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Chemistry (CHEM)

College of Natural Sciences

Credit allowed for only one of CHEM 151, 161, 171, or 181A.

CHEM 151 Elementary Survey of Chemistry (3) Nonrigorous but adequate background in fundamentals. Preparation for technical training in life sciences. DP

CHEM 151L Elementary Survey of Chemistry Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Experiments introducing laboratory techniques and illustrating chemical principles. Pre: 151 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 152 Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry (3) Structure, nomenclature, properties, reactions of organic compounds emphasizing those of practical importance in related fields. Pre: 151, 162, or 171. (Cross-listed as ENBI 152) DP

CHEM 152L Survey of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Techniques of preparation, purification, identification of organic compounds. Pre: 151L, 162L, or 171L; and 152 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 161 General Chemistry I (3) Basic principles of chemistry. Introduction to electronic structure, chemical bonding, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, phases, and energy changes in matter. Pre: placement exam. DP

CHEM 161L General Chemistry Lab I (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory experiments introducing techniques and fundamental principles of chemistry. Pre: 161 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 162 General Chemistry II (3) Continuation of 161. Basic principles of chemistry. Introduction to electronic structure, chemical bonding, solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, phases, and energy changes in matter. Pre: 161. DP

CHEM 162L General Chemistry Lab II (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory experiments introducing techniques and fundamental principles of chemistry. Pre: 161L and 162 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 171 Principles of Chemistry (4) Principles, theories, elementary analytical methods of chemistry. Intended for physical science majors and engineers. Pre: high school chemistry and MATH 215 or MATH 241 or MATH 251. DP

CHEM 171L Principles of Chemistry Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory experiments illustrating fundamental principles of chemistry. Pre: 171 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 181A Honors General Chemistry (4) Rigorous, in-depth introduction to chemical principles with emphasis on experimental and applied aspects of modern chemistry. Pre: high school chemistry and MATH 215 or MATH 241 or MATH 251. Fall only. DP

CHEM 181L Honors General Chemistry Laboratory (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Laboratory experiments illustrating chemical principles involving advanced techniques and modern instrumentation. Co-requisite: 181A. DY

CHEM 272 Organic Chemistry I (3) Molecular structure, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, mechanisms, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. Pre: 162 or 171. DP

CHEM 272L Organic Chemistry I Lab (2) (1 5-hr Lab) Techniques, synthesis and qualitative analysis, applications of spectroscopy. Pre: 162L or 171L, and 272 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 273 Organic Chemistry II (3) Continuation of 272. Molecular structure, stereochemistry, spectroscopy, mechanisms, reactions, and synthesis of organic compounds. Pre: 272. DP

CHEM 273L Organic Chemistry II Lab (1) (1 4-hr Lab) Techniques, synthesis and qualitative analysis, applications of spectroscopy. Pre: 272L and 273 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 274 Principles of Analytical Chemistry (3) Selected methods and principles, e.g., phase equilibria, ionic equilibria, electrode equilibria, separations, spectroscopy, automation, and process control. Pre: 272 and MATH 216 or MATH 242 or MATH 252A. DP

CHEM 274L Principles of Analytical Chemistry Lab (2) (2 3-hr Lab) Phase separations, chromatography, titrimetry, spectrophotometry, etc. Pre: 274 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 333 Instrumental Analysis (3) Methodology and instrumentation; UV/VIS spectrometry, emission and absorption spectrometry, HPLC, potentiometry, voltammetry, and coulometry. Pre: 274/274L and 351 (or concurrent). DP

CHEM 333L Instrumental Analysis Lab (2) (2 3-hr Lab) Principles and applications of instrumentation for electrochemical and spectrometric analysis. Pre: 333 (or concurrent). DY

CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I (3) Principles and theories; physico-chemical procedures. Pre: 162L or 171L or 181L, MATH 243 or MATH 253, and PHYS 272 and PHYS 272L. DP

CHEM 352 Physical Chemistry II (3) Continuation of 351. Pre: 351. DP

CHEM 352L Physico-Chemical Measurements (2) (2 3-hr Lab) Modern laboratory techniques. Pre: 333L, 352 (or concurrent), and ICS 101 or equivalent. DY

CHEM 380 Professional Ethics for Chemists (1) Discussion of contemporary ethical issues in chemistry using case studies and additional examples from the media. CR/NC only. Pre: 352L (or concurrent) or consent. Spring only. DP

CHEM 399 Directed Reading or Research (V) Pre: chemistry major, and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or minimum GPA of 3.0 in chemistry. Repeatable.

