103. Investigations in Chemistry
Hands-on investigation of selected topics in chemistry with an emphasis on contemporary topics with practical, real-world applications. Topics vary each term. Intended for non-science majors. Can be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Laboratory Science)
108. Introductory topics in Chemistry
Selected topics in chemistry with an emphasis on contemporary topics with practical, real-world applications. Topics vary each term. See Topics Courses. Intended for non-science majors. Can be repeated for credit when the topic is different. (Science)
111. Chemistry in the Natural World
Basic concepts of chemistry and their implications for a technological society. Emphasis on quantitative and qualitative aspects of chemistry as they apply to topics of importance today. Intended for non-science majors. No previous study of chemistry required. (Laboratory Science)
121. Chemical Principles I
Fundamental concepts of chemistry, mole concept, energy, theories of the atom and the chemical bond, and molecular geometry. This course is intended primarily for those considering a major in science. (Laboratory Science)
122. Chemical Principles II
Rates of chemical reactions, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and an introduction to thermodynamics. Reactions and properties of selected elements and their compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 121. (Laboratory Science)
161. Accelerated General Chemistry
Fundamental concepts of chemistry: atomic theory, quantum theory, bonding, states of matter, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. The course is designed for students who have a good understanding of atoms, molecules, and mole calculations. This course is the equivalent of CHE 121 and 122. Credit may be given for either 161 or 121-122, but not both. Prerequisite: placement exam or permission of the instructor. (Laboratory Science)
202. Analytical Chemistry
Concepts of analysis, volumetric techniques, and an introduction to instrumental techniques. Prerequisite: CHE 122 or CHE 161. (Laboratory Science)
225. Organic Chemistry I Lecture
Chemistry of carbon compounds. Determination of molecular constitution and configuration and the chemistry of common functional groups. Prerequisite: CHE 121 or CHE 161. (Science)
260-262. Topics in Chemistry
Study of a selected topic in chemistry. See Topics Courses.
280/380. Internship: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study Courses 280/380.
Does not fulfill major or minor requirement.
290/390. Individual Project: See Additional Academic Programs, All-College Independent Study Courses 290/390.
323. Physical Chemistry I
Concepts of physical chemistry, including the kinetic-molecular theory of gases, kinetics, quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure and energetics, spectroscopy, symmetry, and classical and statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisites: MAT 122 and CHE 122 or CHE 161. Recommended prerequisite: PHY 263. (Laboratory Science)
324. Physical Chemistry II
Thermodynamics and descriptions of systems of equilibria from both classical and statistical perspectives, molecular spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, atomic structure, and theories of reaction rates. Prerequisite: CHE 323. (Laboratory Science)
326. Organic Chemistry II Lecture
Continuation of CHE 225. Methods of synthesis and the reactions of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 225. (Science)
327. Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Practical laboratory aspects of organic chemistry. Isolation and purification of substances; one-step transformations of substances; and, possibly, synthesis projects. Prerequisite: CHE 326. (Laboratory Science)
328. Advanced Organic Chemistry
Selected advanced topics of reaction mechanisms or syntheses of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 327. Not offered every year. (Laboratory Science)
333. Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Theory of analytical chemistry with an emphasis on instrumental methods. Prerequisites: CHE 202, CHE 323, and CHE 327. Not offered every year. (Laboratory Science)
Cellular metabolism, with emphasis on energy extraction pathways and energy homeostasis. The approach is primarily mechanistic with a quantitative discussion of kinetics, free-energy changes, and the electrochemistry of electron transport chains. Prerequisites: BIO 205, CHE 202, and CHE 327. (Laboratory Science)
335. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Properties of inorganic compounds with emphasis on theories of bonding and the chemistry of coordination compounds. Prerequisites: CHE 323 and CHE 327. Not offered every year. (Laboratory Science)
339. Advanced Physical Chemistry
Quantum mechanics, symmetry and group theory, and selected topics. Study of current research literature in physical chemistry. Emphasis on both formal and informal methods of communication in science. Prerequisite: CHE 324. Not offered every year. (Science)
485. Chemical Research
Research in selected areas of chemistry. Prerequisite: a 300-level course in Chemistry and permission of instructor.
511. Extended Research in Chemistry (1/4)
Reading coupled with research on a specialized topic. This adjunct course must be taken over four successive terms. Prerequisites: departmental GPA of 3.0 or higher, prior completion of one course in the Department at or above the 200 level, and permission of instructor. (CR)
512. Reading and Conversation in Chemistry (1/4)
Reading and discussion of current articles, historical texts, or general interest books about chemistry. Readings are selected in consultation with the participating students. Course meets weekly for one semester. (CR)
963. Oak Ridge Science Semester: see Cornell-Approved Domestic Off-Campus Programs.