Courses

  • CHEM-1104 Introduction to Chemistry

    A survey course covering atomic structure, bonding, application of mathematics to chemical equations, acid-base chemistry, gas laws and introductory organic and biological chemistry. The lab includes experiments in these lecture topics emphasizing measurement concepts and calculations. Lecture - 3 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • CHEM-1115 General Chemistry I

    First semester of a two-semester sequence for science majors. A study of atomic theory, bonding, periodicity, thermochemistry, gas laws, and, in general, quantitative relationships in chemical and physical processes. Lecture - 4 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered every semester.

  • CHEM-1215 General Chemistry II

    Second semester of a two-semester sequence for science majors. A study of the liquid and solid states, solubility and acid-base equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, oxidation-reduction, electrochemical cells, and complex ions. Also includes an introductory unit on organic chemistry. Lecture - 4 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester and summer.

  • CHEM-1314 General Chemistry for Engineers

    A study of stoichiometry, periodicity, electronic structure of the atom, bonding theories, the states of matter, thermochemistry, and chemical thermodynamics, and selected applications for engineering. Lecture - 3 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • CHEM-2113 Introduction to Forensic Science

    A survey course covering the various ways in which science is applied to law. The major fields of forensic science and their basic tenets will be discussed and supported through various readings and outside speaker presentations. Topics of forensic science to be discussed include criminalistics, forensic pathology, forensic anthropology, forensic entomology, forensic psychiatry, forensic odontology, forensic engineering, forensic nursing, forensic accounting, and forensic art. Lecture-3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall of odd numbered years.

  • CHEM-3114 Analytical Chemistry I

    A course for increasing the understanding of the chemical composition of matter, and the tools and techniques used to make qualitative and quantitative analyses. The student will learn to apply scientific measurement principles in order to understand chemical systems and collect useful information. The student will experience analysis with several techniques and instruments found in the analytical laboratory. Lecture-3 hours; Laboratory-3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • CHEM-3115 Organic Chemistry I

    An integrated study of atomic and molecular orbital theory with the naming of organic compounds, including an introduction to stereochemistry. A study of structure and reactivity of various types of organic compounds, including alkenes, alkynes, dienes, alkanes, alkyl halides, alcohols, amines, ethers, radicals, and epoxides. Principles of mass spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy. Lab exercises include Introduction to lab techniques used in organic analysis, identification, and synthesis, including Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Techniques for determining physical properties, such as melting point, boiling point, and refractive index, as well as performing extraction, recrystallization, sublimation, and distillation. Use of the lab notebook and preparation of a detailed lab report. Lecture - 4 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • CHEM-3124 Organic Chemistry II

    Continuation of the first semester course with emphasis on the study of organic chemical reactions, including the reactions of benzene, the reactions of substituted benzenes, and the structure and reactions of carbonyl compounds that include aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acid derivatives. Coverage of oxidation-reduction reactions, heterocyclic compounds, multi-step synthesis processes, and principles. Principles of Nmr spectroscopy. Lab exercises include using techniques from first semester lab course plus gas chromatography and Nmr to perform and evaluate the following chemical reactions: catalytic hydrogenation of alkenes, hydration of alkenes, synthesis of alcohols, use of nucleophilic substitution to synthesize 1-bromobutane, Grignard synthesis, aromatic substitutions, the Friedel-Crafts acylation reaction, and pinacol rearrangements. Lecture - 3 hours; Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

  • CHEM-3214 Analytical Chemistry II

    A course for increasing the knowledge of gathering qualitative and quantitative information about the composition and structure of matter. This course is to help the student gain an understanding of the tools available for solving analytical problems. The pitfalls that accompany physical measurements and the limitations in sensitivity, precision, and accuracy of instrumental measurement will be discussed. The strengths and limitations of instruments that are currently available in modern industrial and research laboratories, such as the gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer, high performance liquid chromatograph, atomic absorption spectroscope, ultraviolet-visible light spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectroscope, and Raman spectroscope, will be covered in detail. Lecture-3 hours; Laboratory-3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • CHEM-4014 Biochemistry I and Lab

