Chemistry (CHEM)

Chairman: Rudolph Seitz
Professors: Ellia Boran, Storek, Howard R. Wong

The Chemistry Department provides many facilities to help cadets understand the subtleties of his field. Most class time includes lab work and holographic simulations, although the department also sponsors a short field study to a Federation world where chemistry plays an important role in society and the environment.



CHEM 101. Introduction to Chemistry

Fundamental laws and concepts applied to nonmetals, metals, and their compounds; atomic and molecular structure; bonding; equilibria; and thermodynamics. Students perform weekly lab experiments and simulations to study the nature of chemical interactions.


CHEM 220. Seminar in Environmental Chemistry

Several speakers on environmental topics such as water quality, atmospheric chemistry, biochemical infiltration, and hazardous industrial chemicals. Includes reading the Fundamental Declarations of Ventax II, and the Seas of Poison by S'rek Quran. Students perform lab experiments and simulations to study the effect of chemicals on the environment. Students prepare a class presentation drawn from holosimulations, experiment demonstrations, and a short field study.


CHEM 245. Organic Chemistry

Introductory study of carbon and other organic compounds, aliphatic and aromatic, class reactions and structural theory. Study of organic chemical compounds and their interactions. Synthesis of organic compounds for engineering and medical purposes. Students perform regular lab experiments and simulations to study the nature of the chemical reactions.


CHEM 351. Exochemistry

Survey of exotic chemicals, compounds, and their interactions in non-M-class environments, using both laboratory simulations and field experimentation. Students visit the Venusian campus and Jupiter Station for lab work.


CHEM 475. Quantum Chemistry

Chemical structure and interaction on the atomic and subatomic level; transport, replication, and matter stream suspension; astrochemical interaction; quantum analysis. Lab work and simulations as well as field study. Students design a quantum interaction matrix simulation for class presentation.