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Chemistry (CHM)

Courses

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 and MA 111 or MA 120 or MA 140 or MA 241 Corequisites: CHM 105L.

CHM 106  General Chemistry II  4 Credits (3,3)

Chemical principles that include thermodynamics, acids and bases, rates of reaction, electrochemistry, organic chemistry, synthetic materials.
Prerequisites: CHM 105 Corequisites: CHM 106L.

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 Corequisites: CHM 200L.

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.