Course Descriptions

100 Chemistry and Life (5 hours) Principles of structural and environmental chemistry underlying the phenomenon of life on Earth, discussed in a historical, cultural and philosophical framework. Includes weekly two-hour laboratory. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 100 if the student has credit in CHEM 112 or CHEM 116 or CHEM 122. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory-Discussion and one Lecture.

 

101 Preparatory Chemistry (4 hours) Emphasis on problem solving. Metric units, dimensional analysis, chemical nomenclature, the mole concept, chemical stoichiometry. Course Information: For students without entrance credit in high school chemistry or inadequately prepared. Credit is not given for CHEM 101 if the student has credit in CHEM 116 or CHEM 122. Prerequisite(s): Adequate performance on the UIC chemistry placement examination. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion, one Lecture and one Quiz.

 

105 The Molecular Human (4 hours) A general education chemistry course that uses the empirical inquiry methods of science applied to the interaction of molecules--in foods, in the environment, and in medicines--with humans. Course Information: 4 hours. Credit is not given for CHEM 105 if the student has credit in CHEM 112 or CHEM 114 or CHEM 122 or CHEM 123 or CHEM 124 or CHEM 125. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion, one Discussion and one Laboratory.

 

116 General and Analytical Chem I (5 hours) General and analytical chemistry with laboratory. Coverage of the fundamentals of chemistry including stoichiometry and equilibrium. Coverage of the principles of analytical chemistry, including the use of instrumentation. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 116 if the student has credit in CHEM 112 or CHEM 122 and CHEM 123. Prerequisite(s): Superior performance on the UIC chemistry placement examination. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory, one Lecture and one Quiz.

 

118 General and Analytical Chem II (5 hours) General and analytical chemistry with laboratory. Coverage of the fundamentals of chemistry including atomic and molecular structure, thermodynamics, and kinetics. Coverage of principles of analytical chemistry, including the use of instrumentation. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 118 if the student has credit in CHEM 114 or CHEM 124 and CHEM 125. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 116. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory, one Lecture and one Quiz.

 

122 General Chemistry I Lecture (4 hours) A first-semester course in general chemistry, including stoichiometry, periodicity, reaction types, the gaseous state, solution, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, dissolution-precipitation equilibria. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 122 if student has a C or better in CHEM 112 or a C or better in CHEM 116. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 101 or adequate performance on the UIC Chemistry placement examination; and concurrent registration or Grade of C or better in CHEM 123. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.

 

123 General Chemistry Lab I (1 hours) Laboratory in general chemistry, including stoichiometry, periodicity, reaction types, the gaseous state, solution, stoichiometry, chemical equilibria, acid-base equilibria, dissolution-precipitation equilibria. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 123 if the student has a C or better in CHEM 112 or a C or better in CHEM 116. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 101; and concurrent registration or Grade of C or better in CHEM 122.

 

124 General Chemistry II Lecture (4 hours) A second-semester course in general chemistry including phase transitions, thermochemistry, spontaneity/equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics, bonding, order/symmetry in condensed phases, coordination compounds, descriptive chemistry. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 124 if the student has a grade of C or better in CHEM 114 or CHEM 118. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 112; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 122 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 123; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 116; and concurrent registration or Grade of C or better in CHEM 125. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion and one Lecture.

 

125 General Chemistry Lab II (1 hours) Laboratory in general chemistry including phase transitions, thermochemistry, spontaneity/equilibrium, electrochemistry, kinetics, bonding, order/symmetry in condensed phases, coordination compounds, descriptive chemistry. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 125 if the student has a grade of C or better in CHEM 114 or CHEM 118. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 112; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 122 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 123; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 116; and concurrent registration or Grade of C or better in CHEM 124.

 

130 Survey/Organic&Biochem (5 hours) Chemistry of classes of carbon compounds relevant to life sciences, and an introduction to the structure and metabolism of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 112; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 122 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 123 or the equivalent. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory, one Lecture and one Quiz.

 

201 Elements of Glass Blowing (1 hours) Demonstrations and practice in glass blowing and the construction of simple laboratory equipment. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Senior standing in chemistry and consent of the instructor.

 

222 Analytical Chemistry (4 hours) Theory and application of chemical equilibria and instrumentation in quantitative analysis. Includes two weekly three-hour laboratories. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 114; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 124 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 125; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 118 or the equivalent. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

 

232 Organic Chemistry I (4 hours) First semester of a one-year sequence. Structure, reactivity, and synthesis of organic molecules. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 114; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 124 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 125; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 118. Recommended background: Concurrent registration in CHEM 233. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Quiz.

