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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 001 (GN) Molecular Science (3) Selected concepts and topics designed to give non-science majors an appreciation for how chemistry impacts everyday life. Students who have received credit for CHEM 003, 101, or 110 may not schedule this course.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 003 (GN) Molecular Science With Laboratory (3) Selected concepts and topics designed to give non-science majors an appreciation for how chemistry impacts everyday life. Students who have received credit for CHEM 001, 101, or 110 may not schedule this course.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 005 (GN) Kitchen Chemistry (3) An elementary discussion of the chemistry associated with foods and cooking.
Effective: Summer 2014
 

CHEM 020 Environmental Chemistry (3) Applications of chemistry to environmental problems, including air, water, thermal pollution; pesticides; drugs and birth control agents; food additives; etc. For non-chemistry majors; chemistry majors will not receive credit.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 021 Environmental Chemistry Laboratory (1) Introduction of basic laboratory techniques and data analysis used in environmental chemistry.
Effective: Summer 2007
  Concurrent: CHEM 020

CHEM 101 (GN) Introductory Chemistry (2-3) 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.
Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 101 GN or CHEM 110 GN. Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: MATH 021 ; or satisfactory performance on the MATH placement examination-- i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 021  

CHEM 106 (GN) Introductory and General Chemistry (5) Introductory chemistry and chemical principles for students who are required to take additional chemistry, e.g., CHEM 112, but are unprepared for CHEM 110.
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement test--i.e. placement beyond the level of MATH 022; orMATH 022 orMATH 041  

CHEM 108 Problem Solving in Chemistry (1) Techniques, strategies, and skills for solving problems in general chemistry for students potentially at risk in CHEM 110.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: recommendation by placement exam an advisor or the program   Concurrent: CHEM 110

CHEM 110 (GN) Chemical Principles I (3) Basic concepts and quantitative relations. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 110 or CHEM 101.
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 101 GN or CHEM 110 GN. Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement tests -- i.e. placement beyond the level ofMATH 022 ; orCHEM 101 andMATH 022 orMATH 041  

CHEM 110H (GN) Chemical Principles I - Honors (3) Basic concepts and quantitative relations of chemistry at a level appropriate for students with advanced backgrounds and talents. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 110 or CHEM 101. GN to receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B).
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: satisfactory performance on the Math placement test -- i.e. placement beyond the level ofMATH 022 ; orCHEM 101 andMATH 022 orMATH 041  

CHEM 111 (GN) Experimental Chemistry I (1) Introduction to quantitative experimentation in chemistry.
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 110 orCHEM 106  

CHEM 111H (GN) Experimental Chemistry I (1) Introduction to quantitative experimentation in chemistry.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 110 orCHEM 106  

CHEM 112 (GN) Chemical Principles II (3) Continuation of CHEM 110, including an introduction to the chemistry of the elements.
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 orCHEM 106  

CHEM 112H (GN) Chemical Principles II - Honors (3) Continuation of CHEM 110, including an introduction to the chemistry of the elements. GN to receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and (CHEM 111; CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B).
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 110 orCHEM 106  

CHEM 113 (GN) Experimental Chemistry II (1) Continuation of CHEM 111, with emphasis on topics related to CHEM 112.
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 111 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 112  

CHEM 113B (GN) Experimental Chemistry II--Bioscience (1) A continuation of CHEM 111 with emphasis on topics related to CHEM 112 in the context of bioscience.
GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B). Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 111 . Prerequisite or Concurrent:CHEM 112  

CHEM 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CHEM 202 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry I (3) 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.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 101 orCHEM 110 orCHEM 106  

CHEM 203 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry II (3) Introduction to organic chemistry, with emphasis on the identification of organic compounds by characteristic chemical reactions and by spectroscopy. The course involves both lecture and laboratory. Because of duplication of subject matter, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 203 and CHEM 213.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 202  

CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I (3) Bonding theories for organic molecules; stereochemistry and conformational analysis; reactions (and mechanisms) of alkyl halides, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, and alcohols.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

CHEM 210H Organic Chemistry I - Honors (4) Principles and theories; nomenclature; chemistry of the functional groups; applications of spectroscopy. Because of duplication of material, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 210 and 202.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II (3) Continuation of CHEM 210. Emphasis is placed on the role of organic reactions in biological chemistry.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 210  

