Highlights

2010 Camps -- Chemistry I&II, CSI

Relay for Life

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Contact Information

Department of Chemistry
Franklin Science Center
Shippensburg University
Shippensburg, PA 17257
(717) 477-1629

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Course Descriptions

  • CHM 103 - A Cultural Approach - Credits: 3
    Develops an understanding of the relationship between chemistry and our society and illustrates the way a scientist thinks about his science. Coverage will include discussion of elements, atoms, molecules, molecular properties, simple chemical reactions, nuclear energy, and man in his environment. May not be taken by students who are currently taking or who have successfully completed CHM 121.
  • CHM 105 - An Observational Approach - Credits: 3
    Develops an appreciation of modern chemistry through an integration of laboratory experimentation with lecture discussion. May be used as preparation for CHM 121. May not be taken by students who are currently taking or who have successfully completed CHM 121. Two periods lab/week.
  • CHM 121 - Chemical Bonding - Credits: 3
    Is a study of the structure of matter ranging from atoms through molecules to crystalline structures. Three periods of lecture/week.
  • CHM 122 - Chemical Dynamics - Credits: 3
    Is a study of the reactions of ions and molecules using thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics.
    Three periods of lecture/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 121
  • CHM 123 - Laboratory IA Chemical Systems - Credits: 2
    Presents a detailed study of such topics as kinetics, enzyme reactions, complex ions, separation techniques, applications of radioactivity, and the collection of physical data. Six period/week.
    Prerequisite or concurrent: CHM 121.
  • CHM 124 - Laboratory IIA Experimental Quantitative Analysis - Credits 2
    Deals with the techniques of quantitative chemical determinations involving gravimetric and volumetric analysis, separation methods, and the fundamental application of instruments. Six period/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 123 or CHM 124;
    Prerequisite or concurrent CHM 122.
  • CHM 125 - Laboratory IIB Stoichiometry & Reactions - Credits 1
    Provides an investigation of elementary reactions and physical measurements. Three period/week.
    Prerequisite or concurrent: CHM 121.
  • CHM 126 - Laboratory IIB Equilibrium and Instrumentation - Credits 1
    Presents a study of equilibrium systems utilizing instrumental methods. Three period/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 123 or CHM 125;
    Prerequisite or concurrent: CHM 122.
  • CHM 220 - Bioinstrumental Analysis - Credits 4
    Studies the various instrumental methods commonly used in biological chemical analysis. Spectrophotometry, flame photometry, atomic absorption, radiochemistry, osmometry, gas chromatography, blood gas analysis, cell counting, automatic analyzers, and computer applications are described and used in the laboratory. Elementary electronics also introduced.
    Prerequisites:  CHM 124, CHM 222.
  • CHM 221 - Modern Organic Chemistry I - Credits 3
    Is a study of modern organic chemistry including structural theory, methods of structure determination, conformational analysis and other aspects of stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, and the synthesis and characteristic reactions of hydrocarbons. Three periods of
    lecture/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 122.
  • CHM 222 - Modern Organic Chemistry II - Credits: 3
    Is a continuation of Modern Organic Chemistry I and includes the reactions and synthesis of the principle classes of organic compounds with an emphasis on application of mechanistic reasoning to the classification of organic reactions, further applications of spectroscopy to structure determination and mechanistic studies and consideration of examples taken from the physical and life sciences. Three periods of lecture/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 221.
  • CHM 223 - Laboratory IIIA Experimental Organic Techniques - Credits 2
    Involves the application of the basic techniques of isolation, purification, and identification of organic compounds to the various types of synthetic sequences utilized in organic chemistry. Six period/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 124 or CHM 126;
    Prerequisite or Concurrent: CHM 221.
  • CHM 224 - Laboratory IVA Qualitative Organic Analysis - Credits: 2
    Includes a workshop on structure determination by detailed consideration of spectral data for selected compounds and the identification in the laboratory of unknown polyfunctional compounds and mixtures. Six periods/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 223 or CHM 225;
    Prerequisite or Concurrent: CHM 222.
  • CHM 225 - Laboratory IIIB Basic Organic Techniques - Credits: 1
    Involves the application of the basic techniques of isolation, purification, and identification of organic compounds to the various types of synthetic sequences utilized in organic chemistry. Three periods/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 124 or CHM 126;
    Prerequisite or concurrent: CHM 221.
  • CHM226 - Laboratory IVB Experimental Organic Studies - Credits: 1 Is a continuation of Laboratory IIIB in which the basic techniques of modern organic chemistry are utilized in the study of organic reactions not previously considered and applied to the identification of principal compound types. Three periods/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 223 or CHM 225;
    Prerequisite or Concurrent: CHM 222.
  • CHM301 - Biochemistry I - Credits: 3
    Is a study of the chemistry and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids and the functions of enzymes, vitamins, and other controlling factors related to cellular metabolism. Principles of kinetics and thermodynamics are applied throughout. Three periods of lecture/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 222.
  • CHM 310 - Chemistry Internship - Credits: 1-3
    Is a study of various methods of research and development in a nonacademic environment. This study is done in a laboratory and requires prior departmental and dean's approval. Requirements include faculty supervision and a written report.
