Chemistry (CHEM)

Courses

CHEM A055 Contemporary Chemistry 3 Credits

Introductory course for students with little or no chemistry background. Covers units of measurement, matter, atoms, periodic table, nomenclature, equations, oxidation-reduction, solutions, calculations, and problem solving.

Prerequisites: MATH A055 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A151 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A103 Survey of Chemistry 3 Credits

Survey of topics including matter, energy, units of measurement, the periodic table, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, radioactivity, oxidation-reduction reactions, solutions involving acids, bases and buffers; and an introduction to organic chemistry with units on functional groups and the chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes.
Special Note: This is an introductory course designed for health science majors and assumes prior knowledge of college preparatory high school chemistry and algebra. CHEM A103L is the laboratory component of this course and requires a separate registration.
Registration Restrictions: CHEM A055 with a minimum grade of C or college preparatory high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C. If the MATH A105 prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate scores on the SAT or ACT tests or appropriate scores on a UAA-approved placement test such as the Accuplacer placement test.

Prerequisites: MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A151 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A152 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A155 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A251 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

CHEM A103L Survey of Chemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

Introductory chemistry laboratory course with experiments designed to introduce students to the basics of laboratory equipment, data collection, data analysis and reporting; and to illustrate, augment and apply concepts covered in CHEM A103.
Special Note: Students who do not meet the prerequisites for this course may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the faculty. Attendance is mandatory for all chemistry laboratory courses the first week of class. Unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor, any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting for this lab may be administratively dropped and a student on a waiting list will be added in their place. Any fees resulting from either of these drop procedures or any late registration procedure will be the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisites: CHEM A103 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

CHEM A104 Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry 3 Credits

This is the second semester course in the sequence for health science majors. The course content includes common nomenclature of organic compounds, organic functional group reactions, biochemical processes and pathways, biological macromolecules and metabolites.
Special Note: CHEM A104L is the lab component of this course and requires a separate registration.

Prerequisites: CHEM A103 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

CHEM A104L Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Laboratory 1 Credit

Second semester introductory chemistry laboratory course. Experiments are designed to reinforce concepts students have been exposed to regarding the basics of laboratory equipment, data collection, data analysis and reporting. This course illustrates, augments and applies concepts covered in CHEM A104.
Special Note: Students who do not meet the prerequisites for this course may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the faculty. Attendance is mandatory for all chemistry laboratory courses the first week of class. Unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor, any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting for this lab may be administratively dropped and a student on a waiting list will be added in their place. Any fees resulting from either of these drop procedures or any late registration procedure will be the responsibility of the student. Pregnant students should be aware that they will be using chemicals in this course that are teratogenic and may cause harm to unborn children.

Prerequisites: CHEM A103L with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A104 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

CHEM A105 General Chemistry I 3 Credits

Introduction to general chemistry for science majors which includes topics in elements and compounds, the periodic table, atomic and subatomic theory and spectroscopy, bonding, various chemical reactions, thermodynamics, atomic and molecular interactions in gases, liquids, solids and solution chemistry.
Special Note: Assumes prior knowledge of college preparatory high school chemistry and algebra. CHEM A105L is the lab component of this course and requires a separate registration.
Registration Restrictions: CHEM A055 with a minimum grade of C or college preparatory high school chemistry with a minimum grade of C. If the MATH A105 prerequisite is not satisfied, appropriate scores on the SAT or ACT tests or appropriate scores on a UAA-approved placement test such as the Accuplacer placement test.

Prerequisites: MATH A105 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A151 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A152 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A155 with a minimum grade of C or MATH A251 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

CHEM A105L General Chemistry I Laboratory 1 Credit

Introductory chemistry laboratory course with experiments designed to introduce students to the basics of laboratory equipment, data collection, data analysis and reporting; and to illustrate, augment and apply concepts covered in CHEM A105.
Special Note: Students who do not meet the prerequisites for this course may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the faculty. Attendance is mandatory for all chemistry laboratory courses the first week of class. Unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor, any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting for this lab may be administratively dropped and a student on a waiting list will be added in their place. Any fees resulting from either of these drop procedures or any late registration procedure will be the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisites: CHEM A105 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

CHEM A106 General Chemistry II 3 Credits

The second semester in the general chemistry sequence for science majors. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium chemistry, acid-base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, electrochemical cell chemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, and chemical analysis methods.
Special Note: CHEM A106L is the laboratory component of this course and requires a separate registration.

Prerequisites: CHEM A105 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sciences GER.

