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Chemistry Course Schedule

SUMMER SESSION

CHM 131 Chemical Concepts, Systems, and Practices I

Instructor: D. Hickey

Prerequisites: High school chemistry, trigonometry, and analytical geometry.

Description: This course is an introduction to the concepts of chemistry. Topics include: properties of gases, liquids, and solids; chemical equilibrium, acids and bases; solubility equilibria, oxidation-reduction reactions; and chemical thermodynamics. Students whose curriculum requires a laboratory should also register for the lab. Each student taking the laboratory must pay a lab fee of $50.

Offered: Summer


CHM 132 Chemical Concepts, Systems, and Practices II

Instructor: D. Hickey

Prerequisites: CHM 131 with a grade of C- or better

Description: A continuation of CHM 131, emphasizing a microscopic approach to chemical system. Topics covered include: Properties of atoms, atomic structure, chemical bonding, kinetics, and the descriptive chemistry of main group and transition elements. Students whose curriculum requires a laboratory should also register for the lab. Each student taking the laboratory must pay a lab fee of $50.

Offered: Summer

FALL SEMESTER

CHM 203 Organic Chemistry I

Instructor: J. Goodman

Exams: Four 1-hour Exams and Final

Prerequisites: CHM 131 & CHM 132 (with the grade of C- or better) or the equivalent.

Description: An introduction to organic chemistry that focuses on chemical bonding, structure and stereochemistry, reactions and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds. There are three 50 minute lectures and one workshop per week. The workshop is an informal, interactive two-hour session in which groups of eight students work on specially designed problems under the guidance of a trained leader. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a mechanism for students to work actively with the material and with each other. Co-registration in CHM 207 is required.

Offered: Fall


CHM 207 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Instructor: B. Toder

Course Work: One 3-hour laboratory & one 50 minute laboratory lecture per week.

Exams: Several lab quizzes during lecture.

Prerequisites: Co-registration in CHM 203.

Description: A one laboratory period per week course that provides an introduction to the characterization and reactivity of organic molecules. This course provides an introduction to modern laboratory techniques used for organic molecules. There is one 3-hour laboratory and one 50 minute laboratory lecture per week.

Offered: Fall

SPRING SEMESTER

CHM 204 Organic Chemistry II

Instructor: J. Goodman

Exams: Three 1-hour Exams and a Final

Prerequisites: CHM 203 with the grade of C- or better or the equivalent

Description: A continuation of a two-semester sequence in the study of organic chemistry. Topics covered include the reactivity of various functional groups, approaches to organic synthesis, reactivity of conjugated systems and molecules of biological significance. There are two 75 minute lectures and one workshop per week. Co-registration in CHM 208 or CHM 210.

Offered: Spring


CHM 208 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Instructor: A. Frontier

Exams: Periodic quizzes at the beginning of the laboratory period.

Prerequisites: CHM 207 or 173Q; Co-registration in CHM 204

Description: A continuation of the laboratory sequence begun in CHM 207. This laboratory meets one laboratory period per week. There is one 2-hour 40 minute laboratory and a 50 minute laboratory lecture per week.

Offered: Spring


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