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Chemistry (CH)

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http://departments.juniata.edu/chemistry/

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Background Information:

The chemistry department has a long-standing reputation for excellence in the undergraduate training of professional chemists. Juniata is ranked very high nationally in the number of chemistry graduates who have earned their Ph.D.'s according to the National Research Council. Our students are regularly accepted into top graduate programs and have made significant contributions to the field of chemistry. The chemistry department has been accredited by the American Chemical Society since 1936 and is proud to count four chemistry graduates who are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Our students are encouraged to develop interests across disciplines, especially given the increasing demand for scientists with broad expertise.

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Awarding credit for AP exam scores: A student with an AP score of 4 or 5 will receive 3 Natural Science credits, but is not waived from taking Chemistry prerequisites.

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CH-106   Organic Chemistry Concepts II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) A continuation of the work begun in CH105. Most of the attention is directed to an overview of the chemistry of increasingly complex organic systems, with particular emphasis on chemistry's impact on everyday life and molecular structures relevant to living systems. The logical thinking involved in structural analysis and in preparing large molecules from appropriate simpler building blocks is also stressed. Prerequisite: CH105 with a grade of C or better.

CH-114   Introduction to Physical Inorganic Chemistry I (Fall; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N,QS) First semester of a year-long introduction to programs in physics, engineering, geology, and areas of environmental science. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, oxidation-reduction reactions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, and a survey of organic, polymer and biological chemistry. The laboratory portion will include practical experience in analytical chemistry (solution preparation and dilution, pH measurements, visible spectrophotometry, titrations, and other analytical techniques) and will provide practice with material covered. Includes a lab. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-115   Introduction to Physical Inorganic Chemistry II (Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N,QS) Second semester of a year-long introduction to chemistry designed to meet the requirements for physics, engineering, geology, and areas of environmental science. Includes a lab. Prerequisites: CH114. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-116   Organic Chemistry Lab I (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N) An introduction to the lab techniques commonly involved in preparative chemistry. Corequisite: CH106. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-118   Organic Chemistry Lab II (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N) A continuation of CH116 with a focus on synthesis of various classes of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CH106 and CH116. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-120   Chemistry Seminar (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit) This course is designed to begin the journey for Juniata College biochemistry and chemistry POEs from students of science to citizens of the scientific community. During the semester speakers will present topics which will help inform the students about the opportunities for research and collaboration within the departments of chemistry, biology and physics at Juniata College as well as at other institutions; both domestically and abroad. Additionally, an emphasis will be made on post-graduation career opportunities, and planning.

CH-142   Integrated Chemistry Prin. I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) An introduction to the principles of chemistry, this course begins a two semester sequence that integrates information from all aspects of chemistry while focusing on the core principles of the relationships between energy, the structure of atoms and molecules, and atomic and molecular properties and reactivity. Topics include energy, reactions, atomic structure, elemental properties, bonding, and molecular properties. Corequisite CH143.

CH-143   Integrated Chemistry:principles-Lab I (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N,QS) This semester will focus on learning good laboratory practices, primarily through the quantitative analysis of compounds. The quantitative analysis of materials and an understanding of reproducibility and bias are relevant to many fields, including medical analysis or the analysis of contaminants in the environment. This course will also teach you how to keep an excellent laboratory notebook, identify safety hazards in the lab, and complete data analysis and graphing in Excel. All of these tools will serve you well in a variety of careers. CH-142 is a corequisite of this course. A lab fee is associated with this course.

CH-144   Integrated Chemistry Principles II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) An introduction to the principles of chemistry, this course completes a two semester sequence that integrates information from all aspects of chemistry while focusing on the core principles of the relationships between energy, the structure of atoms and molecules, and atomic and molecular properties and reactivity. Topics include thermodynamics, equilibrium reactions, acid/base and redox reactions, kinetics and nuclear reactions. Prerequisite 142, corequisite CH145.

CH-145   Integrated Chemistry Principles Lab II (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N,QS) This semester will focus on learning good laboratory practices, primarily through the quantitative analysis of compounds. The quantitative analysis of materials and an understanding of reproducibility and bias are relevant to many fields, including medical analysis or the analysis of contaminants in the environment. This course will also teach you how to keep an excellent laboratory notebook, identify safety hazards in the lab, and complete data analysis and graphing in Excel. All of these tools will serve you well in a variety of careers. CH-143 is a prerequisite for this course, and CH-144 is a corequisite. A lab fee is associated with this course.

