Chemistry

Chemistry is sometimes known as the "central science," because it overlaps with the other sciences, including biology, physics, geology and environmental science.

Chemistry 100

CHEMISTRY 100—CHEMISTRY IN SOCIETY (SNT)

TBA. Credit, four hours. The application of chemical principles and associated lab techniques in addressing societal challenges. This course emphasizes the use of scientific inquiry and includes an introduction to scientific problem solving and communication. Students meet for three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is designed primarily for non-science majors. Chemistry 100 is not open to students who have credit for Chemistry 150.

Chemistry 120

CHEMISTRY 120—SELECTED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

TBA. Credit, four hours. Survey of organic chemistry and its utility in the health sciences; may also cover biochemistry and/or natural products. Designed for non-science majors. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

Chemistry 150

CHEMISTRY 150—STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES (SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, Three hours. Co-requisite: Chemistry 150L. This course will build a strong foundation in atomic and molecular structure. Students will interpret experimental data to explain structure, properties, and relationships. Mandatory chemistry 150 Online Placement Module (OCCP) must be completed prior to enrollment in class. Students who withdraw from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.

Chemistry 150L

CHEMISTRY 150L—STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES LAB (SNTL)

Fall, Spring. Credit, Two hours. Co-requisite: Chemistry 150. This course focuses on experimental practices including experimental design, accuracy and precision, data collection and analysis, and the use of evidence to make conclusions. Experiments will connect structure to properties of matter. Students who withdraw from the laboratory course must withdraw from the co-requisite lecture course.

Chemistry 150

CHEMISTRY 150L—LIGHT AND MATTER LAB (SNTL)

Spring. Credit, Two hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 203 and 203L and Mathematics 111; Co-requisite: Chemistry 205. Chem 205L will connect your understanding of the interaction of light and matter to the determination of molecular structure through spectroscopic methods. Student will assign atomic/molecular spectra and analyze results to determine critical properties of the compound using rigorous math on real molecules. Students who withdraw from the laboratory course must withdraw from the co-requisite lecture course.

Chemistry 160

CHEMISTRY 160—FORENSIC CHEMISTRY WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

(TBA). Credit, four hours. Students who need Math 100 should complete that course first. Survey of chemistry with emphasis on forensic applications. Laboratory introduces students to techniques used in crime labs, including wet methods of analysis, chromatography, and spectroscopy. Designed for non-science majors. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

Chemistry 202

CHEMISTRY 202—PRINCIPLES OF REACTIVITY (SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, Three hours. Pre-requites; Chemistry 150 and 150L; Co-requisite: Chemistry 202L. This course provides a basic understanding of the kinetics and thermodynamics associated with reactions, how these are related to the structures of reactants and products and the pathways between them, and how reactivity can be controlled through choices of reacting molecules and conditions. Students who withdrew from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.

Chemistry 202L

CHEMISTRY 202L—PRINCIPLES AND REACTIVITY LAB (SNTL)

Fall, Spring. Credit, Two hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 150 and 150L; Co-requisite: chemistry 202. Students will learn several methods for separating and identifying small molecule organic reactants and products. They will make qualitative determinations based on quantitative data and investigate kinetics and thermodynamics associated with reactions. Students who withdraw from the laboratory course must withdraw from the co-requisite lecture course.

Chemistry 203

CHEMISTRY  203—ADVANCED REACTIVITY (SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, Three hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 202 and 202L; Co-requisite: Chemistry 203L. This course will focus on the chemistry of organic and organometallic compounds; specifically, how the molecular orbital theory can be used to predict structure and properties. The course covers kinetics, mechanisms, and catalysis. Students who withdraw from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.

Chemistry 203L

CHEMISTRY 203L—ADVANCED REACTIVITY LAB (SNTL)

Fall, Spring, Credit, Two hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 202 and 202L; Co-requisite: Chemistry 203. Students will be exposed to the practical aspects of working with small molecules, both organic and inorganic. Students will learn to synthesize compounds and analyze their characteristic properties such as structure, function, size distribution, and purity. Students who withdraw from the laboratory course must withdraw from the co-requisite lecture course.

Chemistry 204

CHEMISTRY 204—MACROMOLECULES (SNT)

Fall. Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 203 and 203L; Co-requisite: Chemistry 204L. The relationship between sequence, structure, and function of macromolecules. The course will progress form exploring these themes in the context of synthesis, characterization, and utility of simple organic polymers to understanding the properties of complex, chemically diverse biomolecules. Students who withdraw from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.

Chemistry 204L

CHEMISTRY 204L—MACROMOLECULES LAB (SNTL)

Fall, Spring. Credit, Two hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 203 and 203L; co-requisite: Chemistry 204. The relationship between sequence, structure, and function of macromolecules focusing on the practical aspects of macromolecular synthesis, structural and functional characterization, and degradation. Students who withdraw from the laboratory course must withdraw from the co-requisite lecture course.

Chemistry 205

CHEMISTRY 205—LIGHT AND MATTER (SNT)

Spring. Credit. Three hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 203 and 203L and Mathematics 111; Co-requisite: Chemistry 205L. Chem 205 will address the origins of electronic orbitals and the quantized energy states associated with molecular motions. How light causes transitions between energy levels will be central to our discussion, illuminating topics from spectroscopy to the Earth’s climate and solar energy conversion. Student who withdraw from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.

Chemistry 260

CHEMISTRY 260—QUANTITATIVE ANALYTICAL  CHEMISTRY WITH LABORATORY (SNT)

TBA. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 202/202L or score of 5 on the Chemistry AP exam and permission of instructor. Analytical techniques including atomic and molecular spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography, and electrochemistry. Statistical analysis of chemical data, including model-fitting using regression. This course does not count towards the chemistry major. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

Chemistry 397R

CHEMISTRY  397R—INDEPENDENT STUDY

TBA. Variable credit. Prerequisite: at least one course in chemistry and permission of instructor. Independent study under the direction of an Oxford College chemistry faculty member. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements in natural science and mathematics.

Chemistry 399R

CHEMISTRY 399R—INDEPENDENT  LABORATORY RESEARCH

TBA. Variable credit. Prerequisite: at least one course in chemistry and permission of instructor. Independent laboratory research under the direction of an Oxford College chemistry faculty member. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements in natural science and mathematics