Chemistry (CHEM)

100 Basic Concepts of Chemistry (4) A survey of basic chemistry in the context of real-world societal issues, such as air pollution, acid rain, energy, etc. Students should not attempt Chem 100 unless the results of mathematics testing indicate placement in Math 080 or a higher level course. Chem 100 may precede, but may not substitute for, Chem 121. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory.

121-122 General Chemistry (4, 4) Elementary concepts and applications of the chemical sciences. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory. Students should not attempt Chem 121 unless mathematics testing results indicate placement in Math 140 or a higher level course. Chem 121 is prerequisite to Chem 122.

310 Chemistry (3) Elements of organic chemistry and biochemistry. Physiological chemistry. Digestion and metabolism. Chem 310 may not be counted toward either a major or a minor in chemistry and may not be substituted for Chem 341. Prereq: Chem 121, 122.

312 Food Chemistry (4) The emphasis of the course is on the composition of foods and the changes that occur when they are subjected to processing. The basic chemistry of food constituents including proteins, enzymes, vitamins, carbohydrates, lipids, colorants, flavors and fermentation products are considered. The physical and chemical properties of the important constituents of foods along with basic chemical methods of food analysis are included in the laboratory. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory. Prereq: Chem 310 and 319. Does not count toward a major or minor in chemistry.

319 Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory (1) Laboratory exercises related to topics covered in Chem 310. Laboratory includes typical food analyses. Chem 319L may not be counted toward either a major or a minor in chemistry and may not substitute for the laboratory portion of Chem 341. Coreq: Chem 310.

320 (520) Quantitative Analysis (4) Theory and applications of stoichiometry, equilibria, and oxidation-reduction. Fundamentals of spectrophotometry and separations. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory. Prereq: Chem 122.

341-342 (541-542) Organic Chemistry (4, 4) A study of the compounds of carbon. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory. Must be taken in sequence. Prereq: Chem 121, 122.

350 Organic Chemistry of Drugs (3) A study of the organic synthesis of several major drug groups and the ten most highly prescribed drugs. Emphasis is placed on organic chemical reactions and traditionally accepted reaction mechanisms. Some pharmacology and related physiology of these drugs is discussed. Prereq: Chem 342.

351-352 (551-552) Physical Chemistry (3, 3) 351: Behavior of gases. First, second, and third laws of thermodynamics. Chemical and phase equilibria. Introduction to electro-chemistry. 352: Kinetic theory of gases. Kinetics of chemical reactions. Introduction to quantum mechanics and spectroscopy. Prereq: Math 252.

359 (559) Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2) Experiments and computer utilization to study topics listed in Chem 351 and Chem 352. Preparation of written technical reports and oral presentation of experimental findings. Two labs. Prereq: Chem 320 and credit for, or registration in, Chem 351 or Chem 352.

430 (630) Spectrometric Methods (3) Modern physical and chemical methods for the isolation and identification of compounds and mixtures. Spectrometric techniques available include IR, NMR, and GC/MS. One lecture hour and two labs. Prereq: Chem 320 and 342.

390 Internship in Chemistry (1-3) Application of chemical skills and knowledge in a supervised workplace environment. Student may or may not be paid. Evaluation by both supervising instructor and on-the-job supervisor. Prereq: Chem 342 and Chem 320. Cannot be counted toward upper division hours required for a chemistry minor.

410 (610) Physical Inorganic Chemistry (3) Inorganic chemistry, systematic chemistry of the elements and chemical periodicity considered in the context of modern theories of atomic structure and chemical bonding. Includes written and oral presentations by students of summaries and analyses of contemporary research in and applications of inorganic chemistry. Prereq: Chem 351.

420 (620) Analytical Methods (4) Advanced theory and practice of analytical chemistry including instrumental approaches to separation and analysis. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory. Prereq: Chem 320 and Chem 351.

440 (640) Polymer Chemistry (3) Chemistry of synthetic polymers including mechanisms of polymerization and relations of molecular structure to bulk properties of polymers. Prereq: Chem 342 and Chem 352.

450 (650) Advanced Physical Chemistry (3) A further study of the application of quantum mechanics to simple systems, studies of molecular spectroscopy and molecular structure including consideration of symmetry and group theory, introduction to statistical mechanics. Prereq: Chem 352 and Math 320.

455 (655) Applied Nuclear Chemistry (2) Nuclear structure, terminology, and reactions. Emphasis on applications including energy from fission and fusion, dosimetry, tracer techniques, gamma spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescence, neutron activation analysis, and related topics. One hour lecture each week at UTM with 2-1/2 days of intensive instruction and laboratory work utilizing facilities of Oak Ridge Associated Universities. A final written report is required. Prereq/Coreq: Chem 352.

460 (660) Advanced Synthesis (3) Laboratory course in the application of modern experimental techniques to the synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic compounds. One lecture hour and two labs. Prereq: Chem 320 and Chem 342.

480 Special Topics (1-3) The courses will consist of intensive lectures and/or laboratory work on special topics in chemistry. Course may be repeated with total credits not to exceed three hours. Topics and prerequisites will be announced.

490 Research in Chemistry (3) Research to be directed by a staff member assigned by the department chairman and to be on a subject of interest to the student as well as to staff members. Open only to well qualified juniors and seniors. May not be substituted for any of the specific course requirements of the chemistry major.

700 Directed Studies in Chemistry (3) Survey of chemical principles including their applications to the development of experimental activities for elementary school students.


710 Selected Topics in Chemistry (1-3) Topics to be announced.




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