0008 Environmental Chemistry. An introductory course designed primarily to give non-science majors an appreciation of basic chemical principles underlying the causes of and possible solutions to current environmental problems. The concept of equilibrium in complex systems; thermodynamic limits and kinetic realities. Case studies from current literature. Prerequisite: High-school chemistry. Spring 2000 and alternate years.
0031 Physical Chemistry I. Introduction to the principles of modern physical chemistry: elementary wave mechanics, atomic structure, and chemical bonding, elementary statistical thermodynamics, and the thermodynamic basis for phase behavior, chemical reactivity and equilibrium in gases and liquid solutions. Prerequisites: Chemistry 2 or 12, Mathematics 34 or equivalent, and Physics 2 or 12, or consent. Physics may be taken concurrently.
0043 Bioanalytical Chemistry. Characterization, separation, detection, identification, and quantification of analytes in complex biological samples. Alternative to CHEM 0042 (Quantitative Analysis), but designed for students majoring in biochemistry or with interests in biotechnology, chemical biology, and biomedical engineering. Modern instrumentation, experimental methodology, and data analysis in a hands-on laboratory environment supported by a formal lecture to introduce fundamental concepts and reinforce experimental design and methods in data interpretation and error analysis. Three lectures, one laboratory. Fall.
0132 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics. Study of chemical reaction rates in the gas phase and solution. Topics include kinetic models, experimental methods, molecular reaction dynamics, kinetic theory of gases, potential energy surfaces, and transition state theory. Prerequisite: Chemistry 32 or consent. Fall 2021 and alternate years.
0134 Statistical Mechanics. Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein, and Maxwell-Boltzmann statistics. Ensembles, most probable distribution, and fluctuations. Calculation of chemical potential from molecular constants; determination of equilibrium in gas-phase reaction systems; transport properties; simple theories of solids, liquids, and solution. Prerequisite: Chemistry 32; Mathematics 51 recommended.
0141 Instrumental Analysis. Theory, operation, and application of principal instruments used in chemical analysis and research. Selected special topics such as molecular, atomic, and mass spectroscopies; electrochemistry; and chromatography are included. Designed to acquaint the student with modern laboratory techniques used in all areas of chemistry. Students will select an analytical project of their choosing (with instructor approval) incorporating analytical metrics of precision, accuracy, selectivity, and sensitivity as well as develop experiments and questions that relate theory to experimental data. Recommendations: Chemistry 31, 42, and 51, or consent. Fall.
Lecture and experiments covering chemical concepts for accelerated students who do not plan to take organic chemistry. Properties of gases, liquids, solutions, and solids; chemical equilibrium and chemical thermodynamics; atomic and molecular structure; chemical kinetics; electrochemistry. Materials fee.
Photochemical and photovoltaic processes in molecules and semiconductors; quantum mechanics; statistical thermodynamics; kinetics; and experimental techniques relevant to photon absorption and emission; photochemical charge separation, recombination, and transport of electrons and ions; and interfacial redox chemistry.
Students will have an easier time devising a fair test if they are well versed in the definitions of physical changes and chemical changes. Students should propose an experiment to you before they test their hypothesis. To observe a temperature change during a physical change, students should devise a procedure such as:
This method of studying chemical reactions has been reported by Lugemwa and Duffy et al.2,3 We used a balance good to 0.1 g to do the measurements. Although fermentation is an anaerobic process, it is not necessary to exclude oxygen to do these experiments. Lactose and galactose dissolve slowly. Mild heat using a microwave greatly speeds up the process. When using these sugars, allow the sugar solutions to cool to room temperature before adding the yeast and microwaving for an additional 15 seconds.
Note, however, that there are some deviations in the figure at left from what is predicted by the Nernst equation. Thus, one cannot conclude that Vm = EK. Such deviations indicate that another ion is also involved in generating the resting potential. That ion is Na+. The high concentration of Na+ outside the cell and relatively low concentration inside the cell results in a chemical (diffusional) driving force for Na+ influx. There is also an electrical driving force because the inside of the cell is negative and this negativity attracts the positive sodium ions. Consequently, if the cell has a small permeability to sodium, Na+ will move across the membrane and the membrane potential would be more depolarized than would be expected from the K+ equilibrium potential.
