Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

CHEM - Chemistry

CHEM 0001 First Year Academic Seminar

Required of all first-year students to be taken in their first semester on campus, this seminar provides an overview of academic requirements for graduation and helps establish meaningful career goals and objectives. Discussion of policies, standards, procedures, expectations, and resources that will contribute to student success not only during the first semester but throughout the student's academic career at Georgia College & State University. This course does not count toward the total hours required for graduation.

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CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I

Co-requisite: CHEM 1151L. First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic and biochemistry designed for allied health professions majors. Topics to be covered include elements and compounds, chemical equations, nomenclature, and molecular geometry. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I & Lab

Prerequisite: High school chemistry course with lab, introductory college chemistry course with lab, or college algebra. First course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic and biochemistry designed for allied health professions majors. Topics to be covered include elements and compounds, chemical equations, nomenclature, and molecular geometry. This 4 credit hour course includes a laboratory component which you must successfully complete in order to make a passing grade in the course. Additional laboratory fee may be required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 1151. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1152 Survey of Chemistry II

Co-requisite: CHEM 1152L. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic and biochemistry designed for allied health professions majors. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1152K Survey of Chemistry II & Lab

Prerequisite: CHEM 1151 or CHEM 1151K. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic and biochemistry designed for allied health professions majors. This 4 credit hour course includes an off-site laboratory component which you must successfully complete in order to make a passing grade in the course. Additional laboratory fee may be required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1152L Survey of Chemistry Lab II

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 1152. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I

Co-requisite: CHEM 1211L. First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, Periodic relations, and nomenclature. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1211K Prin of Chemistry I & Lab

Prerequisite: High school chemistry course with laboratory or introductory college course with laboratory. College algebra. First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material are incorporated in the course. Additional laboratory fee may be required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry Lab I

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 1211. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L, or CHEM 1211K, or CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1311L. Co-requisite: CHEM 1212L. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1212K Prin of Chemistry II & Lab

Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L, or CHEM 1211K, or CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1311L. High school chemistry course with laboratory or introductory college chemistry course with laboratory. College algebra. Continuation of a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry designed for science majors. Topics to be covered include intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture and are incorporated in the course. Additional laboratory fee may be required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry Lab II

Prerequisite: CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L, or CHEM 1211K, or CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1311L. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 1212. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1311 Principles Chem for Majors I

Co-requisite: CHEM 1311L. First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry, designed specifically for chemistry majors. Topics to be covered include, but may not be limited to: atomic structure, stoichiometry, concentrations, nomenclature, periodic relations, molecular structure, chemical bonding, chemical properties and reactions. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1311L Prin Chem for Majors I Lab

Co-requisite: CHEM 1311. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 1311. Emphasis on techniques and instrumentation essential for conducting chemistry research. Course will also cover an introduction to scientific writing and documentation. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule lfor amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1312 Principles Chem for Majors II

Prerequisite: CHEM 1311. Co-requisite: CHEM 1312L. Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry, designed specifically for chemistry majors. Topics to be covered include, but may not be limited to: properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid and base reactions, solubility, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 1312L Prin Chem for Majors II Lab

Prerequisite: CHEM 1311L. Co-requisite: CHEM 1312. Emphasis on techniques and instrumentation essential for conducting chemistry research. Course will also coontinue the focus of scientific writing and documentation seen in the prerequisie chemistry lab course. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 2800 Quantitative Analysis

Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and 1212L, or CHEM 1212K, or CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1312L. An introduction to analytical chemistry. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 2800L Quantitative Analysis Lab

Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 2800. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 2800. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 2920 Chemistry Seminar

This course is required of all chemistry majors and is to be taken in the fall semester of their second year. An overview of support services and leadership opportunities will be presented in order to facilitate development of an academic portfolio and an experiential transcript. These resources are expected to contribute to the student's successful completion of a B.S. in chemistry at Georgia College & State University.

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CHEM 2950 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of department. Consideration of topics in which courses are not otherwise offered, but for which there is a current need at the freshman/sophomore level.

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CHEM 2999 Intro to Chemical Research

Prerequisite: Department approval. Course designed to introduce the student to research methods in chemistry. This course is repeatable for credit.

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CHEM 3010 Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 1212 and 1212L, or CHEM 1212K, or CHEM 1312 and CHEM 1312L. An intermediate level course in inorganic chemistry including interpretative discussion of Periodic relationships, structural chemistry, modern theories of bonding, and transition metal chemistry.

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CHEM 3010L Inorganic Chemistry Lab

Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3010. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3010. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered every fall semester.

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CHEM 3200 Instrumental Analysis

Prerequisite: CHEM 2800 and 2800L. A study of the principles, applications, and limitations of instrumental analysis methods.

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CHEM 3200L Instrumental Analysis Lab

Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3200. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3200. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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CHEM 3361 Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisites: CHEM 1211 and CHEM 1211L, or CHEM 1211K, or CHEM 1311 and CHEM 1311L. An introduction to the theory and practice of organic chemistry. Study of the structures, syntheses, and reactions or organic compounds. First of a two-semester sequence. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 3361L Organic Chemistry Lab I

Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 3361. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3361. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 3362 Organic Chemistry II

Prerequisites: CHEM 3361 and 3361L. A continuation of CHEM 3361. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 3362L Organic Chemistry Lab II

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 3362. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3362. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 3400 Environmental Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 2800 and CHEM 2800L. An introduction to the chemical processes that occur in atmospheric, aquatic, and terrestrial environments. The source, transport, and reactivity of environmental pollutants are examined. Remediation methods are discussed.