CHEM A106L General Chemistry II Laboratory 1 Credit

The second semester of this introductory chemistry laboratory course sequence. Experiments are designed to reinforce concepts students have been exposed to regarding the basics of laboratory equipment, data collection, data analysis, and reporting. This course illustrates, augments, and applies concepts covered in CHEM A106.
Special Note: Students who do not meet the prerequisites for this course may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the faculty. Attendance is mandatory for all chemistry laboratory courses the first week of class. Unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor, any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting for this lab may be administratively dropped and a student on a waiting list will be added in their place. Any fees resulting from either of these drop procedures or any late registration procedure will be the responsibility of the student.

Prerequisites: CHEM A105L with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

Attributes: UAA Natural Sci Lab Only GER.

CHEM A253 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry 3 Credits

Study of structure and bonding of inorganic compounds with emphasis on molecular symmetry, d-metal complexes and catalysis.

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A312 Quantitative Analysis 5 Credits

General principles of chemical analysis, including introduction to volumetric, gravimetric and instrumental methods, theory, problems, and laboratory.
Special Note: Pregnant students should be aware that they will be using chemicals in this course that are teratogenic and may cause harm to unborn children.

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A106L with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A321 Organic Chemistry I 3 Credits

Investigates the chemistry of carbon compounds including alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides, and arenes. Discusses physical properties, nomenclature, synthesis, reactions, reaction mechanisms, and stereochemistry of these compounds.

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A322 Organic Chemistry II 3 Credits

Continuation of CHEM A321. Includes the study of spectroscopic techniques for structure determination, and the chemistry of alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, sulfides, carbonyl compounds, amines, carbohydrates and amino acids. Emphasizes nomenclature, physical properties, synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms.

Prerequisites: CHEM A321 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A323L Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 Credits

A practical implementation of the theory learned in CHEM A321 and A322. Purification techniques, spectroscopic methods and synthetic methods of organic compounds will be taught.
Special Note: Students who do not meet the prerequisites for this course may be administratively dropped at the discretion of the faculty. Attendance is mandatory for all chemistry laboratory courses the first week of class. Unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor, any student who does not attend the first scheduled meeting for this lab may be administratively dropped and a student on a wait list will be added in their place. Any fees resulting from either of these drop procedures or any late registration procedure will be the responsibility of the student. Pregnant students should be aware that they will be using chemicals in this course that are teratogenic and may cause harm to unborn children.

Prerequisites: CHEM A106L with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A321 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A322 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

CHEM A332 Physical Chemistry II 3 Credits

Principles of quantum mechanics with application to atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy. Introduction to statistical mechanics.
Special Note: MATH A302 is strongly recommended.

Prerequisites: PHYS A303 with a minimum grade of C and MATH A314 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A411 Biophysical Chemistry 3 Credits

Study of principles of thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, molecular kinetic theory and spectroscopy as applied to biochemical systems. Applications to solutions, phase equilibria, biochemical reactions, transport properties and spectroscopic techniques for biomolecular characterization. Introduction to computational techniques in physical chemistry.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A611

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C and MATH A252 with a minimum grade of C and PHYS A124 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A434 Instrumental Methods 5 Credits

Techniques in operating new and specialized instruments for qualitative and quantitative analysis and analytical methods of an advanced nature. For students in chemistry and allied fields.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A634

Prerequisites: CHEM A312 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A441 Principles of Biochemistry I 3 Credits

A study of the structure and function of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids and membranes.
Special Note: Students who complete CHEM A441 as part of their undergraduate degree cannot receive credit toward their graduate degree from CHEM A641.
Registration Restrictions: Junior standing. Completion of all GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses. Completion of 7 credits of GER Tier 2 courses in the Natural Sciences.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A641

Prerequisites: CHEM A322 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

CHEM A442 Principles of Biochemistry II 3 Credits

A study of the bioenergetics and the metabolic pathways of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids.
Special Note: Students who complete CHEM A442 as part of their undergraduate degree cannot receive credit toward their graduate degree from CHEM A642.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A642

Prerequisites: CHEM A441 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A443 Biochemistry Laboratory 2 Credits

Laboratory course designed to provide instruction in modern biochemical laboratory techniques.

Prerequisites: CHEM A441 with a minimum grade of C and CHEM A442 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment.

CHEM A450 Environmental Chemistry 3 Credits

Examines the origin and evolution of the environment, energy, mineral resources, solid wastes, recycling, air and water pollution, and the effects of foreign substances on living systems. The relationships among these problems will be demonstrated and quantitative chemical principles applied.
Special Note: This course is an introduction to environmental chemistry for all science majors.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor approval

Prerequisites: CHEM A106 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A456 Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos 3 Credits

An introduction to nonlinear dynamics and chaos. Concrete examples from physics, biology, chemistry, and engineering are used to develop analytical methods and geometric intuition. Topics covered include phase plane analysis, iterated maps, fractals, and strange attractors.
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.
Crosslisted With: BIOL A456 and PHYS A456

Prerequisites: MATH A253 with a minimum grade of C and (PHYS A124 with a minimum grade of C or PHYS A212 with a minimum grade of C).

