CHEM-CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

CHEM 1111. Basic Chemistry

3 Credits (3)

For students whose preparatory science or math training has been deficient. Does not meet the chemistry requirement in any curriculum.

Prerequisite: Enhanced ACT composite score of at least 18 or a grade of C- or better in CCDM 114 N.

Learning Outcomes
  1. The goals and objectives for CHEM 1111 are to equip students with the necessary problem solving skills to be successful in CHEM 1215G/1225G

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CHEM 1120G. Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)

4 Credits (3+3P)

This course covers qualitative and quantitative areas of non-organic general chemistry for non-science majors and some health professions. Students will learn and apply principles pertaining, but not limited to, atomic and molecular structure, the periodic table, acids and bases, mass relationships, and solutions. The laboratory component introduces students to techniques for obtaining and analyzing experimental observations pertaining to chemistry using diverse methods and equipment.

Prerequisite: CCDM 114N or A S 103 or MATH 1215 or higher.

Learning Outcomes
  1. (Lecture) Use the different systems of measurements and perform conversions within the same system of measurement and between different systems of measurements
  2. (Lecture) Identify elements from their name or symbol, use the periodic table to describe reactivity patterns of elements and to predict compound formation.
  3. (Lecture) Describe the basic structure of an atom using subatomic particles, and apply these concepts to nuclear reactions.
  4. (Lecture) Describe ion formation and the difference between covalent and ionic compounds. Name and write formulas for ionic and simple molecular compounds.
  5. (Lecture) Write and balance chemical reactions. Use balanced reactions in stoichiometric calculations.
  6. (Lecture) Describe the differences between the solid, liquid and gas phases. Use the gas laws in calculations, and apply these laws to everyday situations.
  7. (Lecture) Explain different types of energy, and how energy is released or absorbed in a reaction
  8. (Lecture) Describe acid and base behavior.
  9. (Lecture) Explain the intermolecular attractive forces that determine physical properties; apply this knowledge to qualitatively evaluate these forces and predict the physical properties that result.
  10. 1(Lecture) Explain the intermolecular attractive forces that determine physical properties; apply this knowledge to qualitatively evaluate these forces and predict the physical properties that result
  11. 1(Laboratory) Practice concepts associated with laboratory safety, including the possible consequences of not adhering to appropriate safety guidelines.
  12. 1(Laboratory) Demonstrate the computational skills needed to perform appropriate laboratory-
  13. related calculations to include, but not be limited to determining the number of significant figures in numerical value, solving problems using values represented in exponential notation, solving dimensional analysis problems, and manipulating mathematical formulas as needed to determine the value of a variable.
  14. 1(Laboratory) Perform laboratory observations (both qualitative and quantitative) using sensory experience and appropriate measurement instrumentation (both analog and digital).
  15. 1(Laboratory) Record quantitatively measured values to the correct number of significant figures and assign the correct units.
  16. 1(Laboratory) Master basic laboratory techniques including, but not limited to weighing samples (liquid and solid), determining sample volumes, measuring the temperature of samples, heating and cooling a sample or reaction mixture, decantation, filtration, and titration.
  17. 1(Laboratory) Draw appropriate conclusions based on data and analyses.
  18. 1Present experimental results in laboratory reports of appropriate length, style and depth, or through other modes as required.
  19. 1Determine chemical formulas and classify different types of reactions.
  20. 1Relate laboratory experimental observations, operations, calculations, and findings to theoretical concepts presented in the complementary lecture course.

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CHEM 1121. General Supplemental Instruction I

1 Credit (1)

Collaborative workshop for students in General Chemistry I. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

Corequisite(s): CHEM 1215G.

CHEM 1122. General Supplemental Instruction II

1 Credit (1)

Collaborative workshop for students in General Chemistry II. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

Corequisite(s): CHEM 1225G.

