Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1111  General Chemistry Lab I  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

This is the accompanying laboratory for CHEM 1311-General Chemistry I. The first semester of a two-semester sequence, the lab introduces many chemical concepts, problems, and calculations. Topics range from taking measurements, calibration, and statistical analysis, densities of solids through linear least squares analysis, verification of Boyles’s Law, Charles’ Law and Avogadro’s Law, empirical formula of compounds, introduction to calorimetry, heat of chemical reactions introduction to Acid-Base Chemistry, introduction to pH, and gravimetric analysis. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: MATH 1314.
Corequisites: CHEM 1311.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 1112  General Chemistry Lab II  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

This is the accompanying laboratory for CHEM 1312-General Chemistry II. The second semester of a two-semester sequence, the lecture and required lab introduces many chemical concepts, problems, and calculations. Topics range from kinetics, colligative properties, buffers, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111 with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisites: CHEM 1312. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 1305  Introductory Chemistry I  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This course is designed for non-science majors. Chemistry is the relationship between energy, matter, and its interactions. Topics include the scientific method, atoms, molecules, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions, acid-based relations, and redox reactions. This course satisfies the Life and Physical Sciences category of courses under the core curriculum. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 1311  General Chemistry I  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The first semester of a two-semester sequence, the course introduces many chemical concepts, problems, and calculations. Principles and quantitative relationships in chemistry that will be introduced include stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, thermochemistry, rates and mechanism of reactions, changes of state, solution behavior, atomic structure, periodic relationships, chemical bonding. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: MATH 1314.
Corequisites: CHEM 1111;

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 1312  General Chemistry II  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

This is the second foundation course in chemistry. The course involves applications of the concept of chemical bonds and chemical equilibria to understand molecular structure and chemical reactions. How complex chemical structures and their corresponding properties arise from simple concepts of atomic structure and the chemical bond will be the theme of the course that threads the various topics. The process of scientific discovery will be elucidated by examining the questions chemists confront through theorizing and experimentation.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1111 – both with a grade of “C” or better.
Corequisites: CHEM 1112. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 2123  Organic Chemistry I Lab  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

Organic chemistry laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHEM 2323. Introduction to laboratory practices and procedures with emphasis on hydrocarbon chemistry. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1112.
Corequisites: CHEM 2323.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 2125  Organic Chemistry II Lab  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

Organic chemistry laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHEM 2325. Introduction to laboratory practices and procedures with emphasis on syntheses and spectroscopy. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: CHEM 2323 and CHEM 2123.
Corequisites: CHEM 2325.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 2171  Water & Wastewater Lab  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

Provides instruction in chemical and microbiological analysis for nonstandard water and wastewater samples following typical laboratory procedures according to local, state and federal environmental regulatory guidelines. Students will learn to perform on-stream analysis for the measurement of inorganic and organic compounds, ions, particles and microorganisms. Students learn to conduct basic water sample testing in a lab environment. Students are provided with Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) industry standards and best practice protocols for establishing and maintaining a safe laboratory environment and proper equipment use in a lab setting. As projects students will conduct field experience and conduct a water analysis of a local water body.

Prerequisites: CHEM 1111, CHEM 1112, CHEM 1311, CHEM 1312 TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

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CHEM 2314  Selected Topics-Chemistry  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A course in chemistry in areas of specialization of the faculty, with emphasis on current developments. Specific topics will be changed from semester to semester, so a student may take the course for credit more than once. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

Restrictions:

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

CHEM 2323  Organic Chemistry I  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The first half of the organic chemistry sequence intended for science majors. A study of the structures, syntheses and reactions of organic compounds. TSI Restriction(s): , Math

Prerequisites: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CHEM 1312.
Corequisites: CHEM 2123.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 2325  Organic Chemistry II  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The second half of the organic chemistry sequence intended for science majors. A study of the structures, syntheses and reactions of organic compounds. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: A grade of ‘C’ or better in CHEM 2323.
Corequisites: CHEM 2125.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 2371  Water & Wastewater Chemistry  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Provides instruction on the principles and practice of chemical and microbiological analysis for nonstandard water and wastewaters. Chemical and biological testing requirements of governmental regulatory agencies are examined. This course also provides an overview of the theory; processes, and technologies used in common membrane water treatment systems. Content includes micro-filtration, ultra-filtration, electrode-ionization, nano-filtration and reverse osmosis membrane technologies. Students will also examine system design considerations and membrane integration into water treatment systems. Students will also learn the theory and technologies to perform on-stream analysis for the measurement of inorganic and organic compounds, ions, particles, and microorganisms. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

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CHEM 3131  Quantitaive Analysis Lab  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

This is the corequisite laboratory for CHEM 3331- Quantitative Analysis.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHEM 2323/2123 and MATH 1314.
Corequisites: CHEM 3331.

