Courses in Chemistry



CHM 1005: Chemistry for Nurses (4)
Pre-or corequisite: MTH 1010 or higher
An introductory chemistry course with topics selected from general chemistry, organic chemistry,and biochemistry to meet curricular needs of nursing students. Enrollment may be limited to nursing students. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week.

CHM 1010: College Chemistry I (3)
Pre- or co-requisite: MTH 1010 or higher placement
Basic facts and principles of chemistry, including nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, electronic structure, bonding and geometry, periodic trends, and elementary thermochemistry. Three lecture hours.

CHM 1011: College Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
Pre- or corequisite: CHM 1010
Laboratory component of CHM 1010. Emphasis on experimentation from topics in CHM 1010. One lecture and two laboratory hours. Meets alternate weeks.

CHM 1020: College Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 1010
Introduction to intermolecular forces, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium systems, electrochemistry, gaseous, systems, and advanced thermodynamics. Three lecture hours.

CHM 1021: College Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
Pre- or co-requisite: CHM 1020; Prerequisite: CHEM 1011
Laboratory component of CHM 1020. Emphasis on experimentation from topics in CHM 1020. One lecture and two laboratory hours. Meets alternate weeks.

CHM 1950, 1951: Special Topics (1-3, 1-3)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

CHM 3010: Organic Chemistry I (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020, 1021
An introduction to theoretical, synthetic, industrial, and biological aspects of the chemistry of carbon compounds. The course focuses on the synthesis and reactions of simple organic molecules, stereochemistry, and an introduction to the study of reaction mechanisms. Three lecture hours.

CHM 3011: Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (3)
Pre- or corequisite: CHM 3010
The laboratory component of CHM 3010. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours per week.

CHM 3020: Organic Chemistry II (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 3010
A continuation of the study of carbon compounds from CHM 3011. The course continues to study simple organic molecules and extends the study of reaction mechanisms. Spectroscopic methods for structure determination are introduced. Three lecture hours.

CHM 3021: Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (3)
Pre- or co-requisite: CHM 3020; Prerequisite: CHM 3011
The laboratory component of CHM 3020. One lecture hour and three laboratory hours per week.

CHM 3110: Inorganic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020, 1021
An introduction to topics in inorganic chemistry, including symmetry and group theory, theories of bonding and geometry, atomic and electronic structure, coordination chemistry, and crystallography. Three lecture hours.

CHM 3111: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 3110
An introduction to synthesis and characterization of inorganic materials. Emphasis on applications of theory discussed in CHM 3110. Includes experience with inert atmosphere/corrosive systems, electrochemical techniques, IR, NMR, and UV-Vis spectroscopies.

CHM 3210: Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (7)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020, 1021
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study of principles and methods used in the separation and quantitative determination of elements and compounds. Laboratory work consists of gravimetric, volumetric, and instrumental determinations illustrating the principal types of quantitative analysis. Three class hours, six laboratory hours.

CHM 3220: Instrumental Methods of Analysis (7)
Prerequisite: CHM 3210
A continuation of quantitative analytical chemistry to include utilization of modern analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis in organic and inorganic chemistry. Emphasis on absorption spectroscopy, gas and liquid chromatography, electrical methods, and non-aqueous studies. Three class hours, six laboratory hours.

CHM 3260: Environmental Chemistry (4)
Prerequisites:CHM 1020/1021
Fundamental aspects of inorganic and organic chemistry relating to air, water, and soil/land/pollution, its prevention and amelioration. Three class hours, three laboratory hours. Offered alternate years.

CHM 3310: Introduction to Physical Chemistry (5)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020/1021, MTH 2040
A survey of the principles of physical chemistry with emphasis on thermodynamics, electrochemistry, solutions, and equilibrium. Credit may not be claimed for this course if credit is claimed for CHM 3330, 3340. Three class hours, one three-hour laboratory.

CHM 3330: Physical Chemistry I (6)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020, 1021 and one semester of calculus
A survey of theoretical chemistry emphasizing classical thermodynamics, states of matter, chemical equilibrium, and electrochemistry. Three lecture and four laboratory hours per week. Offered alternate years.

CHM 3340: Physical Chemistry II (6)
Prerequisite: CHM 3330
A survey of theoretical chemistry including reaction kinetics, quantum chemistry, and statistical thermodynamics. Three lecture and four laboratory hours per week. Offered alternate years.

CHM 3410: Biophysical Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 1020, 3020, or permission of instructor
An introductory course using physical chemical methods to study macromolecules. Includes the physical and chemical properties of macromolecules, the structure and function of enzymes and proteins, and an introduction to enzyme kinetics. Three class hours.

CHM 3500: History of Chemistry (3)
The history of the development of chemistry as a science. An examination of the principal concepts and how they came into being. Three class hours.

CHM 3600: Polymer Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 3020
An introduction to polymer chemistry including polymer structure and architecture, mechanism and kinetics of polymerization, and the physical characterization of polymers. Three class hours.

CHM 3750: Bioorganic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisite: CHM 3020
An examination of biological phenomena from the perspective of organic chemistry. Three lecture hours.

CHM 3860, 3861: Cooperative Education Project I (1-6, 1-6)
Students can obtain information from the Department Chair.

CHM 4010: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3)
Prerequisites: CHM 3010/3011 and CHM 3020/3021
An examination of the relationship between structure and reactivity of organic molecules.

CHM 4710, 4711: Chemistry Laboratory Internship I, II (1, 1)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Three hours of work in laboratory preparation for chemistry laboratories under the direction of the faculty member teaching those laboratories. Goals are to foster independent work habits and responsibility in a laboratory setting for majors in chemistry or related fields.

CHM 4860, 4861: Cooperative Education Project II (1-6, 1-6)
Students can obtain information from the Department Chair.

CHM 4910, 4911: Chemistry Research I, II (3, 3)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
An original investigation under the direction of a member of the staff. Nine laboratory hours.

CHM 4950, 4951: Special Topics in Chemistry (1-3, 1-3)
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Pursuit of some subject which is not normally covered in a regularly scheduled class. (May be used in the B.A. degree program to satisfy area requirements in analytical, organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry courses, if agreed upon in advance and in writing by the instructor and the department chairman)

CHM 4970: Independent Study (1-3)
This course provides instruction in chemistry beyond that of the traditional curriculum. Course may be lab/lecture/field work intensive, dependent on topic. This course is designed for advanced students and is in addition to and not a substitution for any existing course. No portion of this course may conflict with the guidelines set forth in the UVa-Wise catalog concerning independent study.

CHM 4980: Chemistry Seminar I (1)
Prerequisite: Junior or senior status
Discussion and evaluation of primary literature culminating in a public presentation.

CHM 4990: Chemistry Seminar II (1)
Prerequisite: CHM 4980
Discussion and evaluation of primary literature culminating in a public defense of a student-developed research proposal.