Systematic treatment of fundamental chemical and physical principles and their applications to the properties and transformations of materials, including the concept of energy and its uses, gas laws, kinetic molecular theory, laws of chemical combination, atomic and molecular structure, periodic classification of the elements, and chemical bonding. Prerequisite, two years of high school mathematics, one of high school chemistry, and one year of high school physics, or permission of instructor.
General Chemistry Laboratory I
This course provides an introduction to basic laboratory techniques and experimental method, as well as direct experience with chemical principles and the properties and reactions of substances. The topics and experiments in this course complement the material covered in Chem 111A. Students attend a lab lecture every Monday and perform experiments every week as scheduled. An optional help session is offered on selected Mondays at 5 pm. The first lab lecture is scheduled for August 25. Students with weak chemistry backgrounds are strongly encouraged to attend the two extra lectures held in the first two help sessions (August 25 and September 8 at 5 pm). Lab starts on the week of Sept. 7-Sept 13. Students should pay careful attention to the Fall calendar for special events such as religious holidays, athletic activities, and other travel when selecting a laboratory section. A mid-term exam at which attendance is required will be given from 6:30-8:30 pm on Wednesday, October 15. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in Chem 111A or permission of the instructor.
The first part of a two-semester survey of organic chemistry lecture and lab. The course will include an introduction to organic structures, reactions, and reaction mechanisms. The laboratory is an introduction to methods in organic chemistry including separation and methods of purification of organic compounds. See syllabus for lab meeting schedule. Students should pay careful attention to the Fall calendar for special events such as religious holidays, athletic activity, and other travel, when selecting a laboratory section. Prerequisite, Chem 112A, Chem 152. Exams at which attendance is required will be given from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, September 22, October 20, November 10, and Thursday, December 4.
Chemical Laboratory Safety
An overview of current laboratory safety, regulatory, and compliance practices. Safety and compliance issues that impact chemical, biological, and materials research will be covered.
Advanced Organic Laboratory
Initially, problem solving in organic chemistry is emphasized through an introduction to the methods of qualitative organic analysis, including the use of chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques. Each student then selects an independent synthetic project to perform. Prerequisite, Chem 262. Six laboratory hours per week. Lectures held three hours a week for the first half of the semester.
Physical Science in 12 Problems
Exercises related to general chemistry, classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and kinetics, will be solved with numerical software. Each exercise will be accompanied by a lecture, a software template solving a problem and a related take-home problem. The software will allow us to focus on, and treat in a transparent fashion, physical problems without the unworldly idealizations and contrivances found in textbooks. Prerequisites: General Chem, concurrent enrollment with Chem 401 and prior or concurrent enrollment in General Physics.
Physical Chemistry I
Introduction to quantum chemistry (with applications to elementary spectroscopy) and kinetics. Prerequisites: Chem 111A-112A, Math 233; prior completion of Physics 117A and 118A or 197 and 198 is strongly encouraged (but concurrent enrollment in Physics I will be accepted); or permission of instructor. Required course for all Chemistry majors. Exams at which attendance is required will be given from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays September 29, October 27, and Thursday November 20.
Nuclear and Radiochemistry Lab
Application of radiochemical techniques to problems in chemistry, physics, and nuclear medicine. Prerequisites: 3 units of physical chemistry or permission of instructor. One lecture hour and five hours of laboratory a week.
Organic Chemistry III
A lecture course that builds on the material in Chem 261-262, covering in more detail certain topics in those courses while also introducing new topics. A transition to graduate level study in organic chemistry; recommended for chemistry, biochemistry, and biology majors. Prerequisite, Chem 262.
Survey of organometallic compounds with discussion of their synthesis, structure, spectroscopy, and reactivity. Prerequisite: Chem 262.
Introduction to modern inorganic chemistry; emphasis on relation of structure and bonding to the chemical and physical properties of compounds. Prerequisites: Chem 111A required and Chem 112A recommended , or permission of instructor.
Solid-State and Materials Chemistry
The course begins with basic crystallography and introduces common inorganic structure types as well as some common defects in crystalline solids. Students are then taught to use phase diagrams to assess the compositions and microstructures of materials produced by various synthetic and processing methods. The relation between the atomic structure of a solid and it's resulting chemical reactivity and physical properties (e.g. optical, electrical, and mechanical) will be discussed throughout the semester. The thermodynamics and kiinetics of solid-state structural transformations and reactions (e.g. crystal nucleation and growth, alloying, oxidation,and ion intercalation/exchange) will also be explored. Prerequisites, Chem 111A-112A.
General Biochemistry I
The first part of a two-semester survey of biochemistry. This course covers biological structures, enzymes, membranes, energy production and an introduction to metabolism. Prerequisites: Biol 2970, Chem 262. Exams at which attendance is required will be given from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Thursday September 25, Tuesday, November 4, and Wednesday December 3.