CHM 121 Chemistry and Scientists (A,L,Y). $25 Course fee required: 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.
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). $25 Course fee required: Co-requisite: MTH111 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 3.5 hours lab per week. 4 Cr. Every Semester.
CHM 206 College Chemistry II (A). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM205. 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). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: MTH111. 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. Offered in the fall. 1 Cr. Fall.
CHM 302 Inorganic Chemistry I (A). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM206. 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.
CHM 303 Analytical Chemistry I (A). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM206. 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). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM206. 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). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM305. 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). $20 Course fee required: 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 350 Junior Seminar I (A). Junior Seminar I is a satisfactory/unsatisfactory course meant particularly for junior chemistry and biochemistry majors to become engaged in our seminar program, CHM 400, Seminar I. The intention is to help our majors start to prepare for their post-Brockport pathways, by integrating them into a course in which they can learn about research at Brockport and beyond, graduate programs, and career opportunities and how to prepare for them. 1 Cr. Fall.
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. 1-3 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 CHM467 or Prerequisites MTH 202 and 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 str 3 Cr. Offered during spring term. 3 Cr. Spring.
CHM 405 Physical Chemistry I (A). Prerequisites: MTH 203, PHS 240 and CHM 206. 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). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisites: MTH202, PHS240 and CHM302. 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). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisites: MTH203, PHS240 and CHM303. 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. Offered in the fall. 1 Cr. Fall.
CHM 409 Physical Chemisty Laboratory II (A). $25 Course fee required: Prerequisite: CHM408. 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 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. 1 credit lecture, 1 credit lab. Offered in WinterSession. 2 Cr.
CHM 431 Inorganic Chemistry II (A). Prerequisite: CHM 302, corequisite: CHM 405. Study of physical techniques used in inorganic chemistry; molecular symmetry, group theory and their applications; coordination compound bonding theories, structure, and reactivity; and the descriptive chemistry of the d- and f-block elements. Three hours lecture per week. 3 Cr. Spring.
CHM 432 Inorganic Chemistry II 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. 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.
CHM 470 Biochemistry Laboratory (A). $25 Course fee required: Cross-listed: BIO 470, Prerequisite or corequisite: CHM467 or BIO467. 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 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 CHM 399 or equivalent experience such as summer research experience). 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. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.