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CHEM

(CHEM) CHEMISTRY
Gary L. Emmert, Ph.D., Interim Chair
Room 210, J.M. Smith Building
http://www.chem.memphis.edu/

Additional fees are charged for some Chemistry lecture and laboratory courses. See the online class listings or the Expenses section of the Catalog.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses:
CHEM 4180-99. Special Topics In Inorganic Chemistry. (1-3). Topics in inorganic chemistry that are of current interest. Topics are varied and in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3111 with at least C- and permission of instructor.
CHEM 4280-99. Special Topics In Analytical Chemistry. (1-3). Topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. Topics are varied and in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3211 with at least C- and permission of instructor.
CHEM 4380-99. Special Topics In Organic Chemistry. (1-3). Topics of current interest in organic chemistry. Topics are varied and in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3310 with at least C- and permission of instructor.
CHEM 4480-4499. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry. (1-3). Topics of current interest in physical chemistry. Topics are varied and in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3411 with at least C- and permission of instructor.
CHEM 4580-99. Special Topics in Biochemistry. (1-3). Topics of current interest in biochemistry. Topics are varied and in online class listings. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 4512 with at least C- and permission of instructor.


CHEM 1010 - Chemistry of Materials (3-4)
Measurement and the scientific method; states of matter; fundamental laws of chemistry; modern atomic theory; water and aqueous solutions; oxidation-reduction and acid-based reactions; nuclear chemistry; energy and materials in modern society; environmental impact and sustainability. NOTE: not credited toward major in any of the physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: MATH 1420 or MATH 1710 or a score on the ALEKS math exam appropriate for placement in MATH 1710.[G]

CHEM 1011 - Chemistry of Materials Lab (1)
Experiments and experimental techniques in general and inorganic chemistry. Two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHEM 1010. [G]

CHEM 1020 - Chemistry of Life (3-4)
Basics of organic and biological chemistry: properties, reactions and nomenclature of enzymes, organic functional groups; amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and biochemical pathways. NOTE: not credited toward major in any of the physical sciences, biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: high school chemistry or CHEM 1010, and MATH 1420 or MATH 1710 with a minimum grade of C-, or a score on the ALEKS math exam appropriate for placement in MATH 1710. [G]

CHEM 1021 - Chemistry of Life Lab (1)
Experiments and experimental techniques in organic and biochemistry. Two laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHEM 1020. [G]

CHEM 1100 - Prep General Chemistry (3)
For students whose curriculum requires CHEM 1110 but who have inadequate background; emphasis on scientific calculations and properties of matter. NOTE: does not satisfy any part of science requirement for any degree. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: MATH 1710 or 1730 with a minimum grade of C- (or equivalent) or score on ALEKS math placement exam appropriate for placement into MATH 1830 or higher.

CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I (3-4)
Laws of chemistry; periodic table and chemical periodicity. stoichiometry, nomenclature. modern atomic theory and bonding; ionic and molecular compounds; molecular geometry; oxidation-reduction reactions; solutions and heterogeneous mixtures; gaseous state; states of matter and intermolecular forces; thermochemistry. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: high school chemistry or CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1010, and MATH 1710 or MATH 1730 (or equivalent) with at least C-, or score on math placement exam (ALEKS) earning placement into MATH 1830 or higher. COREQUISITE: CHEM 1111 recommended. [G]

CHEM 1111 - General Chemistry I Lab (1)
Experiments and experimental techniques in general chemistry. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 1110 . [G]

CHEM 1120 - General Chemistry II (3-4)
Continuation of CHEM 1110. Physical properties of solutions; acid-based reactions; chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms; chemical equilibrium; thermodynamics; electrochemistry; chemistry of elements. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1110 with at least C-. COREQUISITE: CHEM 1121 recommended. [G]

CHEM 1121 - General Chemistry II Lab (1)
Continuation of CHEM 1111. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1111 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 1120. [G]

CHEM 3111 - Foundations/Inorganic CHEM (3)
Theoretical and applied inorganic chemistry; Group Theory; chemical nomenclature; periodic trends; acid/base and redox reactions and electrochemistry; coordination chemistry; bonding theories; fundamental concepts of crystal field theory and modern inorganic chemistry; inorganic energetics, kinetics, thermodynamics. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1120 with at least C-.

CHEM 3201 - Foundation/Analytical CHEM lab (2)
Application of the techniques of quantitative analysis in areas described in CHEM 3211. Six laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 3211.

