Undergraduate Studies Catalog
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY (CHEM)
MATHEMATICS PREPAREDNESS FOR CHEMISTRY
Students intending to register for a chemistry course will need a background
in mathematics that is commensurate with the computational requirements of
the chemistry course. Evidence of math preparedness is obtained from results
of a Mathematics Diagnostic Test (MDT) administered by the College in conjunction
with the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. Students who are
found to be mathematically under prepared are required to pass the appropriate
course or sequence of courses in mathematics with a grade of "C-" or
better before they register for a chemistry course. More information regarding
the MDT can be found at http://www.math.luc.edu/academics/mdt/
Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Course Descriptions
101. General Chemistry A. (3)
Prerequisite: A satisfactory performance on the Loyola math proficiency test;
a year of high school chemistry is recommended or completion of Math 117 with
a grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: 111. Lecture and discussion.
The course deals with the development of basic chemical principles. Topics
include atomic and molecular structures, states of matter, energetics and stoichiometry
of reactions. For non chemistry majors and students in the B.A. Chemistry program.
102. General Chemistry B. (3)
Prerequisites: 101 and 111, or 105 and completion of Math 118 or higher with
a grade of C- or better. Co-requisite: 112. Lecture and discussion.
A continuation of 101. Topics include equilibrium systems, periodic properties,
105. Chemical Principles. (4)
Prerequisites: A satisfactory performance on the Loyola math proficiency test;
successful completion of a year of high school chemistry or the equivalent,
or completion of Math 117 with a grade of C- or better.
A lecture, discussion and laboratory course for majors. Topics consist of stoichiometry,
states of matter, chemical equilibrium, acid/base chemistry and kinetics. The
laboratory experimentally illustrates the topics covered.
106. Basic Inorganic Chemistry. (4)
Prerequisite: 105 and completion of Math 118 or higher with a grade of C- or
A lecture, discussion and laboratory course for majors that is a continuation
of 105. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, periodic properties,
and the chemistry of the transition elements. Laboratory involves the techniques
and procedures of inorganic synthesis and analysis.
111. General Chemistry Laboratory A. (1)
This laboratory course experimentally illustrates the topics covered in the
112. General Chemistry Laboratory B. (1)
Prerequisites: 101 and 111; or 105. Co-requisite: 102.
This laboratory course experimentally illustrates the topics covered in the
151. Elementary Physiological Chemistry A. (4)
Prerequisite: high school chemistry or permission of chairperson.
Lecture, quiz, and laboratory. Emphasis on the development of basic chemical
properties and electron configuration, states of matter, gas laws, stoichiometry
and energetics of reactions, aqueous equilibria, the use of radioisotopes in
medicine, environmental considerations, and an introduction to structure and
nomenclature in organic chemistry. Primarily for nursing students.
152. Elementary Physiological Chemistry B. (4)
Lecture, quiz and laboratory. Survey of organic chemistry including nomenclature
and reactions of functional groups followed by a survey of biochemical topics
including stereochemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids,
digestion, metabolism, vitamins, hormones, and blood. Primarily for nursing
215. Elementary Quantitative Analysis. (4)
Prerequisites: college algebra; CHEM 102 and 112, or 106.
Lecture, discussion and laboratory. Selected topics in quantitative analysis.
For chemistry majors.
221. Organic Chemistry I. (4)
Prerequisite: 106 (preferred), or 102 and 112.
Lecture, discussion and laboratory. An intensive course for chemistry majors
using a mechanistic approach. Topics include organic nomenclature, chemical
and physical properties and reactions of several classes of aliphatic compounds,
stereochemistry and introduction to spectroscopy.
222. Organic Chemistry II. (4)
Lecture, discussion and laboratory. Continuation of 221. Nomenclature, properties,
reactions and syntheses of further classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds,
carbohydrates and other polyfunctional substances; spectroscopy.
223. Organic Chemistry A. (3)
Prerequisites: 102 and 112, or 106.
Lecture and discussion. First semester of a two semester sequence for non-chemistry
majors. A survey of topics including stereochemistry; spectroscopy; and fundamental
concepts of organic chemistry. Nomenclature, properties and syntheses of aliphatic
and aromatic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers.
224. Organic Chemistry B. (3)
Prerequisite: 223 or equivalent.
