2017 Course Offerings

Course CodeCourse Title Catalog DescriptionSample Syllabus
CHM 100 Chemistry of Our Environment Elementary chemistry for nonscience majors, emphasizing chemical aspects of the human environment. Chemistry of the biosphere, pollution, and aspects of industrial chemistry. (Lec. 3) (N)Fall, 2011
CHM 101 General Chemistry Lecture
McGregor, Section 0001
Donnelly, Section 0002
McGregor, Section 0003
Yekta, Section 0004
Kiesewetter, Section 0005
Donnelly, Section 0006
Bozzi, Section 0200
Bozzi, Section 0250
Fundamental chemical concepts and principles. Topics include states of matter, stoichiometry, reactivity, atomic structure, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular structure and solutions. (Lec. 3) Not open to students with credit in 103 or 191. (N)Spring, 2017
CHM 102 Laboratory for Chemistry 101
Geldart, All Kingston Sections
Ebersole, Section 0200
Ebersole, Section 0201
Bozzi, Section 0250
Bozzi, Section 0251
Experimental applications for chemical concepts and reactivity emphasizing safety and technique. Experiments follow the content of 101. (Lab. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent registration in 101.Fall, 2017
CHM 103 Introductory Chemistry Lecture
Dombi, Section 0001
Dombi, Section 0002
Brittain, Section 0003
One-semester general chemistry course designed for students whose curriculums require the one-semester organic chemistry course, 124. (Lec. 3) Not open to students with credit in 101 or 191. (N)Fall, 2016
CHM 105 Laboratory for Chemistry 103
Brittain, All Sections
Fits course content of 103. (Lab. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 103.Fall, 2017
CHM 112 General Chemistry Lecture II
Geldart, Section 0001
Chemical kinetics, equilibrium, elementary thermodynamics and electrochemistry integrated with descriptive chemistry and practical applications. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101. (N)Fall, 2017
CHM 114 Laboratory for Chemistry 112
Geldart, All Sections
Experiments follow the content of 112. (Lab. 3) Pre: 102, credit or concurrrent enrollment in 112.Fall, 2017
CHM 124 Introduction to Organic Chemistry
Yekta, Section 0001
Elementary principles of organic chemistry with emphasis on aliphatic compounds, especially those with physiological significance such as amino acids and proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and waxes. (Lec. 3) Pre: 101 or 103. Not open to chemistry or chemical engineering majors.Spring, 2017
CHM 126 Laboratory for Chemistry 124
Ngo, All Kingston Sections
Ebersole, Section 0200
Introduction to chemistry procedures, with emphasis on properties of substances of physiological significance. (Lab. 3) Pre: 102 or 105, credit or concurrent enrollment in 124. Not open to chemistry or chemical engineering majors.Fall, 2017
CHM 191 General Chemistry
Hayes, Section 0001
Atomic theory and structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, bonding and states of matter. Laboratory experiments illustrate basic procedures, concepts, and principles. (Lec. 4, Lab. 3) Pre: chemistry major. Not open to students with credit in 101.Fall, 2017
CHM 192 General Chemistry Continuation of 191. Principles of kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics integrated with descriptive chemistry and qualitative analysis. Laboratory experiments parallel lecture topics. (Lec. 4, Lab. 3) Pre: 101, 102, or 191, chemistry major. Not open to students with credit in 112.Spring, 2017
CHM 212 Quantitative Analysis
Kim, Section 0001
Principles of gravimetric and volumetric analysis with detailed attention to solution of stoichiometric problems. Laboratory analysis of representative substances by gravimetric or volumetric procedures. (Lec. 3, Lab. 3) Pre: 112, 114 or 192.Fall, 2017
CHM 226 Organic Chemistry Laboratory
DeBoef, All Sections
Common techniques and typical preparative methods in both aliphatic and aromatic series. (Lab. 6) Pre: 114, credit or concurrent enrollment in 228. Not open to students with credit in 229 or 230.Spring, 2017
CHM 226H Organic Chemistry Laboratory Common techniques and typical preparative methods in both aliphatic and aromatic series. (Lab. 6) Pre: 114, credit or concurrent enrollment in 228. Not open to students with credit in 229 or 230.Spring, 2012
CHM 227 Organic Chemistry Lecture I
Ngo, Section 0001
Ngo, Section 0002
General principles and theories with emphasis on classification, nomenclature, methods of preparation, and characterisitic reactions of organic compounds in the aliphatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: 112 or 192.Fall, 2017
CHM 227H Organic Chemistry Lecture I General principles and theories with emphasis on classification, nomenclature, methods of preparation, and characterisitic reactions of organic compounds in the aliphatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: 112 or 192.Fall, 2010
CHM 228 Organic Chemistry Lecture II
Kiesewetter, Section 0001
Continuation of 227 with emphasis on the aromatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: 227.Spring, 2017
CHM 228H Organic Chemistry Lecture II Continuation of 227 with emphasis on the aromatic series. (Lec. 3) Pre: 227.Spring, 2012
CHM 229 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I Common techniques and typical preparative methods in the aliphatic series. (Lab. 3) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 227. (Used only for transfer credit.)
