Course Descriptions - Chemistry

CHM1200 Principles of Chemistry   
4 semester hours
One-term course for non-majors covering 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. Includes laboratory activities.
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in MTH1100.
Meets General Education “Observation of the Natural World” requirement.

 

CHM1310 General Chemistry I   
4 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. Includes lab­oratory activities.
Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in MTH1100.

 

CHM1320 General Chemistry II   
4 semester hours
Continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include chemical equilibria, acid- base equilibria, solubility, reaction rates, electrochemistry, and spontaneity of reac­tions. Includes laboratory activities.
Prerequisite: CHM1310 with a grade of “C” or higher. 


CHM2410 Organic Chemistry I   
4 semester hours
Fundamental principles of organic chemistry including nomenclature, molecular structure, physical properties, and chemical properties. Chemical bonding and mechanistic studies emphasis. Includes laboratory activities.
Prerequisite: CHM1320. 


CHM2420 Organic Chemistry II   
4 semester hours
Continuation of Organic Chemistry I. Topics include properties and reactions of aromatics and carbonyl compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Includes lab­oratory activities.
Prerequisite: CHM2410 with a grade of “C” or higher. 

 

CHM2450 Analytical Chemistry   
4 semester hours
Review of chemical equilibria, gravimetric analysis, acids, bases, and volumetric analysis, statistics in chemical analysis, molecular and atomic spectroscopy, and electroanalytical methods of analysis. Includes laboratory work.
Prerequisite: CHM1320. 


CHM3575 Chemistry of Materials: Synthesis and Characterization of Technologically Useful Inorganic Compounds                       
3 semester hours
This course will explore many of the synthetic (high-temperature, solvothermal, solution, and flux crystal growth) and characterization (X-ray diffraction, Atomic Absorption) techniques common to solid-state/materials chemistry. Emphasis will be placed on the structure-property relationship, i.e. the ability to manipulate a compound’s structure to impart useful (in medicine, energy, and electronic technologies) physical properties such as second harmonic generation, piezoelectricity, pyroelectricity and ferroelectricity. Lecture and laboratory will be tightly integrated. Individual, independent research projects aimed at the synthesis of novel inorganic materials will take the place of traditional experiments. On-site powder X-ray diffraction instrumentation, unavailable at most small colleges, will allow for immediate characterization of synthetic products.
Prerequisite: CHM1320.

 

CHM/BIO3650 Instrumental Methods of Analysis    
4 semester hours
Cross-listed with BIO3650.  For description, see BIO3650.
Prerequisites: BIO1210, MTH1100 and CHM1320.
Co-requisite: CHM/BIO 3650Z Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory (0 semester hours)

 

CHM/BI03550 Biochemistry   
3 semester hours
Introduction to structure, properties, function, and metabolism of proteins, car­bohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, emphasizing enzymology, bioenergetics, and metabolic regulation.  Includes laboratory studies.
Prerequisite: CHM2410 with a grade of “C” or higher.

 

CHM3570 The Inorganic Chemistry of Materials   
4 semester hours
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.
Prerequisite:  CHM1320.

 

CHM3640 Instrumental Chemical Analysis   
4 semester hours
Application of instrumental techniques to chemical analysis, including spec­troscopy, chromatography, spectrophotometry and potentiometry.
Prerequisites: CHM1320, CHM2420. 

 

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.