DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES
CHEM 101 Basic Principles of Chemistry I
Professor: D. Freedman
CRN: 91719 Distribution: E/G/Q
Time:M Th 10:30 am 12:30 pm HEG 102
Lab A M 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 204
Lab B Tue 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 204
An introduction to the composition, structure, and properties of matter. The first semester covers atomic structure, stoichiometry, periodic trends, bonding and molecular geometry, and the behavior of gases, liquids, and solids. Facility with algebra is required. Topics covered in the second semester include properties of solutions, reaction rates, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and key ideas about spontaneity and change. The laboratory stresses basic laboratory techniques and quantitative applications. Basic skills in mathematics are required. Concurrent enrollment in calculus is recommended for students who intend to go on in chemistry.
CHEM 201 Organic Chemistry
Professor: H. Weiss
CRN: 91720 Distribution: E/G/Q
Time: Tue F 10:30 am 12:30 pm HEG 201
Lab A Tue 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm ROSE 205
Lab B Th 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm ROSE 205
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 101102.
CHEM 301 Principles of Chemical Analysis
Professor: D. Freedman
CRN: 91721 Distribution: n/a
Time:M W F 1:20 pm 3:20 pm HEG 201
(Lab) W 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm HEG 204
This course surveys the field of analytical chemistry with emphasis on the basic principle of solution equilibria. Quantitative treatment of solubility, acidity, and oxidation potential provide the background for the understanding of gravimetric and volumetric techniques. Modern methods of instrumental analysis are studied and integrated into the laboratory work. Prerequisite: Chemistry 101102.
CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry I
Professor: S. Sattar
CRN: 91722 Distribution: E/G/Q
Time: Tu 10:30 am 12:30 pm HEG B10
Th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm OLIN 303
(Lab) F 2:30 pm 5:30 pm HEG 206
An understanding of thermodynamic laws and properties such as internal energy, entropy, and free energy will be developed. Equilibrium between phases in one and two component systems and in reacting systems will also be studied. Some laboratory experiments are included. Topics covered in the second semester are quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy, kineticmolecular theory, reaction rates, and molecular reaction dynamics. Each semester also includes some laboratory experiments illustrating physical principles. Because the subject is developed mathematically, Mathematics 111112 and Physics 101102 are prerequisites. Chemistry 102 or its equivalent is also required.
CHEM 413 Statistical Thermodynamics
Professor: S. Sattar
CRN: 91723 Distribution: n/a
Time:M W 10:30 am 12:30 pm HEG B10
Quantum mechanics is concerned with the energies of individual molecules, while thermodynamics is concerned with the average behavior of bulk matter. Statistical mechanics provides the link between the microscopic and macroscopic viewpoints. Our aim is to calculate the thermodynamic properties of matter (e. g. internal energy, heat capacity, entropy, free energy) from knowledge of atomic and molecular wave functions, energy levels, and spectra. Applications to equilibrium in reacting systems, crystalline solids, and liquids are considered as well. Prerequisite: Chemistry 412 or Physics 321
CHEM 441 Spectroscopic Techniques
Professor: D. Freedman/M. Deady
CRN: 91724 Distribution: n/a
Time: F 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG B10
(Two credits) This
course will examine various types of spectroscopy, starting with
the physical basis of the techniques and working up to qualitative
and quantitative applications to various chemical problems. Significant
emphasis will be placed on NMR spectroscopy including multinuclear
NMR, two-dimensional techniques, and variable temperature experiments.
Other topics will include IR and ESR spectroscopy, and mass spectroscopy.
Grades will be based on problem sets and a significant amount
of laboratory work. Prerequisites: Chemistry 201-202,