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Department of Chemistry
1530 S Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
219 Jones Hall
Tallahassee, Florida 32307
 
 

Course Descriptions


BCH 4033 Biochemistry I (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, BSC 1010/1011
Chemistry of Biomolecules: proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. A basic study of membranes, enzymes, enzyme kinetics, vitamins, intermediary metabolism, and bioenergetics

BCH 4033L Biochemistry I Lab (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, BSC 1010/1011
Introduction to biochemical techniques. Experiments include pH determination, buffer preparation, organelle separation, protein quantitation, chromatography, and electrophoresis

BCH 4034 Biochemistry II (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, BSC 1010/1011, BCH 4033
A brief study of radioisotopes, photosynthesis, and molecular transmission of genetic information  The study includes biochemistry of nucleic acids, replication, transcription, processing, and translation; protein synthesis; immunochemistry; and genetic engineering

BCH 4034L Biochemistry II Lab (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, BSC 1010/1011, BCH 4033
Involves isolation of chromatin proteins, isolation of DNA, determination of molecular weight of proteins, quantitation of nucleic acid, and determination of the effects of hormones on macromolecular synthesis

BCH 4042 Proteins (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/4410/4411, BSC 1010/1011, MAC 2311/2312
PHY 2048/2049, BCH 4033/4034
A detailed study of the structure, classification, and kinetics of enzymes; molecular mechanism of enzyme action; and medical and industrial application of enzymes

BCH 4044 Nucleic Acids (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/4410/4411, BSC 1010/1011, MAC 2311/2312
PHY 2048/2049, BCH 4033/4034
A detailed study of the structure, classification, and kinetics of enzymes; molecular mechanism of enzyme action; and medical and industrial application of enzymes

CHM 1020 Fundamentals of Chemistry (4)
Prerequisites: For students not prepared for CHM 1045 (based on diagnostic exam)
Teaches fundamental skills necessary for problem solving, emphasizing dimensional analysis. Covers basic concepts of chemistry to prepare students for CHM 1045. Includes recitation sessions for individualized student help.

CHM 1030 Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences (3)
Prerequisites: Passing grade on diagnostic exam
Basic principles of general chemistry including systems of measurement, bonding, nomenclature, mole concept, balanced equations and stoichiometry, solutions, kinetics, and equilibrium emphasizing acid-base behavior.

CHM 1030L Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: Passing grade on diagnostic exam
Introduction to basic chemical techniques. Experiments involve simple chemical reactions, determination of density, and qualitative tests for the determination of inorganic ions in bio-logical fluids.

CHM 1031 Chemistry for Health Sciences (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1030
Introduction to organic chemistry. Study of major classes of organic compounds emphasizing carbohydrates, nucleic ac-ids, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and enzymes.

CHM 1031L Chemistry for Health Sciences Lab (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1030
Experiments include basic chemical reactions of alkanes, alkenes, carbohydrates and proteins; chromatography and synthesis of organic compounds.

*CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1020 or passing grade on diagnostic exam
Fundamental laws, theories and principles of chemistry are introduced. Topics include properties of matter, nomenclature, reactions, including redox reactions, stoichiometry, gases, thermochemistry, modern atomic theory, bonding and structure, aqueous solutions, and periodic relationships.

*CHM 1045L General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1020 or passing grade on diagnostic exam
Laboratory course to accompany and provide a deeper and more concrete understanding of topics in CHM 1045. Students are given the opportunity to observe phenomena and obtain practical skills in using various types of laboratory equipment. Emphasis is on following standard safety practice, making careful observations and measurements, and critically analyzing observations and data.

*CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045
Continuation of CHM 1045. Topics include thermodynamics of chemical reactions and changes of state, equilibrium, acid-base theories, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry and descriptive chemistry of main-group and transition elements and their compounds.

*CHM 1046L General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045
Laboratory course to accompany CHM 1046. Continuation of CHM 1045L. Students are given opportunities to extend their skills and make careful observations and measurements using various types of laboratory equipment such as burets, pH meters and spectrophotometers. Emphasis is on following standard safety practice and critically analyzing observations and data.

CHM 1901 Freshman Special Topics I (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Structured activities designed to develop the technical knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are necessary for freshman chemistry majors.

CHM 1902 Freshman Special Topics II (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Continuation of CHM 1901 with an emphasis on test taking and personal development as a freshman chemistry major.

*CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046 
Study of nomenclature and fundamental physical and chemical properties of acyclic and cyclic aliphatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, and alcohols, with special emphasis on the relationship of structure to physical and chemical properties; special consideration given to mechanism and stereochemical effects.

*CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046
Exposes the student to elementary aliphatic syntheses and basic organic chemistry laboratory separation techniques, including distillation, crystallization, extraction, and chromatography; requires written laboratory reports which includes stoichiometric cal-culations.

*CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210
Study of nomenclature and fundamental chemistry of aromatic compounds and aliphatic hydrocarbon derivatives other than halides. Cursory coverage of biomolecules: fats, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins, including introductory IR and NMR theory and practice in compound identification.

*CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210
A continuation of CHM 3210L with emphasis on aromatic syntheses and spectroscopic identification of compounds by IR, NMR, polarimetry, and refractometry; requires written laboratory reports.

CHM 2903 Sophomore Special Topics I (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Structured activities designed to develop the technical knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are necessary for sophomore chemistry majors.

CHM 2904 Sophomore Special Topics II (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Continuation of CHM 2903 with an emphasis on test taking and personal development as a sophomore chemistry major.

CHM 3120 Analytical Chemistry (2)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046
Topics include a review of stoichiometry, acid-base equilibria, statistical treatment of data, and an introduction to volumetric, gavimetric, potentiometric, and photometric methods of analysis. Chemical equilibria are treated mathematically.

CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046
Titrimetric, gravimetric, photometric, and potentiometric analyses. Emphasis is placed on accuracy and precision in carrying out experimental procedures.

CHM 3610 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046
Basic theory with applications to electronic structure of atoms, introduction to group theory, descriptive chemistry properties of compounds including acid-base theories, oxidation-reduction chemistry and stability, structure and properties of compounds of transition elements

CHM 3905 Junior Special Topics I (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Structured activities designed to develop the technical knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills that are necessary for junior chemistry majors.

CHM 3906 Junior Special Topics II (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Continuation of CHM 3905 with an emphasis on test taking and personal development as a junior chemistry major.

CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis (2)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/3120/3610, 4410 or 4411
Topics to be covered include: Introductory electronics, optical methods, laboratory computers, and selected instrumental methods including atomic, nuclear magnetic resonance, and infrared spectroscopy.

CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory (2)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/3120/3610/4410
Experiments designed to familiarize student with the following: electronic circuits, computer interfacing, infrared spectrophotometry, nuclear magnetic resonance, mass spectrometry, and atomic spectroscopy.

CHM 4220 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/3120/3610, 4410 or 4411, BSC 1010/1011,
MAC 2311/2312, PHY 2048/2049
Molecular orbital theory of covalent bonding; an in-depth study of free radicals, electrophilic, nucleophilic and elimination reactions; neighboring group participation and different molecular rearrangements. Role of carbocations and carbanions in syntheses, with emphasis on kinetics and cycloadditions; a survey of modern organic reactions including mechanisms.

CHM 4400 Physical Chemistry for Life Science I (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011,
PHY 2048/2049
Introduction to thermodynamics, chemical equilibria and electrochemistry and their importance in understanding biomolecular structure and function

CHM 4401 Physical Chemistry for Life Science II (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/4400, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011, PHY 2048/2049
Introduction to quantum mechanics, spectroscopy and kinetics and their importance in understanding biomolecular structure and function

CHM 4402L Physical Chemistry for Life Science Laboratory (2)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011,
PHY 2048/2049
Introduction to the methods used to examine the physical basis of biomolecules and acquaint students with instruments used in such studies

CHM 4410 Physical Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011,
PHY 2048/2049
Quantitative, theoretical approach to basic physiochemical problems with special emphasis on solids, liquids, gases, chemical thermodynamics, equilibria, bioenergenics, solutions, spectroscopy, and kinetics.

CHM 4410L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011,
PHY 2048/2049
Experiments are designed to test theoretical physical chemical principles by examining colligative, thermodynamics and spectroscopic properties of molecules. A research oriented approach toward experimentation will be taken. The use of computer programming and software will be used in conjunction with data analysis.

CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011,
PHY 2048/2049
Detailed emphasis given to transport proper-ties, electrical conduction, macromolecules, electrochemical cells, quantum mechanisms, atomic structure, statistical mechanics, symmetry, and point groups. CHM 4411L Physical Chemist.

CHM 4411L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: CHM 1045/1046/2210/2211/4410, MAC 2311/2312, BSC 1010/1011, PHY 2048/2049
The approach and emphasis of CHM 4410L will be continued, computer software for molecular model building and mathematical modeling of experiments will be used, the study of biological molecules will be emphasized

CHM 4900 Short Courses in Chemistry (1-4)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Original research under the supervision of a faculty member

CHM 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-4)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Each student will pursue a systematic investigation of a topic or project under the supervision of a faculty member, a written report is required at the end of the investigation or study

CHM 4930 Senior Seminar (1)
Prerequisites: Department Consent
Weekly discussions/presentations of current chemical topics by students, faculty and invited speakers  Each student is required to present an oral seminar to faculty and peers.

* This is a state common prerequisite. Substitutes accepted in the state Common Prerequisite Manual will be accepted.