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(As printed in the 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog.)

CHM 1100 Introduction to Chemistry (5)
Prerequisites: One-and-a-half years of high school mathematics including algebra, or permission of instructor; passing score on the SPU Mathematics Proficiency Exam or concurrent registration in the required course MAT 0120. This course is not recommended for students who have completed one year of high school chemistry. Examines the structure of matter and the tools and methods used by the chemist. Simple reactions and some current applications are studied. Can be used as preparation for CHM 1211. Includes laboratory. Attributes: Physical Sciences; and Natural Science B.

CHM 1110 Introduction to the Nature of Science (5)
Provides a lecture, discussion and student participation course in the physical sciences with a chemistry emphasis. Examines basic revolutions in the development of scientific views and their relationships to religious faith and human values. Also examines selected scientific concepts and theories. Provides preparation for informed decision making on some current and future societal issues. Not recommended for students with more than one high school science course. Course equivalent: PHY 1110. Attributes: Physical Sciences; and Natural Science B.

CHM 1211 General Chemistry I (5)
Prerequisites: Requires two years high school mathematics (including algebra) and a passing score on the SPU Mathematics Proficiency Exam (or completion of the required MAT 0120 credits), and one year of high school chemistry or CHM 1100. Introduces properties of matter, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, states of matter, chemical bonding, and atomic and molecular structure. Includes laboratory. Attributes: Physical Sciences; and Natural Science B.

CHM 1212 General Chemistry II (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 1211 or equivalent. Builds upon CHM 1211 topics. Introduces molecular and solid-state structure and bonding, properties of gases, liquids and solutions, concepts of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibribia, acid-base and oxidation-reduction reactions. Includes lab. Attribute: Physical Sciences.

CHM 1330 Organic and Biological Chemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 1211. Studies simpler laws of organic chemistry, nomenclature and classification. Simple chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins, integration of metabolisms, chemistry of heredity. Includes laboratory. Attributes: Physical Sciences; and Natural Science B.

CHM 2371 Organic Chemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 1211 or permission of instructor. This is the introductory course in organic chemistry. It reviews topics such as stoichiometry, acids and bases, structure and bonding theory, nomenclature, synthesis, thermodynamics, functional groups and reaction mechanisms as applied to organic chemistry. Laboratory work will emphasize basic methods of separation and purification representative substances.

CHM 2372 Organic Chemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 2371. A continuation of CHM 2371. Continues studies of principles of nomenclature, synthesis, thermodynamics, structure and reaction mechanisms to a broadening collection of organic functional groups. Introduces spectroscopic methods. Laboratory work will emphasize basic methods of synthesis of representative compounds, and obtaining their spectra and other properties.

CHM 2373 Organic Chemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 2372. A continuation of CHM 2372. Completes a survey of the properties of common organic functional groups and introduces topics of bio-organic chemistry. Laboratory includes some qualitative identification of unknown organic compounds using chemical, physical and instrumental techniques.

CHM 2540 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 1212. A systematic study of chemical principles as applied to inorganic systems. It may include inorganic nomenclature, solidstate structure, thermodynamics and bonding, general bonding theory, non-protonic acid-base theory, coordination chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Course equivalent: CHM 3540.

CHM 2930 Chemistry Practicum (1–3)
Registration approval: Instructor. Selected students are assigned teaching, grading, laboratory preparation and/or tutoring responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits.

CHM 2960 Introduction to Research Methods (1–3)
Designed for natural science majors as an introduction to the skills and methods used for research in the chemical sciences. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

CHM 3225 Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 2372 or permission of instructor. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with chemical equilibria in solution and their applications to quantitative analysis. Some types of reactions to be studied are precipitation, acid-base, complex formation and oxidation-reduction. Traditional wet chemical and instrumental methods will be used. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3226 Quantitative and Instrumental Analysis (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 3225. Laboratory-oriented course, dealing with the theory and practice of quantitative analytical chemistry with emphasis on instrumental techniques. Instrumental analysis will include a variety of separation, spectroscopic and electrochemical methods, possibly including engineering and clinical applications. Course equivalent: EGR 3226. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3227 Separation Science (2)
Prerequisite: CHM 2373. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of separation science (e.g., solvent extraction and chromatography). The laboratory will emphasize techniques of quantitative and instrumental analytical chromatography. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3228 Electroanalytical Chemistry (2)
Prerequisite: CHM 3225. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of electroanalytical chemistry. The laboratory exercises will be selected from quantitative analytical techniques of conductometry, potentiometry, coulometry, electrogravimetry, amperometry and voltametry. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3229 Analytical Spectroscopy (2)
Prerequisite: CHM 3225. Laboratory-oriented course dealing with the theory and practice of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, especially as applied to quantitative analytical chemistry and molecular biology. The lectures and labs will include various topics of absorption, emission and scattering techniques. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3400 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences (5)
Prerequisites: CHM 2373, 3225 and MAT 1226. A survey of physical chemistry topics such as thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, kinetics, quantum chemistry and spectroscopy with examples and applications from the life sciences. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3401 Thermodynamics (4)
Prerequisites: CHM 1211, PHY 1103 or PHY 1123, and MAT 1228 or permission of instructor. Studies equilibrium and non-equilibrium properties of gases, liquids and solids from thermodynamic processes. Engineering applications. Includes elements of statistical thermodynamics. Course equivalents: EGR 3401 and PHY 3401. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3402 Physical Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 2540, PHY 1103 or PHY 1123, and MAT 1228 or permission of instructor. Studies quantum theory and group theory and their applications to spectroscopy, molecular and solid-state structures and bonding. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3403 Physical Chemistry III (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 3225, PHY 1103 or PHY 1123, and MAT 1228 or permission of instructor. Studies statistical mechanics, chemical kinetics, physical and chemical equilibria, electrochemistry and selected related topics. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 3460 Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1–2)
Prerequisites: CHM 3225 or equivalent and CHM 3401, 3402 or 3403 (may be taken concurrently with CHM 3401, 3402 or 3403). Provides opportunity for several experiments with a written report for each experiment that includes an analysis of the reliability and limits of error of the results. May include computer applications. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits. Attributes: Upper-Division; and Writing Course.