 

233 Organic Chemistry Lab I (2 hours) Introductory organic chemistry laboratory. Basic techniques (distillation, crystallization, chromatography, MP and BP), reactions (substitution, elimination, Diels-alder, oxidation-reduction), instrumentation (gas and liquid chromatography, IR.). Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 232. Class Schedule Information: During the fall and spring terms, combined section final exam will be held on Monday of finals week from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

234 Organic Chemistry II (4 hours) Continuation of CHEM 232. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 232 or the equivalent. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Quiz.

 

305 Environmental Chemistry (3 hours) The chemistry of the environment and the consequences of pollution brought about by natural and synthetic materials and modern energy usage. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 234.

 

314 Inorganic Chemistry (4 hours) Chemistry of the main-group elements, coordination chemistry and the transition elements, bioinorganic chemistry. Includes a weekly laboratory. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 232 and grade of C or better in CHEM 233. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

 

333 Advanced Synthetic Laboratory (3 hours) Advanced organic chemistry laboratory. Synthesis, stereochemistry, spectrometry (IR, NMR), organic analytical chemistry (TLC, HPLC), microscale techniques. Design of multi-step synthesis and alchemistic studies. Course Information: Previously listed as CHEM 235. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 233 and credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 234. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

 

340 Physical Chem for BioChem I (3 hours) Thermodynamics of gases, solutions, reaction equilibria, and phase transitions. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 340 if the student has credit for CHEM 342. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181; and Grade of C or better in CHEM 114 or CHEM 118 or CHEM 124 and 125; and Grade of C or better in PHYS 107 or Grade of C or better in PHYS 142. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Lecture.

 

342 Physical Chemistry I (3 hours) Thermodynamics of gases, solutions, reaction equilibria, and phase transitions. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 342 if the student has credit for CHEM 340. Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181; and Grade of C or better in CHEM 118 or CHEM 124 and CHEM 125; and Grade of C or better in PHYS 142; and grade of C or better or concurrent registration in MATH 210. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

 

343 Physical Chemistry Lab (3 hours) Experiments demonstrating principles of thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, spectroscopy and quantum mechanics in chemical systems using modern instrumentation and methods of data analysis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 340 or Grade of C or better in CHEM 342. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Laboratory.

 

344 Physical Chem/Biochemists II (3 hours) Introduction to molecular kinetics, quantum mechanics, and spectroscopy with applications of principles of physical chemistry to biochemical systems. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 344 if the student has credit for CHEM 346. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 340 or Grade of C or better in CHEM 342. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture and one Discussion.

 

346 Physical Chemistry II (3 hours) Kinetic and molecular theory of gases; introduction to the principles of quantum mechanics with application to model systems, multi-electron atoms, diatomic molecules, and bonding. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHEM 346 if the student has credit for CHEM 344. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 342 and Grade of C or better in MATH 210. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

 

352 Introductory Biochemistry (3 hours) Structure and function of cellular constituents; enzymology; metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, nucleotides; molecular biology of biosynthesis of proteins and nucleic acids. Course Information: Same as BIOS 352. No credit toward the biological sciences major for students completing BIOS 452 and/or BIOS 454. No credit toward the degree in biochemistry. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 100 and CHEM 232.

 

402 Chemical Information Systems (2 hours) Introduction to chemical information, including the use of databases for searching chemical information and the use of molecular modeling and related computational systems to determine calculated properties of chemical substances. Course Information: Previously listed as CHEM 302. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 234 or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Discussion.

 

414 Advanced Inorganic Chem (2 or 3 hours) Introduction to the principles of inorganic chemistry. Structural and descriptive chemistry of the main-group elements. Course Information: 2 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 314; and Grade of C or better in CHEM 340 or Grade of C or better in CHEM 342; or consent of the instructor.

 

415 Inorganic Chemistry Lab (4 hours) Advanced inorganic chemistry laboratory. Preparative methods, Schlenk techniques, dry box, Fourier-transform infra-red and UV-visible spectroscopy, crystal growth. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 314. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

 

416 Inorganic Chemistry II (3 or 4 hours) Structural and descriptive chemistry of the transition elements. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 414.

