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Chemistry Courses

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CHEM-035  Research Participation

Participation in the department research programs. Open to interested sophomores and juniors. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-2 credits.

CHEM-050  Research Methods In Chemistry

Introduction to computer based research methods in chemistry. Use of spreadsheets, symbolic mathematics, and techniques for searching chemistry databases. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated once. 1 credit.

CHEM-100  Concepts In Chemistry

Basic concepts of chemistry including the periodic table; chemical bonding; nomenclature; molecular geometry; simple qualitative aspects of energy, thermodynamics and kinetics; and the relation between chemical structure and reactivity. Concepts covered using one common theme, such as nutrition, atmospheric sciences, environmental sciences, or another topic of faculty and student interest. Prerequisite: MATH 105 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered January Term. 3 credits. (NW)

CHEM-120  Chemistry In The Atmosphere

Basic concepts of chemistry in the atmosphere including the periodic table, chemical reactivity, and spectroscopy, with particular emphasis on the study of pollution, the formation of the ozone hole, global warming, and the relationship between human activity and atmospheric chemistry. Not applicable to Chemistry major or minor. Prerequisite: MATH 105 or equivalent, or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 4 credits. (NW)

CHEM-170  Introductory Topics In Chemistry

Exploration of how chemistry applies to professional activity in areas relevant to course title focus. Descriptive introductions to basic chemistry concepts essential to understanding each area, leading to applications of this knowledge to historical and/or hypothetical situations. Not for chemistry majors. Prerequisite: MATH 105 or equivalent. Offered fall or spring.4 credits. (NW)

CHEM-210  General Chemistry

Principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry; gases, liquids, and solids; atomic and molecular structures; solutions; equilibrium; thermodynamics and reaction kinetics; properties of selected elements, including introduction to transition metals. Quantitative and inorganic qualitative analysis in the lab. Lecture, lab. $60 lab fee per semester. Prerequisite: MATH 150 completed or concurrent. Offered fall. 4 credits. (NW)

CHEM-211  General Chemistry

Principles of chemistry, including stoichiometry; gases, liquids, and solids; atomic and molecular structure; solutions; equilibrium; thermodynamics and reaction kinetics; properties of selected elements, including introduction to transition metals. Quantitative and inorganic qualitative analysis in the lab. Lecture, lab. $60 lab fee. Prerequisite: 210 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better. Offered spring. 4 credits. (NW)

CHEM-285  Seminar

Group study and discussions about current topics in chemistry. Current research and development, interaction of chemistry with other disciplines. Repeatable four times. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Offered fall, spring. 1 credit.

CHEM-300  The Art and Science of Brewing

Academic approach to the production and critique of brewed beverages. Malting, brewing, fermentation and bottling/kegging. Historical development of brewing science. Human health aspects related to brewing and the consumption of fermented beverages. $60 lab fee. Prerequisites: Completion of an NW, MATH 105 or equivalent, plus 21 years of age or older by the first day of class. Application and interview required. Offered January of even-numbered years. 4 credits. (NW)

CHEM-321  Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of carbon, including preparation, properties, and reactions of important classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Emphasis on reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and analysis. Lecture/discussion, lab. $50 lab fee. $10 voluntary fee per semester. Prerequisite: 211 with a grade of C or better. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits.

CHEM-322  Organic Chemistry

The chemistry of carbon, including preparation, properties, and reactions of important classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Emphasis on reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and analysis. Lecture/discussion, lab. $50 lab fee. $10 voluntary fee per semester. Prerequisite: 321 with a grade of C or better. Offered fall, spring. 4 credits.

CHEM-330  Writing In Chemistry

Introduction to the genres of scientific writing, emphasizing writing and library skills in scientific research. Completion of a collaborative research project prior to enrollment in CHEM 330 is encouraged. Prerequisite: Completion of CHEM 322 or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 4 credits. (MWI)

CHEM-335  Quantitative Analysis

Principles of analytical chemistry, emphasizing applications of equilibrium. Three hours of lecture, three hours of lab and discussion. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: 211 with a grade of C or better. Offered Jan Term. 4 credits.