CHEM 212H Organic Chemistry II - Honors (3) Continuation of CHEM 210(H). Emphasis is on the chemistry of carbonyl compounds, spectroscopic analysis and pericyclic reactions.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 210  

CHEM 213 Laboratory in Organic Chemistry (2) Basic laboratory operations; synthesis and chemical or instrumental analysis. Because of duplication of subject matter, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 203 and CHEM 213.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 212  

CHEM 213B Laboratory in Organic Chemistry--Bioscience (2) Basic laboratory operations; synthesis and chemical or instrumental analysis of materials of biological significance. Because of duplication of subject matter, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 203 and CHEM 213.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 212  

CHEM 213H Laboratory in Organic Chemistry - Honors (2) Basic laboratory techniques learned in context via theme-based modules, spectral analysis, multi-step synthesis, and professional scientific writing. Because of similarity of subject matter, students may not receive credit for both CHEM 203 and CHEM 213.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 210 andCHEM 212   Concurrent: CHEM 212

CHEM 221 Quantitative Analysis (4) Traditional methods of gravimetric, volumetric, and electrochemical analysis, emphasizing acid-base, solubility, and oxidation-reduction equilibria.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andCHEM 113  

CHEM 227 Analytical Chemistry (4) Analytical methods used in the biological and physical sciences with special e emphasis on acid-base and complexation equilibria, electrochemistry, and the fundamental principles of spectroscopy and separations.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 113 andMATH 140  

CHEM 233 (GH;GN) (ENGL 233) Chemistry and Literature (3) Exploration of key concepts of chemistry, the reciprocal influence of chemistry and literature throughout history, and the relationship of science to society, culture, and values.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 294 Special Problems and Research (1-4 per semester, maximum of 12) Designed for freshman or sophomore students who are prepared to undertake special problems and research by arrangement with a faculty member.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 294H Special Problems and Research - Honors (1-4 per semester, maximum of 12) Designed for freshman or sophomore students who are prepared to undertake special problems and research by arrangement with a faculty member.
Effective: Summer 2008
Prerequisite: permission of instructor  

CHEM 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 1991
 

CHEM 301 Environmental Chemistry and Analysis (3) Chemical principles, interpretation, and methods of analysis for groundwater, water supply, wastewater treatment, stream pollution.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andCHEM 113  

CHEM 310 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry (3) Conceptual and descriptive aspects of inorganic chemistry, focusing on structures, bonding, and properties.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 112  

CHEM 316 The Professional Chemist (1) Industrial employment opportunities and challenges; graduate and professional school opportunities; tailoring the chemistry curriculum to career goals.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: fourth-semester standing in chemistry  

CHEM 395 Chemistry Teacher Assistant Training (1-2) Instruction and practice in the role of the teaching assistant in the undergraduate chemistry laboratory.
Effective: Fall 1981
 

CHEM 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CHEM 400 Chemical Literature (1) Instruction in use of the library and of the literature of chemistry.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: 12 credits of chemistry  

CHEM 402 Chemistry in the Environment (3) Chemistry of the atmosphere, natural waters, and the land surface with particular focus on human influence on processes occurring therein.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 212 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCH E 320  

CHEM 406 (NUC E 405) Nuclear and Radiochemistry (3) Theory of radioactive decay processes, nuclear properties and structure, nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, biological effects of radiation.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 452 orPHYS 237 orNUC E 301  

CHEM 408 Computational Chemistry (3) Introduction to numerical and nonnumerical computer uses in physical science.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 452  

CHEM 410 Inorganic Chemistry (3) Conceptual and descriptive aspects of nontransition elements, covering structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic features.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andCHEM 202 orCHEM 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCHEM 452  

CHEM 412 Transition Metal Chemistry (3) Structure and bonding of compounds containing transition metals.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 202 orCHEM 210 andCHEM 310 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCHEM 452  

CHEM 413 Chemistry of the Elements (4) Theoretical and descriptive chemistry of the elements; laboratory synthesis and measurements in inorganic, coordination, and transition metal chemistry.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 213  

CHEM 423W Chemical Spectroscopy (4) Modern methods and instruments of spectroscopy and their applications to problems of chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 227 orCHEM 221, CHEM 450 or prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 452  

