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Direct Links to Classes By Number: Chem 3820 and Chem 4830

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Catalog Description of Undergraduate Chemistry Classes (Some of the information below, might not be updated. Please check the catalog for the most updated course description).)

1010 Chemistry and the Environment (3)
Examines chemical concepts and methods of investigation with applications to the environment. Spring semester odd years. Credit may not apply toward a chemistry major.

1019 Light and Life (4)
Examines the methods of investigation that lead to our understanding of light and its role in nature and human development. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: Math ACT Subscore of 22 or higher, MATH 1006 or MATH 1010 or MATH 1130 or MATH 1830 or MATH 1710 or MATH 1720 or MATH 1910 or MATH 1920 or department head approval. May be registered as BIOL 1019 or PHYS 1019. Credit allowed in only one of the three courses. Corequisite: CHEM 1019L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

1110 General Chemistry I (3)
Surveys chemical principles involving structure, properties and reactions. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours. Ability to perform algebraic calculations is necessary for success. A self-assessment of skills is available on the departmental website, www.utc.edu/chemistry. Corequisite: Chemistry 1110L.

1110L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 1110. Every semester. Laboratory 2 hours. Ability to perform algebraic calculations is necessary for success. A self-assessment of skills is available on the departmental website, www.utc.edu/chemistry. Corequisite: Chemistry 1110. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

1120 General Chemistry II (3)
Examines chemical concepts in inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry. Every semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 1120L.

1120L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 1120. Every semester. Laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 1120. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

1999 Special Projects (1-4)
Focuses on individual or group projects. On demand. Maximum credit 4 hours.

2810 Scientific Communication (2)
An introduction to the techniques of oral presentations including the use of current technology. Open to chemistry majors only. Every semester. Lecture 2 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1120/CHEM 1120L or department head approval.

3010 Organic Chemistry I (3)
Studies compounds of carbon with emphasis on structure, reactivity, mechanisms, and synthesis of organic molecules. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 3010L.

3010L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 3010. Fall semester. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 3010. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3020 Organic Chemistry II (3)
Continuation of Chemistry 3010. Emphasis on functional group manipulation and synthesis. Spectroscopic methods of analysis with emphasis on structure elucidation included. Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 3020L.

3020L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance topics covered in Chemistry 3020. Spring semester. Laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 3020. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3210 Quantitative Analysis (4)
Examines the theory and practice of volumetric, electrochemical, and spectrophotometric analysis applied to the study of stoichiometry and equilibrium. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1120L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3310 Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Concepts and models in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure and bonding, molecular orbital theory, material science, and descriptive inorganic chemistry including biological and environmental applications. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C; MATH 1920/MATH 1921 or department head approval. Pre- or Corequisite: CHEM 3210 and PHYS 1040/PHYS 1040L or PHYS 2310/PHYS 2310L or department head approval.

3710 Physical Chemistry I (4)
Examines thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics with applications to physical and chemical properties of matter. Fall semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3210 with a minimum grade of C or ENGR 1850, CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L with minimum grades of C; MATH 1920 and MATH 1921; or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 3710L. Pre or Corequisites: PHYS 1040 and PHYS 1040L or PHYS 2310 and PHYS 2310L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3720 Physical Chemistry II (4)
Continuation of 3710 with primary emphasis on kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3710 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 3720L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

3820 Chemical Literature (1)
Surveys the primary, secondary, and tertiary sources of chemical information with weekly individual assignments in the use of these sources. Fall semester. Prerequisite: 16 semester hours of chemistry or department head approval.

3900 Cooperative Work Experience (1)
Cooperative chemistry work experience is part of the Cooperative Education Program. Students participate in off-campus laboratory work in industry or government. Written and oral reports required. Prerequisite: Selection by Cooperative Education Office. Maximum credit 4 hours. Credit may not be applied towards a chemistry major. Course graded on a satisfactory/no credit basis.

4030 Advanced Organic Chemistry (4)
Studies advanced concepts of organic chemistry upon which modern organic chemistry is developed. Kinetics, thermodynamics, multistep synthesis, molecular orbital concepts and orbital symmetry, and molecular structure determination by modern physical methods are emphasized. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3020 and CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4220 Methods of Environmental Analysis(4)
Focuses on advanced theory and practice of environmental analytical chemistry including sampling techniques and instrumental approaches to separation and analysis of real world samples. Spring semester, even years. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 3210 with a minimum grade of C, CHEM 3010 and CHEM 3010L with minimum grades of C; MATH 1830 or MATH 1910 and MATH 1911 or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4230 Instrumental Analysis (4)
Examines the theory and use of infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, atomic absorption, gas chromatography, thermal analysis, electrochemical analysis, and other instrumental methods of characterizing chemical structure. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3210 and CHEM 3020/CHEM 3020L with minimum grades of C; PHYS 1040/PHYS 1040L or PHYS 2310/PHYS 2310L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4320 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (4)
Advanced theories of bonding and structure in inorganic chemistry with emphasis on ligand field theory, bioinorganic chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHEM 3310 and CHEM 3710 with minimum grades of C; MATH 2200; PHYS 1040/PHYS 1040L or PHYS 2310/PHYS 2310L or department head approval. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4510 Biochemistry (3)
Surveys the chemical aspects of protein and enzyme function, bioenergetics, metabolism, photosynthesis, nucleic acid function, and protein biosynthesis. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: CHEM 3020 with a minimum grade of C or department head approval.

4530 Proteins and Nucleic Acids (4)
Designed for students interested in advanced studies in biochemistry, molecular biology, and related medical sciences. Lectures will extensively cover material such as biochemical reactions, amino acid and peptide metabolism, protein function, nucleic acid base metabolism, nucleic acid function, and enzyme kinetics. The laboratory will be an introduction to modern biochemical techniques. Spring semester. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: BIOL 3250, CHEM 3710 and CHEM 4510 with minimum grades of C in each course or department head approval. Corequisite: CHEM 4530L. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4830 Seminar (1)
Every semester. Prerequisites: CHEM 2810 and 24 additional semester hours of chemistry or department head approval. Maximum credit 2 hours.

4995r Departmental Thesis (2 hours per term, 4 hours for the two terms)
Every semester. Requires University Honors approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

4997r Research (1-9)
Every semester. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office at the time of registration.

4998r Individual Studies (1-9)
Involves individual or group projects. Credit may be earned through University, governmental, or industrial laboratory experience approved by the department. Written report and seminar presentation required. Every semester. Maximum credit 4 hours. Prerequisite: approval of department head. Student must submit an Individual Studies/Research Contract to the Records Office

4999r Group Studies (1-9)
On demand. Prerequisite: department head approval. Department may have additional prerequisite requirements. 

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