2014-2015 Catalog

Chemistry (Chem)

http://www.arts-sciences.und.edu/chemistry

Abrahamson, H. Abrahamson, J., Chu, Delhommelle, Du, Hightower, Hoffmann, Kozliak, Kubatova, Novikov, Pierce (Chair), Smoliakova, Stahl, Thomasson, Whitney and Zhao

The Chemistry Department’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry program has been approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This means that the teaching staff, curriculum, equipment, library, and other facilities of the Department meet the standards established by the Society for the proper undergraduate training of chemists. Students who complete the work for the professional degree, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, will receive a special certificate from the Society upon graduation and certification by the chairman of the department. Chemistry graduates are eligible to become full members of the ACS.

Students who wish to have the best preparation for graduate work or for an industrial position in chemistry should follow the program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. Students who desire a course of study which is less concentrated in chemistry, in order to prepare themselves for advanced work in other fields, should pursue the program leading to the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry. Those students who wish to prepare themselves for teaching in High School may pursue the program leading to the B.S. degree with a major in chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences and take additional courses in the Department of Teaching and Learning to qualify for teaching certification. The specific course requirements for each of these major programs are listed below.

Graduate Study

The Department of Chemistry offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy with majors in inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. In order to pursue graduate work in chemistry, the student must have the baccalaureate degree with a major in chemistry.

College of Arts and Sciences

Teacher Certification

In addition to fulfilling the requirements of one of the majors listed above, students seeking secondary teacher certification in Chemistry must complete the Department of Teaching and Learning requirements in Secondary Education. Students seeking certification must also complete these additional courses:

BMB 301Biochemistry3
BIOL 150
  & BIOL 151
General Biology I
   and General Biology II
6
BIOL 150L
  & BIOL 151L
General Biology I Laboratory
   and General Biology II Laboratory
2
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Geology
   and Introduction to Geology Laboratory
Global Physical Environment
   and Global Physical Environment Laboratory
Total Credits15

Chemistry majors seeking secondary certification must have an adviser both in the Chemistry Department and in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Formal admission to Teacher Education is normally sought while enrolled in T&L 250 Introduction to Education (see Department of Teaching and Learning listing).

Medical Laboratory Science

The Medical Laboratory Science (MLS) program at UND offers a “4+1” curriculum that allows a student to receive a certificate from the MLS program with one year of additional study past a B.S. degree in Chemistry. Students would then be eligible to take a national certification examination to become a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist. The MLS program requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 for the B.S. program and a grade of C or better in certain specified courses. Please see the MLS program for more details.

B.S. with Major in Chemistry

College of Arts and Sciences

 

B.S. in Chemistry (ACS Certified Program)

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES guidelines and course listings).

II. The Following Curriculum:

Major Requirements—48 hours of Chemistry including:

Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 221
  & 221L
Fundamentals of Chemistry - Concepts
   and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory
4
ENGL 110College Composition I 3
MATH 165Calculus I 24
Essential Studies Electives  5
Second Semester
CHEM 254
  & 254L
Inorganic Chemistry I
   and Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 125 1 3
MATH 166Calculus II 4
Essential Studies Electives  4
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHEM 333
  & 333L
Analytical Chemistry
   and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 341
  & 341L
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
PHYS 251
  & PHYS 251L
University Physics I
   and
4
MATH 265Calculus III 4
Second Semester
CHEM 342
  & 342L
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
5
PHYS 252
  & PHYS 252L
University Physics II
   and
4
Essential Studies & Other Electives 3 6
Junior Year
First Semester
CHEM 454
  & 454L
Inorganic Chemistry II
   and Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 443Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry 42
CHEM 470Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3
Level II Language 6 4
Electives 3,5 3
Second Semester
CHEM 441Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy 42
CHEM 471Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy 3
BMB 301Biochemistry 3
Level II Language 6 4
Electives 3,5 3
Senior Year
First Semester
CHEM 455Spectroscopy and Structure 3
CHEM 462Physical Chemistry Laboratory 3
CHEM 492Senior Research 1
Electives 3,5 8
Second Semester
CHEM 442Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry 42
CHEM 488Undergraduate Seminar 1
CHEM 492Senior Research 2
Electives 3,5 11
 Total Credits: 125

 

1

With permission of the adviser, a student may substitute Engl 120 if Engl 125 is not available.

2

If a student is not ready for MATH 165 Calculus I, the math sequence may be moved back one semester and MATH 107 Precalculus (also MATH 103 College Algebra, if needed) should be taken in the first semester.

3

Suggested electives are courses in Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Languages, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Business Management, and Speech.

4

Chem 44X (CHEM 441 Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy, CHEM 442 Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry and CHEM 443 Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) courses are offered within a regular, two-year cycle. Students can take Chem 44X courses in any order.

