C101 Elementary Chemistry I (3 cr.)
Introduction to chemistry. Usually taken concurrently with C121. Lectures and discussion. The two sequences, C101-C121 and C102-C122, usually satisfy programs that require only two semesters of chemistry. Admission to advanced courses on the basis of C101-C121 and C102-C122 is granted only in exceptional cases. May be taken by students who have deficiencies in chemistry background without credit toward graduation in preparation for C105. Credit given for only one of the following chemistry courses: C101, C104, C105.
C102 Elementary Chemistry II (3 cr.)
Continuation of C101. Usually taken concurrently with C122. The chemistry of organic compounds and their reactions, followed by an extensive introduction to biochemistry. Lectures and discussion. Credit not given for both C102 and C341.
C104 Physical Sciences and Society (3 or 5 cr.)
An integrated survey of modern applications and relationships of physical sciences to society developed from the basic concepts of motion, structure of matter, energy, reactions and the environment, and leading to considerations of specific problem areas such as pollution, drugs, energy alternatives, consumer products, and transportation. May be taken by students deficient in chemistry background without credit toward graduation in preparation for C105. Credit not given for both C104 and C101 or C105. The 5 credit hour version of this course includes laboratory work.
C105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.)
Should be taken concurrently with C125. Basic principles, including stoichiometry, equilibrium, atomic and molecular structures. Lectures and discussion. Credit given for only one of these chemistry courses: C101, C104, C105.
C106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.)
Should be taken concurrently with C126. Chemical equilibria, structures, and properties of inorganic compounds. Lectures and discussion.
C121 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory I (2 cr.)
An introduction to the techniques and reasoning of experimental chemistry. Credit not given for both C121 and C125. (Lab fee required.)
C122 Elementary Chemistry Laboratory II (2 cr.)
Continuation of C121. Emphasis on organic and biochemical experimental techniques. Credit not given for both C122 and C343. (Lab fee required.)
C125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
An introduction to laboratory experimentation, with particular emphasis on the molecular interpretation of the results. Credit not given for both C125 and C121. (Lab fee required.)
C126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
A continuation of C125, with emphasis on synthesis and analysis of compounds. (Lab fee required.)
C301-C302 Chemistry Seminar (1-1 cr.)
Independent study and reading, with emphasis on basic chemistry and interdisciplinary applications. Research reports and discussions by students and faculty.
C303 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.)
Selected topics in environmental chemistry such as atmospheric pollution, ozone hole, photochemical smog, acid rain, greenhouse effect, ground water pollution, water treatment, fate of toxic organic substances and metals in the environment, and treatment of hazardous wastes.
C305 Environmental Chemistry Seminar I (1 cr.)
Independent study and reading, with emphasis on basic chemistry and environmental chemistry applications. Research report and discussion by students and faculty. The chosen topic must relate to the environment.
C315 Chemical Measurements Laboratory I (3 cr.)
Experimental techniques in chemical analysis and instrumentation. (Lab fee required.)
C317 Equilibria and Electrochemistry (3 cr.)
Treatment of analytical data; chemical equilibrium; aqueous and non-aqueous acid-base titrimetry; complex formation titrations; gravimetric analysis, redox titrations, electrochemical theory; potentiometry; voltammetry; coulometry.
C318 Spectrochemistry and Separations (3 cr.)
Ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and luminescence spectrophotometry; flame and electrical discharge techniques. Phase equilibria and extractions; countercurrent distribution; gas, thin-layer, liquid, and high-performance liquid chromatography.
C333 Experimental Environmental Chemistry (2 cr.)
A laboratory course of selected experiments that are relevant in the analysis and characterization of pollutants in air, soil, and water samples. Techniques that emphasize sampling and analytical procedure. Basic analytical principles and instrumentation. Field trips to water or wastewater treatment facilities.
C341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures (3 cr.)
Chemistry of carbon compounds. Nomenclature; qualitative theory of valence; structure and reactions. Syntheses and reactions of major classes of monofunctional compounds. Credit given for only one of the courses C102, C341.
C342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures (3 cr.)
Syntheses and reactions of polyfunctional compounds, natural and industrial products; physical and chemical methods of identification.
C343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2 cr.)
Laboratory instruction in the fundamental techniques of organic chemistry and the use of general synthetic methods. Credit not given for both C122 and C343. (Lab fee required.)
C344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 cr.)
Preparation, isolation, and identification of organic compounds; emphasis on qualitative organic analysis. (Lab fee required.)
C361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter (3 cr.)
Thermodynamics laws, free energy and chemical potentials, gases and dilute solutions, phase transitions, colligative properties, chemical equilibria, ionic solutions, chemical kinetics and transport processes, current topics.
C362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules (3 cr.)
Quantum states and spectroscopy of molecules, statistical thermodynamics, and elementary kinetic theory, current topics.
C364 Introduction to Basic Measurements (3 cr.)
Graduated laboratory practice relating elementary principles of measurement technologies to current research applications. (Lab fee required.)
C403 History of Chemistry I (1 cr.)
Development of significant chemical knowledge and concepts up to 1830. Lectures, student reports, discussion.
C404 History of Chemistry II (1 cr.)
Development of significant chemical knowledge and concepts since 1830.
C409 Chemical Research (1-5 cr.; 10 cr. Max.)
To be elected only after consultation with the course director and the undergraduate advisor. Cannot be substituted for any course required in chemistry major. A research thesis is required.
C430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)
Structure and bonding of inorganic compounds, survey of chemistry of non-metal and metal elements, coordination compounds, organometallic compounds, mechanisms and reactions.
C443 Organic Spectroscopy (3 cr.)
Elucidation of molecular structures by use of IR, UV, NMR, mass spectroscopy, and other methods.
C444 Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory (2 cr.)
Hands-on instrumentation experimental work concerning detailed structure elucidation of organic compounds using Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis), Infrared (IR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS). (Lab fee required.)
C445 Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory (3-5 cr.)
Experimental problems in organic analysis and synthesis. (Lab fee required.)
C470 Polymer Chemistry (3 cr.)
Introduction to syntheses, structures, properties, and uses of polymeric substances.
C490 Individual Study (cr. arr.; 6 cr. Max.)
Must complete written report of each semester's work.