University of Vermont

2007-08 Online Catalogue

Courses in Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 023 - Outline of General Chemistry
One-semester survey of principles and concepts of general chemistry, designed primarily to meet needs of students in agricultural and health sciences. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 25, 31 or 35.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 025 - Outline of General Chemistry
One-semester survey of principles and concepts of general chemistry, designed primarily to meet the needs of students in agricultural and health sciences. NO LABORATORY. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 23, 31 or 35.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 026 - Outline of Organic & Biochem
Broad overview of most important facts and principles of organic and biochemistry and interrelationships between these branches of chemistry. Prerequisite: 31 or 23. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 28, 42 or 44.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 028 - Outline of Organic & Biochem
Broad overview of most important facts and principles of organic and biochemistry and of interrelationships between these branches of chemistry. NO LABORATORY. Prerequisite: 31 or 23 or 25. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 26, 42 or 44.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 031 - Introductory Chemistry
Basic course in principles and concepts of general chemistry. These courses, or CHEM 35, 36 serve as suitable prerequisites for 100-level courses in Chemistry. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 23, 25 or 35.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 032 - Introductory Chemistry
Basic course in principles and concepts of general chemistry. These courses, or CHEM 35, 36 serve as suitable prerequisites for 100-level courses in Chemistry. Prerequisite: 31 or 35. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 36.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 035 - General Chemistry
General chemistry for students with a strong background in physical sciences. Recommended for students concentrating in physical sciences. Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry, concurrent enrollment or background in calculus. High school physics recommended. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 23, 25 or 31.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 036 - General Chemistry
General chemistry for students with a strong background in physical sciences. Recommended for students concentrating in physical sciences. Prerequisites: One year of high school chemistry, concurrent enrollment or background in calculus. High school physics recommended; 31 or 35. May not be taken concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 32.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 039 - Introduction to Research
Overview of methods, areas, and instrumentation of modern chemical research, including hands-on laboratory experiences and written and oral presentations of a research project. Prerequisite: score of 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry examination or Department permission.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 040 - Introduction to Research
Overview of methods, areas, and instrumentation of modern chemical research, including hands-on laboratory experiences and written and oral presentations of a research project. Prerequisite: score of 4 or 5 on the AP Chemistry examination or permission of department.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 042 - Intro Organic Chemistry
Concepts for understanding chemistry of structurally simple organic compounds of everyday importance. These principles applied to more complex molecules such as polymers and biologically important compounds such as proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. (Does not satisfy medical school entrance requirements for undergraduate preparation in organic chemistry.) Prerequisite: 31 or 23. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 26, 28, 44, 141 or 143.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 044 - Intro Organic Chemistry
Concepts for understanding chemistry of structurally simple organic compounds of everyday importance. These principles applied to more complex molecules such as polymers and biologically important compounds such as proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. (Does not satisfy medical school entrance requirements for undergraduate preparation in organic chemistry.) NO LABORATORY. Prerequisite: 31 or 23 or 25. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 26, 28, 42, 141 or 143.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 095 - Intro Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 096 - Intro Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 121 - Quantitative Analysis
Theory and practice of volumetric and gravimetric analysis. Theoretical discussion of indicators, buffers, pH, etc. Introduction to data analysis, spectrophotometry, and chromatography. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 131 - Inorganic Chemistry
Symmetry, group theory, molecular structure; valence shell; MO, crystal field, and ligand field bonding models; solid state, electron deficient, acid-base, and simple organo-metallic systems. Prerequisite: Credit for or concurrent enrollment in 142 or 144.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 141 - Organic Chemistry
Survey of properties and reactions of organic compounds with consideration of bonding, stereochemistry, mechanisms, principles of reactivity, spectroscopy, syntheses, and utilization. Designed for premedical, predental, and preveterinary students and for those majoring in biological and physical sciences. Prerequisites: 31, 32 or 35, 36. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 42, 44 or 143.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 142 - Organic Chemistry
Survey of properties and reactions of organic compounds with consideration of bonding, stereochemistry, mechanisms, principles of reactivity, spectroscopy, syntheses, and utilization. Designed for premedical, predental, and preveterinary students and for those majoring in biological and physical sciences. Prerequisites: 141. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 144.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 143 - Organic Chemistry for Majors
