Course Descriptions - Chemistry

CHM1200 Principles of Chemistry 3 semester hours
This one-term course for non-majors covers the basics of general, inorganic and organic chemistry as they relate to health sciences. Topics covered include atomic structure, chemical bonding, radioactivity, behavior of gases and solutions, acid and bases, hydrocarbons, functional groups and important biological molecules.
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in MTH1100.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM1200Z.

CHM1200Z Principles of Chemistry Lab 1 semester hour
Laboratory activities provide integration of experimental techniques and applications of concepts learned in CHM1200. Lab reports are required.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM1200.

CHM1310 General Chemistry I 3 semester hours
Fundamental principles of chemistry are covered in this course. Topics include atoms and molecules, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure and the periodic table, chemical bonding and geometry, and thermochemistry.
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in MTH1100.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM1310Z.

CHM1310Z General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 semester hour
This course introduces students to basic principles of experimental general chemistry: aqueous reaction chemistry, mass composition, solid state chemistry, ionic and covalent compounds and their reactions, stoichiometric reactions, and molecular structure. Compounds will be analyzed and characterized. Lab reports are required.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM1310.

CHM1320 General Chemistry II 3 semester hours
This course is a continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, solubility, reaction rates, electrochemistry, and spontaneity of reactions.
Prerequisites: CHM1310 and CHM1310 Z with a grade of “C” or higher.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM1320Z.

CHM1320Z General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 semester hour
The course introduces students to fundamental concepts, such as acid-base chemistry (pH and titrations), thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and crystallography. Includes characterization of compounds. Lab reports are required.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM1320.

CHM2410 Organic Chemistry I 3 semester hours
This course addresses the fundamental principles of organic chemistry, including nomenclature, molecular structure, stereochemistry, physical and chemical properties. Emphasis on chemical bonding and mechanistic studies.
Prerequisites: CHM1320 and CHM1320Z with a grade of “C” or higher.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM2410Z.

CHM2410Z Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 semester hour
Laboratory activities will provide integration of experimental techniques, such as extraction, chromatography, isolation of natural compounds, and applications of concepts learned in CHM 2410. Lab reports will be required.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM2410.

CHM2420 Organic Chemistry II 3 semester hours
This course is a continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include properties  and reactions of aromatics, amines, and carbonyl compounds with emphasis on product synthesis and strategies. Introduction to spectroscopy.
Prerequisites: CHM2410 and CHM2410Z with a grade of “C” or higher.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM2420Z.


CHM2450 Analytical Chemistry 3 semester hours
This course is a review of chemical equilibria, gravimetric analysis, acids, bases, and volumetric analysis, statistics in chemical analysis, molecular and atomic spectroscopy, and electroanalytical methods of analysis.
Prerequisites: CHM1320 and CHM1320Z with a grade of “C” or higher.
Co-requisite: CHM2450Z.

CHM2450Z Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 semester hour
Laboratory emphasizes the experimental techniques (e.g., elemental analyses, spectroscopy) discussed in lecture. Lab reports will be required.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM2450.

CHM/BIO3650 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 3 semester hours
This course addresses the fundamentals of instrumental and classical methods of analysis. Introduction to biological and chemical sample preparation, separation techniques, volumetric, electrochemical and spectroscopic methods.
Prerequisites: BIO1210; BIO1210Z; MTH1100; CHM1320; CHM1320Z.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM/BIO3650Z.

CHM/BIO3650Z Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory 1 semester hour
Basic principles of instrumental analysis, including infrared spectroscopy, elemental analysis, potentiometry and X-ray diffraction.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM/BIO 3650.

BIO/CHM3550 Biochemistry 4 semester hours
This course explores the properties of the four classes of macromolecules and chemical processes important to living organisms. Topics include the structure, properties, function and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids, emphasizing enzymology, bioenergetics and metabolic regulation. Research methods and primary literature will be discussed.
Prerequisite: CHM2420/2420Z with a grade of “C” or higher.

CHM3570 The Inorganic Chemistry of Materials 3 semester hours
This course addresses the basic principles of inorganic chemistry. Topics include descriptive inorganic chemistry, structure and bonding, transition metal coordination chemistry, reaction mechanisms, solid state chemistry, electron transfer processes and aqueous reaction chemistry. The laboratory emphasizes synthetic, structural and spectroscopic properties of inorganic compounds.
Prerequisites: CHM1320 and CHM 1320Z with a grade of “C” or higher.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM3570Z.

CHM3570Z Inorganic Chemistry of Materials Laboratory 1 semester hour
Experimental Inorganic and Solid State Chemistry are explored. Existing inorganic compounds are targeted via traditional synthetic means (e.g., high temperature and aqueous reaction chemistry) and less common means (e.g., solvothermal reaction chemistry). In addition, students explore electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and the chemistry of microporous materials. Synthetic products are characterized primarily with powder X-ray diffraction. Laboratory reports are required.
Co-requisite: Concurrent registration in CHM3570.

CHM3790 ACCA Affiliated Course 2 semester hours
In-depth lecture series offered by the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area (ACCA) in areas of contemporary applications to chemistry.
Prerequisite:
Consent of program chair.