    A detailed study of the structure and function of the major classes of biomolecules, including proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. The course also includes in-depth discussions of enzyme mechanisms and catalysis, receptor-ligand interaction, cellular signaling pathways, molecular motors, and membrane structure and function. The lab provides basic biochemical techniques, including differential centrifugation, chromatography, oxidation studies, enzymology, and electrophoresis. Lecture - 3 hours, Laboratory - 3 hours. Same as BIOL-4014. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

  • CHEM-4113 Physical Chemistry I

    A study of the mathematical approaches to the physical properties of chemical systems, including gas laws, thermodynamics equilibria, liquids and solutions, solids, and reaction rates. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • CHEM-4121 Physical Chemistry Experiments I

    Lab exercises to accompany CHEM-4113, which is a corequisite. Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of odd numbered years.

  • CHEM-4123 Biochemistry II

    A detailed overview of intermediary metabolism including discussion of glycolysis, Krebs cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, amino acid synthesis and catabolism, the urea cycle and nucleotide biosynthesis. Lecture - 3 hours. Same as BIOL-4123. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • CHEM-4213 Physical Chemistry II

    A study of quantum mechanical investigations into chemical systems, concentrating on the fundamental nature of atoms, molecules and bonding. These principles are used to discuss the interaction of atoms and molecules with radiation and the statistical behaviors of ensembles. Lecture - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • CHEM-4221 Physical Chemistry Experiments II

    A continuation of CHEM-4121. Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • CHEM-4313 Forensic Toxicology

    An integrated study of toxicology as it relates to forensic science. This course will provide an introduction to postmortem forensic toxicology, forensic drug testing. Analytical principles, both theory and applications, will be covered for the most commonly encountered analytes. This course is primarily theory and background. Lecture-3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of odd numbered years.

  • CHEM-4414 Inorganic Chemistry

    A study of inorganic chemistry: advanced atomic theory, symmetry and group theory, molecular orbital theory, advanced acid-base theory, coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and introduction to solid state, main group, organometallic, bioinorganic, and environmental chemistries. Lecture - 3 hours, Laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester of even numbered years.

  • CHEM-4514 Forensic Analysis

    An integrated laboratory-lecture study of various up-to-date technologies utilized by forensic scientists in their application of science to criminal investigations. The laboratory will include many prominent analyses, including blood alcohol, drugs of abuse, ink, fingerprint, glass fragmentation, and explosives. Lecture - 3 hours; laboratory - 3 hours. This course is normally offered in the spring semester of even numbered years.

  • CHEM-4611 Research Methods

    A lab-literature approach to advanced topics and methods in chemistry. Work will involve lab experiences beyond those available in other courses, with methods development for undergraduate research projects. (1-3 hours) This course offered as needed.

  • CHEM-4711 Practicum in Forensic Science

    A hands-on experience in forensic science research in the chemistry laboratories at OC or in the forensic laboratory of the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) Forensic Science Center (FSC) or at another suitable forensic science lab. The student will rotate through all units of the FSC or be assigned a specific unit working on a designated research project or perform a research project at OC. Laboratory-3-8 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall and spring semesters and in the summer.

  • CHEM-4900 Independent Study in Chemistry

    Assigned readings, reports or lab investigations based on the needs and interests of the individual student. Must be administered by a chemistry professor and may be taken only with the approval of both the departmental chair and the instructor directing the study. (1-3 hours) This course is offered as needed.

  • CHEM-4901 Independent Study in Chemical Health and Safety

    Reviewing technical sources of information, understanding the human health and safety of a chemical compound commonly found in the workplace or in the environment. Organizing the information and co-writing with the instructor an informational article for publication in an American Chemical Society peer-reviewed journal. 1 hour. This course is normally offered every semester.

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