(for non-science majors) This course allows students to pursue further study of chemical issues as they relate to the consumer and to health. Students will become familiar with issues surrounding the use of everyday products such as laundry products, personal-care products, plastics, fibers and food additives. Also included are an introduction to organic chemistry, biochemistry and the chemistry of some health-related issues. Students should complete this course with an awareness of the complexities of the chemical structures in their daily lives and the issues involving their use and abuse, so that they may make more informed decisions.
(required for Science and Engineering majors) An introduction to the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, including the properties of matter, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, energy and thermochemistry, atomic structure, and the periodic table. Basic knowledge of algebra, geometry and trigonometry is presumed. Students enrolled in MATH-099 or MATH-100 may not take this course. This course is not recommended for students enrolled in the WRIT-100 fundamentals course.
required for Science and Engineering majors) This hands-on laboratory-based course highlights concepts covered in Chemistry I Lecture. Emphasis is placed on developing good laboratory and data analysis skills. Experiments include acid/base titrations, heat determination using calorimeters and oxidation/reduction reactions.
(required for science majors) Continuation of CHEM 103 Chemistry I. that provides an introduction to chemical bonding and molecular geometry, property of gases, intermolecular attractions, solutions, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases and thermodynamics.
(required for science majors) This hands-on laboratory-based course highlights concepts covered in Chemistry II Lecture. Analytical and data interpretation/ presentation skills are honed through a series of experiments including aspirin synthesis and determination of vitamin C content.
An introduction to the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, including properties of matter, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, energy and thermochemistry, atomic structure and the periodic table.
This course provides hands-on experience with topics addressed in lecture, and includes lab exercises illustrating the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, including properties of matter, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, energy and thermochemistry, atomic structure and the periodic table. Completion of lab exercises/experiments will provide useful reinforcement of topics presented in the lecture course component and provide valuable experience with lab techniques.
An introduction to chemical bonding and molecular geometry, intermolecular attractions, properties of solutions, kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids, bases, buffers, and thermodynamics.
This course provides hands-on experience with topics addressed in lecture, and includes lab exercises illustrating the fundamental laws and theories of chemistry, including properties of solutions, equilibrium and kinetics in chemical reactions, and equilibrium conditions of other aqueous solutions. Completion of lab exercises/experiments will provide useful reinforcement of topics presented in the lecture course component and provide valuable experience with lab techniques.
First semester in a 2-semester lecture series on Organic Chemistry. Topics include origin and history of organic chemistry; chemical bonding, structure and properties of organic compounds; structure, properties and nomenclature of the alkanes; stereochemistry, and a comprehensive discussion of the substitution and elimination reactions of alkyl halides.
First semester in a 2-semester companion course to Organic Chemistry Lecture. Topics include practical instruction in basic organic chemistry laboratory techniques such as recrystallization, distillation, extraction, reflux, thin-layer chromatography, gas chromatography, and IR spectroscopy. Utilizing these techniques, the synthesis and characteristic reactions of alkyl halides are explored.
Second semester in a 2-semester lecture series on Organic Chemistry. Topics include the structure, nomenclature, synthesis and characteristic reactions of alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones & aromatic compounds.
Second semester in a 2-semester companion course to Organic Chemistry Lecture. Utilizing techniques learned in first semester, the synthesis and characteristic reactions of alkenes, alcohols, aromatics and aldehydes/ketones are studied.
Students will become acquainted with the various sub-disciplines of forensic science with emphasis on the chemical principles used to collect, process, identify, quantify and qualify crime scene/victim evidence. Through lectures and case studies, the scientific foundations for the examination of physical, chemical, and biological evidence will be explored. Laboratory sessions will provide hands on experience with modern forensic techniques used to analyze physical evidence such as blood, glass, and fibers. The course will culminate with a mock trial in which students present the results of their analytical investigations to a jury.
This course is a one-semester overview of organic chemistry and biochemistry for PA majors and open to those who meet the prerequisites. After introduction to different functional groups, the course provides a systematic study of the biologically important compounds, including amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids. Emphasis will be placed upon the structure, properties and functions of these compounds. The course will culminate in an overarching discussion of the intricacies of metabolism of some of these biomolecules.
Fundamental topics in thermodynamics are covered, emphasizing the first three laws of thermodynamics. Applications of these principles and chemical equilibrium to ideal gases, real gases, solutions and solids are discussed. Chemical kinetics is covered in detail. A brief examination of the field of chemical dynamics is included. Where appropriate, current research in these areas will be discussed. The laboratory will emphasize using chemistry techniques such as FTIR, UV-Vis, GC and computational programs to examine fundamental physical processes.
Quantum mechanics is the fundamental theory underlying the description of atoms. It details how atoms can interact on the microscopic level. Quantum mechanics will be used to understand the observed spectroscopic properties of atoms and molecules. Statistical mechanics, which connects the macroscopic world of thermodynamics and kinetics with quantum mechanics, will also be covered. The laboratory is a continuation of CHEM-305 with an emphasis on spectroscopy.
An advanced course in modern inorganic chemistry that covers structure and bonding, symmetry, thermodynamics and mechanisms; along with a systematic discussion of reactions and properties of representative main group and transition metal elements. This course will also illustrate some of the relationships between inorganic chemistry and other areas of chemistry, including biochemistry. The laboratory covers a variety of synthetic techniques and physical and analytical methodologies that are particularly applicable to inorganic compounds.
The goal of this course is to give a broad understanding of Pharmaceutical Industry and the many areas of the business. The course will cover the lifecycle overview of drug development and the organization that support each step of the lifecycle. This course will give an overview of drug development and a career in the pharma industry.
WRITING INTENSIVE: This course provides an overview of the variety of analytical and instrumental methods for quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis. Topics include gravimetric and volumetric analysis; ultraviolet, infrared, and visible spectroscopy; gas and liquid chromatography; and mass spectrometry. Laboratory sessions hone students? analytical- and criticalthinking skills. Students are required to work on a group research project and present their findings at a local/regional scientific conference. [Writing Intensive]
A study of a specialized topic and/or recent developments in one of the fields of chemistry. Sample topics might include theoretical organic chemistry, spectroscopy, photochemistry, stereo-chemistry and computational chemistry.
Students interested in pursuing independent research in any field of chemistry or biochemistry under faculty supervision must submit a proposal to the dean of the School of Science and Health for approval at least two weeks before pre-registration. The research will include both literature search and experimental work in any current field of chemistry or biochemistry. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to do an oral presentation to the faculty during reading days and prepare a comprehensive written report as mandated by the American Chemical Society.
Continuation of CHEM-391