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1122. Chemical Principles and Applications

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1124 or 1127 or 1137 or 1147

Grading Basis: Graded

Brief but comprehensive survey of important chemical theories and applications of chemistry. Preparation for one-semester courses in organic chemistry and biochemistry. Atomic structures, chemical bonding, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, states of matter, and theories of solutions. Does not fulfill the two-semester general chemistry requirement for majors in biology, chemistry, pharmacy, physics and agriculture and natural resources. Does not satisfy the admission requirements of medical and dental schools. CA 3-LAB.

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1124Q. Fundamentals of General Chemistry I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1127, 1137 or 1147. Recommended Preparation: MATH 1011 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

The first semester of a 3-semester sequence that is designed to provide a foundation for the principles of chemistry with special guidance provided for the quantitative aspects of the material. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of some elements, chemical stoichiometry, gases, atomic theory and covalent bonding. CA 3-LAB.

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1125Q. Fundamentals of General Chemistry II

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1124Q; Open by consent of instructor for 1 credit to students who have passed CHEM 1127, 1137 or 1147. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1128, 1138 or 1148.

Grading Basis: Graded

Follows CHEM 1124Q. Topics include the properties of aqueous solutions and chemical equilibria.

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1126Q. Fundamentals of General Chemistry III

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1125Q; not open to students who have passed CHEM 1128, 1138 or 1148

Grading Basis: Graded

Follows CHEM 1125Q. Topics include the properties of kinetics, complex ions, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.

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1127Q. General Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Students who have passed CHEM 1122 will receive 2 units for CHEM 1127. Not open for credit to students who have passed 1124, 1128, 1137, or 1147. Repeat restrictions apply. Go to http://www.advising.uconn.edu/repeatpolicy.php for more information.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in chemistry. Atomic theory, laws and theories concerning the physical and chemical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Properties of some of the more familiar elements and their compounds. Quantitative measurements illustrating the laws of chemical combination in the first semester lab. CA 3-LAB.

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1128Q. General Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1127. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 1126, 1138, 1148, 2443 or 3563.

Grading Basis: Graded

Designed to provide a foundation for more advanced courses in chemistry. Atomic theory, laws and theories concerning the physical and chemical behavior of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Properties of some of the more familiar elements and their compounds. Equilibrium in solutions and qualitative reactions of the common cations and anions in the second semester lab. CA 3-LAB. GEOC

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1137Q. Enhanced General Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry; MATH 1120 or 1125 or 1131, which may be taken concurrently. Not open for credit after passing CHEM 1124-1125-1126 or 1127-1128 or 1138 or 1147-1148.

Grading Basis: Graded

Atoms, molecules, ions, chemical bonding. Gases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, kinetics and organic chemistry. May include modern materials, environmental chemistry, metallurgy, and biochemistry. CA 3-LAB.

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1138Q. Enhanced General Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1137. Not open for credit after passing CHEM 1126, 1148, 2443 or 3563. (CHEM 1128 is not stopping enrollment, but is credit restricted per department)

Grading Basis: Graded

Atoms, molecules, ions, chemical bonding. Gases, liquids, solids, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, kinetics and organic chemistry. May include modern materials, environmental chemistry, metallurgy, and biochemistry. CA 3-LAB.

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1147Q. Honors General Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: Strong background in high school chemistry and physics; MATH 1120 or 1131, which may be taken concurrently. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 1124Q, 1125Q, 1126Q, 1137 or 1138.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Atomic and molecular theory and the properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Topics which may be covered in depth are the nature of the chemical bond, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory work is primarily quantitative in nature. Considerable personal initiative will be demanded of students in carrying out the laboratory assignments. Designed primarily for exceptionally well-prepared science and engineering students, although any qualified honors students may take it. This course can be used as an alternate wherever CHEM 1127Q-1128Q is listed as a prerequisite. CA 3-LAB.

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1148Q. Honors General Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1147. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 1127Q-1128Q, or CHEM 1124Q-1125Q-1126Q, or CHEM 1137Q-1138Q.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

Atomic and molecular theory and the properties of gases, liquids, solids, and solutions. Topics which may be covered in depth are the nature of the chemical bond, chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory work is primarily quantitative in nature. Considerable personal initiative will be demanded of students in carrying out the laboratory assignments. Designed primarily for exceptionally well-prepared science and engineering students, although any qualified honors students may take it. This course can be used as an alternate wherever CHEM 1127Q-1128Q is listed as a prerequisite. CA 3-LAB.

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1189. Introduction to Chemical Research

1.00 - 3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1127 or 1137 or 1147.

Grading Basis: Graded

Internship in research laboratories.

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1194. The Science of Chemistry

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Readings, lectures, films and field trips exploring the field of chemistry and its scientific and social implications.

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2241. Organic Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1122 or 1124 or 1127 or 1137 or 1147. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 2443.

Grading Basis: Graded

An abridged course in organic chemistry designed to provide a background for related fields in which a general rather than a detailed knowledge of the compounds of carbon is required.

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2242. Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2241, which may be taken concurrently. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 2443.

Grading Basis: Graded

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2443. Organic Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1128 or 1138 or 1148, or 1126, which may be taken concurrently. Only two credits for students who have passed CHEM 2241. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 2446. Repeat restrictions apply. See www.advising.uconn.edu/repeatpolicy.php for information.

Grading Basis: Graded

Structure and reactions of the simpler classes of the compounds of carbon.

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2444. Organic Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2443. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CHEM 4370. Repeat restrictions apply; see advising.uconn.edu/repeat-policy for information.