CHM 230 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II Continuation of 229 with emphasis on the aromatic series. (Lab. 3) Pre: 229 or equivalent and credit or concurrent enrollment in 228. Only for students requiring a second credit of organic laboratory. (Used only for transfer credit.)
CHM 291 Organic Chemistry
Kiesewetter, Section 0001
Development of principles and theory through an examination of structure, nomenclature, and reactions of organic compounds. (Lec. 3) Pre: 192, chemistry major or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit in 227.Fall, 2015
CHM 292 Organic Chemistry Continuation of 291 with extension to several additioonal families of compounds. (Lec. 3, Lab. 6) Pre: 291, chemistry major. Not open to students with credit in 228.Spring, 2017
CHM 335 Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Freeman, Section 0001
Yang, Section 0002
Freeman, Section 0003
Yang, Section 0004
Physical chemistry properties of gases, liquids, and solutions; electrochemical cells; phase diagrams of binary and ternary systems; and chemical kinetics. Designed for chemistry majors. (Lab. 4) Pre: 431. May be taken concurrently with 431.Fall, 2017
CHM 353 Undergraduate Research
DeBoef, Section 0001
Dwyer, Section 0002
Euler, Section 0003
Freeman, Section 0004
Kiesewetter, Section 0005
Kim, Section 0006
Kirschenbaum, Section 0007
Levine, Section 0008
Lucht, Section 0009
Oxley, Section 0010
Smith, Section 0011
Yang, Section 0012
Methods of approach to a research problem. Literature, laboratory work, and a report of an original problem or problems. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
CHM 354 Undergraduate Research in Forensic Chemistry
DeBoef, Section 0001
Dwyer, Section 0002
Euler, Section 0003
Freeman, Section 0004
Kiesewetter, Section 0005
Kim, Section 0006
Kirschenbaum, Section 0007
Levine, Section 0008
Lucht, Section 0009
Oxley, Section 0010
Smith, Section 0011
Yang, Section 0012
Methods of approach to a research problem in forensic chemistry. Literature, laboratory work, and a report of an original problem or problems. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
CHM 391 Forensic Science Overview
Oxley, Section 0001
A seminar/discussion group designed to introduce students to the areas and issues in Forensic Science. Students seeking a forensic science minor should attend this weekly seminar two semesters. (Lec. 1) May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.Spring, 2008
CHM 392 Introduction to Criminalistics A class designed to introduce students to the basic areas and issues in forensic science in criminalistics. It is required for students seeking a forensic science minor. (Lec. 3) May not be repeated for credit. May not be taken in the same semester as 391.Spring, 2008
CHM 401 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
Euler, Section 0001
Principles of inorganic chemistry broadly related to structure and reactivity. Many-electron atoms, bonding theories, acid-base concepts, coordination chemistry, reaction mechanisms. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432.Fall, 2017
CHM 402 Physical Inorganic Laboratory Synthesis of inorganic compounds emphasizing inert atmosphere and vacuum line techniques; characterization by spectroscopic and electrochemical techniques. (Lab. 4) Pre: 401. Spring, 2016
CHM 412 Instrumental Methods of Analysis Theory and application of optical and electrical instruments to solution of chemical problems: flame photometry, emission spectroscopy, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared spectrophotometry, colorimetry, turbidimetry, nephelometry, fluorometry, potentiometry, voltammetric titration methods. (Lec. 3) Pre: 228 and credit or concurrent enrollment in 432.Spring, 2014
CHM 414 Instrumental Methods of Analysis Laboratory Applications of instrumental methods to the solution of problems in analytical chemistry. (Lab. 6) Pre: credit or concurrent enrollment in 412.Spring, 2017
CHM 425 Advanced Organic Laboratory
Levine, Section 0001
Techniques in organic chemical research, including air sensitive chemicals, flash chromatography, and instrumental methods of structure determination. Separation of mixtures and identification of components by infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopies. (Lab. 6) Pre: 292 or 226 and 228 and credit or concurrent enrollment in 427.Fall, 2017
CHM 427 Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Levine, Section 0001
Intermediate organic chemistry with emphasis on organic reaction mechanism, stereochemistry, spectroscopic characterization, and newer synthetic methods. (Lec. 3) Pre: 226, 228 or 292.Fall, 2016
CHM 431 Physical Chemistry I
Freeman, Section 0001
Gas laws, laws of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibria, and electrochemistry. (Lec. 3) Pre: 114 or 192 and MTH 142 and PHY 112 or 204, or 214. May be taken for graduate credit by graduate students whose undergraduate programs do not require physical chemistry.Fall, 2017
