Houston Baptist University Catalog

Chemistry ( CHEM ) Course Descriptions

  • CHEM 1004 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY LAB

    CHEM 1004 Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 1404

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 1404.

  • CHEM 1011 CHEMISTRY OF OUR WORLD LAB

    CHEM 1011 Chemistry of our World Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 1411

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 1411.

  • CHEM 1404 INTRODUCTORY CHEMISTRY

    CHEM 1404 Introductory Chemistry
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 1004

    This course discusses some of the fundamental concepts in inorganic, organic, and biological chemistry, and explores their social and medicinal relevance. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions. This course cannot be applied toward a chemistry major.

  • CHEM 1411 CHEMISTRY OF OUR WORLD

    CHEM 1411 Chemistry of Our World
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 1011

    This course introduces the physical environment of our world with emphasis on scientific laws. Students study the forces of nature and apply scientific principles. Topics include rocks, minerals, the chemical composition of the earth, glaciers, the hydrologic cycle, salt water salinity, as well as selected topics from seismology, cartograpy, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions. This course does not count toward the chemistry major or minor.

  • CHEM 2015 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB

    CHEM 2015 General Chemistry I Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1313 or higher) or (560 SAT Math) or (25 ACT Math) or (CHEM 1404) or (appropriate math placement score for MATH 1323 or MATH 1434 or MATH 1451)
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 2415

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 2415.

  • CHEM 2016 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB

    CHEM 2016 General Chemistry II Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2415
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 2416

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 2416.

  • CHEM 2023 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB

    CHEM 2023 Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2416
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 2423

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 2423.

  • CHEM 2181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 2181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 2281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 2281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 2381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 2381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 2415 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

    CHEM 2415 General Chemistry I
    Prerequisite(s): (MATH 1313 or higher) or (560 SAT Math) or (26 ACT Math) or (CHEM 1404) or (appropriate math placement score for MATH 1323, 1434, or 1451)
    Corequisite: CHEM 2015

    This course is for science majors. It is an introduction to chemical reactions, the mole concept, properties and states of matter, atomic structure, periodic properties, chemical bonding and molecular structure. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions.

  • CHEM 2416 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

    CHEM 2416 General Chemistry II
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2415
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 2016

    This is a continuation of CHEM 2415 with an emphasis on chemical equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and kinetics. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions that are devoted to qualitative analysis.

  • CHEM 2423 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

    CHEM 2423 Quantitative Analysis
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2416
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 2023

    This course is a continuation and extension of CHEM 2415 and 2416 into the study of the basic principles of analytical chemistry, which include stoichiometry, and homogeneous and heterogeneous equilibria. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory work that includes both volumetric and gravimetric analysis as well as an introduction to instrumental analysis.

  • CHEM 2481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 2481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 3043 MODERN ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES

    CHEM 3043 Modern Analytical Techniques Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2423 and (CHEM 3132 or CHEM 4262) and PHYS 2423
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 3443

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 3443.

  • CHEM 3131 ORGANIC CHEM LAB I

    CHEM 3131 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3313 or concurrent enrollment.
    This course provides instruction in rudimentary organic laboratory techniques, simple organic syntheses, and basic identification of organic compounds by spectroscopy.

  • CHEM 3132 ORGANIC CHEM LAB II

    CHEM 3132 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3131 and (CHEM 3333 or concurrent enrollment).
    This course extends the instruction in organic laboratory techniques, organic synthesis, and the identification of organic compounds by spectroscopy begun in CHEM 3131.

  • CHEM 3151 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

    CHEM 3151 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2415 and CHEM 2416
    Students conduct experiments with the main group elements, the transition metals, organometallic materials, and bioinorganic compounds.

  • CHEM 3181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 3181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 3281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 3281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 3313 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

    CHEM 3313 Organic Chemistry I
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2416
    This is the first lecture course in organic chemistry for science majors. It begins a survey of the structure, reactivity, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of compounds containing carbon.

  • CHEM 3333 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

    CHEM 3333 Organic Chemistry II
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3313
    This is the second lecture course in organic chemistry for science majors. It continues the survey of the structure, reactivity, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis of compounds containing carbon that was begun in CHEM 3313.

