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Apr 24, 2014
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CHEM 1000 - Chemistry/Chemical Biology at Northeastern
Intended for freshmen in the College of Science. Introduces students to liberal arts; familiarizes them with their major; develops the academic skills necessary to succeed (analytical ability and critical thinking); provides grounding in the culture and values of the University community; and helps to develop interpersonal skills—in short, familiarizes students with all skills needed to become a successful university student.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1101 - General Chemistry for Health Sciences
Provides a one-semester introduction to general chemistry for the health sciences. Covers the fundamentals of elements and atoms; ionic and molecular structure; chemical reactions and their stoichiometry, energetics, rates, and equilibriums; and the properties of matter as gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Other topics include acids and bases, and nuclear chemistry. Applications to the health sciences are included throughout. Coreq. CHEM 1102 and CHEM 1103.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1102 - Lab for CHEM 1101
Accompanies CHEM 1101. Covers a range of topics from the course, such as qualitative and quantitative analysis and the characteristics of chemical and physical processes. Includes measurements of heat transfer, rate and equilibrium constants, and the effects of temperature and catalysts. Emphasis is on aqueous acid-base reactions and the properties and uses of buffer systems. Coreq. CHEM 1101 and CHEM 1103.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1103 - Recitation for CHEM 1101
Accompanies CHEM 1101. Covers various topics from the course. Coreq. CHEM 1101 and CHEM 1102.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1104 - Organic Chemistry for Health Sciences
Provides a one-semester introduction to organic chemistry for the health sciences. Covers the fundamentals of the structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactions of the compounds of carbon. Also introduces biological chemistry including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, hormones, neurotransmitters, and drugs. Applications to the health sciences are included throughout. Prereq. CHEM 1101. Coreq. CHEM 1105 and CHEM 1106.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, UG College of Science

CHEM 1105 - Lab for CHEM 1104
Accompanies CHEM 1104. Covers a range of topics from the course, such as the properties and elementary reactions of hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, and amines. Coreq. CHEM 1104 and CHEM 1106.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1106 - Recitation for CHEM 1104
Accompanies CHEM 1104. Covers various topics from the course. Coreq. CHEM 1104 and CHEM 1105.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1107 - Introduction to Forensic Chemistry
Designed to provide students with insights into forensic science from a fundamental, chemical perspective. Explores the challenges and methodologies of forensic chemistry and addresses some misrepresentations of forensics by television dramas. Topics covered include drug analysis, arson investigation, questioned document analysis, serology, DNA evidence, fiber analyses, and weapon impressions.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1117 - Chemical Perspectives on Energy
Studies the chemical principles that underlie the major sources of energy for society, including combustion of fossil fuels, biofuels, batteries, solar energy, and nuclear power. Examines the costs and benefits to society of each energy source. Does not substitute for CHEM 1101, CHEM 1151, or CHEM 1211. Prereq. High school chemistry strongly recommended. Coreq. CHEM 1118.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1118 - Recitation for CHEM 1117
Offers a small-group recitation setting for discussion of homework problems and completing group exercises in CHEM 1117.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1120 - Introduction to the Medicinal Chemistry of Protozoal Tropical Diseases
Focuses on understanding the medicinal chemistry and chemotherapy of tropical diseases such as malaria and sleeping sickness by providing a survey of drugs that have been developed to treat these diseases. Explores fundamental challenges faced in basic research; a brief history of the diseases; the influence of economic policies and technology on drug discovery and development; and ways in which the scientific and business communities, as well as nonprofit and government agencies, are responding to these unique challenges. Designed for the nonscience major who does not intend to pursue a career in the natural sciences. Principles in organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and biochemistry are developed as needed. Prereq. Background knowledge of high school chemistry and biology.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1151 - General Chemistry for Engineers
Corresponds to one semester of study in important areas of modern chemistry, such as details of the gaseous, liquid, and solid states of matter; intra- and intermolecular forces; and phase diagrams. Presents the energetics and spontaneity of chemical reactions in the context of chemical thermodynamics, while their extent and speed is discussed through topics in chemical equilibria and kinetics. Aspects of electrochemical energy storage and work are considered in relation to batteries, fuel, and electrolytic cells. Coreq. CHEM 1153.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1152 - Lab for CHEM 1151
Accompanies CHEM 1151. Complements and reinforces the material in CHEM 1151 with emphasis on examples of interest in the context of modern materials, energy storage, and conversion.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1153 - Recitation for CHEM 1151
Accompanies CHEM 1151. Offers a weekly sixty-five-minute drill/discussion session conducted by chemistry faculty or graduate teaching assistants. Discusses the homework assignments of CHEM 1151 in detail with emphasis on student participation. Coreq. CHEM 1151.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1211 - General Chemistry 1
Introduces the principles of chemistry, focusing on the states and structure of matter and chemical stoichiometry. Presents basic concepts and definitions, moles, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic properties and chemical bonding, all within a contextual framework. Coreq. CHEM 1212 and CHEM 1213.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1212 - Lab for CHEM 1211
Accompanies CHEM 1211. Covers a range of topics from the course including qualitative and quantitative analysis and the characteristics of chemical and physical processes. Coreq. CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1213.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1213 - Recitation for CHEM 1211
Accompanies CHEM 1211. Covers various topics from the course. Coreq. CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1212.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1214 - General Chemistry 2
Continues CHEM 1211. Introduces the principles of chemical equilibrium, the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions, and energy considerations in chemical transformations. Covers solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and chemistry of the representative elements. Such contextual themes as energy resources, smog formation, and acid rain illustrate the principles discussed. Prereq. CHEM 1211. Coreq. CHEM 1215 and CHEM 1216.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core MOI: Natural World, UG College of Science