CHEM-340  Instrumental Methods of Analysis

Introduction to the theory and principles of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Emphasis on spectrophotometry, electrochemistry, chromatography and electronics. Lecture/lab. $50 lab fee. Prerequisite: completion of 335 with a grade of C or better. Offered spring. 4 credits.

CHEM-350  Inorganic Chemistry I

Periodic properties of elements, including descriptive chemistry of the main group elements and coordination compounds of the transition metals. Emphasis on basic chemical bonding in molecules, an introduction to symmetry with term symbols, and acid/base reactions. Lecture/ discussion. Prerequisite: 211 or equivalent. Offered fall. 4 credits.

CHEM-351  Inorganic Chemistry II

Presentation of theoretical and descriptive material on inorganic chemical compounds, synthetic and reaction strategies for important transformations including structures and bonding models, inorganic reaction mechanisms, transition metal chemistry, electron deficient compounds, organometallic compounds, and the main group elements. Laboratory experiments illustrate common synthetic and characterization processes for inorganic compounds. Lecture/discussion/lab. Prerequisite: 350 or equivalent. Offered spring. 4 credits.

CHEM-361  Physical Chemistry I

Chemical thermodynamics, kinetics and molecular spectroscopy. Applications including thermochemistry and calorimetry; bulk properties of pure substances; methods of describing the properties of solutions; reaction rates; mechanisms of chemical reactions; transition state theory; spectroscopic determination of molecular structure. Lecture/lab. Prerequisites: 211 or equivalent; PHYS 211 (may be taken concurrently); MATH 175; or consent of instructor. Recommended: MATH 200. Offered fall. 4 credits.

CHEM-362  Physical Chemistry II

The quantum mechanical description of matter with emphasis on atomic structure and chemical bonding. Introduction to statistical mechanics. Four hours of lecture. Prerequisites: 361 or equivalent; MATH 175; PHYS 211; or consent of instructor. Recommended: MATH 200, 210. Offered spring. 4 credits.

CHEM-370  Advanced Topics In Chemistry

Selected advanced chemistry topics not regularly offered at Linfield. Prerequisite: 321 or consent of instructor. Offered fall. 4 credits.

CHEM-381  Research In Molecular and Advanced Materials

Collaborative research experience in molecular and advanced materials. Discussion of current readings, experience with research methodology, experimental design, data collection and analysis. May be repeated twice. Prerequisite: 210 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 1-3 credits.

CHEM-382  Research In Basic and Applied Nanotechnology

Introduction to basic and applied research in nanotechnology. Weekly meetings include seminars, discussions of research methods, review of current scientific research, experimental design, and ethical issues in chemistry. Each student prepares an independent research proposal and an oral presentation, and carries out research. May be repeated twice. Prerequisite: 210 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 1-3 credits.

CHEM-383  Research In Basic and Applied Quantum Chemistry

Introduction to basic and applied research in quantum chemistry. Weekly meetings include seminars, discussions of research methods, review of current scientific research, experimental design, and ethical issues in chemistry. Each student prepares an independent research proposal and an oral presentation, and carries out research. May be repeated twice. Prerequisite: 210 or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 1-3 credits.

CHEM-384  Research In Biochemical Transcription Regulation & Analysis

Collaborative research experience in biochemistry focusing on transcriptional regulation and analysis using an in vitro system. Research methods, review of current scientific research, experimental design, and ethical issues in chemistry. Preparation of independent research proposal and oral presentation; implementation of research. Prerequisite: 210, or consent of instructor. Offered spring. 3 credits.

CHEM-440  Biochemistry

Chemical and physical properties of substances of biological origin and their interactions in living systems. Relationships among various metabolic pathways and how molecular traffic along these pathways is regulated. Recommended for pre-professional students. Lecture/discussion, lab. $60 lab fee. Prerequisite: 322 or equivalent. Offered fall. 4 credits.

CHEM-480  Independent Study

Supplemental work for students with advanced standing in chemistry. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-5 credits.

CHEM-490  Research Or Thesis

Individual investigative project culminating in a comprehensive written report or a baccalaureate thesis. Prerequisite: advanced standing in chemistry. 1-4 credits.

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