Chemistry

CHM 1100: Introduction to Chemistry (5)

Offerings

Prerequisites: One and a half years of high school mathematics (including algebra) and completion of the Chemistry Placement Test. This course is not recommended for students who have completed one year of high school chemistry. Examines the structure of matter and the tools and methods used by the chemist. Simple reactions and some current applications are studied. Can be used as preparation for CHM 1211. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Attributes: WK Fundamental Science Prerequisites: Chemistry Proficiency Exam: 01 or better

CHM 1100L: Introduction to Chemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 1100.

Attributes: WK Fundamental Science Prerequisites: Chemistry Proficiency Exam: 01 or better

CHM 1110: Introduction to the Nature of Science (5)

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Provides a lecture, discussion and student participation course in the physical sciences with a chemistry emphasis. Examines basic revolutions in the development of scientific views and their relationships to religious faith and human values. Also examines selected scientific concepts and theories. Provides preparation for informed decision making on some current and future societal issues. Not recommended for students with more than one high school science course.

Equivalents: PHY 1110 Attributes: WK Applied Science

CHM 1211: General Chemistry I (5)

Offerings

Introduces properties of matter, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, properties of gases, thermochemistry, states of matter, chemical bonding, and atomic and molecular structure. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Attributes: WK Fundamental Science Prerequisites: Chemistry Proficiency Exam: 35 or better OR CHM 1100: C- or better OR CHM 1310: C- or better

CHM 1211L: General Chemistry I Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab component of CHM 1211.

Attributes: WK Fundamental Science

CHM 1212: General Chemistry II (5)

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The second in a series of three general chemistry courses that cumulatively include properties of matter; atomic, molecular, and electronic structure; chemical bonding; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; thermochemistry; states of matter and properties of solids, liquids, solutions, and gases; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; kinetics; nuclear chemistry; and electrochemistry. Includes lab.

Prerequisites: CHM 1211: C- or better AND (Math Placement Level: B or better OR MAT 0144: C- or better OR MAT 0145: C- or better)

CHM 1212L: General Chemistry II Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 1212.

CHM 1213: General Chemistry III (3)

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The culmination of a series of three general chemistry courses that cumulatively include properties of matter; atomic, molecular, and electronic structure; chemical bonding; chemical reactions and stoichiometry; thermochemistry; states of matter and properties of solids, liquids, solutions, and gases; chemical equilibrium; acids and bases; kinetics; nuclear chemistry; and electrochemistry.

Prerequisites: CHM 1212: C- or better

CHM 1310: Survey of General Chemistry (5)

Offerings

Survey of topics from general chemistry, including atoms and molecules, bonding, types of chemical reactions, energy, solutions, equilibrium, and acids and bases. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Attributes: WK Fundamental Science

CHM 1310L: Survey of General Chemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 1310.

Attributes: WK Fundamental Science

CHM 1330: Survey of Organic Chemistry (5)

Offerings

Studies simpler laws of organic chemistry, nomenclature, classification, and reactivity of various functional groups, including simple carbohydrates. Includes laboratory.

Prerequisites: CHM 1310: C- or better OR CHM 1211: C- or better OR CHM 1212: C- or better

CHM 1330L: Survey of Organic Chemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 1330.

CHM 1360: Survey of Biological Chemistry (5)

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Covers the structures and functions of biological molecules, cell structure, bioenergetics, metabolic pathways, and molecular genetics. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Prerequisites: CHM 1310: C- or better OR CHM 1212: C- or better

CHM 1360L: Survey of Biological Chemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 1360.

CHM 2213: Inorganic Qualitative Analysis (2)

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Laboratory-oriented course with experiments in qualitative analysis of aqueous inorganic ions, electrochemistry, and synthesis and characterization of main group and transition metal compounds. Extra Fee.

Prerequisites: CHM 1213 can be taken concurently: D or better

CHM 2213L: Inorganic Qualitative Analysis Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 2213.

CHM 2410: Environmental Chemistry and Sustainability (5)

Offerings

This course is a study tour of New Zealand. Topics covered include atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, climate change and energy, and agricultural influences on the environment. The class is interdisciplinary in nature, with a strong emphasis on the relationship between chemical and financial sustainability. Interplay between Maori culture and issues of sustainability are also explored.

Attributes: Cultural Understand&Engagement, WK Applied Science Restrictions: Undergraduate only.

CHM 2540L: Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 2540.

