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Undergraduate Chemistry Courses

CHM 121 Chemistry and Scientists (A,L,W,Y). Covers atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, chemical bonds, inorganic and organic nomenclature, molecular structures, biochemistry, inorganic chemical equations and quantitative problems. Examines the contributions of women and minorities to physical science. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week. 4 Cr. Every semester. 4 Cr. Every Semester.

CHM 171 Elements of Forensic Science (A,N). Prerequisites: MTH 112 or equivalent math background. Shows how principles and techniques of biology, chemistry and physics are used to develop evidence for legal proceedings. Includes topics such as types and handling of physical evidence; finger prints; impressions; chromatography; spectroscopy, microscopy; toxicology; and serology (including blood and DNA typing). (Closed to students who have completed CRJ 371.) DOES NOT FULFILL ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMISTRY MAJOR OR MINOR. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. 3 Cr. Fall.

CHM 205 College Chemistry I (A,L). Course fee. Prerequisite: MTH 111 or MTH 112 or equivalent. Covers atomic structure, chemical periodicity, inorganic nomenclature, chemical bonding, molecular orbitals, molecular structures, properties of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions, chemical equations, and quantitative problems. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. 4 Cr. Every Semester.

CHM 206 College Chemistry II (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: CHM 205. Covers strong and weak electrolytes, reactions, buffer systems, structure and bonding of coordination complexes, kinetics, homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibrium, thermodynamics, chemical equations and quantitative problems. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. 4 Cr. Spring.

CHM 260 Chemistry for the Health Professions (A,L). Course fee. Prerequisite: MTH 111 or MTH 112 or equivalent or HS chemistry. Emphasizes the thoughts and actions of modern chemists as they seek a broader understanding of the molecular basis of living systems. Entails theory and mathematics appropriate for beginning students, directed towards an appreciation of the relationships between molecular structure and the ability to diagnose and treat disease. Develops the notion of decision making in the intellectual discourse of science. Three hours lecture and two hours lab per week. 4 Cr. Spring.

CHM 301 Chemical Safety (A). Prerequisite: CHM 206. The safe and responsible practice of the chemical sciences, including regulatory obligations, information sources, record keeping, and responses to emergency situations. Describes hazards in chemical labs and prudent measures to minimize risks: fire; reactivity; health effects; electrical, mechanical, cryogen and laser hazards; and storage and responsible disposal of chemicals. One hour lecture per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 302 Inorganic Chemistry I (A). Prerequisite: CHM 206. Studies of atomic structure, trends in properties within the periodic table, covalent bonding models, structures of simple solids, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction chemistry, physical techniques in inorganic chemistry, chemical equilibrium, inorganic qualitative analysis, and the descriptive chemistry of the elements. Three hours lecture and 3.5 hours laboratory per week. 4 Cr. Fall 4 Cr. Fall.

CHM 303 Analytical Chemistry I (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: CHM 206. Introduction to analytical methods with emphasis on statistical evaluation of quantitative data and sampling strategies, analytical applications of acid-base equilibria, and chromatographic separations. Also includes a survey of classical volumetric methods, quantitative absorption spectrophotometry, and an introduction to ion selective electrode potentiometry. Three hours lecture and four hours lab per week. 4 Cr.

CHM 305 Organic Chemistry I (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: CHM 206. The chemistry of carbon-containing compounds: structure and bonding; nomenclature; functional groups; properties; acids and bases; isomers and stereochemistry; kinetics and thermodynamics; energy diagrams, reaction mechanisms, and their underlying concepts; reactions of hydrocarbons; substitution and elimination reactions of organic halides and related compounds; spectroscopy; and separations. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. 4 Cr.

CHM 306 Organic Chemistry II (A). Prerequisite: CHM 305. Continuation of CHM 305: aromaticity; the chemical reactions of aromatic compounds; the nomenclature, structure, and chemistry of carbonyl compounds; oxidation and reduction reactions; carbohydrate chemistry; amino acids, peptides and proteins; polymers; spectroscopy; multistep synthesis; and the chemical literature. Three hours of lecture and four hours of laboratory per week. 4 Cr.

CHM 313 Quantitative Chemical Analysis (A). Course fee. Introduction to analytical methods with emphasis on statistical evaluation of quantitative data and sampling strategies, analytical applications of acid-base equilibria, and chromatographic separations. Also includes a survey of classical volumetric methods, quantitative absorption spectrophotometry, and an introduction to ion selective electrode potentiometry. Required for Environmental Science majors. Elective for Medical Technology and Biology majors. 4 Cr. Spring.

