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Chemistry & Biochemistry
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Courses of Instruction

CHEM 512. ADVANCED INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. Theoretical and experimental treatment of gas and liquid chromatography, Fourier-transform NMR spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry. Prerequisites: CHEM 469 or graduate standing (2 lecture, 3 lab hours). (3 credits).

CHEM 513. PRINCIPLES OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. A survey of the basic principles of analytical techniques and instrumentation. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 514. FUNDAMENTALS OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY. Introduction to the theory and principles of electrochemistry, including modern electroanalytical techniques and microelectrodes. Prerequisites: CHEM 469 or graduate standing (3 credits).

CHEM 519. CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS. Theoretical and mathematical treatment of chromatography and other separation techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 469 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 524. PRINCIPLES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. A survey of the basic principles of organic chemistry with physical chemical principles. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 527. ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, STRUCTURE AND MECHANISM. Resonance and molecular orbital theory, linear free energy relations, and reaction mechanisms. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 528. ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, MECHANISM AND SYNTHESIS. Conformational analysis, carbanion chemistry, synthetic reactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 529. STEREOCHEMISTRY. Configurational and conformational analysis of molecules; the steric course of organic chemical reactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 530. ADVANCED ORGANIC SYNTHESIS. A study of the literature, reactions, and planning methods that are used in modern organic synthesis. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 531. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, QUANTUM CHEMISTRY. Elementary quantum chemistry; solution of the Schrodinger equation for simple chemical systems; molecular orbital theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 532. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS. Discussion of irreversible and equilibrium thermodynamics and application to various chemical problems. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 534. PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY. Macromolecules: structure and function; thermodynamics and kinetics of confrontational transitions and macromolecule-ligand interactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 471 and either CHEM 331 or CHEM 334 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 535. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. A survey of the principles of physical chemistry. Thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 536. ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, REACTION DYNAMICS. Kinetic theory; molecular reaction dynamics; transition state theory. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 538. PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of a survey of the principles of physical chemistry. Thermodynamics, kinetics, quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, and statistical mechanics. Prerequisites: minimum grade of B in CHEM 535 and departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 544. CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF GROUP THEORY. Introduction to the principles of symmetry and group theory and their application to the description of molecular structure in terms of the chemical bonding models (VB, MO, LF) and spectral properties (magnetic, vibrational, and electronic). Prerequisites: CHEM 401 or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 545. CHEMICAL LITERATURE. Introduction to and practice in the use of chemical abstracts, journals, and other library reference materials. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (Z grade). (3 credits).

CHEM 546. CHEMISTRY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS I. A review of the basic principles of chemistry and an overview of new technology, instructional materials, and methods used for teaching chemistry at the high school level. Appropriate for high school teachers seeking certificate renewal or supplemental endorsement. May not be counted toward a degree in the sciences. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 547. CHEMISTRY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS II. A review of the basic principles of chemistry and an overview of new, technology, instructional materials, and methods used for teaching chemistry at the high school level. Appropriate for high school teachers seeking certificate renewal or supplemental endorsement. May not be counted toward a degree in the sciences. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 548. WORKSHOP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS. Selection and application of instructional materials and methods for secondary school chemistry. May not be counted toward a degree in the sciences. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (2 credits).

CHEM 550. SAFETY IN THE CHEMICAL LABORATORY. Assigned readings and demonstrations on the use and handling of hazardous chemicals and chemical apparatus. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (Z grade). (3 credits).

CHEM 563. APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY. Application of theoretical principles to the interpretation of various types of spectroscopy. (2 lecture, 3 lab hours). Prerequisites: CHEM 332 and 469; or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 580. MOLECULAR BIOCHEMISTRY I. Examination of the organization and functional mechanisms of gene expression at the molecular level. Prerequisites: CHEM 222 and 226; or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 581. MOLECULAR BIOCHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 580. Prerequisites: CHEM 222 and 226; or graduate standing. (3 credits).

CHEM 600. INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE RESEARCH. An introduction to a variety of aspects related to the performance and presentation of research, with emphasis on scientific ethics. (Z grade). Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 601. ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. Atomic and molecular structure, symmetry, acid-base chemistry, the crystalline solid state, coordination chemistry; including structure, bonding, electronic spectra and reactions; main group chemistry; organometallic chemistry; and bioinorganic chemistry. Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 602. ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 601. Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 603. INORGANIC TECHNIQUES. Survey of some of the most important laboratory techniques for the inorganic chemist, including vacuum line design, construction, and operation. (6 lab hours). Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 605. SEMINAR IN CHEMISTRY. A discussion of the current literature in chemistry taken primarily from journal articles appearing in the previous year. (May be repeated for credit.) Prerequisites: (1 credit).

CHEM 615. SELECTED TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. May be repeated once for credit if topics are different. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 617. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY I. Modern techniques and methods of research in analytical chemistry. (6 lab hours). Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 618. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 617. (6 lab hours). Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 622. ORGANIC TECHNIQUES. Important research techniques in organic chemistry and preparation of selected materials in their use. Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 625. SELECTED TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. May be repeated once for credit if topics are different. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 633. SELECTED TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. May be repeated once for credit if topics are different. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 641. SELECTED TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. May be repeated once for credit if topics are different. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 661. QUANTUM CHEMISTRY. Rigorous treatment of quantum theory applied to molecular systems; Hartree-Fock and density functional theory; molecular orbital theory. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 662. THEORY OF MOLECULAR STRUCTURE. Theoretical studies of rotational, vibrational, and electronic spectra; magnetic spectroscopy; molecular beam and laser scattering. Prerequisites: CHEM 661 (3 credits).

CHEM 665. BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY. The role of metal ions in biological processes; structure of metal ion complexes; mechanisms of enzyme-metal complex catalysis. Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 671. BIOCHEMISTRY I. Chemistry of biological macromolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids. Special topics in ligand binding, kinetics and noncovalent forces. An independent study project is required. Prerequisites: (3 credits).

CHEM 672. BIOCHEMICAL TECHNIQUES. Specialized laboratory methodology currently used in biochemistry. (6 lab hours). Prerequisites: (4 credits).

CHEM 673. BIOCHEMISTRY II. Intermediary metabolism, including catabolic and anabolic processes involving carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. An independent study project is required. Prerequisites: CHEM 671. (3 credits).

CHEM 674. SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY. May be repeated once for credit if topics are different. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 676. NUCLEIC ACID CHEMISTRY. The structural and functional properties of nucleic acids will be examined from a chemical perspective and correlated to their biochemical significance. Prerequisites: departmental approval. (3 credits).

CHEM 677. PROTEIN STRUCTURE. Discussion of forces involved in protein folding; overview of experimental and computational methods used to determine protein structure and homologies. Prerequisites: (3 credits).