Chemistry (CE)

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CE-101   Chemistry in Our LivesCredits: 3   

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): NS

Major concepts and methodologies in chemistry and their relation to specific, important issues in today's society.

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CE-109   Introduction to General, Organic, and BiochemistryCredits: 4   

Prerequisite: High School Chemistry.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Structure of matter, the mole concept, chemical bonds and reactions, acids and bases, structure and reactions of organic compounds, chemistry and metabolism of amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Three hours of class, three hours of lab per week.

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CE-111   General Chemistry ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: Score of 2 or higher on the Mathematics Placement Exam or MA-050 passed with a minimum grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-111L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): NS

The first of two lecture courses which, taken together, provide a preparation for subsequent courses in chemistry. Principles and theories of chemical problem solving, stoichiometry and chemical reactions, states of matter, periodic properties of the elements, atomic and molecular structure, introductory quantum mechanics, thermochemistry, and the properties of gases are covered.

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CE-111L   General Chemistry Laboratory ICredits: 1   

Corequisite: CE-111.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory work to complement the class work of Chemistry 111 and 112; review of mathematical fundamentals; experiments involving observation and interpretation of chemical and physical changes; experimental studies of gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, and molecular mass determination. Three hours per week.

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CE-112   General Chemistry IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-111, CE-111L, and a score of 3 or higher on the Mathematics Placement Exam or MA-101, MA-105 or MA-109 or MA-115; all passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-112L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): NS

The second of two lecture courses which, taken together, provide preparation for subsequent courses in chemistry. Properties of liquids and solutions, chemical kinetics and equilibrium, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.

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CE-112L   General Chemistry Laboratory IICredits: 1   

Corequisite: CE-112.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory work to complement the class work of Chemistry 111 and 112; review of mathematical fundamentals; experiments involving observation and interpretation of chemical and physical changes; experimental studies of gas laws, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, and molecular mass determination. Three hours per week.

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CE-198   Special Topics in Chemistry (100 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: As announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in chemistry to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted on either a lecture-discussion or a seminar basis.

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CE-220   Environmental ChemistryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-112 and CE-112L, both passed with a minimum grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-220L.

Course Type(s): MEBP

Soil, aquatic, and atmospheric chemistry; environmental analytical chemistry; connections to environmental biology. Sources, reactions, mobility, effects, and fates of chemical species in the soil, water and air environments and the effect of human activity on these. Gives the theoretical principles and techniques of both classical and instrumental methods of chemical analysis.

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CE-220L   Environmental Chemistry LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: CE-220.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): MEBP

Soil, aquatic and atmospheric chemistry; environmental analytical chemistry; connections to environmental biology. Sources, reactions, mobility, effects and fates of chemical species in the soil, water and air environments and the effect of human activity on these. Laboratory experiments and field trips will be used to address the needs for this course. Students will gain hands-on experience in both classical and instrumental methods of chemical analysis.

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CE-221   Quantitative AnalysisCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-112 and CE-112L, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-221L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Theoretical principles and techniques of volumetric, gravimetric, and potentiometric methods of analysis; treatment of analytical data, equilibria involving acid-base, redox, complexometric, and precipitation reactions.

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CE-221L   Quantitative Analysis LaboratoryCredits: 2   

Corequisite: CE-221.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory techniques, procedures, and practice in quantitative analysis of selected substances by volumetric, gravimetric, and potentiometric methods. Six hours per week.

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CE-225   Bioanalytical ChemistryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: BY-110, CE-112, and CE-112L, all passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-225L.

Course Type(s): None

Introduces fundamentals of analytical chemistry and modern methods of instrumental analysis in the context of biochemical concepts. Topics include statistical treatment of data, acid-base chemistry, spectrophotometry, chromatography, electrophoresis, biological mass spectrometry, proteomics/protein identification, immunochemistry, and electrochemical methods.

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CE-225L   Bioanalytical Chemistry LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: CE-112, CE-112L, and BY-110 all with a minimum grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-225.

Course Type(s): WT

Introduces analytical laboratory techniques in the context of biochemistry and will cover topics that include statistical treatment of data, acid-base chemistry, spectrophotometry, chromatography, electrophoresis, biological mass spectrometry, proteomics/protein identification, immunochemistry, and electrochemical methods. Laboratory experiments and an independent research project will be used to address the needs for this course. Students will gain "hands-on" experience in classical and instrumental methods of biochemical analysis.

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CE-241   Organic Chemistry ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-112 and CE-112L, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-241L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Preparations and reactions of major classes of organic compounds with extensive discussion of reaction mechanisms and stereo-chemistry; interpretation of mass, infrared, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra.

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CE-241L   Organic Chemistry Laboratory ICredits: 2   

Corequisite: CE-241.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory work demonstrating the basic techniques of organic chemistry; qualitative organic analysis; and use of the gas chromatograph and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers to solve problems. Six hours per week.

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CE-242   Organic Chemistry IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-241 and CE-241L, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Preparations and reactions of major classes of organic compounds with extensive discussion of reaction mechanisms and stereo-chemistry; interpretation of mass, infrared, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra.