CHM 432 Physical Chemistry II Atomic theory, quantum chemistry, bonding, molecular interactions, chemical kinetics, kinetic theory, and spectroscopy. (Lec. 3) Pre: 431. May be taken for graduate credit by graduate students whose undergraduate programs do not require physical chemistry.Spring, 2017
CHM 441 The Chemistry of Biological Systems Chemical biology, molecular aspects of biological structures, equilibria, energetics, reactions, and metabolism. (Lec. 3) Pre: 228, 432.Spring, 2013
CHM 492 Seminar in Chemistry Preparation and presentation of papers on selected topics in chemistry. Required of seniors in chemistry. (Seminar) Pre: prior or concurrent enrollment in 432. Not for graduate credit.Spring, 2017
CHM 500 Chemical Safety and Research Ethics This course will equip first-year graduate students with the necessary hygiene and safety skills, and ethical standards for performing chemical research. Essential skills for success as a professional scientist. (Lec. 1) Pre: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.Spring, 2017
CHM 501 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I Systematic analysis of bonding schemes and structural aspects of molecular systems encountered in inorganic chemistry. Special emphasis on electron density distributions, physical methods of analysis, and practical applications of quantum mechanics. (Lec. 3) Pre: 401.Fall, 2012
CHM 502 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II Modern inorganic chemistry approached from experimental, theoretical, and descriptive points of view. Includes electronic structure and bonding in coordination chemistry, topology, thermodynamics of complex formation, mechanisms, lanthanides, and actinides. (Lec. 3) Pre: 401 or equivalent.Spring, 2012
CHM 504 Physical Methods of Inorganic Chemistry Theory and application of numerous experimental techniques used for the elucidation of molecular and electronic structure of inorganic molecules. Primary emphasis is on nuclear magnetic resonance, optical, infrared, Raman, and electron paramagnetic spectroscopies. (Lec. 3) Pre: 401 or permission of instructor.
CHM 505 Chemical Synthesis and Mechanism
DeBoef, Section 0001
The theory and design of modern synthetic schemes. Emphasis will be placed on broadly used reactions that can be applied to interdisciplinary bioorganic, organometallic and materials chemistry research. (Lec. 3) Pre: CHM 427 or permission of the instructor.Fall, 2015
CHM 506 Chemical Analysis
Dwyer, Section 0001
Fundamental principles governing methods and instrumentation used for chemical analysis. (Lec. 3) Pre: CHM 412 or permission of the instructor.Fall, 2015
CHM 507 Chemical Structure and Material Property
Yang, Section 0001
Fundamentals and applications of chemical thermodynamics, molecular structures, chemical transformations, principles and practice of computational chemistry. (Lec. 3) Pre: CHM 432 or permission of the instructor.Fall, 2015
CHM 511 Advanced Analytical Chemistry I Fundamentals of electrochemistry, including a review of electricity and how it passes through conductors, electrochemical cells, electrode reactions, ionic solutions, polarization, transport mechanisms, voltammetry. Statistical treatment of experimental data. (Lec. 3) Pre: 412 or permission of instructor.Spring, 2017
CHM 512 Advanced Analytical Chemistry II Fundamentals of chromatographic and electrophoretic separations and major spectroscopic techniques. Basic theory, instrumentation, advantages, limitations, and applications of these techniques as well as new instrumental developments are discussed. (Lec. 3) Pre: 412 and MTH 243.Spring, 2013
CHM 519 Theoretical Concepts in NMR The physical concepts of NMR phenomena are presented, beginning with signals generated in the probe, carried through the spectrometer console, into the computer, and finally represented as a spectrum. (Lec. 3) Pre: 292, PHY 112, and MTH 141, or equivalents, or permission of instructor.
CHM 520 Interpretation of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional NMR Spectra Uses of chemical shifts and coupling constants are presented for interpreting one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) proton and carbon spectra. Includes relaxation time measurements, decoupling, and simple 2D interpretation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 292, PHY 112, MTH 141, or equivalents, or CHM 519 or permission of instructor.Fall, 2006
CHM 521 Advanced Organic Chemistry I Emphasis on fundamental organic structure theory and reaction mechanisms. (Lec. 3) Pre: 226 and 228 or equivalent.Spring, 2014
CHM 522 Advanced Organic Chemistry II Modern synthetic reactions and their application to such areas as natural products. (Lec. 3) Pre: 521 or permission of instructor.Spring, 2008
CHM 524 Interpretation of Two-Dimensional NMR Spectra Covers the theoretical and practical aspects of two-dimensional (2D) NMR. Includes pulse sequences, instrument setup, and chemical applications. (Lec. 3) Pre: 519 and 520 or permission of instructor.