CH-190   Chemistry Research (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-4.00 Credits; N) Individual research projects directed by faculty members. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CH-199   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows the department to offer special topics not normally offered. Departments may offer more than one special topic. Prerequisites vary with topic.

CH-222   Inorganic Chemistry (Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N) CH 222 is a one semester course of Inorganic Chemistry that builds on chemistry knowledge acquired in CH 142 (Integrated Chemistry Principles I). The Inorganic Chemistry course is designed for all students having " chemistry " in their POE title but it will serve any student who wants to learn about " chemistry of elements " because it covers chemistry of all elements from the periodic table with exception of organic carbon chemistry. The class also introduces students to theoretical concepts such as molecular symmetry, molecular spectroscopy, and theory of complexes. Part of the class is a 4-hour laboratory session which introduces students into synthetic inorganic chemistry and characterization of inorganic compounds. Syntheses, reactivity, and characterization of main group element compounds and transition metals will be practiced.

CH-232   Introductory Inorganic Chemistry (Fall; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N) The third course in the introductory chemistry sequence is designed for students with POE in chemistry or biology or with a pre-health career goal. Material includes basic principles of chemistry with emphasis on quantitative problem-solving. Topics include atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics, physical and chemical equilibrium, protolytic reactions, electrochemistry, chemical kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. The laboratory component provides students with hands-on learning of basic chemical principles, understanding of which is crucial for study of five fundamental chemistry subfields: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. Experiments complement lecture topics to allow students the maximum possible learning experience. Prerequisites: CH105, CH116 or permission. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-242   Integrated Chemistry Organic (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) Students enrolled in CH-242 will become familiar with the fundamental concepts and nomenclature needed to understand and communicate organic chemistry. The course is further designed to teach the structure-function relationships that exist across many classes of organic and bio-organic systems, and therefore provide a foundation for further study in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and medicine. Prerequisites: CH-144; Corequisites: CH-243

CH-243   Int. Chem. Org. Cab (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N) This course will utilize some of the techniques learned in CH-145 (prerequisite) and carry out experiments illustrative of the reactions learned in CH-242 (corequisite). This semester will focus on spectroscopy, organic chemistry laboratory techniques and reactions, and characterization. This course will also reinforce good laboratory notebook skills and identification of safety hazards in the lab. A lab fee is associated with this course.

CH-247   Bioanalytical Chemistry (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N,QS) Exploration of experimental techniques and topics that are pertinent to the careful analytical evaluation of biologically relevant chemistry. Prerequisites: CH243. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-250   Analytical Chemistry (Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N) Theory and practice of modern quantitative chemical analysis. Electronics, statistics,electrochemistry, spectroscopy, chromatography and hybrid methods are discussed and utilized. Prerequisites: CH232. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-252   Analytical Chemistry (Fall; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N,QS) This course focuses on the methods that chemists use to identify and quantify compounds of interest and measure their physical properties. Classroom and laboratory time will be spent considering experimental design, measurement techniques, and validation of results in a variety of chemical contexts. Prerequisites: CH144, CH145. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-260   Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) Builds on knowledge acquired in CH232. Students will learn about chemistry of main group elements, organometallic chemistry of s- and p block elements, d- and f- block chemistry, and organometallic compounds of d-block elements. Introduction to molecular symmetry, molecular spectroscopy, and theory of complexes are also covered. Intended for students whose primary interest is chemistry. Prerequisite: CH232. Corequisites: CH261.

CH-261   Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Lab (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N) Course introduces students to laboratory techniques in inorganic synthesis, planning of experiments, quantitative and qualitative evaluation of results of synthesis. Syntheses, reactivity, and characterization of main group element compounds and transition metals will be practiced. Note: A special fee is assessed. Corequisite: CH260. CH260 may be taken as a prerequisite with the permission of the instructor.

CH-262   Organic Chemistry (Spring; Yearly; 4.00 Credits; N) A continuation of the study of organic chemistry begun in CH 242 and CH 243. Special emphasis is placed on advanced aspects of structure and reactivity, with careful attention to the methodology and tools of synthesis. Topics include aromatic chemistry, enolate chemistry, pericyclic reactions, retrosynthetic analysis and various aspects of stereoselectivity. Prerequisites: CH 242 and CH 243.

CH-289   Chemistry Seminar (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N) This one-credit seminar is designed as a forum to present students with knowledge of (1 ) departmental and college resources, including research and internship opportunities: (2) the wide range of post-baccalaureate programs available to students with bachelors' degree in chemistry or biochemistry; and (3) career opportunities and how to learn about them. Students normally take this sophomore year.

