MSU Billings Catalog

CHMY - Chemistry

CHMY 104 Preparation for Chemistry. 3 Credits

(F and/or Sp) Prepares students to succeed in the one-semester CHMY 121 or two-semester CHMY 141/CHMY 143 College Chemistry series by developing necessary mathematical and scientific problem-solving skills. This course focuses on developing the knowledge and skills required to look at the world on the atomic scale. Students will solidify thinking patterns used to solve chemical problems, such as recognizing mathematical relationships in data and manipulating mental models to explain macroscopic phenomena. The course will demystify the theories and concepts for incoming students. The course will focus on the following topics: scientific method and measurement, the periodic table, chemical formulas and equations, stoichiometry, and gas laws. Each topic will include a special focus on the procedural math associated with related problem-solving tasks.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 121 Intro to General Chemistry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): M 095 or equivalent.

Covers the fundamental definitions of chemistry, structure, chemical equations, solutions, equilibrium, oxidation-reduction, and acid/base chemistry. This is primarily a course for pre-nursing and allied health students.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 122 Intro to Gen Chem Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Corequisite(s): CHMY 121.

Provides laboratory experiences that complement and extend the lecture materials.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 123 Intro to Organic & Biochem. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 121 and CHMY 122.

Covers the basic functional groups, nomenclature and reactions of organic chemistry and provides an overview of biomolecules, biocatalysis and metabolism with clinically relevant correlations.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 141 College Chemistry I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Summer

Prerequisite(s): M 095 or satisfactory math placement score.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 142.

Introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of chemistry, including: elements and compounds, the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical equations, stoichiometry, solution concentrations, gas laws, heat and energy, quantum theory, and chemical boding. Primarily intended for science majors/minors, pre-engineering, and allied health students.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 142 College Chemistry I Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Summer

Corequisite(s): CHMY 141.

Lab to accompany CHMY 141. Introduces the tools and techniques of experimental chemistry such as weighing, solution preparation, titration and standardization.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 143 College Chemistry II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 141 and CHMY 142.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 144.

Introduces the student to the additional fundamental concepts of chemistry, including: molecular geometry, solutions and condensed phases, chemical and phase equilibria, kinetics, thermodynamics, and electrochemistry.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 144 College Chemistry II Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 142.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 143.

Lab to accompany CHMY 143. Introduces qualitative analysis and other topics to complement the lecture material.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 145 College Chemistry Recitation. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Corequisite(s): CHMY 141 or CHMY 143.

Provides a small class environment where students can ask questions that require answers too extensive or too specific for the lecture setting. The course is designed to enhance the CHMY 104/CHMY 141/CHMY 143 lecture experience by actively engaging students in real life chemical problem solving. Students will use their newly acquired chemistry skill sets to solve multi-faceted chemical problems in small group settings. Students can ask questions about lecture material or homework assignments and receive more individual attention.

Lecture Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 170 Applied Brewing Chemistry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Introduces the fundamental aspects of malting and fermentation chemistry. Some basic chemical principles will be presented, followed by explanations of the underlying chemistry of steps in the brewing process and quality control monitoring. This course includes laboratory exercises.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 211 Elements of Organic Chemistry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 143, CHMY 144.

Covers the unique characteristics of carbon, bonding, structure, reactions, nomenclature, and a look into the major organic functional groups. This is a one-semester introduction to organic chemistry.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 212 Elements of Organic Chem Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 143, CHMY 144.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 211.

Introduces the basic techniques used in an organic chemistry lab including crystallization, extraction, distillation, chromatography, and synthesis.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 291 Special Topics. 1-12 Credits

Prerequisite(s): determined as needed.

Provides students with an opportunity to take courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 292 Independent Study. 1-4 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and department chairperson.

Provides an opportunity for freshman and sophomore students to explore material not covered by regular Chemistry courses. A contract describing this study must be completed at the time of enrollment.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 294 Seminar/Workshop. 1-8 Credits

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 298 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-9 Credits

Provides university credit for a sophomore work experience in the area of Chemistry, supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 311 Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 143 and CHMY 144.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 312.

Covers the theoretical foundations of quantitative chemical analysis, as well as an introduction to fundamental instrumental techniques.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 312 Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 144.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 311.

Lab to accompany CHMY 311 covering gravimetric, titrimetric, electrochemical and spectrometric analysis techniques.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 321 Organic Chemistry I. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 143 and CHMY 144.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 322.

Covers the nomenclature, structure, reactions and reaction mechanisms of organic functional groups - alkanes through alcohols.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 322 Organic Chemistry Lab I. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Corequisite(s): CHMY 321.