 

421 Instrumental Analysis (4 hours) A survey of contemporary instrumentation for chemical analysis. Emphasis on fundamentals of instrumental methods with actual experience on typical equipment. Includes two weekly three-hour laboratories. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 222; and Grade of C or better in CHEM 340 or Grade of C or better in CHEM 342. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture-Discussion.

 

432 Advanced Organic Chemistry (2 or 3 hours) Rigorous treatment of the principles upon which modern organic chemistry is developed. Course Information: 2 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 333; and Grade of C or better in CHEM 340 or Grade of C or better in CHEM 342.

 

444 Advanced Physical Chemistry (2 or 3 hours) Application of quantum mechanics to molecular spectroscopy, statistical mechanics and activated complex theory. Course Information: 2 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 346.

 

448 StatisticalThermodynamics (3 or 4 hours) Introduction to statistical mechanics, partition functions, chemical equilibrium, ensembles, fluctuations, real gases, Einstein and Debye models of solids, magnetic materials, electrolytes, introduction to liquids. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 346.

 

452 Biochemistry I (4 hours) Chemistry of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids. Course Information: Same as BIOS 452. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 234. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

 

454 Biochemistry II (4 hours) Continues Chemistry 452. Carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, electron transport. Metabolism of amino acids, nucleic acids, proteins. Biosynthesis of macromolecules and regulation of macromolecular synthesis. Course Information: Same as BIOS 454. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 452 or CHEM 452. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture.

 

455 Biochemistry Laboratory (3 hours) Introduction to modern biochemistry & molecular biology research. Includes recombinant DNA techniques, protein purification, site-directed mutagenesis, polymerase chain reaction, enzyme kinetics, protein structure data analysis & molecular graphics. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 222 and CHEM 452. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Laboratory-Discussion.

 

456 Natural Products (3 or 4 hours) Biogenetic approach to secondary metabolites. General principles and selected studies of phenolic compounds, terpenes, alkaloids, and other interesting natural products. Course Information: Same as BIOS 416. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): One year of organic chemistry.

 

458 Biotechnology (3 or 4 hours) Molecular and gene therapy, using small molecules including antisense, aptamers, and proteins. Structure-based drug design. Structural bioinformatics and drug discovery program. High-throughput screening. Combinatorial chemistry technology. Course Information: Same as BIOS 458. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 352 or CHEM 352; or Credit or concurrent registration in BIOS 452 or Credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 452; or consent of the instructor.

 

470 Educ Pract w/ Seminar I (6 hours) The first half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Course Information: Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, and approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

 

471 Educ Pract w/ Seminar II (6 hours) The second half of a two-segment sequence of practice teaching, including seminar, to meet certification requirements for teaching in grades six through twelve. Course Information: Graduate credit only with approval of the department. Prerequisite(s): Good academic standing in a teacher education program, completion of 100 clock hours of pre-student-teaching field experiences, credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 470, and approval of the department. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Conference and one Practice.

 

472 Teaching Methods in Chem (2 or 3 hours) A course in the methods of teaching high school chemistry, including the integration of technology. Course Information: 2 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): 24 semester hours of undergraduate chemistry, including two semesters of laboratory chemistry. Recommended background: ED 210.

 

474 Teaching Chem in High School (1 hours) Modern ways to help beginning learners construct in their own minds an understanding of scientific concepts and scientific method. Emphasis on the concepts of chemistry. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

 

475 Teaching Physical Sciences (3 hours) Provides teacher candidates with the foundation and experience necessary to teach physical sciences in secondary schools. Course Information: Same as PHYS 475. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or above; or approval of the department. Recommended background: Knowledge of first-year college physics and chemistry. Class Schedule: To be properly registered: Students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Laboratory.

 

480 Machining Scientific Equipment (1 hours) Elements of machining scientific equipment, including the use of machine shop tools and technical drawing of scientific apparatus. Course Information: Same as EAES 478 and PHYS 480. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing; and approval of the department.

 

488 Co-op Chemistry Practice (1 hours) Off-campus participation in a governmental or industrial training program. Credit is contingent on the submission of a final report. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. A maximum of 6 hours of CHEM 488, CHEM 492 and CHEM 499 combined may be credited toward departmental undergraduate degree course requirements. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration in LAS 289 or consent of the instructor.

 

492 Independent Study (1 to 2 hours) Individual study under supervision of a faculty member in areas not covered in standard courses. Credit is contingent on the submission of a final report. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. A maximum of 6 hours of CHEM 488, CHEM 492 and CHEM 499 combined may be credited toward departmental undergraduate degree course requirements. Prerequisite(s): 2.50 grade point average in science courses and consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the undergraduate degree and the major.

