Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 1000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 1001 Special Topics (IND 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CHEM 1100 Introduction To Laboratory Safety & Hazardous Materials (LEC 1.0)

A systematic study of safe laboratory operations and pertinent regulations of state and federal agencies.

CHEM 1110 Introduction To Chemistry (LEC 1.0)

Introduction to chemistry, its intellectual and professional opportunities. Students will be acquainted with various areas of chemistry and with departmental and campus facilities useful to their future studies. Required of all freshman chemistry majors; encouraged for undergraduate transfer chemistry majors.

CHEM 1111 Invitational Seminar (LEC 1.0)

'This invitational seminar will introduce the student to research in chemistry. A series of seminars will be presented by faculty and outside speakers on current topics in chemical research. Prerequisite: Chem 1310 or Chem 1351.

CHEM 1301 General Chemistry For Non-Science Majors (LEC 3.0)

A one semester introduction to chemistry designed to acquaint the student with the philosophy of the chemist's approach to problem solving and the contribution of chemistry to society. Prerequisite: Entrance requirements.

CHEM 1310 General Chemistry I (LEC 2.0 and RSD 2.0)

A comprehensive study of general chemistry concepts with focus on the atomic and molecular nature of matter. Fundamental scientific principles will be applied to solve chemistry problems and describe macroscopic physical properties. Prerequisite: Entrance requirements.

CHEM 1319 General Chemistry Laboratory (LAB 1.0)

The laboratory work accompanying general chemistry consists of experiments designed to supplement lectures in Chem 1310. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 1310 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 1320 General Chemistry II (LEC 3.0)

In-depth analysis of chemical reactions with an introduction to thermodynamics and kinetics including applications to electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisites: Chem 1310 with a grade of "C" or better and Chem 1319.

CHEM 1351 Accelerated General Chemistry (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0 and RSD 1.0)

An accelerated version of Chem 1310, Chem 1319, and Chem 1320. Four lectures and three laboratory hours per week. Students who do not meet these entrance requirements must take Chem 1310, 1319, & 1320. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100 or an equivalent training program approved by S&T. A minimum score of 60 for the sum of the MMPT and the ACT N. SCI. test scores with neither score below 27.

CHEM 1510 Qualitative Analysis (LAB 2.0)

This course is to accompany the study of the metals in general chemistry and is devoted to the qualitative separation and detection of the metals. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 1320 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 1550 Elementary Quantitative Chemical Analysis (LEC 2.0)

A treatise of the fundamental principles of analytical chemistry and their application in analytical methods. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 1320 or to be accompanied by Chem 1559.

CHEM 1559 Elementary Quantitative Chemical Analysis (LAB 2.0)

The application of the principles of analytical chemistry in gravimetric and volumetric determinations. Prerequisite: To be accompanied by Chem 1550 and preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100.

CHEM 2000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 2001 Special Topics (RSD 0.0-6.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CHEM 2002 Cooperative Work Training (IND 1.0-3.0)

On-the-job experience gained through cooperative education with industry, with credit arranged through departmental advisor. Grade received on quality of reports submitted and work supervisor's evaluation.

CHEM 2010 Seminar (IND 0.0-6.0)

Discussion of current topics.

CHEM 2100 Master Student (LEC 1.0)

Master Student is an orientation course for new and transfer students that addresses transition needs.

CHEM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (LEC 4.0)

This course consists of four parts: 1) Structure, bonding, and nomenclature; 2) hydrocarbons (alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes), conjugated systems, ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy, sterochemistry, resonance, and molecular orbital theory; 3) substitution and elimination reactions, and 4) identification of organic compounds via infrared and NMR spectroscopy. Prerequisites: Chem 1310, 1319, 1320; or Chem 1351.

CHEM 2219 Organic Chemistry I Lab (LAB 1.0)

Laboratory involves purification techniques, simple and multistep synthesis and spectroscopic identification of organic functional groups. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 2210 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 2220 Organic Chemistry II (LEC 4.0)

This course consists of three parts. The first part will cover aromaticity and reactions of aromatic compounds, the second part will cover carbonyl compounds, amines and their reactions, and the third part will cover bioorganic compounds that include carbohydrates, aminoacids, peptides, proteins, lipids, nucleosides, nucleotides, and nucleic acids. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" or better in Chem 2210.