CHM 341 Advanced Organic Laboratory I (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: CHM 305. Selected advanced reactions and techniques, which may include: vacuum and fractional distillation, catalytic hydrogenation, organometallic reagents, phase transfer reagents, and other advanced experiments. Four hours of laboratory per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 342 Advanced Organic Laboratory II (A). Course fee. Prerequisite: CHM 341. Continuation of advanced techniques begun in CHM 341. Four hours of laboratory per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 372 Environmental Issues (A,I). Covers a wide range of environmental issues such as air pollution, acid rain, the greenhouse effect, pesticides, food additives and nuclear power. Also examines risk assessment methods, and the psychological factors and personal values that shape public attitudes. DOES NOT FULFILL ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CHEMISTRY MAJOR OR MINOR. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. 3 Cr. Spring.

CHM 373 American Women Scientists in Contemporary Society (A,I,W,Y). Prerequisite: Completion of Knowledge Area courses. Examines the contributions women have made in scientific fields. Also seeks to determine the validity of the claims of looming deficiencies of scientists in the near future. Assesses the roles that women scientists can and should play in meeting this problem. DOES NOT FULFILL ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMISTRY MAJOR OR MINOR. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. 3 Cr. Spring.

CHM 399 Independent Study in Chemistry (A). To be defined in consultation with the professor-sponsor and in accordance with the procedures of the Office of Academic Advisement/Transcript Evaluation prior to registration. 3-6 Cr. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

CHM 400 Seminar I (A). Prerequisite: Departmental major's advisor or course instructor's permission; permission normally requires completion of 20 credits of the chemistry major. Includes attendance at seminars, critique writing, and participation in career and employment workshops. One hour per week. 1 Cr. Fall.

CHM 401 Seminar II (A). Prerequisite: CHM 400. Continuation of CHM 400. Includes preparation and presentation of a technical speech by each registrant. One hour per week. 1 Cr. Spring.

CHM 404 Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences (A). Corequisite: CHM 467 or prerequisites: MTH 202, and PHS 210 or PHS 240. Principles of physical chemistry and their applications in the biological sciences: biochemical thermodynamics, equilibria, ion and electron transport, kinetics of life processes, biomolecular structure, macromolecules and self-assembly, optical and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and photobiology with illustrations how these principles apply to fundamental problems in biochemistry. 3 Cr. Offered Irregularly. 3 Cr.

CHM 405 Physical Chemistry I (A). The principles of quantum mechanics and their application to the proper description of chemical systems, spectroscopic phenomena, and chemical bonding. Three hours of lecture per week. 3 Cr. Fall.

CHM 406 Physical Chemistry II (A). Prerequisite: CHM 405. Kinetic-molecular theory of gases; kinetics; thermodynamics, with an introduction to statistical thermodynamics; and applications of thermodynamics to phase equilibria and chemical equilibria. Three hours of lecture per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 407 Physical Chemistry for the Biological Sciences Lab (A). Designed to expose students to a variety of physical techniques used in the life sciences with particular emphasis on the biophysical characterization of macromolecules. Students will also be exposed to the mathematical treatment of data to better understand structure/function relationships (3.25 hours of laboratory per week.) 1 Cr. Spring.

CHM 408 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (A). Prerequisites: MTH 203, PHS 202 and CHM 206. Covers the statistical treatment of data, propagation of errors, graphs, and report writing. Requires students to conduct experiments using modern physical measurement techniques, produce written scientific reports, and make oral presentations describing and analyzing the methods and their results. Three hours lab per week. 1 Cr. Fall.

CHM 409 Physical Chemisty Laboratory II (A). Prerequisite: CHM 408. Requires students to conduct experiments using modern physical measurement techniques, produce written scientific reports, and make oral presentations describing and analyzing the methods and their results. 1 Cr. Spring.

CHM 413 Instrumental Methods I: Spectral Interpretation (A). Prerequisite: CHM 305. Covers proton and carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance, ultraviolet and visible, infrared, and mass spectrometry data for the identification and structural elucidation of organic compounds. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. 3 Cr. Even Spring.

CHM 414 Instrumental Methods II: Quantitative Spectrometry and Electro-analytical Techniques (A). Prerequisites: CHM 303 and CHM 406. Theory and application to quantitative analyte determination of optical, spectroscopic, electro-analytical, and chromatographic instrumental techniques. Optimization of instrumental and analytical parameters and strategies for data acquisition are also discussed. Three hours of lecture per week. 3 Cr.