  • CHM 312, 313, 315 - Chemistry Seminar - Credits: 1
    Is a study of selected areas of chemical research. The student enrolled in this course will attend seminars presented by students and faculty lecturers, participate in discussions of the seminar topic presented, and present one seminar prepared by library research. One period/week.
    Prerequisite: Junior status.
  • CHM 361 - Physical Chemistry I - Credits: 4
    Is a study of theoretical chemistry, including phenomenological thermodynamics, equilibria, and kinetics. Related fundamental physiochemical measurements are emphasized in the laboratory. Three periods lecture, three periods lab/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 222, MAT 212, PHY 205, or permission of instructor.
  • CHM 362 - Physical Chemistry II - Credits: 4
    Is a continuing study of theoretical chemistry including quantum chemistry with applications to bonding and spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics with applications to thermodynamics and kinetics. Related physio-chemical measurements are emphasized in the laboratory. Three periods lecture, three periods lab/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 361.
  • CHM 371 - Analytical Chemistry - Credits: 4
    Presents instrumental analysis including UV-VIS spectrometry, mass spectrometry, gas and high pressure liquid chromatography, nuclear methods, atomic absorption, ICP, polarography, potentiometry, X-ray, and NMR techniques. Three periods lecture, three periods lab/week. Graduate students may register for the course without the laboratory for three credit hours.
    Prerequisite or concurrent: CHM 361 or permission of instructor.
  • CHM381 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - Credits: 4
    Is a survey of some descriptive and conceptual aspects of modern inorganic chemistry. Principles of inorganic chemistry are studied with emphasis on structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic aspects. Three periods lecture, three periods lab/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM361.
  • CHM 393 - Selected Topics in Chemistry - Credits: 1-3
    Provides the opportunity to offer courses in areas of departmental major interest not covered by the regular courses.
  • CHM 397 - Introduction to Research (Semester I) - Credits: 1-2
    See description under CHM 398 Introduction to Research (Semester II).
  • CHM 398 - Introduction To Research (Semester II) - Credits: 1-2
    Includes original investigations in analytical, organic, physical, or inorganic chemistry. This course is required for all chemistry majors expecting American Chemical Society accreditation and is optional for all others. A student should enroll in CHM 397 and CHM 398 thus being enrolled in the research course for the entire senior year. Course credit is one-two credit hours per semester with no less than two or more than four granted for the entire year.
    Prerequisites:  CHM 361 ,CHM 371, CHM 381, a passing grade in all areas of the Junior Comprehensive Examination with a grade of "G" (good) or better in the specific area or areas of research.
  • CHM 413 - Topics In Polymer Chemistry - Credits: 4
    Is an introduction to synthesis, characterization, and physical properties of macromolecules. Topics of discussion and experimentation include polymerization mechanisms, kinetics, and techniques; structure-property relationships; molecular weight distribution and characterization; the glass transition temperature; rubber elasticity and viscoelasticity. Three periods of lecture and three periods of lab/week.
    Prerequisites or concurrents: CHM 222, CHM 361, and PHY 206 or equivalents.
  • CHM 415 - Topics in Medicinal Chemistry - Credits: 4
    Is a study of the basic principles of organic chemistry and pharmacology used in the design of chemical substances that interact with biological systems. Discussion will center on the molecular basis for Drug action, structure-activity relationships, and methods of synthesis of the important classes of Drug substances.
    Prerequisites: CHM 221, CHM 222.
  • CHM 420 - Biochemistry II - Credits: 3
    Is an extension of CHM 301 and will develop to a greater degree the topics of bio-organic chemistry, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, intermediary metabolism and metabolic controls, and certain selected topics which are necessary for an understanding of modern biochemistry. Three periods lecture/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 301.
  • CHM 421 - Biochemistry Laboratory - Credits: 1
    Introduces laboratory techniques essential to the practice of modern biochemistry including separations, purification, and analytical methods. Three periods/week.
    Prerequisite: CHM 301.
  • CHM 450 - Studies in Physical Chemistry - Credits: 3
    Studies selected topics in advanced physical chemistry with extensive use made of current literature in the field. Topics are chosen from quantum chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, catalysis, molecular spectra, and molecular structure. Prerequisite: CHM 362 or permission of instructor.
  • CHM 460 - Instrumental Analysis - Credits: 3
    Laboratory course dealing with the study of the following instrumental methods of analysis: electrochemistry, N.M.R., gas chromatography, I.R., U.V. and visible spectrometry, fluorescence, X-ray, atomic absorption, flame emission, mass spectrometry, high performance liquid chromatography, and nuclear techniques. Students perform analyses with all instruments. A short discussion period precedes each laboratory exercise.
    Prerequisite: CHM362, CHM371, or permission of instructor.
  • CHM 480 - Organic Reactions and Mechanisms - Credits: 3
    Is concerned with theoretical organic chemistry with emphasis given to stereochemistry, electronic theory, reaction mechanisms, and the application of physical methods to organic chemistry.
    Prerequisite: CHM 362, CHM 222, or permission of instructor.
  • CHM 490 - Selected Topics in Chemistry - Credits: 1-3
    Provides the opportunity for the department to offer courses in areas of departmental major interest not covered by the regular courses.
    Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.