CHEM 102 Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor: D. Freedman

CRN: 11449

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: 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. Topics 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 and facility with algebra are required. Concurrent enrollment in calculus is recommended for students who intend to go on in chemistry.


CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry

Professor: H. Weiss

CRN: 11450

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tu F 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 201
Lab A: Tu 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm ROSE 205
Lab B: Th 1:30 pm - 5:00 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 311 Bio-Organic Chemistry

Professor: H. Weiss

CRN: 11451

Distribution: E

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

Application of the mechanistic theories of organic chemistry to the reactions found in biological systems. General reaction types are studied by analogous "model systems" and the extrapolation of these reactions to biological systems is developed. Experimental results with specific enzymes are used to support postulated mechanisms and to illuminate enzymatic strategies for rate optimization and product control. Some time will be spent in analyzing the design of metabolic pathways which use common enzymatic reactions. Prerequisites: Biology 101, grade of B or better in Chemistry 202.


CHEM 312 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Professor: D. Freedman

CRN: 11452

Distribution: E

Time: M W F 1:20 pm - 2:40 pm HEG 201
Lab: TBA

An introduction to the chemistry of the elements. Emphasis will be placed on the classification of the properties and reactivity of the elements by chemical periodicity, structure, and bonding. Topics in modern inorganic chemistry to be covered include: coordination chemistry of the transition metals, organometallic chemistry, and bio-inorganic chemistry. Laboratory work will include synthetic and instrumental techniques which apply to inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisites: Chemistry 201-202., and either Chemistry 301 or 411.


CHEM 412 Physical Chemistry

Professor: S. Sattar

CRN: 11453

Distribution: E/G/Q

Time: Tu Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HEG B14
Lab: TBA

In the first semester, 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. Topics in the second semester are quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy, kinetic-molecular theory, reaction rates, and molecular reaction dynamics. Both semesters include some laboratory experiments illustrating physical principles. Prerequisites: Mathematics 111-114, Physics 101-102, Chemistry 101-102.