CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

1101/1102 Chemical Principles Laboratory I and II

This course offers laboratory experiments chosen to illustrate concepts taught in the lecture. Must be taken in sequence. Co-requisite: 1301/1302. Fee.

1301, 1302 Chemical Principles I and II

This course studies fundamental laws and theories of chemistry: the modern concept of the atom, atomic structure and periodic properties of the elements, kinetic-molecular theory, states of matter, solutions, acids, bases, and salts, oxidation-reduction, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, bonding. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite for CHEM 1301 MATH 1304; Prerequisite for CHEM 1302: CHEM 1301 with a grade of C or higher.

1310 Biological Chemistry I

This course studies fundamental principles of chemistry related specifically to allied health sciences.The topics include chemical and physical changes, atoms and molecules, gases, solids, and liquids, chemical bonding, reactions, kinetics and equilibrium, acids and bases and an introduction to nuclear chemistry. Does not satisfy the core science requirement or chemistry requirements for degree programs in biology, chemistry, nutrition, environmental science, medical technology, or nuclear medicine.

1320 Biological Chemistry II

This course is an introduction to organic and biological chemistry to topics related to allied health science. The course also includes a laboratory component that includes hands-on laboratory experiments on concepts on general, organic and biochemistry. Does not satisfy the core science requirements or chemistry requirements for degree programs in biology, chemistry, nutrition, environmental science, medical technology, or nuclear medicine. Prerequisite: CHEM 1310 with a grade of C or higher.

2111, 2112 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II

This course presents techniques in organic chemistry, the preparation of organic compounds, and includes the analysis of synthetic products by chemical and spectroscopic methods. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite: CHEM 1101, 1102 with a grade of C or higher. Co-requisite: 2311/2312. Fee.

2160, 2260 Chemical Research

This course allows the student to study a chemistry problem independently and to prepare a written report based on the investigation. Must be taken for a minimum of 2 semesters. Credit hours will vary between 1 and 3 hours depending on the work performed. Prerequisite: CHEM 1302, 1102 and permission of the instructor. Fee.

2311/2312 Organic Chemistry I and II

This course studies the structure and uses of main classes of organic compounds, functional groups and their inter-conversion; characteristics of chemical bonding; stereochemistry; acid-base reactions, resonance and inductive effects, and reaction mechanisms. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite for CHEM 2311: CHEM 1301/1302. Prerequisite for CHEM 2312: CHEM 2311 with a grade of C or higher.

2420 Introductory Analytical Chemistry

The course is concerned with the treatment of equilibria that are of analytical importance and with an introduction into electro analytical methods, emission and absorption spectrophotometry, and modern separation methods, particularly chromatography. The primary objectives of the lab are to introduce the student to current analytical methods and to cultivate sound experimental technique. Prerequisites: CHEM 1301, 1302, 1101 and 1102.

2430 Applied Chemical Research I

This is an introduction to science writing, library research and effective oral communication of scientific information. Students will work individually and in groups to develop their communication skills, both oral and written. Each student will write a series of papers culminating in a major paper on an appropriate topic. Students will also give an oral report on a topic from that research. Prerequisite: CHEM 1302, 1102.

2431 Applied Chemical Research II

Students will work individually and in a group on research projects, on-campus or off-campus at a San Antonio research facility. Students will write a term paper outlining the research findings and take part in a final oral defense of their work. Prerequisite: CHEM 2430

3421 Quantitative Analysis and Laboratory

This course presents the classical chemical methods of analysis including gravimetric and volumetric analysis, statistical treatment of data, separations. Experiments illustrate techniques and methods discussed in the lecture. Prerequisites: CHEM 1301, 1302, 1101, and 1102 with a grade of C or higher. Fee. (Fall)

3441 Inorganic Chemistry

This course will provide an understanding of inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on the fundamental principles behind reactivity. Emphasis is on both description and theory of inorganic substances. Studies include atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding, acid­-base concepts of inorganic substances, structure, bonding, thermodynamics, and reaction mechanisms of transition metal complexes. Prerequisites: CHEM 2311 and 2312 with grades of C or higher.

4101 Seminar

This course provides the opportunity for guest lecturers, readings, reports, and discussion on topics of chemical interest. Up to 3 semester hours credit may be designated for this course. In this course, students apply principles learned in lectures. May be approved for graduate credit. Prerequisite: CHEM 2312, 2112. Permission of advisor required. Fee.

4151 Biochemistry Laboratory

This course is an introduction to the fundamental laboratory techniques, methods, instrumentation, and calculations used in Biochemistry laboratories, and amplifies material learned in Biochemistry lectures. Cross-referenced as BIOL 4151. May be approved for graduate credit, with permission of advisor. Co-requisite: CHEM 4351. Fee

4160/4260 Advanced Chemical Research

These courses allow the student to study a chemistry problem independently and to prepare a written report based on the investigation. Must be taken for a minimum of 2 semesters. Credit hours will vary between 1 and 3 hours depending on the work performed. Prerequisites: CHEM 1302, 1102 and permission of the instructor. Fee.

4331 Physical Chemistry I

This course studies the physics of matter and chemical behavior, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, colloids, macromolecules, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 1301, 1302, 1101, 1102, 6 semester hours of calculus (MATH 2312/2313), and 8 semester hours of Physics (PHYS 2305/2105, PHYS 2306/2106). May be approved for graduate credit, with permission of advisor. (Fall).

4351/4352 Biochemistry I and II

These courses study the structure and function of biologically significant molecules: enzymology, Membrane biochemistry, molecular biology, structure and function of key biologically significant molecules, bioenergetics, intermediary metabolism, structure and function of carbohydrates and biosynthesis of macromolecules. Cross-referenced as BIOL 4451. Prerequisite for CHEM 4351: CHEM 2311with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite for CHEM 4352: CHEM 4351 with a grade of C or higher. May be approved for graduate credit. Permission of advisor required.

4422 Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory

This course studies basic electronics, electrochemistry; spectroscopic methods of analysis including IR, UV-Vis, NMR, atomic absorption and emission; gas and liquid chromatography. It also offers laboratory problems utilizing procedures covered in the lecture. Prerequisite: CHEM 3421 with a grade of C or higher. May be approved for graduate credit. Permission of advisor. Fee. (Spring)

4431 Physical Chemistry I and Laboratory

This course studies the physics of matter and chemical behavior, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibria, colloids, macromolecules, kinetics, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure. Laboratory experiments are chosen to demonstrate concepts taught in the lecture. Prerequisite: CHEM 1301, 1302, 1101, 1102, with grades of C or higher; 6 semester hours of calculus (MATH 2312/2313), with grades of C or higher; and 8 semester hours of Physics (PHYS 2305/2105, PHYS 2306/2106), with grades of C or higher. May be approved for graduate credit. Permission of advisor required. (Fall)

4432 Physical Chemistry II and Laboratory

This is a continuation of CHEM 4331. Laboratory experiments are chosen to demonstrate ideas taught in the lecture. Prerequisite: CHEM 4331 or 4431. May be approved for graduate credit with permission of advisor. Fee. (Spring)

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