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CE-242L   Organic Chemistry Laboratory IICredits: 2   

Prerequisite: CE-241L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Laboratory work demonstrating the basic techniques of organic chemistry; qualitative organic analysis; and use of the gas chromatograph and infrared and nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers to solve problems. Six hours per week.

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CE-298   Special Topics in Chemistry (200 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: Chemistry CE-111, CE-111L, CE-112, CE-112L and others, as announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in chemistry to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted in a lecture, seminar or laboratory format.

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CE-299   Independent Study in ChemistryCredits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Original research work planned and carried out with the assistance of a faculty research advisor. The number of course credits will be arranged with the advisor. Three hours per credit.

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CE-311   Chemical LiteratureCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: CE-241.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A study of the literature of chemistry and the techniques of making source searches; extensive use is made of the library.

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CE-322   Instrumental AnalysisCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-221 and CE-221L, MA-126, and PH-212 and PH-212L, all passed with a grade of C- or higher; and EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Corequisite: CE-322L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): WT

Basic components of instruments and their arrangements; fundamental principles, applications, and limitations of instrumental methods of chemical analysis; spectroscopic methods (UV-Visible, Fourier transform infrared, Raman, Fluorescence, Phosphorescence, Atomic absorption, Atomic emission, and Mass spectrometry); electrochemical methods (Potentiometry and Voltammetry); separation methods (High Performance liquid chromatography, Gas chromatography, and Capillary Electrophoresis).

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CE-322L   Instrumental Analysis LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: CE-322.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Basic components of instruments and their arrangements; fundamental principles, applications and limitations of instrumental methods of chemical analysis; spectroscopic methods (UV-Visible, Fourier transform infrared, Fluorescence, Atomic absorption and Atomic emission); electrochemical methods (Potentiometry and Voltammetry); separation methods (High Performance liquid chromatography, Gas chromatography - Mass spectrometry). Laboratory experiments and an independent research project will be used to address the needs of this course. Students will gain hands-on experience in instrumental methods of chemical analysis for both qualitative and quantitative work.

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CE-325   NMR SpectroscopyCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CE-242L.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

A treatment of the theories and applications of modern Fourier transform nuclear magnetic resonance (FT-NMR) spectroscopy. Applications of FT-NMR spectroscopy to the investigation and solution of chemical problems will be emphasized.

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CE-331   Biochemistry ICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CE-242.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

An introduction to biochemistry with a molecular biology and chemistry focus. It is centered on the relationships between structure and function of biological molecules such as proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids and their chemistry in living systems. It also includes the principle of bioenergetics, metabolic pathways, protein-ligand interactions and enzyme kinetics.

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CE-331L   Biochemistry I LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: CE-331.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Provides training in modern biochemical techniques, using proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids.

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CE-332   Biochemistry IICredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CE-331.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

A continuation of Biochemistry 1 (CE-331). Focus will be on metabolism, biological oxidation and reduction processes, and biosynthetic pathways in the cell. Also covers molecular aspects of DNA replication, transcription, and protein translation, and molecular basis of genetic regulation. In addition, some diseases related to defects in these metabolic pathways will be discussed.

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CE-341   Physical Chemistry ICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: MA-126 and PH-212, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-341L.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Basic principles of quantum mechanics essential for understanding of atomic and molecular spectroscopy are covered. The specific topics included: Quantum Mechanics: postulates and formulation of Schrodinger equation, uncertainty principle, particle in a box, simple harmonic oscillator, rigid rotor, Hydrogen atom, hydrogenic wave functions, Pauli principle, Helium atom, Hydrogen molecule, Molecular Orbital Theory; Introduction and applications of Computational Chemistry; Spectroscopy; Light-matter interaction, term symbols, spectroscopic selection rules, electronic spectra of atoms and molecules, rotational and vibrational spectra, IR and Raman spectroscopy, Lasers.

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CE-341L   Physical Chemistry I LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Corequisite: CE-341.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): WT

This course is designed to be taken concurrently with CE-341, Physical Chemistry I. The experiments performed complement material studied in CE-341. Topics covered include: UV-Vis, FT-IR, Raman, Laser Induced Fluorescence, and Flash Photolysis spectroscopies. This laboratory also requires the use of modern computer platforms and quantum chemistry software for molecular simulations and data analysis.

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CE-342   Physical Chemistry IICredits: 3   

Prerequisites: MA-126 and PH-212, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Amplification of concepts in thermodynamics, chemical kinetics and dynamics and application of these to gases, liquids, and solutions to provide a solid background for understanding the physical principles that govern behavior of chemical and biological systems. The specific topics included: Thermodynamics: standard functions (enthalpy, entropy, etc.), ensembles, partition function. Gibbs chemical potential, phase equilibria, electrochemical cells; Kinetic Theory of Gases: Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution, collision frequency; effusion rate, heat capacity, transport processes (diffusion, viscosity, etc.); Chemical Kinetics: differential and integral expressions for rate laws, reaction mechanisms, Chemical Dynamics: collision theory, absolute rate theory, transition state theory.

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CE-342L   Physical Chemistry II LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Prerequisites: EN-101 and EN-102 or permission of the instructor.

