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Chemistry (CHEM)

CHEM 400 Chemical Literature (1) Instruction in use of the library and of the literature of chemistry.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: 12 credits of chemistry  

CHEM 402 Chemistry in the Environment (3) Chemistry of the atmosphere, natural waters, and the land surface with particular focus on human influence on processes occurring therein.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 212 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCH E 320  

CHEM 406 (NUC E 405) Nuclear and Radiochemistry (3) Theory of radioactive decay processes, nuclear properties and structure, nuclear reactions, interactions of radiation with matter, biological effects of radiation.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 452 orPHYS 237 orNUC E 301  

CHEM 408 Computational Chemistry (3) Introduction to numerical and nonnumerical computer uses in physical science.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 452  

CHEM 410 Inorganic Chemistry (3) Conceptual and descriptive aspects of nontransition elements, covering structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic features.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andCHEM 202 orCHEM 210 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCHEM 452  

CHEM 412 Transition Metal Chemistry (3) Structure and bonding of compounds containing transition metals.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 202 orCHEM 210 andCHEM 310 . Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCHEM 452  

CHEM 413 Chemistry of the Elements (4) Theoretical and descriptive chemistry of the elements; laboratory synthesis and measurements in inorganic, coordination, and transition metal chemistry.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 213  

CHEM 423W Chemical Spectroscopy (4) Modern methods and instruments of spectroscopy and their applications to problems of chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 227 orCHEM 221, CHEM 450 or prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 452  

CHEM 425W Chromatography and Electrochemistry (4) Gas, liquid, and other forms of chromatography; important techniques of electrochemistry.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 227 orCHEM 221, CHEM 450  

CHEM 427W (FRNSC 427W) Forensic Chemistry (4) Analytical and instrumental methods used in the forensic sciences with special emphasis on the analysis and characterization of trace evidence.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 213, CHEM 227 andFRNSC 411 orCHEM 431W  

CHEM 430 Structural Analysis of Organic Compounds (3) Spectroscopic methods as tools in gross and detailed structural analysis and interpretation within the framework of modern theory.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 210 andCHEM 213   Concurrent: CHEM 213

CHEM 431W Organic and Inorganic Preparations (4) Preparation, purification, and characterization of both organic and inorganic compounds by modern methods.
Effective: Fall 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 213  

CHEM 432 Organic Reaction Mechanisms (3) The study, evaluation, and discussion of the mechanisms of selected organic reactions.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 440 Instrumental Analysis (3) General instrumental theory and methods used in common atomic and molecular analyses.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 andCHEM 221  

CHEM 441 Elemental Analysis and Instrumental Design Laboratory (1) An introduction to the use of modern instruments for problems in chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 440  

CHEM 443 Electrochemistry and Chromatography Laboratory (1) An introduction to the use of modern instruments for problems in chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 440  

CHEM 445 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy Laboratory (1) An introduction to the use of modern instruments for problems in chemical structure and analysis.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 440  

CHEM 446 X-Ray Crystallography (3) Theoretical and practical aspects of structure determination using x-ray diffraction, from crystal growth to structure solution.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 210  

CHEM 448 Surface Chemistry (3) Surface chemistry, emphasizing the physical and chemical aspects of surfaces important for applications in colloids, catalysis, microelectronics and biocompatibility.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 andCHEM 452  

CHEM 450 Physical Chemistry - Thermodynamics (3) Introduction to physical chemistry with primary emphasis on chemical thermodynamics and its molecular interpretation.(Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.)
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andMATH 141;PHYS 211 orPHYS 212  

CHEM 452 Physical Chemistry - Quantum Chemistry (3) Introduction to physical chemistry with primary emphasis on molecular structure, spectroscopy, and chemical kinetics. (Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.) 2 
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 112 andMATH 141 andPHYS 211 orPHYS 212  

CHEM 457 Experimental Physical Chemistry (1-2 per semester/maximum of 2) Laboratory experiments designed to illustrate the principles of physical chemistry and teach techniques of error analysis and the presentation of quantitative data. (Graduate credit not allowed for students majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.) 2 
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: or concurrent:CHEM 450 orCH E 320  

CHEM 459W Advanced Experimental Physical Chemistry (4) Laboratory experiments and projects for students interested in advanced study in physical chemistry.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: CHEM 450, CHEM 457 Prerequisite or concurrent:CHEM 452  

CHEM 464 Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics (3) Introduction to chemical kinetics and molecular dynamics.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 orCH E 220 andCHEM 452  

CHEM 466 Molecular Thermodynamics (3) Introduction to physical chemistry with a primary emphasis on the statistical and molecular interpretation of thermodynamics.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450 orCH E 220  

CHEM 472 General Biochemistry I (3) Basic structure and function of cellular components; principles of enzyme kinetics and regulation.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 474 Organic Synthesis (3) Theory and methodology of organic synthesis applied to complex organic molecules.
Effective: Spring 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 476 Biological Chemistry (3) Fundamentals of Biochemistry for Chemists. Students cannot receive credit for both CHEM 476 and B M B 401.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: CHEM 212 andCHEM 450  

CHEM 494 Chemical Research (1-10 per semester/maximum of 20) Experimental investigation of an original research problem. Preparation of a formal thesis is optional. (Credit not allowed for graduate students in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.)
Effective: Summer 2007
 

