CHM-102 Basic Laboratory Techniques in Chemistry

    Introduces basic laboratory techniques that are important to success in any chemistry or biology laboratory research position. Techniques covered include use of balances, chemical calculations, preparation of solutions and buffers, sterile technique, media preparation, liquid handling, basic laboratory safety, handling and preparation of glassware and equipment and record keeping. Theoretical discussions will be backed by intensive practical experience. Required beginning course in the biotechnology emphasis. Prerequisites: CHM-110 and CHM-111 with minimum grades of C. Minimum grade of C required to continue in the biotechnology program. [ 2 credits ]

    CHM-103 The Chemical World Around Us

    Explores basic chemical concepts and principles and how they apply to daily life. Discusses chemistry topics of interest to students, including: the environment, radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, polymers and plastics, geochemistry, biochemistry (e.g. DNA, proteins, enzymes), drugs and medicines, food and nutrition, household and personal hygiene products, and other chemical topics/issues related to life in the modern world. Three lectures and one laboratory period each week. Satisfies the general education requirement in natural sciences. Not open to students who have taken CHM-113. [4 credits]

    CHM-103L Lab: Chemical World Around Us

    CHM-104 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry

    Emphasizes the fundamental concepts and principles that form the basis of general/ inorganic chemistry and those that are particularly pertinent to the health sciences. The following topics are covered: methods of chemistry, understanding the Periodic Table, chemical bonding and properties, chemical reactions and calculations, acids and bases, solutions, behavior of gases, and quantitative and descriptive aspects of chemistry. Use of practical applications will aid students in understanding scientific problems. Laboratory engages students in a variety of chemical experiments that enhance the understanding of lecture topics. Lab and lecture integrated. Fulfills general education requirement in natural sciences for radiological sciences. [3 credits]

    CHM-104L Lab: Fundamentals of Chemistry

    CHM-106 Introduction to Organic Chemistry

    Presents the basic principles of organic chemistry which include identification and reactions of the fundamental groups, system of nomenclature and stereochemistry. Students also will investigate the properties and reactions of complex organic compounds such as carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. The laboratory engages students in techniques and methods that are used by chemists to identify, synthesize and purify organic compounds. Lab and lecture integrated. Prerequisite: CHM-104. [3 credits]

    CHM-108 Survey of General, Organic and Biochemistry Principles

    Emphasizes the fundamental principles that form the basis of general inorganic, organic and biochemistry that are pertinent to the health sciences. The following topics are covered: understanding the properties and reactivity of elements and compounds, chemical bonding and structure, chemical equations and calculations, acids/bases and solutions, behavior of gases, identification and reactions of fundamental groups, system of nomenclature and stereochemistry. Course also investigates the properties and reactions of important compounds such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and some pharmaceuticals. Use of practical applications will aid students in understanding chemical problems. Laboratory activities engage students in a variety of chemical experiments that enhance the understanding of lecture topics. Fulfills general education requirement in natural sciences for students in the nursing program. [4 credits]

    CHM-108L Lab: General Organic Biochemistry

    CHM-110 General Chemistry I

    Focuses on fundamental chemical concepts and principles with emphasis on inorganic compounds. Guided inquiry methods are used to explore descriptive and quantitative aspects of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, basic thermodynamics, electrochemistry, equilibrium, acids and bases, and kinetics. Laboratory is coordinated with lecture and emphasizes basic techniques such as titration, spectroscopy, and quantitative and qualitative analysis, along with inorganic synthesis and calculator-based experiments. Three lectures, one discussion period and one laboratory each week. High school algebra strongly recommended. Satisfies the general education requirement in natural science. [4 credits]

    CHM-110L Lab: General Chemistry I

    CHM-111 General Chemistry II

    Focuses on fundamental chemical concepts and principles with emphasis on inorganic compounds. Guided inquiry methods are used to explore descriptive and quantitative aspects of chemistry, including atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, states of matter, solutions, basic thermodynamics, electrochemistry, equilibrium, acids and bases, and kinetics. Laboratory is coordinated with lecture and emphasizes basic techniques such as titration, spectroscopy, and quantitative and qualitative analysis, along with inorganic synthesis and calculator-based experiments. Three lectures, one discussion period and one laboratory each week. High school algebra strongly recommended. Prerequisites: CHM-110 with a minimum grade of C or permission of chair. Permission of the instructor is required to enroll in CHM-111 if the prerequisite CHM-110 was not fulfilled at Notre Dame. [ 4 credits ]

