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Chemistry

CHEM 1315 General Chemistry I
Introductory course in inorganic chemistry dealing with fundamental concepts of measurements, atomic theory, electron configuration, periodicity, bonding, molecular structure, stoichiometry, gas laws, and changes in state and thermochemistry. Laboratory required. Pre or corequisite: MATH 1513.
CHEM 1415 General Chemistry II
This course is algebra based and is a continuation of CHEM 1315 with emphasis on kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, biochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Lab four hours per week. Prerequisite: CHEM 1315.
CHEM 3125 Organic Chemistry I
A two-semester study of fundamental concepts of organic chemistry including acid base theory, nomenclature, structures, reactions, and reaction mechanisms of the principle functional groups. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: CHEM 1415. (Formerly CHEM 2315)
CHEM 3225 Organic Chemistry II
Continuation of CHEM 3125 covering the fundamental concepts of organic structure and reactions of the principle functional groups as well as reaction mechanisms. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: CHEM 3125. (Formerly CHEM 2415)
CHEM 3404 Biochemistry
Study of compounds and reaction mechanisms occurring in living organisms. Laboratory required. Prerequisite: CHEM 3225.
CHEM 3515 Environmental Chemistry
A course designed to provide chemical and analytical applications within industrial and environmental settings. Advanced laboratory skills with emphasis on EPA methods will be stressed. Labs will include proper sampling techniques, sample handling and storage, and analysis of student-obtained field samples. Prerequisite: CHEM 1415. (Formerly CHEM 2515)