CHEM 494H Chemical Research (1-10 per semester/maximum of 20) Experimental investigation of an original research problem. Preparation of a formal thesis is optional. (Credit not allowed for graduate students in Biochemistry, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.)
Effective: Fall 2007
 

CHEM 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

CHEM 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1988
 

CHEM 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1982
 

CHEM 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

CHEM 500 Seminar in Chemistry (1-2 per semester) No description.
Effective: Spring 2001
 

CHEM 511 Chemical Nanoscience (3) Chemical aspects of matter at the nanoscale.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: CHEM 452 and eitherCHEM 450 orCHEM 466  

CHEM 516 Inorganic Chemistry (3) Overview of systematic inorganic chemistry including main group, transition metal, lanthanide, and actinide chemistry.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

CHEM 517 Organometallic Chemistry (3) Organometallic compounds and their use in catalysis and organic synthesis.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

CHEM 518 Symmetry and Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry (3 per semester) Group theoretical methods and spectroscopies of importance in modern inorganic chemistry.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 452  

CHEM 519 Materials Chemistry (3) An overview of the role played by chemistry in the field of materials science.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: CHEM 410, CHEM 412 orCHEM 413, CHEM 432, CHEM 474, CHEM 516, CHEM 517, CHEM 518, CHEM 535 orCHEM 537  

CHEM 524 Electroanalytical Chemistry (3) Electrochemical principles, techniques, and analytical applications.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

CHEM 525 (BMMB 525) Analytical Separations (3) Fundamentals and application of modern chromatographic separations.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

CHEM 526 Spectroscopic Analysis (3) An overview of modern instrumental techniques including FTIR, optical spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, and electron spectroscopies.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

CHEM 535 Physical Organic Chemistry (3) Reactive intermediates, reaction kinetics and thermodynamics, solvent effects, conformational analysis, reaction mechanisms, noncovalent interactions in synthesis, and stereochemistry.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 212  

CHEM 536 Medicinal Chemistry (3) Topics from classical bioorganic chemistry, modern chemical biology, and organic chemistry related to drug design and drug action.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 476 orB M B 401  

CHEM 537 Organic Synthesis (3) Organic synthesis including both classical and modern synthetic methodology as well as applications to construction of complex molecules.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 535  

CHEM 538 (BMMB 538) Spectroscopic Methods in Bioinorganic Chemistry (3) Foundations in spectroscopic methods employed for the determination of the geometric and electronic structure of transition metal clusters in nature.
Effective: Spring 2013
 

CHEM 539 (BMMB 539) Biochemical Reaction Mechansims (3) Mechanisms of the most important biochemical reactions, with emphasis on enzyme catalysis.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 476 orB M B 401  

CHEM 540 Biophysical Chemistry (3) Structure of biomacromolecules, physical techniques for the study of structure and function, thermodynamic and kinetic studies of biomacromolecules in solution.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 450  

CHEM 543 (MATSE 543) Polymer Chemistry (3) This graduate course discusses the new advances in polymer chemistry that leads to new polymeric materials with interesting structures and properties.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: MATSE 441 or approval of program  

CHEM 544 Chemical Thermodynamics (3) Development of thermodynamic theory, with special reference to common physical changes and chemical reactions.
Effective: Fall 1984
Prerequisite: CHEM 452  

CHEM 545 Statistical Thermodynamics (3) Basic principles of statistical mechanics with application to the calculation of thermodynamic properties of gases and condensed phases.
Effective: Summer 2007
Prerequisite: CHEM 450, CHEM 452  

CHEM 560 Topics in Physical Chemistry (2-6) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

CHEM 563 Chemical Dynamics (3) Molecular dynamics of chemical reaction, energy transfer, and scattering. Reaction rate theory and experiment.
Effective: Fall 1986
Prerequisite: CHEM 565  

CHEM 565 Quantum Chemistry I (3) A foundation in the principles of quantum mechanics and their applications to chemistry.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 452  

CHEM 566 Quantum Chemistry II (3) Additional techniques in quantum mechanics, with applications to problems in molecular structure and light-matter interactions.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 565  

CHEM 567 Molecular Spectroscopy (3) Principles and applications of classical and modern spectroscopic methods.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 565  

CHEM 572 (BMMB 572) Nucleic Acids Chemistry (3) Biophysical and biochemical approaches for studying structure-function relationships in nucleic acids.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 212, CHEM 450  

CHEM 573 (BMMB 573) NMR Spectroscopy for Synthetic and Biological Chemistry (3) Nuclear magnetic resonance approaches for characterizing the structure and dynamics of synthetic compounds, natural products, and biological macromolecules.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: CHEM 452  

CHEM 589 Studies in Chemistry (1-9) Theoretical research, experimental research, or a critical survey of the literature in an area of chemistry.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

CHEM 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

CHEM 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

CHEM 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

CHEM 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester/maximum of 6) Teaching of chemistry undergraduate laboratory and recitation classes with senior faculty instruction supervision.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

CHEM 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

CHEM 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

1 GN To receive Natural Sciences General Education (GN) credit for certain chemistry courses requires both lecture and laboratory courses be taken. These courses are: (CHEM 106 or CHEM 110 or CHEM 110H) and CHEM 111; (CHEM 112 or CHEM 112H) and (CHEM 113 or CHEM 113B).

2 Graduate credit not allowed for student majoring in BioChemistry, Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering.

3 Students may take only one course for General Education credit from CHEM 101 GN or CHEM 110 GN.

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