Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 503. Special Topics in Chemistry1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): As required by topic.

Description: An examination of one or more specified areas of Chemistry. Details announced each semester.

Note: Not applicable toward graduate degree in chemistry.

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CHEM 550. Group Theory and its Chemical Applications3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): One year of physical chemistry.

Description: Elementary group theory; the use of group theory to treat symmetry; application to atomic structure, molecular structure, spectroscopy, and reaction mechanisms.

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CHEM 557. Bio-Organic Phenomena3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): One year of organic chemistry.

Description: Special topics in the biological chemistry area: e.g., chemical carcinogenesis; diet and cancer, food chemistry and polypeptides; proteins; carbohydrates; enzymes; hormone chemistry.

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CHEM 591. Chemistry for Teachers I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): For graduate education majors; must have experience in teaching chemistry principles in elementary, middle, or secondary schools.

Description: Teaching pre-college chemistry with emphasis on curriculum content, laboratory procedures, and process skills.

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CHEM 620. Optical Spectrochemical Methods of Analysis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 527.

Description: Principles, instrumentation, and applications of atomic and molecular spectroscopic techniques used in the IR, VIS, and UV spectral regions.

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CHEM 621. Electroanalytical Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 527.

Description: Principles of modern voltammetric and potentiometric methods of chemical analysis including fundamental theory, instrumentation, and applications.

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CHEM 622. Analytical Separations3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 527.

Description: Survey of major instrumental separation methods in chemistry and biochemistry with an emphasis on modern chromatographic techniques.

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CHEM 625. Advanced Analytical Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 527.

Description: A survey of theoretical and practical aspects of modern methods of analysis.

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CHEM 626. Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 528 and CHEM 529, or consent of instructor.

Description: Recent developments in selected areas of Analytical Chemistry.

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CHEM 628. Special Topics in Synthesis and Analysis1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or coregistration in, CHEM 528, or consent of instructor.

Description: Current topics in high resolution NMR, mass spectrometry and organic synthesis.

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CHEM 630. Advanced Topics in Chemical Analysis1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or co-registration in, CHEM 529, or consent of instructor.

Description: A discovery-based approach to the solution of advanced problems in chemical analysis with an emphasis on separations, electrochemistry and X-ray crystallography.

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CHEM 632. Chemical Education for Secondary Teachers4 Units

Prerequisite(s): BS, BA, or minor in Chemistry, or consent of instructor.

Description: In-depth examination of chemistry content for secondary teachers as aligned with national and state standards. Inquiry-based laboratory and diverse assessment of core concepts will be developed.

Note: Does not count toward an advanced degree in Chemistry.

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CHEM 645. Advanced Biochemistry I4 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 342.

Description: Chemistry of amino acids, peptides, proteins, nucleotides and nucleic acids; methods of analysis and laboratory synthesis; enzyme properties, kinetics, ligand binding.

Note: Lectures concurrent with CHEM 545; one added lecture hour each week covers advanced topics.
Note: Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 545 and CHEM 645.

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CHEM 647. Advanced Biochemistry II4 Units

Description: Cellular metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides; biomembrane phenomena; RNA, DNA and protein synthesis. Lectures concurrent with CHEM 547; one added lecture hour each week covers advanced topics.

Note: Credit may not be earned in both CHEM 547 and CHEM 647.

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CHEM 648. Systems Biochemistry: Principles and Practices3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 647, BIOC 645, or consent of instructor.

Description: Integration of global metabolic functions with protein and gene-level regulations. Analytical approaches to enable such integration.

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CHEM 651. Independent Study1-3 Units

Description: Credit according to achievement; limited to 3 hours per semester

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CHEM 652. Independent Study1-3 Units

Description: Credit according to achievement; limited to 3 hours per semester

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CHEM 653. Main Group Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 515.

Description: Survey of the descriptive chemistry of the main group elements and topics of current interest in main group chemistry such as bonding theories, reaction mechanisms, electronic materials, and catalytic materials.

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CHEM 654. Advanced Coordination Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 515.

Description: Survey of structure, bonding, and reactivity of the transition metal complexes. Covers topics such as organometallic and bioinorganic chemistry, group theory, and magnetism.

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CHEM 655. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 515.

Description: Current problems in inorganic chemistry.

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CHEM 656. Special Topics in Inorganic Chemistry1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 515.

Description: Current problems in inorganic chemistry.

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CHEM 659. Solid State Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 515 or equivalent course in organic chemistry.

Description: Course content will include the synthesis methods, characterization and properties of solid-state materials. Various techniques of preparation of solid-state materials as well as advantages and disadvantages of each method are discussed. The main properties of interest are structural properties, magnetism and charge transport in solid state. Basic principles as well as methods of investigation and characterization of these properties will be discussed in this course.

