Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Navigate Up
Sign In

Office of the University Registrar

  • Chemistry
    College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    CHMISC

    Introduction to General Chemistry

    CHM 1025, a two-credit course, is offered for students who wish to strengthen their understanding of basic concepts of atomic structure and stoichiometry before beginning the general chemistry sequence (CHM 2045/2045L, CHM 2046/2046L). A chemistry placement exam is offered online on ISIS. The score achieved determines whether CHM 1025 or CHM 2045 is the appropriate first course in chemistry.

    General Chemistry

    For placement into the appropriate first course in chemistry, please refer to the Academic Advising section or consult a chemistry adviser. All students should complete their general chemistry studies without interruption.
    The following general chemistry offerings are available:

    • CHM 1030/1031 is a terminal sequence that meets preprofessional requirements in the College of Nursing and some majors in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
    • CHM 1083 is a terminal general education course that explores chemistry in terms of consumer products. This course meets preprofessional requirements in certain areas of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences.
    • CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L is the standard general chemistry sequence. This sequence meets the preprofessional requirement for a broad range of science and engineering majors. Students are presumed to have a good background in high school chemistry and mathematics (through MAC 1147) and are expected to pass the chemistry placement exam offered online on ISIS before registering for CHM 2045.
    • CHM 2047/2047L is a one-semester program for entering students with strong backgrounds in chemistry, normally reflected by high AP or IB chemistry test scores. This program enables students to move more quickly into advanced work.
    • CHM 2051 General Chemistry Honors is offered as an alternative to CHM 2046 for students who have done particularly well in CHM 2045.

    Attendance Requirement:

    Students missing the first session of a laboratory, which includes the required safety instruction, will not be allowed to start late.

