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 in Society

(SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Students who need Math 100 should complete that course first. Introduction to chemistry and its applications. Topics include matter, energy, gases, solutions, and acids and bases, with some quantitative problem solving. Students meet for three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is designed primarily for pre-nursing students and non-science majors. Chemistry 100 is not open to students who have credit for Chemistry 141.

Chemistry 120

Selected Topics in Chemistry with Laboratory

(SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Students who need Math 100 should complete that course first. Survey of organic chemistry and its utility in the health sciences; may also cover biochemistry and/or natural products. Designed for pre-nursing students and non-science majors. Three hours of lecture and three hours of lab per week.

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 must be completed prior to enrollment in class. Students who withdraw from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.


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 160

Forensic Chemistry with Laboratory

(SNT)

Fall (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

Priciples 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 withdraw from the lecture must withdraw from the co-requisite laboratory course.

Chemistry 202L

Priciples of 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

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

Advanced Reactivity

(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 221

Organic Chemistry I

(SNT)

Fall. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142. Classes of organic compounds, bonding, stereochemistry, structure and reactivity, nucleophilic substitution reactions, and elimination reactions. Three hours of lecture per week.

Chemistry 221L

Basic Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

(SNT)

Fall. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142. Co-requisite: Chemistry 221. One three-hour laboratory per week.

Chemistry 222

Organic Chemistry II

(SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221. Classes of organic compounds, electrophilic aromatic substitution reactions, and nucleophilic aromatic substitution reactions. Three hours of lecture per  week.

Chemistry 222L

Basic Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

(SNT)

Spring. Credit, one hour. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221L. Co-requisite: Chemistry 222. One three-hour laboratory per  week.

Chemistry 260

Quantitative Analytical Chemistry with Laboratory

(SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142 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. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

 

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

Independent Laboratory

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.