CHEM 1215 - Lab for CHEM 1214
Accompanies CHEM 1214. Covers a range of topics from the course, such as measurements of heat transfer, rate and equilibrium constants, and the effects of temperature and catalysts. Particular attention is paid to aqueous acid-base reactions and to the properties and uses of buffer systems. Quantitative analysis of chemical and physical systems is emphasized throughout. Coreq. CHEM 1214 and CHEM 1216.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1216 - Recitation for CHEM 1214
Accompanies CHEM 1214. Covers various topics from the course. Coreq. CHEM 1214 and CHEM 1215.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1217 - General Chemistry 1 for Chemical Science Majors
Offers the first of a two-semester sequence (with CHEM 1220) of guided inquiries into the principles of chemistry, such as the origins and properties of the elements, nuclear chemistry, atomic structure, chemical reactions in the gas phase and in solutions, stoichiometric calculations, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, and the properties of gases and solids. Prereq. Chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 1218 and CHEM 1219.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Science/Tech Lvl 1, UG College of Science

CHEM 1218 - Lab for CHEM 1217
Accompanies CHEM 1217. Explores nuclear chemistry, atomic structure, chemical reactions in the gas phase and in solutions, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, and the properties of gases. The results of experiments form the basis for problem-solving sessions in CHEM 1217. Prereq. Chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 1217 and CHEM 1219.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1219 - Recitation for CHEM 1217
Accompanies CHEM 1217. Provides students with opportunities to work interactively with instructors and other students to learn and apply the scientific method. Prereq. Chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 1217 and CHEM 1218.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1220 - General Chemistry 2 for Chemical Science Majors
Continues CHEM 1217. Offers the second of a two-semester sequence (following CHEM 1217) of guided inquiries into the principles of chemistry including the structure of solids, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry and materials chemistry. Prereq. CHEM 1217 or CHEM 1211. Coreq. CHEM 1221 and CHEM 1222.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1221 - Lab for CHEM 1220
Accompanies CHEM 1220. Explores the structure of solids, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, and electrochemistry and materials chemistry. The results of experiments form the basis for problem-solving sessions in CHEM 1220. Coreq. CHEM 1220 and CHEM 1222.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1222 - Recitation for CHEM 1220
Accompanies CHEM 1220. Provides students with opportunities to work interactively with instructors and other students to learn and apply the understandings acquired in lab and lecture. Coreq. CHEM 1220 and CHEM 1221.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 1990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry 1
Introduces nomenclature, preparation, properties, stereochemistry, and reactions of common organic compounds. Presents correlations between the structure of organic compounds and their physical and chemical properties, and mechanistic interpretation of organic reactions. Includes chemistry of hydrocarbons and their functional derivatives. Prereq. CHEM 1151, CHEM 1214, or CHEM 1220. Coreq. CHEM 2312 and CHEM 2319.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2312 - Lab for CHEM 2311
Accompanies CHEM 2311. Introduces basic laboratory techniques, such as distillation, crystallization, extraction, chromatography, characterization by physical methods, and measurement of optical rotation. These techniques serve as the foundation for the synthesis, purification, and characterization of products from microscale syntheses integrated with CHEM 2311. Coreq. CHEM 2311 and CHEM 2319.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2313 - Organic Chemistry 2
Continues CHEM 2311. Focuses on additional functional group chemistry including alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, and amines, and also examines chemistry relevant to molecules of nature. Introduces spectroscopic methods for structural identification. Prereq. CHEM 2311 or CHEM 2315. Coreq. CHEM 2314 and CHEM 2320.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2314 - Lab for CHEM 2313