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CHEM 3400L Environmental Chemistry Lab

The basic techniques for chemical and instrumental analysis of environmental samples are explored. These include sampling, sample preparation, analyte determination, and data presentation. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount..

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CHEM 3510 Biochemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 3361 and 3361L. An introduction to the basic concepts of biochemistry from the structural and mechanistic perspective of organic chemistry. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 3510L Biochemistry Laboratory

Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3510. Requires department approval. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. This is a HOPE and Zell Miller STEM course.

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CHEM 3600L Structural Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 3362 and 3362L. A laboratory course focusing on problems of structure determination. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the spring.

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CHEM 3711 Biochemistry I

Prerequisites: CHEM 3362 and CHEM 3362L. Study of the chemistry of biological systems with emphasis on fundamental macromolecules with regard to structure and function. Exploration of major metabolic pathways and their energy relationships. First of a two semester sequence. 3

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CHEM 3711L Biochemistry I Lab

Prerequisites: CHEM 3362 and CHEM 3362L, and CHEM 3711, which may be taken concurrently. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3711. Emphasis on techniques and instrumentation essential for conducting biochemical experimentation. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the fall.

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CHEM 3712 Biochemistry II

Prerequisites: CHEM 3711 and CHEM 3711L. Study of the chemistry of biological systems with emphasis on biosynthesis of the major classes of biomolecules, and their corresponding macromolecules. An in-depth exploration of structure and dynamics of nucleic acids in relation to their function. Second of a two-semester sequence. Corequisite: CHEM 3712L. Offered only in the spring of even years. (Capstone)

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CHEM 3712L Biochemistry II Lab

Prerequisites: CHEM 3711 and CHEM 3711L. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 3712. Emphasis on techniques and instrumentation essential for conducting biochemical experimentation. Corequisite: CHEM 3712. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the spring of even years.

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CHEM 3920 Chemistry Seminar I

Prerequisites: At least 8 semester hours of chemistry. Presentation and discussion of issues in modern chemistry. Required of junior chemistry majors.

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CHEM 4211 Physical Chemistry I

Prerequisites: At least 12 semester hours of chemistry; PHYS 2212 and 2212L; MATH 1262. First of a two-semester sequence designed to present the fundamentals of physical chemistry. Offered only in the fall.

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CHEM 4211L Physical Chemistry Lab I

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 4211. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 4211. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the fall.

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CHEM 4212 Physical Chemistry II

Prerequisite: CHEM 4211 and 4211L. A continuation of CHEM 4211. Offered only in the spring. Physics capstone.

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CHEM 4212L Physical Chemistry Lab II

Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 4212. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 4212. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the spring. Physics capstone.

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CHEM 4300 Advanced Biochemistry

Prerequisite: CHEM 3711 and CHEM 3711L. An in-depth study of selected topics in biochemistry with emphasis on the medical correlation. Offered only in the fall of even years. (Chemistry capstone)

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CHEM 4400 Advanced Analytical Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 3200 and 3200L. An in-depth study of selected topics in analytical chemistry with emphasis on modern instrumental methods. Offered only in the fall of even years. (Chemistry capstone)

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CHEM 4500 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 3010 and 3010L. Theoretical and synthetic inorganic chemistry with emphasis on bonding, structure and modern characterization techniques. Offered only in the spring of even years. (Chemistry capstone)

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CHEM 4600 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 3362 and 3362L. An in-depth study of selected topics in organic chemistry with emphasis on reaction mechanisms. Offered only in the fall of odd years. (Chemistry capstone)

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CHEM 4700 Computational Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 4212 and 4212L. Application of quantum molecular modeling in chemistry. Offered only in the spring of even years. (Chemistry capstone)

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CHEM 4800 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Prerequisites: CHEM 4212 and 4212L. Rigorous development of physical models of chemical behavior. Topics include group theory, Hartree-Fock, and semi-empirical methods. Offered only in the spring of odd years. (Chemistry capstone)

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CHEM 4920 Chemistry Seminar II

Prerequisite: CHEM 3920. Presentation and discussion of issues in modern chemistry. Required of all senior chemistry majors. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount. Offered only in the spring.

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CHEM 4940 Independent Study

Prerequisites: At least 15 semester hours of chemistry; approval of department chairperson. An individual learning experience under the direction of departmental faculty.

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CHEM 4950 Special Topics

Prerequisites: At least 15 hours of chemistry; approval of department chairperson. Selected advanced topics in chemistry not addressed in other departmental courses.

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CHEM 4960 Internship

Prerequisites: At least 15 semester hours of chemistry; approval of department chairperson. An individual learning experience.

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CHEM 4980 Special Topics: Study Abroad

Prerequisite: Approval of department chairperson. Selected advanced topics in chemistry taught in a study abroad program.

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CHEM 4999 Independent Study: Research

Prerequisites: At least 15 hours of Chemistry; approval of department Chairperson. Course designed to offer the student a meaningful experience in scientific research.

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