CHEM 101 A Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor: S. Sattar

CRN: 92325

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: M Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102

CHEM 101 B Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor: D. Freedman

CRN: 92326

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: M Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 201

CHEM 101 LAB Basic Principles of Chemistry

Time: Lab A: M 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 204
Lab B: Tu 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: 92327

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tu F 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 201
Lab A: Tu 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 101-102.

CHEM 411 Physical Chemistry I

Professor: S. Sattar

CRN: 92328

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: M Th 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm ROSE 112/113
Lab: F 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 201

Beginning from the kinetic molecular theory of gases, an understanding of thermodynamic laws and properties such as internal energy, enthalpy, entropy, and free energy will be developed. Equilibrium between phases in on- and two-component systems and in reacting systems, including electrolyte solutions, will also be studied. Laboratory experiments will be coordinated to topics covered in class. Because the subject is developed mathematically, facility with calculus is essential. Chem 102 and Phys 102 are also required.

CHEM 431 Organometallic Chemistry

Professor: D. Freedman

CRN: 92329

Distribution: n/a

Time: M W 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HEG B10

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.

CHEM 441 Spectroscopic Techniques

Professor: D. Freedman/M. Deady

CRN: 92330

Distribution: E

Time: TBA

2 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, Physics 101-102.