Accompanies CHEM 2313. Basic laboratory techniques from CHEM 2312 are applied to chemical reactions of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, and amines. Introduces basic laboratory techniques including infrared (IR) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectronomy as analytical methods for characterization of organic molecules. Coreq. CHEM 2313 and CHEM 2320.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2315 - Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry Majors
Reviews the basics of bonding and thermodynamics of organic compounds as well as conformational and stereochemical considerations. Presents the structure, nomenclature, and reactivity of hydrocarbons and their functional derivatives. Highlights key reaction mechanisms, providing an introduction to the methodology of organic synthesis. Prereq. CHEM 1214 or CHEM 1220; chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 2316.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2316 - Lab for CHEM 2315
Accompanies CHEM 2315. Introduces basic laboratory techniques, such as distillation, crystallization, extraction, chromatography, characterization by physical methods, and measurement of optical rotation. These techniques serve as the foundation for the synthesis, purification, and characterization of products from microscale syntheses integrated with CHEM 2315. Prereq. Chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 2315.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2317 - Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry Majors
Continues CHEM 2315. Introduces structural identification of organic compounds using contemporary spectroscopic methods. Surveys key synthetic methods based on the mechanistic approach and functional group chemistry. Emphasis is placed on the chemistry of biomolecules, natural products, and medicinal agents. Prereq. CHEM 2311 or CHEM 2315; chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 2318.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2318 - Lab for CHEM 2317
Accompanies CHEM 2317. Introduces basic laboratory techniques including infrared (IR) spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectronomy as analytical methods for characterization of organic molecules. These methods serve as the basis for characterization of products from microscale syntheses. Prereq. Chemistry majors only. Coreq. CHEM 2317.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2319 - Recitation for CHEM 2311
Offers students opportunities to work interactively with instructors and other students to learn and apply the understandings acquired in lab and lecture. Coreq. CHEM 2311 and CHEM 2312.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2320 - Recitation for CHEM 2313
Offers students opportunities to work interactively with instructors and other students to learn and apply the understandings acquired in lab and lecture. Coreq. CHEM 2313 and CHEM 2314.
0.000 Credit hours
0.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Recitation/Discussion

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2321 - Analytical Chemistry
Introduces the principles and practices in the field of analytical chemistry. Focuses on development of a quantitative understanding of homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria phenomena as applied to acid-base and complexometric titrations, rudimentary separations, optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and statistics. Prereq. CHEM 1151, CHEM 1214, or CHEM 1220. Coreq. CHEM 2322.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2322 - Lab for CHEM 2321
Accompanies CHEM 2321. Lab experiments provide hands-on experience in the analytical methods introduced in CHEM 2321, specifically, silver chloride gravimetry, complexometric titrations, acid-base titrations, UV-vis spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, Karl Fischer coulometry, and modern chromatrographic methods. Coreq. CHEM 2321.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2331 - Bioanalytical Chemistry
Develops good critical thinking and problem-solving skills through the exploration of open-ended group projects in a laboratory-based course centered on the analytical chemistry of biomolecules. Develops an understanding of the practice and business aspects of analytical chemistry as they relate to research and development labs in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry. Prereq. (a) CHEM 1214 or CHEM 1220 and (b) ENGL 1111 or ENGL 1102 and (c) junior or senior standing. Coreq. CHEM 2332.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
CAS Core Analysis, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG College of Science

