Chemistry

Professors

Michael Lane, Chair

James C. Duchamp

Jamie Ferguson

Laura J. Hainsworth

The program is a four-year sequence of courses in the Chemistry and Teacher Preparation tracks, or a three-year sequence at Emory & Henry followed by courses at a school of pharmacy in the Applied Health Sciences track. To prevent scheduling problems, first-year students are encouraged to consult with members of the department for a recommended four-year academic plan. Some courses in the contextual and support areas also should be scheduled at certain times.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CHEM 100 : Introduction to Biology and Chemistry

This course introduces students to foundational biology and chemistry concepts with an emphasis on the relationship between the two. In addition, the course will focus on techniques and study strategies which are key to success in the Natural Sciences.

Semester Hours

3

CHEM 105 : Intro to College Chemistry

Basic theories of atomic structure, chemical reactions, gas laws, atomic theory, and chemical bonding. Not intended for potential science majors. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours.

Semester Hours

4

CHEM 111 : General Chemistry I

Concepts and theories of atomic structure, chemical bonding, gases, liquids, and solids. Qualitative and quantitative descriptions of chemical reactions. Solution chemistry. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Understanding the Natural World.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

Exceed the math placement cut-off score as established by the Department of Mathematics in order to take any 100-level mathematics course, or C- or better in Math 099.

CHEM 111L : Chemistry 111 Lab

Lab course covering the concepts and theories of atomic structure, chemical bonding, gases, liquids, and solids. Qualitative and quantitative descriptions of chemical reactions. Solution chemistry. This course satisfies the Modes of Inquiry requirement for Understanding the Natural World. Corequisite: 111. Four laboratory hours. Zero semester hours.

Semester Hours

0

CHEM 112 : General Chemistry II

Fundamental laws of kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acid base theory, descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals, and nuclear chemistry. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Critical Thinking in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

C- or better in 111 and 111L.

CHEM 112L : General Chemistry Ii/Lab

Lab course covering the fundamental laws of kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, chemical equilibrium, acid base theory, descriptive chemistry of metals and nonmetals, and nuclear chemistry.. Corequisite: 112. Four laboratory hours. Zero semester hours.

Semester Hours

0

CHEM 211 : Organic Chemistry I

Study of organic compounds based on the functional groups approach. Emphasis on physical and chemical properties, applications, reactions, mechanisms, syntheses, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and molecular modeling. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours. Prerequisite for 211: C- or better in 112. Prerequisite for 212: C- or better in 211.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

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CHEM 212 : Organic Chemistry II

Study of organic compounds based on the functional groups approach. Emphasis on physical and chemical properties, applications, reactions, mechanisms, syntheses, nomenclature, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, and molecular modeling. Three lecture hours and four laboratory hours. Prerequisite for 211: C- or better in 112. Prerequisite for 212: C- or better in 211.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

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CHEM 221 : Analytical Chemistry

Quantitative volumetric and gravimetric analysis, statistical treatment of data, electrochemistry, and introductory instrumental methods of analysis. This course satisfies the proficiency requirements for Oral Communication and Quantitative Literacy in the disciplines.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

112.

CHEM 230 : Intro. to Inorganic Chemistry

Foundational course in inorganic chemistry. Topics include periodic properties, simple bonding and molecular orbital theory, molecular symmetry and group theory, acidbase and donoracceptor chemistry, and descriptive chemistry of the main group elements. Prerequiste: Three lecture hours.

Semester Hours

3

CHEM 240 : Intro. to Biochemistry

An introduction to the molecules and chemical reactions of living systems. Structure and function of important classes of biomolecules are explored and the relationship of structure to function is stressed. Basic metabolic sequences are discussed. Prerequiste: 112. Three lecture hours.

Semester Hours

3

CHEM 285 : Research Experience I

Hands-on research experience through assistance in faculty research projects.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

112 and permission of the faculty member directing the project.

CHEM 286 : Research Experience II

Hands-on research experience through assistance in faculty research projects.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

112 and permission of the faculty member directing the project.

CHEM 287 : Research Experience III

Hands-on research experience through assistance in faculty research projects.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

112 and permission of the faculty member directing the project.

CHEM 288 : Research Experience IV

Hands-on research experience through assistance in faculty research projects.

Semester Hours

1

Prerequisites

112 and permission of the faculty member directing the project.

CHEM 312 : Physical Chemistry I

Study of physical chemical principles related to classical thermodynamics, equilibrium properties of solids and solutions, kinetic theory and reaction kinetics.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

Chemistry 112, Mathematics 152, and Physics 201; or permission.

CHEM 313 : Physical Chemistry II

Quantum mechanical approach extended to descriptions of chemical bonding and spectroscopy using group theory. Physical methods of studying crystal structure and electromagnetic properties.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

312.

CHEM 320 : Materials Science

Focus on kinetic and thermodynamical processes in solid state structures. Emphasis on structure-property Relationships especially as related to mechanical properties. This course satisfies the proficiency requirement for Ethical Reasoning in the disciplines. Prerequiste: 112. Three lecture hours.

Semester Hours

3

CHEM 330 : Advanced Chemistry Laboratory

An enriched, integrated laboratory experience focusing on procedures associated with inorganic and physical chemistry. Topics include apparatus design and construction, synthesis, separation methods, spectroscopic analysis and application of computers in the laboratory.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

221, 230; Corequisite: 312 .

CHEM 350 : Special Topics

Selected topics in chemistry chosen by the instructor in response to student needs and interests.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

111 and 112 and permission of instructor.

CHEM 411 : Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry of the elements emphasizing periodic trends and electronic properties. Current theories of bonding and molecular structure; reactivity and uses of coordination complexes.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

212.

CHEM 422 : Instrumental Analysis

Principles of design and operation of modern instrumentation in chemistry. Consideration of methods common in research as well as applied sciences such as environmental monitoring and medicine.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

221.

CHEM 430X : Biochemistry

Cell ultrastructure, metabolic pathways, and control mechanisms for cellular processes: respiration, photosynthesis, DNA, replication, protein synthesis, and differentiation.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

Biology 117 and Chemistry 211.

CHEM 433 : Advanced Organic Chemistry

Organic reactions and mechanisms. Hueckle molecular orbital theory, electrocyclic reactions, molecular photochemistry, nonclassicalcarbonium ions, carbanions, natural products, synthesis of novel and biologically important compounds.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

212.

CHEM 444 : Instrumental Organic Analysis

Qualitative and quantitative analysis of organic compounds based on spectrometric and chromatographic methods. Techniques including infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, ultra-violet/visible, gas chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and combination techniques such as GC-MS. Emphasis on problem solving with instrumentation.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

212.

CHEM 460 : Independent Study

Experimental or theoretical student research under chemistry faculty supervision.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

senior status and departmental approval.

CHEM 470 : Internship I

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

junior or senior status, approval of department, and completion of appropriate courses as preparation for the desired work experience.

CHEM 471 : Internship II

Work experience related to the student's major, jointly supervised by the department and a professional in the field. Although the usual internship will carry either three or six hours credit, a student may elect to arrange an internship carrying between two and six hours credit with the permission of the department. Each hour of credit will require forty hours at the internship site.

Semester Hours

6

Prerequisites

junior or senior status, approval of department, and completion of appropriate courses as preparation for the desired work experience.

CHEM 490 : Honor Project

Independent research in a special topic for honors.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

senior status, GPA of 3.