5

Other undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry may be taken as electives.

6

Two semesters of a foreign language.

B.S. with Major in Chemistry

Required 125 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies Requirements (see University ES guidelines and course listings)

II. The Following Curriculum:

Major Requirements — 36 hours of Chemistry including:

Option A. Physical Science Emphasis

Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 121
  & 121L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110College Composition I 3
MATH 165Calculus I 24
Essential Studies Electives   5
Second Semester
CHEM 122
  & 122L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
ENGL 125 1 
MATH 166Calculus II 4
Essential Studies Electives  4
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHEM 333
  & 333L
Analytical Chemistry
   and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 341
  & 341L
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
PHYS 251
  & PHYS 251L
University Physics I
   and
4
MATH 265Calculus III 4
Second Semester
CHEM 342
  & 342L
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
5
PHYS 252
  & PHYS 252L
University Physics II
   and
4
Essential Studies & Other Electives 3 6
Junior Year
First Semester
CHEM 443Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry 42
CHEM 470Thermodynamics & Kinetics 3
Level II Language 6 4
Electives 3,5 7
Second Semester
CHEM 441Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy 42
CHEM 471Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy 3
Level II Language 6 4
Electives 3,5 7
Senior Year
First Semester
CHEM 462Physical Chemistry Laboratory 3
Electives 3,5 12
Second Semester
CHEM 442Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry 42
Electives 3,5 13
 Total Credits: 122

 

1

With permission of the adviser, a student may substitute Engl 120 if Engl 125 is not available.

2

If a student is not ready for MATH 165 Calculus I, the math sequence may be moved back one semester and MATH 107 Precalculus (also MATH 103 College Algebra, if needed) should be taken in the first semester.

3

Suggested electives are courses in Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Languages, Computer  Science, Chemical  Engineering, Business  Management, and Speech.

4

Chem 44X (CHEM 441 Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy, CHEM 442 Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry and CHEM 443 Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry) courses are offered within a regular, two-year cycle. Students can take Chem 44X courses in any order.

5

Other undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry may be taken as electives.

6

Two semesters of a foreign language.

Option B. Biochemistry Emphasis

Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
CHEM 121
  & 121L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
4
ENGL 110College Composition I 3
ENGL 125 1 3
BIOL 150
  & 150L
General Biology I
   and General Biology I Laboratory 3
4
Essential Studies Electives  5
Second Semester
CHEM 122
  & 122L
General Chemistry II
   and General Chemistry II Laboratory
4
MATH 146Applied Calculus I 23
BIOL 151
  & 151L
General Biology II
   and General Biology II Laboratory 3
4
Essential Studies Electives  2
Sophomore Year
First Semester
CHEM 333
  & 333L
Analytical Chemistry
   and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
4
CHEM 341
  & 341L
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
5
PHYS 211
  & PHYS 211L
College Physics I
   and
4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 4 3
Second Semester
CHEM 342
  & 342L
Organic Chemistry II
   and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
5
PHYS 212
  & PHYS 212L
College Physics II
   and
4
Essential Studies and Other Electives 4 6
Junior Year
First Semester
Level II Language 5 4
Electives 4 12
Second Semester
CHEM 466Survey of Physical Chemistry 4
BMB 301Biochemistry 3
Level II Language 5 4
Electives 4 5
Senior Year
First Semester
CHEM 467Survey of Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
BMB 401Biochemistry of Proteins and Information Flow 3
BMB 403Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory 2
Electives 4 8
Second Semester
Electives 4 15
 Total Credits: 125

 

1

With permission of the adviser, a student may substitute Engl 120 if Engl 125 is not available.

2

If a student is not ready for MATH 146 Applied Calculus I, MATH 103 College Algebra should be taken in the first semester. If a student would like the option to change into the B.S. in Chemistry or the B.S. with Major in Chemistry with emphasis for the Physical Science Option at a later date, be aware that MATH 165 Calculus I, MATH 166 Calculus II, and MATH 265 Calculus III are required. If a student who begins either the B.S. in Chemistry or the B.S. with Major in Chemistry with emphasis for the Physical Science Option wishes to change into the Biochemistry Option, MATH 165 Calculus I will substitute for MATH 146 Applied Calculus I.

3

BIOL 150 General Biology I and BIOL 151 General Biology II can be taken in the sophomore year. They are prerequisites to other required biology courses.

4

Electives must include 3 credit hours from BIOL 341 Cell Biology, BIOL 315 Genetics, or MBIO 302 General Microbiology Lecture/MBIO 302L General Microbiology Laboratory. Other suggested electives are courses in Physics, Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Languages, Computer Science, Chemical Engineering, Business Management, and Speech. Other undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemistry may also be taken as electives.

5

Two semesters of a foreign language.


