This course will introduce fundamental physical, chemical, and analytical concepts underlying light-induced chemical and (molecular-based) material processes. We will explore the characterization of optical properties and their connection to photochemical and photophysical dynamics; propensities/selection rules for specific photophysical or photochemical processes, their underlying principles, and how they depend on chemical structure; and methods for interrogating mechanisms of photoinduced processes. The foundational material covered in the first several weeks of the class will be supported by numerous well-studied case studies. The final weeks of this course will build from these core concepts to survey molecular photoresponses and their consequences or applications in areas ranging, e.g., materials science, chemical biology, and environmental chemistry.
Selected principles and applications of chemistry. Prior study of chemistry is not assumed. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 101 or CHEM 110. CHEM 101 CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry (2-3) CHEM 101 is an introductory chemistry course designed to prepare students for college level chemistry courses, such as CHEM 110 or CHEM 202. Prior study of chemistry is not assumed, so the course introduces the vocabulary along with some basic principles of chemical problem solving.The course covers the following topics: matter and measurement, molecules and molecular compounds, ions and ionic compounds, chemical reaction types, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular weights, the mole, simple quantitative calculations with chemical reactions, the periodic table, nomenclature, electronic structure of atoms, simple periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and properties of various states of matter, acids and bases, and the basics of chemical equilibrium.There are 2 and 3 credit versions of this course offered at different locations. The 3-credit version usually involves a laboratory component.
Introductory chemistry and chemical principles for students who are required to take additional chemistry, e.g., CHEM 112, but are unprepared for CHEM 110. CHEM 106 Introductory and General Chemistry (5) (GN)(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. CHEM 106 is an extended version of the first-semester comprehensive general chemistry course. It includes more class time for preparing students so that they learn introductory chemistry and general college level chemistry in one semester. As in CHEM 110, CHEM 106 introduces students to the basic principles of chemistry with an emphasis on the relationships between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of matter. Principles are illustrated with a wide variety of examples from the sciences, from engineering and technology, and from everyday life.The course covers the following topics: matter and measurement, molecules and molecular compounds, ions and ionic compounds, chemical reaction types, atomic and molecular weights, the mole, quantitative calculations with chemical reactions, the periodic table, nomenclature, aqueous reactions and solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure of atoms, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, the gaseous, liquid, and solid states of matter, properties of solutions, some basic aspects of chemical equilibrium, and applications to the real world including environmental chemistry. GN credit for CHEM 106 requires that CHEM 111 also be completed.
CHEM 110 is the first semester of a two-semester, comprehensive general chemistry course which introduces students to the basic principles of chemistry with an emphasis on the relationships between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of matter. Principles are illustrated with examples from the sciences, engineering and technology, and from everyday life. Topics covered are atomic structure and periodic properties, molecular compounds and chemical bonding, molecular structure, intermolecular forces, the properties of gases, liquids, and solutions, chemical reactions, stoichiometry and thermochemistry. Students may only receive credit for one of CHEM 110 or CHEM 106 (4 credits) or CHEM 130.
This course is a one-semester, rigorous college level introductory Chemistry course covering the fundamental principles of general, organic, and biochemistry. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended, and students should have math placement beyond the level of Math 021. 3 Credits, fulfills the General Education requirements. Course topics include dimensional analysis, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, molecular structure, states of matter and intermolecular forces, basic gas laws, solutions and solubility, acids, bases and equilibria, reaction stoichiometry and thermodynamics. In addition, fundamentals of organic nomenclature, properties of main organic functional groups, structure and function of biological macromolecules, as well as metabolism will be discussed. The course will emphasize chemistry in environmental and health-related contexts. This course is primarily designed for students in a program that does not require the more theoretical and mathematically oriented general chemistry courses (CHEM 110/112), such as some majors in the colleges of Nursing, Agriculture Sciences, and Health & Human Development. It is a suitable prerequisite for the organic chemistry course sequence CHEM 202/203. This course is not appropriate for medical school preparation and will not serve as a prerequisite for the organic chemistry CHEM 210/212 course sequence. Students majoring in chemistry, other natural sciences, or engineering will normally register in the CHEM 110/112 sequence. Consult your advisor and the instructor if you have questions about CHEM 130 vs. CHEM 110/112.
Introduction to organic chemistry, with emphasis on the properties of organic compounds of biochemical importance. Because of duplication of subject matter, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 202 and CHEM 210. CHEM 202 CHEM 202 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I (3) CHEM 202 is a one-semester, comprehensive course that introduces the students to the fundamental principles of organic chemistry including relationships between the molecular structure of organic compounds and their macroscopic properties. Some of the principles are illustrated with a variety of examples from nature and everyday life. The course covers the following topics: alkanes; alkenes, including polymers; alkynes; benzene and aromaticity; alcohols and phenols; ethers; aldehydes; ketones; carboxylic acids and their acyl derivatives; amines; alkyl halides; nomenclature; stereochemistry, including conformational analysis and chirality. Chemical reactions of the functional groups will be discussed along with the mechanistic details, including stereospecificity, of some of these processes. Biological molecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, steroids, peptides/proteins and nucleic acids, along with their importance in living systems, will be surveyed.
Theoretical and practical aspects of structure determination using x-ray diffraction, from crystal growth to structure solution. CHEM 446 CHEM 446 X-Ray Crystallography (3) CHEM 446 introduces the student to the basic principles of molecular structure determination through the diffraction of X-rays by single crystals. The emphasis is on small organic, coordination and organometallic compounds. However the principles can provide the basis for extensions into disciplines ranging across geology, materials, molecular biology, and nanoscience. The course is organized in the same way that an actual crystal structure determination might proceed, with theoretical considerations introduced as needed. Techniques of crystal growth and selection are summarized. X-ray sources and instrumentation are described briefly. Unit cells, Miller planes, unit cell geometry and Bragg's law give rationale to the diffraction experiment. Space group symmetry is connected with data collection and the contents of the unit cell. Practical considerations of data collection and instrumentation are covered next. The theoretical description of structure factors and Fourier synthesis leads to consideration of solutions to the phase problem. The remainder of the course illustrates the process of structure solution using real data and software readily available to the students. All the details of publication of a crystal structure; the CIF, ORTEP figures and the format of the experimental section of most journals is described using actual student selected publications. Related structural techniques such as protein crystallography and molecular modeling may be reviewed time permitting.
Introduction to physical chemistry with primary emphasis on chemical thermodynamics and its molecular interpretation.(Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.) CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics is a physical chemistry course that introduces students to chemical properties of matter and the fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics. The theoretical foundations of thermodynamic principles are covered and illustrated with a wide variety of examples from the sciences, engineering and technology fields. The course covers the following topics: gas laws, equations of state, the First Law of Thermodynamics, work and heat, internal energy, enthalpy changes, heat capacity, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, entropy and entropy changes, the Third Law of Thermodynamics, Helmholtz and Gibbs energies, phase stability and phase boundaries, phase diagrams, phase equilibrium, surface tension, capillary action, partial molar quantities, thermodynamics of mixing, chemical potential, solvent and solute activities, colligative properties, the phase rule, thermodynamics of two-component systems, chemical equilibrium, spontaneity of chemical reactions, the response of equilibria to experimental conditions, and equilibrium electrochemistry. Note: Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 450 and CH E 320. 2b1af7f3a8