Grading Basis: Graded

A continuation of CHEM 2443.

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2445. Organic Chemistry Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2444, which may be taken concurrently. Students who have passed CHEM 2242 or 2446 will receive only 2 credits. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CHEM 4370.

Grading Basis: Graded

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2446. Organic Chemistry Laboratory

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2443; open only to Chemical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering majors or by consent of instructor. Not open to students who have passed CHEM 2445.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to techniques, manipulations, calculations and spectroscopy.

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3170W. Technical Communications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2443; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Covers various aspects of technical writing and oral presentation of technical reports. The student will be introduced to the broad spectrum of the chemical literature; various approaches to information retrieval, including computer searches, will be demonstrated. Short reports based on chemical literature will include references and bibliographies. A major paper on a technical topic will be evaluated and corrected at each stage of its development. An oral report based on this material will also be required.

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3189. Undergraduate Research

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Original investigation carried on by the student under the guidance of a staff member. The student is required to submit a brief report at the end of each semester.

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3193. Foreign Study

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Consent of Department head required before student's departure. May count toward the major with consent of the Department Head. May be repeated for credit.

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3194. Undergraduate Seminar

1.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 2 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to Chemistry majors, others with consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

Discussions of topics relevant to further study and work in the field of chemistry. With a change of subject, this course may be repeated once for credit. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (Unsatisfactory).

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3195. Special Topics

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prequisites and recommended preparation vary. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit.

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3198. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic, may be repeated for credit.

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3199. Independent Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change of subject, this course may be repeated for credit.

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3210. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1126 or 1128 or 1138 or 1148.

Grading Basis: Graded

Introduction to bonding, structure, spectroscopy, physical properties, and reactivity of inorganic compounds.

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3214. Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3210. Recommended preparation: CHEM 3564.

Grading Basis: Graded

A systematic presentation of bonding, structure, properties, and reactions of inorganic compounds.

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3215. Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3214, which may be taken concurrently.

Grading Basis: Graded

The preparation, isolation, purification, and characterization of inorganic compounds; special techniques and instrumentation may be required.

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3332. Quantitative Analytical Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1126 or 1128 or 1138 or 1148. Recommended preparation: CHEM 3563. Cannot be taken for credit after passing CHEM 3334.

Grading Basis: Graded

Fundamentals of analytical chemistry. While it is a course for chemistry majors, it is also suitable for students in other technical fields who have an interest in learning quantitative analytical chemistry procedures applicable to analytical instrumentation. Traditional wet chemical techniques and instrumental methods. Quantitative chemistry and chemical computations.

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3334. Instrumental Analysis I

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3332. Recommended preparation: CHEM 3564.

Grading Basis: Graded

Instrumental analytical techniques including molecular spectroscopy, atomic spectroscopy, electrochemistry, separations, and introductory electronics. This course is an extension of the instrumental portion of CHEM 3332.

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3442W. Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2445; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

Advanced techniques and fundamentals of organic synthesis and identification.

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3563. Physical Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 1126Q or 1128Q or 1138Q or 1148Q; PHYS 1230 or 1402Q or 1502Q or 1602Q; MATH 2110Q or 2130Q.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of gases, liquids, solids, solutions, and thermodynamics.

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3564. Physical Chemistry

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3563 or CHEG 3112; MATH 2410 or 2420.

Grading Basis: Graded

A study of kinetics, atomic and molecular theory and spectroscopy.

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3565W. Physical Chemistry Laboratory

2.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3564, which may be taken concurrently; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Graded

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3566. Physical Chemistry Laboratory

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3563, which may be taken concurrently. Not open for credit to students who have passed CHEM 3565.

Grading Basis: Graded

Laboratory experiments in thermodynamics, kinetics and spectroscopy. This laboratory course is for students majoring in chemical engineering and cannot be counted toward the chemistry major group.

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3661. Polymeric Materials

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2444. Not open to students who have passed CHEG 3156.

Grading Basis: Graded

Structure, properties and chemistry of high polymers. Methods of production and applications.

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4196W. Thesis for Undergraduate Chemistry Majors

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: A minimum of three credits in CHEM 3189 or 3199; ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011.

Grading Basis: Honors Credit

A formal thesis is required, based on original investigation carried on by the student.

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4370. Environmental Chemistry - Atmosphere

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2443, CHEM 2444, and CHEM 2445; or CHEM 2241, CHEM 2242; CHEM 3332 and 3563 both of which may be taken concurrently.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources, transport, effects, fate, analytical chemistry, monitoring and management of chemical species; chemical principles, equilibria and reactions. The earth's atmosphere and atmospheric pollution; acid rain, global warming, ozone. Intended for senior chemistry majors choosing the environmental chemistry option, or as an elective, and for environmental science majors pursuing a concentration in environmental chemistry.

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4371. Environmental Chemistry - Hydrosphere

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 2443, CHEM 2444, and CHEM 2445; or CHEM 2241, CHEM 2242; CHEM 3332 and 3563 both of which may be taken concurrently.

Grading Basis: Graded

Sources, transport, effects, fate, analytical chemistry, monitoring and management of chemical species; chemical principles, equilibria and reactions. The hydrosphere, water and soil pollution. Inorganic metals and organic chemicals in the environment. Intended for senior chemistry majors continuing in the environmental chemistry option, or as an elective, and for environmental science majors pursuing a concentration in environmental chemistry.

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4551. Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHEM 3564.

Grading Basis: Graded

An introduction to quantum theory and its applications to atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy. GEOC

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