Minor in Chemistry

Required: A minimum of 20 semester hours unless all twenty are required for the student’s current major. The 20 semester hours shall include one year of general/inorganic chemistry with laboratory, a semester of analytical chemistry with laboratory, and one year of organic chemistry with laboratory. CHEM 340 Survey of Organic Chemistry and BMB 301 Biochemistry can be substituted for one year of organic chemistry. If all twenty hours are required by the student’s major, a minor may be achieved by taking 2 semester hours at or above the 300 level beyond the chemistry courses required for the major.

Courses

CHEM 110. Survey of Chemistry. 4 Credits.

A course designed specifically for non-science majors who wish to obtain a basic understanding of chemistry as applied in the world today. Does not serve as a prerequisite for any other chemistry course. Includes laboratory. F,S.

CHEM 115. Introductory Chemistry. 3 Credits.

Measurement, ionic and covalent compounds, chemical calculations, states of matter; energy, solutions, reactions, chemical bonding. F,S.

CHEM 115L. Introductory Chemistry Lab. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 115 F,S.

CHEM 116. Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry. 3 Credits.

Does not satisfy the prerequisite for any advanced chemistry course. A second semester of general chemistry with emphasis on organic and biochemistry. Includes alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics, alcohol, phenols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, amides, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Required of students in the B.S. in Chemistry program. Prerequisites: CHEM 115 and CHEM 115L or CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L; a minimum of a C in either course is required. F,S.

CHEM 116L. Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 116. Prerequisites: CHEM 115 and CHEM 115L or CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L. Corequisite: CHEM 116. F,S.

CHEM 121. General Chemistry I. 3 Credits.

Open to all students; no high school credit in chemistry required. Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, gases. Prerequisites: MATH 102. Corequisites: MATH 103 or an appropriate score on the Math Placement Test. F,S,SS.

CHEM 121L. General Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 121. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 121. F,S,SS.

CHEM 122. General Chemistry II. 3 Credits.

Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; Intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases. Solution of chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better and CHEM 121L. F,S,SS.

CHEM 122L. General Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 122. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L. Corequisite: CHEM 122. F,S,SS.

CHEM 221. Fundamentals of Chemistry - Concepts. 3 Credits.

Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, states of matter, thermodynamics, periodicity and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: High school chemistry, appropriate score on Chemistry Placement Test, and MATH 103 or appropriate Math PLacement score. Corequisite: CHEM 221L. F.

CHEM 221L. Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 221. Prerequisites: High school chemistry and MATH 103 or appropriate Math PLacement score. Corequisite: CHEM 221. F.

CHEM 254. Inorganic Chemistry I. 3 Credits.

Required for chemistry majors. Chemistry of the elements with emphasis on occurrence, preparation, physical properties, chemical reactivity, uses, nomenclature, structure, and periodic behavior. Includes chemical kinetics and thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 221. Corequisite: CHEM 254L. S.

CHEM 254L. Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Qualitative and quantitative inorganic chemistry, including precipitation, acid-base reactions, and redox reactions in aqueous solutions. The preparation and isolation of main-group element and transition metal compounds. The characterization of these compounds with standard chemical and instrumental methods. Determinations of the rates of chemical reactions and of bond parameters. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 221. Corequisite: CHEM 254. S.

CHEM 333. Analytical Chemistry. 3 Credits.

For all science majors interested in using analytical chemistry techniques in a modern science laboratory. Principles of quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis as applied to environmental, clinical and forensic science are covered. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 221. Corequisite: CHEM 333L. F,SS.

CHEM 333L. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 333. Principles of quantitative and qualitiative chemical analysis as applied to environmental, clinical and forensic science are covered. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 254. Corequisite: CHEM 333. F,SS.

CHEM 340. Survey of Organic Chemistry. 4 Credits.

For all students interested in a one-semester survey of organic chemistry. Structure and bonding, nomenclature; hydrocarbons: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, aromatics; substituted hydrocarbons: alkyl halides, stereochemistry, alcohols, phenols, ethers, amines; carbonyls: aldehydes, ketones; carboxylic acids, esters, amides. Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better and CHEM 122L; or CHEM 254 and CHEM 254L. Corequisite: CHEM 340L. S.

CHEM 340L. Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 340. Prerequisite: CHEM 122L or CHEM 254L. Corequisite: CHEM 340. S.

CHEM 341. Organic Chemistry I. 4 Credits.

Designed for science and pre-professional students. Required for chemistry majors. Structure and bonding, acid-base reactions, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols. Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better and CHEM 122L; or CHEM 254 and CHEM 254L. Corequisite: CHEM 341L. F,S.

CHEM 341L. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Laboratory to accompany CHEM 341. Required for chemistry majors. CHEM 122L or CHEM 254L is the prerequisite and CHEM 341 is the corequisite or prerequisite F,S.

CHEM 342. Organic Chemistry II. 4 Credits.

