Southeast Missouri State University

This information was taken from Southeast Missouri State University Undergraduate Bulletin 2012-2013

Chemistry (CH)

CH 180. Chemistry in Our World.

The principles governing the systematic behavior of matter, with applications to life and living. One may not receive credit for both CH 180 and CH 181. Two lectures and three hours of laboratory. Prerequisite: MA 101 or MA 102 or equivalent. (University Studies course) (3)

CH 181/001/081. Basic Principles of Chemistry.

A one semester survey of the fundamental principles and systematic behavior of matter. Three lecture hours (CH 181), one recitation hour (CH 001), two lab hours (CH 081) must be taken concurrently. One may not receive credit for both CH 181 and CH 185. Pre or corequisite: MA 101 or MA 102 or equivalent. (University Studies course) (5)

CH 185/005/085. General Chemistry.

A study of atomic structure, chemical bonding, properties of matter and chemical reactions. Four lectures and two hours laboratory. One may not receive credit for both CH 181/001/081 and CH 185/005/085. Prerequisite: MA 102 or equivalent. (University Studies course) (5)

CH 186. Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry.

A one semester foundational course in inorganic and general chemistry, including nuclear chemistry, bonding theory, acid-base chemistry, redox chemistry, coordination chemistry, organometallics, the crystalline solid state, thermodynamics, and bioinorganic chemistry.  Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: a grade of 'C' in CH 185/005/085 or 'B' in CH 181/001/081. (3)

CH 187. Inorganic Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab.

Focus primarily on the synthesis and purification of inorganic and coordination compounds, molecular modeling, the characterization of inorganic materials, and qualitative analysis.  Supplements topics discussed in CH 186.  Four lab hours. Pre or Co-requisite: CH 186. (2)

CH 234. Organic and Biological Chemistry.

A survey designed for non chemistry majors or minors covering basic organic chemistry and biochemistry. Two lectures and two-hour lab. Prerequisite: CH 180 or CH 181/081/001 or consent of instructor. (3)

CH 271. Foundations of Analytical Chemistry.

Theory and techniques of analytical chemistry. Three lectures and a four-hour lab. Prerequisites: CH 186; CH 187; or consent of instructor. (5)

CH 311. Foundations of Physical Chemistry.

A study of the gaseous state, thermodynamics and thermochemistry, non-electrolyte solutions, electrolyte solutions, and chemical kinetics. Four lecture hours. Prerequisites: CH 271; PH 121 or PH 231; MA 139 for BA Chemistry majors; MA 140 for BS Chemistry majors. (4)

CH 312. Advanced Physical Chemistry.

A systematic study of quantum mechanics, group theory, chemical bonding, molecular spectroscopy, and chemical kinetics. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 311; MA 145. (3)

CH 313. Physical Chemistry Laboratory.

Experimental application of principles of physical chemistry in calorimetry, electrochemistry, molecular spectroscopy, chemical kinetics, and study of gases and liquids. Six lab hours. Pre or Corequisite: CH 312. (3)

CH 341. Foundations of Organic Chemistry.

A systematic study of the chemistry of the major functional groups of organic compounds.  Course emphasizes reaction mechanisms and synthesis.  An introduction to NMR and IR is included. Four lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 186 and CH 187 with a grade of 'C' or consent of instructor. (4)

CH 342. Organic Chemistry Lab I.

Acquaints students with basic organic laboratory techniques. Chemistry and properties of selected functional groups will be explored.  Three lab hours. Pre or Co-requisite: CH 341. (1)

CH 343. Advanced Organic Chemistry.

A continuation of Foundations of Organic Chemistry focusing on synthesis, mechanisms of reactions, and spectroscopy of organic molecules. Three lecture hours. Pre or corequisite: CH 342. (3)

CH 344. Organic Chemistry Lab II.

Students will perform selected organic syntheses and develop skills in semi-micro qualitative organic chemistry. Four lab hours. Pre or corequisites: CH 343 or consent of instructor. (2)

CH 391-399. Undergraduate Research.

