Chemistry

  • MET CH 101: General Chemistry I (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: two years of high school algebra.
    For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Stoichiometry, states of matter, acids and bases, equilibrium, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab per week, and one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 102: General Chemistry II (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 101; or equivalent.
    For science concentrators, premedical students, and students in related fields. Covers thermodynamics, atomic structure and bonding, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and selected chemical systems. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, three hours lab, and one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 103: General Chemistry I--Lecture (N)
    Lecture component of MET CH 101. See CH 101 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion per week.
  • MET CH 104: General Chemistry II--Lecture (N)
    Lecture component of MET CH 102. See CH 102 course description. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET CH 105: General Chemistry I--Laboratory (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 103; two years of high school algebra, MET CH 103, or equivalent.
    For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 101. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 106: General Chemistry II--Laboratory (N)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 104; or equivalent.
    Laboratory component of MET CH 102. For students who have already taken the lecture portion of CH 102. Three hours lab, one hour postlab discussion per week.
  • MET CH 171: Principles of General Chemistry (N)
    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.
  • MET CH 172: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (NS)
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 171.
    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.
  • MET CH 174: Principles of Organic and Biochemistry (NS)
    Prereq: MET CH 171 or CH 101, 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.
  • MET CH 203: Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102; or equivalent.
    Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.
  • MET CH 204: Organic Chemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102; or equivalent.
    Structure and reactivity of organic compounds. Synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, stereochemistry, laboratory methods. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological interest. Laboratory course. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion, one hour prelab lecture, and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks. Laboratory course.
  • MET CH 205: Organic Chemistry-Lecture
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102; or equivalent.
    Lecture component of MET CH 203, 204. Structure and reactivity of organic compounds, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, and stereochemistry. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly.
  • MET CH 206: Organic Chemistry-Lecture
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102; or equivalent.
    Lecture component of MET CH 203, 204. Structure and reactivity of organic compounds, synthesis, reaction mechanisms, bonding, and stereochemistry. Coverage of the families of organic compounds, including molecules of biological importance. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion weekly.
  • MET CH 207: Organic Chemistry-Laboratory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102 and MET CH 205 or MET CH 215; or equivalent.
    Laboratory component of MET CH 203, 204. An introduction to laboratory techniques, including experiments in distillation, extraction, chromatography, purification, derivitization, and synthesis. Laboratory course. One hour prelab lecture and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks.
  • MET CH 208: Organic Chemistry-Laboratory
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102 and MET CH 205 or MET CH 215; or equivalent.
    Laboratory component of MET CH 203, 204. An introduction to laboratory techniques, including experiments in distillation, extraction, chromatography, purification, derivitization, and synthesis. Laboratory course. One hour prelab lecture and three-and-a-half hours work period alternate weeks.
  • MET CH 273: Principles of Biochemistry
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 172 or equivalent.
    Primarily for students in allied health professions. Structure and function of biological macromolecules: polysaccharides, proteins, and nucleic acids; lipids; enzymes and metabolism; bioenergetics, control mechanisms; hormones; body fluids; nutrition; and biochemical pathology. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET CH 351: Physical Chemistry I
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102 or CAS CH 102 ; CAS CH 108 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112 ; MET PY 211 ; MET MA 124.
    Quantum Theory, atomic and molecular structure, molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, solid state chemistry. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET CH 352: Physical Chemistry II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: MET CH 102 or CAS CH 102 ; CAS CH 108 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112 ; MET PY 211 ; MET MA 124.
    Introduction to thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics. Applications include electrochemistry, phase transitions, catalysts, aqueous solutions and polymers. Three hours lecture, one hour discussion.
  • MET CH 421: Biochemistry I
    Prereq: CAS CH 204, CH 212, CH 214, or CH 282. Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; lipids and membrane structure; bioenergetics; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. Meets with CAS CH 421.