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Chemistry Courses

This is a listing of Chemistry (CHEM) classes available at Bethany. These courses are included in the requirements for the Biochemistry and Chemistry majors and other programs. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 25 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
CHEM100Descriptive Chemistry and Lab 4 credits
Intended for the non-science major. Covers basic chemical principles and their applications in society. The course will provide students with a basic academic and intellectual understanding of the chemical principles and terminology that they will encounter in their daily lives. Three lectures and one two-hour lab each week.
CHEM105The Chemistry of Art and Lab 4 credits
This is a liberal arts general education chemistry course that uses the studio arts to present a variety of concepts in chemistry. Lab and lecture are used to present and study chemical phenomena associated with various areas of art. Three lectures and one two-hour lab each week.
CHEM107General, Organic and Biochemistry and Lab 5 credits
A survey of chemical topics for students majoring in elementary education and pre-allied health sciences. This course covers general chemical principles, names, reactions and properties of organic compounds, and general biochemical topics needed for biology, microbiology, physiology, and other advanced topics. Four lectures and one lab per week.
CHEM113General Chemistry I and Lab 5 credits
An in-depth introduction to the principles of chemistry intended for students in the physical sciences, pre-medical, pre-engineering and related fields. Topics include atomic structure, periodicity, nomenclature, stoichiometry and bonding. Five lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: Concurrent registration in MATH111 - College Algebra or MATH151 - Calculus I. High school chemistry is strongly recommended.
CHEM114General Chemistry II and Lab 5 credits
A continuation of CHEM113 - General Chemistry I and Lab. Covers advanced chemical principles including intermolecular forces, kinetics, equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Five lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: CHEM113 - General Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM215Organic Chemistry I and Lab 4 credits
This course begins a full-year study of organic chemistry that focuses on synthesis, structure, nomenclature and properties of organic compounds. Spectroscopic methods for identification of compounds are introduced and used throughout the course. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: CHEM114 - General Chemistry II and Lab.
CHEM216Organic Chemistry II and Lab 4 credits
A continuation of CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab. Advanced topics in organic synthesis, multi-step syntheses and advanced spectroscopic methods are covered. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM301Introduction to Environmental Management 1 credit
A survey of the major governmental agencies and laws that govern the use of chemicals in the environment and consumer products. The course will cover management responsibilities, technical and legal aspects of environmental management, and practical guidance on when and how to request permits. Prerequisite: At least one year of college chemistry or consent of instructor.
CHEM313Analytical Chemistry and Lab 4 credits
An introduction to the theories, chemical methods, and instrumental techniques for solving a variety of real problems in chemical analysis. This course includes statistical methods for evaluating and interpreting data, experimental design, theory of electronic instruments, and exposure to computer based data acquisition systems. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: CHEM114 - General Chemistry II and Lab or consent of instructor.
CHEM314Inorganic Chemistry and Lab 4 credits
Descriptive chemistry of the elements and an introduction to structure, bonding, and reactivity in covalent molecular substances, main group elements, transition elements, coordination compounds, and organometallic compounds. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisites: CHEM114 - General Chemistry II and Lab or CHEM216 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab and consent of instructor.
CHEM323General Biochemistry and Lab 4 credits
Introduction to structure and function of biomolecules, metabolism and bioenergetics, and biological information flow, as well as biochemical laboratory methods. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: CHEM216 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab.
CHEM324Advanced Biochemistry 3 credits
An advanced study of biochemistry with an added emphasis on structure elucidation, genetic information, metabolic regulation and biotechnology. Three lectures each week. Prerequisite: CHEM323 - General Biochemistry and Lab.
CHEM353Physical Chemistry I and Lab 4 credits
A calculus-based introduction to physical methods in chemistry. Topics include gas laws, thermodynamics and equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetic theory and kinetics. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisites: CHEM216 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab and PHYS214 - General Physics II and Lab.