CHEM 2229 Organic Chemistry II Lab (LAB 1.0)

Continuation of Chem 2219. Prerequisites: Chem 2219 or Chem 2289, preceded or accompanied by both Chem 2220 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 2289 Organic Chemistry Lab (LAB 1.0)

The use of organic chemical laboratory procedures. For chemical engineering majors only. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 2210 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 2310 Inorganic Chemistry I (LEC 3.0)

A study of modern concepts of atomic structure, chemical bonding, thermodynamics and kinetics as related to the periodic relationship of the elements. Reference to topics of current interests as applied to the above areas.

CHEM 2319 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (LAB 1.0)

Synthesis and characterization of inorganic chemicals, high and low temperature syntheses, inert atmosphere and vacuum manipulations, electrochemistry, magnetochemistry, spectroscopy (NMR, IR, UV/VIS), superconductivity. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 2310 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 2320 Inorganic Chemistry II (LEC 3.0)

A study of coordination chemistry, organometallics, bioinorganic and solid-state inorganic chemistry. Reference to topics of current interest as applied to the above areas. Prerequisites: CHEM 2310.

CHEM 2510 Analytical Chemistry I (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

A study of analytical chemistry including an introduction to experimental error, statistics, principles of gravimetric and combustion analysis, chemical equilibrium, acid - base titrations, and electro-analytical determinations. Prerequisites: Chem 1320 and preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100.

CHEM 3100 Lab Safety and Environmental Safety (LEC 1.0)

A systematic study of safe laboratory operations and pertinent regulations of state and federal agencies. This course is primarily intended for secondary education science teachers. Credit will not be given for both Chemistry 1100 and Chemistry 2100. Prerequisite: Entrance requirements for the MST program.

CHEM 3319 MST General Chemistry Lab (LAB 1.0)

The laboratory work accompanying the MST chemistry courses consists of experiments designed to supplement the lecture work in chemistry. This course is primarily intended for secondary education science teachers. Credit will not be given for both Chemistry 1319 and Chemistry 2319. Prerequisite: Entrance requirements for the MST program and preceded or accompanied by either Chem 1100 or Chem 2100.

CHEM 3410 Chemical Thermodynamics I (LEC 3.0)

A study of the laws of thermodynamics and their applications to the states of matter, solutions, and equilibria. Prerequisites: Physics 1111 or Physics 1135; accompanied or preceded by either Math 1215 or Math 1221.

CHEM 3419 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (LAB 1.0)

Some typical operations of experimental physical chemistry. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 3410 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 3420 Introduction To Quantum Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A study of molecular structures and spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, chemical kinetics, crystals, and liquids. Prerequisites: Physics 2135 or Physics 2111; preceded or accompanied by Math 2222.

CHEM 3429 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II (LAB 1.0)

A continuation of Chem 3419. Prerequisites:Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 3420 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 3430 Chemical Kinetics I (LEC 3.0)

A study of kinetic theory, chemical kinetics, electromotive force and ionic equilibria. Prerequisite: Chem 3410.

CHEM 3459 Accelerated Physical Chemistry Laboratory (LAB 2.0)

A combined and accelerated version of Chem 3419 and Chem 3429 consisting of exploratory physical chemistry experiments. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 3420 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 3510 Analytical Chemistry II (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

A study of analytical chemistry including separation techniques for chemical and biochemical analysis, atomic - molecular mass spectrometry, atomic - molecular spectroscopy, surface analysis with electron spectroscopy, X-ray and mass spectrometry. Prerequisites: Chem 1100, Chem 2510, Chem 2220 and Chem 3410.

CHEM 4000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100 or an equivalent training program approved by S&T. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 4001 Special Topics (LEC 1.0 and LAB 2.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CHEM 4010 Undergraduate Seminar (RSD 1.0)

Written and oral presentations of current topics in chemistry. This course may serve as part of the capstone requirement for chemistry majors.

