Chemistry (CHM)


CHM 101  Basic Chemistry  3 Credits (3,0)

This course is a study of elementary chemical theory. It covers basic atomic theory, elements, compounds, and mixtures, calculation of weight and weight volume relationships, basic descriptive chemistry and one 1.5 hour lab session per week. Cannot be used for credit in chemistry toward degrees in Aerospace or Electrical Engineering. Passing grade required for Lab. NOTE: Students must register for lab section PS 101L.
Prerequisites: MA 111.

CHM 105  General Chemistry I  4 Credits (3,3)

Fundamental principles of chemistry that include nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic relationships, chemical bonding, geometry of molecules, properties of gases, solutions, and an introduction to organic chemistry. Laboratory includes both descriptive and quantitative work. Students who have not taken high school chemistry are strongly urged to take PS 101 first.
Prerequisites: HS CHEM or CHM 101 or CHM 108 and MA 111 or MA 120 or MA 140 or MA 241.

CHM 106  General Chemistry II  4 Credits (4,0)

Chemical principles that include thermodynamics, acids and bases, rates of reaction, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, synthetic materials.
Prerequisites: CHM 105.

CHM 108  Contemporary Chemistry  3 Credits (3,0)

Elementary chemical theory. The origins and development of chemistry with an overview of the present applications of chemistry and its future potential in human affairs. Applications to scientific decision-making in the business and industrial environment. One one-hour laboratory session per week. Students who take PS 108 may not also take PS 101.
Corequisites: CHM 108L.

CHM 140  Chemistry for Engineers  4 Credits (4,0)

Chemical stoichiometry, states of matter, solutions, thermodynamics, rate of reaction, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, corrosion, organic compounds, and polymers.

CHM 141  Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory  1 Credit (0,3)

One three hour laboratory session per week, with experiments paralleling the material in PS 140. Topics include chemical stoichiometry; states of matter; solutions; thermodynamics; rate of reaction; equilibrium; oxidation-reduction; corrosion; organic compounds and polymers.
Corequisites: CHM 140.

CHM 200  Organic Chemistry I  4 Credits (3,3)

A study of the fundamental chemistry of organic compounds, including nomenclature, functional groups, chemical and physical properties, structure determination, syntheses of the major classes of organic compounds, and reaction mechanisms. Three (3) hours of lecture and three (3) hours of laboratory each week.
Prerequisites: CHM 106.

CHM 201  Organic Chemistry II  4 Credits (3,3)

Continuation of CHM 200. Three (3) hours of lecture and three (3) hours of laboratory each week.

CHM 300  Biochemistry  4 Credits (3,3)

A comprehensive survey of the fundamentals of biological chemistry, including the structure and function of biological macromolecules, metabolic pathways in living cells, and the molecular basis of genetics and gene expression. Three (3) hours of lecture and three (3) hours of laboratory each week.