CHEM 2332 - Lab for CHEM 2331
Accompanies CHEM 2331. Working in teams, students investigate real- world, open-ended research problems in the field of bioanalytical chemistry, broadly defined using modern analytical instrumentation. Coreq. CHEM 2331.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2341 - Forensic Chemistry 1
Provides students with insights into forensic science from a fundamental, chemical perspective. Explores the challenges and methodologies of forensic chemistry and addresses some misrepresentations of forensics by television dramas. Topics covered include drug analysis, arson investigation, questioned document analysis, serology, DNA evidence, fiber analyses, and weapon impressions. Prereq. (a) CHEM 1220 or (b) CHEM 1214 and CHEM 2321 or (c) CHEM 1151 and CHEM 2321. Coreq. CHEM 2342.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2342 - Lab for CHEM 2341
Accompanies CHEM 2341. In the laboratory, a crime scene is staged. Students must determine what evidence is useful and what instrumentation to use. Instructional guidance is provided, but the methodologies are developed by the students, who need to rely on the lessons presented in lecture to “solve the case.” An important aspect of this process is for the students to learn details of evidence collection. Forensic samples are often contaminated and standard protocols are not always available. After a brief class discussion, students perform whatever experiments on the evidence they deem necessary to try to determine the events of the crime. Coreq. CHEM 2341.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 2990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

CHEM 3401 - Physical Chemistry 1
Traces the development of chemical thermodynamics through the three major laws of thermodymamics. These are applied to thermochemistry, chemical reaction and phase equilibria, and the physical behavior of multicomponent systems. Emphasizes quantitative interpretation of physical measurements. Prereq. (a) MATH 1252 or MATH 1342 and (b) CHEM 1151, CHEM 1214, or CHEM 1220. Coreq. CHEM 3402.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Math/Anly Think Lvl 2, UG College of Science

