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Course Descriptions

CCHE 111 and 112. General Chemistry 4 credits each

CCHE 111: This course is designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws and theories associated with the properties, structure, and composition of matter. The course will also cover fundamental theories and laws , measurements, atomic structure, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, molecular structure, solutions,, chemical calculations, equations, periodic classification of the elements, structure of matter, and ionization.

CCHE 112: designed to acquaint the student with the fundamental laws and theories of equilibrium, kinetics, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, electrochemistry, and the chemistry of selected groups of elements, the changes matter undergoes and the energies accompanying these changes. The study of chemical and ionic equilibria, kinetics, electrochemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, the chemistry of the metallic elements, and elementary qualitative analysis of cations and anions.


Three (3) lecture hours, three (3) laboratory hours and three (3) recitation hours per week.


CHE 211. Analytical Chemistry 4 credits

Analytical chemistry is an introductory course in quantitative analysis using classical and modern instrumental methods. The prerequisite for this course is general chemistry. This course treats the principles and laws governing chemical equilibrium as applied to gravimetric and titrimetric techniques, methods of separation, and instrumental methods. The acquisition and treatment of data are integral parts of the course as well as the study of the chemistry of a select group of elements. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) laboratory hours per week.

CHE 231 and 232. Organic Chemistry 4 credits each


Study of the properties and reactions of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, stereochemistry, structural theory, spectroscopy, proteins, carbohydrates, drugs, and biomolecules. Laboratory work includes the preparation and typical reactions of the main classes of organic compounds and qualitative organic analysis. Required of all chemistry majors and biology majors. Three (3) lecture hours, three (3) laboratory hours and three (3) recitation hours per week.


CHE 412. Instrumental Analysis 4 credits

Second half of the analytical chemistry sequence. Focuses on principles and stoichiometry relating to acidimetry, alkalimetry, redox methods, and iodometry. Gravimetric, electrometric, optical, chromatographic, and other modern instrumental methods of analysis and the basic chemical theory related to these procedures are studied. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) laboratory hours per week. Prerequisite: CHE 211

CHE 431 AND 432. Advanced Organic Chemistry 4 credits each

Critical evaluation of modern organic theory, reactions, mechanisms, and arrangements. Includes a detailed study of important organic reactions and their applications to selected laboratory experiments. Three (3) lecture hours per week with laboratory. Prerequisites: CHE 231 and 232.

CHE 341 AND 342. Physical Chemistry 4 credits each

Study of the laws and theories of chemical phenomena, including elementary thermodynamics; the gaseous, liquid, and solid states; chemical kinetics; equilibria; and the modern views of atomic structure and radioactivity. Three (3) lecture hours and three (3) laboratory hours and two (2) recitation hours per week. Prerequisite: CCHE 111, 112, and 211; MAT 111, 112, 211, and 212; co- or pre-requisite: PHY 111 and 112.

CHE 421. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 4 credits

Study of the elements according to the periodic classification. Considers properties, electronic structures, complex formation, oxidation-reduction potential, and other selected topics. Three (3) lecture hours per week with laboratory. Prerequisites: CHE 111/112, 211, and 212.

CHE 451. Biochemistry 3 credits

Study of the chemical properties of biological molecules, and of bioenergetics and the basic metabolic pathways that govern the functioning of cells and tissues. Fundamentals of enzymatic catalysis: kinetics and mechanisms. The chemistry of cellular macromolecules, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates. Prerequisites: BIO 111 and 112, CHE 201 and 202.

CHE 480. Special Topics in Chemistry 4 credits

Detailed study of a series of advanced topics in any area of chemistry. Students undertake independent projects. Three (3) lecture hours per week with laboratory.