Chemistry

Note: Course details for Summer 2019 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2018 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

General Chemistry 1

CAS CH 101

Prereq: 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 three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.

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General Chemistry 2

CAS CH 102

Prereq: (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 three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.

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General Chemistry for the Engineering Sciences

CAS CH 131

Coreq: (CAS MA 123). A one-semester, terminal general chemistry course for students who do not require a two-semester sequence. Stoichiometry; atomic and molecular structure, bonding; properties of gases; solutions and solubility; equilibrium; acids, bases and buffers; electrochemistry; spontaneity, free energy and the second law of thermodynamics; chemical kinetics. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.

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Principles of General Chemistry

CAS CH 171

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. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.

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Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

CAS CH 201

Prereq: (CAS CH 102). Principles of quantitative analysis and instrumental analysis. Introduction to error analysis, basic statistics, quantitative lab skills, basic statistics, acid-base chemistry, chromatography, and electronic spectroscopy (atomic and molecularUV, AAS). Lab exercises apply concepts in redox chemistry, acid/base reactions, transition metal chemistry, and other general chemistry topics. Students must register for two sections: lecture and laboratory. 2 cr.

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Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

CAS CH 172

Prereq: (CAS CH 171 or CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112 or CAS CH 131). 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. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Carries natural science divisional credit (with lab) in CAS. 4 cr.

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Organic Chemistry 1

CAS CH 203

Prereq: (CAS CH 102 or CAS CH 110 or CAS CH 112). CAS CH 203 and CH 204 meet premedical requirements for organic chemistry. Fundamentals of contemporary organic chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups. Laboratory includes extraction, reactions, spectroscopy, and chromatography. Course includes a three-hour tutorial for in-depth discussion of issues introduced in the lecture, and work on supplementary problems. Students must register for four sections: lecture, discussion, prelab, and laboratory. 4 cr.

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Organic Chemistry 2

CAS CH 204

Prereq: (CAS CH 203). Fundamentals of contemporary chemistry, including electronic structure, stereochemistry, and reactions of important functional groups, reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, and multistep synthesis. Laboratory includes extraction, reactions, spectroscopy, and chromatography. Laboratory emphasizes organic synthesis and organic structure determination. Students must register for four sections: lecture, discussion, prelab, and laboratory. 4 cr.

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Organic Chemistry Lecture 1

CAS CH 205

Prereq: (CAS CH 102) or equivalent. For description, see CAS CH 203. Not acceptable for CAS concentration credit. For students who do not require laboratory credit. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 3 cr.

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Organic Chemistry Lecture 2

CAS CH 206

Prereq: (CAS CH 203 or CAS CH 205). For description, see CAS CH 204. Not acceptable for CAS concentration credit. For students who do not require laboratory credit. Students must register for two sections: lecture and discussion. 3 cr.

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Organic Chemistry with Qualitative Analysis

CAS CH 214

Prereq: (CAS CH 203). For description, see CAS CH 204. Students must register for four sections: lecture, discussion, prelab, and laboratory. Lecture and discussion sections meet with CAS CH 204 lecture and discussion sections. This course with the more advanced lab is suitable for chemistry or BMB concentrators. 4 cr.

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Organic Chemistry Laboratory with Qualitative Analysis

CAS CH 220

Prereq: (CAS CH 204). Laboratory methods in organic chemistry including multistep synthesis, organic qualitative analysis, and instrumental analysis. Meets with CAS CH 214 prelab and laboratory. 2 cr.

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Principles of Biochemistry

CAS CH 373

Prereq: (CAS BI 105 or CAS BI 108 or CAS NE 102 or ENG BE 208) and (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 214 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 174) or equivalent. Introductory biochemistry focusing on structure/function with applications to medicine, nutrition, and biotechnology, including acid/base chemistry, protein structure, enzyme mechanisms, thermodynamics, and kinetics; nucleic acid structure/function, lipids and carbohydrates; bioenergetics of glycolysis and oxidative energy metabolism; lipid and nitrogen metabolism. Students must register for two sections: lecture and a discussion. 4 cr.

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Biochemistry I

CAS CH 421

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214). Introductory biochemistry. Protein structure and folding, enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, and allostery; nucleic acid structure; macromolecular biosynthesis with emphasis on specificity and fidelity; lipids and membrane structure; vitamins and coenzymes; introduction to intermediary metabolism. Students must register for three sections: lecture, discussion, and laboratory. 4 cr.

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Biochemistry Lecture I

CAS CH 423

Prereq: (CAS CH 204 or CAS CH 212 or CAS CH 214) or equivalent. For description see CAS CH 421. For students who do not require laboratory credit. 3 cr.

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