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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

CHEMISTRY (CHEM)

419-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Selected advanced topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 361a; consent of instructor.

431-3 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS. Theory and methods of modern instrumental analytical techniques and instrumentation. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 361a; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 435.

435-1 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY. Laboratory practice in spectroscopic and other instrumental techniques. One four-hour lab per week. Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in CHEM 431.

439-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. Selected advanced topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 331; 335; 361a; consent of instructor.

441-3 PHYSICAL ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Chemical equilibria; kinetics; structure-reactivity relationships as methods for determining mechanisms of organic reactions. Prerequisites: CHEM 241b; 361a.

444-3 ORGANIC REACTIONS. Emphasis on monofunctional compounds and synthesis. Topics not covered in elementary courses. Prerequisite: CHEM 241b.

445-2 NMR OPERATION, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, AND ANALYSIS. Current practices in the operation, experimental design, and analysis of modern NMR spectroscopy. Prerequisites: CHEM 241b, CHEM 361a, consent of instructor.

446-1 ORGANIC SPECTRAL ANALYSIS. Use of modern spectral techniques to analyze the structure of organic compounds. Various types of spectroscopy (NMR, IR, UV-Vis, MS) along with computer techniques will be employed in a step-wise manner to identify compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 241b, 361a, consent of instructor.

449-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Selected advanced topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 241b; 361a; consent of instructor.

451a,b-6 (3,3) BIOCHEMISTRY. Life processes at molecular level. (a) Enzymes and proteins; (b) Intermediary metabolism, transmission of hereditary information. Prerequisite: CHEM 241b.

455-2 EXPERIMENTAL METHODS IN BIOCHEMISTRY. Current practices in biochemistry. Microcomputer-assisted data treatment, graphics, statistical methods, and data acquisition. Two three-hour laboratory periods per week. Prerequisites: CHEM 245b; concurrent enrollment in CHEM 451a.

459-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY. Selected advanced topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 361a; consent of instructor.

469-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Selected advanced topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 361b; consent of instructor.

471-3 PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY. Chemical and Biological effects of toxic substances in living organisms at the molecular and cellular level. Topics: routes of entry, mechanism of action, effects, antidotes. Prerequisites: organic chemistry; graduate standing; or consent of instructor.

479-1 to 3 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY. Selected advanced topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: CHEM 241b; consent of instructor.

511-3 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Modern treatment of recent theoretical and experimental advances in interpretation of bonding and reactivity in inorganic compounds. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

519-1 to 3 ADVANCED TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Topics selected by instructor (magnetic resonance, rare earths, inorganic reaction mechanisms, etc.). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

531-3 ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. Phenomena utilized, acid-base equilibria, activity, nonaqueous solvents, multiple equilibria, complexation, precipitation, electrochemistry, and instrumental methods. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

539-1 to 3 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY. Topics selected by instructor (chelation, chromatography, electrochemistry and analytical spectroscopy, etc.). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

541-3 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Covalent bonding, structure, stereochemistry, reactions, reaction mechanisms, substituent effects, correlation of physical and chemical properties, physical methods. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

549-1 to 3 ADVANCED TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Topics selected by instructor (photochemistry, heterocyclic chemistry, steroid chemistry, etc.). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

551-3 ADVANCED BIOCHEMISTRY. Modern treatment of biological chemistry including, but not limited to, three-dimensional structure of enzymes, mechanism of coenzymatic action, allosteric effects, physical methods for studying biological systems. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

559-1 to 3 ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY. Topics selected by instructor (enzymology, metabolism, nucleic acids, etc.). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

561-3 ADVANCED PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Modern concepts and applications selected from thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, kinetics, molecular modeling, and macromolecular perspective. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

569-1 to 3 ADVANCED TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. Topics selected by instructor (molecular modeling, phase diagrams, surface chemistry, etc.). May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

575-1 GRADUATE SEMINAR. Two advanced level talks required by all graduate students. Attendance at seminar is required of all full time students. Must be taken twice for credit.

594-3 CHEMISTRY TEACHING METHODS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL. Current teaching and resource materials. Ways to teach different chemical topics, problem solving techniques, and societal issues. Preparing for inquiry and laboratory activities. Safety concerns. Prerequisites: previous or concurrent enrollment in CI 315a; consent of instructor.

596-1 to 4 ADVANCED CHEMICAL PROBLEMS. Individual study of problem under direction of graduate faculty member. Should be completed in one or two semesters. May be repeated to a maximum of 4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

597-1 to 9 CHEMICAL RESEARCH. Directed research on significant problem, normally to extend over more than two semesters. May be repeated without limit, but only 9 hours will be accepted toward minimum 30 required for MS degree. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

599-1 to 6 THESIS. Directed research to satisfy thesis requirement for MS degree. Graduate Committee must approve topic and thesis adviser. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of thesis adviser.

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