CHEM 256
Advanced Chemical Concepts Spring 2020
Division III

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This course treats an array of topics in modern chemistry, emphasizing broad concepts that connect and weave through the various subdisciplines of the field–biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. It provides necessary background in chemical science for students who are planning advanced study or a career in chemistry, biological science, geoscience, environmental science, or a health profession. Topics include coordination complexes, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, and nuclear chemistry. Laboratory work includes experiments involving synthesis, characterization, and reactivity studies of coordination and organic complexes, spectroscopic analyses, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, kinetics, and nuclear chemistry.
The Class: Type: lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, four hours per week
Limit: 16 lab
Expected: 100
Class#: 3426
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: homework assignments, laboratory work, quizzes, midterm exam and a final exam
Prerequisites: CHEM 251/255, or permission of instructor
Unit Notes: for the BIMO concentration, CHEM 256 not required if CHEM 155 was taken
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: BIMO Required Courses

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