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Applied Chemistry Minor

Division of Natural Sciences

Minor in applied chemistry at Bridgewater.

Consists of 28-32 credit hours including the following courses:

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometrystates of matter atomic and molecular structurechemical bonding periodicity energyrelationships and equilibria acid-basechemistry electrochemistry kineticssolubilitythermodynamics kinetic molecular theory ofgases and the systematic study of families ofelements. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hourlaboratory per week.Prerequisite MATH 110 MATH 115 or MATH 118General Education natural and physicalsciencesCredit may not be received for both CHEM 125 and161

Unit(s): 4

Principles of chemistry including stoichiometrystates of matter atomic and molecular structurechemical bonding periodicity energyrelationships and equilibria acid-basechemistryelectrochemistry kinetics solubilitythermodynamics kinetic molecular theory ofgasesand the systematic study of families of elements.Three hours of lecture and one four-hourlab per week.Prerequisites CHEM 161 or permission of theinstructorGeneral Education natural and physicalsciencesCredit may not be received for both CHEM 125 and161

Unit(s): 4

Structure nomenclature reaction mechanismssynthesis and identification of organicmolecules. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 162 or permissionof the instructorCredit cannot be earned for both CHEM250 and 305

Unit(s): 4

Structure nomenclature reaction mechanismssynthesis and identification of organicmolecules. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 305

Unit(s): 4

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A continuation of organic chemistry startedin CHEM 305 including a study of theinterpretation of infrared spectroscopy protonand carbon NMR UV-visible spectroscopy and massspectrometry. The lab will be an introduction tochemical research that includes research methodsand techniques through a series of experiments.Prerequisite CHEM 305Credit may not be received for both 306 and310 or for both CHEM-308 and CHEM-310

Unit(s): 5

Differential and integral calculus for thestudentwho needs a working knowledge of the subjectbut does not plan to pursue more advanced studyin mathematics. Includes theory and applicationof limits derivatives and integrals.Prerequisite MATH 120 or satisfactoryperformance on placement testCredit may not be received for both MATH 130 andMATH 131

Unit(s): 3

-or-
Study of differential calculus of a singlevariable. Applications of the derivative are madeto curve sketching max-min problems and linearapproximation and IHopitals Rule. Alsoincludedare applications of the Intermediate ValueTheoremand Mean Value Theorem. Credit may not bereceivedfor both MATH 130 and 131.Prerequisites MATH 120 or satisfactoryperformance on placement test

Unit(s): 3

And three additional CHEM courses selected from the following:

The chemistry and quantitative aspects ofenvironmentally important cycles (C N O P S)in the context of the atmosphere hydrosphere andlithosphere. Major environmental issues arediscussed such as acid rain sewage treatmentozone destruction anthropogenic climate changeair pollution and eutrophication. Laboratoriesinvolve sampling quantitative detection and dataanalysis. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week. Prerequisites CHEM-162

Unit(s): 4

This course is an introduction to quantum theoryand statistical mechanics with an emphasis ontheir application to spectroscopy andthermodynamic properties. Students will beintroduced to and perform relevant calculations. The results of these calculations will then beused to introduce and develop the theory behindvarious spectroscopic techniques as well asdevelop the relationships between statisticalmechanics and thermodynamic properties. Studentswill also gain hands-on experience working withseveral spectroscopic instruments.Prerequisites CHEM-162 and
Differential and integral calculus for thestudentwho needs a working knowledge of the subjectbut does not plan to pursue more advanced studyin mathematics. Includes theory and applicationof limits derivatives and integrals.Prerequisite MATH 120 or satisfactoryperformance on placement testCredit may not be received for both MATH 130 andMATH 131

Unit(s): 3
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Study of integral calculus of a single variable.Included are techniques of integration andnumerical methods of integration. Applications ofthe integral are made to computing area volumearc length and selected topics.Prerequisite MATH 131

Unit(s): 3


Unit(s): 3

CHEM/
Introduction to the major biomolecular compoundclasses including carbohydrates proteinslipids and nucleic acids along with a survey ofenzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of keymetabolic pathways. Three lectures per week.Prerequisite
Overview of the functional groups and reactivityof organic molecules using biological examples.Three hours of lecture and one two-hour lab perweek.Prerequisites CHEM 125 or 162Credit may not be received for both CHEM 250 and305

Unit(s): 4
or
Structure nomenclature reaction mechanismssynthesis and identification of organicmolecules. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 305

Unit(s): 4
310

Unit(s): 3

-or-
BIOL/
Introduction to the major biomolecular compoundclasses including carbohydrates proteinslipids and nucleic acids along with a survey ofenzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of keymetabolic pathways. Three lectures and one labper week.Prerequisite CHEM-250 or CHEM-306310

Unit(s): 4

Molecular orbital theory reaction kinetics andorganic name reactions. Three hours of lectureper week.Prerequisite CHEM 306 or 310Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Designed to introduce students to the fundamentalprinciples and techniques of computationalchemistry. Approaches to be discussed includemolecular mechanics molecular dynamics anddensity functional theory among others.Discussion will focus on supporting notreplacing the work of traditional syntheticchemists and particular attention will be paidto the strengthslimitations of each techniquefor one or more specific purposes. Students willlearn to model molecular systems and tocritically analyze a potential energy surfaceidentifying local and global minima and thetransition states between them. The applicationof these tools in ligand design and drugdiscovery will be a key component.Prerequisites CHEM 306 or 310Alternate years offered 2017-2018

Unit(s): 3

Physical properties electronic structure andreactivity of transition metal compounds. Threehours of lecture and one four-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 306 or 310Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Exposure to methods of quantitation signalto-noise enhancement instrumental design andfunction methods of spectroscopychromatographyelectroanalytical analysis and massspectrometry. Three hours of lecture and onefour-hour lab per week.Prerequisite CHEM 250 or 305Alternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 4

Physical states of solution systems-thermodynamics equilibria reactionrates electrochemistry and photochemistry.Three hours of lecture per week.Prerequisites CHEM 415 MATH 132 and PHYS 222or permission of instructorAlternate years offered 2017-2018Credit may not be received for both CHEM 425 and427

Unit(s): 3

Physical states of chemical systems-thermodynamics equilibria reactionrates electrochemistry and photochemistry- withlab examination of reactions in multicomponentsystems. Three hours of lecture and four hours oflab work per week.Prerequisites for CHEM 415 MATH 132 and PHYS222 or permission of instructor.Alternate years offered 2017-2018Credit may not be received for both CHEM 425 and427

Unit(s): 4

Atomic structure and chemical bonding basedon applications of Schroedingers Equation tostructures of chemical interest. Three hours oflecture per week.Prerequisite CHEM 425 or 427 or permission ofthe instructorAlternate years offered 2016-2017

Unit(s): 3

CHEM/
A continuation of the topics covered inBiochemistry I with special attention paid tothe classic chemical reactions at work inbiological systems. The intersection ofbiochemical principles with such applications asdrug discovery and computational modeling will beemphasized as a mechanism for understanding thefundamental relationship between structure andfunction. Three lectures per week.Prerequisite BIOL
Introduction to the major biomolecular compoundclasses including carbohydrates proteinslipids and nucleic acids along with a survey ofenzyme kinetics and the overall regulation of keymetabolic pathways. Three lectures per week.Prerequisite CHEM-250 or CHEM-306310

Unit(s): 3
or 356

Unit(s): 3

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