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CHE 100 : Basic Chemistry Principles for CHE 101/111/114

The course is intended to be a half-semester course that provides additional foundation work for general chemistry courses and assists students struggling with the basics and mathematical concepts of CHE 101, CHE 111, or CHE 114. The course will focus on the core concepts generally taught in the first few chapters of most general chemistry textbooks and the problem solving and math needed for Introductory Chemistry. Topics will include mass, the mole, unit conversions, balancing chemical equations, atomic theory, stoichiometry and solution chemistry. This course only counts as a Free Elective. Prerequisite: None
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 101 : General Chemistry I

This introduction to fundamental chemical principles includes topics such as atomic structure, bonding and properties of gases, liquids, solids and solutions. The course consists of three lectures and three hours of laboratory a week.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or CPC-022 or 3 years of high school mathematics or MAT-117 or MAT-122

CHE 101L : General Chemistry Laboratory

Three hours of laboratory.
1 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-101

CHE 102 : General Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of Chemistry 101. Topics include chemical equilibria, kinetics and oxidation reduction systems.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-101,CHE-101L

CHE 102L : General Chemistry Laboratory II

Three hours of laboratory.
1 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-102

CHE 105 : Problem Solving for Chemistry 101

To be taken in conjunction with CHE-101 as recommended by placement testing. Required for non nursing and exercise sports studies students who have an SAT Math Sub-score below 540 (23 on ACT Math) and High School Chemistry Above C (75 +).
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 111 : Chemistry for Health Sciences

This is a survey of general and organic chemistry that emphasizes fundamental principles and the properties and characteristics of important groups of chemicals. This course consists of three lectures per week.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 112 : Chemistry for Health Sciences II

This survey of metabolism in the cell includes the instruction of compounds and other components involved in metabolism and regulation of metabolism. The course consists of two lectures per week
2 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-111

CHE 113L : Chemistry for the Health Sciences Lab

The laboratory exercises illustrate principles, techniques and practices of general chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry. The lab consists of three hours of laboratory a week
1 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-111

CHE 114 : Applied Chemistry for the Health Science

This is a one-semester introductory course emphasizing those areas in chemistry where biochemistry, the physical sciences and human health intersect. Interactive, student-centered learning is emphasized, as is the process of scientific inquiry. The scientific content is chosen with special emphasis on its applicability to medical issues and includes topics drawn from general, organic and physical chemistry as well as biochemistry, including the basics of atomic structure and chemical reactivity, pH, energy, force, pressure, fluid flow, organic reactions and compounds, biochemical molecules and the cycles of life
4 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-114L

CHE 114L : Applied Chemistry for the Hlth Sci Lab

This laboratory accompanies CHE114. Emphasis is on integrative coverage of material contained in its companion course and is conducted in an active learning environment
0 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-114

CHE 115 : Problem Solving for Chemistry 111/114

This three-credit course focuses on the mathematical applications of general chemistry. This is a companion course to be taken in conjunction with CHE 111 or CHE-114 as recommended by placement testing and cannot be taken as a freestanding elective. Required for students who have an SAT Math Sub-score below 540 (23 on ACT Math) and High School Chemistry Above C (75 +).
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-111 - exercise sports studies students or (CHE-114 and CHE-114L) - nursing students at the same time as CHE-115.

CHE 142 : Molecules

This is an introductory course in chemistry, which addresses the key concepts of chemistry by studying the structures and workings of the molecules that people encounter in everyday life. Material will be presented in a conceptual manner, with minimal mathematics, and, to the extent possible, in a manner which connects chemistry to the everyday experiences of 21st century human beings. Topics will include atoms, molecules, intermolecular forces, bonding, molecular structure, chemical reactions, heat and energy, rates and equilibrium, acids and bases, light, electrochemistry, polymers and biochemistry. Lab must be taken concurrently
4 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-142L

CHE 142L : Molecules Laboratory

This course is the laboratory to accompany CHE 142
0 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-142

CHE 144 : Natural Disasters

This course is for students of all majors. Students will be introduced to the basics of the causes and effects of a variety of natural disasters from volcanoes and earthquakes to hurricanes and blizzards. Specific disasters will be studied throughout the course and when appropriate, many of them focusing on the Buffalo area including the infamous Blizzard of '77. Students will also have an introduction to human-induced disasters and how humans are influencing the planet we live on. Basic chemistry will be introduced such as the periodic table, simple molecules such as various greenhouse gases and other pollutants and radioactivity. This course will satisfy a core science elective or it can also be taken as a free elective.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 145 : The Process of Scientific Discovery