Lecture. Continuation of 223; for non-chemistry majors. Organic chemistry of
carbonyl compounds, amines, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, carbohydrates,
lipids and proteins.
225. Organic Chemistry Laboratory A. (1)
Co- or prerequisite: 223.
A laboratory course designed to experimentally illustrate the topics correspondingly
covered in 223. The experiments acquaint students with the laboratory practices
and techniques of organic chemistry and several involve preparation of known
organic compounds. For non-chemistry majors.
226. Organic Chemistry Laboratory B. (1)
Co- or prerequisite: 224. Prerequisite: 225.
A laboratory course to experimentally illustrate certain topics covered in
224. The major portion of the laboratory work involves the identification of
several relatively simple organic compounds. For non chemistry majors.
300. Undergraduate Research. (1, 2, or 3)
Prerequisites: prior consultation with the instructor and a completed agreement
Directed study involving a contractual arrangement between student and
instructor for accomplishing a defined research task. Agreement forms may
be obtained from the department office, and the completed form (signed by
the student, instructor, and chairperson) must be deposited in the chemistry
department office before the student can register for this course.
301. Physical Chemistry I. (4)
Prerequisites: PHYS 112 or 114; MATH 162 or 264 or the equivalent.
Lecture and discussion. Mathematical and physical aspects of the behavior
of chemical systems, classical and statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics,
and the properties of matter.
302. Physical Chemistry II. (3)
Prerequisite: 301. Co-requisite: 303.
Lecture. A continuation of 301, including quantum mechanics, molecular
structure, spectra, and group theory.
303. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. (1)
Laboratory course to experimentally illustrate the principles of physical
chemistry and to acquaint the student with laboratory methods.
310. Instrumental Analysis. (ESP 310) (2)
Prerequisites: 215, 302. Co-requisite: 311.
Lecture. Qualitative and quantitative instrumental analysis. Operational
theory of instruments, atomic and molecular absorption and emission spectroscopy,
electroanalysis, liquid and gas chromatography. This course is offered every
311. Instrumental Analysis Laboratory. (ESP 311) (2)
A laboratory course using selected experiments to illustrate the application
of instrumental techniques to the solution of chemical problems. This course
is offered every other year.
312. Environmental Chemistry. (ESP 312) (3)
Prerequisites: 106 and 106L or 102 and 112.
Sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in
the environment-especially those that are considered to be pollutants are
discussed. Current analytical techniques used for determinations of EPA listed
priority pollutants. Mechanisms associated with the greenhouse effect, ozone
depletion, smog formation, acid rain phenomena, and analysis and disposal
of hazardous waste are also presented. This course is offered every other
313. Environmental Chemistry Lab. (1)
Prerequisites: CHEM 106 & 106L or 102 & 112.
Co-requisites: CHEM 312.
A laboratory course to experimentally illustrate modern environmental analysis
techniques. This course is offered every other year.
340. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. (3)
Lecture only. Modern theories of atomic and molecular structure as applied
to inorganic chemistry.
341. Advanced Inorganic Laboratory. (1)
A laboratory course designed to experimentally illustrate the topics and
techniques met in modern inorganic chemistry. This course is offered every
361. Survey in Biochemistry. (3)
Prerequisite: 222 or 224 and 226.
Lecture. Structural-functional relationships of proteins, nucleic acids
and cell membranes; and metabolic pathways.
362. Current Concepts in Bio-chemistry. (3)
Prerequisite: 361. Lecture. FOR CHEMISTRY MAJORS ONLY
Current concepts in biochemistry explained at a molecular level. For each
topic covered in the course, an introductory lecture on basic information
is given first. About six to ten selected topics are covered.
363. Biochemistry Laboratory. (1)
Prerequisite: 361. FOR CHEMISTRY MAJORS ONLY
A laboratory course designed to experimentally illustrate the principles
of biochemistry. This course is for majors only.
380. Chemistry Seminar. (1)
Prerequisite: 222 or 224 and 226. A weekly seminar course. The talks vary
over the entire range of chemistry and are generally given by outside speakers.
395. Special Topics in Chemistry. (1-3)
Prerequisite: Satisfactory progress toward completion of the core of chemistry
courses, and junior or senior status. Specific titles and contents vary from
semester to semester.
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