CHEM 425 Chromatography and Electrochemistry (3) Gas, liquid, and other forms of chromatography; important techniques of electrochemistry.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 227 orCHEM 221, CHEM 450  

CHEM 427W (FRNSC 427W) Forensic Chemistry (4) Analytical and instrumental methods used in the forensic sciences with special emphasis on the analysis and characterization of trace evidence.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 213, CHEM 227 andFRNSC 411 orCHEM 431W  

CHEM 430 Structural Analysis of Organic Compounds (3) Spectroscopic methods as tools in gross and detailed structural analysis and interpretation within the framework of modern theory.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 210 andCHEM 213   Concurrent: CHEM 213

CHEM 431W Organic and Inorganic Preparations (4) Preparation, purification, and characterization of both organic and inorganic compounds by modern methods.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 213  

CHEM 432 Organic Reaction Mechanisms (3) The study, evaluation, and discussion of the mechanisms of selected organic reactions.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 440 Instrumental Analysis (3) General instrumental theory and methods used in common atomic and molecular analyses.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 andCHEM 221  

CHEM 441 Elemental Analysis and Instrumental Design Laboratory (1) An introduction to the use of modern instruments for problems in chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 440  

CHEM 443 Electrochemistry and Chromatography Laboratory (1) An introduction to the use of modern instruments for problems in chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 440  

CHEM 445 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory (1) An introduction to the use of modern instruments for problems in chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 440  

CHEM 446 X-Ray Crystallography (3) Theoretical and practical aspects of structure determination using x-ray diffraction, from crystal growth to structure solution.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 210  

CHEM 448 Surface Chemistry (3) Surface chemistry, emphasizing the physical and chemical aspects of surfaces important for applications in colloids, catalysis, microelectronics and biocompatibility.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 andCHEM 452  

CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics (3) 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.)
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andMATH 141;PHYS 211 orPHYS 212  

CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry - Quantum Chemistry (3) Introduction to physical chemistry with primary emphasis on molecular structure, spectroscopy, and chemical kinetics. (Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.)
Graduate credit not allowed for student majoring in BioChemistry, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering. Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andMATH 141 andPHYS 211 orPHYS 212  

CHEM 457 Experimental Physical Chemistry (1-2 per semester/maximum of 2) Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the principles of physical chemistry and teach techniques of error analysis and the presentation of quantitative data. (Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.)
Graduate credit not allowed for student majoring in BioChemistry, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering. Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCH E 320  

CHEM 459W Advanced Experimental Physical Chemistry (4) Laboratory experiments and projects for students interested in advanced study in physical chemistry.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 450, CHEM 457 Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 452  

CHEM 464 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics (3) Introduction to chemical kinetics and molecular dynamics.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 orCH E 220 andCHEM 452  

CHEM 466 Molecular Thermodynamics (3) Introduction to physical chemistry with a primary emphasis on the statistical and molecular interpretation of thermodynamics.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 orCH E 220  

CHEM 472 General Biochemistry I (3) Basic structure and function of cellular components; principles of enzyme kinetics and regulation.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 474 Organic Synthesis (3) Theory and methodology of organic synthesis applied to complex organic molecules.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 476 Biological Chemistry (3) Fundamentals of Biochemistry for Chemists. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 476 and B M B 401.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 212 andCHEM 450  

CHEM 494 Chemical Research (1-10 per semester/maximum of 20) Experimental investigation of an original research problem. Preparation of a formal thesis is optional. (Credit not allowed for graduate students in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.)
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 494H Chemical Research (1-10 per semester/maximum of 20) Experimental investigation of an original research problem. Preparation of a formal thesis is optional. (Credit not allowed for graduate students in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.)
Effective: Fall 2007
 

CHEM 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CHEM 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1988
 

CHEM 496A Photopolymerization of Dental Resins for Pathways Demonstration (3) Photopolymerization of dental resins for Pathways demonstration.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

CHEM 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1982
 

CHEM 497A Biological Chemistry (3) The subject of this course is biological chemistry, or the molecular logic of the chemistry of life. This course presents the nomenclature, structure, synthesis, and reactivity of organic molecules with an emphasis upon reaction mechanisms and topics of relevance to biochemistry. This knowledge will then be applied to the understanding of the design and function of common pharmaceutical products.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

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