1014 Chemistry in Civilization - A survey course presenting the concepts and principles of chemistry for students outside the health, science and engineering fields. This course covers the basics of chemistry and chemical contributions to society such as polymers, consumer chemicals, drugs, and radioactivity. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 1215 or CHEM 1314.

1215 General Chemistry - The beginning chemistry course recommended for students in the applied biological sciences. This course covers chemical principles and their applications to their properties and transformations of matter, including periodic classification of the elements, laws of chemical combination, atomic and molecular structure, and chemical bonding. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 1014 or CHEM 1314. Course previously offered as CHEM 1015. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or a higher level math course with a “C” or better or an acceptable math placement score (see placement.okstate.edu) or acceptable AP credit.

1225 General Chemistry - A continuation of Chemical Principles I for students in the applied biological sciences. Topics include gas laws, chemical equilibria, acid/base chemistry, oxidation/reduction, elementary chemical thermodynamics, and introduction to organic molecules. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1215 or CHEM 1314 or CHEM 1414 with a grade of “C” or better; and MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or higher with a “C” or better or an acceptable math placement score (see placement.okstate.edu); or acceptable AP credit.

1314 General Chemistry - The beginning chemistry course recommended for students in basic biological sciences (including pre-medical science and pre-veterinary sciences), physical sciences and engineering. This course covers chemical principles and their applications to the properties and transformations of matter, including periodic classification of the elements, laws of chemical combination, gas laws, atomic and molecular structure, and chemical bonding. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or higher with a “C” or better or an acceptable math placement score (see placement.okstate.edu) or acceptable AP credit.

1414 General Chemistry for Engineers - Survey course for engineers needing only one semester of chemistry. Thermodynamics, atomic structure, solid state, materials, equilibria, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 1314. Prerequisite(s): MATH 1483 or MATH 1513 or higher with a "C" or better or an acceptable math placement score (see placement.okstate.edu) or acceptable AP credit.

1515 General Chemistry - A continuation of Chemistry 1 for students in the basic biological sciences (including premedical science and pre-veterinary science), physical sciences, and engineering. Topics include, but not limited to, intermolecular forces, liquids and solids, chemical equilibria, acid/base chemistry, oxidation/reduction, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and elementary chemical thermodynamics. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1314 with a grade of “C” or better or acceptable AP credit.

2113 Principles of Analytical Chemistry - Statistical analysis of analytical data, acid-base equilibria, acid-base titrations, electrochemistry, analytical separations, as well as atomic and molecular optical spectroscopy. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 1515.

2122 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory - Laboratory exercises related to theoretical principles in CHEM 2113. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2113 or concurrent enrollment.

2890 Honors Experience in Chemsitry - A supplemental Honors experience in Chemistry to partner concurrently with designated lower-division CHEM course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to designated course(s). Prerequisite(s): Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in designated course(s).

2980 Current Topics for Chemical Professionals - Current topics for pre-chemical professionals which may include, but are not limited to; Chemistry of Life; Energy; Environmental; Materials; Energy, What's that Stuff?, and Teaching/Learning. The course is intended to provide interested undergraduates with a broader introduction to topics relevant to future trends in chemistry and chemically-related fields. Discussion will be directed by faculty members with expertise in the identified area. Offered for variable credit, 1-6 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Current enrollment in CHEM 1314 or higher chemistry course.

2990 Special Problems in Chemistry - Training in independent work, study of relevant literature and experimental investigation of an assigned problem at the lower-division level. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1314 or concurrent enrollment.

3013 The Chemistry of Organic Compounds - Terminal, one-semester without a laboratory in organic chemistry covering the general principles of nomenclature, structure, bonding, methods of preparation, reactions and use of acyclic, cyclic, and aromatic compounds. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 3015. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of "C" in CHEM 1225 or CHEM 1515.

3015 The Chemistry of Organic Compounds - Terminal, one-semester course with a laboratory in organic chemistry covering the general principles of nomenclature, structure, bonding, methods of preparation, reactions and uses of acyclic, cyclic, and aromatic compounds. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 3013. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 1225 or CHEM 1515.

3053 Organic Chemistry - This course is the first of the in-depth sequence of organic chemistry. Topics include nomenclature, structure, stereochemistry, reactivity, properties, and synthesis of organic molecules with an emphasis on reaction mechanisms. This course is required for many life and physical science majors and pre-health students. Consult your degree requirements and professional school admission requirements. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 1515.

3112 Organic Chemistry Lab - Laboratory exercises related to theoretical principles covered in CHEM 3053 and 3153. Prerequisite(s): Completion of CHEM 3153 or concurrent enrollment.

3153 Organic Chemistry - This course is the second of the in-depth sequence of organic chemistry starting with CHEM 3053. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C' or higher in CHEM 3053.

3353 Descriptive Organic Chemistry - Structures and properties of the elements and their many compounds in the broadest sense which includes the modern technologically important materials, organometallics, and inorganic substances of biological significance. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or higher in CHEM 1515, CHEM 1225.

3413 Physical Chemistry Applications - A practical and applied approach to key topics in physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, chemical equilibria, and chemical kinetics, and how they relate to general chemical and biological processes on a molecular and macroscopic level. Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" or higher in both CHEM 1515 and MATH 2144.

3433 Physical Chemistry I - Introductory theoretical analysis of molecular structure, chemical bonding and macroscopic chemical systems using quantum theory, classical and statistical thermodynamics, and kinetics. Previously offered as CHEM 3434. Prerequisite(s): Minimum grade of "C" or higher in: CHEM 1515 and MATH 2153 and PHYS 2114.

3532  Physico-Chemical Measurements - Apparatus, experimental methods, and calculations employed in physico-chemical investigations. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in CHEM 2122 and CHEM 3433.

3553 Physical Chemistry II - A continuation of CHEM 3433. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or higher in CHEM 3433.

3890 Advanced Honors Experience in Chemistry - A supplemental Honors experience in Chemistry to partner concurrently with designated upper-division CHEM course(s). This course adds a different intellectual dimension to designated course(s). Prerequisite(s): Honors Program participation and concurrent enrollment in designated course(s).

4022 Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis Laboratory - Laboratory exercises related to theoretical principles covered in CHEM 4023. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 4020. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 4023 or concurrent enrollment.

4023 Modern Methods of Chemical Analysis - The design, operational principles and practical application of modern instrumental methods used in chemical analysis of natural and artificial materials. Covers the reagents and instruments used in the separation, identification and quantification of the chemical components. May not be used for degree credit with CHEM 4020. Prerequisite(s): A grade of “C” or better in CHEM 2122; and CHEM 3413 or CHEM 3433.

4320 Chemical and Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds - Theory and practice in separating mixtures of organic compounds and some theory and practice in identifying organic compounds by spectroscopic methods. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or higher in CHEM 3112 and CHEM 3153.

4990 Special Problems - Training in independent work, study of relevant literature and experimental investigation of an assigned problem culminating in a written and oral report. Offered for variable credit, 1-5 credit hours, maximum of 5 credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Instructor permission required.


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Sheri OrrSheri Orr

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Geology, BioChem, Chemistry, Physics

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