  • CHEM 3351 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    CHEM 3351 Inorganic Chemistry
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2415 and CHEM 2416
    This course provides a survey of the chemistry of the main group elements, transition metals, and organometallic compounds in the context of periodic law.

  • CHEM 3381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 3381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 3443 MODERN ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES

    CHEM 3443 Modern Analytical Techniques
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2423 and (CHEM 3132 or CHEM 4262) and PHYS 2423
    This is an introduction to the basic concepts of applied analytical chemistry. It includes an introduction to instrumentation as applied to routine chemical analysis, including spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemical methods. This course includes one semester hour credit for laboratory sessions.

  • CHEM 3481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 3481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 4014 INTRO PHYS CHEM LAB

    CHEM 4014 Introductory Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2423 and PHYS 2413 and PHYS 2423 and MATH 1452
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 4414

    This is the laboratory portion of CHEM 4414.

  • CHEM 4171 BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

    CHEM 4171 Biochemistry Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 4373
    This is an upper level laboratory course which exposes students to the principles and experimental techniques underlying common biochemistry methods such as buffer preparation, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, protein and nucleic acid purification, enzyme kinetics, protein and nucleic acid electrophoresis, and polymerase chain reactions which are widely used in research pertaining to the biochemical sciences.

  • CHEM 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 4190 THE PROFESSIONAL CHEMIST

    CHEM 4190 The Professional Chemist
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of thirty credit hours of chemistry courses.
    Discussion of topics from the current chemical literature and the ethical behavior expected of chemists.

  • CHEM 4191 SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT

    CHEM 4191 Senior Research Project
    Prerequisite(s): Completion of thirty credit hours of chemistry courses.
    Students conduct a laboratory research project, write a research report, and give an oral presentation to the class.

  • CHEM 4281 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 4281 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 4324 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II

    CHEM 4324 Physical Chemistry II
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 4414
    This course is a survey of the fundamental aspects of thermodynamics including the First and Second Laws as well as Gibbs and Helmholtz Energy and their applications. Acids and bases, basic quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, photochemistry reactions, and macromolecules are also discussed. A working knowledge of calculus is necessary.

  • CHEM 4351 ADV INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    CHEM 4351 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3131 and CHEM 3132 and CHEM 3313 and CHEM 3333 and CHEM 3351
    This course is an introduction to the structure, bonding, and reactivity of organotransition metal compounds. The focus is on physical organometallic chemistry, with an emphasis on the mechanisms of organometallic transformations and methods for their elucidation. The fundamental reaction types of organotransition metal complexes will be covered including: oxidative addition/reductive elimination, migratory insertion, attack on coordinated ligands, and the reactivity of metallocycles, carbenes, and carbynes. Some applications of organotransition metal complexes in catalysis and in organic chemistry will be featured.

  • CHEM 4361 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    CHEM 4361 Advanced Organic Chemistry
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3131 and CHEM 3132 and CHEM 3313 and CHEM 3333
    Study of advanced topics in organic chemistry.

  • CHEM 4373 BIOCHEMISTRY

    CHEM 4373 Biochemistry
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3333
    This course is a study of the more important principles of biochemistry, with emphasis placed on the physical and chemical properties of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, the three major components of the living organism.

  • CHEM 4374 BIOCHEMISTRY II

    CHEM 4374 Biochemistry II
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 4373
    This course is a study of the principles of gene expression, replication, and metabolic pathways. Emphasis is placed on replication, transcription, translation and carbohydrate metabolism. Additional topics will include the citric acid cycle, lipid metabolism, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation.

  • CHEM 4381 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 4381 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM 4414 INTRO PHYS CHEM

    CHEM 4414 Introductory Physical Chemistry
    Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2423 and PHYS 2413 and PHYS 2423 and MATH 1452
    Corequisite(s): CHEM 4014

    A survey of the fundamental principles which govern chemical phenomena. Emphasis is placed on gases, basic thermodynamics, solutions, chemical equilibria, phase equilibria, chemical kinetics and electrochemical phenomena. A working knowledge of basic calculus is necessary. This course includes one credit hour for laboratory sessions.

  • CHEM 4481 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    CHEM 4481 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included. Laboratory may or may not be included.

  • CHEM Chemistry 2016

    GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB