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Chemistry (CHEM)


5110 LAB MANAGEMENT AND SAFETY (2 credits) Laboratory management concepts, safety information concerning chemical substances.

5140 CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY (3 credits) Chemical principles in toxicology. Design of environmentally safer chemicals; quantitative analysis of the toxicity of various molecules.

5210 INTERPRETATION OF SPECTRAL DATA (2 credits) Systematic identification of chemical structures utilizing data from mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

5320 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as advanced synthesis, advanced reaction mechanisms, polymers, and natural products. May be repeated when topic is changed.

5411 BIOCHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Chemical principles governing metabolic functions and genetics.

5412 BIOCHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Continuation of CHEM 5411. Chemical principles governing metabolic functions and genetic materials.

5420 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOCHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymology, nucleic acids, metabolism, toxicology, and biochemical lab techniques. May be repeated when topic is changed. Prerequiste: CHEM 5411.

5471 BIOCHEMISTRY LAB I (1 credit) Laboratory techniques pertaining to biochemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 5411

5472 BIOCHEMISTRY LAB II (1 credit) Continuation of laboratory techniques pertaining to biochemistry. Corequisite: CHEM 5412.

5510 INSTRUMENTAL METHODS OF ANALYSIS (3 credits) Theory and applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Prerequisite: CHEM 5712.

5520 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as mass spectrometry, NMR, electrochemistry, chemical separations, and computerized instrument interfaces.

5571 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY I (1 credit) Experimental applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis.

5572 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY II (1 credit) Experimental applications of instrumental methods of chemical analysis. Continuation of CHEM 5571. Prerequisite: CHEM 5571.

5711 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Fundamental understanding of chemical and physical properties of atoms and molecules through quantum mechanical and classical approaches.

5712 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Fundamental understanding of chemical and physical properties of atoms and molecules through quantum mechanical and classical approaches. Prerequisite: CHEM 5711.

5720 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as kinetics, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, and molecular modeling.

5771 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB I (1 credit) Physical chemistry laboratory applications. Corequisite: CHEM 5711.

5772 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LAB II (1 credit) Physical chemistry laboratory applications. Continuation of CHEM 5771. Prerequisite: CHEM 5771, and corequisite CHEM 5712.

5811 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3 credits) Theoretical approach to the principles of inorganic chemistry. Integration of theory and descriptive chemistry.

5812 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3 credits) Continuation of the study of the theoretical approaches to the principles of inorganic chemistry.

5820 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (1-3 credits) Selected topics such as organometallics, catalysis, bioinorganic chemistry, and materials chemistry.

5871 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (1 credit) Laboratory oriented approach emphasizing techniques of preparative inorganic chemistry. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 5711.

5872 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II (1 credit) Laboratory oriented approach emphasizing techniques of preparative inorganic chemistry. Continuation of CHEM 5871. Prerequisite or corequisite: CHEM 5871.

6010 ORGANIC MECHANISMS (2 credits) A detailed study of mechanisms of various types of organic reactions.

6020 CHEMICAL BONDING (2 credits) General introduction to bonding theory and quantum chemistry at the intermediate level, designed for the non-specialist in theoretical chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 5711.

6040 KINETICS (2 credits) Studies of chemical reactions from the standpoint of rate and mechanism. Prerequisite: CHEM 5711.

6420 INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING CHEMISTRY (2 credits) A study of recent innovations in teaching chemistry in the secondary school. Prerequisite: Teaching certification in chemistry.

6510 INSTRUMENTAL METHODS (3 credits) A course on the function and use of scientific instrumentation.

6920 DIRECTED GROUP STUDY (1 credit) The following description may apply: A review of the current literature emphasizing interests of the individual student.


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