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CHEMISTRY (CHEM)
Division of Science and Mathematics
Division of Science & Mathematics - Adm
 
CHEM 1001 - Chemistry for the Curious Citizen: The Role of Chemistry in the Environment and Everyday Life (SCI-L)
(4.0 cr; =[CHEM 1801]; may not count toward chem major or minor; summer, offered periodically)
The central nature and relevance of chemistry to the environment and everyday life. Air quality, the ozone layer, global warming, energy resources, acid rain, and nutrition. Discussion and debate of current events related to these topics. Select readings on significant historical chemical discoveries in these areas that still resonate today. Basic chemistry lab principles and techniques. This course is intended for non-science majors.



CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry I (SCI-L)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-Math 0901 or placement beyond Math 0901 using ACT/placement exam score; fall, every year)
Scientific method, measurements, nomenclature, stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, thermochemistry, chemical periodicity, introduction to chemical bonding, and properties of common elements and ions. Development of scientific reasoning and problem-solving skills. Laboratory exercises concomitant with these topics. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)



CHEM 1102 - General Chemistry II (SCI-L)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1101; spring, every year)
Continuation of Chem 1101. Chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, acid-base chemistry, chemical equilibrium, oxidation-reduction reactions, kinetics, thermodynamics, quantum theory, nuclear chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry. Lab exercises concomitant with these topics. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)



CHEM 1801 - Science Savvy in Our Modern World (IC)
(2.0 cr; =[CHEM 1001]; Prereq-new college student in their first semester of enrollment at UMM; fall, offered periodically)
If students and chemistry were in a Facebook relationship, the status would be "it's complicated." Some students love science and some love to hate it. "America's Finest News Source," The Onion, has repeatedly reported that "science is hard" but are they right? Chemistry is too important in our modern world to be ignored simply because it's complicated or perceived to be hard. Some science is hard but just because a science topic is complex doesn't mean that it can only be understood by rocket scientists. Through written reflections and discussions based on mainstream science books and current event articles, students explore the connections between science and society. The course helps students to understand the role of experts and bias in the reporting. The course also helps students to become more science literate about the green and sustainable activities on campus. Ultimately, this course fosters a relationship where students both need and want to be engaged with chemistry.



CHEM 1993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 1994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed research form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus undergraduate research experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (SCI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1102; fall, every year)
Introduction to the structure and reactivity of organic molecules; nomenclature and functional groups; stereochemistry; mechanisms of substitution and elimination pathways; physical organic chemistry; introduction to synthetic strategy; fundamentals of spectroscopic techniques.



CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (SCI)
(4.0 cr; =[CHEM 2304]; Prereq-C or better in 2301, coreq 2321 or # for chem majors; spring, every year)
Continuation of topics from Chem 2301; spectroscopy; chemistry of polyenes, aromatic systems, and amines; enol and enolate chemistry; free-radical chemistry; retrosynthetic analysis; special topics.



CHEM 2304 - Organic Chemistry II with a Biological Emphasis (SCI)
(4.0 cr; =[CHEM 2302]; Prereq-C or better in 2301, Biol 2111 or #; spring, offered periodically)
Continuation of topics from Chem 2301, with an emphasis on compounds and reactions of biological interest. Topics include spectroscopy, structure and reactivity of aromatic compounds, phosphoryl and acyl group transfer, nucleophilic carbonyl addition, reactions involving enolate and enamine intermediates, coenzyme chemistry, electrophilic addition, beta elimination, oxidation and reduction of organic compounds, and reactions involving free radical intermediates.



CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Lab I
(1.0 cr; coreq 2301 or #; fall, every year)
Development of lab techniques in organic chemistry; experimental problem-solving. (3 hrs lab)



CHEM 2312 - Organic Chemistry Lab II
(1.0 cr; Prereq-2311, coreq 2302 or 2304 or #; spring, offered periodically)
Laboratory work in organic synthesis, experimental design, and spectroscopic analysis with an emphasis on reactions of biological interest. (3 hrs lab)



CHEM 2321 - Introduction to Research I
(1.0 cr; Prereq-2311, coreq 2302 or 2304 or #; spring, every year)
Interdisciplinary approach to experiment design and analysis of data. Synthesis of organic, organometallic, and/or inorganic compounds, with emphasis on purification and characterization using advanced techniques and instrumental methods. Instruction in use of the scientific literature and scientific communication. Begin research project with faculty mentor. (6 hrs lab)



CHEM 2322 - Introduction to Research II
(1.0 cr; Prereq-2321, coreq 2302 or 2304, #; spring, every year)
Continue research with faculty mentor. Experiment design and analysis of data. Instruction in the use of the scientific literature and oral and written scientific communication.(6 hrs lab)



CHEM 2993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 2994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed research form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus undergraduate research experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 3101 - Analytical Chemistry (SCI-L)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1102; fall, every year)
The application of chemical equilibria to chemical analysis with emphasis on the fundamental quantitative aspects of analytical chemistry. Acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and complexometric titrations, introduction to electrochemical and spectrophotometric analyses and separations. (3 hrs lect, 3 hrs lab)



CHEM 3301 - The Chemistry of Sustainable Energy (SCI)
(4.0 cr; =[ESCI 3301]; Prereq-2302 or 2304 or #; fall, even academic years)
Same as ESci 3301. The fundamental chemical concepts underlying energy sources. Topics include: energy basics, fossil fuels, "sustainable" energy sources, biomass, solar voltaics, hydrogen fuel cells, and nuclear energy.