CHEM 4099 Undergraduate Research (IND 0.0-6.0)

Designed for the undergraduate student who wishes to engage in research. Does not lead to the preparation of a thesis. Not more than six (6) credit hours allowed for graduation credit. Subject and credit to be arranged with the instructor. Preparation of a written, detailed report is required of the student. Prerequisite: Must meet departmental requirements for instruction in laboratory safety. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 4210 Intermediate Organic Chemistry I (LEC 3.0)

An advanced course designed to give the student a mastery of the fundamentals of organic chemical reactions and theory. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 4220 Intermediate Organic Chemistry II (LEC 3.0)

A systematic study of organic reactions, their mechanisms and synthetic applications. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 4297 Organic Synthesis And Spectroscopic Analysis (LAB 2.0 and LEC 1.0)

Advanced methods for the multistep synthesis and characterization of organic compounds. Modern instrumental methods of identification of organic compounds. Prerequisites: Chem 1100, Chem 2220, Chem 2229.

CHEM 4310 Selected Topics In Inorganic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A study of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on physical methods. General subjects covered include: molecular structure, bonding, complexes, spectroscopy, and reaction rates.

CHEM 4410 Chemical Thermodynamics II (LEC 3.0)

A study of the laws of thermodynamics with application to chemical systems. Emphasis is placed on partial molal functions. Prerequisites: Chem 3420.

CHEM 4420 Chemical Kinetics II (LEC 3.0)

Advanced treatments of topics in physical chemistry including statistical mechanics and kinetics. Prerequisites: Chem 3420.

CHEM 4510 Instrumental Methods Of Chemical Analysis (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

Principles and analytical applications of molecular spectroscopy, chromatographic separations, mass spectrometry, and radiochemistry. A brief overview of instrument electronics, signal generation and processing, and automated analysis is also provided. Prerequisites: Chem 3510 and Chem 3430.

CHEM 4610 General Biochemistry (LEC 3.0)

A resume of the important aspects of quantitative and physical chemistry in biochemical processes. General subjects covered include: proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 4619 General Biochemistry Laboratory (LAB 2.0)

Experiments are integrated with the lectures and cover the chemical and physical properties of proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by both Chem 4610 and Chem 1100.

CHEM 4620 Metabolism (LEC 3.0)

A continuation of Chem 4610. Catabolism and anabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation and membranes. Prerequisite: Chem 4610.

CHEM 4630 Industrial Biochemistry (LEC 3.0)

A study of the problems involved in the utilization of biological systems for the production of bulk chemicals, the preparation of biologicals and the treatment of waste from plants producing biologicals and foodstuffs. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

CHEM 4710 Principles Of Environmental Monitoring (LEC 3.0)

This course provides an overview of environmental monitoring methodologies. Discussion covers thermodynamic and kinetic processes that affect chemical transport and fate in the environment. Federal environmental regulations and remediation technologies are also covered with specific examples. Prerequisites: Chem 2210; Physics 1111 or Physics 1135.

CHEM 4810 Chemistry And Inherent Properties Of Polymers (LEC 3.0)

A basic study of the organic chemistry of natural and synthetic high polymers, their inherent properties and their uses in plastic, fiber, rubber, resin, food, paper and soap industries. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 4819 Polymer Science Laboratory (LAB 2.0 and LEC 1.0)

Lectures and laboratory experiments dealing with polymerization reactions, solution properties and bulk or solid properties will be presented. Each student will prepare polymers and carry out all characterization experiments on actual samples. Prerequisite: Chem 4810 and preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100.

CHEM 4850 Fundamentals Of Protective Coating I (LEC 3.0)

Study of the basic principles of protective coatings with particular reference to the paint and varnish industry. Classifications, manufacture, properties and uses of protective coatings. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 5000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or readings on specific subjects or projects in the department. Prerequisite: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100 or an equivalent training program approved by S&T. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 5001 Special Topics (LAB 2.0 and LEC 1.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CHEM 5099 Master Research (IND 0.0-6.0)

Master level research with the intent to lead to the preparation of a master degree thesis. Not more than six (6) credit hours allowed for graduate credit. Subject and credit to be arranged with the instructor. Preparation of a written, detailed report culminating in a thesis is required of the student. Prerequisite: Must meet departmental training requirements for laboratory safety. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 5100 Laboratory Safety & Hazardous Materials (LEC 1.0)

A systematic study of safe laboratory operations and pertinent regulations of state and federal agencies. Prerequisites: Graduate standing.

