CHEM 3110 Chemical Systems I
Advanced discussion of modern concepts of organic chemistry, including bonding, stereochemistry and reaction mechanisms. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3120 Chemical Systems II
Interpretation of trends in the chemistry of the elements in terms of orbital interactions. Most examples will be taken from the 3d transition metals and the boron and carbon groups. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3130 Chemical Systems III
An physical biochemistry course intended for advanced-level undergraduates and graduate students. The course focuses on kinetic, thermodynamic and dynamic aspects of biopolymers and delineates the relationship of these properties to the mechanism and function of biological macromolecules. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3210 Instrumental Analysis
Principles of chemical instrumentation and electronics applied to analytical measurements. Principles, instrumentation and applications of spectrometric and chromatographic measurements. May be taken for graduate credit by non-chemistry majors. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3220 Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Principles of chemical instrumentation applied to analytical measurements; principles, instrumentation and applications of spectrometric and chromatographic measurements. 3 qtr hrs.
CHEM 3310 Molecular Structure and Energetics I
Topics to be covered are fundamentals of quantum chemistry, introduction to symmetry and molecular structure of small and large systems. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3320 Molecular Structure and Energetics II
This is a course in computational methods in chemistry. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3410 Atmospheric Chemistry
The concepts of equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetics, and photochemistry will be applied to understanding atmospheric processes. Covers urban air pollution in detail with focus on primary pollutants. Also covers stratospheric chemistry with focus on ozone chemistry and the chemistry of climate change. 3 qtr hrs.
CHEM 3411 Aquatic Chemistry
The circulation of the oceans and their chemical make-up. 'Classical water pollution problems' like biological oxygen demand and turbidity are discussed. Also presented: aquifer structure and flow, ground water chemistry, pollutant partitioning between stationary and mobile phases, heterogeneous surface chemistry, and the detection of trace contaminants. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3412 Environmental Chemistry & Toxicology
A survey of environmental toxicology concepts: animal testing, dose-response data, epidemiology, risk assessment. The course includes ecotoxicology, focusing on the alteration of biological and chemical systems beyond the simple response of an individual to an environmental chemical. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3610 Physical Chemistry I
Fundamentals of thermodynamics, including phase and reaction equilibria, properties of solutions, and electrochemistry needed for advanced study in life sciences and for Physical Chemistry II and III. May be taken for graduate credit by nonchemistry majors. 3 qtr. hr.
CHEM 3620 Physical Chemistry II
Fundamentals of quantum chemistry, including theories of atomic and molecular structure and spectroscopy. May be taken for graduate credit by nonchemistry majors. 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3621 Physical Chemistry III
Fundamentals of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics. May be taken for graduate credit by nonchemistry majors 3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 3811/CHEM 3812 Biochemistry I, II
Structure and function of proteins; membranes; generation and storage of metabolic energy; and biosynthetic pathways. 3 qtr. hrs. each.
CHEM 3813 Biochemistry III-Nucleic Acid
Molecular processes underlying heredity, gene expression and gene regulation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. 3 qtr. hrs. Open to graduate students only if they have advisor permission.
Research project conducted under guidance of a faculty member. Credit hours and projects arranged on an individual basis. 1 to 10 qtr. hrs. May be repeated for credit
CHEM 4400 Advanced Topics: Organic Chemistry
Physical organic chemistry; reaction mechanisms, structure reactivity relationships, kinetics, photochemistry, molecular orbital theory, current literature. May be taken for credit more than once. 1–3 qtr. hrs
CHEM 4800 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry
Current literature in an area of particular interest, e.g., biosynthesis of macromolecules or biochemical genetics; topic selected to meet needs of advanced students. May be taken for credit more than once. 1–3 qtr. hrs.
CHEM 4900 Chemistry Seminar
A weekly presentation of research in progress and of current literature by outside speakers, faculty and graduate students. 1 qtr. hr.
CHEM 4991 Independent Study
CHEM 4992 Directed Study
CHEM 4995 Independent Research
CHEM 5992 Directed Study
CHEM 5995 Independent Research