CHEM - Chemistry

Ray von Wandruszka, Dept. Chair, Dept. of Chemistry (116 Malcolm M. Renfrew Hall 83844-2343; phone 208/885-6552; chemoff@uidaho.edu).

Vertically-related courses in this subject field are:  CHEM 111-CHEM 112-CHEM 253; CHEM 101-CHEM 275.

CHEM 050 Chemistry Fundamentals

Chem 050 Chemistry Fundamentals

Chemical problem solving, SI unit conversion, mole concept, chemical stoichiometry, solution concentration problems, periodic table, chemical formulas and nomenclature, and equation balancing.  Graded P/N/F. A special fee is charged for this course.

CHEM 101 Introduction to Chemistry I

Chem 101 Introduction to Chemistry I (4 cr)

Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences

Full credit may be earned in only one of the following: Chem 101 or Chem 111. General treatment of the fundamentals of chemistry. Three lec and one 3-hr lab a wk. Does not satisfy the prereq for Chem 112.

CHEM 111 Principles of Chemistry I

Chem 111 Principles of Chemistry I (4 cr)

Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences

Full credit may be earned in only one of the following: Chem 101, or 111. Note that grades in Chem 111 will supersede any grades earned in Chem 101. Intensive treatment of principles and applications of chemistry. Three lec and one 3-hr lab a week. Recommended Preparation: A grade of 'B' or better in a high school chemistry course.

Prereq: Chem 050 or min 560 SAT math or min 25 ACT math or min 49 COMPASS College Algebra, or a grade of 'C' or better in Chem 101, Math 143, Math 160, or Math 170; or Permission

CHEM 112 Principles of Chemistry II

Chem 112 Principles of Chemistry II (5 cr)

Gen Ed: Natural and Applied Sciences

Continuation of Chem 111. Some work in inorganic chemistry, kinetics, equilibrium, liquids, solids, acid-base, electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics, and qualitative inorganic analysis. Three lec, one recitation, and one 3-hr lab a wk.

Prereq: Chem 111 or Permission

CHEM 121 Glassblowing

Chem 121 Glassblowing (1 cr)

Techniques used in constructing scientific apparatus from glass. Graded P/F. One 3-hr lab a wk.\

Prereq: Permission of department

CHEM 200 Seminar

Chem 200 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

CHEM 204 Special Topics

Chem 204 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

CHEM 253 Quantitative Analysis

Chem 253 Quantitative Analysis (3 cr)

Fundamental principles and techniques of chemical analysis; intro to sampling, standardization, data evaluation, gravimetric/volumetric methods, and instrumental techniques. (Fall only)

Prereq: Chem 112

CHEM 254 Quantitative Analysis: Lab

Chem 254 Quantitative Analysis: Lab (2 cr)

Laboratory portion of Quantitative Analysis (Chem 253).

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 253

CHEM 275 Carbon Compounds

Chem 275 Carbon Compounds (3 cr)

Aspects of organic chemistry important to students in the life sciences.

Prereq: Chem 101, 111, or Permission

CHEM 276 Carbon Compounds Lab

Chem 276 Carbon Compounds Lab (1 cr)

Lab to accompany Chem 275; for students who need only 1 cr of lab. One 3-hr lab a wk.

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 275 or 277

CHEM 277 Organic Chemistry I

Chem 277 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr)

Principles and theories of organic chemistry; properties, preparation, and reactions of organic compounds.

Prereq: Chem 112

CHEM 278 Organic Chemistry I: Lab

Chem 278 Organic Chemistry I: Lab (1 cr)

One 3-hr lab a wk.

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 277

CHEM 299 Directed Study

Chem 299 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

CHEM 302 Principles of Physical Chemistry

Chem 302 Principles of Physical Chemistry (3 cr)

Emphasis on topics important to biological and agricultural science. (Fall only)

Prereq: Chem 112, Math 160 or Math 170 or Math 175, and Phys 111/111L, or Permission

CHEM 303 Principles of Physical Chemistry Lab

Chem 303 Principles of Physical Chemistry Lab (1 cr)

Lab to accompany Chem 302. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Fall only)

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 302

CHEM 305 Physical Chemistry

Chem 305 Physical Chemistry (3 cr)

Kinetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. (Fall only)

Prereq: Chem 112, and Math 275

Prereq or Coreq: Phys 212 or Phys 213

CHEM 306 Physical Chemistry

Chem 306 Physical Chemistry (3 cr)

Kinetic theory, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 112 and Math 275

