Department of Chemistry

Traditional Chemistry Courses

Fundamentals of Chemistry I Credits 4. 1 lecture hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Introduction to modern theories of atomic structure and chemical bonding; chemical reactions; stoichiometry; organic chemistry; thermochemistry; states of matter; solutions; acids and bases; oxidation-reduction reactions.

Fundamentals of Chemistry II Credits 4. 1 lecture hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Colligative properties; thermodynamics and kinetics; complex equilibria and solubility products; electrochemistry; other topics: coordination chemistry; nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 101 and 111, CHEM 107 and 117, CHEM 119, or their equivalent.

Chemistry for Engineers Courses

General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory Credits 3. 3 lecture hours.

Introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry; emphasis on areas considered most relevant in an engineering context; practical applications of chemical principles in engineering and technology. Students completing CHEM 107 and changing majors to curricula requiring CHEM 101 and CHEM 102 may substitute CHEM 107 for CHEM 101. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 107 and CHEM 101. Students completing CHEM 107 and 117 and changing majors to curricula requiring CHEM 119 and CHEM 120 may substitute CHEM 107 and 117 for CHEM 119. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 107 and 117 and CHEM 119.

General Chemistry for Engineering Students Credits 1. 3 lab hours.

Introduction to important concepts and principles of chemistry in the laboratory; emphasis on areas considered most relevant in an engineering context; practical applications of chemical principles in engineering and technology. Students completing CHEM 117 and changing majors to curricula requiring CHEM 111 and CHEM 112 may substitute CHEM 117 for CHEM 111. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 117 and CHEM 111. Students completing CHEM 107 and 117 and changing majors to curricula requiring CHEM 119 and CHEM 120 may substitute CHEM 107 and 117 for CHEM 119. Students may not receive credit for both CHEM 107 and 117 and CHEM 119.

Chemistry Resources

Campus Academic Resources

Campus Student Resources

In Fall 2017, the Chemistry First Year Program launched the Reinforcement Module project. The purpose was to help bolster the knowledge students would need for taking first year chemistry courses. For this project, Drs. Bethel, Collins, and McCartney together to develop a series of videos to help students with topics from math and science that might have been forgotten since high school.

The project also uses the ALEKS learning system to assess each student's base knowledge of these topics. From the assessment, the ALEKS AI custom builds a learning path for each student. This allows students to focus on the topics they need help with while not bogging them down on topics they already know. A portion of the CHEM 107 and CHEM 119 grades is based upon completion of this Reinforcement Module.

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The First Year Chemistry Program presents a series of lectures from an eclectic group of speakers ranging from world-class researchers to individuals whose interests span a wide variety of topics on the outskirts of chemistry. The range of topics one finds here is also eclectic; some lectures are among the most important of our day, sometimes the lectures are just for fun.

Support for the lectures has come from:

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Name Function Phone email
Dr. Joanna Pellois Director 845-7112 jpellois@chem.tamu.edu
Dr. Ryan Bethel Senior Lecturer 845-3965 rbethel@chem.tamu.edu
Dr. Larry Brown Instructional Associate Professor 845-3755 brown@chem.tamu.edu
Dr. Daniel P. Collins Senior Lecturer 845-3472 daniel.p.collins@tamu.edu
Dr. Christian Hilty Professor 845-0956 chilty@tamu.edu
Dr. Art Laganowsky Assistant Professor 458-0357 alaganowsky@tamu.edu
Dr. Stephanie McCartney Lecturer 845-3010 stephanie.mccartney@chem.tamu.edu
Dr. Mohamed Saber Visiting Scholar 845-7112 mrsaber@tamu.edu
Dr. Vickie Williamson Instructional Professor 845-4634 williamson@chem.tamu.edu
Veronica Hernandez Program Coordinator 845-1979 vramirez@chem.tamu.edu
Travis McCartney Administrative Coordinator I 845-3761 dtmccartney@chem.tamu.edu
Dr. Edward Lee Lecturer 845-6786 edlee@tamu.edu
Alicia Altemose Lecturer 845-2356 aaltemose@tamu.edu
Kelley Brown Technician II 845-1996 kelley.brown@chem.tamu.edu
Ken Williamson Technician II 845-1996 kwil@tamu.edu