CHEM354Physical Chemistry II and Lab 4 credits
A continuation of CHEM353 - Physical Chemistry I and Lab focusing on quantum phenomena, spectroscopy, and statistical thermodynamics. Three lectures and one three-hour lab each week. Prerequisite: CHEM353 - Physical Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM401Chemical Information I 1 credit
One component of a two-semester introduction to resources and methods used to search the chemical literature. Topics include chemical abstracts, CASonline, citation indices, Beilstein, the patent literature, and government publication (CFR, STIS, NTIS). Students who are engaged in research will be required to take this course. Prerequisite: CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM402Chemical Information II 1 credit
One component of a two-semester introduction to resources and methods used to search the chemical literature. Topics include chemical abstracts, CASonline, citation indices, Beilstein, the patent literature, and government publication (CFR, STIS, NTIS). Students who are engaged in research will be required to take this course. Prerequisite: CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM405Advanced Organic Chemistry 3 credits
Focuses on both physical organic chemistry and the reactions and synthesis of organic chemistry as they apply to the synthesis of complex organic molecules. Both areas are related, and special attention will be given to how the physical properties affect the chemical properties of organic molecules. Prerequisites: CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab and CHEM216 - Organic Chemistry II and Lab.
CHEM418Organometallics 3 credits
Organometallic chemistry describes the chemistry compounds that contain a metal-carbon bond. In this course the student will be introduced to electron configurations in inorganic complexes (the 18-electron rule), types of o-bonded complexes typical of organometallic compounds, ligands used to modify the reactivity of metals, reaction mechanisms, pi-bonded complexes, catalysis, and physical methods of analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM314 - Inorganic Chemistry and Lab
CHEM480Topics in Chemistry and Lab 3 credits
Selected topics offered on a rotating basis. Course topics will include advanced organic synthesis, advanced inorganic chemistry, instrumental methods of analysis, spectroscopic methods, etc. Course may be repeated for credit with different topics; may include a laboratory period.
CHEM490Junior Seminar I 0.50 credits
This is part one of the Chemistry Capstone experience. All junior chemistry and biochemistry majors are expected to enroll in this course in the first semester of their junior year. The course will cover resume and cover letters, scientific writing and an in depth introduction to the chemical literature and information sources, including SciFinder, US Patent literature, and other government sources (CFR, NTIS). Students will prepare a series of reports and posters throughout the year. Prerequisite: Junior status and CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM491Junior Seminar II 0.50 credits
This is part two of the Chemistry Capstone experience. All junior chemistry and biochemistry majors are expected to enroll in this course in the second semester of their junior year. The course will cover resume and cover letters, scientific writing and an in depth introduction to the chemical literature and information sources, including SciFinder, US Patent literature, and other government sources (CFR, NTIS). Students will prepare a series of reports and posters throughout the year. Prerequisite: Junior status and CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM492Senior Seminar I 0.50 credits
This is part three of the Chemistry Capstone experience. All senior chemistry and biochemistry majors are expected to enroll in this course in the first semester of their senior year. Students will prepare and present a formal 50 minute seminar that either describes their research project or a topic from the recent chemical literature. Prerequisites: Senior status and CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM493Senior Seminar II 0.50 credits
This is part four of the Chemistry Capstone experience. All senior chemistry and biochemistry majors are expected to enroll in this course in the second semester of their senior year. Students will prepare and present a formal 50 minute seminar that either describes their research project or a topic from the recent chemical literature. Prerequisites: Senior status and CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab.
CHEM497Research Arranged 1 credit
Independent research under the guidance of faculty member, culminating in a senior thesis, research seminar, etc. Summer research programs may be able to count for CHEM497 - Research Arranged credit. Prerequisites: CHEM215 - Organic Chemistry I and Lab and consent of instructor.
CHEM499Chemistry Internship 1 credit
Chemistry related field experience with an approved agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and worksite. Chemistry majors only. By permission only.

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