CHEMISTRY

CHEM 101 - BASIC CHEMISTRY

Primarily for students with no previous chemistry. Fundamentals of chemistry including mathematical concepts, classification and states of matter, chemistry symbols, formulas and equations, Chemical reactions, mole concepts, atomic structure, bonding and solutions.

Prerequisite: Knowledge of basic algebra strongly suggested. Co-requisite: CHEM 101L

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 101L - LABORATORY FOR BASIC CHEMISTRY

Correct techniques and methods for handling chemicals, equipment, and data. A laboratory experience that allows the first time chemistry student to be comfortable in a laboratory setting.

Co-requisite: CHEM 101

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

CHEM 110 - CONTEMPORARY CHEMISTRY

A descriptive, but non-mathematical approach to chemistry for non-science majors based on issues important to society and the chemical sciences. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to, atmospheric chemistry, gases, and air pollution; aqueous chemistry, water pollution, and acids and bases; thermodynamics, fossil fuels, and alternative energy sources; organic chemistry, plastics, and recycling; drugs, pharmaceuticals, and consumer chemicals; food, chemistry, and agricultural chemicals; biochemistry and biotechnology. Chemistry concepts are presented as needed to discuss a particular issue. The course is meant to fulfill a student’s science/liberal arts requirement and does not serve as a prerequisite for CHEM 121 or 141. This course is not meant for students who have taken or will take CHEM 101, CHEM 121/122, or CHEM 141/142 as part of their program requirements.

Co-requisite: CHEM 110L

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 110L- LABORATORYFORCONTEMPORARYCHEMISTRY

Designed as a co-requisite for Contemporary Chemistry for those students also requiring a laboratory experience. Experiments are designed to reflect and amplify the concepts discussed in class as well as to afford students the opportunity to develop laboratory skills, powers of observation, an appreciation of safety concerns and proper disposal methods, and troubleshooting techniques. Experiments include synthesis, analysis, and the investigation of the properties of materials.

 Co-requisite: CHEM 110

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

CHEM 121 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

A course using chemical principles to explain chemical phenomena. Units, significant figures, dimensional analysis, and math and calculators as tools; chemical symbols, atomic structure, bonding, and the periodic table; anions, cations, molecules, acids, bases, formula writing, and nomenclature; classification of chemical reactions, equation writing, solutions, and stoichiometry. Additional topics to be taken from the gaseous state, the liquid state, the solid state, and thermochemistry.

Prerequisite: placement in CHEM 121 or higher and high school algebra, or placement in MATH 102 or higher, or CHEM 101 with a C- or better

Co-requisite: CHEM 121L

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall or spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 121L - LABORATORY FOR GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I

Exercises to develop competence in basic laboratory techniques: to develop skills in proper methods of collecting, organizing, and handling of data; to develop preparation skills; to develop trouble shooting skills; to develop written communication skills. Experiments designed to reinforce and supplement lecture topics.

Co-requisite: CHEM 121

1 credit (2 laboratory hours), fall or spring semester

CHEM 122 - GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

A continuation of CHEM 121 emphasizing the practical aspects and applications of chemistry in the fields of health, medicine, agriculture, foods, biology, and engineering. Topics covered include chemical equilibrium, chemical kinetics, acid-base equilibrium, oxidation-reduction and electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, and organic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHEM 121 Co-requisite: CHEM 122L

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 122L - LABORATORY FOR GENERAL COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II

Reinforcement of lecture topics in the areas of equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemistry, and organic chemistry. Quantitative exercises in spectrophotometry and analysis. A short scheme of qualitative analysis is also included.

Co-requisite: CHEM 122

1 credit (3 laboratory hours), spring semester

CHEM 141 – CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES I

Theoretical in-depth approach to atoms, electronic structure, bonding, thermochemistry, behavior of gases, and solution behavior. Emphasis on problem solving.

Prerequisite: Placement into CHEM 121 or CHEM 141; three units of high school mathematics

Co requisite: CHEM 141L

3 credits (3 lecture hours), fall semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 141L – LABORATORY FOR CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES I

Use of precision equipment in collecting data. Experiments quantitatively oriented with considerable use of unknowns.

Co-requisite: CHEM 141

1 credit (3 laboratory hours), fall semester

CHEM 142 – CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES II

Theoretical approach to reaction kinetics, principles of equilibrium and their applications, oxidation-reduction reactions, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, metal ion complexes, and organic chemistry.

