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CHEMISTRY (CHM)

 

CHM  405/505           Cr. 3

Advanced Synthesis Laboratory

Synthesis, characterization and separation techniques are applied to organic and inorganic compounds. Applications of nuclear magnetic resonance, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry and computerized searching of the chemical literature are included. Independent projects with multi-step syntheses are assigned to students. Lect. 1, Lab. 6. Prerequisites: CHM 304 and 305. Offered Sem. II

 

CHM 412/512            Cr. 3

Environmental Chemistry

An interdisciplinary study that explores the role of chemistry in environmental quality. The course examines scientific, political, economic, social and moral issues related to topics such as energy, pollution, resource management and population. The applications of scientific methodologies and chemical principles to the analysis of environmental problems will be emphasized. Prerequisite: three semesters of chemistry. Offered Sem. II.

 

CHM  417/517           Cr. 3

Biochemistry I

A study of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other chemical components of biological systems, emphasizing the regulation and coordination of intra- and intercellular chemical processes. Laboratory emphasis is on techniques utilized in protein isolation and characterization. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Students with credit in CHM 325 cannot earn credit in CHM 417/517. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM  418/518           Cr. 3

Biochemistry II

A continuation of the study of enzymes, nucleic acids, and other chemical components of biological systems emphasizing catabolic and anabolic processes. Laboratory emphasizes protein purification and characterization. Lect. 2, Lab. 3. Prerequisite: CHM 417. Offered  Sem. II.

 

CHM  421/521           Cr. 1-3

Advanced Topics in Chemistry

An advanced topic in chemistry based on appropriate prior work in physical chemistry, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry. Lecture and laboratory will be adapted to the topic being taught. May be repeated for credit when different topic is presented. Prerequisites will be determined based on topic offered and include a minimum of three semesters of chemistry courses. Repeatable for credit — no maximum. Offered occasionally.

 

CHM  422/522           Cr. 3

Polymer Chemistry

A study of synthetic high molecular weight

materials of practical application in industry or of theoretical interest in chemistry. Representative polymer systems are examined with respect to the effect of molecular weight, weight distribution, and structure on physical properties. The choice of monomeric starting materials and mechanisms of polymerization are examined in detail. Methods of characterizing macromolecules are surveyed. Lect. 2, Lab 2. Prerequisite: CHM 304; CHM 309 highly recommended. Offered alternate years.

 

CHM  424/524           Cr. 3

Spectroscopy

A survey of important spectroscopic methods used in chemistry; infrared, proton and carbon-13 NMR, ultraviolet, and mass spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on structure determination and hands-on experience with chemical instrumentation. Lect. 2, Lab. 2. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or 304. Offered alternate years.

 

CHM  530      Cr. 4

Chemistry in the Health Sciences

The application of chemical principles to the health sciences. Topics include, but not limited to chemistry of drugs,, topical and inhalation anesthetics, and pH regulation. Lect. 4. Prerequisites: CHM 104 and experience in one of the health science professions. Enrollment will be limited to identified health science professionals.

 

CHM  431/531           Cr. 3

Inorganic Chemistry

A survey of the theories of atomic structure, chemical bonding and structure and the relationship of these theories to inorganic reactions, mechanisms and coordination compounds. Also presented are the concepts of acid-base theory, non-aqueous solution chemistry, and topics of current interest in inorganic chemistry; organo-metallics, inorganic polymers, cluster  compounds, etc. Prerequisite: CHM 300 or CHM 304 or concurrent enrollment in CHM 304. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM  441/541           Cr. 4

Instrumental Analysis

A study of the theory and principles of chemical instrumentation including the application of  basic electronics, spectroscopy, separation science and electroanalytical methods of chemical analysis. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisite:

CHM 301.

 

CHM  461/561           Cr. 4

Nuclear Chemistry

A study of the decay of radioactive nuclides with emphasis on the theory of nuclear decay. Laboratory will include the study of the detection of radiation, methods of radio analysis and the safe handling of unsealed radioactive sources. Lect. 3, Lab. 3. Prerequisites: four semesters of chemistry courses. Students with credit in CHM 361 cannot earn credit in CHM 461/561. Offered Sem. I.

 

CHM  789      Cr. 1-3

Directed Study

Independent study under the direction and supervision of a chemistry faculty member. Admission by consent of the chemistry departmental staff. Repeatable for credit — maximum 6.


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