    CHM-111L Lab: General Chemistry II

    CHM-113 Chemical Connections

    Introduces the field of chemistry and the relationship of chemistry to the material world. The emphases in the course are on developing a chemistry knowledge base, analyzing and evaluating the chemical concepts, principles and processes that are associated with the air, water and terrestrial environment, radioactivity and nuclear chemistry, drugs and medicines, biochemistry, food and nutrition, household products and new materials, and other areas that are of interest to students and the instructor. Laboratory activities are correlated with lecture topics and enable students to perform experiments that demonstrate scientific methods and principles. Satisfies the general education requirement in natural science for College of Adult Undergraduate Studies students. Not open to students who have taken CHM-103. [3 credits]

    CHM-120 Chemical Principles I

    Fundamental concepts of general, organic, and bio-chemistry designed for students needing only one year of chemistry. Topics include: atomic and molecular structure, behavior of acids and bases, gases and solutions; physical and chemical properties of organic chemicals and biochemicals.

    CHM-120L Lab: Chemical Principles I

    CHM-121 Chemical Principles II

    Fundamental concepts of general, organic, and bio-chemistry designed for students needing only one year of chemistry. Topics include: atomic and molecular structure, behavior of acids and bases, gases and solutions; physical and chemical properties of organic chemicals and biochemicals.

    CHM-121L Lab: Chemical Principles II

    CHM-199 DA Natural Science-Chemistry

    Degree Audit

    CHM-200 Advanced Laboratory Techniques In Chemistry

    Prepares the student in learning the important instrument-based chemical analysis techniques that are relevant to research in biotechnology. Techniques covered will include: High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ion Chromatography (IC), Capillary Electrophoresis (CE), Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), and advanced optical spectroscopy (e.g., ultraviolet-visible absorption spectroscopy). The techniques will be applied to problems that demonstrate important analytical procedures and methods. Students will perform data manipulation, interpretation and presentation using computer technology. The course is required for the biotechnology emphasis (minimum grade of C) and registration priority will be given to students in that program; it may serve as a general elective for others. Pre-requisites: CHM-110, 111, 210, 211, 303, BIO-111 and CHM-102; a minimum grade of C must be obtained in the prerequisite courses. [3 credits ]

    CHM-210 Organic Chemistry I

    Focuses on functional group classification, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, and spectroscopic analysis with a strong emphasis on reaction mechanisms of organic compounds. Laboratory is coordinated with lecture material and stresses basic techniques such as distillation, recrystallization, extraction, and chromatography, along with organic synthesis using both macroscale and microscale applications. Laboratory also includes an introduction to organic structure determination using a variety of spectral methods, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Three lectures, one discussion and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: CHM-110, 111. [4 credits]

    CHM-210L Lab: Organic Chemistry I

    CHM-211 Organic Chemistry II

    Focuses on functional group classification, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, and spectroscopic analysis with a strong emphasis on reaction mechanisms of organic compounds. Laboratory is coordinated with lecture material and stresses basic techniques such as distillation, recrystallization, extraction, and chromatography, along with organic synthesis using both macroscale and microscale applications. Laboratory also includes an introduction to organic structure determination using a variety of spectral methods, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry. Three lectures, one discussion and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisites for: CHM-210 with a minimum grade of C or permission of chair. Permission of the instructor is required to enroll in CHM-211 if the prerequisite CHM-210 was not fulfilled at Notre Dame. [4 credits]

    CHM-211L Lab: Organic Chemistry II

    CHM-301 Physical Chemistry I

    Provides a detailed view and in-depth analysis of the following topics: physicochemical properties of matter in the gaseous, liquid, and solid states; kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions; behavior of solutions; phase equilibria; electrochemistry; introductory-level quantum mechanics; computational chemistry; atomic and molecular structure; and spectroscopy. The relationship between microscopic structure and macroscopic behavior of matter is explored in laboratory activities and characterized in mathematical terms. Three lectures, one four-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisites: CHM-211, MAT-211 and 212 with minimum grade of C. Permission of instructor if prerequisites are not satisfied. [4 credits]

    CHM-301L Lab: Physical Chemistry I

    CHM-302 Physical Chemistry II

    Provides a detailed view and in-depth analysis of the following topics: physicochemical properties of matter in the gaseous, liquid, and solid states; kinetics and thermodynamics of chemical reactions; behavior of solutions; phase equilibria; electrochemistry; introductory-level quantum mechanics; computational chemistry; atomic and molecular structure; and spectroscopy. The relationship between microscopic structure and macroscopic behavior of matter is explored in laboratory activities and characterized in mathematical terms. Three lectures, one four-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisites: CHM-301 with minimum grade of C. Permission of instructor if prerequisites are not satisfied. [4 credits]

    CHM-302L Lab: Physical Chemistry II

    CHM-302L Lab: Physical Chemistry II

    CHM-303 Analytical Chemistry

    Examines principles and practices of quantitative analysis as applied to gravimetric, volumetric, electrochemical and instrumental methods. Emphasizes acid-base, precipitation, redox and complexation chemistry. Statistical methods are used to evaluate the precision and accuracy of data and results. Covers laboratory determinations of representative chemical compounds and use of proper techniques and laboratory practices. Three lectures, one four-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisite: CHM-110, 111 or equivalent with a minimum of C or permission of instructor. [4 credits]

    CHM-303L Lab: Analytical Chemistry

    CHM-305 Instrumental Analysis

    Examines principles and practices of analytical chemistry using instrumentation. Includes spectroscopic, chromatographic and electrometric techniques. Topics covered include visible, ultraviolet, infrared and atomic spectroscopies; gas and liquid chromatographies; potentiometric, voltammetric and polarographic methods; nuclear magnetic and mass spectrometries; and computer simulations. Analysis of data and presentation of results in journal article format are important features of the course. (Analysis graphics and spreadsheet software are used for this activity.) Three lectures and one four-hour laboratory each week. Prerequisites: CHM-210 and CHM-303 with a minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. [4 credits]

    CHM-305L Lab: Instrmntl Analysis

    CHM-310 Medicinal Chemistry

    CHM-311 Physical Chemistry

    CHM-315 Physical Chemistry Lab

    CHM-325 Survey of Biochemistry

    Provides an overview of biochemistry. Includes the study of proteins, enzymatic mechanisms and kinetics, energy production, and basic metabolic pathways. Three lectures and one laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: CHM-211 with minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. [ 4 credits ]

    CHM-325L Lab:

    CHM-350 Chemical Literature

    Designed to familiarize the student with technical writings, peer-review of publications, the major reference works and journals of chemistry, and to develop skills in effective use of the literature. The course covers effective use of chemistry reference works, databases, abstracts and journals; strategies for online searches; construction and use of bibliographies; proficient use of computer technology and software; analysis and evaluation of chemistry literature. Students use online searching of Chemical Abstracts and other electronic databases via computer and engage in information retrieval using a variety of sources and the Internet. One meeting per week; significant number of out-of-class task-oriented assignments. Co-requisite: 300- or 400-level CHM course or permission of instructor. [1 credit]

    CHM-401 Advanced Topics in Chemistry

    Explores a variety of topics within the chemical sciences and related interdisciplinary subjects. New/rapidly emerging areas of chemistry are studied and other important topics that emerge in other chemistry courses are explored in more detail and integrated into new areas. Topics may include heterocyclic chemistry, green chemistry, atomic probe microscopy and nanoscience, materials chemistry and nanotechnology, interface analysis and surface science, chemistry and art, molecular modeling, and bioanalytical chemistry. Group activities promote interpretation and synthesis of complex chemical opics. Three meetings and one discussion session per week; laboratory activities are included. Prerequisite: A 300-level CHM lab course with minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. [4 credits]

    CHM-401L Lab: Adv Topics in Chemistry

    CHM-407 Chemical Research I

    Conducts original laboratory research investigating a topic in the chemical sciences. Includes preliminary literature study, design and execution of experimental work along with presentation of results in written and oral formats. Includes a significant amount of laboratory work each week (six to eight hours), written progress reports and weekly conferences. Junior/senior standing in the major. Admission by permission of faculty member and department chair. Course may not be used for the liberal arts major or for a chemistry minor. [2-4 credits]