CH-290   Chemistry Research (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-4.00 Credits; N) Individual research projects directed by faculty members. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CH-299   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows the department to teach special topics not normally offered. Departments may offer more than one special topic. Prerequisites vary with topic.

CH-301   Biochemistry & Molecular Biology I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) Focuses on the application of organic chemistry to biological systems. Protein structure and function, particularly in metabolism, is stressed. Prerequisite: CH250 and BI207, or permission of the instructor.

CH-305   Physical Chemistry I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) Introductory physical chemistry using the quantum first approach including an introduction to computational chemistry and some statistical thermodynamics. Prerequisites: PC203 and MA230 or instructor's permission, and additional quantitative experiences in mathematics, chemistry, and/or physics.

CH-306   Physical Chemistry II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) Continuation of CH305. Statistical approach to thermodynamics, kinetics, and non-equilibrium phenomena. Prerequisite: CH305 or instructor's permission.

CH-310   Biochemistry (Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; N) A survey of biochemistry for students with a POE in chemistry. Mechanistic and physico-chemical aspects of the subject will be emphasized. No biological background will be assumed. Prerequisite: CH305 or permission of the instructor.

CH-313   Physical Chemistry Lab I (Fall; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; N,CW,Q) This Physical Measurements course focuses on the design, execution, and reporting of the results of quantitative physical chemical experiments. The reports must include an accurate and convincing analysis of the quality and meaning of the data obtained. Prerequisites: CH250 and CH261. Corequisite: CH305 or permission. Note: A special fee is assessed.

CH-314   Physical Chemsitry Lab II (Spring; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; CW,Q) This course is a continuation of PChem Lab 1 but in the context of the experimental examination of the structure of solutions, particularly in the context of electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CH313. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-321   Organic Reactions (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) A continuation of the study of organic chemistry begun in CH105 and CH106. Special emphasis is placed on advanced aspects of structure and reactivity, with careful attention to the methodology and tools of synthesis. Prerequisites: CH106.

CH-334   Chemical Spectroscopy (Fall; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; N) Principles, methodology, and interpretation of nuclear magnetic resonance, mass, and infrared spectroscopy. Other types of spectroscopy, such as x-ray, will be presented in less detail. Prerequisite: CH106 and CH250 or permission of the instructor. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-338   Chemical Synthesis (Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; N,CW) A laboratory course inorganic and inorganic synthesis and the characterization of synthetic products utilizing modern chemical instrumentation and techniques. Note: A special lab fee is assessed. Prerequisite: CH261, CH321 and CH334.

CH-340   Wine Chemistry (Variable; Variable; 2.00 Credits; N) This is a 2-credit course dealing with the theoretical study (1 credit) of chemical processes that are involved in wine formation and that influence appearance, flavor, and aroma of different wines including such topics as barrel aging and corkage, wine and health, wine faults, and wine laboratory practices and procedures associated with vineyard to bottling lifecycle of wine. An intensive hands-on component (4 hours a week) enabling authentic experience of wine-grapes growing, wine making and wine tasting is part of the course (second credit). Prerequisites: 2 semesters of college Chemistry or permission of the instructor. Must be 21 years of age or older.

CH-342   Integrated Chemistry Biochemistry (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) The fourth semester of the Integrated Chemistry series, this course pulls content from chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics, and history to provide an integrated view of biochemistry. Topics include the use of thermodynamics, equilibrium, non-covalent interactions, kinetics, separations, biomolecular structure, and genetics to probe and explain biological phenomenon. Prerequisite CH242.

CH-352   Physical Chemistry I (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) In this course students will investigate the physical characteristics and interactions of matter. Topics covered will include thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, and molecular spectroscopy within the contexts of chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, molecular modeling techniques will be briefly introduced. Prerequisites: CH242, PC203 and MA230, or instructor's permission.

CH-354   Physical Chemistry II (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) In this course students will advance their understanding of physical chemistry concepts through primary literature sources and discussion. The course will focus on literature from the beginnings of thermodynamics and quantum mechanics as well as more modern research. Prerequisites: CH352, or instructor's permission.

CH-355   Physical Chemistry Lab (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N,CW) In this course students will gain hands on practice at obtaining data pertinent to physical chemistry through laboratory experiments. Experiments will be performed that highlight material from Physical Chemistry I (CH352). A significant component of each lab will involve molecular modeling. Prerequisites: CH352, or instructor's permission.

