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CHEM 1188 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0-4) This course is intended to provide laboratory credit in freshman chemistry for students who transfer into UT-Arlington with credit in General Chemistry I lecture only. Experiments include: measurement and scientific equipment use, physical properties, separations, synthesis, qualitative analysis, spectroscopy. Students may register for this course only with specific approval of a Chemistry advisor. Prerequisite: 3 hours of General Chemistry I lecture. Credit cannot be earned for both CHEM 1441 and CHEM 1188.

CHEM 1189 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (0-4) This course is intended to provide laboratory credit in freshman chemistry for students who transfer into UT-Arlington with credit for General Chemistry lecture only. Experiments include: thermodynamics, electrochemistry, synthesis, quantitative analysis, spectroscopy, stoichiometry, and acid-base chemistry. Students may register for this course only with specific approval of a Chemistry advisor. Prerequisite: CHEM 1188 and 6 hours of General Chemistry II lecture. Credit cannot be earned for both CHEM 1442 and CHEM 1189.

CHEM 1300 INTRODUCTORY CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES (3-0) Provides a background in fundamental chemical mathematics, in writing and understanding chemical formulas and equations, and in the application of scientific laws to the behavior of matter. This course is designed for the student with little or no previous chemical training who intends to take the CHEM 1441/1442 sequence at a later date. CHEM 1300 cannot replace CHEM 1441/1442 for major credit toward a degree in chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 1302 or equivalent.

CHEM 1441 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (3-4) The lecture covers the fundamentals of atomic structure, chemical bonding, the periodic table, nomenclature, kinetic theory, gas laws, chemical equations, and solutions. The laboratory introduces the scientific method, experiment design, data collection and analysis, as well as illustrates fundamental principles presented in the lecture. Students who have not had high school chemistry are advised to take an introductory chemistry course first. Prerequisite: MATH 1302 or MATH 1303 or MATH 1322 or MATH 1323 or MATH 1426 or MAT Algebra score = / > 17 or SAT Math score = / > 600 or ACT Math score = / > 26.

CHEM 1442 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (3-4) Study of advanced atomic structure and bonding concepts, acid-base theory, kinetics and equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, the chemistry of some elements. The laboratory focuses on experimental design, data collection and analyses as well as chemical syntheses to illustrate fundamental principles presented in the lecture. Prerequisite: CHEM 1441 or equivalent with a grade of C or better (which may include satisfactory score on Advanced Standing Examination through UTA Assessment Services).

CHEM 1445 CHEMISTRY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS (3-3) Chemistry of things of everyday life: energy, radioactivity, petroleum products, pollution, the nature of matter, and the applications of chemistry to things we use. CHEM 1445, 1446 cannot be used to fulfill the 1441/1442 requirement in any degree program.

CHEM 1446 CHEMISTRY II FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS (3-3) Continuation of the chemistry of things of everyday life. Vitamins, minerals, chemical additives, plastics, cosmetics, proteins, carbohydrates, poisons, fats, and oils. Prerequisite: CHEM 1445 or equivalent with a grade of C or better. CHEM 1445, 1446 cannot be used to fulfill the 1441/1442 requirement in any degree program.

CHEM 1451 CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES (3-3) Survey of general, organic, and biochemistry with emphasis on applications to the human body. Measurement, atomic theory and structure, bonding, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, gases, solutions, electrolytes, organic functional groups and nomenclature, organic reactions, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, metabolism, and nucleic acids. CHEM 1451 cannot count for major credit toward a degree in chemistry. Prerequisite: MATH 1301 or MATH 1302 or equivalent.

CHEM 1465 CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS (3-4) An introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry with emphasis on areas considered most relevant in an engineering context. Topics include chemical stoichiometry, bonding, chemical thermodynamics, equilibria, electrochemistry, and kinetics. Engineering students may substitute the eight hour sequence CHEM 1441 and CHEM 1442 for this class, but not either CHEM 1441 or 1442 alone. Students who complete CHEM 1465 and subsequently change majors to curricula that require both CHEM 1441 and CHEM 1442 may substitute CHEM 1465 for CHEM 1441. Prerequisite: high school chemistry and MATH 1323 or concurrent enrollment.

