Chemistry

  • Professor Earl G. Insley, Chairman
  • Professor Barker
  • Associate Professors Cover, Updike
  • Assistant Professors Mahoney, L. Wishner

Welcome to the Chemistry major!

Chemistry 111-112 is prerequisite to all other Chemistry courses. For a major program in Chemistry the following courses are required: Chemistry 311-312, 393-394, 395-396, 451, 452. Mathematics 111-112 is recommended for the freshman year. French, German, or Russian should be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement. A student who intends to major in Chemistry should arrange a four-year program in consultation with a member of the Chemistry staff.

Offered Courses:

100-level

  • Chemistry 112. General Chemistry. A course designed to introduce the student to the fundamental principles of chemistry and the more important elements and their compounds. One three-hour and three single periods a week. Eight credits. Staff.

200-level

  • Chemistry 251, 252. Analytical Chemistry. Prerequisite or corequisite: Mathematics 111-112. The first semester consists of an elaboration of the principles of chemistry with particular emphasis on chemical equilibrium. In the accompanying qualitative analysis laboratory, semi-micro techniques are employed. The second semester consists of the theory and techniques of volumetric quantitative analysis. Two single and three double periods a week. Four credits each semester. Mr. Cover.

300-level

  • Chemistry 311-312. Organic Chemistry. A study of aliphatic and aromatic compounds. One three-hour and three single periods a week. Eight credits. Mr. Insley.
  • Chemistry 317, 318. Biochemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 312. The application of chemical principles to the study of the composition and metabolism of living cells and organisms. Three single and one three-hour period a week. Four credits each semester. (Offered alternate years. Not offered in 1965-1966.) Mr. L. Wishner.
  • Chemistry 333. Gravimetric analysis. Prerequisite: Chemistry 251-252. One single and two three-hour periods a week. Fist semester. Four credits. Mr. Cover.
  • Chemistry 343, 344. Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. The study of modern theories of atomic and molecular structure and inorganic reactions in aqueous and non-aqueous systems. Three single periods a week. Three credits each semester. (Offered in alternate years. Offered in 1965-1966.) Mrs. Updike
  • Chemistry 393-394. Physical Chemistry. Must be accompanied by Chemistry 395-396, Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Prerequisites: Mathematics 211-212, Physics 201-202, Chemistry 251-252. This course is concerned with the study and applications of the principles of chemistry using kinetic, thermodynamic and statistical concepts. Three single periods each week. Six credits. Mr. Barker.
  • Chemistry 395-396. Physical Chemistry Laboratory. Accompanies Chemistry 393-394, Physical Chemistry. A course including methods of physico-chemical experimentation, selected physico-chemical determinations, and the treatment of experimental results. Two three-hour periods a week. Four credits. Mr. Mahoney.

400-level

  • Chemistry 411. Advanced Organic Chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 312. Advanced study of the compounds of carbon including structural theory and reaction mechanisms. Three single periods a week. First semester. Three credits. (Offered in alternate years. Offered in 1965-1966.) Mr. L. Wishner
  • Chemistry 414. Identification of Organic Compounds. Prerequisite: Chemistry 312. The systematic separation and identification of organic compounds. One single and two three-hour periods a week. Second semester. Three credits. (Offered in alternate years. Offered in 1965-1966.) Mr. L. Wishner.
  • Chemistry 434. Instrumental Analysis. Prerequisite or corequisite: Chemistry 394. One single and two three-hour periods a week. Second semester. Four credits. Mr. Mahoney.
  • Chemistry 451, 452+ Seminar. Student preparation of reports on selected topics in Chemistry for oral presentation and discussion. One hour a week. Required of all Chemistry majors in senior year. Others admitted only by special permission of the Chemistry department. One credit each semester. Staff.