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Chemistry Courses (CHM)

CHM 1115 - Survey of Chemistry (3)

The course will provide an overview of some of the basic concepts and principles of chemistry. Starting with the structure of the atom, the course will proceed on to basic chemical reactions, the formation of ions, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, and chemical bonding, and will incorporate examples from the biological sciences. Co-requisite: CHM L115.

CHM L115 - Survey of Chemistry Lab (1)

The laboratory sessions will provide an overview of some of the basic concepts and techniques of general chemistry experiments. The students will conduct experiments that illustrate the concepts and principles learned in the Survey of Chemistry course lectures. Co-requisite: CHM 1115.

CHM 1142 - General Chemistry I (3)

Emphasis is placed on the periodic table and stoichiometry, including chemical properties, physical states, and structure. Prerequisite: Pass MTH 1112 with at least a C (or a score of 0, 1, or 5 on the math placement exam). Co-requisite: CHM L142.

CHM L142 - General Chemistry I Lab (1)

Experiments dealing with the periodic table, atomic structure, the gas laws, and stoichiometry. Co-requisite: CHM 1142.

CHM 1143 - General Chemistry II (3 )

Acid-base theory, solutions, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 1142/L142. Co-requisite: CHM L143.

CHM L143 - General Chemistry II Lab (1)

Experiments in acid-base theory, solutions, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrochemistry. Co-requisite: CHM 1143.

CHM 2242 - Analytical Chemistry (3)

The theoretical principles of modern quantitative wet-chemical methods for determining composition and concentration with rigorous treatment of solution equilibria. Prerequisites: CHM 1143/L143. Co-requisite: CHM L242.

CHM L242 - Analytical Chemistry Lab (1)

The practice of modern quantitative wet-chemical techniques in analytical chemistry. Co-requisite: CHM 2242.

CHM 3342 - Organic Chemistry I (3)

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon compounds that develops the theoretical principles underlying organic materials. Prerequisites: CHM 1143/L143. Co-requisite: CHM L342.

CHM L342 - Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)

Experimental techniques and skills for preparing, manipulating, and reacting organic molecules. Co-requisite: CHM 3342.

CHM 3343 - Organic Chemistry II (3)

A continuation of CHM 3342 with emphasis on modern organic synthesis. Prerequisites: CHM 3342/L342. Co-requisite: CHM L343.

CHM L343 - Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)

Experimental techniques and skills for preparing, manipulating, and reacting organic molecules. Co-requisite: CHM 3343.

CHM 3350 - Principles of Physical Chemistry (3)

An introduction to the principles of chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics and chemical equilibrium. Prerequisites: CHM 3343; PHY 2253/L253; or PHY 2263/L263. Co-requisite: CHM L350.

CHM L350 - Principles of Physical Chemistry Lab (1)

Practical applications of thermochemistry, colligative properties, and reaction kinetics. Co-requisite: CHM 3350.

CHM 3352 - Biochemistry (3)

This course describes the molecular basis of life and discusses the structure, function and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleid acids. Prerequisites: CHM 3342/L342. Co-requisite: CHM L352.

CHM L352 - Biochemistry Lab (1)

This lab illustrates biochemistry lecture material and acquaints the student with biochemistry techniques and equipment. Co-requisite: CHM 3352.

CHM 3381 - Physical Chemistry I (3)

Theory and applications of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, and transport properties with an emphasis on the description of ideal/non-ideal gases and solutions. Prerequisite: CHM 3343; PHY 2253 and L253 or PHY 2263 and L263; MTH 1126. Co-requisite: CHM L381.

CHM L381 - Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)

Introduction to methods and techniques used in the physical chemistry laboratory, including experiments in calorimetry, phase equilibria, reaction kinetics, and transport properties. Co-requisite: CHM 3381.

CHM 3382 - Physical Chemistry II (3)

A continuation of CHM 3381 with an introduction to surface phenomena, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy with an emphasis on properties of surfaces, atomic and molecular structure, molecular orbital theory, and photochemistry. Prerequisite: CHM 3381.

