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Spring 2017

CHEM 112-01

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-02

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-03

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-04

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Jessica Allen

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L1

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Jessica Allen

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L2

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L3

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L4

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L5

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L6

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Ruth Pardini

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L7

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L8

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-01

Organic Chemistry II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-02

Organic Chemistry II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L1

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L2

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L3

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Jessica Allen

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L4

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Jessica Allen

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L5

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Jessica Allen

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 222-01

Analytical Chemistry

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 250
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: This course uses key concepts of chemical equilibrium and structure to solve problems in chemical analysis. Lecture and laboratory work provide both the theoretical foundations and practical training in classical methods (gravimetric and volumetric analysis), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and chromatography. Statistics and error analysis are also emphasized throughout the course. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 222-L1

Analytical Chemistry Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course uses key concepts of chemical equilibrium and structure to solve problems in chemical analysis. Lecture and laboratory work provide both the theoretical foundations and practical training in classical methods (gravimetric and volumetric analysis), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and chromatography. Statistics and error analysis are also emphasized throughout the course. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 222-L2

Analytical Chemistry Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course uses key concepts of chemical equilibrium and structure to solve problems in chemical analysis. Lecture and laboratory work provide both the theoretical foundations and practical training in classical methods (gravimetric and volumetric analysis), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and chromatography. Statistics and error analysis are also emphasized throughout the course. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 300-01

Chemistry Seminar

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: 1 credit course*

CHEM 312-01

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 301
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: This course covers topics in microscopic physical chemistry dealing with the structural and energetic properties of individual molecules. These topics include the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics, electronic structure and bonding, computational chemistry, molecular symmetry, group theory, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Three lectures and three hours lab per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 312-L1

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: This course covers topics in microscopic physical chemistry dealing with the structural and energetic properties of individual molecules. These topics include the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics, electronic structure and bonding, computational chemistry, molecular symmetry, group theory, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Three lectures and three hours lab per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-01

Biochemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: NEILL 304
  • Instructor: Kaylee Steen

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-01; first day attendance required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-L2

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Kaylee Steen

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-L2; attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 352-01

Biochemistry II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 301
  • Instructor: Marcos Ortega

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 352-01; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

A continuation of Biology/Chemistry 351. A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the metabolism of amino acids, nucleotides, the regulation of biochemical pathways, and topics in molecular biology such as gene replication, the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, and recent advances in genomics and proteomics. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


CHEM 352-L1

Biochemistry II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Marcos Ortega

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 352-L1; first day attendance required; ACTC student may register on December 2nd with permission of the instructor*

A continuation of Biology/Chemistry 351. A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the metabolism of amino acids, nucleotides, the regulation of biochemical pathways, and topics in molecular biology such as gene replication, the synthesis of proteins and nucleic acids, and recent advances in genomics and proteomics. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)


CHEM 394-02

Polymers and Macromolecules

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 205
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: This course is an introduction to current research in the field of molecular spectroscopy. The class will engage in collaborative research with the instructor focused on recording and analyzing spectra of gaseous metal-containing diatomic molecules. One specific project this term will be to measure new electronic bands of the molecule tantalum oxide (TaO) by laser spectroscopy. If this project is successful, we plan to write up our class results for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Fall 2017

CHEM 111-01

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-02

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-03

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-04

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L1

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L2

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L3

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L4

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L5

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L6

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L7

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L8

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 341
  • Instructor: Marc Rodwogin

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 111-L9

General Chemistry I: Structure and Equilibrium

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 343
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $12 lab fee required*

This course offers a rigorous, foundational treatment of atoms and molecules. We study the nature of chemical bonding and how bonding gives rise to the three-dimensional structure of matter. We explore how the macroscopic properties of substances can be interpreted in terms of atomic and molecular structure. We also learn mathematical and conceptual tools for quantifying chemical equilibrium, with an emphasis on the reactions of acids and bases. Laboratory work reinforces concepts in lecture, and also provides a review of fundamental topics, such as stoichiometry, gas laws, and solution-phase reactions, that are essential for future course work in chemistry. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 115-01