Prereq or Coreq: Phys 212 or Phys 213

CHEM 307 PhysicalChemistry Lab

Chem 307 Physical Chemistry Lab (1 cr)

Lab to accompany Chem 305-306. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Fall only)

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 305

CHEM 308 Physical Chemistry Lab

Chem 308 Physical Chemistry Lab (1 cr)

Lab to accompany Chem 305-306. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 306

CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry II

Chem 372 Organic Chemistry II (3 cr)

Continuation of Chem 277. (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 277

CHEM 374 Organic Chemistry II: Lab

Chem 374 Organic Chemistry II: Lab (1 cr)

Lab to accompany Chem 372; includes synthesis, structure determination, and mechanisms. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 278

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 372

CHEM 400 Seminar

Chem 400 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

CHEM 404 Special Topics

Chem 404 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

CHEM 409 Proseminar

Chem 409 Proseminar (1 cr)

Gen Ed: Senior Experience

Current publications in chemistry and chemical engineering with reports on typical scientific papers. Preparation of application materials for graduate work and/or careers in chemistry.

Prereq: Chem 372 and junior standing

CHEM 418 Environmental Chemistry

Chem J418/J518 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

Chemistry of atmosphere, soil, and water; pollution monitoring and remediation; treatment of waste in the environment. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 253, Chem 254, and Chem 275 or 277, or Permission

CHEM 436 Electronics for Scientists

Chem J436/J535 Electronics for Scientists (2-4 cr, max 4)

Theory and application of analog and digital electronics used in scientific instrumentation. Registration for Chem 535 requires completion of an additional term paper or other assignment (Fall, alt/yrs).

Prereq: Permission

CHEM 454 Instrumental Analysis

Chem 454 Instrumental Analysis (3-4 cr)

For students in chemistry and allied fields. Techniques in operating new and specialized instruments for qualitative and quantitative analysis and analytical methods of an advanced nature. Three lec and one 4-hr lab a wk. Permission required to register for 3 credits (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 253, Chem 254, and Chem 305

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 306

CHEM 455 Survey of Analytical Chemistry

Chem 455 Survey of Analytical Chemistry (3 cr)

Fundamentals of modern analytical chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both Chem 454 and 455.
Prereq: Permission

CHEM 463 Inorganic Chemistry

Chem 463 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)

Principles, complex ions and coordination compounds, theory of acids and bases, bonding theory, non-aqueous solvents, familiar elements and their relationship to the periodic table. (Fall only)

Prereq: Chem 305 or Permission

CHEM 464 Inorganic Chemistry

Chem J464/J564 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)

Principles, complex ions and coordination compounds, theory of acids and bases, bonding theory, non-aqueous solvents, familiar elements and their relationship to the periodic table. Additional projects/assignments reqd for grad cr. (Spring only)

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 463, or 466, or Permission

CHEM 465 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Chem 465 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr)

Lab to accompany Chem 464. One 3-hr lab a wk. (Spring only)

Coreq: Chem 464

CHEM 466 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry

Chem 466 Survey of Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)

Fundamentals of modern inorganic chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both Chem 463 and 466.

Prereq: Chem 306 and Permission

CHEM 472 Medicinal Chemistry

Chem J472/J572 Medicinal Chemistry (3 cr)

Synthetic chemistry necessary for design and preparation of medicinal agents, and mechanistic chemistry germane to action of pharmaceuticals. Graduate students are required to write an original research proposal on a topic related to drug discovery. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 473, 476 or Permission

CHEM 473 Intermediate Organic Chemistry

Chem 473 Intermediate Organic Chemistry (3 cr)

Theories and mechanisms of organic chemistry. (Fall only)

Prereq: Chem 372

Prereq or Coreq: Chem 306

CHEM 476 Survey of Organic Chemistry

Chem 476 Survey of Organic Chemistry (3 cr)

Fundamentals of modern organic chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both Chem 473 and 476.
Prereq: Permission

CHEM 491 Research

Chem 491 (s) Research (1-6 cr, max 12)

Submission of a report of the research done for placement in the permanent dept files is required.

Prereq: Permission of department

CHEM 495 Statistical Thermodynamics

Chem 495 Statistical Thermodynamics (3 cr)

See Phys 333.

CHEM 496 Survey of Physical Chemistry

Chem 496 Survey of Physical Chemistry (3 cr)

Fundamentals of modern physical chemistry. Open only to chemistry M.S. and Ph.D. students. Cr is not allowed in both Chem 495 and Chem 496.

