CHEM 102 Basic Principles of Chemistry

Professor: Daniel Freedman

CRN: 12381

Time: Mon Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 106
Lab A: (Freedman) Mon 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 204
LAB B: (Sattar) Tue 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm HEG 204

An introduction to the composition, structure, and properties of matter. 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. Prerequisite: Chemistry 101 or equivalent.


CHEM 106 Experiments in Chemistry

Professor: Simeen Sattar / Daniel Freedman

CRN: 12382

Time: Wed 1:30 pm - 4:15 pm HEG 204

(2 credits) This course provides additional and independent laboratory experience for students enrolled in Chemistry 102. Students select projects from a list that includes synthesis and analysis of coordination compounds, the chemistry of photography, enzyme kinetics, and oscillating chemical reactions. A time commitment of one afternoon per week is expected.


CHEM 202 Organic Chemistry

Professor: Hilton Weiss

CRN: 12383

Time: Tu Fri 10:30 am - 12:30 pm HEG 102
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 101-102.


CHEM 405 Theoretical Organic Chemistry

Professor: Hilton Weiss

CRN: 12384

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

An introduction to the theory and use of molecular orbital calculations. Huckel calculations will be stressed and results will be applied to study the structure and reactivity of organic molecules. Particular attention will be directed to orbital symmetry and frontier orbital theory. Depending upon student interests, advanced calculations may also be considered. Other advanced topics may include electronic spectroscopy, photochemistry, and molecular mechanics. Prerequisite: Chemistry 201-202, Physics 101-102.


CHEM 412 Physical Chemistry

Professor: Simeen Sattar

CRN: 12385

Time: Mon Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm HEG 300
Lab: Fri 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Topics covered in the second semester are quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy, kinetic-molecular theory, and reaction rates. The laboratory is coordinated with classroom topics, particularly spectroscopic determination of atomic and molecular properties. Prerequisite: Mathematics 111 and 114, Physics 101-102 and Chemistry 101-102.