CHEM 1123. Principles of Supplemental Instruction III

1 Credit (1)

Collaborative workshop for students in CHEM 1120G, Principles and Applications of Chemistry. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. May be repeated for maximum of 2 credits.

Corequisite(s): CHEM 1120G.

CHEM 1215G. General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors

4 Credits (3+3P)

This course covers descriptive and theoretical chemistry.

Prerequisite: (1) grade of C- or better in MATH 1215 or higher, or a Mathematics Placement Exam Score adequate to enroll in mathematics courses beyond MATH 1215.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Use dimensional analysis, the SI system of units and appropriate significant figures to solve quantitative calculations in science. Understand the differences between physical and chemical changes to matter. Classify types of matter. Understand the scientific method in the context of scientific discoveries. Explain the structure of atoms, isotopes and ions in terms of subatomic particles. Analyze how periodic properties (e.g. electronegativity, atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, metallic character) and reactivity of elements results from electron configurations of atoms. Understand the creation of different types of compounds (ionic and molecular), comparing and contrasting their structures, naming schemes and formulas. Apply knowledge of electronic structure to determine molecular spatial arrangement and polarity. Understand bulk pure substances, their properties and their states of matter by understanding and identifying intermolecular forces. Apply kinetic molecular theory to relate atomic level behavior to macroscopic properties. Introduce the mole and apply the mole concept to amounts on a macroscopic and a microscopic level Understand mixtures, solubility by considering intermolecular forces and expressing concentration in molarity. Identify different reaction types. Apply the law of conservation of mass to reactions. Perform stoichiometry on balanced reactions. Laboratory Student Learning Outcomes Demonstrate and apply concepts associated with laboratory safety, including the possible consequences of not adhering to appropriate safety guidelines. Demonstrate the computational skills needed to perform appropriate laboratory related calculations to include, but not be limited to determining the number of significant figures in numerical value with the correct units, solving problems using values represented in exponential notation, solving dimensional analysis problems, and manipulating mathematical formulas as needed to determine the value of a variable. Perform laboratory observations (both qualitative and quantitative) using sensory experience and appropriate measurement instrumentation (both analog and digital). Prepare solutions with an acceptable accuracy to a known concentration using appropriate glassware. Master basic laboratory techniques including, but not limited to weighing samples (liquid and solid), determining sample volumes, measuring the temperature of samples, heating and cooling a sample or reaction mixture, decantation, filtration, and titration. Draw conclusions based on data and analyses from laboratory experiments. Relate laboratory experimental observations, operations, calculations, and findings to theoretical concepts presented in the complementary lecture course.

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CHEM 1216. General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors

4 Credits (3+3P)

As the first of a two-semester sequence, this course teaches fundamental concepts in chemistry, including the electronic structure of atoms, chemical periodicity, nature of chemical bonds, molecular structure, the three phases of matter, etc. Designed for majors in chemical and other physical sciences, including engineering. May be appropriate for the life science major. It is assumed that the students are familiar with college algebra, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and scientific measurements. The laboratory component is designed to complement the theory and concepts presented in lecture, and will introduce students to techniques for obtaining and analyzing experimental observations pertaining to chemistry using diverse methods and equipment.

Prerequisite(s): Eligible to take MATH 1250G and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Apply the mole concept to amounts at a microscopic level and use this to perform stoichiometric calculations for reactions in solution, gases and thermochemistry. Calculate solution concentrations in various units. Apply the gas laws and kinetic molecular theory to relate atomic level behavior to macroscopic properties. Explain the electronic structure of atoms, isotopes and ions in terms of its subatomic particles. Analyze how periodic properties (e.g. electronegativity, atomic and ionic radii, ionization energy, electron affinity, metallic character) and reactivity of elements results from electronic configurations of atoms. Understand the nature of chemical bonds (ionic and covalent). Apply knowledge of electronic structure to determine molecular structure and polarity. Understand the formation of different phases of matter and the underlying fundamental intermolecular interactions. Describe physical states and changes, and distinguish these from chemical changes. Describe the energy conversions that occur in chemical reactions and state changes, relating heat of reaction to thermodynamic properties such as enthalpy and internal energy; apply these principles to measure and calculate energy changes in reaction. 1 Apply principles of general chemistry to specific real-world problems in environment, engineering and health-related fields.