Survey of principles and reactions of organic chemistry for chemistry majors. Prerequisites: 31, 32 or 35, 36. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 42, 44 or 141.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 144 - Organic Chemistry for Majors
Survey of principles and reactions of organic chemistry for chemistry majors. Prerequisites: 143. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, for credit for CHEM 142.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
CHEM 146 - Adv Organic Laboratory
Laboratory practice in separation, purification, synthesis, identification, spectroscopy, and physical organic techniques as applied to organic compounds. For Chemistry majors. Prerequisite: 144.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 160 - Phys Chem for Bio Sci Students
Aspects of physical chemistry most pertinent to work in biological sciences: acid-base equilibrium, theory of solutions, thermodynamics and kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036; PHYS 011 or PHYS 031. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 162.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 161 - Physical Chemistry
Elementary quantum chemistry, bonding, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: 32 or 36; Physics 42, Math. 121 or Chem. 167.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 162 - Physical Chemistry
Properties of gases and solutions; thermodynamics and kinetics. Prerequisites: 32 or 36; PHYS 42, MATH 121 or CHEM 167. Note: CHEM 162 may be taken before 161. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 160.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CHEM 167 - Physical Chemistry Preparation
Review of relevant mathematical and physical concepts as applied to physical chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 032 or CHEM 036; MATH 022. Cross-listed with: MATH 167.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 195 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHEM 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHEM 198 - Readings & Research
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
CHEM 201 - Advanced Chemistry Lab
Laboratory and discussion only. Laboratory problems requiring modern analytical, physical, and inorganic synthetic techniques. Prerequisites: 142 or 144; credit for or concurrent enrollment in 161 or 162, and 221.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CHEM 202 - Advanced Chemistry Lab
Laboratory only. Laboratory problems requiring modern analytical, physical, and inorganic synthetic techniques. Prerequisites: 201.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 205 - Biochemistry I
Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems including enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: BIOC 205 and MMG 205.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 206 - Biochemistry II
Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: CHEM 205. Cross-listed with: BIOC 206 and MMG 206.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 207 - Biochemistry Lab
Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Co-requisite: CHEM 205 or CHEM 206. Cross-listed with: BIOC 207 and MMG 207.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 214 - Polymer Chemistry
Polymer size and weight distributions. Kinetic models for step polymerization, addition polymerization, copolymerization. Physical properties, characterization of polymers in the solid state and in solution. Prerequisites: 144, 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 221 - Instrumental Analysis
Systematic survey of modern methods of chemical analysis. Fundamental principles and applications of spectroscopy, electrochemistry, and separation techniques. Prerequisite: CHEM 121. Credit for or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 161 or CHEM 162 strongly recommended.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 223 - Mass Spectrometry
This course covers basic aspects of modern mass spectrometry instrumentation and techniques as well as specific applications relevant to the students in the course. Prerequisites: 142 or 144 and 221 or instructor's permission.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 224 - Chemical Separations
Theory and practice of chromatographic separations. Emphasis on gas-liquid, liquid-liquid, and liquid-solid chromatography. Prerequisite: CHEM 221. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 225 - Electroanalytical Chemistry
Principles of modern electrochemical analysis focusing mainly on finite current methods - voltammetry, polarography, chronoamperometry, cyclic voltammetry, etc. Introductory to modern operational amplifier instrumentation. Double layer theory and electron transfer kinetics. Prerequisite: 161. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 226 - Analytical Spectroscopy
Principles of optical spectroscopic methods of analysis. Emphasis on theory and practice of atomic spectroscopy and new molecular spectroscopic methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 221. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 227 - Spec Topics in Analytical Chem
Selected topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. New techniques and methodologies, especially in chemical instrumentation. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 228 - Spec Topics in Analytical Chem
Selected topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. New techniques and methodologies, especially in chemical instrumentation. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 231 - Adv Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced group theory; electronic transitions in metal complexes and spectroscopic analysis; inorganic substitution and electron transfer mechanisms; homogeneous and heterogeneous catalytic processes; bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: 131.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 234 - Organometallic Chemistry
Systematic survey of synthesis, properties, structures, bonding, and reactions of both main group and transition series organometallic compounds. Variation of structure and metal-carbon bond stability throughout periodic system. Prerequisite: 231. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 236 - Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Fundamental physical basis for spectroscopic techniques and other observable phenomena important to field of inorganic chemistry. Topics include ligand field theory, magnetism, magnetic resonance, Mossbauer spectroscopy, and optical activity. Prerequisites: 161, 231. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 237 - SpecTopic: Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of current interest involving inorganic systems such as bioinorganic, solid state and polymers with unusual properties. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 238 - SpecTopic: Inorganic Chemistry