CHEM 2180 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY (0-0) Research for undergraduate students supervised by faculty of the department. May be repeated. Graded pass/fail only. Prerequisite: written permission of the instructor. Students may take a maximum of 12 hours credit on a pass/fail basis.

CHEM 2181 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0-4) Experiments which illustrate laboratory techniques, theoretical concepts, and synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 1442 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: CHEM 2321. If student withdraws from CHEM 2321prior to midsemester date, student must also withdraw from CHEM 2181.

CHEM 2182 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (0-4) Experiments which will include syntheses, characterization of unknown substances, and use of the chemical literature. Prerequisite: CHEM 2181 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: CHEM 2322. If student withdraws from CHEM 2322 prior to the midsemester date, student must also withdraw from CHEM 2182.

CHEM 2285 QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (0-8) An introduction to computers for the acquisition and statistical analysis of data. Laboratory exercises involving basic titrimetric, spectrophotometric and chromatographic methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 1442 or equivalent with a grade of C or better, and concurrent enrollment/previous credit in CHEM 2335.

CHEM 2321 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3-0) The fundamentals of molecular structure, stereochemistry, and the reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons. Electronic theory, synthetic methods, and mechanisms. Prerequisite: CHEM 1442 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 2322 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3-0) Organic spectroscopic analysis. The chemistry of aromatic hydrocarbons, alcohols and ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines, amino acid, carbohydrates, and other functional groups. Mechanisms and synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 2321 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 2335 QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY (3-0) Basic methods of error analysis, simple and advanced methods for the solution of complex equilibria, fundamentals of titrimetric, spectrophotometric and chromatographic instrumental analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 1442 or equivalent, three hours of College Algebra or equivalent, CHEM 2285 concurrent enrollment or previous credit.

CHEM 2380 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Research in chemistry supervised by a faculty member of the department. May be repeated. Graded pass/fail only. Prerequisite: written permission of the instructor. Students may take a maximum of 12 hours credit on a pass/fail basis.

CHEM 3131 CHEMISTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING (1-0) Service learning is a credit-bearing learning experience; therefore, credit is awarded for academic learning and not for service hours. Students engage in classroom activities, assignments, and discussions and in addition, integrate course content and learning outcomes with genuine community needs or issues. Collaborations with the community result in relationship-building and partnerships through intentional, structured service experiences. Students are required to analyze and evaluate these experiences by engaging in reflective activities, such as discussion and journaling. This process of structured service and learning in the community promote a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to others. Students commit to serve weekly time resulting in at least fifteen hours during one semester. This time is agreed upon by student, faculty, and community agency. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

CHEM 3175 BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (0-4) Introduction to the physical experimental techniques used in quantitative biochemical practice.

CHEM 3181 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (0-4) The physical and thermodynamic properties of substances, experimentally determined. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 2285, CHEM 2335, and CHEM 3321 or concurrent enrollment.

CHEM 3182 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (0-4) Experiments in kinetics, equilibria, spectroscopy, and electrochemistry. Modern instrumental techniques. Prerequisite: Grade C or better in CHEM 2285, CHEM 2335, and CHEM 3322 or concurrent enrollment.

