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Chemistry (CHEM)
Department of Chemistry and Physics

CHEM 1111   General Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1113. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1113. (Fall)

CHEM 1113   General Chemistry I
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1111. (Fall)

CHEM 1121   General Chemistry II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 1123. Lab 3. Corequisite: CHEM 1123. (Spring)

CHEM 1123   General Chemistry II
Examines all the general areas of modern chemistry. Included are atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, acids and bases, solutions, thermodynamics, kinetics, electrochemistry, descriptive inorganic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and an introduction to organic and biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisite: MATH 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 1121. (Spring)

CHEM 2111   Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 2113. Consists primarily of synthesis and purification of compounds and qualitative analysis of organic functional groups by chemical and instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 2113. (Fall)

CHEM 2113   Organic Chemistry I
Includes structural theory of carbon compounds, stereo-chemistry, IR and NMR spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, polymers, and a brief introduction to biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 2111. (Fall)

CHEM 2121   Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 2123. Consists primarily of synthesis and purification of compounds and qualitative analysis of organic functional groups by chemical and instrumental methods. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 2111 and CHEM 2113. Corequisite: CHEM 2123. (Spring)

CHEM 2123   Organic Chemistry II
Includes structural theory of carbon compounds, stereo-chemistry, IR and NMR spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms, polymers, and a brief introduction to biochemistry. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 2111 and CHEM 2113. Corequisite: CHEM 2121. (Spring)

CHEM 3014   Inorganic Chemistry
An intermediate level study of inorganic compounds. Topics include acid-base chemistry, a survey of main group elements, coordination compounds, symmetry, bonding theory, and organometallics. This course emphasizes the relationship of structure to thermodynamics and periodicity. The course will include some laboratory experiments. Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123. (Fall, Even years)

CHEM 3112   Chemical Analysis Laboratory
Laboratory to be taken concurrently with CHEM 3122. Consists of analysis of samples by instrumental methods. Lab 6. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 3122. (Fall, Odd years)

CHEM 3122   Chemical Analysis
Examines the physical and chemical principles behind the major types of chemical instrumentation. Special emphasis is given to those methods employed in CHEM 3112 laboratory. These include electro-analytical methods, combustion analysis, chromatography, polarography, and spectrophotometry. Class 2. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121 and CHEM 1123. Corequisite: CHEM 3112. (Fall, Odd years)

CHEM 3941   Science Curriculum Research
An independent research course where the student designs a science unit for an upper-level elementary or secondary course focused in chemistry. The objective is to find and integrate print and electronic resources to present concepts and actively engage the learners with the concepts appropriate to their level. Class 1. Prerequisite: 8 hours of lab science. (On Demand)

CHEM 3951   Introduction To Research
To expose students considering a career in scientific research to issues and realities of this professional arena. Topics include the scientific method, searching the literature, writing scientific proposals, the principle investigator, approaching analysis of data, presenting results, and the publication process. This course also prepares students for supervised undergraduate research. (Same as BIOL 3951 and PHYS 3951.) Class 1. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. (Spring)

CHEM 4111   Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory work to be taken concurrently with CHEM 4113. Lab 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1121, MATH 2013, PHYS 2021, and PHYS 2023. Corequisite: CHEM 4113. (Fall, Even years)

CHEM 4113   Physical Chemistry I
Introduction to equations of state, thermodynamics, equilibrium, solutions, kinetics, and atomic and molecular structure. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 1123, MATH 2013, and PHYS 2023. (Fall, Even years)

CHEM 4123   Physical Chemistry II
Introductory quantum and statistical mechanics, spin, atomic and molecular spectra, nuclear magnetic resonance, and Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics. For math, science, and engineering majors. Class 3. Prerequisites: CHEM 4113, MATH 2013, and PHYS 2023. (Spring, Odd years)

CHEM 4253   Advanced Quantum Mechanics
A mathematically rigorous treatment of quantum mechanics applied to translational, vibrational, and rotational energies of molecular systems. Topics include the variation method, perturbation theory, as well as ab-initio and semi-empirical treatments of polyatomic molecules. (Same as PHYS 4253.) Class 3. Prerequisites: Either CHEM 4123 or PHYS 3214, and MATH 2023. (Fall, Odd years)

CHEM 4263   Computational Chemistry
A survey of computational methods used in molecular quantum mechanics and dynamics. Particular emphasis is given to molecular modeling and the use of ab-initio and semi-empirical methods to understand and make predictions about physical properties of molecules. Laboratory work utilizes computers in learning the computational methods. Class 3. Prerequisite: CHEM 1123. (Spring, Even years)

CHEM 4314   Biochemistry I
A detailed study of the field of biochemistry including carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, enzymes, nucleic acids and an introduction to metabolism. In-depth treatment of biological thermodynamics, protein structure, and enzyme kinetics. The laboratory reinforces the lecture but focuses on techniques for isolating, measuring, and manipulating biomolecules and includes study of enzyme kinetics. (Same as BIOL 4314.) Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisites: BIOL 1123 and CHEM 2123. (Fall, Odd years)

CHEM 4323   Biochemistry II
A detailed study of fundamental metabolic pathways involved in the biosynthesis and degradation of lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, and carbohydrates. In-depth treatment of vitamins, glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, pentose phosphate pathway, TCA cycle, electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation, and photosynthesis. The central role of enzymes in the energy transduction, kinetics, and the flow of free energy will be demonstrated in the metabolic processes, and the importance of metabolic regulation will be stressed during consideration of the pathways. Furthermore, the interconnection of metabolic pathways and their adaptations during responses to stresses on the organism will be addressed in key examples. (Same as CHEM4323) Class 3. Lab 3. Prerequisite: BIOL4314 or CHEM4314. (Spring, Even years)

CHEM 4811   Senior Science and Christian Faith Seminar
Graduating seniors majoring in the natural sciences will explore various topics in natural science and Christian faith through readings and discussion. Topics will include origins of the cosmos, life, and humanity, as well as questions of ethics and stewardship. (Same as BIOL 4811 and CHEM 4811.) Class 1. Prerequisite: Senior standing. (Spring)

CHEM 4931   Chemistry Internship
Students will participate in a research experience that will enhance their classroom and laboratory instruction while functioning in a professional work environment under the supervision of a graduate-level chemist. Class 1. Prerequisites: CHEM 3951 and departmental approval. (On Demand)

CHEM 4951   Undergraduate Research
The student will perform research on topics in chemistry under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Emphasis will be placed upon initiative and creativity with reports and oral presentations required twice a semester. Class 1. Lab 3.

CHEM 4953-4994   Special Topics
Topics of general interest to science teachers, scientists, engineers, and others. Topics may include subjects with specific foundation in chemistry. This course may be taken more than one time when topics are different. Class 3. Lab 3. (On Demand)