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Effective Fall 2015, Vanderbilt University has introduced a new course catalog numbering scheme. For assistance with the translation between old (3-digit) and new (4-digit) numbers, please consult the Course Renumbering Lookup Tool.

CHEM 1001.   Commons Seminar .Topics vary. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 1010L. Introductory Chemistry Laboratory.Laboratory to accompany 1010. One three-hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the AXLE lab course requirement when completed with 1010. No credit for students who have earned credit for 1601L or 2221L. Corequisite: 1010. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 1010 . Introductory Chemistry.General principles for non-science majors or those not planning on taking additional chemistry courses. The periodic table, chemical reactions, properties of solutions, and atmospheric chemistry with connections to global environmental issues. No prior chemistry experience required. Not a prerequisite for advanced courses in chemistry. No credit for students who have earned credit for 1601, 2211, or 2221. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 1601. General Chemistry.General principles of chemistry for science and engineering students. Composition and structure of matter, chemical reactions, bonding, solution chemistry, and kinetics. Thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and coordination compounds. Three lectures per week and a recitation period. Students who have earned credit for 1010 will forfeit credit for 1010 upon completion of this course.  Corequisite:  1061L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 1602. General Chemistry.Continuation of 1601. General principles of chemistry for science and engineering students. Composition and structure of matter, chemical reactions, bonding, solution chemistry, and kinetics. Thermodynamics, equilibrium, acids and bases, electrochemistry, and coordination compounds. Three lectures per week and a recitation period. Students who have earned credit for 101b will forfeit credit for 101b upon completion of this course. Prerequisite: 1601. Corequisite: 1602L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 1061L. General Chemistry Laboratory.Laboratory to accompany 1601. One three-hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the AXLE lab course requirement when completed with 1601. Students who have earned credit for 1010L will forfeit credit for 1010L upon completion of this course. Prerequisite or corequisite:  1601. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 1602L. General Chemistry Laboratory.Laboratory to accompany 1602. One three-hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the AXLE lab course requirement when completed with 1602. Prerequisite: 1061L. Corequisite:  1602. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 2100. Introduction to Analytical Chemistry.Fundamental quantitative analytical chemistry with emphasis on principles of analysis, separations, equilibria, stoichiometry and spectrophotometry. No credit for graduate students in chemistry.  Corequisite:  2100L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 2100L. Analytical Chemistry Laboratory.Laboratory to accompany Chemistry 2100. No credit for graduate students in chemistry. One four- hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the AXLE lab course requirement when completed with 2100. Prerequisite or corequisite: 2100. [1] (No AXLE credit