Introduces the common techniques used in an organic chemistry lab, including crystallization, extractions, distillations, chromatography, and synthesis.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 323 Organic Chemistry II. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 321 and CHMY 322.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 324.

Continuation of CHMY 321. Covers the functional groups: aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, acids, acid derivatives, and amines. Also introduces organic spectroscopy.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 324 Organic Chemistry Lab II. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Corequisite(s): CHMY 323.

Continuation of CHMY 322. Provides additional techniques and skills common in an organic chemistry lab, including synthesis and spectroscopic techniques.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 361 Elements of Physical Chemistry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Prerequisite(s): M 161 or M 172, PHSX 207 or PHSX 232, and CHMY 211 or CHMY 323.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 362.

Introduces the fundamental concepts of physical chemistry, including thermodynamics, chemical and physical equilibria, molecular motion and transport, kinetics, molecular structure, and spectroscopy.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 362 Elements of Phys Chemistry Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Corequisite(s): CHMY 361.

Demonstrates and amplifies concepts presented in CHMY 361.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 371 Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 323, M 171, M 172 and PHSX 232.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 372.

Introduces the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, and the theoretical basis of experimental spectroscopy.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 372 Physical Chemistry Lab I. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Corequisite(s): CHMY 371.

Demonstrates and amplifies concepts presented in CHMY 371.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 373 Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (even years)

Prerequisite(s): M 171, M 172, PHSX 232, CHMY 143.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 374.

Introduces the fundamental concepts of equilibrium, thermodynamics equilibria, and phenomenological kinetics.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 374 Physical Chemistry Lab II. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring (even years)

Corequisite(s): CHMY 373.

Demonstrates and amplifies concepts presented in CHMY 373.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 401 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (even years)

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 143 and CHMY 144.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 402.

Covers the chemistry of the main group and transition elements. The course includes group theory and its application to modern bonding theories. These bonding theories will be used to explore topics in coordination, organometallic, and bioinorganic chemistries.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 402 Advanced Inorganic Chem Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Spring (even years)

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 143 and CHMY 144.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 401.

Includes advanced techniques in inorganic synthesis, spectroscopy, and computational chemistry.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 411 Advanced Organic Chemistry. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 323 and CHMY 324.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 412.

Covers additional and more advanced topics in organic synthesis, reaction mechanisms, and spectroscopy.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 412 Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab. 1 Credit

Term Typically Offered: Fall (odd years)

Corequisite(s): CHMY 411.

Provides exposure to more advanced techniques used in organic synthesis and the spectroscopy used for structure determination.

Lab Hours 1

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 421 Advanced Instrument Analysis. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (odd years)

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 311 and CHMY 371.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 422.

Covers the foundations of modern instrumental analysis theory and techniques. Techniques studied include instrumental design, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, electrochemistry and chromatography. Lab required.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 422 Adv Instrument Analysis Lab. 2 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring (odd years)

Prerequisite(s): CHMY 312.

Corequisite(s): CHMY 421.

Lab to accompany and demonstrate the techniques covered in CHMY 421.

Lab Hours 2

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 490 Undergraduate Research. 1-3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor.

Students will carry out a contained research project under the supervision of a faculty member, including library and experimental research as appropriate, analysis of the results and the submission of a formal research report upon completion of the project.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 491 Special Topics. 1-12 Credits

Prerequisite(s): determined as needed.

Provides students with an opportunity to take courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 492 Independent Study. 1-3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and department chairperson.

Provides outstanding students an opportunity for research in chemistry. A contract describing the study must be completed at the time of enrollment.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-8 Credits

Prerequisite(s): senior standing in a science major or consent of the instructor.

Students are expected to research and give an hour seminar on a topic from chemistry or a closely related field, and write a paper on the topic as if for publication.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 498 Internship/Cooperative Educ. 1-9 Credits

Provides university credit for a work experience in the area of Chemistry, supervised by faculty. Learning agreement must be completed prior to registration (restricted).

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci

CHMY 499 Senior Thesis/Capstone. 1 Credit

Prerequisite(s): Junior or Senior standing in Chemistry and/or concurrent enrollment in CHMY 490.

Involves an intensive study of a specific problem related to chemistry requiring the writing and submission of a thesis to graduate with departmental honors. To graduate with honors, it is also necessary to have an overall GPA of 3.25 or better and a GPA of 3.5 or better in the major. A thesis proposal describing the study and a thesis review committee must be completed at the time of enrollment.

Department: Sciences - Biology & Phys Sci