Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
CHEM 111-01 Chemistry in the Kitchen
Instructor: Christine O'Neill
Course Description:
Do you know how much chemistry takes place in your kitchen? Why are some recipes altered for cooking at high altitudes? Can you substitute baking soda for baking powder in a recipe? This course will provide answers to these questions, by introducing you to chemical concepts such as: thermochemistry, electromagnetic radiation, chemical bonding, acid and bases, and intermolecular forces. These concepts will be illustrated by examining the foods you eat and the cooking methods used to prepare them. In the chemistry laboratory, the students will continue their study of these concepts and their applications.
1230:M   STUART 2117
1030:TR   TOME 115
CHEM 111-02 Chemistry in the Kitchen
Instructor: Christine O'Neill
Course Description:
Do you know how much chemistry takes place in your kitchen? Why are some recipes altered for cooking at high altitudes? Can you substitute baking soda for baking powder in a recipe? This course will provide answers to these questions, by introducing you to chemical concepts such as: thermochemistry, electromagnetic radiation, chemical bonding, acid and bases, and intermolecular forces. These concepts will be illustrated by examining the foods you eat and the cooking methods used to prepare them. In the chemistry laboratory, the students will continue their study of these concepts and their applications.
1500:M   STUART 2117
1030:TR   TOME 115
CHEM 131-01 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Amy Witter
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
0930:MWF   STUART 1104
CHEM 131-02 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Kathryn Barker
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1030:MWF   STUART 1104
CHEM 131-03 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: CHEM STAFF, R David Crouch
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1030:TR   STUART 1104
CHEM 131-L1 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Mary Boylan
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1330:M   STUART 1113
1330:M   STUART 1121
CHEM 131-L2 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Mary Boylan
Course Description:
1800:M   STUART 1113
1800:M   STUART 1121
CHEM 131-L3 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: CHEM STAFF, R David Crouch
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1315:T   STUART 2112
CHEM 131-L4 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Christine O'Neill
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1315:T   STUART 1113
1315:T   STUART 1121
CHEM 131-L5 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Mary Boylan
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1330:W   STUART 1113
1330:W   STUART 1121
CHEM 131-L6 General Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: CHEM STAFF, R David Crouch
Course Description:
The first semester of intro chemistry for students majoring in the physical and biological sciences, who have completed one year of HS chemistry but do not place into Chemistry 141. Core principles and applications of chemistry will be covered that will aid students in understanding "Why Chemistry Matters" regardless of discipline. Topics will include: atomic and molecular structure (Lewis, VSEPR), stoichiometry, gas laws, energy and chemical reactions, periodicity, and solubility and intermolecular forces. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1315:R   STUART 1113
CHEM 141-01 Accelerated General Chemistry with Lab
Instructor: Sarah St. Angelo
Course Description:
A one-semester introductory course for students who are especially well-prepared for general chemistry, replacing CHEM 131, 132 as a prerequisite for more advanced courses in the major. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electrochemistry, acid/base chemistry, solubility, and transition metal chemistry. The laboratory experiments will relate directly to topics covered in lecture, and will include statistical analysis of data, molecular modeling, instrumental methods of analysis, and quantitative analytical and inorganic chemistry. Admittance into this course is based on a placement exam. Three hours of classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course fulfills either the Lab Sciences (Division III) distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.
1330:W   STUART 2112
0900:TR   TOME 122
CHEM 241-01 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: R David Crouch
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
0830:MWF   STUART 1104
CHEM 241-02 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Jason Gavenonis
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
0900:TR   STUART 1104
CHEM 241-03 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Michael Holden
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1130:MWF   STUART 1104
CHEM 241-L1 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Kathryn Barker
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1230:M   STUART 1118
CHEM 241-L2 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Jason Gavenonis
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1315:T   STUART 1118
CHEM 241-L3 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Michael Holden
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1330:W   STUART 1118
CHEM 241-L4 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Michael Holden
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1315:R   STUART 1118
CHEM 241-L5 Organic Chemistry I with Lab
Instructor: Kathryn Barker
Course Description:
The major focus of this course is on the reactivities of organic and inorganic molecules; this is an extension of the study of the covalent bond that was studied in Chemistry 141. Topics include reaction types and mechanisms, stereochemistry, nomenclature, and spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work involves the synthesis, analysis and identification of organic and inorganic molecules. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 132 or 141.
1230:F   STUART 1118
CHEM 341-01 Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Instructor: Cindy Samet
Course Description:
Examines how the Quantum Theory, and in particular the Schrdinger Equation, makes possible the determination of translational, rotational, and vibrational energies of molecules, and how spectroscopy experimentally determines the energy and hence structure of atoms and molecules. Three hours classroom per week. Prerequisites: 132 or 141, MATH 171 and PHYS 141 or 131, or permission of the instructor. NOTE: PHYS 141 or 131 may be taken concurrently with CHEM 341.
0930:MWF   STUART 1113
CHEM 343-01 Metabolism
Instructor: Thomas Arnold
Course Description:
Cross-listed with BIOL 343-01.
0930:MWF   DANA 101
CHEM 343-02 Metabolism
Instructor: Thomas Arnold
Course Description:
Cross-listed with BIOL 343-02.
1030:MWF   DANA 101
CHEM 347-01 Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry with Lab
Instructor: Cindy Samet
Course Description:
This course will cover fundamental concepts in inorganic chemistry to include: periodic trends, atomic and molecular structure, ionic bonding and crystal structures, solubility of ionic solids, acid-base chemistry, structure and bonding in coordination compounds, and reactions of transition metal complexes. Throughout the course the unifying theme will be the application of principles of structure and bonding to predict and explain reactions involving inorganic compounds. Three hours classroom and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 244, 341 or concurrent enrollment. This course fulfills the WID graduation requirement.
1330:R   STUART 2117
1130:MWF   TOME 122
CHEM 490-01 Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
Instructor: Amy Witter
Course Description:
This course will examine the occurrence and fate of naturally-occurring and anthropogenic chemicals in the environment, especially those with bioactive properties. Topics will include the routes that chemicals follow into the environment, selected reactions they undergo once they are in the environment, and the impact on both human and non-human organisms. This course is suitable for those students who have an interest in how chemicals impact biological organisms and vice-versa.
1030:TR   STUART 1113
CHEM 560-01 Matrix Isolation Computational Studies
Instructor: Cindy Samet
Course Description:
 
CHEM 560-02 Studies in Protecting Groups
Instructor: R David Crouch
Course Description: