Studies chemical principles, theories, laws and their applications. Topics include electronic and nuclear behavior, periodicity, stoichiometry, structure and bonding. Teaches laboratory techniques through the performance of experiments related to the above topics. Required laboratory.
Studies chemical principles, theories, laws and their applications. Topics include oxidation and reduction, kinetics, thermodynamics, equilibrium and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Teaches laboratory techniques through the performance of experiments related to the above topics. Required laboratory.
Studies the structure, properties and synthesis of organic compound and the mechanisms of their reactions. Topics include bonding, molecular orbitals, stereochemistry, resonance, acid-based chemistry, nomenclature, infrared spectroscopy, conformational analysis and substitution and elimination reactions. Required laboratory.
Builds on the concepts introduced in CHEM 201 by studying the reactivity of other classes of compounds including aromatic, unsaturated, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl derivatives and nitrogen-containing compounds. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) will be studied. Basic total synthesis will be covered throughout the semester as new reactions are introduced. Required laboratory.
Explores the structures, properties and chemical reactivity of the elements and of many compounds. This course builds upon the principles that have been introduced in general chemistry and will enhance understanding of atomic structure and bonding models, periodic trends and molecular symmetry, including molecular orbitals. These concepts are directly applicable to organic and biochemistry and environmental science.
Studies the concepts and methods of classical thermodynamics and their application to chemical systems including: chemical reactions, phase changes, solubility, equilibrium, kinetics and electrochemistry.
Develops the mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics. Includes applications of quantum theory to atomic and molecular spectroscopy. Group theory will be introduced and then applied to atomic and molecular structure and motion, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra.
Examines classical and modern methods of chemical analysis. Emphasis is placed on chemical equilibrium, titrimetry and selected analytical applications of instrumental methods, including visible, infrared, fluorescence spectroscopy, gas chromatography and electro-chemistry. Required laboratory focuses on analytical techniques.
Explores the chemistry of drug design, synthesis and action. The methods used to design potential new drug molecules will be discussed as well as how they are either isolated from natural sources or created in the laboratory.
Covers current topics in chemistry including: bioinorganic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, forensic chemistry and physical chemistry. Depending on the topic, laboratory exercises could be conducted as part of the course content. This course does not require an independent project.
Examines bulk macroscopic and microscopic properties of matter. Topics include computer applications to statistical methods and data analysis, glass blowing and techniques of experimental physical chemistry.
Introduces the student to a variety of advanced methods in the synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic compounds. A wide range of compounds will be synthesized, including organic compounds, bioinorganic compounds, transition-metal complexes, and coordination compounds.
Explores the role of instruments in chemical research. The theory and hands-on experience of a variety of analytical instruments will be covered. These include: ultraviolet, visible, fluorescence and infrared spectroscopic instrumentation as well as high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) and gas chromatography (GC). This course is laboratory-based with minimal lecture.
Covers current topics in chemistry including: bioinorganic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, forensic chemistry and physical chemistry. Depending on the topic, laboratory exercises could be conducted as part of the course content. This course requires an independent project.
Provides the student with a deeper understanding of some of the concepts and reactions that are discussed in CHEM 201 and CHEM 202. The course also introduces new reactions such as the Aldol, Clasien Rearrangement and Ene reactions. The role of these reactions in the total synthesis of natural products is also explored. Current topics in organic chemistry will be discussed.
Presents current topics in chemistry. Primary literature articles will be assigned and discussed in class. Enrolled students will present topics of their choice. Attendance at academic lectures at other colleges/universities is possible.
For chemistry majors who wish to conduct an independent project on a specific topic in chemistry. The project will be supervised by a faculty member. The course requires a final scholarly report detailing the finding of the project. This course may be taken more than once for lengthy projects.
Offers the upper-level chemistry major an opportunity to practice chemistry in an appropriate professional situation. The student will work with a faculty sponsor and an off-campus supervisor in gaining experience significant to the major.