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CHEM 412 - PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Credits: 3


CHEM 413 - ADV ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Spectrometric methods for determining the structures of organic compounds. Mass spectrometry, proton and carbon FT-NMR, infrared, ultraviolet, and visible spectroscopy. Laboratory includes synthesis of organic compounds and applied spectroscopic methods.

Credits: 2-4


CHEM 418 - SYNTHETIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Advanced methods in the synthesis of organic compounds, especially those of biological or pharmaceutical interest. Topics include stereo- and regiospecific reagents for organic transformations, including enzyme mediated synthesis, polypeptide and polynucleotide synthesis, and natural product synthesis.

Credits: 3


CHEM 419 - ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY

Structure, bonding, and reactions of compounds formed between the metallic elements (primarily d block) and carbon (organic groups). Classes of compounds to be discussed include metal alkyls, aryls, hydrides, carbonyl, alkenes, and arenes. The application of organometallic compound in organic synthesis and homogeneous catalysis.

Credits: 3


CHEM 421 - PHYS CHEM-THERMODYNAMICS

First, second, third law of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.

Credits: 2-3


CHEM 422 - PHYS CHEM II-QUANTUM MECHANICS

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, angular momentum, electronic structure of atoms and molecules, and introduction to spectroscopy.

Credits: 2-3


CHEM 423 - PHYS CHEM-ATOM & MOL SPECTR

Introduction to quantum theory followed by atomic spectroscopy, molecular rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and group theory.

Credits: 2-3


CHEM 425 - PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

Experimental work in physical chemistry, including laboratories on the properties of gases, liquids, and solutions; and involving thermodynamics, kinetics, and spectroscopy. Laboratory required.

Credits: 2


CHEM 437 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

Basic theories and experimental techniques in instrumental methods of analysis including spectrophotometry, chromatography, and electrochemistry.

Credits: 2-4


CHEM 441 - INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Survey of theoretical and synthetic inorganic chemistry. Atomic theory, bonding theory, crystal structure, chemical periodicity, coordination compounds, acid-base systems, and molecular symmetry.

Credits: 3


CHEM 444 - BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY

Survey of biological molecules that involve metal ions and/or metal-containing cofactors; the interaction and biological significance of metal ions including medicinal applications.

Credits: 3


CHEM 447 - ADV. INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB

Synthesis and characterization of compounds of the p block (main group) and d block (transition metal) elements, including inorganic compounds of biological interest and air-sensitive complexes. Spectroscopic characterization methods include vibrational (IR and Raman), electronic absorption (UV-Vis-NIR) and emission, and multinuclear NMR. The lecture covers theoretical and practical background for physical methods in experimental inorganic chemistry, including group theory.

Credits: 2-5


CHEM 454 - EXP METH IN BIOCHEM & BIOTECH

Biochemical techniques including enzyme and lipid assays, isolation, and analysis of macromolecules.

Credits: 2-3


CHEM 455 - BIOCHEMISTRY

Electron transport chain, protein structure, enzyme kinetics, biosynthesis and intermediary metabolism of amino acids, and carbohydrates and lipids. Included in the biotechnology certificate program.

Credits: 3


CHEM 465 - AQUATIC TOXICOLOGY

This course will explore the world of anthropogenic toxicants: harmful elements or compounds whose level in the environment is increased by human activities. The course will take a look at toxicants as they are released by human activities, enter and move through the aquatic system, chemically react with natural measures of water quality, interact and are taken up by living organisms and ultimately cause some kind of harmful effect at the cellular, individual, population and community levels. Students will be expected to research and present information on major topics in aquatic toxicology to the class, expanding the class base of knowledge and contributing to a "living textbook" of toxicological information.

Credits: 3


CHEM 473 - ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY

Connection of basic chemical knowledge to environmental issues in the areas of energy, atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Chemical substances and their impact on the environment; toxicological effects, conversion, and spread.

Credits: 3


CHEM 481 - POLYMER CHEMISTRY

Synthesis, physical and analytical characterization, and use of polymers, including fibers, plastics, coatings, and resins. Morphology and rheology of polymers.

Credits: 3


CHEM 485 - THESIS

Independent laboratory research culminating in a written thesis under supervision of a faculty sponsor and thesis committee.

Credits: 1-6


CHEM 485Y - THESIS COMPLETION

Credits: 0


CHEM 492 - RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY

Independent field- or laboratory-based research experience under the supervision of a faculty sponsor. A minimum of 3 completed semester hours will fulfill the research requirement for the MS degree. Up to 3 semester hours may be applied toward thesis requirements. Students may register in consecutive semesters.

Credits: 1-4


CHEM 493 - CHEMISTRY SEMINAR

Reading and critiquing chemical literature. Experience in technical presentations and library research. Outside seminar speakers. (1)

Credits: 1


CHEM 495 - INDEPENDENT STUDY

Credits: 1-6