    Back to Top
    CHM 1020 Chemistry for the Liberal Arts
    Credits: 3.
    Provides non-science majors with a basic understanding of the substances and chemical transformations central to our lives. Introduces chemical concepts and principles help the student better understand the role and impact of modern chemistry in society. (P)
    CHM 1025 Introduction to Chemistry
    Credits: 2; Coreq: MAC 1147 or the equivalent.
    Introductory readiness course in general chemistry for those with weak yet satisfactory backgrounds in high school chemistry and algebra. (P)
    CHM 1030 Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: high school algebra.
    The first half of the CHM 1030/1031 sequence. A terminal sequence for non-science students that presents chemistry from a medical/nursing perspective. Topics in inorganic chemistry and properties of both ionic and covalent compounds. (P)
    CHM 1031 Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 1030.
    The second half of CHM 1030/1031 sequence. Topics in organic chemistry and biochemistry. (P)
    CHM 2045 General Chemistry 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147 or the equivalent, and a passing score on the chemistry placement exam or a passing grade in CHM 1025; Coreq: CHM 2045L.
    The first semester of the CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L sequence. Stoichiometry, atomic and molecular structure, the states of matter, reaction rates and equilibria. A minimum grade of C is required to progress to CHM 2046. (P)
    Back to Top
    CHM 2045L General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: CHM 2045.
    Laboratory experiments designed to reflect the topics presented in CHM 2045. (P)
    CHM 2046 General Chemistry 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045 and 2045L and MAC 1147 (or equivalent) with minimum grades of C; Coreq: CHM 2046L.
    The second semester of the CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2046/2046L sequence. Students who completed CHM 2045 (or equivalent) at another institution should consult a chemistry adviser before registering for this course. Acids and bases, additional aspects of chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, complex ions and descriptive chemistry. (P)
    CHM 2046L General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Prereq: CHM 2045L; Coreq: CHM 2046.
    Laboratory experiments designed to reflect the topics presented in CHM 2046. (P)
    CHM 2047 One-Semester General Chemistry
    Credits: 4; Prereq: AP, IB or high honors high school chemistry courses and a high score on the chemistry placement exam; Coreq: CHM 2047L.
    Designed for entering (not transfer) students who wish to move more quickly into advanced coursework. Electronic structure and bonding, gases, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, metals and non-metals.
    CHM 2047L One-Semester General Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: CHM 2047.
    Laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHM 2047.
    Back to Top
    CHM 2051 Honors General Chemistry 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045, CHM 2045L and instructor permission; Coreq: CHM 2046L.
    Second semester of the CHM 2045/2045L and CHM 2051/2046L sequence. This course is open to students with superior performance in CHM 2045 or its equivalent. Acids and bases, additional aspects of chemical equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, complex ions, descriptive chemistry and instructor-chosen topics. (P)
    CHM 2054L Accelerated General Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Coreq: CHM 2047 or CHM 2051.
    A cross-disciplinary, inquiry-based curriculum that focuses on major themes and concepts in chemistry with an emphasis on their application in modern, quantitative life sciences research. Equivalent to CHM 2045L and CHM 2046L or CHM 2047L.
    CHM 2095 Chemistry for Engineers 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147 or the equivalent, and a passing score on the chemistry placement exam or a passing grade in CHM 1025; Coreq: CHM 2045L.
    The first semester of the CHM 2095/2096 sequence. Topics include stoichiometry, energy and thermodynamics, atomic and molecular structure, the states of matter, reaction rates and introduces chemical equilibria. All topics are taught in an engineering case-study context. (P)
    CHM 2096 Chemistry for Engineers 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2045 or CHM 2095 with a minimum grade of C.
    The second course in a two-semester sequence. Topics include chemical equilibria, acid-base and solubility equilibria, entropy, free energy, electrochemical devices, solution dynamics and descriptive inorganic and organic chemistry. All topics are taught in an engineering case-study context. (P)
    Back to Top
    CHM 2200 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046 and CHM 2046L, or the equivalent.
    An elementary course embracing the more important aspects of organic chemistry. Intended for students in programs requiring only one semester of organic chemistry. Not intended for pre-med, pre-dentistry or pre-vet students.
    CHM 2200L Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: CHM 2200.
    Organic laboratory experiments to accompany CHM 2200.
    CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046 and CHM 2046L, or the equivalent.
    The first half of the CHM 2210/2211 sequence intended for majors and preprofessional students. A study of the structures, syntheses and reactions of organic compounds.
    CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2210 with a minimum grade of C; Coreq: CHM 2211L.
    The second half of the CHM 2210/2211 sequence intended for majors and preprofessional students. A study of the structures, syntheses and reactions of organic compounds.
    CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Coreq: CHM 2211 or CHM 3218.
    Organic laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHM 2210/2211 or CHM 3217/3218.
    Back to Top
    CHM 2212 Enhanced Organic Chemistry 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046 and CHM 2046L, or the equivalent; chemistry majors (CY or CY BIO) only.
    The first half of the CHM 2212/2213 sequence for chemistry majors. A study of structures, synthesis and reactions of organic compounds, with emphasis on mechanism and spectroscopy.
    CHM 2213 Enhanced Organic Chemistry 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2210 or CHM 2212 with a minimum grade of C; chemistry majors (CY or CY BIO) only or preprofessional students; Coreq: CHM 2211L.
    The second half of the CHM 2212/2213 sequence is for chemistry majors. A study of structures, synthesis and reactions of organic compounds, with emphasis on mechanism and spectroscopy.
    CHM 3120 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2051, and CHM 2046L or 2047L.
    Principles involved in quantitative analysis. Topics include acid-base equilibria and titrations, precipitation and complex formation, oxidation reduction and statistical treatment of data. Introduces spectrochemical and electrochemical methods of analysis and chemical separations.
    CHM 3120L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Prereq or Coreq: CHM 3120 or equivalent.
    Laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHM 3120.
    Back to Top
    CHM 3217 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 1
    Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 2046 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2051; CHM 2046L or CHM 2047L, or instructor permission.
    A rigorous, one-semester overview of the structure, properties and reactions of organic compounds. This is the first half of a two-semester sequence in biochemistry. Students are expected to take CHM 3218 after completing CHM 3217.
