Chemistry

Courses

CHEM 521 Inorganic Chemistry I 3.0 Credits

Covers the principal models of inorganic chemistry: structure and bonding, interactions in the solid state, coordination compounds, complexation equilibria, and acid-base models.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 522 Inorganic Chemistry II 3.0 Credits

Covers group theory in inorganic chemistry, including crystal field descriptions of transition metal chemistry and qualitative molecular orbital approach to and spectroscopic methods for inorganic molecules.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 521 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 523 Inorganic Chemistry III 3.0 Credits

Covers constitutions and properties of organometallic compounds, including carbonyls and nitrosyls. Also covers kinetic properties of mononuclear and biometallic centers. Includes computer modeling/display of inorganic structures.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 522 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 530 Analytical Chemistry I 3.0 Credits

Covers principles and techniques of optical methods of analysis.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 531 Analytical Chemistry II 3.0 Credits

Covers physical and chemical methods of separation, including distillation, solvent extraction, and chromatographic and ion-exchange techniques.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 532 Analytical Chemistry III 3.0 Credits

Covers electroanalytical principles and techniques of potentiometry, voltametry, and coulometry.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 541 Organic Chemistry I 3.0 Credits

Covers spectroscopic methods for the determination of the structure of organic molecules.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 542 Organic Chemistry II 3.0 Credits

Covers static and dynamic stereochemistry; conformational theory; relationships between structure and reactivity in organic reactions; and applications to asymmetric synthesis, physical measurements, and biochemical mechanisms.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 543 Organic Chemistry III 3.0 Credits

Covers mechanisms of organic reactions and the techniques of studying them.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 551 Radiochemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers radioactivity; interaction of radiation with matter; radiation detectors; nuclear reactors; hot atom chemistry; carbon-14 dating; and neutron activation analysis and its applications to pottery dating, environment, lunar studies, and forensics.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 554 Chemical Kinetics 3.0 Credits

Focuses on experimental and theoretical consideration of chemical reaction rates.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 555 Quantum Chemistry Of Molecules I 3.0 Credits

Covers general properties of operators; Schrodinger's equation and its solutions for a particle in a box; harmonic oscillator, tunneling problems, rigid rotor, and the hydrogen atom; approximation methods; and absorption of radiation and selection rules.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 557 Physical Chemistry I 3.0 Credits

Schrodinger's equation and particle-wave duality, atomic structure and spectra, optical spectroscopy on molecules (rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra) molecular symmetry, design of modern spectrometers, magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 558 Physical Chemistry II 3.0 Credits

Covers statistical mechanics of distinguishable and indistinguishable particle systems, and thermodynamic functions for both systems and chemical equilibrium.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 557 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 561 Polymer Chemistry I 3.0 Credits

Covers step growth, polymerization (including polyesters, polycarbonate, nylon, epoxies, urethanes, and formaldehyde-based polymers), step growth kinetics, molecular weight distributions, infinite networks and gelation, techniques of polymerization, ring opening polymerization, thermodynamics of polymer solutions, biological polymers, inorganic polymers, biomedical applications, and electrically conducting polymers.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 562 Polymer Chemistry II 3.0 Credits

Includes chain growth polymerization (free radical, ionic, coordination, group-transfer, radiation-induced, and electrochemical polymerizations), kinetics of chain growth polymerization, molecular weight distributions, polymerization/depolymerization equilibria, techniques of polymerization, kinetics of polymerization, reactions of polymers, degradation of polymers, chain conformation and configuration, rubber elasticity, and copolymerization.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 563 Polymer Chemistry III 3.0 Credits

Covers polymer characterization and analysis; morphology; molecular weight determination, including end group analysis, and colligative properties (vapor pressure lowering, elbullometry, cryoscopy, osmometry); light scattering; viscosity; gel permeation chromatography; sedimentation; diffusion and permeation; polymer identification; plasticizers; x-ray diffraction; thermal behavior; and spectroscopic techniques.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 561 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 571 Chemistry of Biomolecules 3.0 Credits

This course is a chemistry-based approach to understanding the basic structure, chemical reactivity, and biological function of biomolecules – including amino acids, peptides, proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. A special emphasis will be given to topics in the frontiers of biomolecular research at the interface between chemistry and biology.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 656 Quantum Chemistry of Molecules II 3.0 Credits

Continues CHEM 555. Covers matrix theory and group theory, atomic structures, and self-consistent field methods including the Hartree-Fock theory. Introduces theory of chemical bonding.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 555 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 657 Quantum Chemistry of Molecules III 3.0 Credits

Continues CHEM 656. Covers the theory of chemical bonding, scattering theory, and detailed Hartree-Fock calculations.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 656 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 659 Physical Chemistry III 3.0 Credits

Covers interaction of molecules with electromagnetic radiation, including internal quantum states and structure of atoms and simple molecules, applications of atomic and molecular spectroscopy, and lasers in chemistry.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 558 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 751 Magnetic Resonance In Chemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers basic principles of electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance; interpretation of chemical shifts, spin-spin couplings, and spin relaxation; and two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 752 Biophysical Chemistry 3.0 Credits

Thermodynamics and kinetics to aqueous biological systems. Properties and behavior of biological macromolecules.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 753 Chemical Instrumentation 5.0 Credits

Provides hands-on training in the use of various spectroscopic (FT-IR, UV/VIS, fluorescence, AA), chromatographic (packed and capillary column GC, HPLC), and electrochemical (potentiometry, coulometry, polarography) techniques. Involves lectures with self-paced laboratory work.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Junior or Pre-Junior or Sophomore

