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Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677
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Courses of Instruction

CHEM 101. CHEMICAL CONCEPTS. Introduction to the basic concepts and mathematical tools needed to study and understand basic chemistry. Recommended for students who intend to complete the CHEM 105/106/115/116 sequence, but may need additional preparation in chemistry. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours). May not be used for major or minor credit. (4 credits).

CHEM 103. SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY I. Overview of chemistry for the nonmajor. This course satisfies the laboratory science requirements of the core curriculum when taken in conjunction with CHEM 113. May not be used for major or minor credit. (3 credits).

CHEM 104. SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 103. This course satisfies the laboratory science requirements of the core curriculum when taken in conjunction with CHEM 114. May not be used for major or minor credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 103 (3 credits).

CHEM 105. GENERAL CHEMISTRY I. Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, solutions, physical properties of gases, liquids and solids, chemical bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base chemistry and the descriptive chemistry of the elements. Prerequisites: minimum ACT mathematics score of 23 (SAT 590) or B minimum in MATH 121 or 125. (3 credits).

CHEM 105H. HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I. Atomic amd molecular structure, stoichiometry, solutions, physical properties of gases, liquids and solids, chemical bonding, kinetics, thermodynamics and equilibrium, acid-base chemistry and the descriptive chemistry of the elements. This course is reserved for students in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Prerequisites: minimum ACT mathematics score of 23 (SAT 590) or minimum grade of B in MATH 121 or 125. Corequisites: CHEM 107H (3 credits).

CHEM 106. GENERAL CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 105. Prerequisites: CHEM 105 with a minimum grade of C. (3 credits).

CHEM 106H. HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 105H. This course is reserved for students in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Prerequisites: CHEM 105H with a minimum grade of C. Corequisites: CHEM 108H (3 credits).

CHEM 107H. HONORS RECITATION I. Amplification of the topics covered in CHEM 105H. Corequisites: CHEM 105H. (1 credit).

CHEM 108H. HONORS RECITATION II. Amplification of the topics covered in CHEM 106H. Corequisites: CHEM 106H. (1 credit).

CHEM 113. SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I. Students who withdraw from CHEM 103 or CHEM 201 must withdraw from CHEM 113. Corequisites: CHEM 103 or CHEM 201 (3 lab hours) (1 credit).

CHEM 114. SURVEY OF CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II. Students who withdraw from CHEM 104 or CHEM 202 must withdraw from CHEM 114. Corequisites: CHEM 104 or CHEM 202 (3 lab hours) (1 credit).

CHEM 115. GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I. Students who withdraw from CHEM 105 must withdraw from CHEM 115. Corequisites: CHEM 105 (1 credit).

CHEM 116. GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II. Students who withdraw from CHEM 106 must withdraw from CHEM 116. Corequisites: CHEM 106 (1 credit).

CHEM 121. FUNDAMENTALS OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. For those requiring a less detailed study of organic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 101 or 106, 116. (3 lecture, 3 lab hours). May not be used for major or minor credit. (4 credits).

CHEM 201. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY I. Agricultural chemicals, water pollution, essential foods, processed foods, food additives, drugs. Not open to students who have taken first-year chemistry. Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Not acceptable for certification in chemistry of secondary school teachers. When taken in conjunction with CHEM 113, satisfies science requirements of the core curriculum. May not be used for major or minor credit. (3 credits).

CHEM 202. ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY II. Population growth, nondegradable waste, mineral and energy sources, aerosols, air pollution, consumer chemicals. Not open to students who have taken first-year chemistry. Not applicable to a major or minor in chemistry. Not acceptable for certification in chemistry of secondary school teachers. When taken in conjunction with CHEM 114, satisfies science requirements of the core curriculum. CHEM 201 is not a prerequisite for CHEM 202. (3 credits).

CHEM 221. ELEMENTARY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. Structures and spectroscopy of organic compounds;organic reactions and their mechanisms. Prerequisites: CHEM 106 (3 credits).

CHEM 222. ELEMENTARY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II. Continuation of CHEM 221. Prerequisites: CHEM 221 with a minimum grade of C. (3 credits).

CHEM 225. ELEMENTARY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I. Investigation of organic functional groups;preparation and purification techniques. Students who withdraw from CHEM 221 must withdraw from CHEM 225. Prerequisites: CHEM 116 Corequisites: CHEM 221 (1 credit).

CHEM 226. ELEMENTARY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II. Continuation of CHEM 225. Students who withdraw from 222 must withdraw from CHEM 226. Prerequisites: CHEM 225 Corequisites: CHEM 222 (1 credit).

CHEM 271. BIOCHEMICAL CONCEPTS. Survey of the chemistry of biochemical molecules and metabolism. May not be used for major or minor credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 121 or 221 (3 credits).