Prereq: Permission

CHEM 498 Internship

Chem 498 (s) Internship (cr arr)

CHEM 499 Directed Study

Chem 499 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

CHEM 500 Master's Research and Thesis

Chem 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

CHEM 501 Seminar

Chem 501 (s) Seminar (1 cr, max 2)

CHEM 502 Directed Study

Chem 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

CHEM 503 Workshop

Chem 504 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

CHEM 504 Special Topics

Chem 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

CHEM 505 Professional Development

Chem 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

CHEM 506 Introduction to Teaching and Research Skills

Chem 506 Introduction to Teaching and Research Skills (2 cr)

Skills required of teaching assistants in laboratory, recitations, office hours, help sessions; skills required for research; use of library; introduction to faculty research. Graded P/F. (Fall only)

Prereq: Permission

CHEM 509 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Chem 509 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 cr)

Application of quantum theory to chemical bonding, molecular spectroscopy, and molecular structure. (Spring only)

Prereq: Chem 306, 495, 496, or Permission

CHEM 511 Seminar

Chem 511 Seminar (0 cr)

CHEM 518 Environmental Chemistry

Chem 518 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr)

See Chem J418/J518.

CHEM 535 Electronics for Scientists

Chem J436/J535 Electronics for Scientists (2-4 cr, max 4)

Theory and application of analog and digital electronics used in scientific instrumentation. Registration for Chem 535 requires completion of an additional term paper or other assignment (Fall, alt/yrs).

Prereq: Permission

CHEM 542 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Chem 542 Biochemistry II (3 cr)

See Biol J454/554.

CHEM 550 Radioanalytical Chemistry

Chem 550 Radioanalytical Chemistry (2 cr)

Fundamental concepts of radiochemistry, including the principles of radioactive decay processes and counting techniques; in-depth treatment of radioanalytical techniques, especially neutron activation and isotope dilution methods; decay processes as sources of x-rays; the use of synchrotron radiation in analytical chemistry. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Chem 454, or 455, or Permission

CHEM 551 Electronic Spectrometry

Chem 551 Electronic Spectrometry (2-3 cr, max 3)

A brief review of fundamental concepts, including electronic transitions, optical properties of materials, and laws of radiation absorption; detailed coverage of instrumentation used for ultraviolet and visible absorption spectroscopy, with regard to optical components, overall design strategy, and signal processing; analytical performance related to these aspects and presented from both theoretical and practical standpoints; in-depth coverage of luminescence spectroscopy, including phosphorimetry and fluorimetry; atomic spectroscopy (both flame and plasma-based versions), including principles of operation, instrumental requirements, and analytical application; survey of x-ray absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Chem 454, 455 or Permission

CHEM 553 Separation Theory and Chromatography

Chem 553 Separation Theory and Chromatography (2-3 cr, max 3)

Gas and liquid chromatography and related fields. Students enrolled in Chem 553 are required to complete additional written assignments. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Chem 306

CHEM 556 Molecular Spectroscopy

Chem 556 Molecular Spectroscopy (3 cr)

Interpretation of IR, UV, NMR, and mass spectra. Registration for Chem 556 requires completion of additional assignments.

Prereq: Chem 306 or Permission

CHEM 558 Electrochemistry

Chem 558 Electrochemistry (2-3 cr, max 3)

Fundamental concepts of electrochemistry, including the principles of redox processes; in-depth treatment of electroanalytical techniques, especially voltammetric and potentiometric methods; advanced treatment of selected topics, including ultramicro and in vivo electrochemical techniques. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: Chem 454, or 455, or Permission

CHEM 564 Inorganic Chemistry

Chem 564 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)

See CHEM 464.

CHEM 571 Topics In Organic Chem

Chem 571 (s) Topics in Organic Chemistry (1-9 cr, max 9)

Selected topics from the current literature.

Prereq: Chem 473, 476, or Permission

CHEM 572 Medicinal Chemistry

Chem 572 Medicinal Chemistry (3 cr)

See Chem J472/J572.

CHEM 590 Doctoral Research Proposal

Chem 590 Doctoral Research Proposal (1 cr)

Taken no later than one semester after completion of cumulative exams; required for advancement to Ph.D. candidacy. Includes review of relevant literature and original research proposal describing the student's intended research project.

CHEM 598 Internship

Chem 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

CHEM 599 Non-thesis Master's Research

Chem 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

CHEM 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation

Chem 600 Doctoral Research and Dissertation (cr arr)