 

494 Special Topics in Chem (1 to 4 hours) Course content is announced prior to each term in which the course is given. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

 

499 Supervised Research (3 hours) Individual research performed under supervision of a faculty member. Credit is contingent on the submission of a final report. Research experience is strongly encouraged for career students. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. A maximum of 6 hours of CHEM 488, CHEM 492 and CHEM 499 combined may be credited toward departmental undergraduate degree course requirements. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or above, approval of the department, consent of the instructor and a grade point average of 2.50 in science courses; or graduate standing. Recommended background: Credit in CHEM 333 or CHEM 314. Class Schedule Information: This course counts toward the limited number of independent study hours accepted toward the undergraduate degree and the major.

 

500 Faculty Research (1 hours) Mandatory for first-year students. Faculty present their research interests to new graduate students. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

 

510 Inorganic Seminar (1 hours) Discussion of inorganic research from the current literature. Emphasis on student presentations. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

 

514 Advanced Inorganic Chem I (4 hours) The synthesis, structure, and bonding of selected main group and transition metal species. Describes materials science applications of these compounds. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 416 or the equivalent.

 

516 Advanced Inorganic Chem II (4 hours) Structural and descriptive chemistry of the transition elements; spectroscopy and magnetism Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 416 or the equivalent.

 

517 Organometallic Chemistry (4 hours) The fundamental and basic principles of the structure and reactivity of transition metal complexes towards organic molecules. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 432 or the equivalent, and credit or concurrent registration in CHEM 532.

 

518 Advanced Inorganic Chem III (4 hours) Synthesis, structure, bonding, and properties of solid state materials. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 416 or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

 

519 Inorganic Chem Special Topics (3 to 4 hours) Lectures on topics not represented in regularly scheduled courses. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

 

520 Analytical Chem Literature Sem (1 hours) Discussion of analytical chemical research from the current literature. Emphasis upon student presentations. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

 

522 Mass Spect &Surface Analysis (4 hours) Various methods in mass spectrometry. Non-optical applied surface analysis including x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Auger spectroscopy, and scanning probe microscopy. Instrumentation, applications and data analysis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 421 or the equivalent.

 

524 Optical Spectros Analytic Chem (4 hours) Theory and experimental methods in infrared, ultraviolet and visible spectroscopies, both absorption and emission. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 346 and CHEM 421; or consent of the instructor.

 

526 NMR Spectros Analytical Chem (4 hours) Principles governing one- and multi-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; applications of NMR to chemical analysis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 346 and CHEM 421; or the equivalent or consent of the instructor.

 

528 Chemical Separations (4 hours) Fundamentals and recent advances in techniques and technologies for the separation of chemical substances, including both chromotographic and electrophoretic methods. Special emphasis on trace and microscale methods. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 421; or approval of the department.

 

529 Topics in Analytical Chem (3 to 4 hours) Lectures and readings in areas not normally treated in standard courses. Discussion of topics of current interest in analytical chemistry. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

 

530 Organic Chem Literature Seminr (1 hours) Discussion of organic chemical research from the current literature. Emphasis upon student presentations. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

 

531 Organic Structure Detetermin (4 hours) Discussion of principles and modern practice in the elucidation of the structures of organic molecules using NMR, IR, UV, and mass spectrometry. With practical examples. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 234 or the equivalent.

 

532 Adv Organic Chemistry I (4 hours) Introduction to advanced organic chemistry, drawing molecules and mechanisms, FMO theory, stereochemistry, conformational analysis, stereoelectronic effects, selected functional group interconversions. Course Information: Some computer use will be required. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 432 or the equivalent.

 

533 Adv Organic Chemistry II (4 hours) Continues CHEM 532. Chemical literature, chemical bonding, pericyclic reactions, physical organic chemistry, reactive intermediates, organic reaction mechanisms with an emphasis on physical principles. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 532 or the equivalent.

 

534 Advanced Organic Chemistry III (4 hours) Continues CHEM 533. The major reactions in organic chemistry and their uses in organic synthesis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 533 or the equivalent.

 

535 Adv Synthetic Chem (4 hours) Topics include: control of stereochemistry (cyclic + acyclic), synthesis of complex natural and unnatural products (such as alkaloids, terpenes) and new methodologies. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 533.

