Students should contact the departmental representative with course-related questions.

Chemistry

Departmental Representative:
Dr. Vesna Gasperov
212-854-2017
vg2231@columbia.edu

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.

CHEM S0001D Preparation for College Chemistry. 0 points.

0 academic points, billed as 2 points. Not for credit toward the bachelor's degree. Given on a Pass/Fail basis only.

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.

Summer 2017: CHEM S0001D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 0001 001/26223 M T W Th 6:15pm - 7:50pm
209 Havemeyer Hall
Luis Avila 0 8/90

CHEM S1403D General Chemistry I (Lecture). 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 S1500X (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM W1403 General Chemistry I Lecture.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1403D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1403 001/13598 M T W Th 10:35am - 12:20pm
320 Havemeyer Hall
Jason Polisar 4 13/42

CHEM S1404Q General Chemistry II (Lecture). 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 S1500X (see below). This course is equivalent to CHEM W1404 General Chemistry II Lecture.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1404Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1404 001/73546 M T W Th 10:35am - 12:20pm
320 Havemeyer Hall
Robert Beer 4 13/42

CHEM S1404X General Chemistry II (Lecture). 4 points.

CHEM S1406 (Recitation Section) Required

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403)

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.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1404X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1404 002/64634 T Th 6:10pm - 7:35pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
DongHong Sun 4 66/120

CHEM S1406X General Chemistry II (Recitation). 0 points.

Required recitation for CHEM S1404X.

Corequisites: CHEM S1404X.

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

Summer 2017: CHEM S1406X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1406 001/16096 T 5:00pm - 5:50pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
DongHong Sun 0 28/30
CHEM 1406 002/76044 T 7:50pm - 8:40pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
DongHong Sun 0 12/30
CHEM 1406 003/67132 Th 5:00pm - 5:50pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
DongHong Sun 0 26/30
CHEM 1406 004/23791 Th 7:50pm - 8:40pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
DongHong Sun 0 0/30

CHEM S1500D General Chemistry Laboratory. 3 points.


Fee: Lab Fee - 140.00

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 in 309 Havemeyer.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1500D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 001/14880 M W 2:25pm - 6:00pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Phillip Boda 3 0/20

CHEM S1500Q General Chemistry Laboratory. 3 points.


Fee: Course Fee - 140.00

Prerequisites: (CHEM UN1403)

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-2:10pm in 309 Havemeyer.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1500Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 002/74828 M W 2:25pm - 6:00pm
302a Havemeyer Hall
Kim Lee-Granger 3 17/20

CHEM S1500X General Chemistry Laboratory. 3 points.


Fee: Lab Fee - 140.00

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 S1501X Lab Lecture M 3:30pm-4:40pm in 309 Havemeyer.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1500X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1500 003/65916 T 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302b Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3 33/40
CHEM 1500 004/22575 W 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302c Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3 21/25
CHEM 1500 005/13664 Th 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3 27/40
CHEM 1500 006/73612 F 1:10pm - 4:55pm
302 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 3 20/30

CHEM S1501D General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture. 0 points.

Corequisites: CHEM S1500D.

Lab lecture for CHEM S1500D General Chemistry Laboratory.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1501D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1501 001/64700 M W 1:00pm - 2:15pm
209 Havemeyer Hall
Phillip Boda 0 0/20

CHEM S1501Q General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture. 0 points.

Corequisites: CHEM S1500Q

Lab lecture for CHEM S1500Q General Chemistry Laboratory.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1501Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1501 002/21359 M W 1:00pm - 2:15pm
209 Havemeyer Hall
Kim Lee-Granger 0 16/20

CHEM S1501X General Chemistry Laboratory Lecture. 0 points.

Corequisites: CHEM S1500X

Lab lecture for CHEM S1500X General Chemistry Laboratory.

Summer 2017: CHEM S1501X
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1501 003/12448 M 3:00pm - 4:15pm
309 Havemeyer Hall
Joseph Ulichny 0 100/135

CHEM S2443D Organic Chemistry I (Lecture). 4 points.

NO SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQ FOR RECITATION. MWTTH 12-12:50pm

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 W2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture.

Summer 2017: CHEM S2443D
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2443 001/61046 M T W Th 9:00am - 10:35am
209 Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 4 28/90

CHEM S2444Q Organic Chemistry II (Lecture). 4 points.

NO SEPARATE REGISTRATION REQ FOR RECITATION. MWTTH 12-12:50pm

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 W2444 Organic Chemistry II Lecture.

Summer 2017: CHEM S2444Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2444 001/66646 M T W Th 9:00am - 10:35am
209 Havemeyer Hall
Danielle Sedbrook 4 24/90

CHEM S2543Q Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 3 points.


Fee: Course Fee - 125.00

Prerequisites: CHEM W1500 General Chemistry Lab, CHEM W2443 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 W2443 Organic Chemistry I Lecture or the equivalent to register for this lab course. This course is equivalent to CHEM W2543 Organic Chemistry Laboratory.

Summer 2017: CHEM S2543Q
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2543 001/81754 M W 1:00pm - 6:00pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 3 17/34
CHEM 2543 002/62196 T Th 1:00pm - 6:00pm
202 Havemeyer Hall
Anna Ghurbanyan 3 19/34

The University reserves the right to withdraw or modify the courses of instruction or to change the instructors as may become necessary.