Chemistry - CPS (CHM)

CHM 1100. General Chemistry 1. 3 Hours.

Introduces the principles of chemistry. Topics include basic principles and definitions, stoichiometry, chemical equilibrium, moles, gas laws, atomic structure, periodic relationships, and chemical bonding.

CHM 1101. Lab for CHM 1100. 1 Hour.

Accompanies CHM 1100. Covers a range of topics from the course.

CHM 1200. General Chemistry 2. 3 Hours.

Studies the principles of chemical equilibrium and the rates and mechanisms of chemical reactions. Covers solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

CHM 1201. Lab for CHM 1200. 1 Hour.

Accompanies CHM 1200. Covers a range of topics from the course, such as measurements of heat transfer, rate and equilibrium constants, acid-base reactions, the properties and uses of buffer systems, and the effects of temperature and catalysts.

CHM 1990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

CHM 2110. Organic Chemistry 1. 3 Hours.

Introduces nomenclature, synthesis, molecular structure and bonding, and reaction mechanisms. Includes chemistry of hydrocarbons and their functional derivatives, stereochemical relationships and nucleophilic substitutions, and elimination reactions.

CHM 2111. Lab for CHM 2110. 1 Hour.

Accompanies CHM 2110. Introduces basic laboratory techniques, such as distillation, crystallization, extraction, chromatography, characterization by physical methods, and measurement of optical rotation, which serve as the foundation for the synthesis, purification, and characterization of products from microscale syntheses.

CHM 2200. Organic Chemistry 2. 3 Hours.

Continues CHM 2110. Focuses on additional functional group chemistry, including alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, amines, and the molecules of nature. Introduces spectroscopic methods for structural identification.

CHM 2201. Lab for CHM 2200. 1 Hour.

Accompanies CHM 2200. Applies basic laboratory techniques from CHM 2111 to chemical reactions of alcohols, ethers, carbonyl compounds, carbohydrates, and amines. Introduces basic laboratory techniques and instruments for the structural analysis of organic molecules.

CHM 2300. Analytical Chemistry. 3 Hours.

Introduces the principles and practices in the field of analytical chemistry. Focuses on development of a quantitative understanding of homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria phenomena as applied to acid-base and complexometric titrations, rudimentary separations, optical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and statistics.

CHM 2301. Lab for CHM 2300. 1 Hour.

Accompanies CHM 2300. Offers students an opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in lab experiments in analytical methods, such as silver chloride gravimetry, complexometric titrations, acid-base titrations, UV-Vis spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry, Karl Fischer coulometry, and modern chromatography.

CHM 2990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

CHM 3990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

CHM 4896. Experiential Education Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Draws upon the student’s approved experiential activity and integrates it with study in the academic major.

CHM 4950. Seminar. 1-4 Hours.

Offers an in-depth study of selected topics.

CHM 4955. Project. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field.

CHM 4983. Topics. 1-4 Hours.

Covers special topics in chemistry.

CHM 4990. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

CHM 4991. Research. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

CHM 4992. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.

CHM 4993. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students the opportunity to design and complete a research project in chemistry. Prereq. Junior or senior standing.

CHM 4994. Internship. 1-4 Hours.

Provides students with an opportunity for internship work.

CHM 4995. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for practical experience.

CHM 5976. Directed Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic.

CHM 5978. Independent Study. 1-4 Hours.

Offers independent work under the direction of members of the department on a chosen topic.

CHM 5984. Research. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to conduct research under faculty supervision.

CHM 6501. The Particulate Nature of Matter. 4 Hours.

Offers an in-depth exploration of fundamental principles of chemistry. Focusing primarily on the particulate nature of matter, properties of solutions, mechanisms of energy transfer, chemical reactivity, and the use of scientific evidence to develop theories to explain nature, exposes students to the current state of knowledge in the scientific community through laboratory activities, outside reading, classroom presentations, and in-depth discussions with classmates.

CHM 6502. The Energetics of Chemical Change. 4 Hours.

Offers in-depth exploration of fundamental principles of equilibrium, thermodynamics, and kinetics as these principles apply to chemistry. Emphasizes the relationships among these principles and the role that they play in the chemistry of life.

CHM 6503. Structure and Function. 4 Hours.

Offers pre- and in-service teachers the opportunity to learn useful and usable in-depth knowledge of organic/bioorganic chemistry that is necessary for effective chemistry and biology instruction on the secondary school level. Focuses primarily on the understanding of basic organic reaction mechanisms and on their relevance in our daily life. Outside of classroom work and lectures, involves students in laboratory activities, computational modeling, outside reading, peer classroom presentations, and in-depth discussions of the topics covered.

CHM 6504. Equilibrium and Thermochemistry. 4 Hours.

Focuses on energetics of chemical reactions and is designed to support the professional development of high school teachers. Using current and future curriculum materials, as well as state and national standards for the teaching of chemistry at the high school level, this course offers an in-depth exploration of fundamental principles of equilibrium, solubility, acid-base reaction, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics.

CHM 6506. Metrics, Chemistry, and Motion. 4 Hours.

Focuses on metric measurement, chemistry, and nutrition. Offers students an opportunity to learn how basic chemical concepts related to changes in the kitchen, such as the classification of matter, properties and changes in matter, the periodic table, states of matter, and acids and bases, affect cooking and baking. Shifts to biochemistry as a means of studying the food pyramid, the major nutrients, and the classification of foods. Uses metric measurement to quantify amounts of various nutrients in the food eaten every day.

CHM 6511. Lab-Based Chemistry for Teachers in Grades 6–10. 4 Hours.

Incorporates classroom- and lab-based activities to help participants develop their competencies to teach chemistry and to align their teaching to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks in high school chemistry and middle school physical science. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, and collaborative investigations focus on how to teach the nature of the physical (e.g., density, viscosity, and solubility) and the chemical properties of substances, changes of physical state, the properties of solutions, acids and bases, the atomic model of matter, chemical formulas and nomenclature, and chemical reactions. The lab portion uses a computer-based sensor and traditional apparatus to conduct experiments and gather and analyze data. Uses pre- and posttests to assess learning.

CHM 6530. AP (Advanced Placement) Chemistry. 1-4 Hours.

Designed for current or future high school teachers of chemistry. Integrates critical topics through the six big understandings in chemistry (composition of matter, physical properties of matter, chemical changes, rates of reaction, energy in chemical systems, chemical equilibrium) with the process skills necessary for success in science. Reviews data related to student performance on advanced course work such as the AP exam. Offers students an opportunity to address multiple ways to prepare their classrooms for challenges while taking AP courses and prework to an AP course. Although the course work is best suited for educators who teach or have taught advanced College Board AP chemistry exam prep or capstone chemistry courses for high school juniors or seniors, teachers of other grade levels are welcome to participate.

CHM 6961. Internship. 1-4 Hours.

Provides students with an opportunity for internship work.

CHM 6962. Elective. 1-4 Hours.

Offers elective credit for courses taken at other academic institutions.

CHM 6964. Co-op. 0 Hours.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for work experience.

CHM 6966. Practicum. 1-4 Hours.

Provides eligible students with an opportunity for practical experience.

CHM 6970. Seminar. 1-4 Hours.

Offers an in-depth study of selected topics.

CHM 6980. Capstone. 1-4 Hours.

Offers students an opportunity to integrate their course work, knowledge, and experiences into a capstone project.

CHM 6983. Topics. 1-4 Hours.

Covers special topics in chemistry.

CHM 6995. Project. 1-4 Hours.

Focuses on in-depth project in which a student conducts research or produces a product related to the student’s major field.