CHM 2930: Chemistry Practicum (1-3)

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CHM 2930 Chemistry Practicum (1-3) Registration approval: Instructor. Selected students are assigned teaching, grading, laboratory preparation, and/or tutoring responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.

CHM 2960: Introduction to Research Methods (1)

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Designed for chemistry and biochemistry majors as an introduction to the skills and methods used for research in the chemical sciences.

CHM 3225: Quantitative Analysis and Equilibrium (5)

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Laboratory-oriented course dealing with chemical equilibria in solution and their applications to quantitative analysis. Some types of reactions to be studied are precipitation, acid-base, complex formation, and oxidation-reduction. Traditional wet chemical and instrumental methods will be used. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 1212: C- or better

CHM 3225L: Quantitative Analysis and Equilibrium Lab (0)

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Lab Component of CHM 3225.

CHM 3227: Separation Science (2)

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Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of separation science (e.g., solvent extraction and chromatography). The laboratory will emphasize techniques of quantitative and instrumental analytical chromatography.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3225: C- or better

CHM 3228: Electroanalytical Chemistry (2)

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Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of electroanalytical chemistry. The laboratory exercises will be selected from quantitative analytical techniques of conductometry, potentiometry, coulometry, electrogravimetry, amperometry, and voltammetry.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3225: C- or better

CHM 3229: Analytical Spectroscopy (2)

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Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, especially as applied to quantitative analytical chemistry and molecular biology. The lectures and labs will include various topics of absorption, emission, and scattering techniques.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3225: C- or better

CHM 3371: Organic Chemistry I (5)

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This is the introductory course in organic chemistry. It reviews topics such as stoichiometry, acids and bases, structure and bonding theory, nomenclature, synthesis, thermodynamics, functional groups, and reaction mechanisms as applied to organic chemistry. Laboratory work will emphasize basic methods of separation and purification representative substances. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 1212: C- or better

CHM 3371L: Organic Chemistry I Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 3371.

CHM 3372: Organic Chemistry II (5)

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A continuation of CHM 3371. Continues studies of principles of nomenclature, synthesis, thermodynamics, structure, and reaction mechanisms to a broadening collection of organic functional groups. Introduces spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work will emphasize basic methods of synthesis of representative compounds, and obtaining their spectra and other properties. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3371: C- or better

CHM 3372L: Organic Chemistry II Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 3372.

CHM 3373: Organic Chemistry III (5)

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A continuation of CHM 3372. Completes a survey of the properties of common organic functional groups and introduces topics of bio-organic chemistry. Laboratory includes some qualitative identification of unknown organic compounds using chemical, physical, and instrumental techniques. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3372: C- or better

CHM 3373L: Organic Chemistry III Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 3373.

CHM 3410: Survey of Physical Chemistry (5)

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A survey of physical chemistry topics, such as thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy, including life science applications. Includes laboratory.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3225 can be taken concurently: C- or better AND MAT 1221 can be taken concurently: C- or better

CHM 3410L: Survey of Physical Chemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 3410.

CHM 3421: Quantum Mechanics (4)

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This course provides the underlying framework for a molecules-first approach to physical chemistry. Topics covered include the fundamentals of quantum chemistry and their application to bonding, spectroscopy, and computational chemistry.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 1212: C- or better AND (PHY 1103: D or better OR PHY 1123: D or better) AND MAT 2401: D or better

CHM 3422: Statistical Thermodynamics (4)

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Studies thermodynamics, emphasis is placed on insight into the microscopic interactions responsible for bulk thermodynamic properties.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 1212: C- or better AND (PHY 1103: D or better OR PHY 1123: D or better) AND MAT 1235: D or better

CHM 3423: Molecular Dynamics (2)

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Studies dynamic processes in chemical systems. Topics covered include kinetics of molecular motion and reaction in the gas and condensed phases. The structure of solids and heterogenous reactions on surfaces are also considered.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3421: D or better OR CHM 3422: D or better

CHM 3461: Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2)

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Provides opportunity for several experiments with an extensive written report for each experiment. Considerable emphasis will be on data, precision, and error analysis. May include computer applications.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: CHM 3421 can be taken concurently: C- or better

CHM 3462: Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Offerings

Continuation of CHM 3461. Provides opportunity for several experiments with an extensive written report for each experiment. Considerable emphasis will be on data, precision, and error analysis. May include computer applications.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: CHM 3461: C- or better

CHM 3540: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry (5)

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A systematic study of chemical principles as applied to inorganic systems. It may include inorganic nomenclature, solid state structure, thermodynamics and bonding, general bonding theory, acid-base theory, coordination chemistry, and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Junior, Senior students only. Prerequisites: CHM 1213: C- or better AND CHM 3373: C- or better OR CHM 3225: D or better

CHM 4361: Biochemistry (5)

Offerings

Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Equivalents: BIO 4361 Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Prerequisites: CHM 3373: C- or better

CHM 4361L: Biochemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 4361.