CHEM 755 Mass Spectrometry 3.0 Credits

Covers basic interpretive skills for organic and biochemical analysis; basic ion optics design using SIMON; survey of ionization methods, ion selection or separation techniques, and detectors; and applications in chemistry and biology.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 767 Chemical Information Retrieval 0.5-20.0 Credits

Examines methods for retrieving literature information, via standard tabulations, journals, and abstracts, using hard-copy and electronic sources. Includes techniques for online searching of databases such as Chemical Abstracts, Beilstein, and crystallographic depositories.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 771 Organometallic Chemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers compounds with metal-carbon bonds, including molecular and electronic structures and bonding descriptions, constitutions, reactivities, and syntheses of main-group and transition metal carbonyl, alkene, alkyne, alkyl, and arene complexes and clusters.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 521 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 772 Inorganic Biochemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers chemistry of metal ions in biological systems and biomimetic ligands and complexes. Includes metal ion chemistry in aqueous environments and structure and behavior of metalloproteins.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 521 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 773 The Solid State 3.0 Credits

Covers types of bonding in solids, lattice specific heat, phonons, thermal conductivity, free electron gas, band theory of metals and semiconductors, intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductivity, and magnetic properties and superconductivity.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 774 Electrochemistry for Chemists 4.5 Credits

Covers potentiometric, coulometric, voltammetric, and potential-step methods for eliciting electron-transfer thermodynamic and kinetic information from chemical and biological systems.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 780 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Laboratory 3.0 Credits

This course provides theory and technical applications of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to the solution of structural problems in Chemistry.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 782 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation 4.0 Credits

Covers digital electronics for chemical instrumentation, including Boolean algebra and its applications to digital circuits, implementation of basic Boolean operations with solid-state devices, and applications of digital circuits to chemical instrumentation.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 783 Electronics for Chemical Instrumentation ll 3.0 Credits

Instrument components such as temperature, pressure, and light radiance controllers, etc. will be designed in the lectures and built and tested in the laboratory on the test board built by the student. It contains regulated +15, -15 and 5 regulated power supplies. Same sided wire wrap sockets allow amplifiers and other circuit elements to be easily and reliably mounted and connected. The test board belongs to the student.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 788 Atmospheric Radioactivity 0.5-20.0 Credits

Covers naturally occurring and anthropogenic radionuclides of significance in the earth's atmosphere, including their application as tracers of air mass movement, atmospheric dynamics, and other characteristics. Discusses important methods and techniques of measurement. Requires a term paper from students receiving 5 hours of credit.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 789 Experimental Design and Statistics in Chemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers descriptive statistics; single and multiple linear regression techniques for analytical calibration; analysis of variance methods; basic experimental design, including full and fractional factorial techniques; and experimental optimization using steepest ascent and simplex techniques.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 792 Advanced Organic Synthesis I 3.0-5.0 Credits

Covers organic functional group transformation and manipulation. Includes oxidations, reductions, additions to pi bonds, substitution reactions including aromatic substitutions, and reactions of electron-deficient intermediates.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 793 Advanced Organic Synthesis II 3.0,5.0 Credits

Covers carbon-carbon bond forming reactions, organometallic reagents, cycloaddition reactions, and multistep synthesis of complex organic molecules including natural products.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

CHEM 794 Topics in Organic Reactor Mechanics 0.5-9.0 Credits

Covers current topics in organic reaction mechanisms, with emphasis on understanding the fundamental rules that govern the course and reactivity of chemical reactions.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 541 [Min Grade: C] and CHEM 542 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 796 Heterocyclic Chemistry 0.5-20.0 Credits

Explores general trends in the synthesis, reactions, and properties of oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur heterocycles, with emphasis on their applications to the synthesis of bioactive materials.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 541 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 797 The Organic Chemistry of Sulfur and Selenium 0.5-20.0 Credits

Covers fundamentals of organosulfur and organoselenium chemistry, with emphasis on the application of these elements to asymmetric synthesis and the synthesis of natural products.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: CHEM 541 [Min Grade: C] and CHEM 542 [Min Grade: C]

CHEM 862 Topics in Inorganic Chemistry 0.5-9.0 Credits

Covers specialized principles of inorganic chemistry plus contemporary advances in the field. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 865 Chemistry Research Seminar 9.0 Credits

Provides presentation and discussion of current research topics in chemistry.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 866 Topics in Polymer Chemistry 3.0 Credits

Covers fundamental concepts in conductivity, magnetism and optical properties, or organic and polymeric materials; elements of the organic solid state; chemical and electrochemical synthesis; structure characterization; and properties and applications of these polymers.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 868 Topics in Analytical Chemistry 5.0 Credits

Surveys new or developing instrumental or chemical analysis techniques. Covers spectroscopic, chromatographic, and/or electrochemical techniques for analysis of solutions or surfaces.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 898 Master's Thesis 0.5-9.0 Credits

M.S. thesis.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 997 Research 1.0-12.0 Credit

Requires students to select a topic for investigation and obtain the approval of the staff member in charge of the project. The hours and credits are determined for each individual.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM 998 Ph.D. Dissertation 1.0-12.0 Credit

Ph.D. dissertation.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is CHEM.

CHEM I599 Independent Study in CHEM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM I699 Independent Study in CHEM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM I799 Independent Study in CHEM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM I899 Independent Study in CHEM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM I999 Independent Study in CHEM 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM T580 Special Topics in Chemistry 9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM T680 Special Topics in Chemistry 9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM T780 Special Topics in Chemistry 9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM T880 Special Topics in Chemistry 9.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

CHEM T990 Special Topics in CHEM 9.0 Credits

Special Topics in Chemistry.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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