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


Catalog Information on Chemistry Classes (Select College of Arts and Sciences and then scroll to Chemistry)


General 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.

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. 

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. 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.

1120L General Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 1120. Every semester. Laboratory 2 hours. 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. 

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. 

3010L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance the topics covered in Chemistry 3010. Fall semester. Laboratory 3 hours. 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.

3020L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Laboratory experiments to support and enhance topics covered in Chemistry 3020. Spring semester. Laboratory 3 hours. 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. 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. 

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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. Laboratory/studio course fee will be assessed.

4830 Seminar (1)
Every semester. 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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