Undergraduate Courses

Subject course numbers in parentheses at the end of the course description represent the course equivalent in the Texas Common Course Numbering system.

CHEM 1401 General Chemistry I (3-2) This course covers introduction to matter, atomic theory, atomic structure, concept of mole, chemical units of concentration, concept of pH, concept of balanced chemical reaction equation, chemical bonding, and kinetic molecular theory of gases.  (CHEM 1411) Corequisite: Math 1315 or equivalent. Advanced placement in Chemistry 1401 may be given on successful completion of advanced placement examination.

CHEM 1402 General Chemistry II (3-2) This course covers introduction to kinetic molecular of gases, colligative properties of solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, acid-base equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, and electrochemistry. The laboratory includes an introduction to qualitative and quantitative analysis. (CHEM 1412) Prerequisite: Chemistry 1401

CHEM 2405 General Quantitative Analysis (2-4) This course includes chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, buffers, solubility equilibrai and volumetric methods of analysis. (CHEM 2401) Prerequisite: Chemistry 1402

CHEM 3309 Biochemistry I (3-0) Fundamental principles of Biochemistry will be covered in this course. Chemistry and functions of amino acid proteins, nucleic acids, and their functions in the storage and transfer of biological information, bioenergetics and metabolism.  Prerequisite: Chemistry 3407

CHEM 3402 Forensic Chemistry (3-2) This is a laboratory course designed to teach students interested in law enforcement professions to methodologies such as filtration, recrystallization, titration, pH determination, and chemical reactions. Students will use the optical microscope for testing pieces of evidence, develop and lift latent finger prints, perform micro-testing of drugs, and utilize a novel technique developed at SRSU for the preparation of hair fibers.

CHEM 3403 Physical Chemistry I (3-2) This course includes in depth studies of gaseous systems, thermodynamics, phase equilibria, properties of mixtures, and surface chemistry. Corequisite: Math 2413 or equivalent, and Chemistry 2405

CHEM 3404 Physical Chemistry II (3-3) This course includes in depth studies of statistical thermodynamics, molecular reaction dynamics, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry and homogenous and heterogeneous equilibrium. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3403; Corequisite: Math 3320

CHEM 3407 Organic Chemistry I (3-3) A thorough study of the chemistry of aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Special emphasis on stereochemistry spectroscopy, reaction mechanisms and fundamental principles of organic chemistry. Prerequisite: Chemistry 1402

CHEM 3408 Organic Chemistry II (3-3) The study of heterocyclic compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins and steroids. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3407

CHEM 4300 Undergraduate Research (3-0) Individual research or studies on topics of general interest encouraged.  May be repeated once for credit.  (on demand)

CHEM 4304 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3-0) This course involves an in depth study of wave mechanical principles, chemical bonds, comparison of valence bond and molecular bond theories, coordination compounds and inorganic nomenclature. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3404

CHEM 4307 Qualitative Organic Analysis (3-0) The isolation and identification of organic compounds by modern chromatographic and spectroscopic techniques.  Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

CHEM 4311 Special Topics (3-0) A course covering various topics in Chemistry. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

CHEM 4401 Instrumental Analysis (2-4) The theory and application of instrumental methods such as gas chromatography, infra red spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, atomic absorption spectroscopy and ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy. Prerequisite: Chemistry 2405 or permission of instructor.

CHEM 4402 Special Problems (3-3) Individual directed readings and conference on special topics in Chemistry.  A lecture or seminar format may be used when sufficient interest exists in a topic.

CHEM 4509 Biochemistry I (5-0) The chemistry of the living cell.  A thorough examination of biomolecules, metabolic cycles and biosynthetic pathways. Prerequisite: Chemistry 3407