Accelerated General Chemistry

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 301
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: *Reserved for First Year Students; $12 lab fee required*

This course combines topics from both Chemistry 111 and 112 and is meant to be an accelerated one-semester version of General Chemistry. The course begins with a rigorous treatment of atomic and molecular structure, and explores various modern models of chemical bonding. These ideas are applied to a thorough discussion of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Conceptual and mathematical methods for quantifying chemical equilibrium are also explored, with particular emphasis on the chemistry of acids and bases. Some knowledge of calculus is recommended. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 115-L1

Accel General Chemistry Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 380
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: *Reserved for First Year students only; $12 lab fee required*

This course combines topics from both Chemistry 111 and 112 and is meant to be an accelerated one-semester version of General Chemistry. The course begins with a rigorous treatment of atomic and molecular structure, and explores various modern models of chemical bonding. These ideas are applied to a thorough discussion of chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Conceptual and mathematical methods for quantifying chemical equilibrium are also explored, with particular emphasis on the chemistry of acids and bases. Some knowledge of calculus is recommended. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $12 required. (4 credits)

CHEM 211-01

Organic Chemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 211-02

Organic Chemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room: OLRI 100
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 211-L1

Organic Chemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 211-L2

Organic Chemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 211-L3

Organic Chemistry I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 211-L4

Organic Chemistry I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 211-L5

Organic Chemistry I Lab

  • Days: F
  • Meeting Time: 01:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 383
  • Instructor: Marc Rodwogin

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course develops a broad understanding of the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry. Molecular orbital theory and valence bond resonance theory are invoked to describe and explain the ramification of covalent bonding in organic molecules, as well as to rationalize fundamental noncovalent associations. Thermodynamic considerations of 3-dimensional molecular shape are discussed. Contemporary instrumental techniques for the assignment of molecular structure are a key focus. Modern mechanistic theory of organic chemical reactions is developed in the context of acid-base, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, and electrophilic addition reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits) Prerequisites: CHEM 112 with a C- or better OR CHEM 115 with a C- or better.

CHEM 300-01

Chemistry Seminar

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 350
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *1 credit course*

Presentations on current topics in the molecular sciences by campus visitors, as well as by Macalester students and faculty. Students may be expected to prepare for the presentations by reading, and in some cases, discussing the work of a speaker in advance of his/her seminar presentation. Chemistry majors will make two oral presentations over four semesters. All students will submit a written synopsis for three seminar presentations each semester. One hour per week.

CHEM 311-01

Thermodynamics and Kinetics

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room: OLRI 301
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course covers topics in macroscopic physical chemistry dealing with the bulk properties of matter and energy. These topics include the properties of gases, the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, phase and chemical equilibria, rates of reactions and chemical kinetics, and x-ray diffractometry. Three lectures and three hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 311-L1

Thermodynamics/Kinetics Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 378
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course covers topics in macroscopic physical chemistry dealing with the bulk properties of matter and energy. These topics include the properties of gases, the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, phase and chemical equilibria, rates of reactions and chemical kinetics, and x-ray diffractometry. Three lectures and three hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 311-L2

Thermodynamics/Kinetics Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 378
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course covers topics in macroscopic physical chemistry dealing with the bulk properties of matter and energy. These topics include the properties of gases, the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, phase and chemical equilibria, rates of reactions and chemical kinetics, and x-ray diffractometry. Three lectures and three hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 311-L3

Thermodynamics/Kinetics Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 378
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course covers topics in macroscopic physical chemistry dealing with the bulk properties of matter and energy. These topics include the properties of gases, the First and Second Laws of thermodynamics and their application to physical and chemical systems, phase and chemical equilibria, rates of reactions and chemical kinetics, and x-ray diffractometry. Three lectures and three hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-01

Biochemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room: OLRI 150
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-01; first day attendance required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-L1

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-L1; attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-L2

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room: OLRI 289
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-L2;attendance at first lab meeting required*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 361-01