This is an introductory science course where students will be introduced to the major elements of science and technology including the basic insights of chemistry, physics, biology and geology in the context of the social and historical development of technology. Special attention will be paid to the impact of the sciences on cultural and human endeavors, and on the role of social change and serendipity in the process of scientific discovery. This course could count as a non-major science core course, an IDS science elective or as a free elective for science majors. There are no prerequisite course requirements. Course may be offered with an emphasis on the field of biology (BIO 145), chemistry (CHE 145) or physics (PHY 145).
3 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 211 : Quantitative Analysis

This course explores the theory and practice of volumetric, gravimetric and instrumental methods of analysis.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-101, CHE-101L, CHE-102, CHE-102L and 1 semester ofcollege mathematics except MAT-101

CHE 219 : Organic Chemistry

This course is a survey of the functional groups germane to organic chemistry. In particular, emphasis is placed on the physical properties, nomenclature, conformation, synthesis and reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes. Additionally, the recognition of isomers from constitutional stereoisomers such as enantiomers and diastereomers is also stressed.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-101, CHE-101L, CHE-102, CHE-102L

CHE 219L : Organic Chemistry Lab

This lab emphasizes purification techniques central to organic chemistry such as recrystallization, distillation (simple and fractional), extraction, chromatography (column and thin layer), and chemical modification. Also, several syntheses are chosen to illustrate lecture material such as, but not limited to reactions such as substitution and bond cleavage. It consists of three hours of lab a week.
1 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-219

CHE 220 : Organic Chemistry II

This course is a continuation of CHE 219. The physical properties, nomenclature, synthesis and reactions of aromatic rings, alcohols, aldehydes and ketones. Amines, carboxylic acids and its derivatives, ethers, epoxides, sulfides, conjugated systems, aromaticity and enols are studied. The theory and application of a variety of spectroscopic (infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spec) methods are also covered.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-219 CHE-219L

CHE 220L : Organic Chemistry II Lab

This lab emphasizes the reactions that are covered in lecture such as, but not limited to, ester synthesis, electrophilic substitution of an aromatic ring, Grignard reagents and reduction of carbonyl compounds. This lab also places an importance on mastering spectroscopic methods such as IR and NMR utilizing in-house instrumentation. It consists of three hours of lab a week.
1 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-220

CHE 303 : Biochemistry

This one-semester course emphasizes structure/function relationships among the components responsible for the biochemical functions of life. Topics include proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, bioenergetics, metabolism (catabolism and anabolism), lipids, membranes, nucleic acids, biotechnology, biochemical methods, vitamins and nutrition.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: (CHE-219 CHE-219L BIO-101 BIO-101L BIO-102 BIO-102L)or (CHE-219 CHE-219L BIO-107 BIO-107L BIO-108 BIO-108L) or(CHE-219 CHE-219L CHE-220 CHE-220L)

CHE 303L : Biochemistry Laboratory

This laboratory supports the CHE 303 lecture course. Students required to take CHE 303 are also required to take CHE 303L (except for physician assistant students).
1 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-303

CHE 311 : Physical Chemistry I

This is the first semester of the introductory course in physical chemistry. Areas of study include quantum mechanics: history, Bohr atom, Schrödinger Equation, particle in a box, rigid rotor, simple harmonic Oscillator, hydrogen atom, MO theory; classical thermodynamics: Gibbs chemical potential, phase equilibria, electrochemistry, irreversible processes.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: 1 group; # CHE-102 CHE-102L MAT-125 MAT-126PHY-101 PHY-101L PHY-102 PHY-102L # CHE-102 CHE-102LMAT-125 MAT-126 PHY-111 PHY-111L PHY-112 PHY-112L

CHE 312 : Physical Chemistry II

This is the second semester of the introductory course in physical chemistry. Areas of study include statistical thermodynamics: Maxwell Boltzmann distribution, partition function, thermodynamics functions, ideal gas, Einstein solid; spectroscopy: interaction of light with matter, Einstein coefficients, selection rules, atomic and molecular spectra, lasers; kinetics: rates, microscopic reversibility, steady state, collision theory.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-311