CHEM 3211 - Foundations/Analytical CHEM (3)
Theory and practice of modern chemical analysis; acid base, redox, and complex ion equilibria, separation methods, absorptiometry, flame spectroscopy, and electroanalytical methods. Two lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1120 and CHEM 1121 with at least C-. COREQUISITE: CHEM 3201 recommended.

CHEM 3301 - Foundations/Organic Chem Lab (1)
Emphasis on laboratory techniques as applied to synthesis and other reactions. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1120 and 1121 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 3310.

CHEM 3310 - Foundations/Organic Chemistry (3)
Systematic study of structures, physical properties, reactivity of organic compounds; interpretations based on modern theories of organic chemistry; emphasis on alcohols, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1120 with at least C-.

CHEM 3402 - Physical Chemistry Lab (2)
Measurements of physical properties, reaction rates, and equilibria; application of electrochemistry and calorimetry. Six laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3411 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 3412.

CHEM 3411 - Foundations/Physical Chemistry (3)
Fundamentals of thermodynamics and kinetics and their applications in chemical and biological systems; selected topics in the areas of surface chemistry, spectroscopy and macromolecules. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: MATH 1830 or MATH 1910, PHYS 2020/2021 or 2120/2121with at least C-; CHEM 3211 with at least C-.

CHEM 3412 - Physical Chemistry II (3)
Aspects of thermodynamics and kinetics with emphasis on the derivation and mathematical treatment; quantum chemistry, chemical bonding, statistical mechanics, spectroscopy and other methods of structure determination. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3411 and MATH 2110 with at least C-.

CHEM 3501 - Foundation/Bioorganic Chem Lab (1)
Computational and experimental studies of concentrations, structures and functions of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3301 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHEM 3511 with at least a C-.

CHEM 3511 - Foundations/Bioorganic CHEM (3)
Systematic study of structure of biomolecules, including amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; emphasis on functional consequences. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3310 with at least C-.

CHEM 4001 - Environmental Chemistry (3)
Chemical phenomena occurring in soil, atmospheric and aquatic environments; consideration of natural resources and energy. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3310 and CHEM 3211 with at least C-.

CHEM 4111 - Intermediate Inorganic CHEM (3)
Theoretical and applied inorganic chemistry; relationship of structure and bonding to properties of elements and compounds; molecular orbital theory, coordination compounds and organometallics, ligand field theory, nonaqueous solvent systems, and reaction mechanisms. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3111 with at least C-, or permission of the instructor.

CHEM 4201 - Instrumental Analysis Lab (1)
Application of techniques of instrumental analysis in areas of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electroanalytical chemistry and chromatography. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3211 with minimum grade of C-, and PREREQUISITE with minimum grade of C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 4211 .

CHEM 4211 - Instrumental Analysis (3)
Topics in modern analytical instrumental analysis; atomic and molecular spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, electroanalytical chemistry and chromatograhpy. Three lectures hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3211 with at least C-.

CHEM 4311 - Physical Organic Chemistry (3)
Theory of electronic structure organic compounds, relation between structure and reactivity of organic compounds, mechanisms of common organic reactions. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3310 and 3511 with at least a C-. Repeat no more than two times.

CHEM 4315 - Organic Medicinal Chem (3)
Introduction to principles of medicinal chemistry; structure, synthesis, and biochemical mechanism of action of major drug classes. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3511 with at least C-.

CHEM 4406 - Molecular Spectroscopy Lab (1)
Determination of molecular structure of compounds using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3301 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 4416.

CHEM 4411 - Advanced Physical Chem (3)
Advanced topics in physical chemistry; statistical mechanics and statistical thermodynamics plus selected topics in the areas of kinetic theory of gases, condensed phases, and non-equilibrium processes. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3411 with at least C-, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 4415 - Computational Chemistry (3)
Application of computers to address problems in organic and inorganic chemistry; emphasis on use of quantum chemistry codes to solve problems related to electronic, molecular, and vibrational structure problems. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3411 with at least C- and permission of instructor.

CHEM 4416 - Molecular Spectroscopy (3)
Theory, instrumentation and applications of NMR, FT-IR, mass spectrometry, and UV-visible spectroscopy. Application and theory of other spectroscopic methods will be discussed briefly. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3310 and 3411 with at least C-.