CHEM 5210 Fundamentals of Organic Reactions (LEC 3.0)

An advanced course designed to give the student a mastery of the fundamentals of organic chemical reactions and theory. Graduate students are required to demonstrate a higher level of learning on assessments. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 5220 Synthetic Organic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A systematic study of organic reactions, their mechanisms and synthetic applications. Graduate students are expected to demonstrate a higher level of proficiency during assessments. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 5250 Industrial Chemical Processes (LEC 3.0)

Detailed study of various industrial chemical manufacturing processes including underlying chemistry, reaction pathways and separation processes. Prerequisite: Chem Eng 3130 or Chem 2210, or graduate standing. (Co-listed with Chem Eng 5096).

CHEM 5310 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A study of inorganic chemistry with emphasis on physical methods. General subjects covered include: molecular structure, bonding, complexes, spectroscopy, and reaction rates. Graduate students are required to demonstrate a higher level of proficiency during assessments.

CHEM 5410 Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics (LEC 3.0)

A study of the laws of thermodynamics with application to chemical systems. Emphasis is placed on partial molal functions. Credit will not given for both Chem 5410 and Chem 4410. Prerequisites: Chem 3420.

CHEM 5420 Elemental Quantum Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A study of molecular structures and spectroscopy, statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, chemical kinetics, crystals, and liquids. Prerequisites: Math 2222; Physics 2135 or Physics 2111.

CHEM 5430 Advanced Chemical Kinetics (LEC 3.0)

Introductory graduate treatment of special topics of physical chemistry including statistical mechanics and kinetics. Prerequisites: Chem 3430.

CHEM 5510 Introduction to Chemical Analysis (LAB 1.0 and LEC 3.0)

Principles and analytical applications of molecular spectroscopy, chromatographic separations, mass spectrometry, and radiochemistry. A brief overview of instrument electronics, signal generation and processing, and automated analysis is also provided. Graduate students are expected to achieve a higher level of proficiency on application and assessments compared to Chem 4510 students. Prerequisites: Chem 1100, Chem 2510, Chem 2220, Chem 3430.

CHEM 5610 Biochemistry (LEC 3.0)

A resume of the important aspects of quantitative and physical chemistry in biochemical processes. General subjects covered include: proteins, nucleic acids, enzymes, carbohydrates and lipids. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5610 and Chem 4610. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 5619 Biochemistry Laboratory (LAB 2.0)

Experiments are integrated with the lectures and cover the chemical and physical properties of proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5619 and Chem 4619. Prerequisites: Preceded or accompanied by Chem 5610 and Chem 1100 or an equivalent training program approved by S&T.

CHEM 5620 Biochemical Metabolism (LEC 3.0)

A continuation of Chem 5610. Catabolism and anabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Photosynthesis, oxidative phosphorylation and membranes. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5620 and Chem 4620. Prerequisite: Chem 4610 or 5610.

CHEM 5630 Biochemical Processing (LEC 3.0)

A study of the problems involved in the utilization of biological systems for the production of bulk chemicals, the preparation of biologicals and the treatment of waste from plants producing biologicals and foodstuffs. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5630 and Chem 4630. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

CHEM 5710 Environmental Monitoring (LEC 3.0)

This course provides an overview of environmental monitoring methodologies. Discussion covers thermodynamic and kinetic processes that affect chemical transport and fate in the environment. Federal environmental regulations and remediation technologies are also covered with specific examples. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5710 and Chem 4710. Prerequisites: Chem 2210, Physics 2111.

CHEM 5810 Introduction to Polymeric Materials (LEC 3.0)

A basic study of the organic chemistry of natural and synthetic high polymers, their inherent properties and their uses in plastic, fiber, rubber, resin, food, paper and soap industries. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5810 and Chem 4810. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 5819 Polymer Synthesis and Characterization Lab (LAB 2.0 and LEC 1.0)

Laboratory experiments dealing with polymerization syntheses and solution, bulk and solid properties will be presented. Each student will prepare polymers and carry out all characterization experiments on actual samples. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5819 and Chem 4819. Prerequisite: Chem 4810 or Chem 5810 or Chem Eng 375, preceded or accompanied by Chem 1100 or an equivalent training program approved by S&T.

CHEM 5850 Introduction to Coating Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

Study of the basic principles of protective coatings with particular reference to the paint and varnish industry. Classifications, manufacture, properties and uses of protective coatings. Credit may not be given for both Chem 5850 and Chem 4850. Prerequisite: Chem 2220 or Chem 5210.

