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Department: Chemistry & Physics

Clyde StantonClyde Stanton

Professor of Chemistry

Office:

Stephens Science Center 344

Contact Information:

Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Office Phone: (205) 226-4873
Office Fax: (205) 226 3078
E-mail: cstanton@bsc.edu

Personal Web Page

Brief Career Background:

Department of Chemistry, Birmingham-Southern College, 1993-present Research Scientist, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Silver Spring MD 1991-1993 Postdoctoral appointment, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 1989-1990 Postdoctoral appointment, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY 1988-1989

Educational Background:

BA Chemistry Clemson University 1977
MS Chemistry West Virginia University 1981
PhD Chemistry Boston College 1988

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • Spectroscopic properties of small molecular species
  • Laser-based techniques to investigate chemical reactions
  • Molecular modeling of chemical properties and reactions

Courses Taught:

CH 101 Introductory Chemistry (1)
An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry and the importance of chemistry in modern life. This course may be counted toward the laboratory science requirement but cannot be used as a prerequisite for CH 122. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week.

CH 121 General Chemistry I (1)
A study of the laws and theories of chemistry, stoichiometry atomic and molecular structure of matter, chemical bonding, properties of solutions, and periodicity of the elements. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week. Two tutorial sessions are offered each week. Prerequisite: satisfactory score on math ACT or SAT and on chemistry placement exam. Fall, Summer.

CH 122 General Chemistry II (1)
A continuation of CH 121, covering equilibria, thermodynamics, kinetics, and oxidation reduction. Laboratory work includes semi-micro qualitative analysis. Three lecture periods and one three-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisite: CH 121. Spring.

CH 311 Physical Chemistry I (1)
Basic principles of physical chemistry, stressing thermodynamics. Three lecture periods, one three-hour laboratory, and one DHAR laboratory period per week. Prerequisites: CH 212, PH 122, and MA 232. Students are strongly encouraged to take MA 310 or equivalent prior to taking CH 311. Fall.

CH 312 Physical Chemistry II (1)
Continuation of CH 311, stressing chemical kinetics, elementary quantum theory, and spectroscopy. Three lecture periods, one three-hour laboratory, and one DHAR laboratory period per week. Prerequisite: CH 311 or consent. Spring.

CH 401 Senior Seminar in Chemistry (½)
A weekly, hour-long seminar on current topics in chemistry and related areas, involving faculty, students, and guest speakers. Each student presents one seminar on a topic approved by the faculty. Fall.

CH 402 Senior Seminar in Chemistry (½)
A weekly, hour-long seminar on current topics in chemistry and related areas, involving faculty, students, and guest speakers. Each student presents one seminar on a topic approved by the faculty. Spring