Chemistry (CH)

Courses

CH 100 Introduction to Forensic Science 4 Cr.

An introductory survey course designed for non-science/engineering majors that focuses on scientific principles behind the recognition, collection, preservation, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence found at a crime scene. Emphasis is on understanding the capabilities and limitations of forensic science as it is currently practiced. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Goal 4. (Fall, Spring).

CH 101 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 Cr.

The first of a two-semester course series covering topics in General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB). This fundamental course introduces the principles of chemical structure and reactivity. Topics include accuracy and precision in measurement, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding and reactions, and chemical equilibrium. The laboratory complements the lecture material with emphasis placed on collaborative problem solving. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Math placement score of 001 or higher. Only CH 101 or CH 103 may count as degree credit. Goal 4.(Spring) 202140.

CH 102 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry 4 Cr.

The second part of a two-semester course series covering topics in General, Organic and Biochemistry (GOB). This course introduces the nomenclature, structure and reactivity of organic compounds and the structure and function of the major classes of biological compounds and their role in metabolic pathways. Laboratory exercises complement the lecture material. Credit may not be earned for both CH 102 and CH 104. CH 102 may not be taken for credit after successful completion of CH 205. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 101 or CH 103. Goal 4. (Fall) 202140.

CH 103 General Chemistry I 4 Cr.

Introduction to chemical characteristics and behavior, stressing atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, and descriptive chemistry of important elements. Laboratory includes qualitative and quantitative exercises, and syntheses. Credit will not be granted for more than one of the following sequences: CH 103 and CH 104; CH 101 and CH 102; or CH 103 and CH 102. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Math placement score of 2 or higher or a ā€œCā€ or higher in MA 095. Recommended: one year of high school chemistry. Goal 4. (Fall) 202140.

CH 104 General Chemistry II 4 Cr.

Continuation of the study of chemical characteristics and behavior, stressing atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium and kinetics, and descriptive chemistry of important elements. Laboratory includes qualitative and quantitative exercises, and syntheses. Credit will not be granted for more than one of the following sequences: CH 103 and CH 104; CH 101 and CH 102; or CH 103 and CH 102. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 103. Goal 4. (Spring).

CH 188 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CH 199 Pilot Course 4 Cr.

Pilot Course.

CH 1XL Chemistry Lab Transfer Elective 4 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

CH 1XX Chemistry Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

CH 204 Quantitative Analysis 4 Cr.

An introduction to the general principles and laboratory practices of quantitative chemical analysis. The sequence of steps in a typical quantitative analysis are emphasized, including defining the analytical requirements, choosing an analytical method, collecting a representative sample, processing the sample in the laboratory, detecting and eliminating interferences, calibrating and measuring concentrations, calculating results, and evaluating results by estimating their reliability. Gravimetric, volumetric, electrochemical and spectrochemical methods are studied in the classroom and in the laboratory. Other topics include chemical equilibria, errors in chemical analyses and the statistical evaluation and reporting of analytical data. 3 Lecture hours. 4 Laboratory hours. Prerequisites: CH 104 (Fall).

CH 205 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4 Cr.

An introduction to the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds and the instrumentation of organic chemistry. Laboratory work involves manipulation of organic laboratory equipment, preparation and identification of typical organic compounds, and the characteristics of the major functional groups. 3 Lecture hours, 3 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 104 (Spring) 202140.

CH 214 Communication in Chemistry 1 Cr.

Illustrates the organization of the chemical literature, the efficient search of the literature and a formal introduction to scientific writing. 1 Lecture hour. (Fall).

CH 225 Organic Chemistry I 4 Cr.

An introduction to the study of carbon compounds; preparation and identification of typical compounds. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 104. (Fall) 202140.

CH 226 Organic Chemistry II 4 Cr.

A continuation of the study of carbon compounds; preparation and identification of typical compounds. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 225. (Spring) 202140.

CH 288 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CH 299 Pilot Course 4 Cr.

Pilot Course.

CH 2XX Chemistry Transfer Elective 3 Cr.

This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.

CH 314 Instrumental Methods 3 Cr.

A course on the theory and application of modern atomic and molecular instrumental methods. The atomic methods include absorption, emission, and fluorescence spectrometry, and plasma emission spectroscopy. The molecular methods include ultraviolet-visible absorption spectrometry, Fourier-transform infrared spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, gas chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, and liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry. Other topics include optical systems, electrical components and circuits, signal measurement and processing, quality assurance/quality control methods, troubleshooting, method validation, and reporting. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CH 204 Offered: Spring, odd years. 202140.

