PaGE: Chemistry (X.CHEM)

X.CHEM-101 General Chemistry I

Not Scheduled for This Year. Credits: 4

Introduces and develops fundamental concepts in chemical science, including stoichiometry, reactions in aqueous solutions,atomic structure, and chemical bonding. The laboratory emphasizes basic skills and quantitative chemical measurements.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
H. Jayathilake
Coreq: X.CHEM-101L.
Advisory: basic arithmetic, algebra, calculator use

X.CHEM-201 General Chemistry II

Credits: 4

Continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include thermochemistry and thermodynamics; quantitative treatment of chemical equilibrium with applications to acid-base, solubility, and electron-transfer reactions; and chemical kinetics. Laboratory emphasizes analytical skills and experimental assessment of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
H. Jayathilake
Prereq: CHEM-101 with grade of C or better. Coreq: X.CHEM-201L.

X.CHEM-202 Organic Chemistry I

Credits: 4

Introduces organic chemistry, emphasizing the principles governing broad classes of reactions. Topics include stereochemistry, nucleophilic substitution and elimination reactions, the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alcohols, and ethers, and an introduction to infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Laboratory work includes synthesis, practice in the techniques of distillation, crystallization, chromatography, molecular modeling, and identifying unknown organic compounds by chemical and spectroscopic means.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
G. Snyder
Prereq: CHEM-201 with grade of C or better. Coreq: X.CHEM-202L.

X.CHEM-302 Organic Chemistry II

Credits: 4

A continuation of Chemistry 202 that addresses the chemistry of aromatic compounds, the carbonyl group, and a number of other functional groups. Examples drawn from compounds of biological interest. The laboratory includes organic synthesis and the identification of unknown compounds by chemical and spectroscopic means.

Applies to requirement(s): Meets No Distribution Requirement
D. Hamilton
Prereq: CHEM-202 with grade of C or better. Coreq: X.CHEM-302L.