CHEM 4501 - Lab Tech In Biochem (2)
(Same as BIOL 4503). Biochemical techniques, analysis and design strategies; properties of proteins/enzymes, including binding, catalysis, kinetics, electron and proton transport processes of intermediate metabolism; purification, characterization and assay of enzymes using chromatography, spectroscopy, electrophoresis. Six laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3501 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: BIOL 4511 (or 6511) OR CHEM 4511 (or 6511).

CHEM 4511 - Biochemistry I (3)
(Same as BIOL 4511). Chemistry of amino acids and proteins related to their properties in biochemical systems; protein conformation studies; enzymology, coenzymes and their functions; importance of pH; bioenergetics in catalysis; protein and carbohydrate metabolism. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: BIOL 1120 and CHEM 3511 with at least C-.

CHEM 4512 - Biochemistry II (3)
(Same as BIOL 4512). Continuation of CHEM 4511; chemistry of lipids; metabolism, membrane formation and function in cell signaling mechanisms and sensory transduction; chemistry of nucleotides DNA and RNA; mechanisms of information storage and transmission; advanced treatment of enzyme kinetics. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: BIOL 4511 or CHEM 4511 with at least C-.

CHEM 4603 - Materials Synthesis Lab (1)
Practical application of modern chemical synthesis; experimental studies in synthetic organic, organometallic, inorganic, polymer, and nanomaterial chemistry. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3301 with at least C-. PREREQUISITE with at least C- or COREQUISITE: CHEM 4613

CHEM 4604 - Instrumental Methods (3)
Analytical instrumental techniques including molecular spectroscopy, chromatography, atomic spectroscopy, and electrochemical analysis. Two lecture hour, three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3201, 3211, and 3312 with at least C-, or permission of instructor.

CHEM 4613 - Materials Synthesis (3)
Principles, methods and applications of modern chemical synthesis; organic, organometallic, inorganic, polymer, and nanomaterial synthetic reactions and techniques; multi-step and interdisciplinary synthesis. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3111 and CHEM 3310 with at least C-.

CHEM 4614 - Polymer Chemistry (3)
Fundamental concepts in polymer chemistry and polymer physics with focus on synthesis, characterization, structure and properties of polymeric materials. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3310 and CHEM 3411 with at least C-.

CHEM 4615 - Biophysical Chemistry (3)
Study of biomolecular structures and properties; emphasis on biophysical techniques applicable to study of biomolecular structures and properties. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3411 and 3511 with at least C-.

CHEM 4901 - Chemical Research I (1)
Introduction to basic research; collaboration with faculty sponsor on problem of mutual interest in any chemical subdiscipline; effective literature search, laboratory techniques, experimental design, preparation and revision of formal scientific paper. One seminar hour per week. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 3111 or 3211 or 3310 with at least C-, permission of instructor and complete prospectus in consultation with faculty sponsor.

CHEM 4902 - Chemical Research II (1)
Continuation of basic research; student collaborates with faculty sponsor on problem of mutual interest in any chemical subdiscipline; experience gained in effective literature search, laboratory techniques, experimental design, preparation and revision of formal scientific paper. One seminar hour per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHEM 4901.

CHEM 4903 - Chemical Research III (1)
Completion of research project; student collaborates with faculty sponsor on problem of mutual interest in any chemical subdiscipline; experience gained in effective literature search, laboratory techniques, experimental design, preparation and revision of formal scientific paper. One seminar hour per week. PREREQUISITE or COREQUISITE: CHEM 4902.

CHEM 4914 - Research Methods/Tigers Teach (3)
Fundamental notions of scientific inquiry for students who might be teaching secondary science or mathematics. NOTE: students may not receive credit for more than one of BIOL 4914, CHEM 4914, or PHYS 4914. PREREQUISITE: CHEM 1110, 1111, 1120 and 1121. Enrollment restricted to students in the Tigers Teach program.

CHEM 4916 - Teaching Chemistry Laboratory (2)
Preparing for and conducting instruction in introductory chemistry laboratories; laboratory organization and safety, developing and providing pre-laboratory instruction for introductory college chemistry laboratory exercises; teaching instructional chemistry experiments and evaluation of written laboratory reports. Two/three hours offering inclass laboratory instruction, evaluations of written/oral reports and weekly meetings with other instructors. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor, and CHEM 3201 or CHEM 3301 or CHEM 3501.

CHEM 4918 - Chemistry Practicum (2)
Hands-on experience of chemistry in commercial, medical, or private laboratory setting. A minimum of 80 hours through employment or internship must be documented. A final oral report required. PREREQUISITE: permission of instructor.

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