Areas of current interest involving inorganic systems such as bioinorganic, solid state and polymers with unusual properties. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 241 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Stereochemistry, reactivity criteria, reaction mechanisms, and synthetic methods stressed. Reactive intermediates such as carbanions, carbocations, carbenes, and free radicals used to systematize mechanistic discussions. Prerequisites: 142, 162.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 242 - Advanced Organic Chemistry
Detailed mechanistic descriptions of processes which may include enolate reactions and stereochemical considerations, addition processes such as halogenation, cycloadditions, hydroboration, hydride and metal-ammonia reductions, annelations such as biomimetic cyclizations, oxidation processes, rearrangements, eliminations, and examinations of approaches to multistep syntheses. Prerequisite: CHEM 241.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 251 - Physical Organic Chemistry
Structure-reactivity relationships, molecular properties and their interpretation. Methods and results of investigations of mechanisms of common organic reactions. Prerequisites: 142, 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 257 - Special Topics in Organic Chem
Advanced level discussion of specific topics in organic chemistry of current interest such as photochemistry, carbenes, bioorganic chemistry, magnetic resonance, etc. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 258 - Special Topics in Organic Chem
Advanced level discussion of specific topics in organic chemistry of current interest such as photochemistry, carbenes, bioorganic chemistry, magnetic resonance, etc. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 262 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Systematic study of application of thermodynamics to chemical problems. Concepts of statistical thermodynamics introduced. Prerequisites: 161, 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 263 - Intro to Quantum Mechanics
General considerations of quantum mechanics. Development of techniques pertinent to application of quantum mechanics to chemical problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 161, CHEM 162. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 264 - Fundamentals of Spectroscopy
In-depth discussion of the theory of molecular states and transitions between them, with applications to electronic spectroscopy. Explicit treatment of vibrations in molecules. Prerequisites: 161, Math.121. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 265 - Statistical Mechanics
Development of statistical mechanics and its application to problems of chemical interest. Prerequisites: CHEM 161, CHEM 162; CHEM 263 recommended. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 266 - Molecular Orbital Theory
Introduction to Huckel molecular orbital method. Energy levels and orbitals, molecular properties and their interpretation. Effects of substituents on electronic structure. Extensions of Huckel method. Prerequisites: CHEM 142, CHEM 161. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 267 - Special Topics in Phys Chem
Advanced discussion of physical chemistry and chemical physics, group theory, solid state, molecular orbital theory, irreversible thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms, solution theory, calculations, spectroscopy. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 268 - Special Topics in Phys Chem
Advanced discussion of physical chemistry and chemical physics, group theory, solid state, molecular orbital theory, irreversible thermodynamics, kinetics and mechanisms, solution theory, calculations, spectroscopy. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 282 - Senior Seminar
Oral and written presentation of a subject of current chemical interest. Prerequisite: Audit of CHEM 381.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 285 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 286 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 291 - Undergrad Research
Special study in inorganic, analytical, physical, or organic chemistry with an assigned staff member. Findings submitted in written form. Prerequisite: Departmental permission. Credit as arranged with maximum of four hours per semester and 12 hours for the undergraduate program.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 295 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 296 - Advanced Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 342 - Natural Products: Alkaloids
The major classes of alkaloids surveyed from a biogenetic point of view. Classical and modern degradation methods, total syntheses and biosynthetic incorporation of labeled compounds. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 242. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 344 - Natural Products: Terpenes
The chemistry of mono, sesqui, di and triterpenes, including degradations, structure proofs, total syntheses, rearrangement reactions, and biogenesis. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 242. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 381 - Grad Seminar
Current problems and literature.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 382 - Grad Seminar
Current problems and literature.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 388 - Rsch Prob Conception&Solution
Independent origination of research problems and the methods of their solution. Required of all doctoral candidates. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department. This course shall be completed at least six months in advance of the Ph.D. dissertation defense, and in no case later than the end of the seventh semester of Graduate studies at UVM.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
CHEM 395 - Independent Lit Rsch Project
Reading and literature research culminating in the preparation of a comprehensive and critical review of a topic of current interest in chemistry.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
CHEM 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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