Original research for students with demonstrated superior ability. On demand. Pre or corequisites: UI 443; consent of department. (1-9)

CH 400. Special Topics in Chemistry.

Special topics in chemistry unavailable in the department curriculum such as electrochemistry, nuclear chemistry, polymer chemistry, industrial chemistry, and surface chemistry. On demand. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. (1)

CH 401-403. Independent Study in Chemistry.

Directed individual study of problems in chemistry. On demand. Prerequisite: departmental approval of study plan and compliance with university guidelines for independent studies. (1-3)

CH 420. Forensic Chemistry.

Applications of the principles, methods, and instrumentation of chemistry to forensic problems. Covers topics most commonly applicable to the everyday functions of a crime laboratory professional. Three lectures and two hours lab. Prerequisites: CH 271; CH 342. (4)

CH 447. Advanced 1 and 2 Dim NMR Techniques.

Advanced NMR techniques applied to structure determination. This course will provide theoretical and hands-on-training of various 1D and 2D NMR techniques. Typically taken in final semester of degree program. Two lecture hours and two lab hours. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (3)

CH 450. (Cross-listed at EV 450) Environmental Chemistry.

A study of the sources, reactions, transport, and fate of chemical entities in the air, water, and soil environments.  Two lectures and two hours lab.  Prerequisites: CH 341; and CH 342; or consent of instructor. (3)

CH 498. Professional Presentation in Chemistry.

Students presentation of work done as part of experiential learning activities. Credit/No Credit. Prerequisite: UI 443. (1)

CH 531. Foundations of Biochemistry.

Structure and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Generation and utilization of energy. Three lecture hours. May be taken as UI 331. Prerequisite: CH 342 or consent of instructor. (3)

CH 532. Advanced Biochemistry.

Metabolism and biosynthesis of amino acids, lipids, and nucleic acids. Transmission and expression of genetic information. Two lecture hours. Prerequisite: CH 531 or UI 331. (2)

CH 533. Biochemistry Laboratory.

Laboratory course dealing with selected biochemical techniques. Major areas of study include amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Four hour laboratory. Pre or corequisite: CH 531 or UI331. (2)

CH 545. Organic Preparations and Characterizations.

Preparation and characterization of organic compounds, including formulation of an organic reaction sequence, developing experimental procedures, and characterizing intermediates and products. One lecture and four lab hours. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (3)

CH 563. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry.

A course dealing with theoretical and descriptive inorganic and organo-metallic chemistry. Includes inorganic synthesis and characterization. Three lectures and one 2-hour lab. Pre- or corequisite: CH 312 or consent of instructor. (4)

CH 565 Inorganic Preparations.

Acquaints students with advanced techniques of inorganic synthesis. On demand. Prerequisite: CH 563 (2)

CH 572. Environmental Estuarine Chemistry.

Offered summer only at the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Department advisors have additional details. (4)

CH 575. Chemical Instrumentation.

The theory and practice of modern instrumental methods of analysis: molecular and atomic spectroscopy, electrochemical techniques, and separation science. Two lecture and four lab hours. Pre or corequisite: CH 312 or consent of instructor. (4)

University Studies (UI) listings

UI 331. Foundations of Biochemistry.

Structure and function of amino acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. Generation and utilization of energy in living organisms. Prerequisites: CH 342 or consent of instructor. (3) (University Studies course)

UI 443. Professional Experience in Chemistry.

Individualized study of and experience with the effective and appropriate design, execution, and reporting of chemical investigations. Two lecture hours and 2 lab hours. Prerequisites: H 180, CH181, or CH 185. (3) (University Studies course)

Forensic Science (FS)

FS 550 Crime Laboratory I: Microscopy

Introduction to the techniques of forensic microscopy in the analysis of physical evidence. Four hours lab. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (2)

FS 552 Crime Laboratory II: Blood and Fluids

Introduction to the techniques of forensic serology in the analysis of biological evidence. Four hour lab. Prerequisite: CH 344 or consent of instructor. (2)

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