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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Graduate Courses in Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 201 - Advanced Chemistry Laboratory
Discussion and laboratory experiments using spectroscopy techniques (mass spectrometry, NMR, IR, UV/visible, and atomic spectroscopy) to solve problems in analytical, physical, and inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 121, and CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. CHEM 161 strongly recommended.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
CHEM 202 - Advanced Chemistry Laboratory
Laboratory problems requiring modern analytical, physical, and inorganic synthetic techniques. Journal article writing. Prerequisite: CHEM 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 synthesis and characterization. Kinetic models for polymerization and copolymerization. Physical properties, characterization of polymers in the solid state and in solution. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144, and CHEM 162.
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
An in-depth treatment of modern mass spectrometry, instrumentation and techniques with discussion of biological and chemical applications. Prerequisites: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144, and CHEM 221, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 225 - Electroanalytical Chemistry
Principles and techniques of modern electrochemical analysis and applications to redox chemistry. Heterogeneous effects; voltammetry; electron-transfer processes and reactions. Prerequisite: CHEM 221.
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 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Molecular symmetry and group theory with an emphasis on applications (vibrational and electronic spectra, bonding and reactivity); introduction to transition metal processes; bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 131.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 234 - Organometallic Chemistry
Synthesis, structure, bonding, properties, reactions, and applications of organometallic systems; mechanisms of organometallic reactions including oxidative addition and insertion reactions with applications in catalysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 131 or CHEM 231.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 236 - Physical Inorganic Chemistry
Determination of molecular and electronic structure of inorganic complexes using spectroscopic techniques. Topics include ligand field theory, magnetism, magnetic resonance, Mossbauer spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography. Prerequisites: CHEM 131 or CHEM 231; CHEM 161.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 237 - Special Topics: Inorganic
Areas of current interest involving inorganic systems.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 238 - Special Topics: Inorganic
Areas of current interest involving inorganic systems.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 241 - Advanced Organic Chemistry 1
Stereochemistry, conformational analysis, stereoelectronic effects, transition state theory, molecular orbital theory, and reactivity criteria are discussed in regards to reaction mechanisms and functional group manipulations. Prerequisite: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 242 - Advanced Organic Chemistry 2
Modern synthetic organic methods and approaches to multi-step synthesis are discussed. Selected total syntheses are reviewed to highlight important concepts including diastereoselective and enantioselective processes. Prerequisite: CHEM 241.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 251 - Physical Organic Chemistry
Experimental and computational techniques for determining and interpreting structure, properties and reactivity of organic molecules, with an emphasis on the mechanisms of organic reactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 142 or CHEM 144, CHEM 161, and CHEM 162 strongly recommended.
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
Classical and statistical thermodynamics. Systematic study of applications of thermodynamics to chemical problems. Prerequisite: CHEM 161 and 162.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 264 - Adv Quantum & Spectroscopy
In-depth theoretical discussion of molecular states, their symmetry, and transition probabilities. Explicit treatment of vibrations, electronic states, and vibronic spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 161 and MATH 121.
Credits: 3.00
CHEM 267 - Special Topics: Physical
Selected topics of current interest in physical chemistry.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 268 - Special Topics: Physical
Selected topics of current interest in physical chemistry.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 285 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 286 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
CHEM 291 - Undergraduate Research
Research in chemistry in a faculty member's laboratory. Prerequisite: Departmental permission. Credit as arranged with maximum of four hours per semester and 12 hours total.
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
CHEM 318 - Current Topics in Chemistry
Survey of current topics in the chemistry literature. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 0.00 or 1.00
CHEM 380 - Chemical Investigations
Current problems and literature.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 381 - Grad Seminar
Current problems and literature.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 384 - Advanced Topics in Chemistry
Comprehensive independent study in chemistry. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.
Credits: 2.00
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 484 - Advanced Topics in Chemistry
Comprehensive indepdendent study in chemistry. Prerequisite: Permission of the Department.
Credits: 2.00
CHEM 488 - Rsch Prob Conception&Solution
Independent origination of research problems and the methods of their solution. Prerequisite: Permission of Department.
Credits: 1.00
CHEM 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
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