Department of Chemistry
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COURSE CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
CHE-103 General Chemistry I - 4 credits
This course is required for all science division majors. It is a prerequisite to all other chemistry courses. The material includes the tools of chemistry; atoms and elements; compounds and molecules; reactions in aqueous solution; atomic structure; electron configurations and periodicity; chemical bonding; orbital hybridization; molecular orbitals and metallic bonding. Four hours lecture, one hour recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week are required.
CHE-104 General Chemistry II - 4 credits
This course is required for all science division majors. It is a prerequisite to all upper level chemistry courses. The material includes the behavior of gases and solutions; chemical kinetics; chemical equilibria; chemistry of acids and bases; precipitation reactions; entropy and free energy; electron transfer reactions; and thermochemistry. Four hours lecture, one hour recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week are required.
CHE-201 Quantitative Analysis - 4 credits
The material in this course includes: Statistical analysis of data; gravimetric analysis; acidbase equilibria; acid-base, precipitation and complexometric titrations; spectrophotometric analyses; and fundamentals of electrochemistry. Four hours of lecture and six hours of laboratory per week are required.
CHE-202 Physical Chemistry I - 4 credits
The material in this course includes: Gases; the first, second and third laws of thermodynamics; chemical equilibria; phases and solutions; phase equilibria; composite reaction mechanisms; and kinetics of elementary reactions. Four hours lecture and six hours laboratory per week are required.
Prerequisite: CHE-201 and PHY-103
CHE-203 Organic Chemistry I - 4 credits
This course covers the properties, nomenclature, reactions and syntheses of alkenes, alkenes, alkynes, arenes, alkyl halides, alcohols and ethers. Major reaction types include electrophilic addition, radical addition and substitution, nucleophilic substitution, elimination, acid-baseand stereochemical reactions. The laboratory involves the separation, purification and synthesis of organic compounds using microscale apparatus. Four hours lecture, one hour recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week are required.
Prerequisite: CHE-103 and CHE-104
CHE-204 Organic Chemistry II - 4 credits
This course covers the remaining major functional group compounds including carbonyl compounds, carboxylic acids and acid derivatives, amines, phenols and an introduction to the major biochemical groups. Spectroscopic methods (infrared, ultraviolet, mass and nuclear magnetic resonance) are studied and used in the laboratory for qualitative analysis. Four hours lecture, one hour recitation, and one three-hour laboratory per week are required.
CHE-205 Inorganic Chemistry - 4 credits
TThis course involves the study of chemical nomenclature, chemical reactions of the elements, acid-base theory and reactions. Other material covered includes an introduction to inorganic chemistry; building a network of ideas to make sense of the periodic table; hydrogen and hydrides; oxygen, aqueous solutions; acid-base character of oxides and hydroxides, alkali metals; alkaline-earth metals; groups 3A and 4A elements; group 5A: the pnicogens; sulfur selenium, tellurium and polonium; the halogens; and group 8A: the noble gases. Four hours lecture, and one three-hour laboratory per week are required.
CHE-301 Physical Chemistry II - 4 credits
The material covered in this course includes Electrochemistry, surface chemistry, colloids, transport properties, quantum mechanics and atomic structure, chemical bond, chemical spectroscopy, molecular statistics, the solid state and the liquid state. Four hours of lecture and six hours of laboratory per week are required.
CHE-302 Physical Chemistry III - 4 credits
The material covered includes advanced topics in physical chemistry relevant to material science.
CHE-303 Biochemistry I - 4 credits
Biochemistry I covers fundamental aspects of protein isolation, characterization, structure and function, biocatalysis, biomembranes, lipids and metabolic pathways of glycolysis, TCA cycle, and oxidative phosphorylation. Four hours lecture and three hours laboratory per week are required.
Prerequisite: CHE-203 and CHE-204
CHE-304 Biochemistry II - 4 credits
Biochemistry II is a systematic continuation of Biochemistry I and covers photosynthesis, chemistry of nucleic acids, DNA structure, DNA replication, repair transcription, translation and gene regulation, including recombinant DNA techniques, monoclonal antibodies, and gene manipulation. Four hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory* per week are required. Note: Biochemistry I and II may be offered without laboratory.
CHE-310 & 311 Seminar - 1 credit each
Participants present at least one satisfactory written and one satisfactory oral report each semester on a special chemical problem or on a topic of current interest. Meetings are scheduled for two hours, once a week. Required of Junior and Senior Chemistry Majors.
CHE-313 Scientific Literature - 2 credits
This course will acquaint the student with the nature and use of the library, emphasizing the chemical literature. The course will elaborate on the role of chemical literature in the development of chemistry, and the use of literature in research. Assignments teach the effective use of literature in research. Required of first semester junior chemistry majors, if given. Two hours lecture per week are required.
CHE-402 Instrumental Analysis - 4 credits
This course studies the principles and practices of modern instrumental analytical methods. Topics include visible, ultraviolet, and infrared spectroscopy; electroanalytical methods; gas and liquid chromatography; nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; atomic absorption and emission spectroscopy; and mass spectrometry. Four hours lecture and six hours laboratory per week are required.
Prerequisite: CHE-204 and CHE-301
CHE-403 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry - 3 credits
This course builds upon the material covered in Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry II. The following topics are covered: coordination chemistry (structures, isomers, bonding, electronic spectra), organometallic chemistry, reaction mechanisms (ligand substitution, stereochemical change, organometallic systems, oxidation/reduction), inorganic photochemistry, and bioinorganic systems.
Prerequisite: CHE-301 Offered: Spring
CHE-495 Independent Research/Study - 1-4 credits
Independent research or study projects supervised by a member of the faculty.