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New Mexico State University
Undergraduate Catalog
2012-2013

CHEM-CHEMISTRY

CHEM 100. Basic Chemistry - 3 cr.
For students whose preparatory science or math training has been deficient. Does not meet the chemistry requirement in any curriculum. Prerequisite: Enhanced ACT composite score of at least 18 or a grade of C or better in CCDM 114N.
CHEM 101. General Supplemental Instruction I - 1 cr.
Collaborative workshop for students in General Chemistry I. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. Corequisite: CHEM 111G. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.
CHEM 102. General Supplemental Instruction II - 1 cr.
Collaborative workshop for students in General Chemistry II. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. Corequisite: CHEM 112G. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.
CHEM 103. Principles of Supplemental Instruction III - 1 cr.
Collaborative workshop for students in CHEM 110G, Principles and Applications of Chemistry. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. Co-requisite: CHEM 110. May be repeated for maximum of 2 credits.
CHEM 110G. Principles and Applications of Chemistry - 4 cr. (3+3P)
A survey of the properties and uses of the elements and their compounds. In addition to classical chemistry, attention is paid to the materials from which consumer products are made, to the production of energy, and to environmental considerations. Prerequisite: 3 years of high school math or CCDM 114N.
CHEM 111G. General Chemistry I - 4 cr. (3+3P)
Descriptive and theoretical chemistry. Prerequisite: (1) grade of C or better in MATH 120 or a Mathematics Placement Exam Score adequate to enroll in mathematics courses beyond MATH 120; and (2) one of the following: B or better in a second semester high school chemistry course, or grade of at least C in CHEM 100, or an enhanced ACT score of at least 22. CHEM 111G/112 are General Education alternative to CHEM 110G.
CHEM 112G. General Chemistry II - 4 cr. (3+3P)
Descriptive and theoretical chemistry. CHEM 111G/112 are General Education alternative to CHEM 110G.
CHEM 114. General Chemistry for Engineers - 4 cr. (3+3P)
An accelerated one-semester course covering the basic principles of chemistry. May not be taken for credit by students who have taken CHEM 111G.
CHEM 115. Principles of Chemistry I - 4 cr. (3+3P)
Detailed introduction to analytical, inorganic and physical aspects of chemistry; both descriptive and theoretical explanations. Structured for chemistry and biochemistry majors but appropriate for other physical and life science students. CHEM 115/116 are General Education alternatives to CHEM 110G. Prerequisite: Eligible to take MATH 190 and an ACT composite score of 22 or higher.
CHEM 116. Principles of Chemistry II - 4 cr. (3+3P)
Recommended for chemistry majors and other qualified students. CHEM 115/116 are General Education alternatives to CHEM 110G. Prerequisites: grade of C or better in CHEM 115.
CHEM 152. Chemistry and Mathematics of the Molecular World - 3 cr.
Introduction to chemical and mathematical concepts relevant to understanding the molecular world. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, intermolecular forces, physical states of matter, phase transitions, equations of motions, vectors, polynomial equations, and computer-based molecular modeling techniques. Main campus only, web-based delivery. Prerequisites: MATH 121G or consent of instructor.
CHEM 210. Chemistry for the Allied Health Sciences - 3 cr.
Discussion and application of the established facts and concepts of general organic chemistry and biochemistry to acquire a molecular understanding of a variety of health related issues, from atmospheric ozone holes to human nutrition. Prerequisite: CHEM 110G or CHEM 111G.
CHEM 211. Organic Chemistry - 4 cr. (3+3P)
A one-semester survey for students requiring a brief coverage of important classes of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 112G or CHEM 114.
CHEM 217. General Chemistry III - 3 cr. (2+3P)
Quantitative aspects of general chemistry: solid state structure, equilibrium, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Required of chemical science majors who have taken CHEM 111G/112. Prerequisite: CHEM 112G.
CHEM 241. Introduction to Research - 1-3 cr. (3+9P)
Techniques and procedures of chemical research. Prerequisites: 8 credits of chemistry and a 3.0 GPA in chemistry. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.
CHEM 242. Explorations in Chemistry - 1 cr.
Historical and current developments, careers in chemistry, computer applications and use of the library by chemists. To be completed before the end of the sophomore year. Graded S/U.
CHEM 303. Organic Supplemental Instruction I - 1 cr.
Collaborative workshop for students in Organic Chemistry I. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. Corequisite: CHEM 313. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.
CHEM 304. Organic Supplemental Instruction II - 1 cr.
Collaborative workshop for students in Organic Chemistry II. Course does not count toward departmental degree requirements. Corequisite: CHEM 314. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.
CHEM 310V. Chemistry and Society - 3 cr.
The impact of chemistry on modern society. Does not satisfy chemistry elective requirements for B.S. chemistry majors. Prerequisite: CHEM 110G or consent of instructor.
CHEM 313. Organic Chemistry I - 3 cr.
Nomenclature, uses, basic reactions, and preparation methods of the most important classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 112G or CHEM 116.
CHEM 314. Organic Chemistry II - 3 cr.
Nomenclature, uses, basic reactions, and preparation methods of the most important classes of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 313.
CHEM 315. Organic Chemistry Laboratory - 2 cr. (6P)
Techniques, preparative and analytical methods in organic chemistry. Prerequisite: C or better in CHEM 313 or consent of instructor. Corequisite: CHEM 314.
CHEM 351. Special Topics - 1-3 cr.
Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
CHEM 356. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry - 3 cr.
Occurrence and properties of the elements and the chemistry of their compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 112G and CHEM 116; and CHEM 211 or CHEM 313.
CHEM 357. Synthetic Inorganic Laboratory - 2 cr. (6P)
Explores synthesis and analysis of main group and transition metal inorganic compounds. Inorganic laboratory and spectroscopic techniques will be used. Prerequisites: CHEM 356.
CHEM 360. General Geochemistry - 3 cr.
Same as GEOL 360.
CHEM 371. Analytical Chemistry - 4 cr. (2+6P)
The fundamentals of quantitative chemical analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 112G.
CHEM 372. Forensic Chemistry - 3 cr. (2+1P)
Theories and laboratory techniques in the areas of forensic chemistry and biochemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 371 and BCHE 341 or CHEM 371 and BCHE 395 or consent of instructor.
CHEM 421 H. Instrumental AnalysisPHonors - 4 cr. (3+3P)
Same as CHEM 421. Additional work to be arranged.
CHEM 422. Environmental Chemistry - 3 cr.
Chemistry of organic and metal ion pollutants in the environment and principles important to their remediation including bioremediation. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 112G and either CHEM 211 or CHEM 313. Restricted to: Main campus only. Crosslisted with: E S 422
CHEM 424. Soil Chemistry - 3 cr.
Same as SOIL/GEOL 424.
CHEM 431. Physical Chemistry - 3 cr.
Principles that govern the physical and chemical behavior of matter. May not be counted toward Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 116 or CHEM 217; MATH 192G; PHYS 212G or PHYS 214 and PHYS 216G.
CHEM 431 H. Physical Chemistry Honors - 3 cr.
Same as CHEM 431. Additional work to be arranged.
CHEM 433. Physical Chemistry I - 3 cr.
Laws and theories underlying chemical phenomena.
CHEM 433 H. Physical Chemistry I Honors - 3 cr.
Same as CHEM 433. Additional work to be arranged. Prerequisites: MATH 192G, PHYS 216G, and CHEM 112G.
CHEM 434. Physical Chemistry II - 3 cr.
Laws and theories underlying chemical phenomena. Prerequisite: CH E 302 or CHEM 433.
CHEM 435. Physical Chemistry Laboratory - 2 cr. (6P)
Prerequisite: concurrent registration in CHEM 434.
CHEM 441. Advanced Research - 1-3 cr. (3+9P)
Investigation of chemical problems and the development of special techniques. Prerequisites: consent of instructor, 16 credits of chemistry and 3.0 GPA in chemistry for nonmajors. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits.
CHEM 443. Senior Seminar - 1 cr.
Discussions of current chemical research, impact of chemistry on society and/or ethics as applied to chemists. Each student will present a written and an oral report on an approved topic. Prerequisite: CHEM 431 or CHEM 433.
CHEM 444. Senior Thesis - 2 cr.
A writing project for students wishing to prepare a more extensive report than that required for CHEM 443. The thesis may cover independent research, a topic from current chemical literature, or the impact of chemistry on society. May be taken concurrently with CHEM 443. Prerequisite: CHEM 431 or CHEM 433.
CHEM 451. Special Topics - 1-3 cr.
Specific subjects to be announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
CHEM 452. Integrated Advanced Laboratory - 3 cr.
Applications of the principles of organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry to solve particularly defined but open-ended problems in chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 315, CHEM 356, CHEM 371, CHEM 433.
CHEM 455. Independent Studies - 1-3 cr.
Independent studies directed by consulting faculty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
CHEM 456. Inorganic Structure and Bonding - 3 cr.
Theoretical principles and a systematic study of the periodic table. Prerequisite: CHEM 356 or CHEM 431 or CHEM 433.
CHEM 466. Advanced Organic Chemistry - 3 cr.
Recent developments in synthesis and theoretical principles of organic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 314.
CHEM 466 H. Advanced Organic Chemistry Honors - 3 cr.
Same as CHEM 466. Additional work to be arranged.
CHEM 471. Instrumental Methods of Analysis - 4 cr. (3+3P)
Analytical techniques, including optical and procedures. Prerequisites: CHEM 371 and either PHYS 212G or PHYS 216G.
CHEM 472. Analytical Methods for Toxic Organics and Metal Ions in the Environment - 3 cr. (2+3P)
Laboratory course with lectures on principles of analytical techniques related to environmental monitoring of pollutants and waste management. Prerequisite: CHEM 371 or C E 462 or consent of instructor.