Prerequisite: CHEM 141 or permission of instructor Co-requisite: CHEM 142L

3 credits (3 lecture hours)

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 142L – LABORATORY FOR CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES II

Experimental determination of reaction rates, activation energies, equilibrium, dissociation and solubility product constants. Qualitative scheme of analysis utilizing unknowns. Volumetric and gravimetric determinations with use of some instrumentation.

Co requisite: CHEM 142

1 credit (3 laboratory hours)

CHEM 220 - INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

This is a survey of organic chemistry utilizing functional group and mechanistic approaches. The course will review the basics of chemical bonding, thermodynamics, kinetics, and acid-base chemistry needed to understand the chemistry of organic molecules. The chemical and physical properties of the standard functional groups will be examined. Transformations of functional groups will be explored and the fundamentals of the spectroscopic identification of each functional group will be practiced. The three dimensional structure of molecules will be a point of major focus. Examples of the relevancy of organic chemistry to everyday activities will be stressed, and the relationship of organic molecules to the chemistry of life will be highlighted.

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and CHEM 122L or CHEM 142 and CHEM 142L.

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall and spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 220L – LABORATORY FOR INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

This is the laboratory component of Introduction to Organic Chemistry. The basic unit operations necessary for the practice of organic chemistry, such as melting point determination, index of refraction, density, crystallization, thin layer chromatography, column chromatography, gas-liquid chromatography, simple distillation, fractional distillation, extraction, and infrared spectroscopy will be practiced by the student. Students will then apply these operations to the isolation and preparation of a variety of organic functional groups.

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and CHEM 122L or CHEM 142 and CHEM 142L Pre- or Co-requisite: CHEM 220

1 credit (3 laboratory hours) fall or spring semester

CHEM 241 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Bonds and bonding, nomenclature, properties and methods of preparation of the aliphatic compounds as well as conjugation, resonance, stereochemistry and aromaticity. The study of the functional groups correlates with the study of reaction mechanisms, conformational analysis, concepts of resonance, transition state theory, and spectroscopic properties.

Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 142 or permission of instructor Co-requisite: CHEM 241L

3 credits (3 lecture hours) fall semester

This course satisfies SUNY General Education Requirements for “Natural Sciences” as long as students also enroll in the lab.

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 241L - LABORATORY FOR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

Separations, purifications, and characterization methods such as distillation, crystallization, chromatography and spectrophotometry. Carrying out organic reactions, isolating, purifying, and characterizing products.

Co-requisite: CHEM 241

1 credit (4 laboratory hours), fall semester

CHEM 242 - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

A continuation of CHEM 241. Nucleophilic substitution, aromatic substitution, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, carboxylic acids, amines, phenols and special topics. Emphasis on reactions mechanisms.

Prerequisite: CHEM 241 and CHEM 241L or permission of instructor

 Co-requisite: CHEM 242L

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 242L - LABORATORY FOR ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

A continuation of CHEM 241L. Emphasis is on synthesis and application of techniques learned in the first semester.

Co-requisite: CHEM 242

1 credit (4 laboratory hours), spring semester

CHEM 321 - QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, INORGANIC

Principles and practices of the quantitative treatment of chemical reactions and equilibria. Major emphasis on volumetric, redox and UV-VIS spectrophotometry in addition to other topics. Problem solving.

Prerequisites: CHEM 142, CHEM 142L or CHEM 122, CHEM 122L

Co-requisite: CHEM 321L

2 credits (2 lecture hours), fall semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 321L - LABORATORY FOR QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS, INORGANIC

Titrametic methods of analysis and basic experiments in spectrophotometry in addition to other topics. Problem solving.

Co-requisite: CHEM 321

2 credits (4 laboratory hours), fall semester

This course counts towards the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 322 - CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

Introductory principles and theories underlying modern chemical instrumentation for both inorganic and organic compounds.

Prerequisite: CHEM 321 or permission of instructor Co-requisite: CHEM 322L

2 credits (2 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science

CHEM 322L - LABORATORY FOR CHEMICAL INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

Analytical experiments including potentiometry, gas chromatography, and high pressure liquid-chromatography. Emphasis on spectrophotometry with work in UV, IR, NMR, AA, flame emission and fluorescence.

Co-requisite: CHEM 322

2 credits (4 laboratory hours), spring semester

CHEM 361 - BIOCHEMISTRY

A study of the molecular components of cells, catabolism, and biosynthesis with applications of principles from general and organic chemistry.

Pre- or Co-requisite: CHEM 242

3 credits (3 lecture hours), spring semester

This course satisfies the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirement and the SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Science