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CHEM 3315  History of Chemistry/Study Abr  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

The history of discoveries in chemistry is often one of intrigue, competition, and excitement. In this course, students visit historical locations of interest associated with discoveries in chemistry. Sites may include homes, laboratories, hospitals, and other locations relevant to these discoveries, including travel over significant distances. Through these experiences, with guidance by faculty and expertise provided by other professionals at remote locations, students will gain an understanding of the implications of chemistry's impact in modem times and in our everyday lives. Together, we will make chemistry come alive by rediscovering locations where scientific advances actually occurred. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

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CHEM 3331  Quantitative Analysis  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Theory and application of gravimetric methods; acid-base, precipitation, and complexometric volumetric titrations; analytical separations, spectrophotometric and electroanalytical techniques; statistical and computer tools.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHEM 2321/2123 and MATH 1314.
Corequisites: CHEM 3131.

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CHEM 3451  Environmental Chemistry  
Credits: 4 (3-3-0)
  

Sources and causes of land, water and air pollution; the methods of measurement and abatement. May not be counted as part of the minimum requirements for a major in chemistry. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: CHEM 1112, CHEM 1312 and two additional 3- or 4-credit hour courses in either biology or geology or more advanced chemistry.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 4131  Instrumental Analysis Lab  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

This course is a corequisite laboratory for CHEM 4331 Instrumental Analysis.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHEM 3331/3131.

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CHEM 4141  Biochemistry Laboratory  
Credit: 1 (0-1-0)
  

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CHEM 4329  Selected Topics-Organic  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A course in organic chemistry in areas of specialization of the faculty, with emphasis on current developments. Specific topics will be changed from semester to semester, so a student may take the course for credit more than once. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

Restrictions:

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

CHEM 4331  Instrumental Analysis  
Credits: 3 (33-0-0)
  

Theory and application of instrumental techniques; spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography. Instrumentation electronics signals and noise Scientific computing hardware, software, and programming.

Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CHEM 3331/3131.

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CHEM 4339  Selected Topics-Analytical  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A course in analytical chemistry, in areas of specialization of the faculty, with emphasis on current developments. Specific topics will be changed from semester to semester, so a student may take the course for credit more than once (Maximum 6 hours).

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor TSI Restriction(s): Reading, and Writing

Restrictions:

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

CHEM 4341  Biochemistry I  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

Introduction to the important concepts, nomenclature and compounds of biochemistry with special emphasis on the chemical interpretation of the structures and function of biological macromolecules. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: CHEM 2325.

Restrictions: Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 4342  Biochemistry II  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

An introduction to the major biochemical cycles and pathways in living organisms, including reaction steps, regulation, and mechanisms. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: CHEM 4341.

Restrictions: Prerequisite: CHEM 4341.Graduate level students may not enroll.

CHEM 4349  Selected Topics-Biochemistry  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A course in biochemistry, in areas of specialization of the faculty, with emphasis on current developments. Specific topics will be changed from semester to semester, so a student may take the course for credit more than once (Maximum 6 hours).

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Restrictions:

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

CHEM 4359  Selected Topics-Computational  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A course in computational chemistry, in areas of specialization of the faculty, with emphasis on current developments. Specific topics will be changed from semester to semester, so a student may take the course for credit more than once. TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

Restrictions:

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).

CHEM 4379  Selected Topics-Environ/Toxic  
Credits: 3 (3-0-0)
  

A course in environmental/toxicology, in areas of specialization of the faculty, with emphasis on current developments. Specific topics will be changed from semester to semester, so a student may take the course for credit more than once (Maximum 6 hours). TSI Restriction(s): Reading, Math, and Writing

Prerequisites: permission of the instructor.

Restrictions:

Repeat Status: Course may be repeated 1 time(s).