    CHM 3218 Organic Chemistry/Biochemistry 2
    Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 3217 or CHM 2211, or instructor permission.
    Introduces the basic concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology from the structural and mechanistic perspective of organic chemistry.
    CHM 3400 Physical Chemistry for the Biosciences
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2312 and CHM 2200 or CHM 2210, and two semesters of college physics; background in analytical chemistry recommended.
    Thermodynamics, electrochemistry, transport, chemical kinetics and molecular structure with emphasis on biological systems.
    CHM 3610 Inorganic Chemistry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2211 and 2211L, or the equivalent.
    Basic theoretical concepts involved in inorganic chemistry. Periodic trends, chemical bonding, structure and reactivity.
    CHM 3610L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2211L and CHM 3120L, or instructor permission.
    Synthesis and characterization of inorganic and organometallic compounds.
    Back to Top
    CHM 4034 Advanced Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    Credits: 4; Prereq: CHM 3218 or BCH 4024.
    Secondary metabolism and biosynthetic pathways, bioinorganic chemistry, protein folding and trafficking, cellular signaling, replication and translation from a chemist's perspective. Applications in bioanalytical chemistry and in molecular and cell biology.
    CHM 4130 Instrumental Analysis
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 2211, CHM 3120, MAC 2312 and PHY 2053 with minimum grades of C; Coreq: PHY 2054 or equivalent.
    Concepts of instrumentation for chemical analysis. In-depth examination of spectrochemical and electrochemical methods and chemical separations.
    CHM 4130L Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2211, CHM 3120, CHM 3120L, MAC 2053 and PHY 2053 with minimum grades of C; Coreq: CHM 4130.
    Laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHM 4130.
    CHM 4230 Organic Spectroscopy
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2211.
    Characterization and identification of organic compounds by spectral methods including IR, UV, NMR and mass spectrometry.
    CHM 4272 The Organic Chemistry of Polymers
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2200, CHM 2211, CHM 2213 and CHM 3217, or the equivalent.
    Classification of polymerization types and mechanisms from a mechanistic/organic point of view. The structure of synthetic and natural polymers and polyelectrolytes. Reactions of polymers and practical synthetic methods of polymer preparation.
    Back to Top
    CHM 4300L Laboratory in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2211L and either CHM 3218, or CHM 2211 and BCH 4024.
    Introduces experimental techniques in biochemistry, especially those used in DNA isolation and manipulation, protein purification and enzyme kinetic studies.
    CHM 4304 Chemical Aspects of Cellular Control
    Credits: 3; Prereq: either CHM 3218, or CHM 2211 and BCH 4024.
    Control of information, materials and energy within cellular systems. Examples taken from the biochemistry of plants, bacteria and higher organisms.
    CHM 4308 Introduction to Enzyme Mechanism
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BCH 4024 or CHM 3218; Coreq: CHM 3400 or CHM 4411.
    Principles of enzyme structure, isolation and purification and principles of the physical chemistry of enzyme/substrate interactions. Overview of concepts of biological catalysis, including transition state theory, descriptions and examples of mechanisms of biochemical catalysis, survey of co-factors, and catalytic antibodies, ribozyme structure and catalysis.
    CHM 4411 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
    Credits: 4; Prereq: one year of general chemistry and one year of physics; Coreq: MAC 2313; background in analytical and organic chemistry recommended.
    Gas laws, kinetic theory, classical and statistical thermodynamics and applications to solutions, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria and electrochemistry.
    CHM 4411L Physical Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 3120L; Coreq: CHM 4411.
    A series of laboratory experiments designed to accompany CHM 4411.
    Back to Top
    CHM 4412 Physical Chemistry - Chemical Bonding and Spectroscopy
    Credits: 4; Prereq: One year of general chemistry or the equivalent (CHM 2045 and CHM 2046 OR CHM 2046C OR CHM 2047 OR CHM 2051 OR CHM 2096) and one year of general physics or the equivalent (PHY 2048 and PHY 2049 OR PHY 2049C OR PHY 2053 and PHY 2054 OR PHY 2061) with minimum grades of C; Coreq: MAC 2313.
    Introduces quantum theory, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding and spectra, chemical reaction rate laws and mechanisms, and statistical and collision theories of reaction rates.
    CHM 4413L Biophysical Chemistry Laboratory
    Credits: 2; Prereq: CHM 2211L and CHM 3120L; Coreq: CHM 3400 or CHM 4413.
    Laboratory experiments to demonstrate basic concepts of the physical chemistry of biological systems.
    CHM 4611 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 3120 and CHM 3610; Coreq: CHM 4412.
    Introduces advanced concepts of modern inorganic chemistry. Major themes include application of group theory to structure and bonding, molecular orbital treatment of reactivity, fundamental organometallic chemistry and introduces vibrational and electronic spectroscopy.
    CHM 4671 Bioinorganic Chemistry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: CHM 3610 or CHM 3218 or BCH 4024 or MCB 3020 or MCB 3023 or BSC 2011 and CHM 2211 or CHM 2213 or CHM 3217, or instructor permission.
    From an inorganic perspective, introduces the structure and function of a variety of metalloproteins and metalloenzymes, concentrating on systems containing transition metals. Emphasizes the role that metal ion(s) play in the function of the biomolecules.
    Back to Top
    CHM 4905 Individual Problems
    Credits: 1 to 3; can be repeated for additional credit with a change in content; Prereq: permission of faculty member supervising the work.
    Double registration permitted. An assigned reading program or development of an assigned experimental problem.
    CHM 4910 Undergraduate Research
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated for additional credit with a change in content. Prereq: permission of faculty member supervising the work.
    Laboratory or literature investigations of chemical problems of current interest.
    CHM 4940 Supervised Teaching
    Credits: 1 to 2; can be repeated for additional credit with a change in content; Prereq: instructor permission.
    Supervised teaching, usually at the general chemistry level. Required is a superior record at UF in the course in which the student will assist and evidence that the student's own progress will not be delayed.
    Back to Top
    ISC 2400L Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory 1
    Credits: 3; Prereq: high school algebra or equivalent.
    First course in a two-semester inquiry-based laboratory focusing on major themes and concepts in biology, chemistry and physics with an emphasis on their integrated applications in modern, quantitative research. Satisfies course requirements for BSC 2010L, CHM 2045L and PHY 2053L.
    ISC 2401L Cross-Disciplinary Laboratory 2
    Credits: 3; Prereq: ISC 2400L and MAC 1147 or equivalent; Coreq: BSC 2010 and CHM 2045 or CHM 2047 or CHM 2095.
    Second course in a two-semester inquiry-based laboratory focusing on major themes and concepts in biology, chemistry and physics with an emphasis on their integrated applications in modern, quantitative research. Satisfies course requirements for BSC 2011L, CHM 2046L and PHY 2054L.
    Back to Top
descriptions: chemistry