CHEM 2211. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Placement Students.Fundamental types of organic compounds; their nomenclature, classification, preparations, reactions, and general application. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation each week. Equivalent to 2221. No credit for students who have earned credit for 2221 or 2222. Prerequisite: enrollment limited to first-year students with advanced placement chemistry scores of 5, or the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. Corequisite: 2221L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 2212. Organic Chemistry for Advanced Placement Students.Continuation of 2211. Fundamental types of organic compounds; their nomenclature, classification, preparations, reactions, and general application. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation each week. Equivalent to 2222. No credit for students who have earned credit for 2221 or 2222. Prerequisite: enrollment limited to first-year students with advanced placement chemistry scores of 5, or the approval of the director of undergraduate studies. Corequisite: 2222L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 2221L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory.Laboratory to accompany 2211 or 2221. One four-hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the AXLE lab course requirement when completed with 2211 or 2221. Prerequisite or corequisite:  2211 or 2221. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 2222L. Organic Chemistry Laboratory.Laboratory to accompany 218b or 2222. One four-hour laboratory per week. Satisfies the AXLE lab course requirement when completed with 2212 or 2222. Prerequisite or corequisite:  2212 or 2222. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 2221. Organic Chemistry.Fundamental types of organic com- pounds. Nomenclature and classification. Preparations, reactions, and general application. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation each week. Serves as repeat credit for 2211. No credit for graduate students in chemistry. Prerequisite: 1602.  Corequisite:  2221L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 2222. Organic Chemistry.Continuation of 2221. Fundamental types of organic compounds. Nomenclature and classification. Preparations, reactions, and general application. Three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation each week. Serves as repeat credit for 2212. No credit for graduate students in chemistry. Prerequisite: 2221. Corequisite: 2222L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3010. Inorganic Chemistry.A survey of modern inorganic chemistry including coordination compounds and the compounds of the main- group elements. Representative reactions and current theories are treated. Prerequisite or corequisite:  3330 or 3310. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3020. Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry.Functions of inorganic elements in living cells. The manner in which coordination can modify the properties of metallic ions in living systems. Prerequisite:  2212 or 2222. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3120. Instrumental Analytical Chemistry. Chemical and physical principles of modern analytical chemistry instrumentation.    Prerequisite: 2100 and  either 2122 or 2222. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3220. Spectroscopic Identification  of Organic Compounds.Theoretical and practical aspects of spectroscopic methods, with an emphasis on NMR spectroscopy, for structural characterization of organic compounds. Prerequisite:  2212 or 2222. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3135W. For ensic Analytical Chemistry.Techniques, methodologies, data collection, and interpretation. Laboratory experience with drug analysis, toxicology, trace, and arson analysis. Two hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: 2100 and 2100L. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3315. Physical Chemistry Laboratory.Experiments in chemical thermodynamics and kinetics. Data analysis and presentation. No credit for graduate students in chemistry. One three-hour laboratory or one lecture per week. Calculus through Math 2300 recommended. Prerequisite: 2222L and either MATH 1201 or 1301. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 3600. Chemical Literature.   Assigned readings and problems in the nature and use of the chemical literature. Prerequisite: 2212 or 2222. [1] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 3630. Macromolecular Chemistry: Polymers, Dendrimers, and Surface Modifications.        Synthesis and characterization of macromolecular materials including linear, branched, dendrimetric, and star polymers. Mechanical and physiochemical properties of polymeric types. Kinetics of living polymerization. Applications to nanostructures, templates, and advanced devices. Prerequisite: 1602. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3710. Bioorganic Chemistry. Essential metabolites including vitamins, steroids, peptides, and nucleotides. Consideration of phosphate esters and the synthesis of oligodeoxynucleotides. Three lectures per week. Prerequisite:  2212 or 2222. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 3841. Readings for Honors.   Open only to students in the departmental honors program. General reading supervised by research adviser. [2] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 3842. Readings for Honors.Open only to students in the departmental honors program. Continuation of 3841, with emphasis on research planned. [2] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 3860. Undergraduate Research.Open to students who have earned at least 8 hours of credit and a minimum GPA of 2.7 in chemistry, with consent of the director of undergraduate studies and the sponsoring faculty member. May be repeated for credit more than once if there is no duplication in topic, but students may earn only up to 3 credits per semester of enrollment. [1-3] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 3980. Honors Research.Open only to students in the departmental honors program. Original research supervised by research adviser, to be reported in thesis form with oral examination thereon. [2] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 4050. Introduction to Organometallic Chemistry.A general description of the preparation, reaction chemistry, molecular structure, bonding, and spectroscopic identification of organometallic compounds of the transition metals. Prerequisite: 3010. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 4210. Organic Chemistry Structure and Mechanism.Stereo-chemistry and conformational analysis; mechanisms of organic reactions; linear free-energy relationships; reactive intermediates. Three lectures and one recitation hour per week. No credit for students who have earned credit for 5210. Students who have earned credit for 5209 will earn only two credits for this course. Prerequisite: either 2212 or 2222 and either 3300 or 3310. [4] (MNS)

CHEM 4230. Physical Organic Chemistry.Structure and bonding in organic molecules. Reactive intermediates and organic reaction mechanisms. Prerequisite: 4210. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 4240. Advanced Organic Reactions.A comprehensive study of organic reactions and their application to the preparation of small molecules. Prerequisite: 4210 or 5210. Three lectures per week. [3] (MNS)

CHEM 4720. Drug Design and Development.Concepts of drug design; physical chemistry of drug interactions with receptors, enzymes, and DNA; drug absorption and distribution. Organic chemistry of drug metabolism; mechanism of action for selected therapeutic classes. [3]

CHEM 4965. Advanced Integrated Laboratory.Multidisciplinary laboratory projects. Experimental design, synthetic techniques, chemical analysis, spectroscopy, and computational methods. Offered on a graded basis only. Limited to senior majors. Prerequisite: 2100, 2100L. [3] (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 4966. Advanced Integrated Laboratory. Continuation of 4965. Offered on a graded basis only. Limited to senior majors. Prerequisite: 4965. [3]   (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 4980. Honors Research.Open only to students in the departmental honors program. Original research supervised by research adviser, to be reported in thesis form with oral examination thereon. [2]   (No AXLE credit)

CHEM 4999. Honors Research.Open only to students in the departmental honors program. Original research supervised by research adviser, to be reported in thesis form with oral examination thereon. [2]   (No AXLE credit)

 

 

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