CHE 313L : Physical Chem Lab

This is the laboratory course which complements the offering in physical chemistry. Students perform experiments illustrating the major areas of physical chemistry: quantum mechanics, classical thermodynamics, statistical thermodynamics, spectroscopy and chemical kinetics
2 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-311

CHE 321 : Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences

This course will provide a focused exploration on the tenets that drive several core physical, chemical, and biochemical processes. Concepts covered will be explained in a broader context than is typically covered in a full (2) semester physical chemistry course emphasizing the usefulness and application of physical chemistry concepts to several "real world" applications in the life sciences. Topics covered will be thermodynamics, kinetics, and quantum mechanics, especially in relation to biomolecules.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-101 or CHE-102 and MAT-125

CHE 331 : Analytical Chemistry

This is a first course in analytical chemistry emphasizing the basic concepts and laboratory techniques underlying quantitative analysis including analysis of quantitative measurements, simple and complex solution equilibria, volumetric and gravimetric techniques, electrochemistry, redox and potentiometric titrations, separations, and elementary photometric techniques.
4 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-219 CHE-219L

CHE 332 : Instrumental Analysis

This course will examine the basic tenets and applications of modern analytical instrumentation and their use in determining a wide variety of pertinent analytical data. Topics such as UV/Vis spectrometric methods, atomic absorption and emission spectrometry, gas chromatography, mass spectroscopy, luminescence and fluorescence spectrometry, HPLC, capillary electrophoresis, surface analysis and electrochemistry will be covered.
4 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-220 CHE-220L CHE-331

CHE 351 : Medicinal Chemistry

This course will survey the relationships between organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology in the design and discovery of drugs. Strategies in optimizing drug-target interactions will be examined in select drug classes (e.g. NSAIDS, adrenergic agonists/antagonists).
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-219 CHE-219L

CHE 389 : Special Topics in Chemistry

This course presents an opportunity to study a selected topic in chemistry. Topics can originate with faculty or students.
4 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 389L : Special Topics in Chemistry Lab


0 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 401 : Inorganic Chemistry

This is an intermediate course in inorganic chemistry suitable for the junior or senior level student. The course contains a detailed review of atomic structure and bonding, as well as a discussion of group and molecular orbital theories. This course also provides a brief synopsis of organometallic chemistry and catalysis.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-220 CHE-220L

CHE 407 : Research At DYC

This course provides an introduction to research. While it is expected that most participants will be students majoring in chemistry, sufficiently motivated and prepared students from all majors can be admitted. Students will work on experimental projects under the individual supervision of a faculty member.
1 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 408 : Research At DYC

This course provides an introduction to research. While it is expected that most participants will be students majoring in chemistry, sufficiently motivated and prepared students from all majors can be admitted. Students will work on experimental projects under the individual supervision of a faculty member.
1 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 412 : Spectroscopy

This is a one-semester course in the fundaments of spectroscopy. This course will cover ultra-violet spectrometry, mass spectrometry, infrared spectrometry, proton (H) magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry, 13C NMR spectrometry,correlation spectrometry (1H-J1 COSY AND 1-13c COSTY) and spectrometry of other important nuclei (e.g., 19F and 31P) to aid in the elucidation and structural confirmation of a wide variety of organic molecules and/or biologically relevant molecules
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-101 CHE-101L CHE-102 CHE-102L CHE-219 CHE-219LCHE-220 CHE-220L CHE-303 CHE-303L

CHE 421 : Survey of Organometallic Chemistry

This is an introductory survey course in organometallic chemistry, which combines organic chemistry with inorganic chemistry. The course will include a general overview of the basics of organometallic chemistry, Topics include properties of ligands, bonding, oxidative addition, reductive eliminations, insertions, hydroformylation, C-H functionalization, olefin metathesis, gold catalysis, current research and industrial processes.
3 Credits
Prerequisites: CHE-219 CHE-219L

CHE 450 : Chemistry Research

Research is conducted in an area selected in consultation with the staff members.
2 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 451 : Chemistry Research

Research is conducted in an area selected in consultation with the staff members.
2 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 499 : Capstone Experience


1 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 999L : Chemistry Lab Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a chemistry lab core elective.
0 Credits
Prerequisites None

CHE 999 : Chemistry Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a chemistry core elective.
3 Credits
Prerequisites None