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Application of chemical concepts to eco-systems; implications of chemical technology to social and physical environment. Three hours lecture per week. One hour lab credit available by Independent Study Contract. Not applicable to chemistry major.

A first college course in chemistry designed primarily for science majors. Topics include atomic structure, chemical bonding, molecular structure, properties of gases, solids, and liquids, stoichiometry, and thermochemistry.
Three hours of lecture and one 3-hour laboratory period per week.

This is the first semester of a year-long course in organic chemistry for science majors. Topics include bonding, reaction mechanisms, structure, stereochemistry, and synthesis and reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. The correlation of physical properties to molecular structure and instrumentation is introduced.

A first course in chemical analysis. Topics include gravimetric and volumetric methods, statistical applications, ionic equilibria, and analytical instrumentation.

A two-semester course in the theoretical principles of chemistry. Topics include thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, phase equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, and quantum chemistry.

A two-semester introduction to chemical research. The first semester will begin with a literature search on the research topic and will include beginning laboratory work. Literature search will include Chemical Abstracts and other data-retrieval systems for information on the theory and method needed for the project. The second semester will consist of laboratory work and will conclude with a seminar on the results of the project.

The Mohler-Thompson Research program provides support for student-faculty teams to perform research in natural sciences and math during the summer.