 105, CH 118, or CH 132.

CH 117 Honors General Chemistry I. Four hours.

Prerequisites: Membership in the University Honors Program or chemistry department placement with mathematics background sufficient for enrollment in MATH 125.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Not open to students who have earned credit for CH 101. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 117 and CH 101, both CH 117 and CH 107, or both CH 117 and CH 131. A comprehensive study of the fundamental facts, principles, and theories of general chemistry. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 118 Honors General Chemistry II. Four hours.

Prerequisite: CH 117.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Not open to students who have earned credit for CH 102. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 118 and CH 102, both CH 105 and CH 108, or both CH 118 and CH 132. Continuation of CH 117, with basic inorganic chemistry. Includes a systematic study of the elements and of the structures, properties, and reactions of their compounds. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 131 General Chemistry for Engineering Students I. Four hours.

Prerequisite: Admission is by placement test.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Degree credit is not offered for both CH 131 and CH 101 or both CH 131 and CH 107. A survey of the fundamental facts, principles, and theories of general chemistry, emphasizing topics of interest to students in the College of Engineering. Not for students in chemical engineering. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 132 General Chemistry for Engineering Students II. Four hours.

Prerequisite: CH 131 or permission of the instructor.

Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory period. Degree credit is not awarded for both CH 132 and CH 102, both CH 132 and CH 105, or both CH 132 and CH 108. Continuation of CH 131, with basic inorganic chemistry, emphasizing topics of interest to students in the College of Engineering. Not for students in chemical engineering. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 213 Basic Inorganic Chemistry. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102, CH 118, or CH 132.

One lecture and one six-hour laboratory. The course is primarily an inorganic laboratory course. Advanced concepts are introduced at a fundamental and general level, primarily through imaginative and challenging experiments in the areas of coordination, main-group, and organometallic chemistry, and qualitative analysis. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 223 Chemical Equilibria and Analyses. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102, CH 118, or CH 132.

Two lectures and one three-hour laboratory. Comprehensive course covering classical methods of quantitative analysis, as well as an introduction to spectroscopic and chromatographic methods. Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

CH 424 Instrumental Analysis. Four hours.

Prerequisites: CH 223 and CH 341.

Prerequisite or corequisite: CH 345 or CH 348.

Two lectures and one five-hour laboratory. The course covers the general operating principles of the commonly used analytical instruments, with an emphasis on theory. Wherever possible, mathematical interpretations and derivations are given. Usually offered in the spring semester.

BIOCHEMISTRY

CH 461 Biochemistry I. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 223, CH 231, CH 232, and CH 237.

Three lectures. Survey of the physical and chemical properties of the molecular components, and methods of isolating and analyzing them. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 462 Biochemistry II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 461, BSC 300, or permission of instructor.

Three lectures. Survey of the principal pathways of carbon, nitrogen, and energy metabolism and clinical and forensic chemistry. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 463 Biochemistry Laboratory. Three hours.

Prerequisite or corequisite: CH 461.

One lecture and one six-hour laboratory. Biochemical techniques within the structure of a semester-long research project. Topics include protein purification and chromatography, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, kinetics, and DNA manipulation.

INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CH 401 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 341.

Three lectures. Survey of certain fundamental topics in inorganic chemistry, including nuclear chemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic relationships, acid-base theories, nonaqueous solvents, and reaction mechanisms. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 402 Structural Methods in Inorganic Chemistry. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 342 or permission of instructor.

Three lectures. The preparation, purification, and identification of inorganic compounds. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 447 Materials Science. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 341.

A systematic overview of the chemical and physical principles underlying modern materials science.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

CH 231 Elementary Organic Chemistry I. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 102, CH 118, or CH 132.

Three lectures. The course is an introduction to the theory and principles of organic chemistry. Topics include organic syntheses and analyses. Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

CH 232 Elementary Organic Chemistry II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 231.

Three lectures. This course is a continuation of CH 231. Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

CH 237 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I. Two hours.

Prerequisite: CH 231.

Corequisite: CH 232.

One six-hour laboratory. Designed for chemistry majors and chemistry minors to take concurrently with CH 232. Usually offered in the fall, spring, and summer sessions.

CH 338 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II. Two hours.

Prerequisite: CH 237.

One six-hour laboratory. The course is designed for chemistry majors. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 435 Intermediate Organic Chemistry. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 232 and CH 342.

Three lectures. The course is designed to familiarize the student with mechanistic and synthetic organic chemistry. Usually offered in the fall semester.

CH 437 Spectroscopic Techniques in Organic Chemistry. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 232, CH 338, CH 342, and CH 348.

Three lectures. Thorough training in the identification of organic compounds from the complementary information afforded by four spectroscopic techniques: mass, infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, and ultraviolet. Usually offered in the fall semester.

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY

CH 340 Elementary Physical Chemistry. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 223 and either PH 102 or PH 106; MATH 125 is recommended.

Three lectures. The course is designed for chemistry minors and is a survey course based largely on the concept of energy and the fundamental properties of matter. It is a general course not requiring extensive mathematical preparation. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 341 Physical Chemistry I. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 223, PH 106, and MATH 126.

Corequisite: MATH 227.

Three lectures. The course is designed for chemistry majors and is a study of the structure and properties of matter, with emphasis on theoretical principles and their mathematical interpretation. Usually offered in the fall and summer semesters.

CH 342 Physical Chemistry II. Three hours.

Prerequisite: CH 341.

Three lectures. The course is designed for chemistry majors. Continuation of CH 341. Usually offered in the spring and summer semesters.

CH 343 Elementary Physical Chemistry Laboratory. One hour.

One three-hour laboratory. The course is designed to be taken concurrently with CH 340. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 345 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I. One hour.

Prerequisite: CH 341.

One three-hour laboratory designed for engineering students.

CH 348 Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Two hours.

Prerequisite: CH 341.

Corequisite: CH 342.

Six hours of laboratory. The course is designed to be taken concurrently with CH 342. Usually offered in the spring semester.

CH 449 Atomic and Molecular Structures. Three hours.

Prerequisites: CH 336, CH 338, CH 342, and CH 348.

Three lectures. Introduction to quantum mechanics and statistical thermodynamics. Usually offered in the fall semester.

MISCELLANEOUS

A maximum of 3 hours of the 12-hour residency requirement for the chemistry major may be met with research credits.

CH 397:398:399 Undergraduate Research. One to three hours per course.

Three hours laboratory per credit hour. The student works on a research project under the direction of a chemistry faculty member. CH 397 is offered in the fall, CH 398 is offered in the spring, and CH 399 is offered in the summer.

CH 491:492:493:494 Honors Research Seminars. One hour per course.

The course is designed for students in the Chemistry Department Honors Program. CH 491 and CH 493 are offered in the fall semester; CH 492 and CH 494 are offered in the spring semester.

CH 497:498:499 Introduction to Research. One to three hours per course.

Prerequisites: Junior standing, CH 232:338, CH 341:348 (or CH 345), and permission of the department chairperson.

Three hours laboratory per credit hour. The student works on a research project under the direction of a chemistry faculty member. A final research report is required. CH 497 is offered in the fall; CH 498 is offered in the spring; and CH 499 is offered in the summer.

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