CHEM 5 Kitchen Chemistry (3) (GN)(BA) CHEM 5 focuses on an elementary discussion of the chemistry associated with foods and cooking. It incorporates lectures and videos, reading, problem-solving, and "edible"; home experiments to facilitate students' understanding of chemical concepts and scientific inquiry within the context of food and cooking. Please note that this is a chemistry class presented in a real world interactive way, not a cooking class! The course will start from a primer on food groups and cooking, proceed to the structures of foods, and end with studies of the physical and chemical changes observed in foods. Students will develop an enhanced understanding of the chemical principles involved in food products and common cooking techniques.
Selected principles and applications of chemistry. Prior study of chemistry is not assumed. Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 101 or CHEM 110. CHEM 101 CHEM 101 Introductory Chemistry (2-3) CHEM 101 is an introductory chemistry course designed to prepare students for college level chemistry courses, such as CHEM 110 or CHEM 202. Prior study of chemistry is not assumed, so the course introduces the vocabulary along with some basic principles of chemical problem solving.The course covers the following topics: matter and measurement, molecules and molecular compounds, ions and ionic compounds, chemical reaction types, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular weights, the mole, simple quantitative calculations with chemical reactions, the periodic table, nomenclature, electronic structure of atoms, simple periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, and properties of various states of matter, acids and bases, and the basics of chemical equilibrium.There are 2 and 3 credit versions of this course offered at different locations. The 3-credit version usually involves a laboratory component.
Introductory chemistry and chemical principles for students who are required to take additional chemistry, e.g., CHEM 112, but are unprepared for CHEM 110. CHEM 106 Introductory and General Chemistry (5) (GN)(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements. CHEM 106 is an extended version of the first-semester comprehensive general chemistry course. It includes more class time for preparing students so that they learn introductory chemistry and general college level chemistry in one semester. As in CHEM 110, CHEM 106 introduces students to the basic principles of chemistry with an emphasis on the relationships between the microscopic structure and macroscopic properties of matter. Principles are illustrated with a wide variety of examples from the sciences, from engineering and technology, and from everyday life.The course covers the following topics: matter and measurement, molecules and molecular compounds, ions and ionic compounds, chemical reaction types, atomic and molecular weights, the mole, quantitative calculations with chemical reactions, the periodic table, nomenclature, aqueous reactions and solution stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electronic structure of atoms, periodic properties of the elements, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, the gaseous, liquid, and solid states of matter, properties of solutions, some basic aspects of chemical equilibrium, and applications to the real world including environmental chemistry. GN credit for CHEM 106 requires that CHEM 111 also be completed.
CHEM 111 is a one-credit introductory general chemistry laboratory course. It is designed to complement the lecture course CHEM 110. Students are introduced to laboratory safety and good experimental technique, how to keep a proper laboratory notebook, and interpret experimental data. The course introduces laboratory experimentation in the context of a variety of specific topics, such as reactions in solutions, spectroscopy, acids and bases, and the synthesis and analysis of chemical compounds.
CHEM 112 builds upon the subject matter of CHEM 110, covering the following topics: reaction rates and chemical kinetics, nuclear applications, catalysis, gas phase and aqueous equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, entropy, free energy, acid-base equilibria, the pH scale, the common-ion effect, buffers, acid-base titrations, factors that affect aqueous solubility, electrochemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, oxidation states, voltaic cells, batteries, corrosion, electrolysis, transition metals, crystal field theory, molecular orbital theory, bonding in solids, and properties of modern materials.
CHEM 113, Experimental Chemistry II, is the second introductory general chemistry laboratory course in the CHEM 111/113 sequence. CHEM 113 is meant to complement the lecture course, CHEM 112. The course builds on the material learned in CHEM 111, emphasizing quantitative and analytical procedures. Essential material covered includes proper use of a laboratory notebook, writing a formal laboratory report, use of the chemical literature, experimental design, laboratory safety, introduction into chemical instrumentation, and interpretation of data, including basic statistics. 2b1af7f3a8