Advanced Organic Chemistry

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 07:00 pm-10:00 pm
  • Room: OLRI 205
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *First day attendance required*

Selected topics in organic chemistry, including stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, modern methods of organic synthesis and spectral methods of identifying organic compounds. Laboratory emphasis on spectral, chromatographic and synthetic methods. (4 credits)


CHEM 411-01

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room: OLRI 301
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: This course examines how modern theories of chemical bonding are applied to an understanding of the chemistry of the elements of the periodic table. Students explore chemical structures, reactions and spectra on the basis of molecular symmetry and group theory. Topics covered include chemical periodicity, coordination compounds, and organometallic complexes. Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 411-L1

Adv Inorganic Chemistry Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 347
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course examines how modern theories of chemical bonding are applied to an understanding of the chemistry of the elements of the periodic table. Students explore chemical structures, reactions and spectra on the basis of molecular symmetry and group theory. Topics covered include chemical periodicity, coordination compounds, and organometallic complexes. Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 411-L2

Adv Inorganic Chemistry Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room: OLRI 347
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course examines how modern theories of chemical bonding are applied to an understanding of the chemistry of the elements of the periodic table. Students explore chemical structures, reactions and spectra on the basis of molecular symmetry and group theory. Topics covered include chemical periodicity, coordination compounds, and organometallic complexes. Three lectures and three hours of laboratory per week. (4 credits)

Spring 2018

CHEM 112-01

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-02

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Paul Fischer

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-03

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-04

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L1

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:11 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L2

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L3

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L4

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L5

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L6

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Marc Rodwogin

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 112-L7

General Chemistry II: Energetics and Reactivity

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 01:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Amy Rice

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required; $7 lab fee required*

This course provides an intuitive, yet rigorous, understanding of how energy is stored and transferred in chemical systems. We start with the behavior of individual atoms and molecules (using the foundation of atomic and molecular structure laid in Chemistry 111), and then build up to the macroscopic concepts of thermodynamics. We focus on free energy as a powerful tool for predicting physical and chemical behavior. We then apply our understanding of energetics to electrochemical systems and the rates of chemical reactions. Three lectures and one three-hour laboratory per week. Lab fee of $7 required. Prerequisite: CHEM 111 with a grade of C- or better, or satisfactory performance on a placement examination. Spring semester. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-01

Organic Chemistry II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 08:30 am-09:30 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-02

Organic Chemistry II

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *First day attendance required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L1

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L2

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Ronald Brisbois

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L3

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Susan Green

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L4

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 212-L5

Organic Chemistry II Lab

  • Days: F
  • Meeting Time: 01:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Marc Rodwogin

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course further develops the theoretical concepts of organic chemistry, and helps students to develop an ability to propose plausible synthetic pathways to organic molecules. Particular focus is on nucleophilic addition, electrophilic substitution, free radical, and pericyclic reactions. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 222-01

Analytical Chemistry

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 09:40 am-10:40 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: This course uses key concepts of chemical equilibrium and structure to solve problems in chemical analysis. Lecture and laboratory work provide both the theoretical foundations and practical training in classical methods (gravimetric and volumetric analysis), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and chromatography. Statistics and error analysis are also emphasized throughout the course. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 222-L1

Analytical Chemistry Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course uses key concepts of chemical equilibrium and structure to solve problems in chemical analysis. Lecture and laboratory work provide both the theoretical foundations and practical training in classical methods (gravimetric and volumetric analysis), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and chromatography. Statistics and error analysis are also emphasized throughout the course. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 222-L2

Analytical Chemistry Lab

  • Days: R
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Keith Kuwata

Notes: *Attendance at first lab meeting required*

This course uses key concepts of chemical equilibrium and structure to solve problems in chemical analysis. Lecture and laboratory work provide both the theoretical foundations and practical training in classical methods (gravimetric and volumetric analysis), atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and chromatography. Statistics and error analysis are also emphasized throughout the course. Three lectures, four hours laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 300-01

Chemistry Seminar

  • Days: W
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *1 credit course*

Presentations on current topics in the molecular sciences by campus visitors, as well as by Macalester students and faculty. Students may be expected to prepare for the presentations by reading, and in some cases, discussing the work of a speaker in advance of his/her seminar presentation. Chemistry majors will make two oral presentations over four semesters. All students will submit a written synopsis for three seminar presentations each semester. One hour per week.

CHEM 312-01

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 01:10 pm-02:10 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: This course covers topics in microscopic physical chemistry dealing with the structural and energetic properties of individual molecules. These topics include the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics, electronic structure and bonding, computational chemistry, molecular symmetry, group theory, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Three lectures and three hours lab per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 312-L1

Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Thomas Varberg

Notes: This course covers topics in microscopic physical chemistry dealing with the structural and energetic properties of individual molecules. These topics include the foundations and applications of quantum mechanics, electronic structure and bonding, computational chemistry, molecular symmetry, group theory, rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Three lectures and three hours lab per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-01

Biochemistry I

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 10:50 am-11:50 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-01*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-L1

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-L1*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 351-L2

Biochemistry I Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 01:20 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 351-L2*

A study of biological processes at the molecular level with an emphasis on the chemistry of biological molecules, physical biochemistry, structure of proteins, mechanisms and kinetics of enzyme catalyzed reactions, and introduction to intermediary metabolism, including the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. (4 credits)

CHEM 394-01

Research in Biochemistry

  • Days: MW
  • Meeting Time: 12:00 pm-01:00 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; must co-register for CHEM 394-L1*

This course is an introduction to current research in the field of molecular spectroscopy. The class will engage in collaborative research with the instructor focused on recording and analyzing spectra of gaseous metal-containing diatomic molecules. One specific project this term will be to measure new electronic bands of the molecule tantalum oxide (TaO) by laser spectroscopy. If this project is successful, we plan to write up our class results for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

CHEM 394-02

Research in Organic Chemistry

  • Days: M
  • Meeting Time: 03:30 pm-04:30 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; must co-register in CHEM 394-L2*

This course is an introduction to current research in the field of molecular spectroscopy. The class will engage in collaborative research with the instructor focused on recording and analyzing spectra of gaseous metal-containing diatomic molecules. One specific project this term will be to measure new electronic bands of the molecule tantalum oxide (TaO) by laser spectroscopy. If this project is successful, we plan to write up our class results for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

CHEM 394-03

Chemical Biology

  • Days: MWF
  • Meeting Time: 02:20 pm-03:20 pm
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Leah Witus

Notes: *Cross-listed with BIOL 394-05*

This course is an introduction to current research in the field of molecular spectroscopy. The class will engage in collaborative research with the instructor focused on recording and analyzing spectra of gaseous metal-containing diatomic molecules. One specific project this term will be to measure new electronic bands of the molecule tantalum oxide (TaO) by laser spectroscopy. If this project is successful, we plan to write up our class results for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

CHEM 394-L1

Research in Biochemistry Lab

  • Days: T
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Kathryn Splan

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; must co-register for CHEM 394-01*

This course is an introduction to current research in the field of molecular spectroscopy. The class will engage in collaborative research with the instructor focused on recording and analyzing spectra of gaseous metal-containing diatomic molecules. One specific project this term will be to measure new electronic bands of the molecule tantalum oxide (TaO) by laser spectroscopy. If this project is successful, we plan to write up our class results for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.

CHEM 394-L2

Research Organic Chem Lab

  • Days: TR
  • Meeting Time: 08:00 am-11:10 am
  • Room:
  • Instructor: Dennis Cao

Notes: *Permission of instructor required; must co-register in CHEM 394-02*

This course is an introduction to current research in the field of molecular spectroscopy. The class will engage in collaborative research with the instructor focused on recording and analyzing spectra of gaseous metal-containing diatomic molecules. One specific project this term will be to measure new electronic bands of the molecule tantalum oxide (TaO) by laser spectroscopy. If this project is successful, we plan to write up our class results for publication in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.