CHEM 6000 Special Problems (IND 0.0-6.0)

Problems or reading on specific subjects or projects in the department. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 6001 Special Topics (IND 0.0 and LAB 0.0 and LEC 0.0)

This course is designed to give the department an opportunity to test a new course. Variable title.

CHEM 6010 Seminar (RSD 1.0)

Discussion of current topics.

CHEM 6040 Oral Examination (IND 0.0)

After completion of all other program requirements, oral examinations for on-campus M.S./Ph.D. students may be processed during intersession. Off-campus M.S. students must be enrolled in oral examination and must have paid an oral examination fee at the time of the defense/comprehensive examination (oral/ written). All other students must enroll for credit commensurate with uses made of facilities and/or faculties. In no case shall this be for less than three (3) semester hours for resident students.

CHEM 6050 Continuous Registration (IND 1.0)

Doctoral candidates who have completed all requirements for the degree except the dissertation, and are away from the campus must continue to enroll for at least one hour of credit each registration period until the degree is completed. Failure to do so may invalidate the candidacy. Billing will be automatic as will registration upon payment.

CHEM 6099 Research (IND 0.0-15)

Investigations of an advanced nature leading to the preparation of a thesis or dissertation. Prerequisite: Must meet departmental requirements for instruction in laboratory safety. Consent of instructor required.

CHEM 6101 Introduction to Chemistry Research (LEC 1.0)

An introduction to chemical research topics of interest to the department presented by different faculty members. Special emphasis will also be placed on a discussion of ethics, plagiarism, codes of conduct, research notebooks, publishing, and presentations. Prerequisite: Graduate Student Status.

CHEM 6220 Advanced Synthetic Organic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A discussion of a large numer of synthetically useful reactions involving enolates and enamines; nucleophilic additions to carbonyl compounds; functional group interconversions, thermal pericyclic reactions; organometallic compounds; carbocations, carbenes and free radicals as reactive intermediates; aromatic substitutions; and multistep synthesis. Prerequisite: Chem 4210 or Chem 4220.

CHEM 6240 Physical Organic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

An advanced course in theoretical organic chemistry treating molecular orbital theory, free energy relationships, transition state theory, and other fundamental topics. Prerequisite: Chem 4210.

CHEM 6250 Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds (LEC 3.0)

Overview of MS and IR techniques in the characterization of organic compounds; CD/ORD; 1H, 13C, and heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy in the structural analysis; applications of APT, DEPT, 1H-1H COSY, HETCOR, HMQC, HMBC, INADEQUATE, TOCSY, NOE AND NOESY, and dynamic NMR. Prerequisite: Chem 2220.

CHEM 6310 Principles Of Inorganic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A systematic study of modern and theoretical inorganic chemistry, based on the periodic classification. Prerequisites: Chem 2310, Chem 4310 and Chem 3420.

CHEM 6311 Principles Of Inorganic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A continuation of Chem 6310 with special emphasis on the transitional elements. Prerequisites: Chem 2310, Chem 4310 and Chem 6310.

CHEM 6330 Nanomaterials Synthesis, Properties and Applications (LEC 3.0)

Chemistry of nanomaterials. Understanding the fundamentals of nanoscience and technology. Studying the different synthesis strategies for nanomaterials and their characterization. Understanding the properties of nanomaterials and their possible applications. Introducing the concept for device fabrication. Prerequisite: Chem 4310.

CHEM 6350 X-ray Crystallography (LAB 2.0 and LEC 2.0)

Molecular and crystal structure determination by single crystal x-ray diffraction methods. Brief coverage of relation to neutron and electron diffraction.

CHEM 6360 Bioinorganic Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

Metallobiomolecules, including metalloenzymes and other metalloproteins; oxygen carriers; iron transport and other iron proteins; copper proteins; cancer agents and cures; nitrogen-fixation, etc. Prerequisite: Chem 4310.

CHEM 6380 Inorganic Materials Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

Chemical processing of solid materials. Introduction to point groups, space groups, and x-ray diffraction. Bonding in solids - from molecular orbital theory to band theory. Nonstoichiometric materials and Kroger-Vink notation. Optical and electrical properties of semiconductors. Epitaxial growth. Quantum effects in nanophase materials. Prerequisite: Chem 4310 or permission of instructor.