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CHEM 1225G. General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors

4 Credits (3+3P)

This course is intended to serve as a continuation of general chemistry principles for students enrolled in science, engineering, and certain preprofessional programs. The course includes, but is not limited to a theoretical and quantitative coverage of solutions and their properties, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, entropy and free energy, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Additional topics may include (as time permits) organic, polymer, atmospheric, and biochemistry. The laboratory component is designed to complement the theory and concepts presented in lecture, and will introduce students to techniques for obtaining and analyzing experimental observations pertaining to chemistry using diverse methods and equipment.

Prerequisite(s): C- or better in CHEM 1215G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the intermolecular attractive forces that determine physical properties and phase transitions, and apply this knowledge to qualitatively evaluate these forces from structure and to predict the physical properties that result. Calculate solution concentrations in various units, explain the effects of temperature, pressure and structure on solubility, and describe the colligative properties of solutions, and determine solution concentrations using colligative property values and vice versa. Describe the dynamic nature of chemical equilibrium, and apply LeChatelier’s Principle to predict the effect of concentration, pressure and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures as well as describe the equilibrium constant and use it to determine whether equilibrium has been established, and calculate equilibrium constants from equilibrium concentrations and vice versa. Describe the different models of acids and base behavior and the molecular basis for acid strength, as well as apply equilibrium principles to aqueous solutions, including acid/base and solubility reactions, and calculate pH and species concentrations in buffered and unbuffered solutions. Explain titration curves as well as calculate concentrations of reactants. Explain and calculate the thermodynamic functions, enthalpy, entropy and Gibbs free energy, for a chemical system, and relate these functions to equilibrium constants Student Learning Outcomes – Laboratory Demonstrate and apply concepts associated with laboratory safety, including the possible consequences of not adhering to appropriate safety guidelines. Demonstrate the computational skills needed to perform appropriate laboratory related calculations to include, but not be limited to determining the number of significant figures in numerical value with the correct units, solving problems using values represented in exponential notation, solving dimensional analysis problems, and manipulating mathematical formulas as needed to determine the value of a variable. Perform laboratory observations (both qualitative and quantitative) using sensory experience and appropriate measurement instrumentation (both analog and digital). Prepare solutions with an acceptable accuracy to a known concentration using appropriate glassware. Perform basic laboratory operations related to, but not limited to, colligative properties of solutions, chemical equilibria, acid/base titrations, electrochemistry. Draw conclusions based on data and analyses from laboratory experiments. Relate laboratory experimental observations, operations, calculations, and findings to theoretical concepts presented in the complementary lecture course.

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CHEM 1226. General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for CHEM Majors

4 Credits (3+3P)

As the second of a two-semester sequence, this course teaches fundamental concepts in chemistry, including solutions, equilibria, electrochemistry, thermodynamics and kinetics. Designed for majors in chemical and other physical sciences, including engineering. May be appropriate for the life science major. It is assumed that the students are familiar with college algebra, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and scientific measurements. The laboratory component is designed to complement the theory and concepts presented in lecture, and will introduce students to techniques for obtaining and analyzing experimental observations pertaining to chemistry using diverse methods and equipment.

