CHEM 313 - ADV ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
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.
CHEM 318 - 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.
CHEM 319 - ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
The 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.
CHEM 321 - PHYS CHEM-THERMODYNAMICS
First, second, and thirrd law of thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, phase equilibrium and kinetic theory of gases.
CHEM 322 - PHYS CHEM:QUANTUM MECHANICS
Fundamentals of quantum mechanics, angular momentum, electronic structure of atoms and molocules, and introduction to spectroscopy.
CHEM 323 - ATOM & MOLEC SPECTROSCOPY
Introduction to quantum theory followed by atomic spectroscopy, molecular rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy, and group theory.
CHEM 337 - INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS
Basic theories and experimental techniques of instrumental methods of analysis including ultraviolet-visible and fluorescence spectroscopy, atomic absorption, gas and liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. Laboratory includes experiments involves all of these instrumental techniques to analyze a variety of samples.
CHEM 341 - 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.
CHEM 344 - BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Study of biochemicals containing inorganic ligands or other components, their interactions and biological significance.
CHEM 347 - 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 absoption (UV-Vis-NIR) and emission, and multinuclear NMR. Lecture covers the theoretical and practical background for physical methods in experimental inorganic chemistry.
CHEM 355 - 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.
CHEM 365 - 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.
CHEM 381 - POLYMER CHEMISTRY
Synthesis, physical and analytical characterization, and use of polymers, including fibers, plastics, coatings, and resins. Morphology and rheology of polymers.
CHEM 391 - CHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP
Off-campus work experience with an approved organization.
CHEM 392 - RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
Independent science laboratory research experience under the guidance of a faculty researcher; 1 to 4 semester hours total may be applied toward the BS degree. Students may register in consecutive semesters.
CHEM 393 - CHEMISTRY SEMINAR
Experience in technical presentations and library research skills. Outside seminar speakers. The chemistry exit assessment examination is part of the course.
CHEM 395 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Independent library research culminating in a formal review paper on a topic approved by the instructor.