CHM 416 Instrumental Methods Laboratory (A). Course fee. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 414. The use of various electro-analytical, spectroscopic, and chromatographic instruments to perform chemical analyses. Emphasis is on optimizing instrumental selectivity, sensitivity and resolution. Organization and analysis of data are also discussed. Four hours of laboratory per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 417 Computational Chemistry (A). Cross-listed as CPS 417. Prerequisites: CHM 206, MTH 203, CPS 201 and PHS 201. Offered by the Department of Computational Science. 3 Cr.

CHM 423 Standard and Modern NMR Tech- a Nuts & Bolts Hands-on Wkshp (A). Students receive instruction and hands-on training in widely used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. 2 Cr.

CHM 431 Inorganic Chemistry (A). Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 405. Studies trends within the periodic table, atomic structure, ionic and covalent bonding models, weak chemical forces, acid-base chemistry, chemistry in aqueous and nonaqueous solutions, and coordination compound bonding, structure, and reactivity. Three hours lecture per week. 3 Cr. Spring.

CHM 432 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (A). Course fee. Prerequisites: CHM 405 and CHM 408. Explores use of classical synthetic methods to prepare coordination compounds. Applies advanced physical theory and instrumental methods to the problems of defining the composition, structure, bonding, and reactivity of these compounds. Four hours lab per week. 1 Cr. Spring.

CHM 450 Internship in Chemistry and Biochemistry (A). By departmental admission only. Students must inquire about this internship and its application procedure to the chair of the department prior to any term. This course is an internship with a local company or organization associated with the chemical sciences. It will involve hands-on experience for academic credit. The student is expected to keep a laboratory notebook and provide a progress report at the end of the term. Variable credit, 1-6 lab credit hours, 45 hour/credit to be arranged. 1-6 Cr.

CHM 457 Geochemistry (A). Course fee. Cross-listed as GEL 457. Prerequisites: CHM 205, CHM 206 and GEL 101. Applies basic chemical principles of thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium to the investigation of common geologic problems ranging from crystallization of silicate melts to surface reactions on soil minerals. Focuses on laboratory exercises on application of good laboratory practices to wet chemical and instrumental techniques involving geologic materials. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week. 4 Cr.

CHM 467 Biochemistry I (A). Prerequisite: CHM 306. I. A college course in biology is strongly recommended. Covers the chemistry of proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and other biomolecules with an emphasis on structure function relationships, experimental methods, and interpretation of biochemical data. Covers the concepts of protein and nucleic acid folding enzyme kinetics, signaling, and membrane biophysics. 3 Cr. Fall.

CHM 468 Biochemistry II (A). Cross-listed as BIO 468. Prerequisite: CHM 467 or BIO 467. Provides a continuation of CHM 467. Covers additional metabolic pathways, human nutrition, chromosomes and genes, protein biosynthesis, cell walls, immunoglobulins, muscle contraction, cell motility, membrane transport and excitable membranes and sensory systems. Investigates experimental evidence for the structures and functions of biomolecules. Three hours of lecture/discussion per week. 3 Cr. Spring. 3 Cr. Spring.

CHM 470 Biochemistry Laboratory (A). Cross-listed as BIO 470. Course fee. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM 467 or BIO 467. Covers biochemical analyses, including preparation, separations and characterization of products from a variety of biological sources; and experiments with enzymes and experiments designed to measure changes inherent in the dynamics of living systems. Four hours lab per week. 1 Cr.

CHM 480 Practical Chemistry Laboratory Pedagogy (B). Prerequisites: CHM 301 or NAS 468, CHM 303 and CHM 306, and at least one semester as a chemistry lab assistant at SUNY Brockport (this experience carries no credit but is paid). For students working toward teacher certification in secondary chemistry and general science. Requires students to develop preparation notes, solutions, and reagents for lab experiments. Requires each student to develop a lesson plan, lead a class in the experiment, develop a grading scheme and do the actual grading for a selected experiment. Introduces troubleshooting of simple instruments. Requires a hands-on experience in the practical aspects of lab instruction. Does not satisfy the elective requirement for students not seeking teacher certification. 3 Cr. By Arrangement.

CHM 490 Chemistry Thesis (A). A three- credit course devoted to researching primary literature and thesis writing under the supervision of a faculty sponsor to fulfill the Senior Thesis requirement of the Chemistry Honors Degree Program. 3 Cr. Fall.

CHM 499 Independent Study in Chemistry (A). Prerequisites: Senior status, and 2.00 overall GPA, 2.50 GPA in chemistry. To be defined in consultation with the professor-sponsor prior to registration. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.