Prerequisite(s): C- or better in CHEM 1216.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the colligative properties of solutions and explain them using intermolecular forces. Determine solution concentrations using colligative property values and vice versa. Explain rates of reactions, rate laws, and half-life; determine the rate, rate law and rate constant of a reaction and calculate concentration as a function of time and vice versa. Understand the principle of catalysis. Explain the collision model of reaction dynamics, including activation energy, catalysts and temperature; Derive a rate law from a reaction mechanism and evaluate the consistency of a mechanism with a given rate law. Describe the dynamic nature of chemical equilibrium and its relation to reaction rates; apply Le Chatelier’s Principle to predict the effect of concentration, pressure and temperature changes on equilibrium mixtures. Describe the equilibrium constant and use it to determine whether equilibrium has been established; calculate equilibrium constants from equilibrium concentrations (including pressures) and vice versa. Describe the different models of acids and base behavior, and the molecular basis for acid strength.

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CHEM 2111. Explorations in Chemistry

1 Credit (1)

The major intent of this course is to deepen your interest in chemistry and make you aware of research and career opportunities in the field. During this semester we hope to discuss both old and new developments in chemistry that impact our lives. We also want to build our communication skills that are so necessary in our profession. Graded S/U.

CHEM 2115. Survey of Organic Chemistry and Laboratory

4 Credits (3+3P)

This course is a one -semester survey of organic and biological chemicals. Students will be introduced to nomenclature, molecular structure, properties, and reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohols, carbonyls, organic acids and bases, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. The handling of organic chemicals, simple organic reactions, tests for functional groups, and synthesis will be learned in the laboratory component of this course. May be repeated up to 4 credits.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1225G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify common organic functional groups.
  2. Translate between the IUPAC names and structures of simple organic molecules.
  3. Predict the products of certain organic chemical reactions from reagents and conditions presented.
  4. Predict physical and chemical behavior of organic molecules based on structure.
  5. Synthesize several classes of organic compounds in the laboratory that were previously studied in the lecture component of this course.
  6. Recognize and name the four basic bioorganic units and certain of their derivatives and macromolecules.
  7. Construct 3 dimensional models of organic compounds.
  8. Understand and apply safety principles associated with Organic Chemistry laboratory operations and activities.
  9. Present experimental results in laboratory reports of appropriate length, style and depth, or through other modes as required.
  10. 1Draw/recognize stereochemistry and explain its relevance to bioorganic molecules.

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CHEM 2120. Integrated Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry

3 Credits (3)

This course is a one- semester introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry designed for students in health and environmental occupations. The course surveys organic compounds in terms of structure, physical, and chemical properties, followed by coverage of the chemistry of specific classes of organic compounds in the biological environment. Students will apply course concepts to everyday organic and biological chemistry problems in preparation for careers in health and environmental fields.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1120G or CHEM 1215G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify and name basic organic compounds.
  2. Construct/draw organic compounds from the names.
  3. Predict the products of certain organic chemical reactions from reagents and conditions presented.
  4. Recognize and name the four basic bioorganic units and certain of their derivatives and macromolecules.
  5. Compare and contrast the function and location of the four bioorganic units and their macromolecules and cofactors.
  6. Draw/recognize stereochemistry and explain its relevance to bioorganic molecules.
  7. Discuss the pathways and functions of some of the cellular metabolic processes.
  8. Recognize and describe metabolic cellular processes and macromolecular structure with respect to health and/or disease state

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CHEM 2226. General Chemistry III

3 Credits (2+3P)

Quantitative aspects of general chemistry: solid state structure, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Required of chemical science majors who have taken CHEM 1215G/1225G.

Prerequisite: CHEM 1225G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. describe the process of scientific inquiry
  2. solve problems scientifically
  3. communicate scientific information
  4. apply quantitative analysis to scientific problems
  5. apply scientific thinking to real world problems

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CHEM 2991. Introduction to Research

1-3 Credits (3+9P)

Techniques and procedures of chemical research. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: 8 credits of chemistry and a 3.0 GPA in chemistry.

Learning Outcomes
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CHEM 2996. Special Topics in Chemistry

1-6 Credits (1-6)

Specific subjects in Chemistry. These subjects will be announced in the 'Schedule of Classes'. It may be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 12 credits.

Learning Outcomes
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