CHEM 3402 - Lab for CHEM 3401
Accompanies CHEM 3401. Demonstrates the measurement of selected physical chemical phenomena presented in CHEM 3401, introducing experimental protocol and methods of data analysis. Experiments include investigations of gas nonideality and critical phenomena, electrochemical measurement of equilibrium, construction of phase diagrams, and bomb and differential scanning calorimetry. Coreq. CHEM 3401.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3403 - Physical Chemistry 2
Continues CHEM 3401. Presents theory of electrolytes and electrochemistry with analytical applications. Chemical reaction kinetics are introduced and applied to study complex reaction mechanisms. Molecular transport properties, including diffusion, sedimentation, and electrophoresis, are explored. The fundamentals of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy are introduced and applied to molecular structure determination and chemical analysis. Prereq. CHEM 3401 or CHME 3322. Coreq. CHEM 3404.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3404 - Lab for CHEM 3403
Accompanies CHEM 3403. Explores the principles covered in CHEM 3403 by laboratory experimentation. Experiments include measurement of reaction kinetics, such as excited state dynamics, measurement of gas transport properties, atomic and molecular absorption and emission spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy of molecular vibrations, and selected applications of fluorimetry. Coreq. CHEM 3403.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3421 - Biophysical Chemistry
Applies advanced principles of physical chemistry to biochemical systems. Explores modern biotechnological methods in terms of the underlying physical phenomena. Covers biochemical thermodynamics, physical characterization and structural methods, single-molecule methods, statistical mechanics of biopolymer folding, transport properties, and an introduction to biomolecular modeling. Prereq. CHEM 3401 and BIOL 2323.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3501 - Inorganic Chemistry
Presents the following topics: basic concepts of molecular topologies, coordination compounds, coordination chemistry, isomerism, electron-transfer reactions, substitution reactions, molecular rearrangements and reactions at ligands, and biochemical applications. Prereq. CHEM 3401 or CHME 3322.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3505 - Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry
Explores basic concepts of molecular topologies, coordination compounds, coordination chemistry, isomerism, electron-transfer reactions, substitution reactions, molecular rearrangements, and reactions at ligands in the context of metal-based drugs, imaging agents, and metalloenzymes. Prereq. (a) CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2317 and (b) CHEM 3403 (may be taken concurrently) and (c) CHEM 2321 or CHEM 2331 (either may be taken concurrently) recommended and (d) junior or senior standing; chemistry, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, and chemical engineering students only.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3521 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis
Introduces the instrumental methods of analysis used in all fields of chemistry, with an emphasis on understanding not only the fundamental principles of each method but also the basics of the design and operation of the relevant instrumentation. Prereq. CHEM 2321 and CHEM 3401. Coreq. CHEM 3522.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3522 - Instrumental Methods of Analysis Lab
Accompanies CHEM 3521. Lab experiments provide hands-on experience in the instrumental methods of analysis discussed in CHEM 3521, such as high-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, atomic absorption, cyclic voltammetry, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Prereq. CHEM 2321 and CHEM 3401. Coreq. CHEM 3521.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3531 - Chemical Synthesis Characterization
Introduces advanced techniques in chemical synthesis and characterization applicable to organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds. Techniques used include working under inert atmosphere, working with liquefied gases, and handling moisture-sensitive reagents, NMR, IR, and UV-vis spectroscopy. Prereq. CHEM 2313. Coreq. CHEM 3532.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3532 - Chemical Synthesis Characterization Lab
Acompanies CHEM 3531. Covers topics from the course through various experiments. Prereq. CHEM 2313. Coreq. CHEM 3531.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 3990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

CHEM 4629 - Identification of Organic Compounds
Determines the identity of unknown organic compounds by measurement of their physical constants, elemental analysis, preparation of derivatives, and spectroscopic methods (IR and NMR). The unknowns include single compounds, two- and three-component mixtures separable by extraction, and chromatography. Prereq. CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2317.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 4750 - Senior Research
Conducts original experimental work under the direction of members of the department on a project. Introduces experimental design based on literature and a variety of techniques depending upon the individual project. Prereq. (a) CHEM 2313 or CHEM 2317 and (b) junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG College of Science

CHEM 4770 - Chemistry Capstone
Integrates and assesses both curricular and experiential aspects of undergraduate chemical education. Requires written and oral presentations related to cooperative education or other experiential activities, and to the senior research project. Reporting on the research project requires extensive library and Internet research of background and scientific principles, and organization and interpretation of results. Includes class discussion and critiquing of materials presented. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Capstone, NU Core Writing Intsv in Majr, UG College of Science

CHEM 4901 - Undergraduate Research
Conducts original research under the direction of members of the department. Prereq. (a) CHEM 2313, CHEM 2317, or CHEM 2321 and (b) permission of advisor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

CHEM 4970 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 1
Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Combined with Junior/Senior Project 2 or college-defined equivalent for 8 credit honors project. Prereq. Honors Program participation and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

CHEM 4971 - Junior/Senior Honors Project 2
Focuses on second semester of in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field. Culminating experience in the University Honors Program. Prereq. CHEM 4970, Honors Program participation, and permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Honors, Do not publish in schedule, NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science

CHEM 4990 - Elective
Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Off-campus instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

CHEM 4991 - Research
Offers an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 4992 - Directed Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

CHEM 4993 - Independent Study
Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Course content depends on instructor. Prereq. Permission of advisor.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
Do not publish in schedule, UG College of Science

CHEM 4994 - Internship
Offers students an opportunity for internship work. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
UG College of Science

CHEM 4996 - Experiential Education Directed Study
Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major. Restricted to those students who are using the course to fulfill their experiential education requirement. Prereq. Permission of instructor.
4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Instruction

Chemistry & Chemical Biology Department

Course Attributes:
NU Core Experiential Learning, UG College of Science


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