CHEM 3231 CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING (2-0) Service learning is a credit-bearing learning experience; therefore, credit is awarded for academic learning and not for service hours. Students engage in classroom activities, assignments, and discussions and in addition, integrate course content and learning outcomes with genuine community needs or issues. Collaborations with the community result in relationship-building and partnerships through intentional, structured service experiences. Students are required to analyze and evaluate these experiences by engaging in reflective activities, such as discussion and journaling. This process of structured service and learning in the community promote a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to others. Students commit to serve weekly time resulting in at least fifteen hours during one semester. This time is agreed upon by student, faculty, and community agency. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

CHEM 3307 INTRODUCTION TO POLYMER CHEMISTRY (3-0) The chemistry and technology of polymeric systems. The chemistry of natural systems such as proteins as well as the synthesis of fibers, films, plastics, and elastomers. Discussion of the characterization of polymers by modern techniques using instrumental analysis is followed by a summary of end-use and processing techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322 with a grade of C or better or permission of instructor.

CHEM 3315 INTRODUCTION TO BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (3-0) A basic course introducing the physical principles that govern biological systems and processes, and the methods used for their investigation. Topics include solution thermodynamics, biomolecular interactions, enzyme kinetics, transport processes (diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, viscous flow), and the applications of spectroscopic methods (absorption, emission and scattering of radiation, and the utilization of polarized light). Prerequisites, a grade of C or better in each of the following: CHEM 2335, MATH 2425, and 8 hours of college level physics.

CHEM 3317 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3-0) An overview of descriptive main group chemistry, solid state structures and the energetics of ionic, metallic, and covalent solids, acid-base chemistry and the coordination chemistry of the transition metals. The course is intended to explore and describe the role of inorganic chemistry in other natural sciences with an emphasis on the biological and geological sciences. Important compounds and reactions in industrial chemistry are also covered. Intended for both chemistry and non-chemistry majors. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 2322 or concurrent enrollment.

CHEM 3321 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (3-0) Solids, liquids, and gases, thermochemistry, thermodynamics, solutions, equilibria, and electrochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 2335, MATH 2326, both with a grade of C or better and PHYS 1443 and 1444. MATH 3318 concurrent enrollment recommended.

CHEM 3322 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (3-0) Kinetics, quantum theory, molecular structure, and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisite: CHEM 2335, MATH 2326, both with a grade of C or better and PHYS 1443 and 1444. MATH 3318 concurrent enrollment recommended.

CHEM 3331 CHEMISTRY/BIOCHEMISTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING (3-0) Service learning is a credit-bearing learning experience; therefore, credit is awarded for academic learning and not for service hours. Students engage in classroom activities, assignments, and discussions and in addition, integrate course content and learning outcomes with genuine community needs or issues. Collaborations with the community result in relationship-building and partnerships through intentional, structured service experiences. Students are required to analyze and evaluate these experiences by engaging in reflective activities, such as discussion and journaling. This process of structured service and learning in the community promote a sense of civic responsibility and commitment to others. Students commit to serve weekly time resulting in at least fifteen hours during one semester. This time is agreed upon by student, faculty, and community agency. Prerequisites: Permission of the Instructor.

CHEM 4101 SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY (1-0) Oral and written communication of chemical information. Seminars will be presented by students on topics from the current chemical literature. A term paper is required. The use of the library for researching the chemical literature will be emphasized. May be repeated for a total of two semester hours of credit. Prerequisite: senior standing in chemistry.

CHEM 4180 QUANTUM CHEMISTRY LABORATORY (0-4) Molecular modeling. Application of various computational techniques to chemical problems, including determination of molecular geometry, conformational analysis, and molecular energetics. Corequisite: CHEM 4303.

CHEM 4191 READINGS IN CHEMISTRY (0-0) May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit. Topics arranged on an individual basis. Performance may be assessed by oral exam, written test, or review paper. Prerequisite: permission of department chair. Graded pass/fail only.

