Chemistry : Courses

CHE 100 Introduction to Chemistry

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A one-semester introduction to basic chemistry for high school graduates who are reentering college after a long absence, and for transfer students who are concerned about their readiness for science courses at UB. Also appropriate for students who have had no high school chemistry or who have a weak background in chemistry. Helps prepare students to complete General Chemistry (CHE 101-CHE 102; CHE 105-CHE 106 or CHE 107-CHE 108), emphasizing problem solving. Topics include chemical measurements, properties of atoms and molecules, chemical reactions, chemical calculations, properties of gases, and thermochemistry. Three hours of lecture and two hours of recitation weekly.

CHE 101 General Chemistry Lecture

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Co-requisite: Student must register for LBR and LEC in the same term.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces fundamental concepts of chemistry, and surveys important chemical elements and their compounds. Three hours of lecture plus one four-hour recitation/laboratory period weekly. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

CHE 102 General Chemistry Lecture

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: CHE 101
Co-requisites: Students must enroll in LEC and LBR in the same term.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces fundamental concepts of chemistry, and surveys important chemical elements and their compounds. Three hours of lecture plus one four-hour recitation/laboratory period weekly. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

CHE 105 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the principles of chemistry and their applications. For students who are interested in majoring in a chemistry-related science. Three hours of lecture plus one four-hour recitation/laboratory period weekly.

CHE 106 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 105
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Introduces the principles of chemistry and their applications. For students who are interested in majoring in a chemistry-related science. Three hours of lecture plus one four-hour recitation/laboratory period weekly.

CHE 107 Gen Chem for Engineers LAB-REC

Credits: 0
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: Engineering major
Co-requisites: Students must enroll in LEC and LBR in the same term.
Type: LBR
Grading: Zero Credit Course / No Transcript

CHE 108 General Chemistry for Engineers

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 107
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Meets the general chemistry requirement for students wishing to receive an engineering degree in four years. Cannot be used for science distribution credit.

CHE 111 General Chemistry

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the lecture and recitation components of CHE 101 without laboratory.

CHE 112 General Chemistry

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: LR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the lecture and recitation components of CHE 102 without laboratory.

CHE 113 General Chemistry

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: LBR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the recitation and lab components of CHE 101 without lecture.

CHE 114 General Chemistry

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: CHE 101
Type: LBR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the recitation and lab components of CHE 102 without lecture.

CHE 121 Introduction to General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This is a one-semester course that surveys basic principles of chemistry as they apply to careers in the health-related sciences (e.g., nursing). The student will be exposed to basic chemical principles, mathematical reasoning and understanding of numerical data, chemical reactivity and stoichiometry, measurements and matter, and how these are related to living organisms.

CHE 201 Organic Chemistry LAB-REC

Credits: 0
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Pre-requisite: CHE 102 Or CHE 106 Or CHE 108
Co-requisites: Students must enroll in LEC and LBR in the same term.
Type: LBR
Grading: Zero Credit Course / No Transcript
This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

CHE 202 Organic Chemistry Lab-Rec

Credits: 0
Semester(s): (No information on typically offered semesters)
Co-requisite: Student must enroll in LBR and LEC in the same term
Type: LBR
Grading: Zero Credit Course / No Transcript
This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade other than W may repeat the course in the summer or only in the fall or spring semester with a petition to the College of Arts and Sciences Deans' Office.

CHE 203 Organic Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Summer
Pre-requisite: CHE 102 or CHE 106 or CHE 108
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the lecture component of CHE 201 without laboratory.

CHE 204 Organic Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: CHE 201 or CHE 203
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the lecture component of CHE 202 without laboratory.

CHE 214 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 102 or CHE 106 or CHE 108
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys classical methods of chemical analysis and underlying concepts. Introduces instrumental analysis theory, particularly spectroscopy and separations.

CHE 215 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry Laboratory

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 214
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys laboratory methods and techniques in analytical chemistry. Introduces instrumental analysis.

CHE 251 Contemporary Organic Chemistry

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 102 Or CHE 106 Or CHE 108
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For chemistry majors and interested students who are majoring in related sciences. Serves as a small class-setting alternative to CHE 201-CHE 202. Both CHE 251 and CHE 252 provide three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation plus a minimum of three hours of laboratory weekly.

CHE 252 Contemporary Organic Chemistry

Credits: 5
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 251
Type: LLR
Grading: Graded (A-F)
For chemistry majors and interested students who are majoring in related sciences. Serves as a small class-setting alternative to CHE 201-CHE 202. Both CHE 251 and CHE 252 provide three hours of lecture and one hour of recitation plus a minimum of three hours of laboratory weekly.

CHE 290 Undergraduate Research

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: CHE 102 Or CHE 106 Or CHE 108 Or Permission of Instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Introduces research methods in chemistry under the direction of a chemistry faculty member.

