Course Descriptions - CHM

Chemistry (CHM)

CHM 104 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 098, 116, or equivalent math placement score
Core Area III, ASCI, TSCI
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This is a survey course of general chemistry for students who do not intend to major in science or engineering and may not be substituted for CHM 111. Lecture will emphasize the facts, principles, and theories of general chemistry including math operations, matter and energy, atomic structure, symbols and formulas, nomenclature, the periodic table, bonding concepts, equations, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, phases of matter, solutions, pH, and equilibrium reactions. (F, Sp, Su)

CHM 105 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: CHM 104 or CHM 111
Core Area III, ASCI, TSCI
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This is a survey course of organic chemistry and biochemistry for students who do not intend to major in science or engineering. Topics will include basic nomenclature, classification of organic compound, typical organic reactions, reactions involved in life processes, function of biomolecules, and the handling and disposal of organic compounds. (Sp, Su)

CHM 111 College Chemistry I
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 112 or equivalent math placement score
Core Area III ASCI TSCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This is the first course in a two-semester sequence designed for the science or engineering major who is expected to have a strong background in mathematics. Topics in this course include measurement, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, equations and reactions, basic concepts of thermochemistry, chemical and physical properties, bonding, molecular structure, gas laws, kinetic-molecular theory, condensed matter, solutions, colloids, colligative properties, acids and bases and some descriptive chemistry topics. (F, Sp, Su)

CHM 112 College Chemistry II
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: CHM 111
Core Area III ASCI TSCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This is the second courses in a two-semester sequence designed primarily for the sciences and engineering student who is expected to have a strong background in mathematics. Topics in this course include chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, ionic equilibria of weak electrolytes, solubility product principle, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction, nuclear chemistry, and introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, and selected topics in descriptive chemistry including the metals, nonmetals, semimetals, coordination compounds, transition compounds, and post-transition compounds. (Sp, Su)

CHM 220 Quantitative Analysis
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: CHM 112
ASCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This course covers the theories, principles, and practices in standard gravimetric, volumetric, calorimetric, and electrometric analysis with special emphasis on equilibrium in acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions and stoichiometry of chemical equations. Laboratory is required and will include classical techniques in chemical analysis, modern methods of chemical separation, and basic instrumental techniques. (on demand)

CHM 221 Organic Chemistry I
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: CHM 112
ASCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This is the first course in a two-semester sequence. Topics in this course include nomenclature, structure, physical and chemical properties, synthesis, and typical reactions for aliphatic, alicyclic, and aromatic compounds with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry. Laboratory is required and will include the synthesis and confirmation of representative organic compounds with emphasis on basic techniques. (F)

CHM 222 Organic Chemistry II
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: CHM 221
ASCI (Lec 3 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This is the second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics in this course include nomenclature, structure, physical and chemical properties, synthesis, and typical reactions for aliphatic, alicyclic, aromatic, and biological compounds, polymers and their derivatives, with special emphasis on reaction mechanisms, spectroscopy, and stereochemistry. Laboratory is required and will include the synthesis and confirmation of representative organic compounds with emphasis on basic techniques. (Sp)

CHM 250 Directed Studies in Chemistry
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Permission of department head
Code C
This course is designed for independent study in specific areas of chemistry chosen in consultation with a faculty member and carried out under faculty supervision. This course may be repeated three times for credit. (on demand)