CHM 4362: Biochemistry (5)

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Continuation of CHM 4361. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Includes laboratory. Extra Fee.

Equivalents: BIO 4362 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: (CHM 4361: C- or better OR BIO 4361: C- or better)

CHM 4362L: Biochemistry Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of CHM 4362.

CHM 4363: Biochemistry (3)

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Explores selected topics such as immunoglobulins and the immune system; bacterial cell walls; membrane transport; hormone action; control of gene expression; muscle contraction; cell physiology; drug action; protein folding; HIV mechanisms; and mechanisms of infectious disease. Seminar format with leading researchers presenting current work. May be repeated for credit 2 times.

Equivalents: BIO 4363 Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 4362: D or better OR BIO 4362: D or better OR CHM 4372: D or better

CHM 4371: Biochemistry Lecture (3)

Offerings

Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetic, enzymes, electron transport, and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Does not include laboratory.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3373: C- or better

CHM 4372: Biochemistry Lecture (3)

Offerings

Continuation of CHM 4361 and CHM 4371. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Does not include laboratory.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: BIO 4361: C- or better OR CHM 4361: C- or better OR CHM 4371: C- or better

CHM 4374: Advanced Organic Laboratory (3)

Offerings

An advanced laboratory course using synthetic separation and instrumental techniques to study properties of organic compounds. Typically offered: Alternate Years.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3373: C- or better AND CHM 3225: C- or better

CHM 4542: Transition Metals (3)

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Recommended prerequisite: CHM 3421. The chemistry of the d- and f-block elements, with emphasis on the correlation of color, magnetic properties, structure, and reactivity to fundamental theory. Topics from the current chemical literature will be included. Topics may include bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry, and chemical applications of group theory. Typically offered: Alternate Years.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3373 can be taken concurently: C- or better AND (CHM 3540: C- or better OR CHM 2540: C- or better)

CHM 4700: Selected Topics in Chemistry/Biochemistry (3)

Offerings

An advanced course on any area of chemical science. It is designed to deepen the student's knowledge in one area of chemistry, expose him or her to the current research literature, and give him or her experience in writing and speaking critically on examples of recent research. Typically offered: Alternate Years.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course

CHM 4760: Advanced Synthesis (1-2)

Offerings

Recommended Prerequisite: CHM 4542. A laboratory course involving organic and/or inorganic synthesis using advanced techniques such as the handling of air-sensitive compounds, vacuum distillations and vacuum line transfers. Recommended especially for students who plan a research project involving synthesis. Typically offered: Varies. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Prerequisites: CHM 3373: C- or better

CHM 4899: Natural Sciences Capstone Seminar (1)

Offerings

A capstone experience for seniors that explores current natural sciences topics in an interdisciplinary setting. Seminars addressing current research advances, ethical issues in science or the intersection of science, vocation and Christian faith are presented by faculty, students and guest scholars. Discussion and reflection incorporate appropriate readings. A minimum of two quarters of seminar must be completed during the senior year to fulfill the senior capstone requirement. May be repeated for credit 3 times.

Equivalents: PHY 4899, BIO 4899 Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

CHM 4900: Independent Project/Design in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1-10)

Offerings

Laboratory research, library research, or other individual project. A final written report is required, and the student must report orally on his or her results at a Chemistry Department seminar. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course

CHM 4930: Chemistry/Biochemistry Practicum (1-5)

Offerings

Selected students are assigned teaching, grading, laboratory preparation, and/or tutoring responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

CHM 4940: Internship in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1-5)

Offerings

Provides a significant learning experience through a closely supervised work-study program. A final written report is required, and the student must report orally on his or her work experience at a Chemistry Department seminar. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Chemistry Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.

CHM 4950: Current Topics in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1-5)

Offerings

Deals with selected chemistry topics of general interest. No laboratory. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

CHM 4960: Undergraduate Research in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1-10)

Offerings

Laboratory research done with supervision/collaboration with a faculty research advisor. A final senior thesis or journal article is required. A report at the regional conference is expected. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course