Course

CHEM 141 Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor

Craig Anderson

CRN

90380

 

Schedule

Tu Th 10:30am 12:00pm Hegeman 102

 

Tu (Lab A) 1:30 -4:00 pm Hegeman 204

or

Wed (Lab B) 1:30 -4:00 pm Hegeman 204

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: Laboratory Science

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.

 

Course

CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry

Professor

Kim Touchette

CRN

90381

 

Schedule

Tu Th 9:50 - 11:50 am Hegeman 201

 

Mon (Lab A) 1:30 -5:30 pm Rose 305

or

Tu (Lab B) 1:30 -5:30 pm Rose 205

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: Laboratory Science

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 141‑142.

 

Course

CHEM 408 Organic Synthesis

Professor

Kim Touchette

CRN

90569

 

Schedule

Th 3:00 5:00 pm HEG 201

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: Laboratory Science

2 credits 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.

Prerequisite: Chemistry 202

 

Course

CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry

Professor

Melvin Chen

CRN

90382

 

Schedule

Mon Wed 3:00 4:30 pm Hegeman 106

Distribution

OLD: E/G/Q

NEW: Laboratory Science

This course stresses a modern, molecular approach to the subject of physical chemistry. 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. Selected experiments illustrate these 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 141 - 142, Physics 141- 142, and Mathematics 141 142 and 212.

 

Course

CHEM 431 Organometallics

Professor

Craig Anderson

CRN

90383

 

Schedule

Th 1:00 -2:20 pm Hegeman 300

Distribution

OLD: E

NEW: Laboratory Science

2 credits The goal of this course will be to integrate material from inorganic and organic chemistry to provide a basis for understanding the rich chemistry of the metal-carbon bond. The material will consist mainly of an examination of various organometallic reaction mechanisms, including substitution, oxidative addition, reductive elimination, and insertion, combined with a survey of the structure and reactivity of the important types of organometallic ligands. Special topics such as organometallic photochemistry, catalysis, and the use of organometallic reagents in organic synthesis will also be covered.