 

536 Physical Organic Chemistry (4 hours) Theoretical and experimental methods of studying reaction mechanisms, with an emphasis on kinetic methods and linear free energy correlations. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 533 or consent of the instructor.

 

539 Topics in Organic Chemistry (3 to 4 hours) Discussion of topics of currrent interest. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 533.

 

540 Problems in Physical Chemistry (1 hours) Student seminars presented on varied topics in physical chemistry. Special emphasis on the application of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to the solving of problems in molecular structure, dynamics and spectroscopy. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

 

541 Surface Chemistry & Catalysis (4 hours) The physical chemistry of reactions on solid surfaces as they relate to current problems in heterogeneous catalysis. Experimental techniques and methods of data analysis used in modern surface chemistry research. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CHEM 342 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 346; or Grade of C or better in CHEM 340 and Grade of C or better in CHEM 344; and consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: CHEM 542.

 

542 Quantum Mechanics (4 hours) Exact solutions of the Schroedinger equation for simple systems; variational principle and perturbation theory; many-electron atoms and diatomic molecules and their electronic structures; angular momentum. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 346 or the equivalent.

 

543 Molec Spectrosc & Group Theory (4 hours) Group theory and molecular symmetry. Rotations and vibrations of diatomics and polyatomics. Time-dependent quantum mechanics and UV, IR, and NMR spectroscopy. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 542.

 

544 Angulr Momentum in Quant Mech (4 hours) Quantum-mechanical theory of angular momentum. Application to spectroscopy, reaction dynamics, coupling of angular momenta, rotational transformations, graphical methods, Wigner-Eckart theorem, spherical tensors, rotational spectroscopy. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 542 or consent of the instructor.

 

548 Statistical Mechanics (4 hours) Statistical mechanics of molecular systems focused on fundamental principles, theorems, and applications (ensembles, partition functions, distributions, and thermodynamic functions), extended by broad discussions of elementary transport methods. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): One year of undergraduate physical chemistry (342/346 level: thermodynamics, introductory quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics). Recommended background: credit in CHEM 542.

 

549 Topics in Phys Chem (3 to 4 hours) Lectures and readings in areas not normally treated in standard courses. Discussion of topics of current interest in physical chemistry. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

 

550 Biochemistry Seminar (1 hours) Presentation of student papers on current research topics in biochemistry. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only.

 

551 Advanced Biochemistry I (4 hours) Basic and current topics on proteins, including protein structure, protein stability, and protein folding and misfolding, and proteomics. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 454; and CHEM 346 or CHEM 344.

 

552 Chemical Biology (4 hours) Major trends and recent developments in research at the interface of chemistry and biology. Course Information: Same as BIOS 552.

 

554 Bioinorganic Chemistry (4 hours) Structure, function and properties of metal ion coordination centers in metalloproteins, as well as the function of metal ions in enzyme activation and membrane transport. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 415 or CHEM 452.

 

555 Advanced Biochemistry II (4 hours) The structure of nucleic acids and the role and processing of nucleic acids in various aspects of genetic regulation. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 454.

 

557 Biophysical Methods (4 hours) Basic principles and practical applications of a wide-range of state-of-art biophysical methods, including structural analysis and imaging, which are essential in current biological research and biotechnology. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 340 or CHEM 342.

 

558 Biophysical Chemistry (4 hours) The role of molecular interactions in determining the structure and function of complex biological systems, and the use of modern experimental techniques to study these interactions and systems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHEM 452 or consent of the instructor.

 

559 Topics in Biochemistry (3 to 4 hours) Selected topics of current interest in biochemistry. Course Information: Same as BIOS 559. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): CHEM 454 or BIOS 454 or consent of the instructor.

 

572 Teaching Meth in Chem (3 hours) Special problems and techniques, including audio-visual methods, lecture demonstrations, the use of computers and the design of experiments. Course Information: May be repeated. A maximum of 3 hours may be credited toward departmental course requirements for the M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemistry. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

 

590 Current Probs in Chem Resrch (2 hours) In-depth discussion and analysis of selective aspects of contemporary research with particular emphasis on research carried out in the department. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

 

592 Chemical Research (3 to 6 hours) Guided research on selected topics in analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry or biochemistry. Course Information: Satistactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Recommended Background: BA or BS in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

 

598 Master's Thesis Research (16 hours) Master's thesis work under the superision of a faculty member. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

 

599 PhD Thesis Research (16 hours) Ph.D. thesis work under the superision of a faculty member. Course Information: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.