CHEM 314. QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS. Introduction to the theory and practice of chemical analysis, including acid-base, oxidation-reduction, and precipitation titrations; spectrophotometry; ion-selective electrodes; and chromatography. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, 226 (2 lecture, 6 lab hours) (4 credits).

CHEM 331. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I. Thermodynamics and statistical mechanics; kinetics and reaction dynamics. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, 226, Math 262, and either PHYS 212 or 214. (3 credits).

CHEM 332. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II. Quantum chemistry and molecular orbital theory; spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 331 and MATH 264 (3 credits).

CHEM 334. BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Introduction to physical and chemical principles applied to biological and life sciences. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, Math 262, and either PHYS 212 or PHYS 214. (3 credits).

CHEM 337. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. Laboratory course to accompany CHEM 332. Corequisites: CHEM 332 (1 credit).

CHEM 351. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH. Research project conducted by the student under faculty supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 hours of credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, 226 and departmental approval. (1-3 credits).

CHEM 381. CHEMISTRY FOR TEACHERS I. Analysis of the concepts and models of chemistry with emphasis on computational skills for school teachers. Appropriate for persons seeking certification as chemistry or science teachers. May not be counted toward a degree in any of the sciences. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours). Prerequisites: Departmental approval. (4 credits).

CHEM 382. CHEMISTRY FOR TEACHERS II. Analysis of the concepts and models of chemistry with emphasis on computational skills for school teachers. Appropriate for persons seeking certification as chemistry or science teachers. May not be counted toward a degree in any of the sciences. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours). Prerequisites: CHEM 381 and departmental approval. (4 credits).

CHEM 383. CHEMISTRY FOR TEACHERS III. Analysis of the concepts and models of chemistry with emphasis on computational skills for school teachers. Appropriate for persons seeking certification as chemistry or science teachers. May not be counted toward a degree in any of the sciences. (3 lecture, 2 lab hours). Prerequisites: CHEM 382 and departmental approval. (4 credits).

CHEM 401. INORGANIC CHEMICAL PRINCIPLES. Application of physical chemical principles to the study of inorganic systems. Prerequisites: CHEM 332 (3 credits).

CHEM 402. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY. Synthesis, identification, and study of the physical and chemical properties of selected inorganic compounds. Students who are concurrently enrolled in and withdraw from CHEM 401 must withdraw from CHEM 402. Corequisites: CHEM 401 (1 credit).

CHEM 415. COMPUTER METHODS IN CHEMISTRY. Interfacing of computers to chemical instrumentation; data collection and analysis using computer methods. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, CHEM 314, MATH 262, and either PHYS 212 or 214 (3 credits).

CHEM 421H. RECITATION IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I. Expansion of material from the elementary chemistry courses and transmission of basic concepts to elementary organic chemistry students. Prerequisites: CHEM 222 and departmental approval. (1 credit).

CHEM 423. ORGANIC ANALYSIS. Expanded organic chemistry topics. Development of separation, purification, and identification skills in a problem-solving context. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, 226 (1 lecture, 3 lab hours). (2 credits).

CHEM 459. FORENSIC SCIENCE INTERNSHIP. Internship at a local, state, or federal crime laboratory. Prerequisites: Minimum overall GPA of 2.50; junior standing; departmental approval. (Z grade). (3 credits).

CHEM 463. SENIOR RESEARCH. Research project conducted by the student under faculty supervision. Written report and either poster presentation or oral seminar presentation required. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Prerequisites: CHEM 226; departmental approval. (1-3 credits).

CHEM 469. INTRODUCTION TO INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. Introduction to modern analytical instrumentation including chromatography (GL and HPLC), spectroscopy (atomic absorption, infrared, UV-visible, NMR, and fluorescence), and mass spectrometry. Applications of computer methods for data acquisition. Prerequisites: CHEM 314 and either CHEM 331 or CHEM 334. (2 lecture, 6 lab hours). (4 credits).

CHEM 470. FORENSIC DNA ANALYSIS. Introduction to modern DNA analysis and profiling techniques used by state and federal crime laboratories, including DNA typing, PCR amplification, interpretation of DNA profiles, and courtroom testimony. Prerequisites: CHEM 469; prerequisite or Corequisites: 471. (2 lecture, 6 lab hours). (4 credits).

CHEM 471. BIOCHEMISTRY I. Chemistry of biological macromolecules including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Special topics in ligand binding, kinetics and noncovalent forces. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, 226 (3 credits).

CHEM 472. BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY. Introduction to modern analytical techniques used for the separation and characterization of the biochemical macromolecules. Corequisites: CHEM 471. (6 lab hours). (2 credits).

CHEM 473. BIOCHEMISTRY II. Intermediary metabolism, including catabolic and anabolic processes involving carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Prerequisites: CHEM 222, 226 (3 credits).

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