91603

CHEM  141   I

 Basic Principles of Chemistry

Christopher LaFratta

. T . Th .

10:10 am -11:40 am

RKC 103

SCI

An introduction to the composition, structure, and properties of matter. The first semester covers stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic trends, bonding, molecular geometry, and the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. The laboratory stresses basic techniques and quantitative applications. Students register for lab separately (see the lab options below). Basic algebra skills are required. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in precalculus. Enrollment in calculus is recommended for students who intend to major in chemistry. Class size: 20

 

91606

CHEM  141   II

 Basic Principles of Chemistry

Swapan Jain

. T . Th .

10:10 am -11:40 am

RKC 101

SCI

See above.  Class size: 20

 

91602

CHEM  141   III

 Basic Principles of Chemistry

Marc Koyack

M . W . .

10:10 am -11:40 am

RKC 103

SCI

See above.  Class size: 20

Lab Options: (register separately)

 

91615

CHEM  141   A

 Basic Principles of Chemistry: Lab

Navneet Kaur

. T . . .

1:30 pm -3:45 pm

RKC 126

SCI

Class size: 14

 

91616

CHEM  141   B

 Basic Principles of Chemistry: Lab

Navneet Kaur

. T . . .

4:40 pm -6:55 pm

RKC 126

SCI

Class size: 14

 

91617

CHEM  141   C

 Basic Principles of Chemistry: Lab

Navneet Kaur

. . W . .

4:40 pm -6:55 pm

RKC 126

SCI

Class size: 14

 

91618

CHEM  141   D

 Basic Principles of Chemistry: Lab

Navneet Kaur

. . . Th .

1:30 pm -3:45 pm

RKC 126

SCI

Class size: 14

 

91619

CHEM  141   E

 Basic Principles of Chemistry: Lab

Navneet Kaur

. . . Th .

4:40 pm -6:55 pm

RKC 126

SCI

Class size: 14

 

 

 

91604

CHEM  201   I

 Organic Chemistry I: Structure & Mechanism

Emily McLaughlin

. T . Th .

8:30 am - 10:00 am

RKC 103

SCI

Students study the structure and reactions of specific types of organic compounds and develop interrelationships that provide an integrated understanding of organic chemistry. The course emphasizes general principles and reaction mechanisms, but students are also expected to accumulate and utilize factual material. The laboratory is coordinated with classroom topics and should provide direct experience with many reactions and concepts. The laboratory is also intended to develop familiarity with experiment design, experimental techniques, and instrumental methods such as chromatography and spectroscopy.  Class size: 20

 

91601

CHEM  201   II

 Organic Chemistry I: Structure & Mechanism

Marc Koyack

. T . Th .

8:30 am - 10:00 am

RKC 102

SCI

See above.  Class size: 20

Lab Options: (register separately)

 

91614

CHEM  201   A

 Organic Chem I: Lab

Emily McLaughlin

M . . . .

1:30 pm -4:30 pm

RKC 124

SCI

Class size: 10

 

91610

CHEM  201   B

 Organic Chem I: Lab

Marc Koyack

. T . . .

1:30 pm -4:30 pm

RKC 122/124

SCI

Class size: 10

 

91611

CHEM  201   C

 Organic Chem I: Lab

Navneet Kaur

. . W . .

1:30 pm -4:30 pm

RKC 122/124

SCI

Class size: 10

 

91612

CHEM  201   D

 Organic Chem I: Lab

Marc Koyack

. . . Th .

1:30 pm -4:30 pm

RKC 122/124

SCI

Class size: 10

 

 

 

91607

CHEM  311   

 Physical Chemistry

Christopher LaFratta

. . W . F

10:10 am - 11:40 am

RKC 122

SCI

Quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, and thermodynamics are studied in detail. Topics covered include the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics, the hydrogen atom, computational chemistry, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, the standard functions (enthalpy, entropy, Gibbs, etc), and the microscopic point of view of entropy among others. Pre-requisites: Chemistry 141-142 (or equivalent), Physics 141-142 and Mathematics 141-142, or by permission of instructor.  Class size: 12

 

91613

CHEM  350   

 Advanced Laboratory techniques: Physical & Analytic

Swapan Jain /

Christopher LaFratta

M . . . .

12:40 pm -7:00 pm

RKC 122/126

SCI

This course covers many analytical, physical, inorganic, and organic chemistry techniques and applications. Concepts dealing with statistical evaluation of data, activity, systematic treatment of equilibrium, and electrochemistry are also addressed.  Class size: 12

 

91605

CHEM  390   

 Biochemistry

Swapan Jain

M . W . .

8:30 am - 10:00 am

RKC 103

SCI

Cross-listed: Biology  This course is an introduction to biochemistry with an emphasis on the study of biomolecules that are central to the function of living systems. Topics of study are protein and nucleic acid structure/function/regulation, mechanism/kinetics of enzymes and a brief introduction to metabolism. The study of biochemistry is at the interface of chemistry and biology. A strong foundation in introductory biology and organic chemistry is necessary. Prerequisites: Biology 141 and Chemistry 201-202.  Class size: 18

 

91609

CHEM  408   

 Organic Synthesis

Emily McLaughlin

. T . . .

4:40 pm -7:00 pm

RKC 122

SCI

4 credits   An introduction to the design and development of organic syntheses.  The starting point is a predictable design of organic structures based on the use of carbanions and other modern reactions.  The versatility of these methods is discussed, using novel ways to apply these reactions to generate elusive structures.  Variations in reactivity are discussed to illustrate the differential reactivity of similar functional groups and how these differences may be used in selectivity.  Fairly complicated syntheses are evaluated to appreciate new ideas and approaches to synthesis.  Recent papers in organic synthesis are presented by the professor, students, and visiting speakers from industry and academia. Prerequisite: Chemistry 202.  Class size: 12