Chemistry

 
COURSE OFFERINGS
 
112s    Chemistry for Citizens    Basic chemical principles and their application to topics of current concern to society, such as health and consumerism. Intended as a course for nonscience majors. Students with prior credit for Chemistry 118, 141, or 145 may not receive credit for Chemistry 112. Lecture and optional one-credit laboratory. Three credit hours.  N.    MILLARD

112 Ls    Lab: Chemistry for Citizens     One credit hour.    ROWE

118j    Chemistry of Life    Basic chemical principles applied to the study of living organisms, including such topics as nutrition, disease, drugs, biotechnology, and exercise. Lecture material is integrated whenever possible with the accompanying crime lab. Intended as a course for nonscience majors. Students with prior credit for Chemistry 112, 141, or 145 may not receive credit for Chemistry 118. Lecture and required laboratory; satisfies the laboratory science distribution requirement. Three credit hours.  N.    MILLARD

141f    General Chemistry    Fundamental principles, with examples selected from inorganic chemistry; stoichiometry; atomic theory; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; gases, liquids, and solids; solutions; chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemistry of certain important elements; radioactivity. Students with prior credit for Chemistry 145 may not receive credit for Chemistry 141 .Lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Four credit hours.  N.    KATZ, RICE

142fs    General Chemistry    Fundamental principles, with examples selected from inorganic chemistry; stoichiometry; atomic theory; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; gases, liquids, and solids; solutions; chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemistry of certain important elements; radioactivity. Students with prior credit for Chemistry 145 may not receive credit for Chemistry 142 . Lecture, discussion, and laboratory. Prerequisite: Chemistry 141. Four credit hours.  N.    CONRY, JUHASZ, RICE

143f    Turbo Chemistry    A recitation section designed to amplify the material covered in General Chemistry lecture with extra challenging homework, practice exams, and required group problem sets. Formerly offered as Chemistry 198. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. One credit hour.    KING

144s    Turbo Chemistry    A recitation section designed to amplify the material covered in General Chemistry lecture with extra challenging homework, practice exams, and required group problem sets. Formerly offered as Chemistry 198. One credit hour.    KING

145s    Honors General Chemistry    Introductory chemistry for students with strong precollege chemistry preparation. An accelerated course covering similar topics as Chemistry 141 and 142 with an additional focus on modern bonding theory. Students with prior credit for Chemistry 141 or 142 may not receive credit for Chemistry 145. Lecture and laboratory. Four credit hours.  N.    SHATTUCK

197j    Poisons, Potions, Useful Chemicals    From the earliest recorded drawings and writings, it is known that humans have used plants and animals (and the chemicals contained in them) for medicine, magic, murder, and worship. Surveys some of the important relationships of humans with these plant and animal chemicals, and how they have been used and abused. Three credit hours.  N.    MUNDY

217s    Environmental Chemistry    Application of chemical principles to the environment with an emphasis on the interaction among chemical, physical, geological, and biological processes. Current topics such as acid deposition, global warming, atmospheric ozone loss, and the fate and toxicity of heavy metals will be discussed in the context of natural environmental processes. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142. Three credit hours.    KING

241f, 242s    Organic Chemistry    Theories encountered in Chemistry 141 and 142 are used as the basis for a detailed study of the relationships among structure, reactivity, and synthesis of organic compounds. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory. The laboratory explores the use of separation techniques, synthesis, and spectral techniques in organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142; Chemistry 241 is prerequisite for 242. Five credit hours.    JUHASZ

[255]    Nuclear Magnetic Resonance    The theory and practice of one- and two-dimensional NMR. Spectral interpretation, the theory of pulsed techniques, and Fourier transformation will be discussed for solution spectroscopy. Examples include complex organic species and biological macromolecules, including proteins. Laboratory exercises include sample preparation and common two-dimensional experiments, including polarization transfer (INEPT), chemical shift correlation (COSY, HETCOR), and nuclear overhauser effect (NOESY) spectroscopy. Offered in alternate January Programs. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Chemistry 241. Three credit hours.    

