Faculty Profile

Sarah St. Angelo

Associate Professor of Chemistry (2006)

Contact Information


Stuart Hall - Rector Complex Room 2113


Her research is in the interdisciplinary field of nanochemistry, where her current interests involve the use of plant materials as reducing agents for nanoparticles. She regularly teaches General Chemistry, Thermodynamics and Kinetics, Inorganic Chemistry, and courses related to nanotechnology.


  • B.S., Denison University, 1997
  • Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, 2004

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

CHEM 131 General Chemistry I with Lab
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.

CHEM 347 Concepts of Inorganic Chem
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.

CHEM 560 Stu/Faculty Collaborative Rsch

Spring 2019

CHEM 244 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
The fundamentals of chemical thermodynamics will be presented with a view towards providing an understanding of the concept of chemical equilibrium. Introductory concepts in chemical kinetics will also be discussed. Laboratory will focus on experiments illustrating the principles of thermodynamics and chemical kinetics. Three hours classroom and four hours laboratory per week. Prerequisites: 132 or 141, MATH 171 or concurrent enrollment.