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CH 107 Chemistry for the Allied-Health Professional (4) Offered Fall, Spring. Prereq.: One-year pre-nursing major or at least “C-” in BY 105, 201, and MA 121. The student will learn foundational concepts in general, organic, and biological chemistry with a focus on biological applications for nursing and health-related fields. Special emphasis is placed on the structure, function, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and hormones. 4 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 111 General Chemistry I (4) Offered Fall. Prereq.: Non-nursing major and credit for or concurrent enrollment in MA 121 or higher MA course. Students learn the principles of chemistry including classification of matter, unit conversion, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, the periodic table, and gases. 4 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 112 General Chemistry II (4) Offered Spring. Prereq.: CH 111. Students learn the principles of chemistry including intermolecular forces, condensed states of matter, solutions, chemical kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, oxidation and reduction, introductory organic chemistry, the study of metals and nonmetals, and nuclear chemistry. 4 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 211 Organic Chemistry I (4) Offered Fall. Prereq.: CH 112. Students learn the structure, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of alkanes, alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, ethers, and epoxides. The course also includes the study of stereochemistry and aromatic compounds. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 212 Organic Chemistry II (4) Offered Spring. Prereq.: CH 211. Students learn aspects of spectroscopy and conjugated systems, ketones, aldehydes, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and enols. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 306 Biochemistry (4) Offered Spring. Prereq.: BY 111 and CH 211. Students learn the structure of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, hormones, and enzymes and their relationship to life and metabolic processes. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 315 Analytical Chemistry (4) Offered Spring even. Prereq.: CH 112. Students learn the separation and analysis of chemical substances, with emphasis on electrolyte solutions. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 321 Physical Chemistry I (4) Offered Fall even. Prereq.: CH 112 and PY 232. Students apply calculus and physics to the study of chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and electrochemistry. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 322 Physical Chemistry II (4) Offered Spring odd. Prereq.: CH 321. Students continue applying calculus and physics to the study of quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics, and spectroscopy. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 411 Inorganic Chemistry (4) Offered Fall odd. Prereq.: CH 112. Students learn about atomic structure, molecular symmetry, bonding, periodic trends, ionic solids, and acid-base chemistry. Particular focus will be given to metal complexes and organometallic complexes with emphasis on nomenclature, stereochemistry, electronic structure, and reactivity. The areas of redox reactions, catalysis, and bioinorganic chemistry will be covered. 3 hours lecture, plus lab.
CH 422 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3) Offered Spring even. Prereq.: CH 212. Students learn practical applications of organic chemistry, such as spectroscopic identification, synthesis, polymerization, and photochemistry. Theoretical background into reaction mechanisms and resonance is presented.
CH 423 Advanced Organic Chemistry Research Lab (1) Offered Spring even. Coreq.: CH 422. This advanced organic chemistry research lab is taught in conjunction with CH 422 Advanced Organic Chemistry. Students learn advanced organic laboratory techniques. Students are also introduced to novel organic chemistry research culminating in an oral and written presentation. 3 hours lab per week.
CH 432 Instrumental Analysis (4) Offered Fall even. Prereq.: CH 212 and MA 326. Students learn practical applications and the theoretical basis of modern instrumental methods. Students perform instrumental analysis by spectroscopic, electrochemical, and chromatographic techniques. 2 hours lecture, plus lab.