Corequisite: CE-342.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): WT

This course is designed to be taken concurrently with CE-342, Physical Chemistry II. The experiments performed complement material studied in CE-342. Topics covered include experimental investigation of gas laws, phase transitions, transport properties of gases (diffusion), electrochemistry (electrolysis, electroplating, and voltammetry) and chemical kinetics (fluorescence quenching). This laboratory also requires the use of modern computer platforms and quantum chemistry software for simulations of chemical kinetics, dynamics and data analysis.

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CE-350   Research in ChemistryCredits: 1-4   

Prerequisites: CE-221, CE-221L, CE-242, CE-242L, an overall GPA of 2.00, a minimum of fifteen credits completed at Monmouth University, and approval of the department.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): EX5

Original research work, associated with an external constituent and/or organization, planned and carried out with the assistance of a faculty research advisor. Research conducted by the students will be submitted for outside presentation, publication, or review. The number of course credits will be arranged with the advisor. Forty hours per term.

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CE-388   Cooperative Education: ChemistryCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: CE-221, CE-221L, CE-242, and CE-242L; overall GPA of 2.00 minimum; fifteen credits completed at Monmouth University; and approval of the Department of Chemistry.

Course Type(s): EX2

Application of chemical concepts and skills learned in lecture and laboratory to work-related experiences. Students and faculty sponsors maintain journals of their cooperative education opportunities with the assistance of the Director of Cooperative Education. Students will work forty hours per credit per semester at their jobs. Students will maintain journals of their cooperative education experiences and write reports demonstrating how their experiences helped them achieve their learning goals. This is a pass/fail course.

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CE-389   Internship in ChemistryCredits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: CE-221, CE-221L, CE-242, CE-242L; an overall GPA of 2.00 minimum; fifteen credits completed at Monmouth University; and approval by the Department of Chemistry.

Course Type(s): EX1

Provides an opportunity to apply chemical concepts and skills learned in lecture and laboratory to work-related experiences. Students and faculty sponsors will identify internship opportunities. Students will work forty hours per credit per semester in their internship positions. Students will maintain journals of their internship experiences and write reports demonstrating how their internship experiences helped them achieve the learning objectives identified at the start of the internships. This is a pass/fail course.

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CE-398   Special Topics in Chemistry (300 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisites: CE-241, CE-241L, CE-242, CE-242L, or as announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in chemistry to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted in a lecture, seminar, or laboratory format.

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CE-399   Independent Study in Chemistry (300 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Course Type(s): None

Original research work planned and carried out with the assistance of a faculty research advisor. The number of credits will be arranged with the advisor.

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CE-401   Advanced Inorganic ChemistryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-242 and CE-242L, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Corequisite: CE-401L.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Modern theories of inorganic chemistry, including advanced considerations of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, complex ions, solid state chemistry, magnetic properties of ions, periodicity, and contemporary problems.

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CE-401L   Advanced Inorganic Chemistry LaboratoryCredits: 1   

Corequisite: CE-401.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): None

Inorganic synthetic techniques, including inert atmosphere, high temperature, and non-aqueous solvents; methods of characterization of inorganic compounds, including use of spectroscopic and other instrumental methods. Three hours per week.

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CE-405   Methods of Inorganic ChemistryCredits: 3   

Prerequisite: CE-401.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Coverage of important experimental methods in inorganic structural determinations. Topics include symmetry and group theory, computational methods, mass spectrometry, diffraction analysis and nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance, rotational, Mossbauer, vibrational, electronic absorption, photoelectron spectroscopies. The application of these techniques to the characterization and determination of inorganic substances is the emphasis of the course.

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CE-410   SeminarCredits: 1   

Prerequisite: CE-311.

Term Offered: Fall Term

Course Type(s): RD

Oral presentation of reports and discussion of current and review topics in chemistry.

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CE-452   Advanced Organic ChemistryCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-242 and CE-242L, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Selected topics of modern, theoretical, organic chemistry.

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CE-460   Electrochemical MethodsCredits: 3   

Corequisite: CE-341.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Theory and applications of electrochemical analysis: electrode processes, thermodynamics and kinetics of electrode reactions, controlled potential and controlled current microelectrode techniques, and bulk electrolysis.

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CE-475   Computational Chemistry and Molecular ModelingCredits: 3   

Prerequisites: CE-341 and CE-341L, both passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

Principal methods and techniques used to study organic molecules and biomolecules by computational methods. Interpretation of chemical data with the aid of a computer. Atomic and molecular orbitals, force fields, molecular dynamics, and molecular modeling and drug design.

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CE-498   Special Topics in Chemistry (400 Level)Credits: 1-3   

Prerequisite: CE-242 or as announced in the course schedule.

Term Offered: All Terms

Course Type(s): None

An intensive study of a particular subject or problem in chemistry to be announced prior to registration. May be conducted in a lecture, seminar, or laboratory format.

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CE-499   Independent Study in ChemistryCredits: 1-3   

Term Offered: Spring Term

Course Type(s): None

Original research work planned and carried out with the assistance of a faculty research advisor. The number of course credits will be arranged with the advisor. Three hours per credit.