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Chemistry

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings. 

Note: Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.

To view a syllabus, please visit the Chemistry Department's Summer Sessions site here.

Please note, it is not necessary to complete pre-requisites at Columbia University. Students are expected to meet pre-requisite requirements prior to registration.

Chemistry S1403D and S1404Q may be counted toward the science requirement for most Columbia University undergraduates.

The sequence Chemistry S2443, S2444, and S2543 meets the minimum requirement in organic chemistry for admission to medical school. Consult your premed adviser.

Lab fees, paid at the time of registration, cover the costs of nonreturnable items, chemicals, and reasonable breakage. In addition, students may be charged for excessive breakage, returning equipment uncleaned, or late check-out. Students must present lab fee receipt at the first laboratory meeting.

 

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General Chemistry II (Lecture)
CHEM S1404X 4 points.

Topics include gases, kinetic theory of gases, states of matter: liquids and solids, chemical equilibria, applications of equilibria, acids and bases, chemical thermodynamics, energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy, periodic properties, chemical kinetics, and electrochemistry. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here, and from year to year. This course is the continuation of CHEM UN1403 General Chemistry I Lecture. This course is equivalent to CHEM UN1404 General Chemistry II Lecture.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1404 002/64478 Tu Tu Th Th 6:10p - 7:35p
309 HAVEMEYER HALL
Ruben Savizky, Ruben Savizky 4 Open
General Chemistry II (Recitation)
CHEM S1406X 0 points.

To be enrolled in CHEM S1404X, you must be enrolled in CHEM S1406X.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1406 001/21136 Tu 5:00p - 5:50p
309 HAVEMEYER HALL
Ruben Savizky 0 Open
CHEM 1406 002/12225 Tu 7:50p - 8:40p
309 HAVEMEYER HALL
Ruben Savizky 0 Open
CHEM 1406 003/72173 Th 5:00p - 5:50p
309 HAVEMEYER HALL
Ruben Savizky 0 Open
CHEM 1406 004/28832 Th 7:50p - 8:40p
309 HAVEMEYER HALL
Ruben Savizky 0 Open
General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM S1500X 3 points.

Introduction to basic experimental techniques in chemistry, including quantitative procedures, chemical analysis, and descriptive chemistry. To be enrolled in CHEM S1500X you must also register for CHEM S1501X Lab Lecture M 3:00pm-4:15pm.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 003/11009 Tu 1:10p - 4:50p
302B HAVEMEYER HALL
Joseph Ulichny 3 Open
CHEM 1500 004/70957 W 1:10p - 4:50p
302C HAVEMEYER HALL
Joseph Ulichny 3 Limited Availability
CHEM 1500 005/27616 Th 1:10p - 4:50p
302 HAVEMEYER HALL
Joseph Ulichny 3 Open
CHEM 1500 006/62046 F 1:10p - 4:50p
302 HAVEMEYER HALL
Joseph Ulichny 3 Open
General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture
CHEM S1501X 0 points.

Lab lecture for CHEM S1500X General Chemistry Laboratory.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1501 003/26400 M 3:00p - 4:15p
309 HAVEMEYER HALL
Joseph Ulichny 0 Open
General Chemistry I (Lecture)
CHEM S1403D 4 points.

Topics include stoichiometry, states of matter, nuclear properties, electronic structures of atoms, periodic properties, chemical bonding, molecular geometry, introduction to quantum mechanics and atomic theory, introduction to organic, biological chemistry and inorganic coordination chemistry. Topical subjects may include spectroscopy, solid state and materials science, polymer science and macromolecular structures. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here.  Students are required to attend the separate daily morning recitations which accompany the lectures (total time block: MTWR 9:30-12:20). Registering for CHEM S1403D will automatically register students for the recitation section. Students who wish to take the full sequence of General Chemistry Lectures and General Chemistry Laboratory should also register for CHEM S1404Q and CHEM S1500X (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM W1403 General Chemistry I Lecture.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1403 001/13441 M Tu W Th 10:35a - 12:20p
320 HAVEMEYER HALL
Jason Polisar 4 Open
General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM S1500D 3 points.

Introduction to basic experimental techniques in chemistry, including quantitative procedures, chemical analysis, and descriptive chemistry. To be enrolled in CHEM S1500D you must also register for CHEM S1501D Lab Lecture MW 1:00pm-2:15pm.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 001/63262 M W 2:25p - 6:00p
302 HAVEMEYER HALL
DongHong Sun 3 Open
General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture
CHEM S1501D 0 points.