Attributes: UAA Integrative Capstone GER.

CHEM A471 Immunology 3 Credits

Fundamental concepts of immunology including cells and tissues of the immune system, innate immunity, lymphocyte development, antigenicity, cytokine signaling, antibody responses, immunotherapies and vaccines. Discusses comparative immunological evolution of non-human species. Emphasizes immunological aspects of human disease including host-pathogen interactions, autoimmune diseases, immunodeficiencies and cancer.
Crosslisted With: BIOL A471.

Prerequisites: BIOL A242 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL A252 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A477 Bioanalytical Chemistry 5 Credits

Techniques in operating instrumentation and laboratory methods for the analysis of biomolecules.
Special Note: For students in biology, chemistry and allied fields.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A677

Prerequisites: CHEM A312 with a minimum grade of C or CHEM A441 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A480 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 3 Credits

Introduction to nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and basic application to problems in biology and earth sciences.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A680

Prerequisites: (CHEM A311 with a minimum grade of C or PHYS A212 with a minimum grade of C) and MATH A252 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A490 Selected Lecture Topics in Chemistry 1-3 Credits

Detailed coverage of a selected lecture topic in chemistry presented at a breadth and depth appropriate for upper division undergraduate science studies. Activities will vary according to the topic. For students in chemistry and allied fields.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with change of subtitle. Prerequisites and corequisites may vary with topic.
Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and instructor approval
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A690

CHEM A492 Undergraduate Seminar 1 Credit

Topical subjects in chemistry and biochemistry presented by undergraduate students.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and department chair permission.

CHEM A495 Chemistry Internship 3 Credits

Work experience in an approved position with supervision and training in various agencies and businesses. Exposes student to work environment beyond the campus setting to acquire essential practical skills and enhance self-confidence and career direction.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and department chair approval

CHEM A498 Individual Research 3 Credits

Research projects to be arranged with individual faculty members who will direct the study of research.
Special Note: May be repeated once for credit.
Registration Restrictions: Junior or senior standing and department chair permission.

CHEM A611 Advanced Biophysical Chemistry 3 Credits

Advanced study of biophysical chemistry through the principles of thermodynamics, kinetic concepts and spectroscopic analysis. Introduction to computational techniques in physical chemistry. Examination of the current literature in biophysical chemistry.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed CHEM A411.
Registration Restrictions: Instructor permission and graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A411

CHEM A634 Advanced Instrumental Methods 5 Credits

Lectures are concurrent with CHEM A434. A study of techniques in operating new and specialized instruments for qualitative and quantitative analysis and analytical methods of an advanced nature. Topics are appropriate for students in chemistry and allied fields. Graduate students will be required to develop an instrumental method, to submit a research paper summarizing their findings, including designs for future experiments on the subject and to give a seminar on the topic.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed CHEM A434.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A434

Prerequisites: CHEM A312 with a minimum grade of C.

CHEM A641 Advanced Biochemistry I 3 Credits

In depth study of the structure and function of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids and membranes.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have taken CHEM A441.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing; a course in organic chemistry and a course in biology, or instructor permission.
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A441

CHEM A642 Advanced Biochemistry II 3 Credits

In-depth study of the bioenergetics and the metabolic pathways of amino acids, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids and lipids.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have taken CHEM A442.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A442

Prerequisites: CHEM A641.

CHEM A677 Advanced Bioanalytical Chemistry 5 Credits

Advanced techniques in operating instrumentation and laboratory methods for the analysis of biomolecules. Graduate students will be required to develop a bioanalytical technique in the lab and give a seminar on their findings.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed CHEM A477.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor approval
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A477

CHEM A680 Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance 3 Credits

Advanced nuclear magnetic resonance theory and principles for elucidation of one- and multi-dimensional pulse sequences for structural analysis. Literature will be reviewed with regard to recent applications to biomolecules and soil analysis.
Special Note: Not available for credit to students who have completed CHEM A480.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor approval
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A480

CHEM A690 Advanced Lecture Topics in Chemistry 1-3 Credits

Advanced coverage of selected lecture topics in chemistry presented at a breadth and depth appropriate for graduate studies. Exposure to the topic will rely extensively on independent review of literature supplemented with text and lecture for references.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits with change in subtitle. Prerequisites and corequisites may vary with topic.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing
May Be Stacked With: CHEM A490

CHEM A698 Graduate Research 1-6 Credits

Discipline-specific research for graduate students. Topic of study to be approved and directed by a faculty member.
Special Note: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and permission of graduate advisor

CHEM A699 Graduate Thesis 1-6 Credits

Development, preparation, and completion of thesis at a graduate level. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions: Graduate standing and instructor permission.