    CHM-407L Lab: Chemical Research I

    CHM-408 Chemical Research II

    Conducts original laboratory research investigating a topic in the chemical sciences. Includes preliminary literature study, design and execution of experimental work along with presentation of results in written and oral formats. Includes a significant amount of laboratory work each week (six to eight hours), written progress reports and weekly conferences. Junior/senior standing in the major. Admission by permission of faculty member and department chair. Course may not be used for the liberal arts major or for a chemistry minor. [2-4 credits]

    CHM-408L Lab: Chemical Research II

    CHM-410 Instrumental Methods

    CHM-410L Lab: Instrumental Methods

    CHM-411 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

    Focuses on in-depth study of the physical and chemical properties of inorganic compounds, with emphasis on structure and bonding and reference to molecular modeling. Explores properties and reactions of the elements, ionic and covalent bonding, acid-base theories, solid-state chemistry, descriptive chemistry of transition metals, and the chemistry of coordination compounds and bioinorganic compounds. Develops professional communication skills through a research paper, peer review and presentations. Laboratory includes synthesis and analysis of coordination compounds, using microscale, macroscale and instrumental techniques. Three lectures, one discussion and one laboratory period each week. Prerequisite: CHM-301 or permission of instructor. [4 credits ]

    CHM-411L Lab: Adv Inorganic Chemistry

    CHM-425 Biochemistry I

    Focuses on biomolecules, enzyme kinetics, the biochemistry of energy production, nucleic acids, and a description of basic metabolic pathways and their integration in functioning organisms. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory each week. Prerequisites: BIO-111, CHM-211 with minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. [4 credits]

    CHM-425L Lab: Biochemistry I

    CHM-426 Biochemistry II

    Focuses on biomolecules, enzyme kinetics, the biochemistry of energy production, nucleic acids, and a description of basic metabolic pathways and their integration in functioning organisms. Three hours lecture and three hours laboratory each week. Prerequisites: CHM-425 with minimum grade of C or permission of instructor. [4 credits]

    CHM-426L Lab: Biochemistry II

    CHM-450 Chemistry Seminar

    Includes presentations about internship experiences, laboratory research and literature findings of current topics in chemistry. In this capstone course, students learn to construct and deliver effective technical presentations. Students attend chemistry seminars or professional meetings given at area institutions as part of this course. Evaluations and summaries of talks are required. Students give a formal presentation to faculty, guests and students during the department's Spring Seminar Series. One meeting per week. Prerequisite: chemistry major; CHM-350. [1 credit]

    CHM-461 Biotechnology Practicum

    Provides opportunities to advance laboratory skills. During the summer semester, students will be placed in a community laboratory setting with the assistance of the program coordinator and will participate in biotechnology related research and/or training. A satisfactory grade and positive evaluation from the research mentor is required for the practicum to be used to fulfill concentration requirements. Prerequisites: biotechnology emphasis student; CHM-110, 111, 210, 211, CHM-102 and CHM-200; a minimum grade if C must be obtained in the prerequisite courses. [ 1 to 3 credits ]

    CHM-463 Independent Study in Chemistry

    Emphasis is on individual study of a specified chemistry topic under the direction of a faculty member. Choice of topic is made in consultation with the student's major advisor and is selected to meet a specific programmatic need. Topics may include medicinal or pharmaceutical chemistry, forensic chemistry or industrial chemistry. Includes significant literature review and study. Laboratory work may be required. Presentation of findings in written and oral formats. Includes significant work each week, written progress reports and weekly conferences. Permission of department chair required. May not be used to satisfy the liberal arts major. [Variable credits (1-4) with typically 3-4]

    CHM-560 Chemistry for Teachers Grades K-8

    This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts and principles of chemistry. Chemitry content includes chemical bonding, properties, and reactions; atomic and molecular structure; states of matter and solutions; basic thermodynamics and kinetics; acids and bases; and descriptive and quantitative aspects of chemistry appropriate for educators in grades K-8. Mathematical content incorporated includes: study of patterns, functional relationships/graphing, expressions, equations, inequalities, and variables. [ 3 credits ]

    CHM-560L Lab: Chemistry Methods for the Middle School Educator

    Models of teaching and appropriate techniques for instruction of middle school students in chemistry with emphasis on scientific inquiry. Application of teaching-learning theory to chemistry in planning, motivation, instruction, questioning, discussion and assessment. Co-requisite CHM-560.