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  • CAS CH 101: General Chemistry 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra.
    For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include: atoms and molecules; molecular connectivity, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry; stoichiometry and introduction to reactions in aqueous solutions; thermochemistry and the first law of thermodynamics; quantum aspects of light and matter; and bonding in diatomic and polyatomic molecules. Laboratory exercises include: the size of an atom, qualitative analysis, thermochemistry, and quantum aspects of light and matter. Students must register for the following four course components: lecture, discussion, pre-lab lecture and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 102: General Chemistry 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 101.
    For science majors and minors who require a two-semester general chemistry course. Topics include: properties of gases; solutions and solubility; equilibrium; acids, bases, and buffers; electrochemistry; spontaneity, free energy and the second law of thermodynamics; and chemical kinetics. Students must have completed CAS CH 101 prior to enrolling in CAS CH 102. Students must register for the following four course components: lecture, discussion, pre-lab lecture, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 109: General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry and two years of high school algebra.
    First of two-semester sequence for students concentrating in the sciences. Stoichiometry, acids, bases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, atomic structure, bonding, and selected chemical systems. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, four hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 110: General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 109.
    Second of two-semester sequence for students concentrating in the sciences. Stoichiometry, acids, bases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, atomic structure, bonding, and selected chemical systems. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour lab lecture, four hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 111: Intensive General and Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: one year of high school chemistry, two years of high school algebra, and departmental chemistry placement exam.
    First semester of intensive two-semester sequence for well-prepared students concentrating in chemistry or other sciences. Priority given to chemistry concentrators. Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 131: General Chemistry for the Engineering Sciences
    A one-semester, terminal general chemistry course for students who do not require a two-semester sequence. Stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, bonding, chemistry of solid state, chemical thermodynamics, and equilibrium. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three and a half hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 171: Principles of General Chemistry
    Introduction to chemistry: separation and purification of matter, atomic theory, structure of atoms, molecules and chemical bonding, chemical formulas, equations, stoichiometry; water, solutions, concentration, acids, bases, pH and buffers; gases; reaction kinetics and equilibrium, and radioactivity. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS.
  • CAS CH 172: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 171 or CAS CH 101 and CAS CH 102.
    Organic chemistry: structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of carbon compounds; emphasis on compounds of biochemical interest: polysaccharides, lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins. Biochemistry: structure and function of molecules of biological importance; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. CAS CH 171 combined with CAS CH 172 is intended as a terminal sequence.
  • CAS CH 174: Principles of Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 171; or (CASCH101, CASCH102).
    Structure, stereochemistry, functional groups, and reactions of carbon-containing compounds; spectroscopic techniques; emphasis on compounds and molecules of biochemical interest. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three hours lab.
  • CAS CH 181: Intensive General and Physical Chemistry 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: students in the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program only.
    Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Meets with CAS CH 111. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 182: Intensive General and Physical Chemistry 2
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: students in the Seven-Year Liberal Arts/Medical Education Program only.
    Brief review of stoichiometry, gas laws; extensive consideration of equilibrium, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, kinetics; application of principles to selected elements and compounds. Correlated laboratory experiments emphasizing applications of quantitative analysis. Meets with CAS CH 112. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 191: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman standing; consent of instructor.
    Experimental or theoretical investigation of problems including the use of the literature. Attendance at weekly research seminars and the writing of a report at the end of each semester required. Application must be made through the Department of Chemistry office during the first two weeks of the semester.
  • CAS CH 192: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman standing; consent of instructor.
    Experimental or theoretical investigation of problems including the use of the literature. Attendance at weekly research seminars and the writing of a report at the end of each semester required. Application must be made through the Department of Chemistry office during the first two weeks of the semester.
  • CAS CH 195: Freshman Seminar for Chemistry Majors
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: freshman chemistry major.
    One-credit seminar for first-semester freshmen planning to major in chemistry. Explores special topics in chemistry that are of current public interest and relevance. Introduction to research and career opportunities; discussion of professional ethics and other characteristics of a good scientist.
  • CAS CH 201: Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102.
    Principles of quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis. Introduction to error analysis, basic statistics, quantitative lab skills, chromatography, and spectroscopy (UV, AAS). Lab exercises apply concepts in redox chemistry, acid/base reactions, transition metal chemistry, and other general chemistry topics. Skills and topics covered are similar to the laboratory portion of the CAS CH 111/112 course sequence. One hour lecture, four hours lab. Offered in fall and summer, annually.
  • CAS CH 203: Organic Chemistry 1
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112.
    Fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups. Laboratory includes extraction, distillation, and chromatography. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, three-and-a-half hours lab in alternate weeks.
  • CAS CH 211: Intensive Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112.
    Recommended for Chemistry majors. Organic compounds and their reactions; functional groups, stereochemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and laboratory methods including qualitative organic analysis. Industrial applications and relevance to biological systems. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 212: Intensive Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 211.
    Recommended for Chemistry majors. Organic compounds and their reactions; functional groups, stereochemistry, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and laboratory methods including qualitative organic analysis. Industrial applications and relevance to biological systems. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 214: Organic Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 203.
    Lecture and discussion shared with CAS CH 204. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly, one hour prelab lecture, four hours lab.
  • CAS CH 220: Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Qualitative Analysis
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS CH 204.
    Laboratory methods in organic chemistry including multistep synthesis, organic qualitative analysis, and instrumental analysis. Equivalent to the laboratory part of CAS CH 212. One hour lecture, four hours lab.