CHM 531 Advanced Physical Chemistry I Principles and applications of chemical thermodynamics and chemical statistical thermodynamics. Includes the three laws of thermodynamics, statistical distributions, statistical thermodynamic ensembles and fluctuations. Applications to ideal gases and crystals, real fluid, and chemical equilibrium. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.Fall, 2013
CHM 532 Advanced Physical Chemistry II Principles and applications of quantum chemistry. Includes formal development of quantum theory and applications to electronic structure as well as other problems of chemical interest. (Lec. 3) Pre: 432 or permission of instructor.Fall, 2012
CHM 551 Nonthesis Master's Research
DeBoef, Section 0001
Research on original problem for fulfillment of research requirement for nonthesis master's degree. Literature survey, laboratory work, and detailed report required. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.
CHM 552 Nonthesis Master's Research
DeBoef, Section 0001
Research on original problem for fulfillment of research requirement for nonthesis master's degree. Literature survey, laboratory work, and detailed report required. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.
CHM 599 Master's Thesis Research
DeBoef, Section 0001
Dwyer, Section 0002
Euler, Section 0003
Freeman, Section 0004
Kiesewetter, Section 0005
Kim, Section 0006
Kirschenbaum, Section 0007
Levine, Section 0008
Lucht, Section 0009
Oxley, Section 0010
Smith, Section 0011
Yang, Section 0012
Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with major professor or program committee. A minimum of 6 credits is required of students who have chosen the thesis option for the master's degree. (Independent Study) S/U credit.
CHM 608 Inorganic Reaction Mechanisms Kinetics and mechanisms of reactions in aqueous solution: techniques, results, and theoretical interpretation. Instrumentation for studying rapid reactions in solution, relaxation methods, electron transfer rates, hydrolytic and solvolytic reactions, metal ion complexation, reactions of biological significance. (Lec. 3) Pre: 502 or permission of instructor.
CHM 616 Applied Analytical Techniques Application of analytical instrumentation and techniques to practical problems. Limitations and specific difficulties of analyzing complex matrices in practical research. Problem-oriented presentation. (Lec. 3) Pre: 511 and 512 or permission of instructor.
CHM 618 Theory of Separations Companion to 616. In-depth presentation of theory of separation processes. Emphasis on methods development, advanced topics, and current advances using gas and liquid chromatography. (Lec. 3) Pre: 511 or permission of instructor.Fall, 2006
CHM 621 Advanced Topics in Physical Organic Chemistry Mechanistic aspects of organic chemistry: molecular orbital theory, thermal and photochemical cycloadditions and rearrangements. Consideration of carbenes, nitrenes, and free radicals. Evaluation of steric, stereoelectronic, and secondary orbital effects. (Lec. 3) Pre: 521 and 522 or permission of instructor.
CHM 623 Advanced Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry Advanced topics in the synthetic aspects of organic chemistry. Synthetic reactions and techniques, strategies, and designs. Conformational and stereochemical analyses, asymmetric synthesis, and natural product syntheses. (Lec. 3) Pre: 521 and 522 or permission of instructor.
CHM 642 Graduate Seminar
Dwyer, Section 0001
Results of detailed literature surveys are presented orally and in writing. Required of candidates for advanced degrees in chemistry. (Seminar) S/U credit.Spring, 2016
CHM 643 Graduate Seminar
Dwyer, Section 0001
Results of detailed literature surveys are presented orally and in writing. Required of candidates for advanced degrees in chemistry. (Seminar) S/U credit.Spring, 2016
CHM 644 Graduate Seminar
Dwyer, Section 0001
Results of detailed literature surveys are presented orally and in writing. Required of candidates for advanced degrees in chemistry. (Seminar) S/U credit.Spring, 2012
CHM 691 Special Topics Covers special research topics of interest. (Independent Study). Pre: permission of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.Spring, 2017
CHM 699 Doctoral Dissertation Research
DeBoef, Section 0001
Dwyer, Section 0002
Euler, Section 0003
Freeman, Section 0004
Kiesewetter, Section 0005
Kim, Section 0006
Kirschenbaum, Section 0007
Levine, Section 0008
Lucht, Section 0009
Oxley, Section 0010
Smith, Section 0011
Yang, Section 0012
Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.
CHM 930 Workshop in Chemistry Topics for Teachers Especially designed for teachers of physical sciences. Basic topics of chemistry from an advanced or pedagogical perspective. (Workshop) Pre: teacher certification.