262s    Medical Biochemistry    Listed as Biochemistry 262 (q.v.). Four credit hours.    RICE

331f    Chemical Methods of Analysis    A study of fundamentals of analytical chemistry. Lectures devoted to principles underlying chemical analysis; acid/base, redox, and complex equilibria; and quantitative treatment of data. Lecture and laboratory. An optional second laboratory meeting is offered as part of Colby's Service Learning Program for students interested in applying the course content to environmental water quality issues. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142. Four or five credit hours.    KING

332s    Instrumental Methods of Analysis    Instruction in instrumental methods, including modern electroanalytical methods, absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence, Raman spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Chemistry 331. Chemistry 342 is recommended. Four credit hours.    KING

341f, 342s    Physical Chemistry    The laws and theories of chemical reactivity and the physical properties of matter. Emphasis is placed on chemical equilibrium, molecular bonding, and the rates of chemical reactions. Major topics in 341: thermodynamics, solutions, and reaction kinetics; in 342: quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Lecture and laboratory. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142, Physics 142, Mathematics 122 or 162. Chemistry 342 may be taken before 341 with permission of the instructor. Five credit hours.    SHATTUCK

367f    Biochemistry of the Cell I    Listed as Biochemistry 367 (q.v.). Four or five credit hours.    MILLARD

368s    Biochemistry of the Cell II    Listed as Biochemistry 368 (q.v.). Four or five credit hours.    GREENWOOD, MILLARD

[372]    Advanced Cell Biology    Listed as Biochemistry 372 (q.v.). Four credit hours.    

378s    Molecular Biology    Listed as Biochemistry 378 (q.v.). Four credit hours.    LANCE

[394]    Topics in Cell and Molecular Biochemistry    Listed as Biochemistry 394 (q.v.). One credit hour.    

411f    Inorganic Chemistry    Current models and concepts in inorganic chemistry, with emphasis on both structural and reaction aspects. Topics include bonding and structure, periodic properties, acid-base theories, nonaqueous solvents, applications of thermodynamics, coordination compounds, and selected areas of descriptive chemistry of current interest. Lecture only. Prerequisite: Chemistry 142 (or 145) and permission of instructor. Chemistry 342 is recommended. Three credit hours.    CONRY

413f    Inorganic Laboratory Studies    Synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds of both the representative and transition elements. Discussion and laboratory. Corequisite: Chemistry 411. Two credit hours.    CONRY

[431]    Mechanistic Organic Chemistry    Computational methods for examining organic reaction mechanisms, focusing on the generation and chemistry of important organic reactive intermediates and emphasizing techniques such as laser flash photolysis and matrix isolation spectroscopy. Three credit hours.    

432s    Advanced Organic Chemistry    The logic and methods of organic synthesis are explored. The elementary organic reactions studied in Chemistry 241, 242 are augmented and used in the synthesis of biologically and chemically important molecules. Lecture only. Prerequisite: Chemistry 242 or equivalent. Three credit hours.    KATZ

434s    Symmetry and Spectroscopy    Use of principles of symmetry and group theory as an aid in understanding chemical bonding, interpreting molecular vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and rationalizing symmetry control of reactions. Lecture only. Prerequisite: Chemistry 411. Three credit hours.    CONRY

481f, 482s    Special Topics in Environmental Chemistry    Primarily a laboratory course with emphasis on independent studies of environmentally related topics. A paper and oral presentation are required. Prerequisite: Chemistry 217 and permission of the department. One to three credit hours.    KING, THAMATTOOR

483f, 484js    Honors in Research in Chemistry    Laboratory and library work involving a senior and one or more chemistry faculty members on a clearly defined project that results in an honors thesis. Prerequisite: Permission of the department and recommendation of the faculty sponsor. Two or three credit hours.    FACULTY

491f, 492s    Independent Study    Laboratory work of a research nature may be arranged with the instructor. One to three credit hours.    FACULTY

493f, 494s    Senior Seminar    Discussion of topics of current interest in all areas of chemistry. Presentations from invited speakers from other colleges, universities, and industries. Prerequisite: Senior standing as a Chemistry major. One credit hour.    RICE