CRN

90156

Course No.

CHEM 101 A

Title

Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor

Robert Olsen

Schedule

Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 106

Lab: Mon 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Lab: Tu 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Distribution

E/G Q Course

An introduction to the composition, structure, and properties of matter. The first semester covers stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic trends, bonding and molecular geometry, and the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. The laboratory stresses basic techniques and quantitative applications. Basic algebra skills are required. Concurrent enrollment in calculus is recommended for students who intend to go on in chemistry.

Section A is for students with a strong background in high-school chemistry.

CRN

90157

Course No.

CHEM 101 B

Title

Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor

Simeen Sattar

Schedule

Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 201

Lab: Mon 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm

Lab: Tu 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm .

Distribution

E/G Q Course

See description above.

CRN

90158

Course No.

CHEM 201

Title

Organic Chemistry

Professor

Hilton Weiss

Schedule

Tu Fr 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 201

LAB: Th 1:30 pm -5:50 pm .

Distribution

E/G Q Course

Structure and reactions of specific types of organic compounds will be studied, and interrelationships will be developed, to provide an integrated understanding of organic chemistry. General principles and reaction mechanisms will be emphasized, but the accumulation and utilization of factual material will also be expected. The laboratory will be coordinated with classroom topics and should provide direct experience with many reactions and concepts. The lab is also intended to develop familiarity with experimental design, techniques, and instrumental methods such as chromatography and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Chemistry 101-102.

CRN

90159

Course No.

CHEM 408

Title

Organic Synthesis

Professor

Hilton Weiss

Schedule

Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 302

Distribution

E

Recent papers in organic synthesis will be presented by the professor, participating students, and visiting speakers from industry and universities. There will be no exams, and performance will be evaluated on the basis of seminar participation and presentation.

CRN

90160

Course No.

CHEM 411

Title

Physical Chemistry

Professor

Simeen Sattar

Schedule

Tu Fr 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 106

Distribution

E/G Q Course

This course stresses a modern, molecular approach to the subject. The first semester begins with a study of model quantum mechanical systems and culminates in the application of the model systems to atomic and molecular structure and spectra. Statistical mechanics is used as a bridge between quantum mechanics and the second semester topics of equilibrium thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Carefully chosen experiments illustrate the central topics. Students analyze their data with particular emphasis on the way in which error in fundamental measurements propagates through to error in final results. Molecular modeling software is used to go beyond consideration of prototypical systems.

Prerequisites: Chemistry 101-102, Physics 101-102, Mathematics 111 and 114.

CRN

90538

Course No.

CHEM 414

Title

Chemical Kinetics

Professor

Simeen Sattar

Schedule

TBA

Distribution

E

Two credits. This course is a continuation of Chemistry 411-412. Topics include the kinetic theory of gases; rates of chemical reactions and how these rates can be explained in terms of reaction mechanisms; theories of chemical kinetics; and reaction dynamics. There will be some laboratory work.

Pre-requisites: Chemistry 411-412 or permission of instructor.