CHEM 422 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry (3) Classification, description, fundamental theory. Pre: 352 (or concurrent). DP

CHEM 423 Synthesis: Inorganic Compounds (2) (2 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced lab techniques and descriptive chemistry of inorganic compounds. A-F only. Pre: 422 (or concurrent). Co-requisite: 443. DP

CHEM 443 Synthesis: Organic Compounds (2) (2 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced contemporary synthetic techniques. A-F only. Pre: 273/273L. Co-requisite: 423. DP

CHEM 445 (Alpha) Intermediate Organic Chemistry (3) (B) synthesis; (C) mechanisms; (D) natural products. Pre: 273. DP

CHEM 601 Theory of Chemical Bonding (3) Application of quantum mechanics and symmetry principles to descriptions of chemical bonding. Pre: 352.

CHEM 602 Chemical Applications of Spectroscopy (V) Introduction to magnetic resonance, infrared, UV, and visible spectroscopy, emphasizing applications to organic and inorganic chemistry. Three topics each semester—1 credit hour per topic. Repeatable in different topics. Pre: 601.

CHEM 621 Advanced Inorganic Synthesis (3) A survey of the periodic table examining the characteristics and reactivities of representative elements. A-F only. Pre: 423 or consent.

CHEM 622 Organometallic and Main Group Chemistry (3) Types and reactions of metal carbon bonds, catalysis, compounds and reactions of main group elements. Pre: 352 and 422.

CHEM 623 Coordination Chemistry (3) Survey of Lewis acids and bases, coordination numbers, geometries, stereochemistry, ligand field theory, formation constants, and bio-inorganic chemistry. Pre: 601 and 602 (or concurrent).

CHEM 631 Methods of Instrumental Analysis (V) Theory, instrumentation, applications. Three areas each semester—1 credit hour per area. Repeatable in different areas. Pre: 333.

CHEM 633 Molecular Spectroscopy (3) Experimental and theoretical principles underlying x-ray spectroscopy. Pre: 601.

CHEM 641 Organic Structure Determination (3) Interpretation of chemical and physical (primarily spectral) data in the identification of organic compounds. Pre: consent.

CHEM 642 Organic Synthesis (3) Modern synthetic methods with emphasis on the design and execution of multi-step sequences. Pre: 445 or consent.

CHEM 643 Physical Organic Chemistry (3) Theory of molecular structure, stereochemistry, and reaction mechanisms. Pre: 445 and 601, or consent.

CHEM 651 Chemical Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics (3) Includes statistical thermodynamics, with application to chemical systems. Pre: 352.

CHEM 652 Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics (3) Kinetics and chemical reaction dynamics of elementary reactions relevant to combustion processes, astrochemistry, chemical vapor deposition and planetary sciences. Pre: 352 or PHYS 430 and PHYS 480. Spring only.

CHEM 653 Quantum Chemistry (3) Rigorous introduction to quantum mechanics, including operator formalism, matrix formation, group theory, and perturbation theory; introduction to the electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Pre: 352 and MATH 244 or MATH 253A.

CHEM 657 Astrochemistry - A Molecular Approach (3) Formation of astrobiologically important molecules and their precursors in the interstellar medium and in our solar system: first principles and latest trends. Pre: consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as ASTR 657 and GG 657)

CHEM 658 Crystallography (3) Crystal symmetry. Elementary x-ray physics. Diffraction theory and its application to crystal and molecular structure determination. Pre: 352 and MATH 244 or MATH 253A.

CHEM 691 (Alpha) Inorganic Chemistry Seminar (1) Current topics in (D) analytic-inorganic; (E) organic; (Z) inorganic chemistry. Repeatable. Pre: graduate standing.

CHEM 692 (Alpha) Inorganic Chemistry Seminar (1) Continuation of 691. Current topics in: (D) analytic-physical; (E) organic; (Z) inorganic chemistry. Repeatable. Pre: graduate standing.

CHEM 699 Directed Research (V) Repeatable. Pre: consent.

CHEM 700 Thesis Research (V) Pre: candidacy for MS degree and consent of thesis chair.

CHEM 721 Special Topics: Inorganic Chemistry (V) Theory and applications. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

CHEM 731 Special Topics: Analytical Chemistry (V) Theory and applications. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

CHEM 741 Special Topics: Organic Chemistry (V) Theory and applications. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

CHEM 751 Special Topics: Physical Chemistry (V) Theory and applications. Repeatable. Pre: consent.

CHEM 753 Advanced Quantum Chemistry (3) Continuation of 653. Application of quantum mechanics to atoms and molecules, solid surfaces, with emphasis on electronic structure and chemical bond formation. Pre: 653.

CHEM 800 Dissertation Research (V) Pre: candidacy for PhD degree and consent of dissertation chair.