CHM L382 - Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)

A continuation of CHM L381 with an introduction to methods and techniques in computational chemistry and spectroscopy. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHM 3382.

CHM 4400 - Special Topics in Chemistry (3)

A study of topics of special interest, such as advanced physical chemistry, advanced analytical chemistry, advanced organic, group theory, surface chemistry, and colloid chemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 2242, 3343.

CHM 4403 - Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)

A more in-depth study of many of the topics studied in Organic Chemistry I and II. Topics include reaction mechanisms, synthetic methods, structure determination using spectroscopic techniques, and stereochemistry. Offered only at Dothan. Prerequisites: CHM 3343/L343.

CHM 4420 - Principles of Polymer Chemistry (3)

An introduction to principles governing polymer synthesis, characterization, and the physical properties of polymers. Topics covered will include molecular weight distribution, polymer composition, characterizations, property-structure relationships, step-growth and chain-growth polymerization and copolymerization. Prerequisite: CHM 3381.

CHM L420 - Principles of Polymer Chemistry Lab (1)

Synthesis, characterization, and analysis of various polymers and copolymers. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: CHM 4420

CHM 4440 - Travel Study in Chemistry (1-3)

Supervised investigation of relevant topics in Chemistry through travel-study abroad or within the interior of the United States.

CHM 4444 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)

Spectroscopy of inorganic molecules, detailed molecular orbital applications, descriptive chemistry of the transition elements, including organometallic and bioinorganic compounds. Prerequisites: CHM 2242, 3381. Co-requisite: CHM L444

CHM L444 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1)

Preparation and characterization of inorganic compounds. Experience will be provided in techniques such as using a tube furnace and handling air-sensitive compounds with a glove bag and Schlenk line. Co-requisite: CHM 4444.

CHM 4445 - Instrumental Analysis (3)

The operating principles of modern analytical instrumentation for determining composition and concentration. Prerequisites: CHM 2242, 3343; PHY 2253/L253; or PHY 2263/L263. Co-requisite: CHM L445.

CHM L445 - Instrumental Analysis Lab (1)

The practical application of select modern analytical instruments to qualitative and quantitative examination of matter. Considerable attention is given to the instrument and elementary electronics involved in each. Co-requisite: CHM 4445.

CHM 4452 - Advanced Biochemistry (3)

This course will present the reactions, regulations, and organization of metabolic pathways. It is a continuation of CHM 3352, with emphasis on carbohydrate metabolism, aerobic metabolism, lipid metabolism, and other advanced topics in biochemistry. Prerequisites: CHM 3352.

CHM 4474 -Internship in Chemistry Education (9)

The Professional Internship Program is the culminating clinical field-based experience for students seeking certification in a teaching field. The Professional Internship Program provides the student with the opportunity to conduct classes and assume the role of a teacher while receiving supervision from a classroom teacher and a university supervisor for a period of one full semester. The student will demonstrate skills of the informed, reflective decision maker throughout the internship experience. Prerequisite: admission to TEP; Co-requisite: SED 4454 Internship Seminar for Secondary Education.

CHM 4481 - Methods and Materials for the Secondary Teacher (3)

A survey of teaching methods and materials appropriate for teaching in the content areas for grades 6-12. Topics addressed will include teacher evaluation in the public schools, collaboration with special education teachers, and lesson planning formats. In addition, teaching methods, selections organization and use of chemistry/science materials for grades 6-12 will be covered in detail. A professional laboratory experience is included in this course. Prerequisite: admission to TEP.

CHM 4490 - Internship in Chemistry (1-3)

Supervised work experience in the biotechnology industry, governmental agency, business, or other working environment in which a student will learn and apply pertinent professional skills.

CHM 4491-92 - Guided Independent Research (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)

Additional information is listed under Independent Study and Research in the section on Academic Regulations.

CHM 4493-94 - Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours per course per semester)

See index for “Independent Study and Research.”

CHM 4499 - Senior Seminar (1)

Principles of preparing and presenting an oral presentation on a selected chemical topic in the current literature.

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