CH-362   Chemical Synthesis (Fall; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; N,CW) CH-362 is an advanced laboratory-based organic and organometallic synthesis class. Through the completion of two to three multi-component projects, students will gain a better understanding of the requirements of advanced laboratory research and will learn how to communicate as organic chemists. Overall, the course is designed to help students mature into skilled citizens of the scientific community. Prerequisites: CH-262

CH-372   Instrumental Methods (Spring; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) The primary tools that chemists use to characterize chemical species involve increasingly complex instrumentation. We will explore the principles and methodology of various types of instrumental methods and will analyze data resulting from these techniques. Prerequisites: CH252. Note: A special lab fee is assessed.

CH-390   Chemistry Research (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-4.00 Credits; N) Individual research projects directed by faculty members. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CH-399   Special Topics (Variable; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Advanced specialized topics in chemistry and related areas. Topic titles may vary from semester to semester. Note: abbreviated ST: (title); students may take more than one " ST: " course for credit. Offered at the discretion of the department to qualified students.

CH-401   Advanced Organic Chemistry (Spring; Even Years; 3.00 Credits; N) Discusses selected topics in organic chemistry with emphasis on general principles, including chemical bonding. Recent literature is used. Prerequisites: CH321 and CH305.

CH-406   Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (Spring; Odd Years; 3.00 Credits; N) Completes an introductory study of inorganic chemistry at an undergraduate level. Theoretical topics, like electronic structure (molecular orbital theory), molecular symmetry, theories about complexes, reaction mechanisms of complexes, catalysis, introduction to solid state chemistry, and a role of metals in life processes are covered. Students will become familiar with inorganic chemistry journals, SciFinder and the Cambridge Structural Database. Prerequisite: CH305.

CH-416   Biochemistry & Molecular Biology III (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) A seminar designed to integrate material covered in CH301 and BI316 with areas of current interest in biochemistry and related areas. Prerequisites: CH301 and BI316 or permission of the instructor.

CH-418   Advanced Biochemistry (Fall; Yearly; 3.00 Credits; N) Advanced Biochemistry is the third semester of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) curriculum for Biochemistry POEs, expanding the content of the previous two semesters. Stressing techniques and instrumentation, the course is comprised of student-led learning modules, which are created around the primary literature with the help of the instructor. Topics may include metabolism, systems biology, or genomics. Prerequisite CH342.

CH-432   Comprehensive Chemistry (Fall; Yearly; 1.00 Credit; N,Q) CH432 is a senior level problem oriented integrative review of chemistry using an advanced, general chemistry text and the texts used in prerequisite courses. The course consists of student self-study, followed by weekly exams. Students prepare short write-ups of answers to missed questions and make class presentations of these write-ups. In addition, a comprehensive oral examination and standardized written exam are required. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.

CH-490   Chemistry Internship (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00-9.00 Credits; N) See the chapter, " Special Programs " under Internships in the catalog. Note: May be repeated up to a total of 9 hours of credit. Corequisite: CH495. Prerequisite: Permission and Jr. or Sr. standing.

CH-491   Special Topics (Either Semester; Variable; 1.00-4.00 Credits) Allows departments to offer topics not normally taught. Prerequisites and corequisites vary by title.

CH-492   Senior Writing Seminar (Fall; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; CW,CS) Designed to provide practice in the writing skills necessary for practicing chemists. Students who are registered for CH494 will prepare a proposal for the research project they will undertake for that course. Students not registered for CH489 will write a review of an area of current interest in chemistry to include projections of future directions in that field. Students will prepare oral presentations for a professional audience and posters for a general audience based on the proposals or reviews. Prerequisites: Chemistry POE or permission of the instructor.

CH-493   Senior Thesis (Spring; Yearly; 2.00 Credits; CW) Designed for students who are carrying out senior research; students will write a senior thesis describing their work, part of the requirements for graduating with a distinction in chemistry, and prepare an oral presentation of their work. Prerequisites: CH492. Corequisites: CH494

CH-494   Chemistry Research (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 1.00-4.00 Credits; N) Individual research projects directed by faculty members. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

CH-495   Chemistry Research/Sem. (Fall & Spring; Yearly; 2.00-6.00 Credits; N) Requires students to reflect on the internship experience and /or pursue research related to the placement. Corequisite: CH 490. Prerequisite: permission.

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