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2012 - 2013

Minor in Chemistry
(20 hours*)


Program Requirements

  1. Complete one of the following options:
      Either Or
        CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Atomic and molecular structure including bonding and periodic properties of the elements; reaction energetics, electrochemistry, acids and bases, inorganic and organic chemistry.
        NOTE: Primarily for students in engineering and biological sciences. Three lectures and two recitation sections per week.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
        DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 105 but covering most of the topics in a more quantitative way. Detailed treatment of thermodynamics and equilibria.
        NOTE: Three lectures and one recitation section per week.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 106 or Chem 112 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Chemical properties, chemical reactions, collection and interpretation of data, preparation of reports.
        NOTE: Required for most students needing one year of general chemistry.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 223 : Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. (4:2:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 223 : Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. (4:2:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 107; or CHEM 113
        DESCRIPTION: Principles of chemical equilibrium, quantitative chemical measurements, and qualitative detection of selected chemical species.
        NOTE: Primarily for majors in molecular biology and the life sciences.

        Course Outcomes


  2. Complete one of the following options:
      Either Or
        CHEM 462 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 462 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 227 or concurrent enrollment; Chem 351M or 351; Math 302 or 313; Phscs 123.
        DESCRIPTION: Quantum mechanics, group theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, computational methods, statistical mechanics.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 463 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 463 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 227 & CHEM 462 & PHSCS 123 & MATH 302; or CHEM 227 & CHEM 462 & PHSCS 123 & MATH 314
        RECOMMENDED: Math 302.
        DESCRIPTION: Thermodynamics and equilibria, states of matter, kinetic-molecular theory, kinetics, statistical mechanics.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 464 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 464 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 463 or 467 or 468 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Experiments related to physical chemistry: thermodynamics and equilibria, phase transitions, kinetic-molecular theory, kinetics; computer manipulation of data, report preparation.
        NOTE: May be taken before, after, or concurrent (preferred) with Chem 465.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 465 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 465 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 462 or 467 or 468 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Experiments related to physical chemistry: quantum mechanics, group theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, computational methods, statistical mechanics; computer manipulation of data, report preparation.
        NOTE: May be taken before, after, or concurrent (preferred) with Chem 464.

        Course Outcomes


Note: When all of the chemistry credit required for a minor is transferred from another school, at least one course in chemistry must be taken at BYU with a grade of C or better—or the student may request to take a standardized national exam covering advanced material required for the minor. Chemistry programs at some schools have been evaluated, and their credit is acceptable for the minor. No more than one course with a grade in the D range will be allowed.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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