CHE 301 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Lab

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252 or Permission of Instructor
Co-requisites: Students must complete LAB, LEC, and REC in the same semester.
Type: REC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
This laboratory-based course is designed to prepare the student for independent laboratory research. The experiments will build on knowledge obtained from sophomore organic chemistry. The curriculum integrates techniques, organic synthesis, purification and spectroscopic analysis. Observational skills and record keeping are also emphasized. The lab curriculum includes experiments with the student's data summarized in a formal lab report. Four experiments will be done, emphasizing the importance of metal-catalyzed reactions in modern organic synthesis. The course has one weekly lecture (required, every week) and two 3-hour lab periods held on alternating weeks. The A lecture goes together with the A labs and the B lecture goes together with the B labs. Section A labs meet on odd-numbered weeks and section B labs meet on even-numbered weeks. The first week of the semester is odd-numbered. If you register for lecture A, you will enroll in either of the two lab sections, A1 or A2. The labs for the A-lecture meet on odd weeks of the semester, weeks 1,3,5,7,9,11,13 and no lab will be held on the even weeks. During the even weeks, you will not meet for lab. More detailed information will be available in the syllabus. The first week of lab is check-in and a technique assignment: section A students, please be sure to bring lab goggles, a combination lock and your lab notebook to the first week of class.

CHE 312 Chemistry of Biological Systems

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; and CHE 319 or CHE 349; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Develops and integrates chemical principles from sophomore- and junior- level courses into lectures on the structure and function of biological molecules. Emphasizes concepts and methods from the core disciplines of chemistry.

CHE 319 Physical Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 102 or CHE 106 or CHE 108; PHY 107 and PHY 108; MTH 141 and MTH 142; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines elementary physical chemistry, including chemical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Introduces chemical bonding, molecular structure, and spectroscopy.

CHE 320 Physical Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 319
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Examines elementary physical chemistry, including chemical thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, electrochemistry, and chemical kinetics. Introduces chemical bonding, molecular structure, and spectroscopy.

CHE 321 Inorganic Chemistry I

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: CHE 319 or CHE 349 or Permission of Instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Surveys the chemistry of the elements. Emphasizes atomic and molecular structure, bonding theories, and relevant application. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE 322 Inorganic Chemistry II

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 321 or Permission of Instructor
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of a laboratory in the solution of chemical problems, dealing with inorganic and organometallic compounds, by experimental methods.

CHE 329 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: CHE 319 or CHE 349 or Permission of Instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of both laboratory and lecture. Involves techniques of making physical measurements on chemical systems and the statistical treatment of experimental data. Illustrates the theoretical development of physical chemistry given in CHE 319-CHE 320. Alternates one five-hour laboratory or one two-hour lecture/discussion weekly.

CHE 330 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 319 or Permission of Instructor
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores applications of computers in chemistry: numeric and symbolic computation, statistical analysis of experimental data, molecular modeling, quantum chemistry.

CHE 334 Physical Chemistry for Chemical Engineers

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CE 304; MTH 141 and MTH 142; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Complements CE 304. For chemical engineering majors. Topics include kinetic molecular theory, statistical thermodynamics, reaction rate theory, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy and surface chemistry.

CHE 349 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; MTH 122 or MTH 142; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A one-semester course in physical chemistry covering the same general topics as CHE 319-CHE 320, but in less depth, focusing on applications to biological systems. Three hours of lecture per week.

CHE 350 Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences Laboratory

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Co-requisite: CHE 349
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the laboratory portion of CHE 349.

CHE 376 Introduction to Chemical Literature

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: Chemistry Major; CHE 202 or CHE 252; CHE 214; CHE 319 or CHE 349; or permission of instructor
Type: LLB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores sources and techniques of chemical literature use. Technical report writing. Three hours weekly of discussion plus assignments.

CHE 413 Instrumental Analysis

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; CHE 215; CHE 319 or CHE 349; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Explores instrumental techniques for chemical analysis, including electrochemistry, theory, and methods of separation, spectroscopic methods.

CHE 414 Instrumental Analysis Laboratory

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 413
Type: LAB
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of the laboratory portion of CHE 413.

CHE 416 Chemical Spectroscopy

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
A one-semester introduction to concepts and methods of molecular spectroscopy. Emphasizes the physical principles rather than applications. Subjects include: rotational, vibrational, electronic and nuclear magnetic resonance transitions as measured by microwave, infrared, visible, ultraviolet, Raman (including resonance Raman) and NMR spectroscopies, normal mode analysis; and the principles of Fourier transform methods as applied to NMR and to FTIR (including traditional FTIR based on the Michelson interferometer and to more recently developed time-resolved FTIR for observing very fast chemical processes). Appropriate for upper-level undergraduate chemistry majors and others with a similar chemistry background. Three hours of lecture/recitation weekly.

CHE 423 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 321; and CHE 319 or CHE 349; or Permission of Instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of advanced topics in inorganic chemistry, usually including chemical applications of group theory. Three hours of lecture weekly. Not offered every year.

CHE 455 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; and CHE 319 or CHE 349; or Permission of Instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Consists of selected advanced topics in organic chemistry. Three hours of lecture weekly.

CHE 457 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; CHE 319; or permission of instructor.
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Selected topics, including quantum theory, molecular structure, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics.

CHE 458 Advanced Physical Chemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; CHE 319; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Selected topics: quantum theory, molecular structure, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, chemical kinetics.

CHE 470 Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Pre-requisite: CHE 202 or CHE 252; CHE 214; CHE 319 or CHE 349; or permission of instructor
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Involves techniques of sampling, interpretation of data, and instrumentation dealing primarily with trace contaminants in air, water, and soils. Laboratory project required. May not be offered every year.

CHE 498 Senior Research

Credits: 1 - 3
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Pre-requisite: Senior or Junior standing in the Department and Permission of Instructor
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Supervised research under the direction of a chemistry faculty member. May be taken more than one semester.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:38 EST