CH 315 Analysis Laboratory 1 Cr.

An upper level laboratory experience in analytical chemistry. Students will use quality assurance/quality control methods in quantitative analysis to reduce error; measure and interpret accuracy, precision, and detection limit; detect and eliminate interferences and contamination; and troubleshoot methods and instrumentation. Each student will use ultraviolet visible absorption spectrometry, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to identify a variety of unknown compounds. Every student will work on an independent research project. 3 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 204 (Spring, odd years) 202140.

CH 324 Biochemistry I 4 Cr.

A course on the chemical phenomena and energy effects in life processes. Topics include structure and function of biomolecules, metabolism (catabolism and anabolism), photosynthesis and recombinant DNA technologies. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisites: BI 101, CH 226. (Fall) 202140.

CH 325 Biochemistry II 4 Cr.

A continuation of the study of the chemical phenomena and energy effects in life processes. Topics include structure and function of biomolecules, metabolism (catabolism and anabolism), photosynthesis and recombinant DNA technologies. 3 Lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 324. (Spring, even years) 202140.

CH 327 Physical Chemistry I 3 Cr.

The physical properties, structure and transformation of matter are studied with emphasis on applications of thermodynamics, equilibrium, phase equilibria and reaction kinetics.3 Lecture hours. Prerequisites: CH 104; MA 122. Recommended: PS 201/202 or PS 211/212. (Fall, even years) 202140.

CH 328 Physical Chemistry II 3 Cr.

A continuation of the study of physical properties and structure of matter with emphasis on the electronic structure of atoms and molecules, molecular and electronic spectroscopy and molecular thermodynamics. 3 Lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 327. (Spring, odd years) 202140.

CH 337 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 Cr.

Laboratory investigations with formal laboratory reports into the physical properties and chemical behavior of substances. 3 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 327, or concurrent enrollment. (Fall, even years) 202140.

CH 338 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II 1 Cr.

A continuation of laboratory investigations with formal laboratory reports on the physical properties and chemical behavior of substances. 3 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: CH 328, or concurrent enrollment. (Spring, odd years) 202140.

CH 388 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.

CH 413 Chemistry Seminar 1 Cr.

Part of a capstone experience providing individual assignments, written reports, oral reports, and class discussions on chemical topics of current interest. Reading, writing, speaking and critical thinking skills are emphasized. 1 Lecture hour. Prerequisite: Junior status or higher; and Chemistry or Biochemistry major. (Fall) 202140.

CH 421 Chemical Synthesis and Examination I 3 Cr.

A capstone experience in which organic, inorganic and compounds of biological interest are synthesized and examined with respect to purity and properties. Students develop an integrated perspective on the general field of chemistry and develop proficiency in practical laboratory procedures and in reporting results. 8 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Junior status or higher; Chemistry or Biochemistry major. (Fall) 202140.

CH 422 Chemical Synthesis and Examination II 3 Cr.

The second part of a capstone experience in which organic, inorganic and compounds of biological interest are synthesized and examined with respect to purity and properties. Students develop an integrated perspective on the general field of chemistry and develop proficiency in practical laboratory procedures and in reporting results. 8 Laboratory hours. Prerequisite: Senior status; Chemistry or Biochemistry major. (Spring) 202140.

CH 425 Thesis 1-3 Cr.

This course allows the student to conduct research on a project approved by the faculty of the chemistry and biochemistry programs. The student can be expected to perform the necessary experiments, organize and interpret the data and to communicate the results of the project with a comprehensive report. Prerequisites: CH 226 and permission of the department. A maximum of 6 credits may be applied to the student record.

CH 438 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 3 Cr.

A course on the chemistry of the elements: properties, characteristics, and behavior. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisites: CH 327, CH 328. (Spring, even years).

CH 439 Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 Cr.

An advanced and thorough development of topics introduced in CH 226. Lecture 3 hours. Prerequisite: CH 226. (Occasionally).

CH 450 Topics in Chemistry 3 Cr.

A course in which a limited topic in advanced chemistry is covered in depth. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (Occasionally).

CH 488 No Norwich Equivalent 1-6 Cr.