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CHEM 660. Advanced Physical Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year of physical chemistry, one semester of atomic and molecular physics.

Description: Introduction to quantum chemistry.

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CHEM 661. Chemical Thermodynamics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year of physical chemistry.

Description: Advanced discussion of the principles of thermodynamics including an introduction to statistical thermodynamics; applications to chemical systems.

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CHEM 665. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry1-3 Units

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CHEM 666. Special Topics in Physical Chemistry1-3 Units

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CHEM 667. Reaction Kinetics3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year of physical chemistry.

Description: Theory of the rate of chemical reactions; methods of studying reaction rates; reaction energetics; reactions in solution; chain reactions and inference of mechanism from rate studies.

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CHEM 668. Electrochemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: A thermodynamic and kinetic study of electrochemical phenomena, including electrical conductivity, electrophoresis, electrode potentials, and electrode processes.

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CHEM 670. Chemistry of Heterocyclic Compounds and Alkaloids3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year each of organic and physical chemistry.

Description: Structures, reactivities, activities, and synthesis of heterocyclic systems including natural products and their uses in medicine.

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CHEM 671. Advanced Polymer Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year each of organic and physical chemistry.

Description: Polymer characterization, physical properties and structure. Conformational changes, elasticity, relaxation phenomena, size and chain distributions; application of microscopy, spectroscopy, magnetic resonance, and diffraction to polymers; liquid crystals.

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CHEM 672. Quantum Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 561 or CHEM 660.

Description: Principles of quantum theory with applications to chemistry; and advanced treatment of atomic and molecular structure including Slater-Condon methods for atoms and LCAO-MO-SCF methods for molecules; introduction to ab initio methods.

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CHEM 675. Special Topics in Organic Chemistry1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year of organic chemistry.

Description: Current problems in organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry; free radical reactions; carbohydrates and nucleosides; peptides.

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CHEM 677. Mechanisms and Theory in Organic Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Two semesters of undergraduate organic chemistry.

Description: This course focuses on the mechanism and theory of classical and contemporary organic reactions, including acid and base catalysis, pericyclic reactions, metal-mediated reactions and radical and photochemical reactions.

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CHEM 678. Advanced Organic Chemistry: General Survey3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year each of organic and physical chemistry.

Description: First semester (CHEM 678): an introduction to advanced physical organic chemistry, linear free energy relationship, kinetics, isotope effects and spectroscopic techniques as used in the interpretation of reaction mechanisms. Second semester (CHEM 679): an introduction to advanced organic chemistry emphasizing reactions and synthesis, and including spectral applications.

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CHEM 679. Advanced Organic Synyhesis3 Units

Prerequisite(s): one year each of organic and physical chemistry.

Description: An introduction to advanced organic chemistry emphasizing modern synthesis reagents, reactions and their mechanisms.

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CHEM 681. Modern Biochemistry I3 Units

Prerequisite(s): One year each of organic and physical chemistry or consent of instructor.

Description: Chemistry and physical properties of proteins, other biopolymers; enzymatic reaction mechanisms and kinetics; bioenergetics.

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CHEM 682. Modern Biochemistry II3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 681 or consent of instructor.

Description: Carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid metabolism; endocrine control of metabolism and physiological activities.

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CHEM 684. Biophysical Chemistry3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 462 (or equivalent) and CHEM 545/CHEM 645, or consent of instructor.

Description: Basis theory and practical applications of modern biophysical methods; spectroscopy, hydrodynamics, thermodynamics, kinetics, and computational methods applied to protein and nucleic acid systems.

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CHEM 685. Special Topics in Biochemistry1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 547, or CHEM 647, or consent of instructor.

Description: Recent developments in selected areas of Biochemistry.

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CHEM 687. Molecular Spectroscopy3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 561 or CHEM 660.

Description: Molecular structure and interactions as determined by spectroscopic investigation. Rotational, vibrational and electronic spectroscopy as determined by ultraviolet, visible, infrared, microwave and radio frequency methods. Fundamental theory and experimental methods.

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CHEM 688. X-Ray Crystallography and Its Application to Molecular Structure3 Units

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 561 or CHEM 660.

Description: Crystal structure analysis. Topics include: symmetry, space groups, data collection, structure solution and refinement, structural analysis and presentation of scientific results.

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CHEM 691. Research1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): 30 semester hours of undergraduate chemistry.

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CHEM 692. Research1-15 Units

Prerequisite(s): 30 semester hours of undergraduate chemistry.

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CHEM 695. Seminar1-3 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Description: Required of all graduate students during residency. Students present one literature and one research seminar by the end of the 3rd semester; participate/attend in department seminar.

Note: Maximum credit allowed is 3 semester hours.

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