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CHE 101 General Chemistry I (4 cr)

Provides instruction on chemical terminology, atomic and molecular theories, stoichiometry, states of matter thermodynamics, solutions, colloids, chemical kinetics, and equilibrium. Prerequisite: MAT 159 or equivalent. Lecture three hours, laboratory two hours weekly.

CHE 102 General Chemistry II (4 cr)

A continuation of Chemistry 101, including introduction of organic chemistry, pH, solubility product, and laboratory devoted to anion and cation qualitative inorganic analysis using semi-micro techniques. Prerequisite: CHE 101. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 201 Quantitative Analysis (4 cr)

Theories of titrimetric and gravimetric quantitative inorganic analysis with corresponding macro-scales methods for analysis for chlorides, sulfate, iron, etc. Prerequisites: CHE 102 . Three hours lecture; three hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 210-211 Organic Chemistry I-II (4 cr each semester)

Study of the treatment of the structure, properties, nomenclature, and carbon compound, including stereochemistry, functional group transformation and reaction mechanisms of organic compounds. The laboratory emphasizes the practical synthesis of organic compound, including various methods of purification, identification and writing of scientific laboratory report. Prerequisite: CHE 102. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 300 Biochemistry (4 cr)

A study and interpretation of the biochemical changes associated with selfcontrolled organisms and the chemicals (carbohydrates, lipids, protein, enzymes, etc.) that effect these changes. Prerequisites: CHE 211. Three hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 310-311 Physical Chemistry I-II (4 cr each semester)

The fundamental theories and principles of chemistry and their applications, with the understanding of the properties of matter and how these properties stem from the behavior of individual atoms. Emphasis on thermodynamics, molecular structure, chemical bonding, and kinetics. The laboratory is an introduction to the advanced techniques of physical measurements as they apply to chemistry. Prerequisites: CHE 211, MAT 216, and PHY 252. Three hours lecture, three hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 350 Environmental Chemistry (4 cr)

Topics such as air, water, and thermal pollution, solid wastes, recycling and the effects of foreign substances on living systems are discussed. The properties of the atmosphere, naturally occurring waters, sources and effects of pollution, and ways in which pollution can be reduced, are examined by applying detailed chemical analysis of selected compounds. A problem-solving approach is emphasized. The chemical principles of environmental chemistry are explained through laboratory experiments. Prerequisite: CHE 102. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 380 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)

A study of chemical reactions and properties of representative elements and their compounds, including coordination and organometallic chemistry. Attention is given to both theoretical and descriptive approaches. Prerequisites: CHE 201, 211. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE 415 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 cr)

A treatment of special topics in Organic Chemistry with special consideration given to reaction mechanisms, stereochemistry, molecular structure, and selected methods of synthesis. Prerequisite: CHE 211. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE 450 Senior Research Seminar (3 cr)

Requires a research project selected by the student and approved by the assigned research advisor. Students are familiarized with chemical literature and procedures. CHE 201, 211 and 311 or consent of advisor. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory weekly.

CHE 420 Instrumental Analysis (4cr.)

Fundamental principles of various instruments and methods as associated with them in analysis by colorimetry, coulometry, refractometer, spectros copy, chromatography, and magnetic resonance. Prerequisite: CHE 311. Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory weekly.