Designed for science and preprofessional students. Required for chemistry majors. Spectroscopy (NMR, IR, MS) for structure determination, structure and reactivity, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic compounds, amines, multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 341 with a grade of C or better. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 342L. F,S.

CHEM 342L. Organic Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Credit.

Required for all chemistry majors. Laboratory to accompany CHEM 342. Prerequisite: CHEM 341. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 342. F,S.

CHEM 392. Special Problems in Chemistry. 1-3 Credits.

An opportunity for students to work on research problems under close faculty guidance. Total credits not to exceed 3. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. F,S.

CHEM 397. Cooperative Education. 1-8 Credits.

May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits. Prerequisites: One year of freshman chemistry with laboratory and either one for the following course sequences: CHEM 341, CHEM 342.

CHEM 431. Selected Topics in Chemistry. 1-5 Credits.

Repeatable with different topics. On demand.

CHEM 441. Instrumental Analysis I - Spectroscopy. 2 Credits.

Topics ranging from the fundamentals of spectroscopic analysis to contemporary techniques (including atomic absorption spectroscopy, atomic emission spectroscopy, atomic fluorescence spectroscopy, UV-vis molecular spectroscopy, fluorescence molecular spectroscopy, and infrared spectroscopy) are explored in the classroom and in laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: CHEM 333 and CHEM 333L. S, odd years.

CHEM 442. Instrumental Analysis II - Electrochemistry. 2 Credits.

Topics ranging from the fundamentals of electrochemistry (including thermodynamics, kinetics, and mass transfer) to contemporary techniques of electroanalysis (such as potentiometry, coulometry, amperometry, and voltammetry) are explored in classroom and laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: CHEM 333 and CHEM 333L.

CHEM 443. Instrumental Analysis III - Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry. 2 Credits.

Topics involving the fundamentals of gas and liquid chromatography (GC and LC) and mass spectrometry (MS) as well as their practical considerations in the method development (including sample preparation and MS interpretation) are covered. The modern chromatographic techniques (GC, GC/MS, and high resolution MS) are explored in classroom and laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: CHEM 333 and CHEM 333L. F, odd years.

CHEM 454. Inorganic Chemistry II. 3 Credits.

Chemistry of inorganic compounds in terms of modern theories and concepts. Prerequisites: CHEM 254 and CHEM 342. Corequisites: CHEM 470 and CHEM 454L. F.

CHEM 454L. Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory. 1 Credit.

A course in laboratory techniques as applied to inorganic systems, including modern methods for synthesizing inorganic compounds and their analyses by spectroscopic and diffraction techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 254 and CHEM 254L. Corequisite: CHEM 454. F.

CHEM 455. Spectroscopy and Structure. 3 Credits.

Applications of spectroscopic techniques to the determination of molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHEM 342 or CHEM 466. F.

CHEM 462. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 3 Credits.

Required for B.S. in Chemistry and B.S. with Major in Chemistry Physical Science Emphasis majors. The solution of chemical problems in the laboratory using modern physical and analytical methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 470 and CHEM 471. F.

CHEM 463. Advanced Synthesis Laboratory. 3 Credits.

Advanced synthetic, separatory and characterization methods currently used in modern laboratory practice will be emphasized. Prerequisites: CHEM 462 or CHEM 467 and CHEM 455. S.

CHEM 466. Survey of Physical Chemistry. 4 Credits.

Required for chemistry majors in the B.S. with Major in Chemistry with Biochemistry option. Survey of topics in physical chemistry with an emphasis for the life sciences. Topics include chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, introductory quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 342, MATH 146, and PHYS 212. S.

CHEM 467. Survey of Physical Chemistry Laboratory. 2 Credits.

The solution of chemical problems in the laboratory using physical and biophysical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 466. F.

CHEM 470. Thermodynamics & Kinetics. 3 Credits.

The use of energy concepts in studying and understanding the nature of matter, equilibria, reactivity, kinetics, criteria for reactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 341, MATH 265, and PHYS 252. F.

CHEM 471. Quantum Mechanics & Spectroscopy. 3 Credits.

Theory and nature of bonding and structure, spectroscopy, and optics. Prerequisite: CHEM 470. S.

CHEM 488. Undergraduate Seminar. 1 Credit.

Required for B.S. in Chemistry. Introduction to current research in chemistry and to professional chemistry seminar preparation. Corequisite: CHEM 492 or CHEM 463. S.

CHEM 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Repeatable to 9 credits.

CHEM 492. Senior Research. 1-6 Credits.

An opportunity for advanced students to work on research problems under close faculty guidance. Submission of a comprehensive final report is part of the course requirements. May be repeated up to 6 credits. Prerequisite: CHEM 342. Corequisite: CHEM 462 or CHEM 467. F,S,SS.

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