Courses

CHEM 102: Basic Chemistry (3 credits)

Prerequisite: undergraduate standing

The aim of the course is to present knowledge of bioorganic and physical chemistry. It focuses on the basic concepts and principles of general, inorganic and organic chemistry, discussing the main compounds, phenomena, principles and reactions of human metabolism. The main goal is to form an understanding that the principles which are determined in vitro are basic in understanding principles in vivo, taking into account their specificity and integration.

 

CHEM 111: Chemistry I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: NONE

A basic course emphasizing the metric system, introduction to atomic theory, stoichiometry, the structural and physical properties of matter (i.e., the electronic structure of atoms, chemical binding, molecular geometry, hybridization and molecular orbitals) and the states of matter (i.e. gases, liquids and solids).

 

CHEM 112: Chemistry II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 111

A discussion of physical properties of solutions in aqueous solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical equilibrium, chemical thermodynamics and electrochemistry. The oxidation-reduction process. Properties of the main elements and their important compounds. The structure and properties of the main organic compounds.


CHEM 201: Biochemistry (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 102

A one-semester course which studies the structure and properties of the main chemical components of living organisms (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, carbohydrates), their metabolism, and their role in physiological activity, including modern methods of protein isolation and an investigation of their structure. Structures and biological roles of vitamins, hormones and enzymes, their mechanisms of action, and their regulation of the metabolism of living organisms at the level of specialized organs, kidney, liver, muscle and nerve tissues, connective and epithelial tissues.


CHEM 225: Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 112

Atomic structure, the periodic table, inorganic nomenclature, chemical bonds, molecular structure and symmetry, covalent bond, molecular orbital theory, solid state, acids and bases.

 

CHEM 250: Oil Chemistry I (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 112

General information about the oil and gas industry. Classification of petroleum’s origin. Physicochemical properties of petroleum. Methods of isolation of petroleum components and study of the composition of petroleum and gas. Alkanes of petroleum. Cycloalkanes of petroleum. Arenes and hybrid compounds of petroleum.

 

CHEM 251: Oil Chemistry II (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 250

Unsaturated hydrocarbons formed in the refinement of oil. Heteroatomatic compounds and mineral components of petroleum. Thermal conversions of hydrocarbons of petroleum and gas. Thermocatalytic conversions of hydrocarbons of petroleum and gas. Oxidation of petroleum hydrocarbons and their derivatives. Hydrogenation processes in oil refinement. Purification of petroleum products. Composition and exploitation properties of the main kinds of fuels and oils.

 

CHEM 311: Physical Chemistry (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 112

Principles of thermodynamics and its laws. Thermochemistry. Heat effect. Hess law Gaseous of matter, gas laws. Liquids and solids. Relation between physical properties and chemical constitution of matter. Solutions. Le-Chatelier principle for equilibrium. Phase equilibrium. Kinetic regularities of chemical processes. Catalysis. Photochemistry. Colloidal solutions. Adsorption. Electric conductance. Galvanic elements, electrode potentials. Corrosion, protection from it.

 

CHEM 320: Chemistry of High-molecular Compounds (Polymer Chemistry) (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 112

Structure and particularities of polymers. Main types of polymerization methods. Main representatives of polymers. Physico-mechanical properties of polymers. Solutions of polymers. Molecular mass of polymers and its determination. Chemical reactions and application of polymers.

 

CHEM 352: Colloidal chemistry        (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 311

Structure and types of colloids; differences between foams, emulsions, aerosols and gels; hydrophilic and hydrophobic colloids; types of interaction between particles in colloids, preparation of colloidal solutions, stabilization and destabilization of colloids.

 

CHEM 321: Analytical chemistry    (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 112

Brief history of analytical chemistry; instrumental methods applied in the analytical chemistry: spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatography, microscopy, thermal analysis, electrochemical analysis; qualitative methods: gravimetric and volumetric analysis; applications of analytic chemistry in industry and science.

 

CHEM 417: Ecological chemistry  (3 credits)

Prerequisite: CHEM 201

Bases of environmental chemistry, green chemistry, study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the airsoil, and water environments; the effect of human activity and biological activity on these; dangerous chemicals and ways of its utilization; recycling of wastes.