Lab lecture for CHEM S1500D General Chemistry Laboratory.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1501 001/18704 M W 1:00p - 2:15p
209 HAVEMEYER HALL
DongHong Sun 0 Open
Organic Chemistry I (Lecture)
CHEM S2443D 4 points.

Principles of organic chemistry. The structure and reactivity of organic molecules from the standpoint of modern theories of chemistry. Stereochemistry, reactions of organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, syntheses and degradations of organic molecules, spectroscopic techniques of structure determination. Please note that students must attend a recitation for this class. Students who wish to take the full organic chemistry lecture sequence and laboratory should also register for CHEM S2444Q Organic Chemistry II Lecture and CHEM S2543Q Organic Chemistry Lab (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM W2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2443 001/60830 M Tu W Th 10:35a - 12:20p
209 HAVEMEYER HALL
Talha Siddiqui 4 Open
Preparation for College Chemistry
CHEM S0001D 0 points.

This course is preparation for CHEM UN1403 General Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent, as well as for other science courses. It is intended for students who have not attended school for sometime or who do not have a firm grasp of high school chemistry. Topics include inorganic nomenclature, chemical reactions, chemical bonding and its relation to molecular structure, stoichiometry, periodic properties of elements, chemical equilibrium, gas laws, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. Please note that students must attend a recitation section.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 0001 001/14657 M Tu W Th 6:15p - 7:50p
209 HAVEMEYER HALL
Luis Avila 0 Open
General Chemistry II (Lecture)
CHEM S1404Q 4 points.

Topics include gases, kinetic theory of gases, states of matter: liquids and solids, chemical equilibria, acids and bases, applications of equilibria, thermochemistry and spontaneous processes (energy, enthalpy, entropy, free energy) as well as chemical kinetics and electrochemistry. The order of presentation of topics may differ from the order presented here. Students must also attend the daily morning recitations which accompany the lectures (total time block: MTWR 9:30-12:20). Registering for CHEM S1404Q will automatically register students for the recitation section. The continuation of CHEM S1403D General Chemistry I Lecture. Students who wish to take the full sequence of General Chemistry Lectures and General Chemistry Laboratory should also register for CHEM S1403D and CHEM S1500X (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM W1404 General Chemistry II Lecture.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1404 001/73389 M Tu W Th 10:35a - 12:20p
320 HAVEMEYER HALL
Robert Beer 4 Open
General Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM S1500Q 3 points.

Introduction to basic experimental techniques in chemistry, including quantitative procedures, chemical analysis, and descriptive chemistry. To be enrolled in CHEM S1500Q you must also register for CHEM S1501Q Lab Lecture MW 1:00pm-2:15pm.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 002/19920 M W 2:25p - 6:00p
302A HAVEMEYER HALL
Kim Lee-Granger 3 Limited Availability
General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture
CHEM S1501Q 0 points.

Lab lecture for CHEM S1500Q General Chemistry Laboratory.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1501 002/69741 M W 1:00p - 2:15p
209 HAVEMEYER HALL
Kim Lee-Granger 0 Limited Availability
Organic Chemistry II (Lecture)
CHEM S2444Q 4 points.

The principles of organic chemistry. The structure and reactivity of organic molecules are examined from the standpoint of modern theories of chemistry. Topics include stereochemistry, reactions of organic molecules, mechanisms of organic reactions, syntheses and degradations of organic molecules, and spectroscopic techniques of structure determination. This course is a continuation of CHEM S2443D Organic Chemistry I Lecture. Please note that students must attend a recitation for this class. Students who wish to take the full organic chemistry lecture sequence and laboratory should also register for CHEM S2443D Organic Chemistry I Lecture and CHEM S2543Q Organic Chemistry Lab - see below. This course is equivalent to CHEM W2444 Organic Chemistry II Lecture.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2444 001/17489 M Tu W Th 10:35a - 12:20p
209 HAVEMEYER HALL
Anna Ghurbanyan 4 Open
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM S2543Q 3 points.

Techniques of experimental organic chemistry, with emphasis on understanding fundamental principles underlying the experiments in methodology of solving laboratory problems involving organic molecules. Attendance at the first laboratory session is mandatory. Please note that you must complete CHEM W2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent to register for this lab course. This course is equivalent to CHEM W2543 Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2543 001/77437 M W 1:00p - 6:00p
202 HAVEMEYER HALL
Talha Siddiqui 3 Open
CHEM 2543 002/68525 Tu Th 1:00p - 6:00p
202 HAVEMEYER HALL
Talha Siddiqui 3 Limited Availability