CHM 3540 Introductory Inorganic Chemistry (5)
Prerequisites: CHM 2373, 3225. This is a systematic study of chemical principles as applied to inorganic systems. It may include inorganic nomenclature, solid-state structure, thermodynamics and bonding, general bonding theory, non-protonic acid-base theory, coordination chemistry and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Includes laboratory. Course equivalent: CHM 2540. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4361 Biochemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 2373. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation); and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Includes laboratory. Course equivalent: BIO 4361. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4362 Biochemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 4361. Continuation of CHM 4361. Studies chemical properties of biological compounds (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and proteins, and nucleic acids); metabolism (biochemical energetics, enzymes, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation), and integration of metabolism (biochemical genetics and metabolic regulation). Includes laboratory. Course equivalent: BIO 4362. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4363 Biochemistry (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 4362 or permission of instructor. Explores selected topics including immunoglobulins and the immune system; bacterial cell walls; membrane transport; hormone action; control of gene expression; muscle contraction; cell physiology; drug action; protein folding; HIV mechanisms; and mechanisms of infectious disease. Seminar format with leading researchers presenting current work. No laboratory. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits. Course equivalent: BIO 4363. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4374 Advanced Organic Laboratory (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 2373 and 3225. An advanced laboratory course using synthetic separation and instrumental techniques to study properties of organic compounds. Offered alternate years. Attribute: Upper- Division.

CHM 4542 Transition Metals (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 2373 and 2540 (CHM 3402 recommended). The chemistry of the d- and fblock elements, with emphasis on the correlation of color, magnetic properties, structure and reactivity to fundamental theory. Topics from the current chemical literature will be included. Topics may include bioinorganic chemistry, organometallic chemistry and chemical applications of group theory. Offered alternate years. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4700 Selected Topics in Chemistry/Biochemistry (3)
Registration approval: Instructor. An advanced course on any area of chemical science. It is designed to deepen the student’s knowledge in one area of chemistry, expose him or her to the current research literature, and give him or her experience in writing and speaking critically on examples of recent research. Offered alternate years. Attributes: Upper-Division; and Writing Course.

CHM 4760 Advanced Synthesis (1–2)
Prerequisite: CHM 2373 (CHM 4542 is recommended). A laboratory course involving organic and/or inorganic synthesis using advanced techniques such as the handling of air-sensitive compounds, vacuum distillations and vacuum-line transfers. Recommended especially for students who plan a research project involving synthesis. To be offered on demand. May be repeated for credit up to 4 credits. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4899 Natural Sciences Seminar (1)
A capstone experience for seniors that explores current natural sciences topics in an interdisciplinary setting. Seminars addressing current research advances, ethical issues in science or the intersection of science, vocation and Christian faith are presented by faculty, students and guest scholars. Discussion and reflection incorporate appropriate readings. A minimum of two quarters of seminar must be completed during the senior year to fulfill the senior capstone requirement. May be repeated for credit up to 3 credits. Course equivalents: BIO 4899 and PHY 4899. Attribute: Upper-Division. Class open to seniors.

CHM 4900 Independent Project/Design in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1–10)
Registration approval: Independent Study Agreement. Laboratory research, library research or other individual project. A final written report is required, and the student must report orally on his or her results at a Chemistry Department seminar. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits. Attributes: Upper-Division; and Writing Course.

CHM 4930 Chemistry/Biochemistry Practicum (1–5)
Registration approval: Instructor. Selected students are assigned teaching, grading, laboratory preparation and/or tutoring responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits. Attribute: Upper-Division. Class not open to freshmen and sophomores.

CHM 4940 Internship in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1–5)
Registration approval: Intern Learning Contract Req. Provides a significant learning experience through a closely supervised work-study program. A final written report is required, and the student must report orally on his or her work experience at a Chemistry Department seminar. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits. Attribute: Upper-Division. Class open to chemistry majors. Class not open to freshmen and sophomores.

CHM 4950 Current Topics in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1–5)
Registration approval: Instructor. Deals with selected chemistry topics of general interest. No laboratory. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits. Attribute: Upper-Division.

CHM 4960 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry/Biochemistry (1–10)
Registration approval: Instructor. Laboratory research done with supervision/collaboration with a faculty research advisor. A final senior thesis or journal article is required. A report at the regional conference is expected. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits. Attributes: Upper-Division; and Writing Course.