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Chemistry

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Summer 2022 Session Information

  • SESSION A (First Half Term) courses are May 23–July 1, 2022
  • SESSION B (Second Half Term) courses are July 5–August 12, 2022
  • SESSION X (Full Term) courses are May 23–August 12, 2022

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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 S1403 and S1404 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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PREPARATION-COLLEGE CHEMISTRY
CHEM0001S001 0 points.

Prerequisites: High school algebra or the instructor's permission. Recommended: high school physics and chemistry. 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 Session Times/Location
CHEM0001S001 001/10141 Session A Mo 06:15 PM–07:50 PM
Tu 06:15 PM–07:50 PM
We 06:15 PM–07:50 PM
Th 06:15 PM–07:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Luis Avila
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
THE JAZZ OF CHEMISTRY
CHEM1050X002 3 points.

The contribution of chemistry to everyday life is immense. The applications of chemistry in medicine, petrochemicals, cosmetics, and fertilizers are readily apparent. However, the knowledge and applications of chemistry come in handy in many other fascinating fields, some of which may be less than obvious. Examples of areas in which chemistry plays a key role include forensic science; art restoration and forgery detection; and flavors and fragrances in food, beverages and other consumer products. The goal of this course is to provide insights and spur discussion of several areas and applications of chemistry, while gaining hands-on experience in techniques used in these fields.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1050X002 002/00019 Session B
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Meenakshi Rao
3 Closed for Online Registration
(no Adds or Drops)
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I-LECTURES
CHEM1403S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: high school chemistry and algebra, CHEM S0001, or the department's permission. 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 S1500 (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM W1403 General Chemistry I Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1403S001 001/10142 Session A Mo 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
We 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Th 09:30 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jason Polisar
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LECTURES
CHEM1404S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM S1403 General Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent. 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 S1500 (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM UN1404 General Chemistry II Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1404S001 001/10143 Session B Mo 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
We 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Th 09:30 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Jason Polisar
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-LECTURES
CHEM1404S002 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM S1403 General Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent. 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 S1500 (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM UN1404 General Chemistry II Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1404S002 002/10144 X Summer Session Tu 06:10 PM–07:35 PM
Th 06:10 PM–07:35 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ruben Savizky
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-REC
CHEM1406S001 0 points.

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

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1406S001 001/10145 X Summer Session Tu 05:00 PM–05:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ruben Savizky
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-REC
CHEM1406S002 0 points.

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

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1406S002 002/10146 X Summer Session Tu 08:00 PM–08:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ruben Savizky
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II-REC
CHEM1406S003 0 points.

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

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1406S003 003/10147 X Summer Session Th 05:00 PM–05:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Ruben Savizky
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY: LABORATORY
CHEM1500S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) 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 S1501 Lab Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1500S001 001/10148 Session A Mo 12:10 PM–04:50 PM
We 12:10 PM–04:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sarah Hansen
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY: LABORATORY
CHEM1500S003 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) 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 S1501 Lab Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1500S003 003/10150 X Summer Session Tu 01:10 PM–04:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joseph Ulichny
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY: LABORATORY
CHEM1500S004 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) 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 S1501 Lab Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1500S004 004/10151 X Summer Session We 01:10 PM–04:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joseph Ulichny
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY: LABORATORY
CHEM1500S005 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) 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 S1501 Lab Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1500S005 005/10152 X Summer Session Th 01:10 PM–04:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joseph Ulichny
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY: LABORATORY
CHEM1500S006 3 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403) 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 S1501 Lab Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1500S006 006/10153 X Summer Session Fr 01:10 PM–04:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joseph Ulichny
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB-LECTURE
CHEM1501S001 0 points.

Corequisites: CHEM S1500 Lab lecture for CHEM S1500 General Chemistry Laboratory.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM1501S001 001/10154 X Summer Session Mo 03:00 PM–04:15 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Joseph Ulichny
0 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LECTURES
CHEM2443S001 4 points.
Prerequisites: CHEM S1403 General Chemistry I Lecture, CHEM S1404 General Chemistry II Lecture and CHEM S1500 General Chemistry Lab or their equivalents taken within the previous five years. 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 UN2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM2443S001 001/10155 Session A Mo 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
We 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Th 09:30 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Talha Siddiqui
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LECTURES
CHEM2444S001 4 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM S2443D Organic Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent. 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 UN2444 Organic Chemistry II Lecture.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM2444S001 001/10156 Session B Mo 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Tu 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
We 09:30 AM–12:20 PM
Th 09:30 AM–12:20 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Talha Siddiqui
4 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
CHEM2543S001 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM UN1500 General Chemistry Lab, CHEM UN2443 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture. 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 UN2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent to register for this lab course. This course is equivalent to CHEM UN2543 Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM2543S001 001/10157 Session B Mo 01:10 PM–05:50 PM
We 01:10 PM–05:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Heriberto Moran
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
CHEM2543S002 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM UN1500 General Chemistry Lab, CHEM UN2443 Organic Chemistry I - Lecture. 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 UN2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent to register for this lab course. This course is equivalent to CHEM UN2543 Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
CHEM2543S002 002/10158 Session B Tu 01:10 PM–05:50 PM
Th 01:10 PM–05:50 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Heriberto Moran
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill Wait List)
In-Person