CHEM 4203 QUANTUM CHEMISTRY (2-0) A course emphasizing molecular quantum mechanics. Topics include the basic postulates of quantum mechanics, many electron wave functions, the variation method, and molecular orbital theory at various levels of approximation (Hueckel, Extended Hueckel, semi-empirical, ab initio, etc.). Related methods, such as force-field approaches and molecular dynamics, will be discussed. Prerequisite: CHEM 3322, with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 4242 LABORATORY TECHNIQUES IN BIOCHEMISTRY (1-3) Designed to introduce the student to biochemical laboratory methods; a practical approach to the properties of carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, and nucleotides. Prerequisite CHEM 4311, with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 4291 READINGS IN CHEMISTRY (0-0) May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit. Topics arranged on an individual basis. Performance may be assessed by oral exam, written test, or review paper. Prerequisite: permission of department chair. Graded pass/fail only.

CHEM 4311 BIOCHEMISTRY I (3-0) The chemistry of the sugars, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids, followed by an introduction to enzyme chemistry. The major metabolic pathways of the cell, glycolysis, TCA cycle, and pentose phosphate pathway. Auditing of this class is NOT permitted. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322, with a grade of "C" or better.

CHEM 4312 BIOCHEMISTRY II (3-0) A continuation of CHEM 4311. The breakdown and biosynthesis of fats and the synthesis of carbohydrates, including photosynthesis. Metabolic utilization of proteins and amino acids together with an introduction to protein synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 4311, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.

CHEM 4313 METABOLISM AND REGULATION (3-0) Selected topics in advanced metabolism including biosynthesis of phospholipids, steroids, porphyrins and related molecules, and prostaglandins. Membranes and transport phenomena, regulation of glycogen and glucose metabolism in muscle and lipid metabolism in adipose tissue. Prerequisite: CHEM 4312 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 4314 ENZYMOLOGY (3-0) A comprehensive study of enzymes including structures, reaction mechanisms, regulation, and kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 4311 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 4316 BIOCHEMICAL GENETICS (3-0) Aspects of the biochemistry of gene expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms and its regulation, together with genetic manipulations and the methodology of recombinant DNA technology. Prerequisite: CHEM 4312 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 4318 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3-0) An overview of the chemistry of the transition metals. Topics include symmetry and applications, bonding models, magnetism, synthesis of metal complexes, modern characterization techniques including IR, NMR, and electronic spectroscopy, organometallic compounds, reaction mechanisms, catalysis, and bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322 with a grade of C or better.

CHEM 4346 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS (1-6) Methods and techniques for the synthesis and characterization of organic, inorganic, and organometallic compounds. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CHEM 2182, 2322, and 3317 or 4318.

CHEM 4380 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (0-0) Research under the direction of a member of the department. No more than six hours of CHEM 4380 and 4381 may be taken for a letter grade. Prerequisite: written permission of the instructor and a minimum grade point average of 2.5.

CHEM 4381 HONORS RESEARCH (0-0) Research in chemistry under the direction of a member of the department, resulting in a written honors thesis. No more than 6 hours of CHEM 4380 and 4381 may be taken for a letter grade. Prerequisite: CHEM 2322, CHEM 2182, and admission to the University Honors College.

CHEM 4385 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES IN CHEMISTRY (0-0) Students participate in undergraduate laboratory instruction or recitation sessions under the supervision of a faculty member. No more than 6 hours of CHEM 4385 may be taken for a letter grade. Enrollment by departmental permission only

CHEM 4387 UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY CHEMISTRY COOPERATIVE (0-9) By special arrangement only. Cooperative study assignment doing chemical research in a local industrial chemical laboratory. Enrollment by departmental permission only. Graded pass/fail only.

CHEM 4391 READINGS IN CHEMISTRY (0-0) May be repeated for a maximum of six hours credit. Topics arranged on an individual basis. Performance may be assessed by oral exam, written test, or review paper. Prerequisite: permission of department chair. Graded pass/fail only.

CHEM 4392 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY (3-0) Topics arranged on an individual basis. May be repeated for credit as the topic varies. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

CHEM 4461 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS (2-8) The principles involved in the operation of modern analytical instruments and the laboratory use of such instruments. Prerequisite: Grades of C or better in CHEM 2285 and CHEM 2335.

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