CHEM 6420 Quantum Chemistry I (LEC 3.0)

A rigorous introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of quantum chemistry. Application to translational, vibrational, and rotational motion; one-electron systems. Prerequisite: Chem 3420 or equivalent.

CHEM 6421 Quantum Chemistry II (LEC 3.0)

Atomic and molecular quantum mechanics. Emphasis on selfconsistent field, variational, and perturbation theories. Introduction to approximate methods. Prerequisite: Chem 3420 or equivalent.

CHEM 6430 Chemical Kinetics (LEC 3.0)

An introduction to the deduction of mechanisms of homogeneous chemical reactions from rate-data. Selected topics, such as photochemistry, free-radical mechanisms, catalysis, and explosion reactions. Prerequisite: Chem 3430.

CHEM 6450 Spectroscopy (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to the interaction of electromagnetic radiation with matter. Emphasis on the ultraviolet, visible, and radio portions of the spectrum. Prerequisite: Chem 3420 or equivalent.

CHEM 6480 Physical Chemistry Of Surfaces (LEC 3.0)

Adsorption at liquid interfaces and properties of surface films. Physical and chemical adsorption on solid surfaces. Catalysis.

CHEM 6510 Separations (LEC 3.0)

An in-depth study of all types of analytical and preparativescale separations. A special emphasis will be placed on chromatography and chromatographic theory. Prerequisite: Chem 4510 or equivalent.

CHEM 6550 Chemical Spectroscopy (LEC 3.0)

A study of the electronic, vibrational, rotational and nuclear magnetic resonance spectra of atoms and molecules. A basic understanding of the underlying theoretical principles and the interpretations of results is stressed. Prerequisite: Chem 4510, Chem 3420 or equivalent courses.

CHEM 6555 Principles And Applications Of Mass Spectrometry (LEC 3.0)

The course covers fundamental physical principles of mass spectrometry, instrumentation, interpretation of spectra, and applications in environmental, polymer, biomedical, and forensic fields. Prerequisite: Chem 4510 or equivalent.

CHEM 6570 Electrochemistry (LEC 3.0)

Introduction to the fundamentals, methods and applications of electrochemistry. Fundamentals cover the thermodynamics/kinetics of electrode reactions, and the modes of mass transport in the electrolyte. Methods cover potentiometric, amperometric, and a.c. techniques. Applications focus on analysis and study of materials. Prerequisite: Chem 3430.

CHEM 6580 Mass Spectrometry of Macromolecules (LEC 3.0)

This course will provide an overview of mass spectrometric applications in biomacromolecules and synthetic polymers; particular areas of emphasis are proteomics, genomics, pharmaceutical screening, characterization of biochemical complexes and synthetic polymers. Prerequisite: Chem 4510 or equivalent.

CHEM 6620 Intermediary Metabolism And Biosynthesis (LEC 3.0)

The course covers the biosynthesis and metabolism of nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Prerequisite: Chem 4620.

CHEM 6650 Free Radicals In Biochemistry (LEC 3.0)

The study of the basic principles of free radical chemistry and biochemistry. Prerequisites: Chem 2210, Chem 2220 and Bio Sci 2113.

CHEM 6710 Advanced Nuclear Chemistry (LEC 3.0)

A study of the production and decay of nuclei, radioactive dating techniques, and the abundance and origin of the chemical elements. Prerequisites: Chem 371, Physics 2305 or 2311.

CHEM 6820 Polymer Synthesis (LEC 3.0)

The methods of organic monomer and polymer syntheses will be explored. Mechanistic and structural components, modern and current industrial methods for polymer syntheses will be discussed. Topics include linear, branched, graft, and dendritic polymers, nano-technology and macromers. Prerequisites: Chem 4810; Chem 4210 or Chem 4220.

CHEM 6830 Inorganic Polymers (LEC 3.0)

A basic study of inorganic natural and synthetic polymers, their formation and reactivity, their inherent properties, methods of characterization and applications. Prerequisite: Chem 2310 or equivalent.

CHEM 6840 Polymer Physical Chemistry And Analysis (LEC 3.0)

A study of the physical properties of macromolecular systems including polymer solutions, gels, bulk polymers and rubbers. The chemical characterization of polymers based on their thermal, spectroscopic, microstructure and molecular weight is also discussed. Prerequisites: Chem 2220 and Chem 3430.

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