CHEM 3401 - Polymer Chemistry and the Environment (SCI)
(4.0 cr; =[ESCI 3401]; Prereq-2302 or 2304 or #; spring, even academic years)
Same as ESci 3401. Introduction to many traditional topics in polymer chemistry including those with a connection to elements of the environment and environmental science such as the preparation of polymers from renewable feedstocks, polymers in renewable energy, green syntheses of polymers, and environmental impacts of polymers.



CHEM 3411 - Polymer Chemistry Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-2322, coreq 3401 or ESci 3401 or #; spring, even academic years)
Synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of polymers with an emphasis on sustainable polymer chemistry. (3 hrs lab)



CHEM 3501 - Physical Chemistry I (SCI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-1102, Phys 1101, Math 1102 or #; fall, every year)
The gas state. Classical thermodynamics. Phase, chemical and heterogeneous equilibria. Chemical kinetics. Kinetic theory of gases. Transport.



CHEM 3502 - Physical Chemistry II (SCI)
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3501, coreq 3511 or # for chem majors; spring, every year)
Introduction to quantum theory. Atomic and molecular structure. Group Theory. Introduction to statistical mechanics. Chemical dynamics. Topics drawn from the liquid and solid states, advanced kinetics, electrochemistry, and surfaces.



CHEM 3511 - Physical Chemistry Lab
(1.0 cr; coreq 3502; spring, every year)
Lab experiments to illustrate physico-chemical principles and to develop skills in data collection, analysis and interpretation, and in report writing. (3 hrs lab)



CHEM 3901 - Chemistry Seminar I
(0.5 cr; Prereq-2321; required of all chem majors; may not count toward chem minor; A-F only, spring, every year)
Presentations by faculty, guest speakers, and students on topics of current research interest. Students are required to present one seminar for the Chem 3901-4901 sequence.



CHEM 3993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 3994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed research form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus undergraduate research experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 4111 - Instrumental Analysis
(5.0 cr; Prereq-3101; spring, odd academic years)
Principles of chemical instrumentation and instrumental methods of analysis; extensive lab work using chromatographic, spectrophotometric, and electrochemical methods of analysis. (3 hrs lect, 6 hrs lab)



CHEM 4351 - Bioorganic Chemistry
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2302 or 2304, Biol 4211; spring, every year)
Discussion of the theory of enzyme catalysis and catalytic antibodies, experimental determination of catalytic mechanisms for a variety of organic reactions in biological systems, and elucidation of biosynthetic pathways. Involves extensive reading in the primary literature.



CHEM 4352 - Synthesis
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2302 or 2304; fall, odd academic years)
Study of the preparation of biologically active molecules, emphasizing the application of transition metal chemistry to modern synthetic methods.



CHEM 4353 - Synthesis Laboratory
(1.0 cr; Prereq-4352 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Modern organometallic synthetic methods applied to the preparation of small organic molecules. Preparation, purification, analysis, and identification of synthetic products. Scientific record-keeping and literature searching. (3 hrs lab)



CHEM 4354 - Biochemistry of Neurological Disorders
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2321 or Biol 3700, Biol 4211 or #; spring, offered periodically)
Discussion of the biochemical aspects of neurodegenerative diseases, addiction, and poisons such as the roles of metal ions and non-covalent interactions in protein folding and function. The course involves extensive reading and discussion of primary literature with a strong focus on data interpretation and experimental design.



CHEM 4551 - Theoretical Chemistry
(4.0 cr; Prereq-or coreq 3502 or #; spring, offered periodically)
Quantum theory of molecules. Statistical thermodynamics; Gibbsian ensembles; applications.



CHEM 4552 - Molecular Spectroscopy
(3.0 cr; Prereq-2302 or 2304, 3101 or #; spring, even academic years)
Interaction of molecules and electromagnetic radiation. Spectroscopic determination of molecular structure. Operation of spectrometers and spectrophotometers.



CHEM 4701 - Inorganic Chemistry
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3501 or #; spring, odd academic years)
The periodic table; models of structure and bonding of main group elements and transition metals, nomenclature, symmetry, and bonding theory of coordination compounds.



CHEM 4711 - Inorganic Chemistry Lab
(1.0 cr; Prereq-2322, coreq 4701 or #; spring, odd academic years)
Lab experiments in inorganic/organometallic chemistry illustrating synthetic and spectroscopic techniques. (3 hrs lab)



CHEM 4751 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3701 or #; fall, spring, offered periodically)
Structure and reactions of coordination compounds, inorganic cages and clusters, lanthanide and actinide series.



CHEM 4901 - Chemistry Seminar II
(0.5 cr; Prereq-3901; required of all chem majors; may not count toward chem minor: full-year course begins fall semester; A-F only, fall, every year)
Continuation of Chemistry Seminar I. This is a full-year course. Students must attend year round and present one of the seminars.



CHEM 4993 - Directed Study
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed study form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus learning experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



CHEM 4994 - Directed Research
(1.0 - 5.0 cr [max 10.0 cr]; Prereq-approved directed research form; fall, spring, every year)
An on- or off-campus undergraduate research experience individually arranged between a student and a faculty member for academic credit in areas not covered in the regular curriculum.



 
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