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

Introductory Chemistry with Laboratory

(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 141

General Chemistry I with Laboratory

(SNT)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Placement in Chemistry 141 by score on chemistry placement test; or Chemistry 100, Math 100, Math 117, Math 110, Math 111 or QTM 100. Laws and theories of chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gases, liquids, solids, and properties of solutions. A working knowledge of algebra is required. Chemistry placement exam must be taken prior to enrollment in class. Three hours of lecture/discussion and three hours of laboratory per week.

Chemistry 142

General Chemistry II with Laboratory

(SNT)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 141. Equilibrium, kinetics, acids and bases, electrochemistry, chemical properties of metals and nonmetals, and qualitative analysis. Three hours of lecture and one three-hour laboratory per week.

 

Chemistry 160Q

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 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)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Chemistry 221, Chemistry 221L, 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.

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.